Sunday, April 13, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #415
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #415.16!
The Slackers – Close My Eyes (Hellcat) :: Closed my
– So Long (Lava) :: Low key, see ya.
Stroke 9 – All In (Records, Man!) :: Stupid band name. Smart rock album.
No Warning – Suffer, Survive (Machine
Shop) :: Fair warning: delete, delight.
Aeffect – Secrets and Lies (Hitchhiker) :: Gosh, I miss the Human League.
7 Seconds – Take It Back, Take It On, Take
It Over! (Side One Dummy) :: Ramones meet Badfinger and carry on bopping till tomorrow.
Court And Spark – Witch Season (Absolutely
Kosher) :: The credits list 25 musicians who crafted this smart set of acoustic-based harmonious pop music, including the
name of the guy who did the hand claps. Too bad they forgot to name any of the singers.
Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway (RCA) :: If
legendary record producer Clive Davis honestly thinks that this puerile pap is what passes for a good female vocalist these
days, then he oughtta have his head read.
Joplin – Pearl (Columbia) :: With her dowdy looks and coarse voice, you just know she’d
never get signed by fuddy-duddy Davis today.
Moody Bluegrass – A Nashville Tribute To The Moody Blues (Rounder) :: Finally, a banjo
and fiddle version of “Nights In White Satin.”
The Trews – House Of Ill Fame (Epic) :: One of 2003’s unmitigated pop masterpieces
is back on the racks with a bonus disc of new live tracks including their seismic extrapolation of “Hey Jude.”
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Mark Dignam
– Box Heart Man (Times Beach) :: Irish folk singer Dignam starts off his record with a classic George Harrison
“Blue Jay Way” drone before abruptly shifting gears down into some of the strongest and most heartfelt pickin’
and singin’ I’ve heard in quite a while.
Be seeing you!