Tom Ze - Todos Os Olhos LP


Label: Polysom

The fourth LP from Brazilian legend Tom Zé, released in 1973. The joke with this one is that the album art, which looks like an eyeball, is actually a photo of a marble shoved up someone's anus – a little jab at the Brazilian dictatorship's office of censorship, which apparently didn't recognize a mirror when they saw one. Ze's nutty side comes dancing to the fore here, with some of his more playful, deliberately challenging arrangements. Lots of clinky, clattering percussion, dangling guitar notes and a spiritedly goofy vocal chorus.

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