MEDIA BLACKOUT #570.203!
The Orchid Highway – The Orchid Highway (Naughty) :: They’re
not The Beatles but an incredible simulation!
Wovenhand – Ten Stones (Sounds Familyre) ::
Ambitious angst anyone?
Okkervil River – The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar) :: This is the absolute
second-best cabaret angst record I’ve ever heard. It’s only the second cabaret angst record I’ve ever heard,
but it’s the absolute second-best.
Skybombers – Take Me To Town (Albert Productions)
:: Strangely believe it, Skybombers are the new Cheap Trick and Take Me To Town is their Heaven Tonight.
– 13th Star (MVD Audio/Chocolate Frog) :: If you thought prog rock was dead, then you ain’t heard nuthin’
until you’ve heard this epochal space-spannin’ offering from Marillion’s main man.
– Toy Room (Severe Enterprises) :: These words I speak are true: this ambitious four act rock opera is operating
in an arena that’s so far out there it makes Welcome To My Nightmare sound like nap time in a deaf mute kindergarten.
– After The Morning After (Saved By Radio) :: Sensitive love songs and plaintive paeans that anyone who ever
had a heart can relate to.
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band – Pay Me No Mind (Northern Blues)
:: The earthy Hendrix influence is undeniable but so is the playing, so it’s a whitewash.
She (MVD Audio/Metal Mind) :: Are you ready for a bombastic two-disc rock opera based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard?
If you ever owned a copy of Jesus Christ Superstar, you are.
KISS – “She”
(Casablanca) :: Honey, it’s not one a’doze.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Rhonda Silver
– Twelve Pieces Of Silver (Prism) :: Backed by the expert likes of Guido Basso and Jeff Healey, these silky
smooth songs of songstress Silver’s smack of slinky late night rendezvous in a swank penthouse bar and morning after
musings in a sodden neighborhood saloon. Even better, she belts out her original blues with enough gusto to make you down
another round. So set ’em up, Joe.
Be seeing you!