Available on Rerun!
Two cassette classics available again!
No matter who he's on stage or recording with at the moment, Paul Caporino alone has always been New Orleans based legends M.O.T.O., aka Masters of the Obvious. He formed the band in 1981, and has been playing an infectious blend of garage, '70s punk rock and Brill Building worthy pop ever since.
When the band didn't record or play as much as Paul would have liked those first few years, he turned to his 4-track. He put down all vocals, guitar and bass tracks over a toy, Mattel Synsonics drum machine. Initially, these recordings were only planned as demos of new songs, but Paul was so satisfied with the results, he decided to release them to the public. M.O.T.O. would go on to release more than fifteen cassette albums from 1985-1999. Each one filled with an abundance of dick jokes and social commentary alike. They were met with rave reviews from indie 'zines, which helped Paul build a rabid, worldwide fan base.
BOLT! was released as the second M.O.T.O. cassette. The tracks were recorded on Lent in 1986, and the final edit was "The Best of Lent Tapes" or simply BOLT! The lead off track "Dick About It" is a fan favorite and is still played regularly in live sets to this day. A vinyl pressing of BOLT! was released in Germany as a very limited vinyl pressing in the mid-'90s, but that's been tough to find since. When we decided to put BOLT! back in print 27 years after its original release, we had M.O.T.O.'s head producer Garret Hammond remaster the album from Paul's original master tapes for maximum (minimum?) lo-fi bliss! That's 20 songs in about 47minutes of classic M.O.T.O. pressed on thick black vinyl, in an edition of 500 copies.
M.O.T.O.-E Pluribus M.O.T.O. LP
19th Anniversary Edition! (2012-RERUN #015)
Paul Caporino (as 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 social commentary. The music is lo-fi, hook laden pop...well, except for fun, yet warped distractions like "Cancer In My Dick" and "Transformoto," like on this album.
E Pluribus M.O.T.O. was originally released in 1993, while Paul was living in Chicago. It was one of the first cassettes of what would be a very productive period for M.O.T.O. in the '90s. A slightly abbreviated version (due to time restrictions) was released as an obscenely small vinyl pressing by a German label in the mid '90s. Copies of that vinyl have been known to fetch over $100!
Rerun is pleased to bring you a special 19th Anniversary Edition reissue of E PLuribus M.O.T.O.! We've even been able to add a couple tracks the German vinyl from the '90s didn't have, and it's been remastered by M.O.T.O.'s head producer Garret Hammond from Paul's original master tapes for maximum fuzziness! Pressed on thick black vinyl, in an edition of 500 copies.
EUROPEAN WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS: Wholesale distribution on this and RERUN #014 - BOLT! and RERUN #015 - E Pluribus M.O.T.O. is available to you through Blast of Silence Records in Finland. Please contact Ilari at email@example.com for pricing and ordering info. Both LPs will be available in Europe approximately July 1st...hopefully sooner**
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M.O.T.O.-No Sleep ´Til Turku LP/CD
(2012-Blast of Silence/Svart/Airiston Punk-Levyt)
Hard-On Rock´n Roll! New Orleans based garage punk / power pop legends M.O.T.O. are back with their tenth full length album. The Record is co-released by Airiston Punk-Levyt, Blast of Silence Records and Svart Records – all hailing from Turku, Finland. The songs on this album were recorded in studio “Dwyers” earlier this year while the primus motor of the band, Paul Caporino, visited Finland (early January 2012). The album was later mixed and mastered by Caporinos trusted man, Garret Hammond (Kill MOTO, Raw Power, etc), in Downers Grove, IL, USA. This time Paul Caporino brings you wore-down catchy and up-tempo tunes with a lo-fi, under produced sound guaranteed to rock your socks off! Visitors in this album consist from the cream of the alternative scene in Finland: Niila Kunnari (Boredom Boys, God Given Ass, The Heartburns) on drums, Kerttu Vauras (Khatarina, Kovaa Rasvaa) on guest vocals in “Big Emotional Life” and Mikko Luukko (Sweatmaster) on guitar – just to name a few. After 30 years Caporino still delivers and M.O.T.O. is very much alive and kicking! They don't regard him as the “Beatles of punk rock” for nothing! The most important genre release of 2012 so far?
Vinyl LP pressed on virgin black vinyl and housed in a heavy gatefold jacket.
CD packaged in a standard jewel case with promo/hype sticker on front.
I've Never Had a Glass Lie To Me
Tell Me All About The World
Guitars Are Like Clothes
But When The Night Comes
I Wanna Know Everything You Know
Don't Be in No Rush ('Cuz There's No Hurry)
I Don't Have A Life
What'll Happen When The Noise Goes Off?
Who's This We?
Upramp Of Your Love
I Know You Gotta Do The Things You Do, But Why Do You Gotta Do 'em To Me?
Living On A Battleship
Hard On Rock 'n' Roll
Looking Hard For Something Soft
Big Emotional Life
M.O.T.O.-No Way Street LP
(2012-Blast Of Silence Records/Svart Records)
No Way Street is the last album Paul recorded with his usual Chicago, full band line-up before moving back to New Orleans. It sat in limbo for a couple years before Blast of Silence and Svart got involved, but we're happy it's available for public consumption now. Finnish only release.
Finally on wax! From the composing pen of a songwriting genius that is Paul Caporino, comes yet another bunch of timelessly catchy, uptempo, pieces of sheer brilliance. This is lo-fi garage punk like it´s supposed to be done! Including the hit singles such as ”No Way Street”, ”Countdown To Menopause”, ”Catamaran” and ”Thong Fever” this album wont let you down.
A1 No Way Street 3:41
A2 Ain't No Modern Day Robin Hood 2:08
A3 Redivider 2:12
A4 Blast Of Silence 1:43
A5 I Talk In Cliches 2:53
A6 Doing The Things We Want To Do 3:45
A7 Here Comes My Heart 1:55
B1 Climb Up The Eiffel Tower 2:07
B2 Catamaran 1:51
B3 Countdown To Menopause 1:43
B4 She's Gone Nuts 1:58
B5 Thong Fever 2:57
B6 Berwyn Rocks 2:03
B7 You And Me Both 2:22
B8 Cincinnati 2:53
M.O.T.O.-Live In Turku CASSETTE
(2012-Blast Of Silence Records)
Recorded near the start of Paul's 2011-2012 European tour. Live at Klubi (Ilta) in Turku, Finland on September 16, 2011 with a drummer who won't play Slade! Hand numbered edition of 144 copies. Rerun is the exclusive North American source for this release and we have the last copies available anywhere!
Blast of Silence says:
Too much, too soon? Blast of Silences second treat hits the fan already while the “No Way Street” LP is still steaming hot! M.O.T.O. “Live in Turku” (BOS002) proves the magic of Paul Caporino in its full glory! Were you there that night? The Night M.O.T.O. hit Turku for the first time? Includes raw and uncompromising versions of the hits such as: “I Hate My Fucking Job”, “Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance To The Radio”, “Metal Man”, “Magic Words”, “The Chicks Can Tell” and “2-4-6-8 Rock´n Roll”.
A1 All Set
A3 Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance To The Radio
A4 Breaking Up Is The Hardest Thing
A5 Big Emotional Life
A6 Metal Man
A7 Magic Words
A8 Love Back
A9 It´s So Big It´s Fluorescent
A10 Straighten It Out
A11 It Tastes Just Like A Milkshake
A12 I Hate My Fucking Job
B1 The Chicks Can Tell
B2 Meet Me By The Flagpole
B3 Choking On Your Insides
B4 Deliver Deliver Deliver
B5 Gonna Get Drunk Tonight
B6 Countdown To Menopause
B7 I Am A Bomb
B8 We Are The Rats
B9 Crystalize My Penis
B10 2-4-6-8 Rock´n Roll
B11 God Bless The World For A Drunken Girls
M.O.T.O.-Battle of the Band - Greatest Hits 1988-2005 CD
2007-Aarght! Records (Australia)
The ultimate M.O.T.O. dance party disc! This one's just about busting the 80minute CD capacity! Thirty one, count 'em...thirty one big-time smash hits spanning almost two decades. Hand picked for your dining and dancing pleasure. Some for the first time on CD! This was released only in Australia and didn't get much North American distribution to begin with. We thought it had long sold out, but there was one last case of CDs stashed in Aarght!'s closet when we inquired. We have the final copies of this release, and it will not be reissued.
Choking On Your Insides
Countdown To Menopause
Crystallize My Penis
Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance To The Radio
Dick About It
Floating On A Cloud Of Love
Getting It Up For Physics
Gonna Get Drunk Tonight
I Can't Stop It
I Hate My Fucking Job
I Wanna Stick Myself
I Won't Give It Up Until You're Mine
I'm On Your Side I'm On It
If Nobody Else Will
It Tastes Just Like A Milkshake
It's So Big It's Flourescent
Meet Me By The Flagpole
Midnight At The Guantanamo Room
Month Of Sundays
Places We Used To Go
River Of Death
Satan Always Calls Collect
Street Where Love Lives
(We Are The) Rats
We're Going To Destroy The Earth
Where's My Money At?