Sunday, November 24, 2013
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #395
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I’LL KEEP IT WITH JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #395!
Bob Dylan – Selfie (Columbia) :: As if
remixing old albums wasn’t bad enough, now they’re retitling them.
John Foxx – Metamatic (Metal Beat) :: This decades ahead
of its time concept album about the Kennedy assassination contains automated metal machine music that’s so charmingly
cold and coolly calculating it makes Gary Numan sound positively human by comparison. It’s the perfect gift for the
conspiracy theorist on your holiday shopping list who has everything—and so is this:
Vincent Bugliosi – Reclaiming History: The
Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy (Norton) :: One volume. Five pounds. 1,600 pages. 1,000 additional
pages of supplementary notes and sources on two portable document files on one compact disc. All this plus the greatest
conspiracy joke on page 1,489? Case closed!
Andrew Lloyd Webber & Mick Jagger – Tumbling Dice, Superstar
(Bialistock & Bloom) :: Which twin wins the Tony? Neither one since “Tumbling Dice! Tumbling Dice! Who are you?
What have you sacrificed?” is the world’s worst ill-advised Broadway lyric ever.
Various Artists – Annie: The Musical: The
New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording (Shout! Factory) :: Because as every rock critic knows, you’re never fully dressed
without a simile.
SAINTLY PLATTER OF THE WEEK:
The Sojourners – Sing And Never Get Tired (Little Pig) :: I saw these three cool cats
strutting their barn burning stuff at Folk Alliance earlier this year so I’m more than pleased to testify that they’ve
got a brand new long player out that continues to showcase their unique style of gospelized funk-fuelled spiritual three part
harmonies. So do yourself a very big favor and pick up on what these number one soulful brothers are putting down
because you could do a lot worse than spend some of your finite heartbeats listening to The Sojourners. Indeed, you probably
already have so spin this platter pronto and set yourself on the road to redemption before it’s too late!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: The Flowers Of Hell –
Odes (Optical Sounds) :: Word has it that Unca Lou loved this thematic tribute album to himself that came out in
2012—and rightly so, given that it cannily coalesces the best of his Velvet Underground excursions with some rare solo
transmogrifications such as a rare first draft early lyric interpretation of “Walk On The Wild Side” that’s
well worth the price of admission alone. But Lou’s dead so you’ll have to take my word for it in 2013
that this is now the most poignant Lou Reed tribute album you’ll hear this year. Bonus points for including
a Nicoized version of “Mr. Tambourine Man” that would’ve sounded right at home on Chelsea Girl.
Be seeing you!