Sunday, April 20, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #416
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #416.17!
Raphael Saadiq – As Ray Ray (Pookie) :: Blaxploitation
movie parody gets bogged down in an overlong barrage of falsetto ballad clichés.
Sum 41 – Chuck (Island) :: If you kids want me to take
your anti-war songs seriously, then don’t destroy your credibility by calling your publishing company Rectum Renovator
Music. Yeah, that’s the sign of a mature, informed adult.
K-OS – Joyful Rebellion (Astralwerks) :: Phinally, a rapper who can actually sing hip-pop
and isn’t aphraid to mix saxofones and ambient symfonic music with his phat beats.
DOOM 3 (id Software) :: Still can’t afford the upgrade to run
Carmack’s new engine? Hey, you can still play Romero’s original DOOM on a 386 with 256 color VGA graphics and
only 2 megs of memory!
– Viennalle (Mainstream) :: Recorded in December 1973 during the Stranded tour of Austria, this listenable
audience recording contains rare live versions of “Street Life,” “Amazona” and “Psalm.”
Mobb Deep – Amerikaz
Nightmare (Jive) :: If these Cube wannabes were half as rich as they pretend to be, they wouldn’t have to pimp
lame copycat records like this to make a buck.
Various Artists – Take Action! (Sub City) :: Putting a free copy of a suicide prevention
book on this double compilation is an admirable notion, but doesn’t the inclusion of a band called ‘Murder By
Death’ send a mixed message?
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Quintron – The Frog Tape (Skin Graft) :: I dunno what’s scarier:
a guy in Louisiana spending half an hour recording frog sounds on a cassette while playing a Wurlitzer and laughing into the
mic; a record company actually releasing it; or me giving it a Sizzling Platter Of The Week.
Be seeing you!