The Short Story

M.O.T.O. is a garage punk band currently based in New Hampshire. Formed in New Orleans in 1981 by Paul Caporino, the lineup of the band has seen many changes over the years, with Caporino being the only consistent member. The band has recorded many albums, singles and CDs, including several albums for the Chicago-based record label Criminal IQ Records, and Blast of Silence based out of Finland.


Read more about M.O.T.O.'s tour in China with bassist Julia V. McDonough in 2013.

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From Blast Of Silence Records (Finland)! Our split with Finland's 2015 Eurovision contestants, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät!

Black vinyl $20

Limited edition red vinyl $23 domestic s&h included in cost








From Rerun Records (US), two more M.O.T.O. LPs, which are both

reissues of old cassette albums. Both of these are pressed on vinyl for

the first time and released in a limited edition of 500 copies each.


AMPEG STUD, originally released on cassette in 1995. From the Rerun

site: "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 long-time

fan favorites and set staples. It almost plays like the demos for a

greatest hits collection."


$15 domestic s&h included.




MOTOERECTUS, originally released on cassette in 1987. From the

Rerun site: "MOTOERECTUS was released in very limited quantities in

1987. This album represents some of M.O.T.O.'s last 4-track recordings

before relocating to Boston. Although it's still showing much of the

New Orleans/early years goofiness, there are a handful of tracks

hinting at the slightly more serious pop sensibilities to come with

M.O.T.O.'s '90s and beyond releases."


$15 domestic s&h included.




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