Sunday, April 6, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #414
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #414.15!
Valdy – Viva Valdy: Live At Last (Rack-On-Tour) :: The
troubadour you can trust who gave us the enduring “Rock ’n’ Roll Song” is back with a double album
that’s one side live, one side studio, and both sides wow.
Day Of Infamy – Red Autumn (DOI) :: The Everly Brothers meet Audioslave. Wake up, little
Kasabian (RCA) :: Dylan joins the Strawberry Alarm Clock and records a trippy stoner album.
Skindred – Babylon (Lava) :: I’d
rather hear Jar Jar Binks babble on than listen to this snore-bore in a grotty dread.
UPO – The Heavy (DRT) :: If the Home Shopping Channel
ran a music network for zirconium metal bands, these guys would be No. 1 with a mullet.
Blue Öyster Cult – We’re Cooking For You
(MEnu262) :: The Cult contributes recipes to a fan cookbook. I remember when they used to cook in the studio instead.
Dennis DeYoung – The Music of Styx Live With
Symphony Orchestra (Grand Illusion) :: And with a donation to PBS of only $150, you’ll get a copy of the new double
CD plus the DVD!
Eddie From Ohio
– This Is Me (Virginia Soul) :: Literate lyrics, earnest songwriting, honey-flavored female vocals.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: The Beatnuts – Milk
Me (Penalty Recordings) :: I was gonna end by warning ya about this sexist cover photo which shows a lissome Nubian goddess
reclining in a skimpy lime green bikini while thick creamy white liquid is poured all over her glistening ebony endowments
but, wouldn’t ya know it, I’m plumb out of room.
Be seeing you!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #413
Sun, March 30, 2014 | link
MEDIA BLACKOUT #413.14!
– Blue Skies (RCA) :: And you thought Jewel was stacked.
Mix Master Mike – Bangzilla (Scratch) :: I knew Steinski. Steinski was a friend of
mine. Beastie Boy, you’re no Steinski.
Gym Class Heroes – The Papercut EP (Fueled By Ramen) :: I bet Dylan wishes he could
write a line like: “She’s the reason for the lesions.”
Matt Sharp – Matt Sharp (Boompa) :: Plaintive music so utterly anguished yet hauntingly
beautiful it’s almost too painful to listen to.
Strung Out – Exile In Oblivion (Fat Wreck Chords) :: Lame grunge band called Strung
Out begins its record by stealing 20 seconds of Billie Holiday, geddit? Well, don’t get it.
Jakalope – It Dreams (Orange) :: Proof
positive that anyone with a Mac can ape NIN and record Jamming With Reznor.
Simple Plan – Not Getting Any (Lava) :: Sure they’re
not. That’s why there’s a flier stuck inside that shills the songs on their new album as ring tones at $2.50 a
Jem – Finally
Woken (ATO) :: Narcotic and erotic music to read Edward Gorey by.
Lesbians On Ecstasy – Lesbians on Ecstasy (Alien8) :: Today on Maury: Women who love
women and the fishy records they make.
– Allow Us to Be Frank (RCA) :: A pack of real rats could sing better than these four fops.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Vampire Beach Babes –
Beach Blanket Bedlam! (Divine Idustries Inc.) :: By combining the feisty fiesta vocals of the B-52s with the seamy
archirony of the Cramps, these fun-loving culture vultures are the kitschiest thing to hit the surf since Eric Von Zipper
Be seeing you!