Saturday, September 30, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #594
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #594.228!
Black Stone Cherry
– Folklore And Superstition (Roadrunner) :: Wherein one of the best hard rock bands in America blends the best
of Aerosmith and Alice in one timpani shredding session.
Anemo – Stentorian (City Canyons)
:: They’ve got the same pop vocal stylings and 4/4 backbeat of Eurythmics with a heapin’ helpin’ of hard
rockin’ Heart. That I didn’t clue in to this initially means that they’ve got their own thing goin’
Bob Dylan – Both Ends Of The Rainbow (MVD Visual) :: Wherein the usual bunch of windbag
wankers expound on Bob’s born again phase—as if the actual records themselves weren’t good enough.
Heads – Any Port In A Storm (Universal) :: These four white guys do echoed dub like it genetically
runs through their veins—and who knows, maybe it does.
Rick Wakeman – Rick Wakeman’s
Grumpy Old Picture Show (MVD Visual) :: Wherein prog rock’s greatest keyboardist hangs up his cape to try his hand
at biographical multi-media stand up comedy—but don’t laugh ’cause he actually manages to pull it off thanks
to his prattle-punctuatin’ piano passages.
Mark Berube & The Patriotic Few – What The Boat
Gave The River (KBM) :: I dunno if Mark Berube ever heard Marc Benno’s Asylum Choir work, but this one sure sounds
like he did, right down to the mix’s schizoid stereo separation.
One Second 2 Late – World
Time Bomb (Red Ink) :: Wherein one of the best hard rock bands in Canada blends the best of old Korn and new Korn in
one bagpipe shedding session.
SIZZLING TV SHOW OF THE WEEK: Jefferson Airplane – Go Ride The Music
(Eagle Vision) :: This live in the studio session originally ran on NET’s Fanfare program back in 1969 and
contains seven full-length songs from the Volunteers era, including a slow vamp on their then-current single “Mexico”
as well as the elusive “Emergency” which was never waxed but remained a live staple—plus an extended barn-burning
throwdown on “Volunteers” itself. Points deducted for Jorma’s ever-present swastika pendant. What a maroon.
Be seeing you!