Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

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Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Studio album by Lovage
Released November 6, 2001
Genre Downtempo, Psychedelic, trip hop, lounge
Length 56:53
Label 75 Ark
Producer Dan the Automator / AKA Nathaniel Merriweather
Lovage chronology
Lovage EP
(2001)Lovage EP2001
Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
CMJ New Music Monthly (positive) [3]
NME 3.5/5 stars [4]
Pitchfork Media 4.5/10 stars [5]
Q 4/5 stars [6]
Spin 3.5/5 stars [7]

Nathaniel Merriweather Presents... Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By is the only album by Lovage, released in 2001. Lovage is a studio supergroup featuring Dan the Automator producing, Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles on vocals, Kid Koala on the turntables, Brandon Arnovick (as Astacio the Nudist) on guitar, Daniels Spills on keyboards and SweetP on harpsichord & noseflute.


Dan the Automator provides trip hop beats while the vocals mostly consist of Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles engaging in sultry and provocative dialogue. Nevertheless, the overall tone of the album is tongue-in-cheek.

The album cover is an homage to Serge Gainsbourg's second album.

The song "Sex (I'm A)" was originally written and performed by 1980s New Wave band Berlin. The Lovage version differs significantly from the original.

The album features many references to Alfred Hitchcock, most notably the titles of the songs "To Catch a Thief", "Lifeboat", and "Strangers on a Train", which were all named after the movies, and contain re-dubbed excerpts. The album title itself also refers to an album Hitchcock appeared on in 1956 titled Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Music to Be Murdered By.

An instrumental version of the album has also been published.[8]

Track listing

No. Title Additional artist(s) Length
1. "Ladies Love Chest Rockwell" Vocals: Prince Paul (as Chest Rockwell, the alias used for Handsome Boy Modeling School) 1:19
2. "Pit Stop (Take Me Home)"   3:56
3. "Anger Management"   4:17
4. "Everyone Has a Summer" Scratches: Kid Koala 4:16
5. "To Catch a Thief"   3:17
6. "Lies and Alibis"   3:16
7. "Herbs, Good Hygiene & Socks" Vocals: Afrika Bambaataa 1:55
8. "Book of the Month"   4:28
9. "Lifeboat"   4:45
10. "Strangers on a Train"   4:36
11. "Lovage (Love That Lovage, Baby)" Vocals: Damon Albarn (as Sir Damien Thorne VII of the Cockfoster's Clan) 1:04
12. "Sex (I'm A)" (Berlin cover)   6:19
13. "Koala's Lament" Scratches: Kid Koala 3:53
14. "Tea Time with Maseo" Vocals: Maseo (as Chármelle Carmel) from De La Soul 1:38
15. "Stroker Ace"   4:29
16. "Archie & Veronica"   6:05



  1. ^ "Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  2. ^ Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By at AllMusic
  3. ^ Hignight, Heath (February 2002). "Nathaniel Merriweather: Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". CMJ New Music Monthly. p. 51. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "album review". NME. 1 December 2001. p. 36. 
  5. ^ Adickes, Kevin (2 January 2002). "Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "album review". Q Magazine. December 2001. p. 140. 
  7. ^ Kun, Josh (February 2002). "Nathaniel Merriwheather: Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By". Spin. pp. 108–109. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Music to Make Love to your Old Lady By (Instrumental Version): listing". Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
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