New releases for Summer 2012 on Rerun!
Two cassette classics available on vinyl again!
M.O.T.O.-BOLT! LP (2012-RERUN #014)
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.
For one copy of BOLT! or E Pluribus M.O.T.O. (Please specify)
$15.00 U.S. / $18.00 Canada / $25.00 rest of the world
or get both LPs at the same time and save $$$
For one copy each of both BOLT! and E Pluribus M.O.T.O.
$25.00 U.S. / $28.00 Canada / $36.00 rest of the world
Listen to sample tracks and ORDER HERE: M.O.T.O.
**U.S. Customers, add any of our other releases or anything from the store and pay no additional postage**
Orders, questions and wholesale inquires, please email: jason'at'RerunRecordsSTL.com
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**
I have the Bolt lp. One of my favorite MOTO albums.
It's a classic! The new pressing sounds quite a bit better than the Little Teddy version, with the new remastering job.