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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Searching For A Sinecure

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Hello All! Hello World!

..deeper than radio; better algorhythm than the spoofity app…
Can you imagine what it must’ve felt like to be Jimi Hendrix and know you are producing that sound from your fingertips? It must’ve felt like being a goddamn wizard or something!
…Well please press play and…as always…

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[illustration by Jerzy Zbijewski, for “The Life of Ants”, 1958]

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  • The Best Of Jill Hives – Guided By Voices
  • Introitus – DOM
  • What Child Is This? – Scott Weiland (written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865)
  • Cold Sore Superstars – Desert Sessions (ft. Nick Eldorado – vocals; Alain Johannes – saxophone; Samantha Maloney – drums & piano; Josh Homme – piano & bass; Brendon McNichol – guitar; Fred Drake – dums)
  • Machine Gun [Live at the Fillmore East, second show January 1, 1970] – Jimi Hendrix with the Band of Gypsys
  • Phoenix – Deuter
  • Audubon – Kemp & Eden (produced and featuring Sean Lennon)
  • Hell-On – Neko Case
  • Gumboots – Paul Simon
  • Will You Touch Me (1974 “A Story” version) – Yoko Ono
  • Powdered Wig Machine – Desert Sessions (ft. PJ Harvey – vocals; Josh Homme – vocals & guitar; David Catching – synthesizer; Troy Van Leeuwen – programming [Fun Machine]; Alain Johannes – programming [Fun Machine];  Dean Ween – guitar; Josh Freese – drums; Brian O’Connor – bass)
  • L’Ennui – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Pain In My Heart – The Rolling Stones (Allen Toussaint cover)
  • Baby Don’t You Love Me No More – Lead Belly
  • L.A Blue – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
  • I Always Get Lucky With You – Merle Haggard
  • It’s Gonna Be (Alright) – Ween
  • Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields
  • Coo Coo (live 1991?) – Townes Van Zandt (T. C. Ashley cover) 
  • Nothing I Can Do About It Now – Willie Nelson (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman)
  • A Perfect Miracle – Spiritualized
  • Have You Seen A Horizon Lately – Yoko Ono
 

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The Best Of Jill Hives – Guided By Voices (collage by Robert Pollard)

Introitus – DOM

What Child Is This? – Scott Weiland [photo by Jen Pottheiser, 2011]

Cold Sore Superstars – Desert Sessions (ft. Nick Eldorado – vocals; Alain Johannes – saxophone; Samantha Maloney – drums & piano; Josh Homme – piano & bass; Brendon McNichol – guitar; Fred Drake – dums)

Machine Gun [Live at the Fillmore East, second show January 1, 1970] – Jimi Hendrix with the Band of Gypsys [photo by Amalie R Rothschild]

Phoenix – Deuter

Audubon – Kemp & Eden (produced and featuring Sean Lennon)

Hell-On – Neko Case

Gumboots – Paul Simon

Will You Touch Me (1974 “A Story” version) – Yoko Ono

Powdered Wig Machine – Desert Sessions (ft. PJ Harvey – vocals; Josh Homme – vocals & guitar; David Catching – synthesizer; Troy Van Leeuwen – programming [Fun Machine]; Alain Johannes – programming [Fun Machine]; Dean Ween – guitar; Josh Freese – drums; Brian O’Connor – bass)

L’Ennui – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Pain In My Heart – The Rolling Stones (Allen Toussaint cover)

Baby Don’t You Love Me No More – Lead Belly [Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter, Wilton, Conn., Feb. 1935.]

L.A Blue – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

I Always Get Lucky With You – Merle Haggard [photo: Nashville, TN, 1981 by Norman Seeff]

It’s Gonna Be (Alright) – Ween

Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields

Coo Coo (live 1991) – Townes Van Zandt (T. C. Ashley cover) [photo by Jim Herrington]

Nothing I Can Do About It Now – Willie Nelson (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman)

A Perfect Miracle – Spiritualized

Have You Seen A Horizon Lately – Yoko Ono

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: THAT BLACK TWIST IN THE GUTS THAT ATTEMPTS TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

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Hello All! Hello World!

I never really know how these MixTapes are received on your end of things, but I’ll say this one was created with three beers, a free afternoon, and boy did I feel like a kid again!

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[original illustration, Pater Sato, 1978]

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __That Black Twist In The Guts That Attempts To Tell You Something
  • La Grabuge (Pop Theme) – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Right – David Bowie
  • Gillian Was A Horse – Damien Jurado
  • No Place to Go – Howlin’ Wolf (rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin’ Wolf, voc, # hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Cooper, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr.)
  • Date Night – Father John Misty
  • Get Up & Get Out – Iggy Pop
  • Hickory Dichotomy – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Can’t Wait (alternate Time Out Of Mind demo version) – Bob Dylan
  • The Same Thing – Muddy Waters
  • The Fool – Elvis Presley
  • Hot as Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney
  • Time – Sly & The Family Stone
  • I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby – The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds (Barry White cover)
  • I Feel So Bad – Chuck Wills
  • We’ll Make It – Paul White
  • Take This Hammer – Dan Zanes & Friends (Featuring Valerie June)
  • Black Flower – Piero Piccioni
  • You Ain’t That Young Kid – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
  • Up To Me (Blood on the Tracks outtake) – Bob Dylan
  • Dear Landlord – Joan Baez (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Pearls – Piero Piccioni
  • Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Ceaseless Song – Alela Diane
  • Can’t Wait  – Bob Dylan

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La Grabuge (Pop Theme) – Andrzej Korzyński [from the film Le Grabuge aka Hung Up, Dir. by Édouard Luntz)

Right – David Bowie (photos by Steve Schapiro, 1974)

Gillian Was A Horse – Damien Jurado

No Place to Go – Howlin’ Wolf

Date Night – Father John Misty [Photo by Emma Elizabeth Tillman, for Violet Magazine]

Get Up & Get Out – Iggy Pop [photo 2 February 1980 by Virginia Turbett]

Hickory Dichotomy – Stone Temple Pilots [photo by Marc Hom, 2010]

Can’t Wait (alternate Time Out Of Mind demo version) – Bob Dylan
[photo by Mark Seliger]

The Same Thing – Muddy Waters [illustration by Michael Cho]

The Fool – Elvis Presley

Hot as Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney

Time – Sly & The Family Stone

I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby – The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds (Barry White cover)

I Feel So Bad – Chuck Wills

We’ll Make It – Paul White [photo by Lottie Turner]

Take This Hammer – Dan Zanes & Friends (Featuring Valerie June)

Black Flower – Piero Piccioni

You Ain’t That Young Kid – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam [photo by Josh Goleman]

Up To Me (Blood on the Tracks outtake) – Bob Dylan [photo by Amalie R. Rothschild, 1974]

Dear Landlord – Joan Baez (Bob Dylan cover)

Pearls – Piero Piccioni

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

Wild Ceaseless Song – Alela Diane

Can’t Wait – Bob Dylan

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: WALLOP (VOL. 1)

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there. When I was in high-school one of my all-time favorite bands was one almost no one ever heard of. At the time I didn’t know nor cared about the cultural, hipster cachet that could be angled from that fact; I just thought they made amazing music! I remember spending hours dancing and singing along to their records alone in my bedroom. Mazarine Street were from Stockholm, Sweden and my best friend’s uncle, Gene Kraut, was their manager and as their 3 records would come out (in 1996; 1997; and 2001) he would mail them over to the U.S. for him. (Gene would also come to manage Arthur Lee of the amazing sixties, Los Angeles based band Love, which is how I discovered them as well, and even saw Lee & Love perform for his Forever Changes Concerts at Warsaw in Brooklyn, on October 23, 2003…incredible!). If I had to describe Mazarine Street as akin to another sound I guess I would say they were something like nineties Beck tackling the thick rock & roll and rough blues of The Rolling Stones. There was something incredibly playful to their blues bravado and alcohol swagger. This good-humored gusto I think can be heard clearly on one of the two songs featured here and taken from their second record, Thirteen Reasons to Believe. With “One More Day” they present a traditional-sounding field holler blues but tweak it with the odd trill and wobble of a theremin.

On this mix you’ll also hear Beastie Boys‘ sonic tribute to Miles Davis‘ record On The Corner, with their very own “Bobo On The Corner,” which features percussionist Eric “Bobo” Correa (the son of famed Latin and jazz percussionist Willie Bobo, who is also featured elsewhere on the mix). This rolls right into the Beastie Boys’ oh-so-fun single of 1995 “Root Down,” which utilizes a sample from Jimmy Smith‘s “Root Down (And Get It)” (a song that was featured in these pages way back on April 11th 2014 on my triptych party-mix On The Good Blood).

This MixTape also features a Blind Melon tune I mentioned a few posts back, the hopped-up banjo and kazoo jam “Skinned” written from the perspective of serial killer Ed Gein (and what I always took as lead singer and lyricist Shannon Hoon‘s somewhat demented, metaphorical commentary on his own issues with addiction and substance abuse). Elswhere you’ll hear Blind Melon’s “Dumptruck,” where Hoon sings with more than a hint of anxiety: “New York City soothing my itchy itchy month of May.”

Oh and I can’t go without making mention of a song that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Manifold de Amour” by Latin Playboys. Latin Playboys was an experimental group comprising David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez (from the band Los Lobos) ,along with the production partners of Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake. Taken from their 1994, self-titled debut album, I translate the hypnotic lyrics of “Manifold de Amour” as:

I’m going to sail
To the port of the soul
Crossing the sea,
Until I arrive

 

Well, there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Wallop (Vol. 1)
  • Satisfied – Prince
  • All Your Goodies Are Gone – Parliament
  • One More Day – Mazarine Street
  • “Desire” – David Lynch
  • Good God’s:// Urge! – Porno For Pyros
  • Suena Blanca Espuma – El Kinto
  • To Come Of Age / Black Polished Chrome / Latino Chrome – Jim Morrison & The Doors
  • Power – Ray Barretto (w/ Bass – Andy Gonzales; Bongos – Tony Fuentes; Piano – Louis Cruz; Timbales – Orestes Vilato; Trumpets – Papy Roman, Rene Lopez, Roberto Rodriguez)
  • Bobo On The Corner / Root Down – Beastie Boys (ft. Eric Bobo & Money Mark Nishita; Produced by Mario Caldato Jr.)
  • Broasted Or Fried  – Willie Bobo & The Bo Gents (w/ Bass – Ernie McDaniel; Congas – Victor Pantoja; Drums – Jimmy Smith; Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews; Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Ron Starr; Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter)
  • Dumptruck – Blind Melon
  • Manifold de Amour – Latin Playboys (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake)
  • Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down – Scott Weiland (ft. Accordion – Sheryl Crow; Bass – Martyn LeNoble; Cello – Susie Katayama; Viola – Novi Novog; Violin – Joel Derouin, Robin Lorentz; Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, String Arrangements – Victor Indrizzo)
  • Violets For Your Furs – Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra (written by Tom Adair & Matt Dennis)
  • Rocks In My Bed – Allen Toussaint With Rhiannon Giddens (written by Duke Ellington)
  • Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple (Produced with Jon Brion)
  • Nightschool – Mazarine Street
  • Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones
  • Skinned – Blind Melon
  • I Got A Woman – Elvis Presley (Written by Ray Charles)
  • Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Ray Charles (Written by Joe Greene)
  • Deadweight – Beck (produced with The Dust Brothers)

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Satisfied – Prince [photo by Randee St Nicholas 2007]

All Your Goodies Are Gone – Parliament

One More Day – Mazarine Street

“Desire” – David Lynch [art; Plume Of Desire by David Lynch]

Good God’s:// Urge! – Porno For Pyros

Suena Blanca Espuma – El Kinto

To Come Of Age / Black Polished Chrome / Latino Chrome – Jim Morrison & The Doors

Power – Ray Barretto (w/ Bass – Andy Gonzales; Bongos – Tony Fuentes; Piano – Louis Cruz; Timbales – Orestes Vilato; Trumpets – Papy Roman, Rene Lopez, Roberto Rodriguez)

Bobo On The Corner / Root Down – Beastie Boys (ft. Eric Bobo & Mark Nishita; Produced by Mario Caldato Jr.)

Broasted Or Fried – Willie Bobo & The Bo Gents (w/ Bass – Ernie McDaniel; Congas – Victor Pantoja; Drums – Jimmy Smith; Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews; Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Ron Starr; Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter)

Dumptruck – Blind Melon [photo by Chris Cuffaro, 05.25.95]

Manifold de Amour – Latin Playboys (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake)

Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down – Scott Weiland (ft. Accordion – Sheryl Crow; Bass – Martyn LeNoble; Cello – Susie Katayama; Viola – Novi Novog; Violin – Joel Derouin, Robin Lorentz; Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, String Arrangements – Victor Indrizzo)

Violets For Your Furs – Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra (written by Tom Adair & Matt Dennis)

Rocks In My Bed – Allen Toussaint With Rhiannon Giddens (written by Duke Ellington)

Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple (Produced with Jon Brion)

Nightschool – Mazarine Street [art by JAKOB KRAJCIK]

Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones

Skinned – Blind Melon [photo by Danny Clinch, 1995]

I Got A Woman – Elvis Presley (Written by Ray Charles)

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Ray Charles (Written by Joe Greene)

Deadweight – Beck (produced with The Dust Brothers) [photo by Andrea Giacobbe, 1997]

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: ROYAL JELLY

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there.

It’s certainly been a rough week or two around here, but here we are with another 80 minutes of music compiled & mixed by A Mouthful Of Pennies; yes it’s the new MixTape: Royal Jelly. As Jack Kerouac once wrote: “We seek to find new phrases; we try hard, we writhe and twist and blow; every now and then a clear harmonic cry gives new suggestions of a tune, a thought, that will someday be the only tune and thought in the world and which will raise men’s souls to joy.”

To me the trio of Prince tunes (all associated with his 1984 masterpiece Purple Rain as b-sides, and to my ear, other than the backing vocals by Sheila E., it sounds like Prince is performing all that you hear on these tracks) that open this MixTape perfectly exemplify what I wrote and quoted in my little essay about this genius back in MAY 04 2016:

Prince had plenty of confidence and little hang-ups. That’s one thing I’ve always loved about listening to his music, he was telling you that there was a true spirituality to celebrating this thing called life with “dance, music, sex, romance” or “D.M.S.R.” His former tour manager Alan Leeds was recently quoted as saying “For him the love of God and the sexual urges we feel are one and the same somehow. For him it all comes from the same root inside a human being. God planted these urges and it’s never wrong to feel that way. The urge itself is a holy urge.”

Or as Touré (author of I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon) put it: “[…] for him there was no need to separate the things we do on Saturday night from the things we do on Sunday morning.”

Plato said: Eros leads to Gnosis. As I recently read on the website, plotinus, Eros should be seen as:

[…] a liberating agent who releases and activates the creative process of the mind. Eros inspires and opens the channel of intuition to the higher and abstract understanding and communion with beauty and truth. The myth of Eros and Psyche describes in detail the inner process of transformation. In fact, Eros cannot be separated from his beloved Psyche, since they are united by a secret and sacred bond, invisible and unconscious in man. In fact, man’s psyche remains filled with erotic, sensual, carnal desires that keep him and his mind trapped on the physical plane along with his emotions and consciousness. But a seeker must transmute the attraction of Eros and awaken the bond with his psyche so that he can rise towards the “beloved,” the invisible golden thread that links his consciousness to the universal qualities of beauty and love.

The gifts of Eros affect the emotional and thought processes of humanity, especially those of a seeker who has to learn how to open up and integrate these gifts in his psyche. From the lowest and most physical levels of consciousness to the most spiritual ones, Eros remains forever present, gradually transforming the inner fire into pure light. Eros operates in every living creature, and Greek poetry and philosophy describe how nature partakes of the gift of Eros. Hence we could say that Eros’ contribution to humanity is not only inherent in man’s psyche, but that it is also involved in the process that awakens the ego to its true nature, the beauty and unconditional love of the soul.

Eros implies a yearning for unity, harmony, and completion.

Yes, most of Prince’s work was concerned with sex, but then again most of it was concerned with spirituality as well. These seem to be things he had no trouble reconciling. Yes, by others’ standards and ethics he was vulgar. Remember it was Prince’s music (“Darling Nikki” and its reference to female masturbation in particular) that was used by Mary “Tipper” Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) as an example of unsuitable content when pushing for the use of a Parental Advisory label for recorded music. However, with Prince the erotic might be visceral, explicit, but it was rarely truly crude or misogynist. When it came to women (and God) he was always seeking to find “the answer to the question of u.” He adored and respected women and felt a sense of wonder in their presence. Particularly Prince respected women as artists and for their intelligence. He respected and acknowledged female sexuality. Prince wanted to make love with them; Prince wanted to fuck them. Like he says to the woman in question in the eight minute epic “Joint 2 Joint”: “You’re making me proud to be a human being.”

That is not negated by his lustful follow through and the come-on:

And if we’re ever naked in the same machine/I’m gonna lick it, baby, joint 2 joint

Above all, what I love about listening to his work is that yes he wanted you to believe he is a sexy motherfucker, but I think he wanted you the listener–no matter what or who you are–to fully appreciate that yeah you’re a sexy motherfucker too!

Also on this here mix you’ll hear another song from Alela Diane’s brand new and truly wonderful record, Cusp. Of the record she has said,“This music is about motherhood. Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. It’s like you’ve suddenly lost the charm of being youthful and even attainable––you’ve been commoditized as available. There is not a big place in the music industry for 30-something women with kids making music. Maybe we can create that space.” I highly recommend this one.

All The Night Without Love” the 2006 tune by Elvis Perkins features not only some lyrics that I adore, but more so I’m always amazed by the cadence and phrasing he uses to deliver such lines as:

 
“Touch 
me” 
the graphic reads
on the 
magnetic 
athletic insole sheet
and it goes 
all its life without love
Tell me can you 
imagine going to
“Got milk? 
dot 
com”
Do you go 
all the night without love
without love?

There’s the abrasive “Long Way Home” that closes the 2001 LP ShangriLa Dee Da by Stone Temple Pilots. Despite its caustic sound I’ve always appreciated Dean DeLeo’s contorted guitar that accompanies the song’s fade and Weiland’s repetition of:

Tell me
Is it more of the same and
Where can I find it?
Tell me
Is she fighting for air and
Where does she come from?
Tell me
 

Oh and there’s two sonic oddities by the musician Anon, who also sometimes went by the moniker Wynn. His great new project Hidden Beams is just making its debut and you can listen and learn a bit more about that over here.

Well, there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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[cover art: Vangel Naumovski, Spiral Galaxy, 1981]

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Royal Jelly
  • God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) / God / Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”) – Prince
  • Anger Management – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)
  • Intro (live: March 1, 1969/April 10, 1970) / PaperBack Queen (live: May 30 1969) / Back Door Man-Love Hides-Five To One (Live in Pittsburgh, May 2, 1970) – The Doors
  • Nothin’ No – David Vandervelde
  • All The Night Without Love – Elvis Perkins
  • Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will Lead Them Up And Down) [Puck] – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • The Threshold – Alela Diane
  • Diary of an Erotic Murderess (Main Title) – Carlo Savina
  • 49 Hairflips – Jonathan Wilson (ft. backing vocals by Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Krystle Warren)
  • Seeing – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)
  • Waiting For The Train To Come In – Peggy Lee
  • Waiting For The Sun – The Doors
  • Long Way Home – Clarence Gatemouth Brown
  • Long Way Home – Stone Temple Pilots
  • You Win Again – The Rolling Stones (Hank Williams cover; Some Girls January–March 1978 sessions outtake)
  • I Really Don’t Want To Know – Elvis Presley (written by Don Robertson and lyrics by Howard Barnes)
  • Little War – Lee Hazlewood
  • Royal – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)

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God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) / God / Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”) – Prince

Anger Management – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)

Intro (live: March 1, 1969/April 10, 1970) / PaperBack Queen (live: May 30 1969) / Back Door Man-Love Hides-Five To One (Live in Pittsburgh, May 2, 1970) – The Doors

Nothin’ No – David Vandervelde

All The Night Without Love – Elvis Perkins

Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will Lead Them Up And Down) [Puck] – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

The Threshold – Alela Diane [photo by Jaclyn Campanaro]

Diary of an Erotic Murderess (Main Title) – Carlo Savina

49 Hairflips – Jonathan Wilson (ft. backing vocals by Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Krystle Warren)

Seeing – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)

Waiting For The Train To Come In – Peggy Lee

Waiting For The Sun – The Doors [photo by Henry Diltz, 1969]

Long Way Home – Clarence Gatemouth Brown

Long Way Home – Stone Temple Pilots

You Win Again – The Rolling Stones (Hank Williams cover; Some Girls January–March 1978 sessions outtake) [art by Danny Resnic, 1978]

I Really Don’t Want To Know – Elvis Presley (written by Don Robertson and lyrics by Howard Barnes)

Little War – Lee Hazlewood

Royal – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Settle Down Amongst The Blossoms

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Hello All! Hello World!

Well hello there, who needs the Spoofity app when you’ve got another hour and 20 minutes of music from A Mouthful Of Pennies? So come   _Settle Down Amongst The Blossoms_ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

 

This one features two fantastic tunes by Dolly Parton (one covered by the incredible singer Bettye LaVette). I just read about Parton’s Imagination Library program, which has donated 100 million books to children over the last 23 years! So good on her! She sure is talented. You’ll also hear Erykah Badu, two from Karen Dalton’s 1971, Harvey Brooks produced LP In My Own Time, and one of my favorite Bono vocal performances from back in 1999-2000. Speaking of vocals there’s an amazing one by Tina Turner (alongside her then husband Ike) doing a rendition of the Beatles’ 1969 single, Get Back. On a personal side-note (and it’s my blog so the whole thing is sort of a personal side-note) Tina Turner is the first woman I can remember being really physically attracted to, when I saw her as The Acid Queen in Ken Russell’s 1975 film based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy.

I must have been about 8 years old. What that says about me and my arrow I just don’t know, but it might at least explain why Beyond Thunderdome has always been my favorite of the Mad Max films.

Oh and there’s what to me is a delightful work by the brilliant artist Dory Previn. Along the same lines of Carolyn Elliott praising Jesus Christ as a “queer witch,” which really sounds nice to me; Previn sings:

Jesus was a androgyne
Jesus was a he and she
Jesus was a freako baby
Just like you and me
Jesus was a pagan
Jesus was a priest
Jesus was a beauty
Jesus was a beast

 

Well, there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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  • Funny Face / Dancin’ Shoes – Bono & The MDH Band (Greg Cohen, bass;  Brian Blade, drums;  Bill Frisell &  Daniel Lanois, guitars;  Brad Mehldau, piano; Adam Dorn, synths; Jon Hassell, trumpet)
  • Katie Cruel – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)
  • Sittin’ On Top Of The World – Jack White (ft. Mike Compton, Mandolin; produced by T Bone Burnett)
  •  Reconsider baby – Elvis Presley (ft. Boots Randolph on saxophone)
  • Time Stopped (Instrumental) – Adrian Younge
  • I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James (w/ The Riley Hampton Orchestra; written by Willie Dixon)
  • Get Back – Ike & Tina Turner (The Beatles cover)
  • Arrow Through Me – Paul McCartney & Wings
  • Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long – Erykah Badu
  • Ophis Le Serpentaire – Vincent Geminiani
  • One Night of Love – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)
  • Morning Fog (Interlude) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
  • Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan
  • New Speedway Boogie – Grateful Dead
  •  Sitting On Top Of The World (1970 London version) –  Howlin’ Wolf (ft. Jeffrey Carp – harmonica; Hubert Sumlin – rhythm guitar; Eric Clapton – lead guitar; Lafayette Leake – piano; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums).
  • Jesus Is Sweet To Me – Sensational Skylights
  • Jesus Was An Androgyne / Anima/Animus – Dory Previn
  • Can’t Let Go – Lucinda Williams
  • How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – Norah Jones (written by Hank Williams &  Norah Jones)
  • Little Sparrow – Bettye LaVette (ft. Lisa Coleman on electric piano) (Dolly Parton cover) 
  • Down From Dover – Dolly Parton 
  • Speak Of The Devil – Chris Isaak
  • Closed to the Public – Carter Burwell
  • I Prefer Your Love – St. Vincent
  • Everyday – Fiona Apple & Jon Brion (Buddy Holly cover)

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Funny Face / Dancin’ Shoes – Bono & The MDH Band (Greg Cohen, bass; Brian Blade, drums; Bill Frisell & Daniel Lanois, guitars; Brad Mehldau, piano; Adam Dorn, synths; Jon Hassell, trumpet)

Katie Cruel – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)

Sittin’ On Top Of The World – Jack White (ft. Mike Compton, Mandolin; produced by T Bone Burnett)

 Reconsider baby – Elvis Presley (ft. Boots Randolph on saxophone)

Time Stopped (Instrumental) – Adrian Younge

I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James (w/ The Riley Hampton Orchestra; written by Willie Dixon)

Get Back – Ike & Tina Turner (The Beatles cover)

Arrow Through Me – Paul McCartney & Wings

Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long – Erykah Badu [photo by Theo Wenner, 2014]

Ophis Le Serpentaire – Vincent Geminiani

One Night of Love – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)

Morning Fog (Interlude) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan [photo by Matthew Rolston, 2006]

New Speedway Boogie – Grateful Dead

Sitting On Top Of The World (1970 London version) – Howlin’ Wolf (ft. Jeffrey Carp – harmonica; Hubert Sumlin – rhythm guitar; Eric Clapton – lead guitar; Lafayette Leake – piano; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums).

Jesus Is Sweet To Me – Sensational Skylights

Jesus Was An Androgyne / Anima/Animus – Dory Previn

Can’t Let Go – Lucinda Williams

How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – Norah Jones (written by Hank Williams & Norah Jones)

Little Sparrow – Bettye LaVette (ft. Lisa Coleman on electric piano) (Dolly Parton cover)

Down From Dover – Dolly Parton

Speak Of The Devil – Chris Isaak

Closed to the Public – Carter Burwell

I Prefer Your Love – St. Vincent

Everyday – Fiona Apple & Jon Brion (Buddy Holly cover)
[photo by Autumn de Wilde, 2008]

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: GYP

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Hello All! Hello World!

Well hello there, it’s time for a real  _GYP_ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

This one features two live Elvis performances as well as two versions of Dylan’s “Went To See The Gypsy” which is one of my favorite songs about Elvis Presley (another being “Tupelo” the 1985 track by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds).

We’ve also got “Camarillo Brillo” by Frank Zappa, which has been stuck in my head for a decade now. There’s also the lovely “Rainy Day” the 1970 track by Susan Christie (produced by John Hill), which seems appropriate considering the weather we’ve been having.

Oh and there’s a tune from Doug Randle’s 1971 LP Songs For The New Industrial State, a strange pop record that really calls to my mind Robert Downey Sr.’s brilliant 1969 film Putney Swope (on my list of top ten films of all time, really can’t recommend it enough).

 

Yeah there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _GYP
  • Can You Take Me Back – The Beatles
  • interlude – Danger Mouse (Jay-Z & The Beatles, The Grey Album mix)
  • Parade – 6. Final / Parade – 7. Suite au “Prélude du rideau rouge – written by Erik Satie; performed by David Porcelijn conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Silver Chord / A Circle And A Star Part 2 – Jane Weaver Septiéme Sœur (with Samandtheplants, Wendy Flower, The Focus Group, and Susan Christie)
  • Rainy Day – Susan Christie
  • Pongamos Muchas Balas Al Fusil (“We Put Many Bullets In The Gun”) – Dino & Montevideo Blues
  • Lapanka (“Round-up”) – Andrzej Korzyński (from Third Part of the Night, 1971 Polish film directed by Andrzej Żuławski)
  • Kites – The Cyrkle 
  • Le Tueur (“The Killer”)- Hubert Giraud
  • Emmanuelle Song (English Vocal) / Emmanuelle Theme (Up Tempo Instrumental) – Pierre Bachelet
  • Gypsy Song – Peter Walker
  • Went To See The Gypsy [Demo, 3/3/70] – Bob Dylan (ft. David Bromberg on Guitar)
  • Heartbreak Hotel [recorded live at the International Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, August 23, 1969, dinner show) – Elvis Presley
  • Leather And Wood – Deerhunter
  • Frequently – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)
  • Flirting / Mournin’ Light – Pop Levi
  • Kooks – David Bowie
  • Fancy Man – Devendra Banhart
  • Camarillo Brillo – Frank Zappa
  • Went To See The Gypsy – Bob Dylan
  •  Hound Dog / Little Sister/Get Back (live at Las Vegas Hilton, February 14, 1972) – Elvis Presley
  • Proof – Olivia Jean (produced by Jack White)
  • Ventilator Blues / I Just Want To See His Face – The Rolling Stones
  • Batteries Not Included – Doug Randle
  • 04/25/05 Monday – Fantômas (Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Buzz Osborne, Trevor Dunn, Carl Stalling) 

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Can You Take Me Back – The Beatles

interlude – Danger Mouse

Parade – 6. Final / Parade – 7. Suite au “Prélude du rideau rouge – written by Erik Satie; performed by David Porcelijn conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra [costumes & set design by Pablo Picasso for the Ballets Russes 1917 avant-garde ballet “Parade” with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie and a choreography by Léonide Massine. ]

Silver Chord / A Circle And A Star Part 2 – Jane Weaver Septiéme Sœur (with Samandtheplants, Wendy Flower, The Focus Group, and Susan Christie)

Rainy Day – Susan Christie

Pongamos Muchas Balas Al Fusil (“We Put Many Bullets In The Gun”) – Dino & Montevideo Blues

Lapanka (“Round-up”) – Andrzej Korzyński (from Third Part of the Night, 1971 Polish film directed by Andrzej Żuławski)

Kites – The Cyrkle

Le Tueur (“The Killer”) – Hubert Giraud

Emmanuelle Song (English Vocal) / Emmanuelle Theme (Up Tempo Instrumental) – Pierre Bachelet

 

Gypsy Song – Peter Walker

Went To See The Gypsy [Demo, 3/3/70] – Bob Dylan

Heartbreak Hotel [recorded live at the International Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, August 23, 1969, dinner show) – Elvis Presley

Leather And Wood – Deerhunter

Frequently – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)

Flirting / Mournin’ Light – Pop Levi

Kooks – David Bowie

Fancy Man – Devendra Banhart

Camarillo Brillo – Frank Zappa [Over-Nite Sensation cover art by David McMacken, 1973]

Went To See The Gypsy – Bob Dylan [photo by John Cohen, 1970]

Hound Dog / Little Sister/Get Back (live at Las Vegas Hilton, February 14, 1972) – Elvis Presley [photo by James Rutledge, 4/7/1972]

Proof – Olivia Jean (produced by Jack White)

Ventilator Blues / I Just Want To See His Face – The Rolling Stones
[photo by Norman Seeff, 1971]

Batteries Not Included – Doug Randle

04/25/05 Monday Cuckoo Day (UK) National Playground Safety Week (USA) – Fantômas (Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Buzz Osborne, Trevor Dunn, Carl Stalling) [art by Yoshitomo Nara]

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: STILL LIFE WITH STRANGER

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there. It’s a rainy Friday night so stay in, imbibe, and vibe with

_Still Life with Stranger _the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

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  • Tarantella Naif – Ennio Morricone
  • Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso
  • Vernie – Blind Melon
  • Vortice – Sandro Brugnolini
  • Always Crashing In The Same Car /Sound And Vision /  Sister Midnight (w.  Iggy Pop) / Red Money / Golden Years (Soulwax Remix) / Fashion / DJ – David Bowie (RADIO SOULWAX PRESENTS “DAVE” [excerpt])
  • James Brown: The Payback / En Vogue: My Lovin’ / Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life / Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In / Mos Def: Sunshine – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie [Summertime Mixtape excerpt]
  • The Crunge – Led Zeppelin
  • Eyes Above / Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus
  • Tin Tin Deo – Ray Barretto
  • Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi (Dance of The Royal Guard Black Flies) – Jean-Claude Vannier
  • Wolves – Carter Burwell
  • Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) – Harry Nilsson (Arranged by Gordon Jenkins; written by Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar)
  • Problem Queen – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi; featuring Norah Jones
  • Saved From Oblivion – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Play With Fire – The Clefs Of Lavender Hill (the Rolling Stones cover)
  • Cocksucker Blues (version 2) – the Rolling Stones
  • Loving Cup – the Rolling Stones
  • Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden – Prince & The Revolution
  • Charms – Piero Piccioni
  • Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr. (arranged by Jimmie Haskell and Perry Botkin Jr.; written by Bobby Darin)
  • Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles

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Tarantella Naif – Ennio Morricone

Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso [art by Gustavo Gontijo]

Vernie – Blind Melon

Vortice – Sandro Brugnolini

Always Crashing In The Same Car /Sound And Vision / Sister Midnight (w. Iggy Pop) / Red Money / Golden Years (Soulwax Remix) / Fashion / DJ – David Bowie (RADIO SOULWAX PRESENTS “DAVE” [excerpt])

James Brown: The Payback / En Vogue: My Lovin’ / Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life / Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In / Mos Def: Sunshine – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie [Summertime Mixtape excerpt]

The Crunge – Led Zeppelin

Eyes Above / Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus

Tin Tin Deo – Ray Barretto

Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi (Dance of The Royal Guard Black Flies) – Jean-Claude Vannier

Wolves – Carter Burwell

Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) – Harry Nilsson (Arranged by Gordon Jenkins; written by Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar)

Problem Queen – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi; featuring Norah Jones

Saved From Oblivion – Andrzej Korzyński

Play With Fire – The Clefs Of Lavender Hill (the Rolling Stones cover)

Cocksucker Blues (version 2) – the Rolling Stones [image by Robert Frank, 1972]

Loving Cup – the Rolling Stones

Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden – Prince & The Revolution

Charms – Piero Piccioni

Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr.

Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles [photo by Don McCullin, July 28th 1968.]

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