Sunday, March 20, 2011
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #255
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LEAVE IT TO JEFFREY MORGAN’S
MEDIA BLACKOUT #255!
– “Awaiting On You All” (Apple) :: Leave it to a white guy from England to rhyme “Jesus”
Ringo Starr –
“The End” (Apple) :: Best drum solo ever?
Ice Cube – “We Had To Tear This Mofo Up” (Priority) :: Leave it to a black guy from
America to rhyme “Jesus” with “Adidas.”
Paul McCartney – “Kreen-Akore” (Capital) :: Best drum solo ever?
Russ Meyer – Mondo Topless (RM) :: Leave it to cleavage.
Ron Bushy – “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”
(Atco) :: Best drum solo ever?
Gord Downie –
The Grand Bounce (Wiener Art) :: Wherein the Tragically Hip’s singer returns with a third solo album that mostly
eschews rock in favor of a more laid back country feel—which is about as much of a waste of talent as it would be if
Bob Dylan suddenly decided to abandon acousitc folk music and play electric rock music instea—he what?
Peter Criss – “100,000 Years” (Casablanca) ::
Best drum solo ever?
The Madison Square Gardeners
– Teeth Of Champions (self released) :: From the guitars to the organ, the music is straight outta Dylan’s
Highway 61 Revisited but the vocals are strictly of the Elliott Murphy Aquashow ilk—and that’s
an inspirational combo that’s hard to beat, especially when the songwriting is easily on par with both of those stellar
John Bonham – “Moby
Dick” (Atlantic) :: Best drum solo ever?
Cole – “Topsy Part Two” (Apex) :: A million-selling, certified gold, number one single
from 1958 that’s just a drum solo? Best drum solo ever!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: De Staat – Machinery (Cool Green) :: It ain’t often that an
eclectic album scores high marks on the intelligent quotient test and then registers an even higher rating on the crunge-o-meter,
but De Staat’s funk-fuelled Machinery sho ’nuff does both: first by oozing out a surfeit of creative
artistic brain-power-pop (ref. Roxy Music; Devo; Robin Scott’s M); and then by reeking with an unreasonable overdose
of snarky sonic style and amped-up attitude (ref. KMFDM; Prodigy; Living Color).
Where to begin? With the herky-jerky Morse code guitar-driven chunk rock of “Ah, I See” that sounds
like a bouncing buzz saw skewering a sheet metal trampoline? Or with the James Brown drill sergeant depiction of animal meat
by-product processing on “Old MacDonald Don’t Have No Farm No More” that’ll make you wanna
chow down on a tasty Big Kahuna Burger?
What about the pec-pumpin’ beats
of “Sweatshop” that’ll have you in sync while you sate your iron addiction? Would I be remiss in missing
the crazy carnival whirligig of “Psycho Disco” that keeps on chooglin’ until the sows come home? It really
doesn’t matter because, from the sporadic synth-stuttering stylistics served up on “Tumbling Down” to the
real cool hand that “Keep Me Home” deals down with its spiritually soulful chain-gang wail, this is one radical
record to be reckoned with!
The Who – Magic
Bus: The Who On Tour (Decca) :: Best live album ever!
Be seeing you!