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M.O.T.O. - Ampeg Stud LP


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M.O.T.O.-Ampeg Stud LP

(2016-RERUN #025)

No matter who he's on stage or recording with at the moment, Paul Caporino alone has always been M.O.T.O., aka Masters of the Obvious. He formed the band in 1981 in New Orleans and has been playing an infectious blend of garage, '70s punk rock and Brill Building worthy pop ever since.

M.O.T.O. released more than fifteen cassette albums from 1985-1999. Virtually all were fuzzy 4-track cassette recordings with Paul layering guitar, bass and vocals over a crude drum machine. The lyrics are filled with dick jokes, love themes and smart-assed social commentary. The music is lo-fi, hook laden pop. Familiar at the first listen, and it only grows on you from there.

Ampeg Stud was released in 1995 as a cassette-only album. Paul assembled a top-notch band while in Chicago, and most songs from Ampeg Stud would become long-time fan favorites and set staples. It almost plays like the demos for a greatest hits collection.

Rerun Records is pleased to bring you this classic recording for the very first time on vinyl. Remastered by M.O.T.O.'s head producer Garret Hammond from the original master tapes for maximum fuzziness. Pressed on thick black vinyl in a limited edition of 500 copies.