Sunday, February 2, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #405
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #405.7!
Megadeth – The System Has Failed (Sanctuary) :: President Mustaine. Got a nice ring
to it, don’t it?
& Dita von Teese – Wedding Bell Blues (Straight) :: Ooooh, marriage. How anti-Christ of
Live Free Or Die (Sudden Death) :: These Bush-bashing Canuckleheads hate censorship and love freedom of speech. That’s
why they printed a parental advisory warning on the front cover of their new album.
Straylight Run – Straylight Run (Victory) :: Just when
I thought that their stock-in-trade was crafting sincere, plaintive dirges, along comes the buoyant “Tool Sheds and
Hot Tubs” to make me think that they just might have what it takes to be the next Blondie. But only if they let the
girl sing more. A lot more.
– Pickin’ On Pink Floyd: A Bluegrass Tribute (CMH) :: Are you ready for a banjo and fiddle version of
“Astronomy Domine”? I mean really ready? Sid was, but that was 40 years ago. And look where he is now.
Nightwish – Once (Roadrunner) :: Unexpected
company coming over? Need a fast recipe for Finnish meatloaf? Step 1: Take the heavy metal riffs of Black Sabbath, the lush
orchestrations of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the bombastic arrangements of Jim Steinman and the soaring poperatic vocals of Emma
Shapplin. Step 2: Just add water and hurl.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Limblifter – I/0 (Limblifter) :: Imagine the Psychedelic Furs meeting
Duran Duran and the Human League and you’ll have a good idea why this is one of the best nostalgic pop romps your delicate
shell-like ears will ever hear. Emotive vocals, superb musicianship, smart lyrics and spiffy arrangements all add up to make
this an absolutely delightful listen.