6 November 2017

MIKE PATTON | The Lovage album 'Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By' was released 16 Years ago!

The only album by Lovage, Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By was released on November 6th 2001.
"It's an album of stylish, funky, dreamy trip-pop, with hip-hop allusions here and there and a slightly cartoonish side."

The band is headed up by fictional character Daniel Merriweather, Dan the Automator, with Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles on vocals, Brandon Arnovick on guitar, Kid Koala on turntables, Daniels Spills on keyboards and Sweet P on harpsichord and noseflute.

The album features sexually hyper moods, lazy trip hop beats and a wicked sense of humour. It pays homage to French artiste Serge Gainsbourg and the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.
"It was really Dan's project, I just tried to fill a role, and in some ways it was moreacting than music. There was a lot of performance on that record. I was basically playing a persona, which was a lot of fun. Jennifer and I didn't do much of it together, but the stuff we did do together was pretty entertaining. There were definitely some episodes involved in that that I shouldn't disclose." - Mike Patton 2013
PopMatters | 2002

Lovage isn't a cohesive concept album as much as it's a half-joking, half-serious stab at romantic mood music. While what "sexy" means no doubt varies from person to person, it's hard to imagine that most people will find the album as a whole to be music for love-making. Still, it isn't a complete joke either -- there's plenty of moments where the vibe steams up more than you might expect.

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