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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:31 pm



    These two albums are just insanely perfect. They are both pretty recent, but this band has been around for like over 30 years and, as far I can tell, they have somehow avoided being legends while amassing a legendary output.
    People haven't even put up youtubes for this guy, so it's hard for me to get my little brother or my buddy Alex into this stuff…   I just downloaded this one from iTunes - a hodgepodge of shit from the 80s and 90s. On first listen, it's more raw, but definitely great shit. (haha the only images for their albums are 100 by 100 thumbnails not even googleimage recognises this dude).

    Falconi, as I recall this is one of your desert island bands. What would you, or anybody else, recommend for me to buy next?
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:34 pm

    There is this awesome sort of degree of self awareness… sort of an acceptance that he and his music are ridiculous… but at the same time the awareness that it is brilliant and better than everything and must go on.

    I can't describe it. It would be like if Jay Retard had Ween's sense of humour but instead of dying or breaking up, just continued, soldiering on, till the end of time or something.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:36 pm

    I threw a party last weekend and my old drinkin' buddy Tom was there with his wife. And my wife was there too. I played Shake your tits to my rock and roll and I could tell how much both of us wanted to just start smashing and drinking shit, but somehow we kept it together in front of the ladies, amazed that the other had somehow become an adult.
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    Post by Ҩ on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:09 pm

    Ned Braden wrote:amazed that the other had somehow become an adult.
    This is an amazing line.
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    Post by undo on Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:30 pm

    http://www.soundopinions.org/forum/index.php?/topic/8855-wanna-book-a-live-show/page-2

    mpshows.com wrote:anyone want M.O.T.O. to play your house? $500, let me know.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:03 pm

    Yo Ted!
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:33 am

    Oh yeah, I've been a fan of Paul Caporino, who is M.O.T.O., for close to 20 years.  

    I initially had some personal contact with him through mutual friends, and at first was slightly intimidated because I'd heard OF his band as like this legendary (like, pre-Pavement, Unrest, etc. (pre internet too, you could read rave reviews in fanzines and never ever figure out anything out about the bands, much less find anyone selling their records)) indie rock institution.  At the time - 1995 or so - M.O.T.O. was just Paul, a guy on bass, and a drum machine that seemed to just have one beat programmed, and they'd just turn it on, play the song, turn it off, turn it back on, play the next song, turn it off, etc.   This was like the third or fourth incarnation of the band, the most famous of which was a guitar / drums duo which had apparently recently split up.  At his shows, the only thing he had available to sell were a Compact Disc singles compilation called "Single File".  That's  the essential document of the pre-Chicago era.

    Great songs from that collection include





    and "It's So Big It's Fluorescent" which is not on youtube for some reason.  

    Anyway, a few years later - late 90s, early 2000s, he put together a muscular rock band version of MOTO, and put out two genuine classic punk albums - Kill M.O.T.O. and Raw Power.

    This is probably the popular, enduring anthem from those albums


    but

    is the tune that really speaks to me.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:34 am

    "She Looks Like Somebody Who Would Fuck Somebody You Hate" is on one of the records you've got right?  
    Such an incredible piece of music.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:43 am

    This is pretty perfect if you want to hear something sad
    http://www.reverbnation.com/MOTOPAC/song/12692203-underneath-awning-in-rain

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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:52 am

    Never seen this before. Old school rock video.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:00 am

    There are almost 400 MOTO songs on spotify.  I don't think I mentioned that this Paul Caporino is one prolific motherfucker

    http://open.spotify.com/artist/7pVUNauIgn00u4xieiQN06


    No Way Street is the last album he did in Chicago. It's good:

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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:14 am

    The version of "I Know You Gotta Do The Things You Do But Why You Gotta Do 'Em To Me?" on this record
    http://www.discogs.com/MOTO-Eternal-Standby/release/2407700
    is vastly superior to the album version, which gives credence to the theory that there aren't really good or bad songs, but rather good and great performances that we love in music.

    I mean, seriously compare this to the video above.


    It's exactly the same as that awesome song, but somehow it sucks.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:17 am

    Okay, right now my computer is playing "It Tastes Just Like a Milkshake" and I can't figure out where it's coming from.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:53 pm

    Fuck yeah. This is the response I needed... I expect to delve much deeper into this catalogue in the near future and these are some good reference points.
    "She looks Like Someone..." was actually my first exposure to this band. As I recall, you posted that song in the supercharged thread and it blew my mind. I soon after listened to No Sleep Till Turku on Spotify and loved it, but was too lazy to track down more stuff till I recently splurged on the albums in the OP from discogs.
    I think I was image searching via album name. Or maybe I was drunk, I dunno.

    Good things.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:33 pm

    Ted Falconi wrote:

    is the tune that really speaks to me.

    I haven't been very good or reliable at posting these days what with shitty long work days, grad school courses, and overwhelming life shit. But I really needed to pop in here to give this song ten million thumbs up pizzas.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:20 pm

    Recent live footage of the above timeless anthem


    Also epic rendition of the classic "Crystalize My Penis":


    Caporino is currently based in New Hampshire. I hear it's cheap to live there.

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