Saturday, August 12, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #587
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #587.220!
Broadway Calls – Good Views, Bad News (Side One Dummy) :: You
know I’ve had my share. Well, my woman left home for a brown-eyed man who plays in a generic teenage angst rock band
that should’ve closed out of town on opening night, but I still don’t seem to care.
Lee Harvey Osmond
– Quiet Evil (Latent) :: I guess “John Wilkes Partridge” was already taken, huh?
Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing (Favorite Gentlemen) :: Early prissy Bowie meets early pensive
Reznor backed by early primo Page.
Charles E. Caine – The Mayor Of Hell (Warner Bros.)
:: James Cagney may be the star of this 1933 prison flick, but who can deny that good old Charlie Caine steals the show as
Tommy ‘Stupe’ Gorman?
23 Rainy Days – Wonderful Disaster (Radio Active) ::
Their own website describes them as being “Dark Pop Synth Rock” so who am I to argue that they’re wrong—especially
when that happens to be an accurate assessment of this exemplary slice of arch ’80s anxiety.
SHOMOE OF THE WEEK: Jesse James – Jesse James Is A Dead Man (Spike) :: And speaking of past blasts,
here’s one dead man who used to turn me on with a kinetic fury and oddly incongruous laconic Zen-ness that evoked memories
of Raw Power and A Gift From A Flower To A Garden being played simultaneously at full volume. This linear
ancestor to the pistol-packin’ outlaw may look and sound like David Lynch but the death-defyin’ stunts he pulls
off are still worthy of Evel Knievel in his outta-mah-head prime. It also adds more fuel to the argumentative fire that Spike
once was the greatest heavy metal television network casting broads, but not no more.
Be seeing you!