Saturday, March 18, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #566
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #566.199!
– Blood In The Water (self released) :: Juvenile generic angst in their red-stained underpants. Why can’t
you ever find a great white shark when you really need one?
Mike Gordon – The Green Sparrow (Rounder) :: There’s a lot
here to like, such as the hip-swingin’ “Voices,” which reminds me of jazzy Stanley Clarke merged with poppy
Todd Rundgren. Then “Andelmans’ Yard” morphs into a silky Steve Miller vibe—and that’s even
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– Jubilee (Rounder) :: This one reminds me of the thoughtful moderate up-tempo ballads that Unca Lou used to
offer up, especially on the third Velvets album—and Lou was always a softy at heart. But in addition to such sensitive
songwriting, I’m equally encouraged that TSS are also capable of picking up the pace apiece as they prove they can do
on a track like “Spark.”
McLachlan – Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff (Nettwerk) :: She is woman, hear me snore
after listening to these sappy and slushy MOR songs without a single shred of personality. And with a lame résumé
like that, how much do you wanna bet that she’s probably a Canadian?
Throw The Fight – In Pursuit Of Tomorrow (Cordless) :: Yet another
generic angst-in-their-pangst band with an original song called “Ready For War” that should’ve been a John
– And The Children Of The Great Northern Muskeg (Saved By Radio) :: Here come the warm red stripes as Eno meets
Linda McCartney on this delightfully wonky electropop album that’s augmented with a delirious dash of early Alice Cooper!
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– Breakin Bread With The Devil (B.L.U.) :: Cooze-infused badass rock ’n’ roll that manages to mix
within a scant half hour a hyper speed freak Japanesque glamatronic melody vocal style with a crushing Motörheadesque
guitarasonic rave-up. One of the best albums of the year, even if they do slip up by putting the photo of a big-bosomed babe
on the actual disc instead of the front cover.