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 and Brill Building worthy pop ever since. M.O.T.O. released more than fifteen cassette albums between 1985 and 1999. Virtually all were fuzzy 4-track 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. Ampeg Stud was released in 1995 and was M.O.T.O.'s last 4-track cassette-only album. Paul assembled a top-notch band while in Chicago, and most songs from Ampeg Stud would become longtime fan favorites and set staples. It almost plays like the demos for a greatest hits collection Remastered for vinyl by producer GARRETT HAMMOND from the original tapes for maximum fuzziness. Edition of 500 copies.