Sunday, February 20, 2011
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #251
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WAKE UP IT’S JEFFREY MORGAN’S
MEDIA BLACKOUT #251!
The Franco Proietti Morph-Tet
– Live! A Weekend At Centre St. Ambroise (Bongo Beat) :: With saxes a-wailin’ and turntables a-twirlin’
and Moog synths a-bloopin’ and a-blorpin’ these fourteen hipsters casually carve out a bluesy reggaefied swatch
of decidedly distant retrophonic monophonic sound that’ll send you soaring into a groove-approved altitude where the
java is always piping hot and the jive is always pluperfectly cool.
The Green Hour Band – Coming Of Clockwise (Scratch) :: The gnarly destorto fuzz bomb beginning behooved
me to believe that this might be some kinda Cobainish revival meeting, but the drawlin’ adenoidal protesting vocal convinced
me that this is nothing less than a hopped up and harped up high octane folkified version of Blue Cheer.
Alternative TV – Black And White: Live (Bongo Beat) :: The
sound quality may rival the Velvet’s Live At Max’s Kansas City for sonic sludgery but that only adds
to the authentic feel of this career-spanning work which was recorded all around the world during this century, yet uncannily
sounds as fresh as if it was recorded in 1977 during punk rock’s heyday—and I was around back then so I should
know...and I most certainly do.
The Luke Mulholland Band – Further (self released) ::
Growlin’ blooze rock that occasionally gets elevated out of the ordinary by a gnarly guitarist who hails from the same
loopy fretboard fraternity as Satriani and Beck. But why credit this to your “Band” on the outside when you don’t
list a single musician on the inside?
Paul Hyde – Peace Sign (Bongo Beat) :: Backed by sound production so crisp it never needs
ironing, Paul expertly essays the kind of songs that Judas stopped slinging after he revisited Highway 61–and
if you don’t believe me, just listen to the acidly acerbic “Greaseball Town” and try tellin’
me that I’m wrong.
Lee DeWyze – Slumberland (Wuli) :: The way I see it, this is nothing less than a trippy Donovan
Harrison concept album about Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo In Slumberland. Dewyze’ll deny it of course but,
with songs like “Princess” and “Another Sleep Song,” he really shouldn’t.
Graham Brown & The Prairie Dogs –
Do What You Should (Bongo Beat) :: This is the kinda tub-thumpin’ cawntry hawnk that’d go good from behind
a bottle of beer that’s in front of a chicken wire wall. Careful with that pool cue, Eugene!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: The Savage Nomads – What The Angel
Said (Alaska Sounds) :: When Mick Jones says: “I can’t think of anyone better than the Savage Nomads to rock
the whole world” it’s kinda like the Beatles endorsing Badfinger. But that don’t diminish the endorsement’s
impressiveness none because this five track extended player is one helluva Clash course in everything that I like about loud
guitar-driven rock ’n’ roll—especially when it’s fuelled by a soulful saturation of heartfelt passion
like this disc is. Had it been pressed in plastic, it’d be a magnificent seven.
Be seeing you!