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Saturday 22 August 2020

Portugal: The Band

Have you recovered from yesterday's George-induced extravaganza yet? Several of my senses are still shook up (in a good way), and at least one of them may be permanently discombobulated. 

Tucked away in the midst of that cavalcade of sounds was a note from me mentioning that I would be following up with a post on a particular Portuguese band. 

This is that post, and Quarteto 1111 is that band. Considered by many (possibly) to be the founding fathers of Portuguese psych, they made a couple of cracking singles in 1970. These are they. 

"Todo O Mundo E Ninguém" - Quarteto 1111

"Back To The Country" - Quarteto 1111

The lead singer Jose Cid went on to have successful solo career, the highlight of which was perhaps his 1978 rock opera "10,000 Anos Depois Entre Venus e Marte" (10,000 Years Later Between Venus and Mars).

Well it was either that or his appearance at Eurovision two years later.

1 comment:

  1. In the Eurovision clip he is dressed like a Portuguese Orange Walk participant!