MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #496.123!
Marilyn Manson – Eat Me, Drink
Me (Interscope) :: Marry Me, Dump Me is more like it.
– Memory Almost Full (Hear) :: Not only does he sound like Roger Daltrey on the baroque power ballads, he can
still out-yowl Little Richard on the too-few high-note rockers—and my memory is still scarred from his greatest solo
screamo shriekfest, the mentally insane and completely indecipherable “Mumbo.”
Theory – This Is It (Adrenaline) :: In practice, no it ain’t.
X. Heyman – Actual Sighs (Turn-Up) :: Smart savvy pop that evokes Elliott Murphy at his
Big D & The Kids Table – Strictly
Rude (Side One Dummy) :: Mirror in the bathroom, I’ll talk free. This hip, hyperactive ska-fueled upgrade of the
English Beat’s for you and me.
Skull Time – Skull Time
(Latest Flame) :: I don’t usually agree with superhype promo blurbs, but “self-effacing classic rock lovers whose
music requires the throwing of devil horns” sounds about right to me.
– Rockaholics: The Fun Drinking Game (Wannabe) :: Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes
this concept album about binge drinking.
Matt Mays – Matt Mays (Beachfire)
:: Matt’s got his Neil Young sound down cold, but Neil never veered down the Dylan meets Bolan alley that Matt does
here on tracks like “Stand Down At Sundown” and “Move Your Mind.”
McCartney – The Russian Album; Unplugged; Run Devil Run (Capitol) ::
Nobody out-rocks Mr. Helter Skelter when he screams out rock ’n’ roll—and on these three albums he screams
out rock ’n’ roll.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Jayme Stone
– The Utmost (self released) :: Remember the banjo fever that swept the nation after Bonnie And Clyde and
Deliverance made pop stars out of Flatt & Scruggs and Eric Weisberg? Then relive those glory days of precision
pickin’ on this extraordinary new album.
Be seeing you!