[Music] Ze Roberto – Lotus 72 D

Much respect to Mr. Bongo Records for releasing a track considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of Brazilian pop, Ze Roberto’s classic Lotus 72 D, a paean to Formula 1 race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi, who was crowned world champion in 1972.

Apparently, the fast version of this song is the one that is most well-known, yet it seems that version was pitched up.  Track 1 is the correct version, but both are included in this 7-inch.

[Music] Various Artists: The Blog That Celebrates Itself: Girl Groups – The Underground Versions

The Blog That Celebrates Itself (TBTCI) has become one of my go-to labels for great covers of indie and post-punk music done in a style not unlike shoegaze music. This one is a gem because the theme is girl groups, and each of these Brazilian unknowns does a stand-up job reworking the originals into something quite modern-sounding,