Saturday, October 31, 2015
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #494
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #494.120!
Gordon Davis – Shaft (Warner
Bros.) :: Can you dig it?
Geoff Berner with Diona Davies
and Wayne Adams – The Wedding Dance Of The Widow Bride (Jericho Beach) :: It’s not every
day you hear an album that begins: “I’m internationally recognized as a really, really lucky guy. Everybody knows
that I’m the lucky goddamned Jew.”
The Book Of Lists – The Book
Of Lists (Scratch) :: I meant to type “shitfaced Brit psychedelia” but I’ll honor my typo as a hidden
intention and admit that “stiafes brit psychedcecia” is a much better way to describe this Jarvis Bowie meets
Suede Floyd glam pop album.
Dustin Cole with The Specialest
– Try And Love Me (Scratch) :: Crystal clear vocals on cavortin’ cruise control drift languidly over
a barren backwash of minimal and at times deeply distorted in the red instrumentals.
Hayes – “Theme From Shaft” (Stax) :: Right on.
Heat – Amplified Heat (Arclight) :: Feelthy mungified Texas rock that’s stronger
than dirt and sounds just like Lemmy fronting Blue Cheer. Bonus points for stealing the intro from Rush’s “Any
Way I Can” and reinverting it.
ALO – Roses & Clover
(Brushfire) :: Track one on this professionally spit-polished platter is derivative enough of the Springsteen Allmans to get
my attention and original enough to keep it until I start groovin’ on the tasty Simon & Fabfunkle vibe.
Bay-Kays – “Son Of Shaft” (Stax) :: Hot buttered jive turkeys.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Various Artists – Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration (Stax) :: Stax
wax is bax to celebrate its 50th birthday with a snatch-smokin’ bag of hot reefer releases that’re both old and
new. This twofer hit from the original box set is not just required listening, it’s a 100 percent cumpulsory pussy-poundin’
screw-e-delic delight. So ditch those effete Motown pansies and drop down for the real honey-humpin’ happening. Oh yassss!