Saturday, August 9, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #432
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #432.34!
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Atco) :: Miles
Davis, eat your heart out.
– Princess (Tony Chaos) :: A clogged overflowing toilet is more melodic.
Discordance Axis – Our Last Day (Hydra Head) :: The
final album by these significant screamaniacs is so techno-guttural it makes everyone else on the grind circuit sound like
Perry Como in a coma.
Towers Of London
– On A Noose (TVT) :: These Rotten imitators rob the Clashbah.
Oxford Collapse – A Good Ground (Kanine) :: Kinda like
a Tom Verlaine demo with primitive production values, this one has a haunting heartfelt passion that’s hard to beat.
Speaking of which...
Iggy & The Stooges
– “I Need Somebody” (Columbia) :: Dylan never wrote a line as good as: “Well, I am your crazy
driver. Honey, I’m sure to steer you wrong.”
Bob Dylan – “Hurricane” (Columbia) :: “We wanna put his ass in stir.
We wanna pin this triple mur-der on him.” I rest my case.
Faces – “Silicone Grown” (Warner Bros.) :: And neither of them ever wrote
a line as great as this timeless poetic gem from Rod The Mod: “You’ve got more front than the Hague museum.”
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Revolver
– Turbulence (Sextant) :: When you’re the son of Goddo guitarist Gino Scarpelli, you’d darn well
better be in a band that kicks everyone’s ass and doesn’t embarrass your old man. These brass-ball commandos lay
down a heavy carpet of sound that’ll have your windows rattling for weeks. This is rock ’n’ roll the way
it’s supposed to be played: with bludgeoning riffs that explode in the air thicker than a barrage of flak bursts over
Normandy on D-Day. Velvet is for pocket-pool pansies. Real men pack concrete.
Be seeing you!