Saturday, October 24, 2015
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #493
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #493.117!
Elvis Presley – “Hey Jude”
(RCA) :: Words can’t even begin to describe the dire depths of this appalling aural indignity. Never has a major recording
artist been more embarrassingly out of his league both vocally and aesthetically. When Elvis momentarily stops singing toward
the end, rather than try and hit a high note, you want to stand up and cheer. No wonder RCA waited until he was dead before
they released it.
Jeremy Fisher – Goodbye Blue Monday (Aquarius)
:: Jeremy sounds so much like Paul Simon that you won’t believe your delicate little shell-like ears. Except Simon never
sang a line like: “She runs guns, everyone wants guns, there she goes.” But he should have.
Simon – “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” (Columbia) :: Blow him away, Kay.
Love Kills Theory – Happy Suicide Jim (Xemu) :: Catchy convulsive pop songs that take
their quirky fuzztone cue from Pretties For You. The “Jim” in the album title refers to conniving cult crackpot
Jim Jones. The red Kool-Aid pitcher on the album cover that’s smiling and waving and looking so fine refers to an impending
lawsuit by Kraft Foods.
Buck Brothers – Me (Back2Forward) :: Ron Mael
writing for the Diodes? That’s how schizoid this album is! Inspirational lyric: “My time has come, I’m gorgeously
stupid, I can’t remember my name. I’m gorgeously stupid and I think you’re just the same.”
– “Everybody’s Stupid” (Columbia) :: That’s for sure.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Neil Young – Massey Hall 1971 (Reprise) :: What’s really interesting
is how downright gabby the singer is between songs as he previews the yet to be released Harvest. And although I
initially chalked such loquaciousness up to shy hometown nervousness, the torrent of piercing glass-shattering high notes
he unleashes on “Down By The River” and “Ohio” proved me wrong.