Mixed Nuts, or Seven Trips to Oblivion

by Larry O. Dean

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The goofy title for this ten song album—which would've been LOD's second solo effort if he had not been waylaid by working on The Fussbudgets' debut—was a surreptitiously overheard quote from one of the many oddball, late-night denizens who frequented a 24-hour Howard Johnson's restaurant in Dean's hometown of Flint, Michigan. An inveterate list-maker, Dean wrote it down in his omnipresent notebook as a possible album title, finding it years later, after his move out west. In some ways it is an appropriate name, as no specific theme seems to unify these songs. Instead, geography provides the inspiration for “Seismograph”: a midwesterner by birth and upbringing, Dean had already grown accustomed to the regularity (and variety) of earthquakes in the Bay Area, but remained fascinated (and wary) of them, while native Californians shrugged them off as readily as Michiganders dismissed yet another tornado or blizzard. The album is rounded out with five bonus tracks from the same time period.

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released December 9, 2014

Recorded at 473 A Studio, San Francisco, CA 1987-1988. Produced and engineered by Larry O. Dean. Mastered September 2014 by Wally Sound, Oakland, CA.

Larry O. Dean (guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion); with Ned Doherty (bass), George Friend (guitar), Godfrey Daniel (drums).

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Larry O. Dean Chicago, Illinois

Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. His numerous chapbooks include I Am Spam (2004), a series of poems “inspired” by junk email, abbrev (2011), and About the Author (2011). A full-length collection, Brief Nudity is forthcoming in 2013. He is also an acclaimed songwriter whose most recent CD release is Fun with a Purpose (2009) with The Injured Parties. ... more

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