Saturday, November 29, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #448
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #448.51!
The Populars – The Vindicator EP (Kindling) :: The singer
steals from Roger Daltry and the guitarist steals from Pete Townshend. But when I hear an ignorant chorus like, “I wish
you’d hurry up and die,” all I hear is the Who without a clue. Someone should tell these clods to choose life
instead before they die before they get old.
XBXRX – Sixth In Sixes (Polyvinyl) :: These blistered sisters are screamin’ it
& Sam Harris – Hungry Ghosts (Northern Blues) :: When sci-fi author Spider Robinson writes
in the liner notes about “Tibetan Buddhist cosmology” and the “Zen Masters” of acoustic roots music,
he’s stretching because “Canned Heat Blues” sure ain’t music to read T. Lobsang Rampa’s Chapters
Of Life by.
– Black Thunder (Deathwish) :: This dark dose sure ain’t music to read Rampa by either, but a few chapters
of Mickey Spillane’s The Last Cop Out might go down good while you listen to these hoarse Cooperish theatrics—although
the Mick would surely disagree and, come to think of it, so would Alice.
Mark DeCerbo & For Eyes – Sweet On The Vine (Zip) :: I might like
this competent album a whole lot better if Mark didn’t sound so much like Elvis Costello. Or is that John Lennon? Robin
Tricky Woo –
First Blush (Last Gang):: These wasted wastrels strike enough preening poses to punk out the New York Dolls.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Messer Chups – Crazy
Price (Ipecac) :: This “Telstar” meets “Out Of Limits” sonic sliver fuses a holy-cow campabilly
cornball aesthetic with a low-brow surfabilly lounge mentality. It’s got a beat, you can geek to it, I give it a 10.
Be seeing you!