Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars
|Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars|
|Compilation album by Ozma|
|Released||January 1999, 2020|
|Label||Tornado Recordings (1999)
|Producer(s)||John Gaudesi, Rod Cervera, Ozma|
|Singles from Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars|
Album art for Songs of Audible Trucks and Cars
Album art used for the album's original digital release through MP3.com, printed in monochrome on some Tornado Recordings pressings
Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars is a collection of demos and live material that was collected to be Ozma's first LP release. The money made from CD sales funded the recording of Rock and Roll Part Three. Despite being a part of the band at the time of release, keyboardist Star Wick only plays on three songs on the album. The songs "Shootingstars", "Natalie Portman" and "Baseball" would appear finished on Rock and Roll Part Three. While the songs "Maybe in an Alternate Dimension" and "Flight of the Bootymaster would appear finished on The Doubble Donkey Disc.
The album was originally released in 1999 on hand burnt CDs with printed black and white album art. Later, an abridged version of the record was sold through MP3.com in late 1999 called Songs of Audible Trucks and Cars, the name chosen due to a character limitation.
The meaning behind some of the songs on this album were explained in detail by Ozma members on their official website, ozmaonline.com, in 2000.
Track listingAll songs written and composed by Ozma. All keys by Star Wick unless stated otherwise.
|1.||"Lorraine" (keys by Daniel Brummel)||Brummel/Ryen Slegr/Jose Galvez||4:27|
|2.||"Just Tell Me When" (keys by Katherine Kieckhefer)||Slegr/Brummel||3:06|
|3.||"Rain of the Golden Gorilla" (keys by Kieckhefer)||Brummel||4:08|
|4.||"Maybe in an Alternate Dimension" (keys by Brummel)||Slegr||4:08|
|5.||"Los Angeles" (keys by Brummel)||Brummel/Galvez/Slegr||4:47|
|6.||"Flight of the Bootymaster"||Slegr||4:13|
|7.||"If My Amp Had Wheels" (keys by Kieckhefer)||Slegr/Galvez/Brummel||3:06|
|8.||"Shootingstars (Live)" (recorded live 12.27.98 in the lab)||Slegr/Galvez/Brummel||4:17|
|9.||"Natalie Portman (Intro)"||Brummel||0:04|
|10.||"Natalie Portman" (keys by Brummel)||Brummel||3:49|
|11.||"Iceland" (keys by Kieckhefer)||Brummel/Galvez/Slegr||4:05|
|12.||"Baseball (Live)" (recorded live 12.27.98 in the lab)||Slegr/Brummel/Galvez||5:43|
First Strike EP
The First Strike EP is made up of the John Gaudesi produced studio songs from Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars. It was recorded in June of 1997 and wasn't printed in large quantities, leading to estimations that only a handful of cassettes were made. Very shortly after its conceptualization, the EP was reworked into Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars.
Track listingAll songs written and composed by Ozma. All keys by Katherine Kieckhefer.
|2.||"Just Tell Me When"||3:04|
|3.||"Rain of the Golden Gorilla"||4:09|
|4.||"If My Amp Had Wheels"||3:06|
On August 22, 2020, the band re-released this album through Bandcamp. Later, on December 1, 2021, the compilation would be physically re-released on cassette by the Indonesian label Ororo Records. This release also included a sticker and two buttons, with the option to buy a T-shirt as a bundle.
| Studio LPs: Rock and Roll Part Three | The Doubble Donkey Disc | Spending Time on the Borderline | Pasadena | Boomtown |
Compilations: Cuatro y Ocho | Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars | Weezma: Daniel, Ryen & Rivers
Live albums: Live Acoustic Set - July 12, 2000 | Live Acoustic Set - January 24, 2001
Other: List of Ozma songs | List of Ozma concerts
- Back insert of the CD release of Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:SOITAC_back_cover.jpg
- Japanese Ozma fansite(?) https://web.archive.org/web/20210912221202/https://sound.jp/upsanddowns/release.htm
- Daniel Brummel responding to fan corospondence 2021 https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Danfirststrikeep.png