Saturday, September 16, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #592
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #592.226!
Joe Cocker – Bird On A Wire (Eagle Rock DVD) :: Boy, what a difference
a few decades can make, huh? Long after his 1970 Mad Dogs prime, we find the Rotating Rocker in Doucheland backed
by a buncha lanky Eurodisco-dressing dudes ’n’ dudettes. Luckily, his voice is in fine fettle and his hair still
reasonably long, even if he doesn’t paw at it once. Bonus points for belting out a boisterous “High Time We Went.”
Gaalen – Soft Airplane (Flemish Eye) :: When he’s not using an effective falsetto similar to
Bryan Ferry (“Willow Tree”) or a droll mid-range that evokes Neil Young (“Bones Of Man”), he’s
using his own plaintive voice to front a series of oddball Eno-esque pop songs that remain upbeat, despite the mordant subject
Obscured By Clouds – Psycheclectic (Psycheclectic) :: An ambitious prog rock album
where surface-sutured layers of trippy textures and trances melt into ominous simmering swatches of deep-seated psychotronic
sensations before slowly coalescing together again.
Palmyra Delran – She Digs The Ride (Apex East)
:: She begins with a “Wipeout” riff and then shifts into third gear—it’s all right—with a classic
janglin’ guitar-driven groove that manages to stuff a wild surfin’ bird with a beach blanket bikini.
– Dreamtime & Words From The Front (Collectors’ Choice) :: These ’80s solo albums
from Television’s anchorman sound like early herky-jerky Talking Heads in places, but it’s the wonky up-tempo
tracks like “Mr. Blur” and “Present Arrived” that prove it all night like an analog TV set jammed
between channels—and don’t I miss that sound!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Family Force 5
– Dance Or Die (Tooth & Nail) :: Cheap Trick and Flavor Flav meet the Jacksons and KISS on this utterly
charming album that dares to mix high energy power pop and low brow ghetto funk with a big heapin’ helpin’ of
Teutonictronics lathered thick on top. I haven’t had so much fun listening to an album in days, so ketchup!
Be seeing you!