Saturday, November 19, 2016
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #549
Sat, November 19, 2016 | link
MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #549.180!
Alan Davey – Captured Rotation
:: (MVD Audio/Hawkwind) :: Hawkwind meets power pop on this catchy pop rock meisterwack.
– The Hawkwind Remixes (MVD Audio/Voiceprint) :: One good head deserves another and, boy howdy, do they ever
find each other in spades on this celestial compendium that time travels from 1993 to 2002 and back again. Oddly enough, parts
of it sorta sound like a discofied Nash The Slash’s American BandAges album — but that only makes it
all the more cooler in a Cosmic Supermarket kinda way.
Magic Mushroom Band
– Feed Your Head: Live ‘89 (MVD Audio/Voiceprint) :: The album title is a gratefully dead giveaway that
if Grace Slick and Donovan were singing together in the TransLove Airplane, then this would be their Bless Its Pointed
Little Head. So turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream as the MMB cover everything from Zappa and Harrison to
Ayers and Hendrix in one long luxuriously languid trip.
– Live In La La Land (MVD Audio/Opio/Voiceprint) :: Devoid of the usual surrounding prog rock bombast, this
minimal direct-to-DAT double live album of the Yes man’s recent guitar-and-piano-only one-man show at the Roxy in Los
Angeles is an excellent showcase for his distinctive voice which, eerily enough, still sounds exactly as it did way back in
the early ’70s—soaring high notes and all. I guess Anderson must have a painting of his larynx hanging in an attic
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Fish – Communion:
Live At St. Mary’s Church Haddington, East Lothian, August 27th 2006 (MVD Audio/Chocolate Frog) :: Just like those
who perpetuate the Gabriel-Collins Genesis debate, there will always be those who will forever be of the opinion that Fish
was Marillion; and those others who feel that any post-Fish incarnation of Marillion is equally legitimate. I happen to think
that both camps are right, which means I have ample enough room in my ears for this twofer that’s easily as excellent
as anything Gabriel did during his first three solo albums.
Be seeing you!