Saturday, August 29, 2020
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #746
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #746.490.111!
Leeroy Stagger – Depression River
(Boompa) :: Stagger Lee serves up another haunting slab of country rock. “The forest is burnin’ from a half-lit
cigarette; take what you can, go as far as you can get” is the kind of line Busta “Nursery Rhyme” Dylan
wishes he could still write.
Ad Astra Per Aspera – Catapult
Calypso (Sonic Unyon) :: Smart enough to be good musicians but stupid enough to let a mental retard scream their vocals
on Track 1, thus ensuring that I never got to Track 2.
– Bedtime Prayers (Pivotal) :: Meet the new dross. Same as the old dross.
Blue Van – Dear Independence (TVT) :: Pseudo-sloppy and portentously pretentious in a
rote Romantics wannabe way.
New Year’s Day – New Year’s
Day (TVT) :: Chirpy perky femme-inflected pouty power pop with a breathy dash of Mercurial punkette posturing.
Nein – Luxury (Sonic Unyon) :: Dissipated and disjointed, this ambitious aural collage
evokes Beatle John at his most experimentally nonracist wasted.
– A Good Enough Day (Dead Daisy) :: Piano-driven gospel-fuelled melodies merge with soulful singing and Claptonesque
guitar playing. Mucho recomendado.
Various Artists – The Family
Values Tour 2006 (Firm) :: Thrashasaurs Korn and the Deftones defer their extinction with this dynamic album of caustic
rock songs. Bonus points for not including Fred Durst.
Influence (VH1) :: Mellosaurs Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades extend their distinction with this delightful album of classic
rock songs. Bonus points for not including Rod Stewart.
Ten Second Epic
– Count Yourself In (Black Box) :: Until these guys listen to the Diodes and hear how professionals do it,
count me out.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Of Montreal – Hissing
Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Polyvinyl) :: Robin Scott’s M meets Bill Nelson’s Red Noise via Ron and Russell’s
Sparks on this Eurofried synth-pop art rock album. Miss it at your own risk.
Be seeing you!