Saturday, September 4, 2021
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #799
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JEFFREY MORGAN'S MEDIA BLACKOUT #799.538.169!
- Shots (Jagjaguwar) :: I'm deeply offended by the back cover photo that shows four naked guys in a shower spitting
water at each other. Real men would have butch-slapped it on the front.
- Juices! (Upper Class) :: José, can you hear?
Bullet For My Valentine
- Scream Aim Fire (Red Ink) :: This double-time thrash rock gets bonus points for having a singer not a screamer
and guitars that pack a potent Bruce-Buxton punch.
The Exit Strategy - City
Of Microphones (One Percent Press) :: Purebred punk playing with an art rock patina that sounds as if it came straight
Steve Dawson - Waiting For The Lights To Come Up (Black
Hen) :: It's not every day that you hear a blues album which begins with eerie backwards sounds, but that just goes to show
you how creative Steve is-and this smart new record of his cleans Dylan's Modern Times clock.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies (Upper Class) :: CW's
second album features more urban speed-raps, all aligned against a percolating background of surgically sutured Euro synthesizer
beats and Oswaldian altered samples. The last time I heard a pop song that was as surrealistically snappy as CW's "Real
Estate" was on the unjustly much-maligned McCartney 2. And what's wrong with that? I'd like to know.
SIZZLING MAD PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Local H - 12 Angry Months (Shout! Factory) :: These guys
are so royally pissed-off that they oughtta call themselves LOCO H instead. But who wouldn't be seriously burned over a love
gone as hideously wrong as the one described in this 12-track, month-by-month diary? Listen in and you'll hear cautionary
lyrics like: "Give me my Zeppelin CDs! You know you took 'em! I know you did! Where's all my Kyuss records? You never
liked 'em until you met me!" And that's just January; wait until you get to October and "Machine Shred Wrestling."
Be seeing you!