Gal Costa - Gal [1969]

Wow, this is amazing.
Coming from DHint's recommendation, this might be the coolest piece of psychedelia I hadn't heard before. I honestly have a hard time believing that this is from 1969.


The fuzziest, wahiest guitars jump in and out from the driving drums and delayed vocals, while woodwinds and tight percussion keep it all grounded in Tropicalia.

Goddamn, this's been a fun genre to explore.

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10 Responses so far.

  1. you should hear a guy named Jorge Ben Jor.. an album named 'a tábua de esmeralda' and Caetano Veloso with the only album I like named 'Transa'

  2. DHint says:

    Transa is definitely Veloso's Best album by far but for first timers to the genre I feel his first two albums are a better introduction to his body of work . I really find his and Gilberto Gil's bio fascinating. Thanks for the post Will. More people need to be aware of all the wonderful music that comes from Brazil.

  3. DHint says:

    Will, My Personal Favorite Brazilian Albums are Gal Costa's Live album, Fa-Tal - Gal a Todo Vapor (1971), http://www.mediafire.com/?6kare9a0pa21k62

    And Os Mutantes - A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado (1971), http://www.mediafire.com/?hjtejhyh1ex

    There are so many Brazilian artists from this scene that are worth listening to its my favorite genre. I hope I havent been too wordy in these comments.

  4. Will says:

    Radical!
    Checking them both out!

  5. You should start from the very beginning: "Tropicália - Ou Panis Et Circensis". Check it out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropic%C3%A1lia:_ou_Panis_et_Circencis
    and download it http://www.mediafire.com/?inc3o6pksxpm6vm
    Try also Os Mutantes albuns from 1968 to 1972.
    Have fun!

  6. Will says:

    Goddammit, the fucking perfect albums don't stop. And "Ou Panis Et Circensis" has fucking everyone I like on it.
    I'm loving it all. You're all great for sharing your favorites.
    What could we do to make this site more sharing-friendly? I love when it becomes more than a "here's some music I like" type of exchange, 'cause WFLM has some supremely knowledgeable readers.
    Suggestions?

  7. Lana says:

    This is pretty unreal, thanks!

  8. And you should try Secos E Molhados!

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