SMELLO (2001)

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Lo-fi experiments 1988-1992

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
Recorded 1988-1992 Mixed 1993-2001 Remixed 2003-2019
Released August 29th 2001
© 2001-2019 Screwy Bastards Records SBX1

TENNIS EYEBALL 1 (3:32)
TUBULAR SMELLS (12:13)
DJANGO'S MISSING DIGITS (2:10)
TENNIS EYEBALL 2 (3:53)
POMPADOUR 2 (2:48)
NORMAN (2:23)
LIBERTY HILL (2:16)
HALLUCINATING DOBROS (2:18)
FIVE STRING GUITAR (3:45)
PRALINE PSYCHOSIS (4:01)
POMPADOUR 1 (2:13)

TRIPPO MARX guitars vocals piano synths drums bass mandolin percussion

Everyone takes their first step, and this one is mine. Smello (aka Tubular Smells) is my oldest and most naïve work, a frenetic and serendipitous series of exercises that I undertook in order to learn the art of recording and mixing demos, and it has all the charms of a long-lost, unwashed friend (happy to see you, friend, to smell you is another thing). This work is dedicated to those who instructed and/or inspired me in the difficult act of music.

Five String Guitar was recorded in 1988 using a pair of ancient headphones to mic the guitar. Pompadour, Norman, Liberty Hill & Praline Psychosis were my first attempts at multitrack recording in August, 1989. Tennis Eyeball and Tubular Smells were recorded in the summer of 1990. Hallucinating Dobros was recorded using a hand held microcassette recorder in 1990 or 1991. Django's Missing Digits employs tuned glasses of water as percussion and was recorded in December, 1992.