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Rita Lee – Hoje é o primeiro dia do resto da sua vida

Hoje é o primeiro dia do resto da sua vida

Rita LeeHoje é o primeiro dia do resto da sua vida Polydor 2451.017 (1972)


More or less an Os Mutantes album that was supposedly released under singer Rita Lee’s name when the band’s record label balked at the band releasing too much material in close succession.  While for many the band was at its peak in the late 1960s, I find their early recordings to be too ornate, crammed full of showy and self-indulgent flights of (absurdist) fancy — they were better backing other stars of Tropicália.  Going in a quite different direction, Hoje é o primeiro dia do resto da sua vida (English translation: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”) sounds like an early 1970s Doors album that is better, and quirkier, than what the Doors could manage.