2013

Avant garde rock musical about the life and times of Johnny Nukular, First World Emperor

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
Recorded & Mixed 2009-2013
Released August 19th 2013
© 2013 Screwy Bastards Records SBX12

WHY JOHNNY CAN'T BREED (5:10)
THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY ELECTRIC TERRORIST BITER (2:05)
FILET OF CORNFLAKES (5:52)
OPERATION EAT ME (3:19)
JOHNNY BITES (1:57)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOUCHEBAGS (3:44)
SIZZLING SYZYGIES (2:21)
HANDMADE DESIGNER BARFBAGS PERCOLATING IN THE SUN (6:41)
JOHNNY SELLOUT (3:25)
ATTACK OF THE GIANT FRANKZAPPAMONSTER (10:46)
YOU DON'T HAVE JOHNNY TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE (1:12)
WHY JOHNNY CAN'T BREATHE (5:01)

TRIPPO MARX guitars vocals drum machine

This project began its life as a bizarre improvisation I recorded for my 20th Anniversary Show in August, 2009. I worked on it piecemeal between 2009 and 2013 while recording INSIDE THE FRAME, BLUSTERING TUNNEL PUPPETS, and PLAYA IN TWILIGHT. I started by cutting up the improv into several pieces and adding loops and overdubs to make each piece into a separate song, giving each of them the oddest title I could think of. Originally, the project had no underlying concept except as a collection of weird stuff, but as it developed I could see a story emerging so I decided to make it into an avant-garde rock musical along the lines of The Residents’ Not Available, Zappa’s Thing-Fish & Joe’s Garage, and Buckethead’s Bucketheadland 2.