MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #522.151!
The Cinematics – A Strange Education
(TVT) :: For torching a Remington typewriter on the front cover, they get an E. But if it’s only a Photoshop fire, then
they get an F for fake.
Big Business – Here Come The Waterworks (Hydra
Head) :: Led Zeppelin crashes into Black Sabbath. Oh, the inhumanity!
– Here Come The Warm Jets (Island) :: Waterworks, geddit?
– “Golden Showers” (Warner Bros.) :: Warm jets, geddit?
Stranglers – “Golden Brown” (EMI) :: Ewwww, fergeddit.
– Saosin (Capitol) :: Memo to muggers: These whiny pushovers have VICTIM written all over them.
– Wintersleep (Labwork) :: So do these guyzzzzz.
– The Cicadas (Roble Rot) :: Huey Lewis goes country!
– Weightless With Love (City Canyons) :: Buddhist rock is the Next Big Thing, so get on board before this llama
leaves the Potala. Perfect listening for reading T. Lobsang Rampa or watching Lost Horizon.
Beatch – Beatnik Beatch (Noble Rot) :: If you collect album covers with midgets on them,
then this reissue’s for you.
D.O.A. – Bloodied But Unbowed
(Sudden Death) :: One of their songwriting credits is: “Vancouver Punk Trad.” They wish.
Of Pink – Love Is Dead (8th House) :: Raucously rawer than the Stones on smack but too
pussy to call themselves Pink Snatch.
The Rolling Stones – “Torn
and Frayed” (Rolling Stones) :: Ever notice how the singer breaks up and laughs between the words “kick”
Walter Carlos – Switched On Bach (Columbia)
:: Say, whatever happened to seminal synthesizer pioneer Walter Carlos? I haven’t seen his name on an album in decades.
ROCK GODDESS OF ANY CENTURY: Grace Slick – Period (Grunt) :: “White Rabbit.”
“rejoyce.” “Two Heads.” “Lather.” “Bear Melt.” “Hey Fredrick.”
“Eskimo Blue Day.” “Mexico.” “Law Man.” She’s the undisputed all-time greatest female
singer-songwriter in the entire history of rock ’n’ roll. And although it’s true that she never recorded
an album called Period, after waxing her Manhole, she sure should’ve.
Welles – F For Fake (Elmyr de Hory) :: Geddit?