Sunday, July 6, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #427
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #427.29!
Doctor Who – Doctor Who (BBC) :: Luckily, the cracked
actor who played the new ninth Doctor as an arrogant, self-righteous twit quit after only one season because he was afraid
of being typecast, if you can believe such twaddle. So, until the adventures of Time Lord No. 10 reach North America later
this year, there’s no denying that the definitive Doctor is still Tom Baker.
Mob Stereo – Too Young To Go Steady (Dollar Record)
:: Not only do these singles going steady have their Ramones 101 song structure down pat, they also have a wasted chanteuse
(that’s good) who’s mixed too far down in the background (that’s bad).
Caribou – The Milk Of Human Kindness (Domino) :: This
ethereal entry stands at the quirky crossroads between Cluster and Terry Riley. Bonus points for naming their band after an
old Elton John album.
– Tinnitus (Liquor and Poker) :: Too disciplined to be the new Dolls and too plodding to be the new Pistols,
these boozetown brats run out of steam after the first two tracks. But what a rip-roarin’ way to go!
The Locust – Safety Second, Body Last
(Ipecac) :: The world’s first screamo opera includes forensic music like “New Tongue Sweepstakes” and “Hairy
Mouth.” Showbiz bible Spice Of Life tags David Cronenberg to direct the movie version.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: The Timelords & The
KLF – Doctorin’ The Tardis (TVT) :: By expertly combining the late Ron Grainer’s immortal
Doctor Who theme with Gary Glitter’s “Rock ’n’ Roll”—replete with Tardis teleportation
roar and exterminating Dalek dialogue—this innovative eight-minute single from 1991 is the prescient precursor to every
mash mix that exists today.
Be seeing you!