Saturday, September 2, 2023
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #904
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #904.590.224!
Caledonia – We Are America (self released) :: I know where this band of Canuckleheads
is coming from when they kvetch about America culturally sucking Canada dry. Sure, they mean it as a protectionist slam, but
I wouldn’t have it any other way—besides, being a good Detroiter, I’m a Vernors man myself.
Snooks Eaglin – Baby,
You Can Get Your Gun! (Hep Cat) :: Anyone widda moniker like “Snooks” has gotta be cool but, as you might’ve
already guessed, that ain’t his real handle: It’s Fird, which is even cooler—just like the beyond butane
blues-infused scorchers which ignite this reissued 1986 session.
Fanny Brice – The Baby Snooks Show (CBS) :: Geddit?
Odis – Feel
(Miss Press) :: Miss Odis regrets how bands these days sound like everyone else. But here’s an admirable exception with
a pulse that’s hard to put my finger on but I’ll sure try: I hear a loud Living Color rock aesthetic at play here,
ably augmented by a Southern sensibility with a playful underpinning of Prince. Too many slushball ballads, though.
Barbara Streisand –
Funny Girl (Columbia) :: Oy vey, baby!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Chairlift – Does You Inspire You (Kanine/Columbia)
:: I may hate ballads, but I bought this one nevertheless because the sticker on the front cover claimed that it contained
“beguiling heroin ballads, nodding deeply to David Lynch’s Angelo Badalamenti-scored oeuvre.” Musically,
that happens to be true. Vocally, it goes without saying that Caroline Polacheck is no Julee Cruise—which is understandable.
She’s more like a sonorous soporific pop suturing of Beth Gibbons and Eno—which is unmedicated.
Angelo Badalamenti – Music From Twin
Peaks (Warner Bros.) :: Number one in a field of none.
Be seeing you!