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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. 3)

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Hello All! Hello World!

Man, I just can’t get enough of that affected lisp Tom Waits uses on “Jesus Gonna Be Here.” Well you’ll hear that and a whole lot more so scroll down, press play and

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Wallop (Vol. 3)
  • Slow 30s Room – David Lynch & Dean Hurley
  • Dark Night Of The Soul – Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Feat. David Lynch
  • Soul Cancer – Mazarine Street
  • Just Like A Baby – Sly & The Family Stone
  • You Left The Water Running – Maurice & Mac
  • Never Get Enough – Lianne La Havas
  • High Water (For Charley Patton) – Bob Dylan
  • High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 – Charley Patton
  • Opetanie Five – Andrzej Korzyński
  • The Front Door – Valerie June
  • Bambole #2 – Bruno Nicolai (ft. vocal by Edda Dell’Orso)
  • If I Was The Devil – Justin Townes Earle
  • Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits
  • Ohmerica – The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • Tr(n)igger – Saul Williams (produced by Trent Reznor)
  • Breaking Glass – David Bowie
  • Rattlesnake – St. Vincent
  • Coldwater Canyon – Dory Previn
  • Un Dollaro Bucato – Gianni Ferrio
  • Rare Birds – Jonathan Wilson
  • Bring My Baby Back / Swamp Descent / Engineer Says – Dr. Dog
  • It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Leon Russell (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Dreamwake – Pino Donaggio

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Slow 30s Room – David Lynch & Dean Hurley

Dark Night Of The Soul – Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Feat. David Lynch [photo by David Lynch, 2016]

Soul Cancer – Mazarine Street

Just Like A Baby – Sly & The Family Stone [photo by Michael Ochs]

You Left The Water Running – Maurice & Mac

Never Get Enough – Lianne La Havas

High Water (For Charley Patton) – Bob Dylan

High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 – Charley Patton

Opetanie Five – Andrzej Korzyński

The Front Door – Valerie June [photo by Dustin Cohen]

Bambole #2 – Bruno Nicolai (ft. vocal by Edda Dell’Orso)

If I Was The Devil – Justin Townes Earle [photo by Justin Borucki]

Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits [photo Paris, 1992 by Guido Harari.]

Ohmerica – The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Tr(n)igger – Saul Williams (produced by Trent Reznor)

Breaking Glass – David Bowie [photo by Norman Parkinson, 1977]

Rattlesnake – St. Vincent

Coldwater Canyon – Dory Previn

Un Dollaro Bucato – Gianni Ferrio

Rare Birds – Jonathan Wilson

Bring My Baby Back / Swamp Descent / Engineer Says – Dr. Dog

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Leon Russell (Bob Dylan cover)

Dreamwake - Pino Donaggio

Dreamwake – Pino Donaggio

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: TOSS-UP

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there, who knew that Doomsday would fall anywhere near a Tuesday, and who needs the Spoofity app when you’ve got another hour and 20 minutes of music from A Mouthful Of Pennies? So here’s   _Toss-Up_ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

This one feature’s “Lemonade” the closing song of Blind Melon’s 1995 (and technically final) record Soup.
This is an album that I’ve always held as one of the most brilliant and most under-appreciated of the nineties. I return to it again and again. Featuring funky riffs with a cosmic hillbilly tweak and a Dixie-twist, odd changes in time signatures, and Shannon Hoon’s sweet and sour lysergic lyrics that deliver their sentiments with a pin-point precision of images, it’s a real work of art. Speaking of delivery, I adore Hoon’s vocals with their giddy rasp as if his lungs were delirious to sing these songs. The album was recorded in New Orleans in 1994 with gifted producer/mixer/engineer Andy Wallace (that’s him eating soup on the LP cover). As this was after Hoon’s multiple stints in drug rehabilitation programs the city might not necessarily have been a healthy choice but it certainly lent itself to a truly dynamic body of work. This LP might be the closest the nineties ever came to producing something akin to the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. It was truly adventurous with sound; shamefully they were not rewarded for it. Sadly, two months after the album’s release, Hoon was found dead in the band’s tour bus. This is a work that is dark and yet a delight to sing and dance along to. For example there’s the hopped-up banjo and kazoo jam “Skinned” written from the perspective of serial killer Ed Gein, and the haunting, melodic “Car Seat (God’s Presents)” about Susan Smith, who killed her children by driving her car into a lake in Union, South Carolina. Then there are these 3 fantastic singles (note that the”Galaxie” video features psychologist, writer, and psychedelic advocate Timothy Leary as the mad scientist,aka “Mr Time Warp”).

I do recall that in my younger days “Lemonade” served as a bit of a mantra or an ethos (not necessarily a healthy one) to help me navigate through the world:
There’s such a thing as self opinion
And this far down South I have no self-control
If anbody else feels like a nobody
Well then your gonna have to look out for you
I’ll color green everything believed in
But I keep screaming for my glass of lemonade
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I walk around and it feels good to be movin’
The breeze that’s blowin’ through cannot be found
Jump on the trolley that’s headed for all the hollering
And then you’re gonna have to look out for you
In desperate need of a little more religion
To nurse your God like point of view…
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Fool on the sheetroof you gotta lay down in your ruins
The river flowin’ by, is way too big to bound
If I should speak up, and say hello Mr. Uppercut
Oh, how nice to have avoided you
I’ll bloody bleed on everything I’m seeing
But I keep screaming for that glass of lemonade
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Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
On the MixTape there’s also “Buoyant” 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.
You’ll also hear “Trafalgar Square” from Jonathan Wilson’s new record Rare Birds.
You might be more familiar with Wilson as the brilliant producer of the 3 Father John Misty records as well as the great Double Roses by Karen Elson released last year. Wilson’s own albums are most definitely worth checking out as well. So do that.

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

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Toss-UP
  • Hello, Goodbye – Blind Melon
  • Slow Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland
  • Black Noise – Rotary Connection
  • Lemonade – Blind Melon
  • Well Well Well – Lucinda Williams (ft. Charlie Louvin & Jim Lauderdale on Backing Vocals)
  • I Really Don’t Want To Know – Les Paul & Mary Ford
  • Buoyant – Alela Diane
  • Trafalgar Square – Jonathan Wilson
  • Mystic Lady – T.Rex
  • Angels And Sailors – Jim Morrison & The Doors
  • Petit Suite movement 1: En Bateau (On a Boat) – written by Claude Debussy; performed by Paul Paray conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Lifeboat – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)
  • Strange Fruit (Tricky Remix) – Billie Holiday 
  • Trampled Rose – Tom Waits
  • Funny How Time Slips Away – Elvis Presley (Willie Nelson cover)
  • If And – Valerie June
  • I Will Never Be Untrue – The Doors
  • Big Leg Woman – Muddy Waters
  • Valentine – Martina Topley-Bird (produced by Danger Mouse)
  • Most Of What I Know / Buildings In America – Richard Swift
  • Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

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Hello, Goodbye – Blind Melon

Slow Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

Black Noise – Rotary Connection

Lemonade – Blind Melon

Well Well Well – Lucinda Williams (ft. Charlie Louvin & Jim Lauderdale on Backing Vocals)  [art by Peter Pontiac]

I Really Don’t Want To Know – Les Paul & Mary Ford

Buoyant – Alela Diane [photo by Jaclyn Campanaro]

Trafalgar Square – Jonathan Wilson

Mystic Lady – T.Rex

Angels And Sailors – Jim Morrison & The Doors
[photo by Paul Ferrara, 1968]

En Bateau (On a Boat) – written by Claude Debussy; performed by Paul Paray conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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

Strange Fruit (Tricky Remix) – Billie Holiday

Trampled Rose – Tom Waits [art by Jacob Read]

Funny How Time Slips Away – Elvis Presley (Willie Nelson cover)

If And – Valerie June [photo by Jacob Blickenstaff]

I Will Never Be Untrue – The Doors [photo by Ed Caraeff, 21 July 1969].

Big Leg Woman – Muddy Waters

Valentine – Martina Topley-Bird (produced by Danger Mouse)

Most Of What I Know / Buildings In America – Richard Swift

Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: WOBBLE BIRDS

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Hello All! Hello World!

After these cold days of doing the snow shovel shuffle come on in and chillax with the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape:_WOBBLE BIRDS

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _WOBBLE BIRDS
  • Circle Of Fourths – Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (ft. Johnny Hodges|Paul Gonsalves)
  • Hambone –  Jazzy Ash (ft. Uncle Devin)
  • A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission) – Simon & Garfunkel
  • Love Movin’ – J Dilla (ft. Black Thought)
  • Future Correlations / “mounds…” – Madlib / Charles Manson (a.m.o.p. mix)
  • Daughter of the Storm – Carter Burwell
  • Dance of Maria  – Elias Rahbani 
  • Maori Baby Junior / The Concept Of I – Paul White
  • Sexopolis – Jean-Pierre Mirouze
  • Come / Orgasm – Prince (ft. Vanity, aka “She Knows”)
  • Leur Plaisir Sans Moi ( Their Pleasure Without Me) – Jane Birkin (Lyrics–Serge Gainsbourg/Music–Jean-Claude Vannier)
  • La horse/En Melody/Thème 504/L’amour à travers et à tort/Danse De L’Enfant Et Du Roi Des Mouches  (Andy Votel Medley) – Jean-Claude Vannier (excerpt from the Andy Votel Mix)
  • It’s All In Your Mind – Beck
  • Clouds Finale – Graham de Wilde 
  • Pushin’ Against A Stone – Valerie June (ft. Dan Auerbach, Kevin Augunas, Richard Swift, Jimbo Mathus)
  • Nothing Is The News / Return To Maraqopa / Queen Anne – Damien Jurado (w/ Richard Swift)
  • Everybody Anyone – Itsuro Shimoda (ft. Vicki Sue Robinson)
  • Hell For It – Danny Brown (produced by Paul White)

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Circle Of Fourths – Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (ft. Johnny Hodges|Paul Gonsalves)

Hambone –  Jazzy Ash (ft. Uncle Devin)

A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission) – Simon & Garfunkel

Love Movin’ – J Dilla (ft. Black Thought)

Future Correlations / “mounds…” – Madlib / Charles Manson (a.m.o.p. mix)

Daughter of the Storm – Carter Burwell

Dance of Maria – Elias Rahbani

Maori Baby Junior / The Concept Of I – Paul White

Sexopolis – Jean-Pierre Mirouze

Come / Orgasm – Prince (ft. Vanity, aka “She Knows”)

Leur Plaisir Sans Moi ( Their Pleasure Without Me) – Jane Birkin (Lyrics–Serge Gainsbourg/Music–Jean-Claude Vannier) [photo by Jean Pierre Fizet, 1973]

La horse/En Melody/Thème 504/L’amour à travers et à tort/Danse De L’Enfant Et Du Roi Des Mouches  (Andy Votel Medley) – Jean-Claude Vannier (excerpt from the Andy Votel Mix)

It’s All In Your Mind – Beck

Clouds Finale – Graham de Wilde

Pushin’ Against A Stone – Valerie June (ft. Dan Auerbach, Kevin Augunas, Richard Swift, Jimbo Mathus)

Nothing Is The News / Return To Maraqopa / Queen Anne – Damien Jurado (w/ Richard Swift) [from the Maraqopa Trilogy]

Everybody Anyone – Itsuro Shimoda (ft. Vicki Sue Robinson)

Hell For It – Danny Brown (produced by Paul White) [art by SAM ROLFES & TIMOTHY SACCENTI]

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