JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #878.564.196!
Poison – Seven Days Live (Armoury) :: What can you say about an album that actually
dares to list one of its eleven songs as: “Drum Solo”? You said it.
Of Jericho – Redemption (Trustkill) :: Five femme-fueled power ponderances asking that musical question:
is Candace Kucsulain the new Nico?
Fear Nuttin Band –
Yardcore (Bodog) :: Jahve nuttin d’feah bwah dis Korny wrekord widjil leeve fuh evva indie infuhmmy, mon.
3 Doors Down – 3 Doors Down (Universal Republic) :: There’s
a lot of potential here for the kinda classic riff-laden crunge rock that Columbia and Warner Bros. used to regularly release
during the mid ’70s—but only if they ditch all the barf-bag ballads first.
And The Moneynotes – New Cornucopia! (Prairie Queen) :: Imagine a kooky, countrified,
vaudevillian cross between wittily written Sparks and musically playful Boiled In Lead with an all too brief added dash of
Less Than Jake – Gnv Fla
(Sleep It Off) :: Soulful speed-freakin’ ska widda bouncy English Beat!
Fashion – The Fashion (Red Ink) :: Now why do I get the feeling that these cool cats would’ve
fit in perfectly on Bowie’s Nineteen-Eighty Floor Show?
Meego – Voyager (Red Ink) :: Seriously soaked in synths, this is the best Eurotrash electropop since
the end of the ’80s.
The Green Hour Band – The
Green Hour Band (Kingdom) :: And this is the greatest garagedelic rock album I’ve heard all week. These poor little
Greenies have hallucinated an LP that sounds like Their Satanic Majesties Request as recorded by the Beatles and
released on ESP Disc. It’s far-out, man.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF
THE WEEK: Priya Thomas – Priya Thomas Is Blood Heron (Boiling Pt) :: Poetess Priya is Canada’s
answer to Patti Smith, only she’s a much better singer; a much better writer; and a whole lot smarter. Plus, she lives
up to the song title “Your Guitar, My Undoing” by unleashing a blistering solo the likes of which hasn’t
been heard since Fripp lost a grip on Here Come The Warm Jets.