They operated in a complex social moment, in which the global countercultural youth and political movements of the late 60s clashed with the military regime which had taken power in Brazil through a U.S.-backed military coup in 1964.
The original trio recorded five albums as Os Mutantes (with a sixth being released under Rita Lee’s name due to contractual reasons) before Lee left to pursue a solo career; the remaining members recorded two more albums before disbanding in 1978. Os Mutantes began touring again in 2006, with Dias as the sole original member.
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