M.O.T.O.-Ampeg Stud LP
2016-Rerun Records (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.

Pressing info:
500 copies on black vinyl. There is also a test press edition of 20 hand numbered copies with alternate art.

M.O.T.O.-MOTOERECTUS LP
2016-Rerun Records (RERUN #026)

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.

MOTOERECTUS was released in very limited quantities in 1987. This album represents some of M.O.T.O.'s last 4-track recordings before relocating to Boston. Although it's still showing much of the New Orleans/early years goofiness, there are a handful of tracks hinting at the slightly more serious pop sensibilities to come with M.O.T.O.'s '90s and beyond releases.

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.

Pressing info:

500 copies on black vinyl. There is also a test press edition of 20 hand numbered copies with alternate art.

THE ONES-The Ones 7”+CD set
2014-Rerun/Hyped to Death Records (RERUN #021/022)

Ozone was started in 1975 by a couple of high school kids from the Northwest side of Milwaukee, WI. They were the hardest rockin’ teenage band in town, playing full sets of original material in the vein of their musical heroes the Stooges, KISS and AC/DC to packed high school parties and teen dances. When they heard the Ramones debut in 1976, Ozone settled into a solid Punk ROCK sound. With no chance for a band like them to get signed, especially in Milwaukee, there were no pretentions. Just informed meat n' potatoes rock n' roll, sans any boogie or bar-band licks. After a finding the perfect line up and a couple more years of extensive rehearsal, gigs and song writing, dedication paid off and they smashed the competition at a big-time battle of area bands in late 1979. Part of the grand prize package was studio time and the release of a 45rpm single. Still called Ozone up until that point, a name change was necessary when they learned of an established group using the same moniker. The “Short Dress” b/w “Tightrope” 45 was released in 1980 on Blue Ribbon Records under their new name, The Ones. Both sides are blazing Punk n' Roll but with little to no distribution or promotion, hardly anybody noticed it at the time. Being issued without a picture sleeve didn’t help matters. Copies seemed to disappear from sight along with the band, making it one of the rarest and most sought after 45s from any Wisconsin band ever. Copies have changed hands for upwards of $800 online. "Tightrope" was later bootlegged on the Staring Down the Barrel comp LP, making demand even greater. The Ones folded shortly after the record was issued when band leader and driving force Clancy Carroll decided to change musical directions. He would go on to form the much-loved garage/punk/pop band the Dominoes with ex-Haskels guitarist Gerard LaValliere and continue to play in area indie bands through the '90s.


Originally intended to be two separate releases, we’ve decided to package them together as The Ones SET to make sure all you vinyl-only folks got to hear the great unreleased material on the CD. The set includes the CD (in a standard jewel case), limited 7” and two 1” pin-back buttons with the Ones and Ozone logos. The set comes packaged as one unit in a 7” sized, flapped poly bag. The CD is also available separately.

"Short Dress” b/w “Tightrope” 7” RECORD (RERUN #021)
A newly remastered vinyl reissue of the nearly impossible to find “Short Dress” b/w “Tightrope” 45 from 1980 in a limited pressing of 500 copies on thick, black vinyl. It comes in a full-color glued pocket sleeve with an insert featuring liner notes by band leader Clancy Carroll and previously unpublished photos. Available only as part of the Ones SET with the CD and two buttons.

THE ONES-The Ones 5” COMPACT DISC (RERUN #022)
18 tracks and over an hour of blazing Punk n’ Roll on the increasingly unpopular CD format. This packed to the gills CD collects the “Short Dress” b/w ”Tightrope” 45 along with unreleased studio demos plus rehearsal and live recordings from 1978-1980. The 12-panel fold-out insert features extensive liner notes by band leader Clancy Carroll along with oodles of unpublished photos and ephemera. Audio remastered by Chuck Warner and co-released with his Hyped To Death Records.

Pressing info:
500 copies of the 7" on black vinyl. 1000 CDs manufactured, 500 for the 7"+CD set and 500 sold on their own. There is also a 7" test press edition of 10 hand numbered copies with alternate art.

The Lubricants- “Activated Energy” b/w “Transformation Vacation” 7”
2014-Rerun Records (RERUN #023)

Milwaukee, WI always seemed to be ahead of the curve when it came to great music, especially with the proto-punk/art/noise-rock bands that morphed into just about every cool or at least noteworthy ’77-’83 indie band in town. The Lubricants were no exception and one of the best of the bunch. They formed at the Dawn of Punk and were the most ferocious band in town. They went through multiple line-up changes, but it all centered around founder and mastermind Leroy Buth. In 1980, they booked time at A.T.A. Studios in Chicago and cut the “Activated Energy” b/w “Transformation Vacation” 45. Two killer Punk sides with perfectly in-the-red production. Both songs ooze some of the most searing guitar leads committed to vinyl since Raw Power. The record came out on their own Relative Records that same year. It was the only release during the Lubricants original run. The original single has been very tough to find and fetching big money for years. In the late ‘90s, the inclusion of “Activated Energy” on a volume of the bootleg compilation series Killed By Death and a poorly done counterfeit pressing drew even more demand for the record. A collection of Lubricants studio material was self released by the band on CD, which also appeared as a very limited vinyl pressing out of Italy.

Rerun presents a high quality reissue of this Milwaukee Punk classic in a limited pressing of 500 copies on thick, black vinyl. The audio has been remastered and it comes in a glued pocket sleeve with a double sided insert including rare photos and ephemera plus liner notes by Glenn Rehse of Plasticland.

Pressing info:

500 on black vinyl. There is also a test press edition of 10 hand-numbered copies in a sleeve with alternate art.

The Executives-7”EP
2016-Rerun/Danger Records (RERUN #028/DR-024)

Remastered reissue of the sole release by The Executives from San Diego, CA. Four short blasts of hyperactive teen ModPunk. Originally released in 1980 on the mysterious Radio Active Records. One of the rarest Punk 7”s from Southern California, and if you find a copy with a picture sleeve, it’ll cost a mortgage payment or two. This long overdue reissue replicates the original B&W sleeve art, along with a fold-out insert featuring previously unpublished photos and liner notes. Co-released by Rerun Records and Danger Records (France.)

Pressing info:

Two pressings exist. First is 500 copies on black vinyl, half of them distributed in Europe by Danger. The second is 500 more, sold solely by Rerun. There is also a test press edition of 15 hand numbered copies with alternate art.

M.O.T.O.-Golden Quarter Hour Of M.O.T.O. 7"EP
2013-Rerun/Blast of Silence Records (RERUN #024 - BOS013)

In the '80s-'90s, M.O.T.O. released numerous tapes that were filled with lo-fi recordings of fuzzy Garage Pop classics. Paul Caporino (aka M.O.T.O. aka Masters Of The Obvious) switched over to strictly full-band studio recordings some time in the late '90s. A new location and a renewed interest in his trusty 4-track has him back to his roots.

We've chosen our favorites from recent recording sessions and turned them into a must-own piece of vinyl. We've managed to squeeze eight big hits onto a 7"EP that clocks in at a whopping fifteen minutes! The release of this EP also kicks off M.O.T.O.'s Summer 2013 tour of China.

Co-released by Rerun Records (USA) and Blast of Silence Records (Finland). We've pressed 650 copies total. All comes in a heavy glue pocket sleeve and the first 150 are pressed on red vinyl with a special tour sleeve/overlay that will be sold only on the 2013 Chinese tour.

Pressing info:

650 copies, 500 black and 150 on red with extra layover art for M.O.T.O.'s Chinese tour. There is also a test pressing edition of 20 hand-numbered copies with alternate art.

RERUN #021-#030

Captain 9’s and the Knickbocker Trio-Starting A Rock n’ Roll Grease Fire With… LP
2016-Rerun Records (RERUN #029)

Captain 9’s played rockus Garage Punk n’ Roll, blasting out of a basement in Williamsport, PA. They sound like they’ve listened to their beat up Ramones and Kingsmen records too much. They sound like they’re having a good time and don’t care what you think. Over the course of ten or so years, they released a good-sized handful of 7”s and a few demo tapes. The Scum of the Earth demo was slightly altered and released as an LP on Rip Off Records in the ‘90s. It fit right in with the other Budget Rock on the label. The band hasn’t really existed since the early/mid ‘90s.

When the band released a 45 with two cover songs out of nowhere in 2014, we wanted more! We quickly contacted the band to put together a collection of hits, demos and unreleased material, recorded 1984-1994. The members hand picked the songs from official releases and band-only tapes to bring you Starting A Rock n’ Roll Grease Fire With Captain 9’s and the Knickerbocker Trio, which we can only hope will be your new favorite party record.

Pressing info:

500 copies on black vinyl. 5 test pressings, not available to the public and no art.

Plastic Idols-I.U.D. b/w Sophistication 7"
2016-Rerun Records (RERUN #030)

Authorized reissue of the 1st 7" from this early Houston, TX Punk band. Two jerky Punk killers with great use of a noise generator for added effect. Originally released on the band's own Vision Records in 1979. Licensed for reissue from band leader Al K. Trazz. Remastered audio and art, housed in a heavyweight glue-pocket sleeve.

Pressing info:

500 copies on black vinyl. There is also a test press edition of 15 hand numbered copies with alternate art.