Saturday, February 4, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #560
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #560.194!
Scully – 40th Anniversary Summer Of Love Oral Archive (MVD Audio/Beanbag) :: A one-hour
excursion into all things aurally acidic. If you weren’t around to experience the substance-soaked ’60s like I
was, then this is one heck of a primo primer—and if you were, it’ll fill in all the blanks that the blotter sheets
Eye Contact (Jericho Beach) :: With piano a-pounding and strings a-slummin’ this offering offers supremo smoky
Euro cabaret rock. Bonus points for covering Neil Young and Lou Reed and making them sound like art rock drone originals.
City Sleeps – Not An Angel (Trustkill)
:: Pseudo-proto-prog in punk’s clothing.
Blake – Shayari (Mack Avenue) :: I’m not saying that tenor saxman Blake has it
in him to record the modern-day equivalent of A Love Supreme, but this spiritual record proves that if he ever does
decide to give it a shot, that he’s on the right path. And speaking of paths...
Andrew Sterman – The Path To Peace: Music Inspired By The Inner Journey
Of Mahatma Gandhi (Orange Mountain) :: If you meditate to only one jazz album this year, this be the one!
Arthur Lyman – Bwana Á
(Collectors’ Choice) :: Not since the likes of Les Baxter and Yma Sumac has there been such a Polynesian proponent.
If you like to pump to a Tiki pulse, then this is place to empty your milk-filled coconuts.
Johnny Hallyday – Live At Montreux
1988 (Eagle Rock) :: France’s answer to rockabilly never made it big stateside ’cause here in America we
like our greasers to sing in English. Then again, after hearing him butcher the lyrics to “Whole Lotta Shakin’
Goin’ On” en anglais, I can see why he’s stuck to French for the past 50 years.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Caroleen Beatty
– You’re Only As Pretty As You Feel (Black Beauty) :: The vexatious voice behind the recent remake of
Eno’s Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) goes solo on this trippy EP that covers the likes of Jefferson Airplane
and Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Dig it!