The first release from Swedens Radio Obligato Records is USA’s own Masters Of The Obvious. Paul Caporino who’s been going since 1981 IS M.O.T.O. and he change band members as often as I change fluids with my boyfriend.
I’ve heard a lot about M.O.T.O. but never cared to check him out as I often tend to be disappointed with new bands that get the talk of the town. Last friday I had the chance to experience Mr. Capriano IRL(for you non geeks that’s In Real Life). Fuck it wasn’t that bad at all! He’s in his 50’s and looks like something from a Jean M Auels book. Total neanderthal punker. Quiet entertaining and with a huge and awesome guitar sound the band went through a one hour set with a loads of hits. At home I was even more surprised as soon as Blast Of Silence poped out of my speakers. Fuck me it’s great! A true hit. Driving, tight and yeah I just love Caporinos voice. It’s something dark. I know he’s hiding something. I hear it. He’s not that happy. And I love it. Four songs. One left over: I Used to tell the Truth. But the rest is solid stuff. Very simple but with a twist that get you hooked.
Here’s a 2 song treat for you which will make you wanna head over to: www.radioobligato.com and get yourself a copy. Don’t forget to check out Johans very own podcast while you’re there!