Saturday, September 22, 2018
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #644
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #644.294!
Maxeen – Maxeen (Side One Dummy) :: Despite having a glam band
name and an album produced by vintage Ramones producer Ed Stasium, this album’s pretty vacant and I don’t
2Pac – Nu-Mixx Klazzics (Death Row) :: This grave robbin’ rehash vaults Tupac
Shakur into first place on the ‘Most Records Released By A Dead Musician’ list: 293, thus breaking the previous
record of 292 which was formerly held by Jimi Hendrix. But once you get past the obvious Slade influence in the album title,
there isn’t anything else here worth noting unless you want to hear half a dozen new vocalists making topical references
to al-Qaeda in an attempt to make Tupes more relevant to a new generation of post-9/11 homies. File under: Slayola.
– Everywhere But Home (Roswell) :: Anyone else would’ve popped a few antacids and gotten a quickie divorce
but noooooooo. So thank heaven for nagging wives and upset stomachs or else we’d never have this three-hour
documentary to kick around. You get so much blast for your buck on this single disc delight that it’s kinda hard to
know where to begin. The Toronto show? The Washington show? The Reykjavik show? Look, isn’t it about time that you recorded
over that old VHS copy of Live! Tonight! Sold Out! and stepped into the twenty-first century? Or would you rather
take the easy way out—you know, like your denim-clad grunge hero did—and administer yourself an extra strength
shot of Terminalin? Nah, I didn’t think so.
Natural Dreamers – Natural Dreamers (Frentic)
:: Imagine Lou Reed being so depressed in 1966 after the first Velvets album tanked that he loaded up on smack and scotch,
stumbled into a studio, and recorded an amateurish half hour of rudimentary jangling discordant instrumentals before finally
overdosing. Well, this record is worse.
The Wildhearts – Riff After Riff (Gearhead)
:: Ever wonder what KISS would sound like if they were influenced by the Monkees and produced by Todd Rundgren? Me neither.
PLATTERS OF THE WEEK: Ike Turner And The Kings Of Rhythm And Blues – A Black Man’s Soul (Tuff
City) & Sam And The Soul Machine – Po’k Bones & Rice (Tuff City) :: If you’re
in the meat market for some ultra fine ’n’ funky make-out music to slip on before you slip it in, then these two
are right up your back alley. Ike’s A Black Man’s Soul is a percolatin’ slice of pudenda
poppin’ screwdoo whose trippy spatial stereo separation will have you bouncin’ up against the buckboard. Then,
just when you think that you’ve spunked out for the night, “Unca” Sam Henry’s previously unreleased
organ-driven Po’k Bones & Rice will get you back up and keep you there for the duration. Music
so drenched in slick shiny sweatola it could only have been recorded in ’69—if you catch my drift.
Be seeing you!