Saturday, September 2, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #590
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #590.224!
Caledonia – We Are America (self released) :: I know where this
band of Canuckleheads is coming from when they kvetch about America culturally sucking Canada dry. Sure, they mean it as a
protectionist slam, but I wouldn’t have it any other way—besides, being a good Detroiter, I’m a Vernors
Snooks Eaglin – Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! (Hep Cat) :: Anyone widda moniker like
“Snooks” has gotta be cool but, as you might’ve already guessed, that ain’t his real handle: It’s
Fird, which is even cooler—just like the beyond butane blues-infused scorchers which ignite this reissued 1986 session.
– The Baby Snooks Show (CBS) :: Geddit?
Odis – Feel (Miss Press) ::
Miss Odis regrets how bands these days sound like everyone else. But here’s an admirable exception with a pulse that’s
hard to put my finger on but I’ll sure try: I hear a loud Living Color rock aesthetic at play here, ably augmented by
a Southern sensibility with a playful underpinning of Prince. Too many slushball ballads, though.
– Funny Girl (Columbia) :: Oy vey, baby!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Chairlift –
Does You Inspire You (Kanine/Columbia) :: I may hate ballads, but I bought this one nevertheless because the sticker
on the front cover claimed that it contained “beguiling heroin ballads, nodding deeply to David Lynch’s Angelo
Badalamenti-scored oeuvre.” Musically, that happens to be true. Vocally, it goes without saying that Caroline Polacheck
is no Julee Cruise—which is understandable. She’s more like a sonorous soporific pop suturing of Beth Gibbons
and Eno—which is unmedicated.
Angelo Badalamenti – Music From Twin Peaks (Warner
Bros.) :: Number one in a field of none.
Be seeing you!