Sunday, September 12, 2010
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #228
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YOU’RE READING JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #228!
Black Stone Cherry –
Folklore And Superstition (Roadrunner) :: Wherein one of the best hard rock bands in America blends the best of Aerosmith
and Alice in one timpani shredding session.
Anemo – Stentorian (City Canyons)
:: They’ve got the same pop vocal stylings and 4/4 backbeat of Eurythmics with a heapin’ helpin’ of hard
rockin’ Heart. That I didn’t clue in to this initially means that they’ve got their own thing goin’
Bob Dylan – Both Ends Of The Rainbow (MVD Visual) :: Wherein the
usual bunch of windbag wankers expound on Bob’s born again phase—as if the actual records themselves weren’t
The Dirty Heads – Any Port In A Storm (Universal) :: These four
white guys do echoed dub like it genetically runs through their veins—and who knows, maybe it does.
Wakeman – Rick Wakeman’s Grumpy Old Picture Show (MVD Visual) :: Wherein prog rock’s greatest
keyboardist hangs up his cape to try his hand at biographical multi-media stand up comedy—but don’t laugh ‘cause
he actually manages to pull it off thanks to his prattle-punctuatin’ piano passages.
& The Patriotic Few – What The Boat Gave The River (KBM) :: I dunno if Mark Berube ever heard
Marc Benno’s Asylum Choir work, but this one sure sounds like he did, right down to the mix’s schizoid stereo
One Second 2 Late – World Time Bomb (Red Ink) :: Wherein one of
the best hard rock bands in Canada blends the best of old Korn and new Korn in one bagpipe shedding session.
TV SHOW OF THE WEEK: Jefferson Airplane – Go Ride The Music (Eagle Vision) :: This live in the studio
session originally ran on NET’s Fanfare program back in 1969 and contains seven full-length songs from the
Volunteers era, including a slow vamp on their then-current single “Mexico” as well as the elusive “Emergency”
which was never waxed but remained a live staple—plus an extended barn-burning throwdown on “Volunteers”
itself. Points deducted for Jorma’s ever-present swastika pendant. What a maroon.
Be seeing you!