Sunday, January 26, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #404
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #404.6!
Brian Wilson – Smile (Live In Concert) :: Yeah, I love paying big bucks to watch a
medicated wax dummy spend the entire evening reading from two teleprompters that are force-feeding him his own lyrics.
John Frusciante –
Inside Of Emptiness (Record Collection) :: If you thought his last extended player reeked, then you won’t want
to smell this plugged john’s fresh runny sonic stool of amateur aural excrement.
Gov’t Mule – Déjà Voodoo (ATO) ::
Formulaic but enjoyable Southern rock that’ll go down smooth with a full 60-ouncer, a loaded 12-gauge and an exposed
set of 36DDs.
– Untucked (Kataphonic) :: Honey-voiced blonde swan dives into the deep end of the Pop Life pool and surfaces
for an enjoyable hour-long float.
– Not Going Anywhere (Blue Note) :: But if you prefer your chanteuses soporifically wandering barefoot in the
moonlight, then say hello to the new Nico.
– Shoplifting (Kill Rock Stars) :: By melding the herky sound of Pere Ubu with the jerky vocal phrasings of
Patti Smith, this four-track EP shows more than enough primo potential to justify a full-length album.
3 Inches Of Blood – Advance And Vanquish
(Roadrunner) :: Some critics have accused these guys of musically retreating. They didn’t retreat. They just advanced
in the opposite direction.
OF THE WEEK: Low Millions – Ex-Girlfriends (Manhattan) :: Because I’m a soft touch
for old-fashioned pop music with killer riffs and witty lyrics, I got instantly hooked when I heard “Eleanor,”
the first song on this debut disc. Not since a spurned Bryan Ferry penned Roxy Music’s Siren has there been such a long-playing
ode to the angst of urban abandonment.