MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #486.103!
The Mooney Suzuki – The Maximum
Black EP (V2) :: This reissue of 1999’s The Black EP by one of rock’s most engagingly raucous primitive
agit-pop garage bands is freshly adorned with five primo bonus outtake nuggets. Now if only they’d record a new one.
Solter – Canonic (Hometapes) :: SWM into “machines, grease, razor, tape”
seeks atonal audience for disjointed distortion disc. Serious replies only.
Devil – That Handsome Devil (Stardust) :: This sleazy funkified jazzbo lounge album sounds
as if Jeremy “Swimmin’ in Wimmin” Page struck a crossroads deal with Mojo Nixon—and then reneged.
Shi – Rapider Than Horsepower (SAF) :: What if Kurt Cobain’s brain had been recorded
at that exact moment?
Patrick Porter – Die Wandaland LP (Grey Day)
:: The joyous and buoyant “Bond Funeral Home” is a very good start, but the rest of this smart airy acoustic early
Bowiesque pop album is just begging for a Mick Ronson to come along and plug some much needed electricity into the proceedings.
– Yanni Live! The Concert Event! (Image) :: Perfect for making the dishes or washing the bed, this glossy live
in Las Vegas cross between Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield will appeal to the closet new age syntho symphomaniac art-rock
addict in you.
Totimoshi – Ladrón (Crucial Blast) ::
Led Jappelin (sic) heaviness produced by woman-hater Page Hamilton (very sic)—but try not to hold that against them.
Mooney Suzuki – Have Mercy (V2) :: I love it when a band takes my advice. You’ll
love it that they did.
Kasabian – Empire (RCA) :: 48 crash on Highway
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Sloan – Never Hear The End Of It
(Murder) :: Thirty songs, all blended into one big mind-bending Beatlesque block of nonstop pop that’s almost as good
as the originals—and “almost” is about as good as you’re gonna get these days, bub.
Beatles – Love (Capitol) :: Like I said.
Be seeing you!