Secos & Molhados

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Secos e Molhados in 1973: Ney Matogrosso, Gerson Conrad and João Ricardo.

Secos & Molhados was an innovative Brazilian band formed in 1971 that helped launch singer Ney Matogrosso's career. The other two members were João Ricardo, founder and main songwriter of the group, and Gerson Conrad. Though this first line-up was short-lived - only two albums were released, one in 1973 and one in 1974 - the band was very successful and remains highly influential. Matogrosso's unusual high-pitched voice helped create a distinct identity as well as the band's eccentric heavy make-up and outfits (developed by Matogrosso himself, with influences ranging from Brazilian indigenous peoples to kabuki theater). As much of the rock made since the Tropicália, Secos & Molhados' style was one marked by a broad fusion of styles, which included glam rock, MPB, fado and experimental music, among others. Most lyrics for both studio albums were adapted from the work of poets such as Manuel Bandeira and Vinicius de Moraes.

From 1974 onwards, the group remained active with only João Ricardo as the only steady member. They have released several albums through the years. Their most recent release is an autobiographic cd called "Chato-boy", featuring founding member João Ricardo with the addition of a new member, guitarist Daniel Iasbeck.



  • Secos & Molhados - (1973)
  • Secos & Molhados Gravado Ao Vivo no Maracanãzinho - (1974) (Live - 1974)
  • Secos & Molhados (II) - (1974)
  • Secos e Molhados (III) - (1978)
  • Secos e Molhados (IV) - (1980)
  • A Volta do Gato Preto - (1988)
  • Teatro? - (1999)
  • Memória Velha - (2000)
  • Ouvido Nu - (2003)
  • Puto - (2007)
  • Chato-boy - (2011)


  1. ^ MACIEL, Luiz Carlos. SÉRIE DOIS MOMENTOS - Secos & Molhados, CD booklet.

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