Arnaud Rodrigues — Sete De Setenta E Oito
from Som do Paulinho (1976)
Yeah, I know.. I have a soft spot for the sounds of Brazil in the 70s. This is a great track from Arnaud Rodrigues, comedian, actor, and as it happens, quite an accomplished songwriter too. He’s also part of the tropicalia jesters Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos, whom I posted about recently.
Anyway this track starts with fireworks, a celebration, and then those backing vocals come in. The sounds of disco trying to crawl from the primordial soup. Lovely, really.
Can’t say the same for his outfit on the cover…that’s where the comedy comes in, I guess.