MEDIA BLACKOUT #645.297!
Andrew Dice Clay – Dice Rules: Live At Madison Square Garden (Vestron
Video) :: Boy, what a difference three decades can make, huh? Vestron Video isn’t around anymore and, for the most part,
neither is Dice. But this concert film from 1990 shows why he’s still the only comedian to sell out Madison
Square Garden two nights in a row—and get a standing ovation, before he even says a word, just by shrugging
his shoulder and lighting a cigarette. Hey wussa madder you can’t take a joke oh!
David Lee Roth
– DLR Band (Wawazat!) :: Boy, what a difference two decades can make, huh? Wawazat! Records isn’t around
anymore and, for the most part, neither is Roth. But this...
Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth
(Interscope) :: ...never mind.
Various Artists – Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival Experience
(Ultra DVD) :: This trippy two hour documentary by Kevin Kerslake contains music and performances by Underworld, Chemical
Brothers, ReSeT!, N*E*R*D, Kid Cudi, Daft Punk, Will.I.Am, Travis Barker X A-Trak, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, Simian
Mobile Disco, Mstrkrft, Moby, Laidback Luke, Kaskade, Fedde Le Grand, DJ AM, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Boys Noize, Benny Benassi,
Afrojack, Above & Beyond, 112th Planet and a whole host of other spell-check challenged band names that may or may not
mean anything to you but it behooves me to tell ya that this must see celebration of life is the best audio-visual exhibition
yet of how endemic rave culture has become, from the brain bleachin’ beats to the far-flung fashions to the theatrical
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Dex Romweber Duo – Is That You In The
Blue? (Bloodshot) :: Given Dex’s depressionist “Vincent Van Gone” painting on the front and his baleful
Victorian gaze on the back, you’d be excused for thinking that this was some kinda downer disc on the inside—but
the twangin’ saxabilly rave up that opens this album immediately puts a steel-capped boot to that theory. Armed
with a hypnotic voice that sounds like a monster mash-up between Iggy “Frankenstooge” Pop and Belá
“Lounge Lizard” Lugosi, this here Dexter dexterously dishes out an imaginary Lo-Fi soundtrack to a lost
Rodriguez and Tarantino double creature feature that the Cramps never got to score. Bonus points for the Enoesque “Kitchen
Utensils” percussion credit given to skin smasher Sara; and for waxing a cover of Billy Boy Arnold’s “I
Wish You Would” that actually gives Bowie’s version on Pinups a run for its money in the sonic corrosion
Be seeing you!