Saturday, August 6, 2016
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #534
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #534.165!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Nash The Slash
– In-A-Gadda-Da-Nash (Cut-Throat) :: Elegantly tuxedoed like Cary Grant in George Cukor’s Holiday
and hideously bandaged like Claude Rains in James Whale’s The Invisible Man, the revered and reviled serial
sonic psychotron known as Nash The Slash has been No. 1 in a field of one ever since he first began creating his own insidious
sound of music from deep within secreted studio walls located somewhere inside of an abandoned subway station miles beneath
the filthy sidewalks of Toronto.
Armed only with a Strickfaden array of hyper-amped violins, mandolins, synths
and drum machines, Nash proceeded to unleash upon an unsuspecting society a senses-shattering series of aural album assaults
whose titles said it all: Bedside Companion. Dreams And Nightmares. Decomposing. Children Of The Night.
unrelenting records led to Nash being smuggled into Europe to work with the likes of Gary Numan and Bill Nelson, only to be
abruptly expelled from the continent by the EU as “a deviant influence not only on humanity but on all life itself”
after angry villagers caught a rare glimpse of his grisly ungauzed visage late one night in an iniquitous den of ill repute
on the Rue Morgue.
Safely ensconced back home in his underground lair, Nash donned his stained leather apron and threw
himself into his work with a renewed vengeance born of righteous anger that would ultimately be made manifest in the records
to follow: the corrupt social commentary on And You Thought You Were Normal; the modern urban brutality of Thrash;
the silent cinema soundtrack to Nosferatu; and his first ever album of cover versions, American BandAges.
Now the immortal
Nash The Slash rises again with an album of covers that extends from the obvious (“Baba O’Riley” and “Astronomy
Domine”) to the obscure (“Follow The Leaders” and “Constantinople”) to the omnipresent (“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”
and “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald”). So don’t be an angry villager! Buy it now before Nash comes back
Be seeing you!