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Saturday, May 7, 2016

JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #521

 

JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #521.149!

 

Jethro TullTullicatessen (Chrysalis) :: Includes the hit single “Schwarma For One.”

 

Demander The Unkindness Of Ravens (self released) :: Wherein Karen Kanan Corrêa shows she has her Siouxie Sioux shtick down cold.

 

Mark DavisPart One: Don’t You Think We Should Be Closer? & Part Two: Mistakes I Meant To Make (self-released) :: I’d really like to say that this guy’s the prolifically inventive multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren of country music, but I just can’t. He does get an A for ambition, though.

 

Belinda Bruce & The Tawny StarsThe Good Life (self released) :: Capable country cuts that’re elevated by the seven-minute-long “Blackout,” which invents an entire new genre: ambient country art rock.

 

The First TimeTaking Breaking Down (Frontline) :: Snappy snarlin’ songs with a proto-punk pop pedigree.

 

The HollowaysSo This is Great Britain? (TVT) :: I bought The Clash’s London Calling. The Clash’s London Calling is in my record collection. Holloways, you’re no London Calling.

 

Johnny Irion Ex Tempore (Rising Son) :: I’ve heard Neil Young ape jobs, but the quavering vocal inflections on this stellar swipe-job are uncannily eerie, right down to the sparse After The Harvest musicianship. And your point is?

 

Tia CarreraHeaven/Hell (Arclight) :: These clods steal Yes’ classic song “Starship Trooper” and then rename it as their own composition, thinking that no one will notice. Well, I notice everything—and I hope Chris Squire sues their sorry, thieving asses off.

 

SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Kate MannDevil’s Rope (Orange Dress) :: Kate’s got a back tat that’s the size of Oregon and a voice that’s twice as big. Armed with a guitar and harp, she cranks out a chicken-wired wall of country rock that’ll have your toes tappin’ while you watch out for flying beer bottles.

 

Frank Zappa, Dolly Parton & Lou Reed Mother, Jugs & Speed (Bizarre) :: Includes the hit single “I’m Waiting For My Mammary.”

 

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