LMNOP is Stephen Fievet, an Atlanta native whose deceptively sweet vocal style and fondness for near-bubblegum melodies partially hides about the most twisted, perverse sense of humor in rock & roll history. Along with his musical activities, Fievet publishes the deliberately offensive comic Babysue, designs handbill-sized posters (his "missing dog head" poster became a sensation in Internet circles in the mid-'90s...
LMNOP first hit the pop underground with three self-released cassettes, 1982's LMNOP, 1984's LMNOP LMNOP, and 1985's LMNO3. Fievet's most accessible work, these tapes are ultra-catchy pop with clever lyrics, hooks aplenty, and Fievet's most deceptively innocent vocals. Fievet re-recorded some tracks from these three tapes for his first two vinyl albums, 1986's Elemen Opee Elpee and 1987's Pony, which sound like a cross between R. Stevie Moore and the Three O'Clock.
LMNOP's darker and more "difficult" period started with 1989's Numbles; on this album, the arrangements are a bit more stripped down and Fievet starts examining more unsettling emotions in his often depressed-sounding lyrics. Pony and Numbles were released by the French label New Rose, but when that label went under, Fievet returned to his cassette-only roots, releasing 1993's Mnemonic, which is basically 'Numbles Part Two', and 1994's The Tiny Cupcake Dilemma, a retrospective disc containing 24 live solo acoustic performances of songs from all the preceding LMNOP releases.