Saturday, August 2, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #431
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #431.33!
The Beatles – “Birthday” (Apple) :: Satanic
Majesties is to Sgt. Pepper what The Beatles are to Satanic Majesties. Think about it.
Orthrelm – Ov (Ipecac) :: Everybody should
own at least one album that can’t be listened to all the way through.
Yoko Ono – Fly (Apple) :: Make that two albums.
Harpo Marx – Harpo In Hi-Fi (Mercury)
:: And a dozen hard boiled eggs.
– “It’s Johnny’s Birthday” (Apple) :: The poor guy couldn’t even inadvertently
cover “Congratulations” without getting sued for millions in back royalties.
Please Mr. Gravedigger – Throw A Beat (Pluto) :: Van
Halen grunge meets Ted Nugent garage. But next time let the frail sing more.
Thee More Shallows – More Deep Cuts (Turn) :: There
are two dead frogs on the cover, the victims of a murder-suicide by bow and arrow. So if I tell you that this album mixes
the synths of Jack Nitzsche’s Performance with the strings of Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho, would
you be surprised? I thought not.
– We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk) :: “Aspera” evokes echoes of “For Ladies Only”
but John Kay never sounded like Annette Peacock.
Steppenwolf – At Your Birthday Party (Dunhill) :: It’s all right, Ma, the Hells
Angels are providing security!
OF THE WEEK: Porcupine Tree – Deadwing (Lava) :: This melodic hard rocker manages to
cover all the prog-rock bases from Led Zeppelin to Genesis to Quiet Sun to Brand X. The 10-minute title track has a Moon equipped
engine that’s straight out of Eno’s “Third Uncle” with Adrian Belew doing his obligatory Fripp bit.
Then they put another log on the fire for thee and make some breakfast and coffee.
Be seeing you!