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Ol' Paint - 1971 Ol' Paint



ARTIST: Ol' Paint
ALBUM: Ol' Paint
LABEL: GWP Records
SERIAL: ST 2034
YEAR: 1971
CD REISSUE: 2007, Fallout Records, FOCD2059

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Tony Caputo - vocals * Andy Mendleson - lead guitar, organ, vocals * Phil Zeppetello - rhythm guitar, vocals * John Bujak - electric bass * Richard Mendelson - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Always In The Way * 02 She Leaves Free * 03 It's My Birthday * 04 All For Love * 05 I'm a Natural Man * 06 Was I Surprised * 07 Mogitah * 08 Victims Of The Sexual Revolution * 09 Up From The Sea * 10 You Are My Friend * 11 Good-Bye * 12 Down So Long


Background
I had never heard of this album until the 2007 reissue on the excellent Fallout label which specializes in long out of print rock, psych and folk music. Supposedly Ol' Paint called New York City home, but any other information is sparse at best and Fallout's booklet, while nicely presented doesn't add much to help those of us who need a life and get off on band histories! We do know this was their only record released on the GWP label which was more in tune with jazz and soul music than pop and probably why it never received the promotion it deserved especially since no singles were released from the LP.


The Songs
Very surprising considering this record is full of radio ready power pop. Comparisons to both Big Star and The Beatles have been made in other reviews and I have to agree. The Big Star parallel is spot on and like the Memphis wonder boys, Ol' Paint were not the strongest of musicians and a little raw, but knew how to write tuneful and catchy songs to great effect. Vocalist Tony Caputo reminds me of Roy Wood (The Move, ELO) in spots and there is a Woodstock jingle jangle country rock influence that tends to run through some of the tracks, but it's never annoying and adds much to the albums charm. Personal faves include 'She Leaves Free' as well as 'It's My Birthday' and at just under the forty minute mark there is plenty good time music here to leave a lasting impression on fans of the early power pop scene.


In Summary
It's always amazed me how many unknown albums like Ol' Paint are still out there waiting to see the light of day once again. Thanks to labels like Fallout those of us who were too young at the time or missed out completely can rediscover a lost gem like Ol' Paint and be completely blown away which is why we all collect music in the first place right?


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#1 | gdazegod on July 09 2009 00:55:54
Interesting article, someone interviewed Phil Zeppetello about this album.. Syracuse New Times. When Phil talks about Big Sky, I think he means Big Star..

http://www.syracu...Itemid=148

Phil also mentions that Fallout's CD reissue may have been illegal.
#2 | Eric on July 09 2009 22:48:49
Yeah- it's Big Star he's talking about. There's been a lot of questions about Fallout....
#3 | trillion1999 on October 06 2011 21:19:08
I always wonder if Tony Caputo could be the guy from Lynx.Anyone know ?hmm!
#4 | windsofmarch on August 07 2012 17:03:34
Great power pop with psych elements.Badfinger meets Big Star.keyboards
#5 | super80boy on February 02 2014 20:20:09
I was thoroughly impressed with this obscurity. Every song was good, with some being far better than just good. They seem to be ahead of their time with such a creative power pop sound. You can hear some Beatles influences, but they definitely had formed their own sound.
 
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