JEFFREY MORGAN'S MEDIA BLACKOUT #422.23!
Cooper - Underbelly: Additional Observations
On The Beauty / Ugliness Of Mostly Pillowy Girls (Fantagraphics Books) :: This coffee
table art book contains erotically singed paintings of large ravenously mandibled women who have the bug-eyed visages of Sandy
Dennis in leering lolling heat. Roll over Bill Ward, and tell Robert Crumb the news.
Dandi Wind - Bait The Traps (Bongo Beat) :: Lene Lovich + Iggy Stooge + Nina
Hagen + Eno + Diamanda Galás + Kraftwerk = Crazy, man, crazy!
Aselin Debison - Bigger Than Me (Epic) :: Bland on bland.
Audra Kubat - Since I Fell In Love With The Music (Times
Beach) :: Audra has the delicate demeanor of a sparrow, coupled with a heartfelt emotive voice and superior songwriting skills.
She's the new Joni Mitchell, only a whole lot better.
Static Age - Neon Nights Electric Lives (Tarantulas) :: "Ghosts" has a propulsive jangling that's
somewhat reminiscent of the Banshees but, more often than not, this intelligent quartet has a suave sound that's nothing less
than the debonair second coming of Ultravoxy Music.
Fatale - From The Abundance Of The Heart, The Mouth Speaks (Last Gang) :: King, it's Shellac vs. the Beastie
Boys in a last-band-standing, elimination chamber, hell-in-a-cell, grudge match.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE MONTH: Mommy And Daddy - Fighting Style Killer Panda
(Kanine) :: Here's a delightfully kooky EP that features a nutty sonic mélange of blipping Casio keys, pounding Roland
drum machines, heavy metal guitars and snatch-snarling female vocals. This New York duo is being portrayed as "a married
couple who play stripped-down, avant garde, primitive, post-punk, lo-fi, electropop retro rock." Which is one way of
describing them, I suppose. Here's another: They're outta their heads.
Be seeing you!