Saturday, June 3, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #577
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #577.210!
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (Side One Dummy) ::
This ain’t no Johnny Horton nod, nor is it no Charles Boyer nod off. It’s an angst-rock overdose that’s
lightly seasoned with a working-class twist of Bossteen. Bonus points for writing a song about the world’s greatest
Steve Miller fan entitled “Miles Davis & The Cool.”
Steve Gammond – Down The
Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan (Eagle Media DVD) :: From Guthrie and Seeger to Ginsberg and Corso, all wrapped
up in one neat little 90-minute educational package, just like the title says.
Walls Of Jericho –
The American Dream (Trustkill) :: Welcome to their throbbo, pulsato, screamo nightmaro.
& Tom Sykes – No Such Thing As A Free Ride? (Goose Lane Editions) :: Here’s a book
that contains riotous road tales recalled from the soft shoulder by the likes of David Peel, Jayne Country, Jello Biafra and
Randy B-B-B-Bachman. Need a ride? Get in!
Steve Miller Band – Live From Chicago (Coming
Home) :: Ever wonder why Miles Davis virulently hated Steve so much in his ghost-written autobiography? Mebbe he was kind
of green with envy that he couldn’t write the kind of popular hit songs or pull the kind of adoring audiences that Mr.
Miller managed to do. If so, then it’s a good thing that Miles can’t see the jam-packed aisles that The Joker
still fills on this recent triple CD-slash-DVD set. Bonus points for dedicating “Jungle Love” to Miles. Kind of
SIZZLING SALESMAN OF THE WEEK: Neil Diamond – Live 1976: The Thank You Australia Concert
(Eagle Vision DVD) :: Leathered like Jimbo Morrison and posin’ like Elvo Presley, Neil runs through all his hits
here on this Oz televised romp—but it’s the bonus segment featuring his live-from-the-stage commercials that’ll
make you want to buy this one. How cool is he? Cool enough to ignore the cheesy script dialogue he’s handed and savagely
rip into sponsors Cadbury and Pioneer with withering ad-libs worthy of Groucho Marx.
Be seeing you!