Sunday, April 27, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #417
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #417.18!
– Erotic Thriller (Boompa) :: Flo & Eddie start a synthesizer disco band that’s influenced by A
Night At The Roxbury. Really.
– Protest (Ace Fu) :: Just when I thought that intelligent anti-war protest albums were a thing of the past,
along comes this majestically heroic and elegant elegiac mass for the masses to prove me wrong. But that doesn’t mean
I agree with them.
– Prolonging The Inevitable (Suburban Home) :: Sir or Madam, please don’t take a pass on this heavy band
that kicks Helmet’s ass.
– Formulate A Tragedy (On The Rise) :: Speaking of which: If Page Hamilton’s new women-battering songs
have forced you to sell all your old Helmet records, don’t worry because All Parallels are also a far more intelligent
Self Explanatory (Capitol) :: Remember “Bob George” on Prince’s Black Album? Well, here’s
the real schlemiel.
– A Prairie Home Companion (Rounder) :: Gosh, I miss Mark Russell.
North Mississippi Allstars – Hill Country Revue (ATO)
:: Would somebody please mail me a burned copy of Edgar Winter’s Roadwork?
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Oneida – Nice.
Splittin’ Peaches. (Ace Fu) :: This eclectic EP of experimental art rock is definitely worth a listen. Clocking
in at a very respectable 15 minutes, “Hakuna Matata” is the kind of jaw-dropping backwards drone that La Monte
Young and Tony Conrad used to specialize in. “Song Y” on the other hand sounds like the kind of crazy country
music that the Who would’ve made had Mike “Wool Hat” Nesmith joined them. Or is that Pete Townshend joining
the Monkees? Either way, you can’t lose.