Mom’s Favorite Vase (“MFV”)

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All original songs from their CD The Demo Tapes can be found on sale on line (with bonus live tracks included on the Internet release!).

Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes

    Warren Peterson is a guitarist who loves the blues, smokes and broods a lot (to try to look more alternative).

    His wife Sheri knew Janet Kuypers since they were three years old. Janet is the lead singer, and sounds like a cross between Natalie Merchant and... George Michael, I think (but that’s in a good way, if that’s possible).

    Janet Met Brian Hosey in college, and found out he used to be in a band called Feedback with the likes of Eli Braden (The Beggars, Atlantic Records). Brian’s the type who likes to cover eighties tunes and be the life of the party.

    Together they make Mom’s Favorite Vase. (Thank Warren for the name, which is from the Brady Bunch: The boys weren’t supposed to play basketball in the house, but they did, and they broke... mom’s favorite vase. They put it together with glue, but it was water-soluble, and when mom put some flowers in it, it fell apart, but they all learned a valuable lesson and everyone turned out perfectly in the end, as they always did on the Brady Bunch...)


Their CD, The Demo Tapes, is also available for sale right here, and some of thes tracks from the CD are in this listing as well. This CD is their only full CD release, containing covers of anything from The Eurythmics to Stevie Ray Vaughn to George Michael to the Smiths.

MFV


    So, on to this band’s music... They covered anything acoustically, from Nirvana to the Eurythmics to the Smiths to Stevie Ray Vaughn to 10,000 Maniacs to Michael Jackson and The Bee Gees (well, that was more of Brian’s specialty...). And yes, they even do some of their own stuff. One of their most recent and best-known tunes is What We Need In Life.


Cold Kickin’ it Live ... Intro

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(~:07, said by guitarist Brian)
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This is from their last live show in Chicago, July 1996. Brian was pulled over to the side by the cameraman before the show started and decided to make a little intro on camera for Mom’s Favorite Vase.

About a Girl
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(~2:43, last live show)
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Nirvana, off their Album Nevermind. It was recorded in Chicago.

Ask ‘97
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This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by The Smiths, off their album Louder than Bombs.. It was recorded in Logan Square in 1997.

Beat It
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This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by Michael Jackson, off the album Thriller. It was recorded in Logan Square in 1997.

Beat It/Stayin’ Alive
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(~4:04, sung by guitarist Brian)
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This a little medly of 1980s and 1970s tunes that Brian put together live at their last show...

Devotion
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - Devotion

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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Feedback, off their album Gigantes de Pop, which the guitarist Brian Hosey was a member of. It was recorded in Chicago.

Femme Fatale
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(~2:30, last live show)
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not yet rated (:19) at the last live concert from MFV
This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by the Velvet Underground, and was recorded in Chicago.

I am not a Pretty Girl
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frame from mpeg show of practice session at the Lake County Poets Society 08/22/06
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indoors
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(3:29, indoors recording)
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(~4:03, outdoor recording)
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(~3:38, last live show)

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This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by Ani DeFranco, and was recorded in Illinois in guitarist Warren Peterson’s studio.

I’m Free At Last
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real audio - the edited mix (248k)
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wav file - the edited mix (5.5 meg)
This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes, and an edited version exists on the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by Hank Williams, Sr., was once covered by The The, and was recorded in Chicago.

I Need You
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real audio
the stripped mix, 1996 (332k)
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the recovery mix, 1998 (538k)
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the 1996 stripped mix (2.6 meg)
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the recovery 1998 mix (4.2 meg)
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(~2:55, last live show)
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Probably their best-known cover, this is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. This was one of a number of songs performed live on WEFT Radio in central Illinois, and the album version of this song is also from the live radio performance. The song was originally by The Eurythmics, off their album Revenge. It was originally recorded in Chicago; the recovery mix was recorded south of Chicago, it was plated live at venues in Chicago.

in Love I Abide
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - In Live I Abide

This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song is an original and was recorded in Logan Square.

Infectious boy
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - Infectious Boy

This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Feedback, off their album Gigantes de Pop, which the guitarist Brian Hosey was a member of. It was recorded in Chicago.

I Will Survive

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(~3:13, last live show)
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This is from their last live performance in Chicago. The song was originally by Gloria Gaynor.

Last Night I Dreamt
(that Somebody Lived Me)
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by The Smiths, off their album The Queen Is Dead. It was recorded in Logan Square.

Let the Mystery Be
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real audio Remix (252k)
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The first time they heard the song, they knew of it originally being performed live by Natalie Merchant and David Byrne. It was recorded in Logan Square.

Life by the Drop
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Probably their most requested cover, this is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. This was one of a number of songs performed live on WEFT Radio in central Illinois, and the album version of this song is also from the live radio performance. The song was originally by Stevie Ray Vaughn; it was a song Warren wanted to play with a vengeance (and did a pretty good job on...).

London
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London clip
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(1:27)

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(~1:16)

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not yet rated (1:21) at the last live concert from MFV
This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by The Smiths, off their album Louder than Bombs.. Both versions (as well as live versions) were recorded in Chicago.

Warren
Love is Stronger than Death
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(~4:11, indoor recording)

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(~1:56)

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not yet rated (1:45) at the last live concert from MFV
This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by The The, off their album Dusk. It was recorded in Illinois in guitarist Warren Peterson’s studio.

My Love for you Will Stay the Same
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - My Love for You Will Stay the Same

This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes, and is the first song the guitarist Warren wrote the music for and the singer wrote the words for. It was recorded in Illinois in guitarist Warren Peterson’s studio.

On a Plain
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Nirvana, off their Album Nevermind. It was recorded in Chicago.

Pale Blue Eyes
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by the Velvet Underground, and was recorded in Chicago.

These Days
Party Line
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - Party Line

This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. Rrecorded in Logan Square, this was a side recording the singer did of Brian the guitarist as he waited between tracks to record.

Polly
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real audio - lead singer vocals (180k)
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video of last live show

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This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by Nirvana, off their Album Nevermind. All of the existing versions were recorded in Chicago.

There She Goes
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by the Velvet Underground, and was recorded in Chicago.

There’s No Room in my Heart (for the Blues)
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mp3 file the hysterial banter before the song (735k)
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Hank Williams, Sr., later also covered by The The, and was recorded in Chicago.

Brian
These Days
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by R.E.M., off their album Life’s Rich Pageant. It was recorded in Chicago.

Verse Chorus Verse (“Sappy”)
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not yet rated (:36) at the last live concert from MFV
This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Nirvana, off the collection album No Alternative. One of MFV’s first songs to cover, this song was recorded in Chicago.

Victim
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - Victim

This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was an original - the lead singer had written the song as an addition to a possible other band in 1990, so she brought it to Mom’s Favorite Vase and Brian picked the guitar up for this song. It was recorded in Chicago.

Janet

Vincent Price Ate My Sandwich
(the MFV remix/medley)
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Vintage Wine
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - Vintage Wine


also released on the CD
Torture & Triumph:
Mom's Favorite Vase - Torture & Triumph - Vintage Wine

video of last live show

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(~2:48)
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Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - Vintage Wine

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(just a small clip to whet the appetite...)
This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Feedback, which the guitarist Brian Hosey was a member of. It was recorded in Chicago.

Waiting
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mp3 file (2 meg)
mp3 file 1998, the recovery mix (1.1 meg)
real audio 1998, the recovery mix (256k)
mp3 file the edited mix (2.8 meg)
wav file the 1999 edited mix (6.1 meg)
Their first song to work on together, this is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by George Michael, off of his album Listen Without Prejudice (Volume I). It was practiced in Warren’s studios south of Chicago, but it was finally recorded in Chicago. It was also recorded into the recovery mix in 1998, then edited into another mix in1999.

Waiting for That Day
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This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by George Michael, off of his album Listen Without Prejudice (Volume one). It was recorded in Illinois in guitarist Warren Peterson’s studio.

Warren Banter
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Another one of those moments in 1996 when a guitarist is caught with access to the microphone, Warren waxes philosophic.

the Warren Solo
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mp3 file (1:54, unedited, with baby)
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In the early days of our practice sessions, Warren would practice on his own ideas - and only every once in a while we would get the chance to record it.

What do I Have to Do
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mp3 filedownload locale numero dos (2.4 meg)
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This is from the album, The Final (MFV Inclusive). The song was originally by Stabbing Westward, dedicated to Chad, the president of the band’s fan club. It was recorded in Chicago.

What I Like About You

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(~1:54, sung by guitarist Brian)
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Yeah, this is what happens when the lead singer takes a break in the middle of the evening during a live show, the guitarists decide to see what songs they remember and just ... start to play.

What we Need in Life
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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - What We Need In Life


also released on the CD
Torture & Triumph:
Mom's Favorite Vase - Torture & Triumph - What We Need In Life

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the full song is at iTunes:
Mom's Favorite Vase - The Demo Tapes - What We Need In Life

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~3:59, from their last live concert

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(160 x 120, 19 meg)

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1:00

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1:10

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only full video of original music from MFV (by Blue Design Studios)
Their better original music, this is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The guitarist Warren wrote the music for and the singer wrote the words for this track, being one of the only videos that has a more complete and polished video recording (video work done in Indiana and edited by Blue Design). The song was originally studio recorded in Chicago.

What’s the Matter Here
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This is from the first album, The Demo Tapes. The song was originally by Ten Thousand Maniacs, off the album In My Tribe. It was recorded in Logan Square.

oh, don’t forget some Applause

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