MEDIA BLACKOUT #480.90!
5ive – Versus
(Tortuga) :: Alan Swann says: “Stone, this very heavy medieval instrumental thud-rock sounds just like the second coming
of Kyuss. Mucho recommendo!”
The Velvet Underground
– “Sister Ray” (Verve) :: One of these things...
Violet – Caravan (Passenger Sounds) :: Obviously we've entered into a new renaissance of excellent
countrified folk music that's written and sung by highly intelligent women who are confident enough to passionately and expertly
express their heartfelt emotions.
– Caught By The Window (Wrangled) :: These fem-sensitive guys wear their naked hearts on their sleeves so plaintively
that I mutated into a weepy, sundress-wearing hippie chick just by listening to them.
Motörhead – Orgasmatron (Bronze) :: Fortunately, I had an antidote.
MC5 – “Sister Ann”
(Elektra) :: ...is not
Gasoline Heart – You
Know Who You Are (Mono Vs Stereo) :: Although Louis DeFabrizio got Steve Albini to ably tape his smart-sounding album,
he obviously never saw Albini's exquisite Chuck Jones-inspired album art to Big Black's Atomizer album because his record
is sheathed in the usual limp-dick dreck.
– My Soul (Sony BMG) :: Thin White Dave craved ebony acceptance and butchered “Ashes to Ashes”
and “Knock on Wood.” Phat Black Jack craves ivory acceptance and butchers “Ashes to Ashes” and “Knock
Little Richard – “Ooh!
My Soul” (Specialty) :: Trust the original crossover cross-dresser to get it right.
Jobriath – “Sister Sue” (Elektra) :: ...like the
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Black Stone Cherry
– Black Stone Cherry (Roadrunner) :: Benjy Stone says: “Mr. Swann, even if BSC are only half as heavy
live as they are on this record, they'd still sound twice as heavy as most other bands.” King Kaiser concurs: “Swannee,
if you ever wondered what would have happened had Jimmy Page been a spittle-flecked speed freak who formed Motörhead
instead of Led Zeppelin, well, now you know, Ace—in spades.”