Saturday, November 23, 2019
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #706
Sat, November 23, 2019 | link
MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #706.431.33!
– “Birthday” (Apple) :: Satanic Majesties is to Sgt. Pepper what The Beatles
are to Satanic Majesties. Think about it.
– Ov (Ipecac) :: Everybody should own at least one album that can’t be listened to all the way through.
Yoko Ono – Fly (Apple) :: Make
that two albums.
Harpo Marx –
Harpo In Hi-Fi (Mercury) :: And a dozen hard boiled eggs.
George Harrison – “It’s Johnny’s Birthday”
(Apple) :: The poor guy couldn’t even inadvertently cover “Congratulations” without getting sued for millions
in back royalties.
Please Mr. Gravedigger
– Throw A Beat (Pluto) :: Van Halen grunge meets Ted Nugent garage. But next time let the frail sing more.
Thee More Shallows – More Deep Cuts
(Turn) :: There are two dead frogs on the cover, the victims of a murder-suicide by bow and arrow. So if I tell you that this
album mixes the synths of Jack Nitzsche’s Performance with the strings of Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho,
would you be surprised? I thought not.
McKeown – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk) :: “Aspera” evokes echoes
of “For Ladies Only” but John Kay never sounded like Annette Peacock.
Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (Dunhill) :: It’s all
right, Ma, the Hells Angels are providing security!
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Porcupine Tree – Deadwing (Lava) :: This melodic hard rocker manages
to cover all the prog-rock bases from Led Zeppelin to Genesis to Quiet Sun to Brand X. The 10-minute title track has a Moon
equipped engine that’s straight out of Eno’s “Third Uncle” with Adrian Belew doing his obligatory
Fripp bit. Then they put another log on the fire for thee and make some breakfast and coffee.
Be seeing you!