Saturday, January 25, 2020
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #715
Sat, January 25, 2020 | link
MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #715.440.43!
– Jackpot! (Tomorrow) :: Purists may decry the primitive Bill Haley commerciality of songs like “Rock,
Boogie, Shout” but Buck’s turgid, son, which is why this just might be the biggest-selling record of his career.
Embrace – Out Of Nothing (Lava)
:: Power balladry at its best, even if their enveloping anthems do sound a bit too U2 for my liking.
Situation Nowhere – One Of The Loudest
Tragedies Ever Heard (Wedgie) :: Their wonky inflective singer sounds just like Pee-Wee Herman, but the playhouse pudknocker
never had a butane-burning band like this rocking out behind him.
Icky Boyfriends – A Love Obscene (Menlo Park) :: Talent is an
asset and these retards don’t have it.
Arcade – The Art Of Blacking Out (OTR) :: Yet another poky record from five slackids
too lazy to spell-check their inane lyrics.
Kids Scaring Kids – The City Sleeps In Flames (Immortal) :: The singer’s vox sounds
a little like John Foxx so why does he insist on screaming?
Kazzer – Broke (Linus) :: When a “marshal arts champion”
makes a rap record, I expect to hear the aural equivalent of lean, mean Ken Shamrock, not gabby flabby Chris Tucker.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Chris Beard –
Live Wire (Northern Blues) :: Now here’s one Chris who ain’t tuckered out, not by a long shot. Taped
on stage in Michigan and Chicago and in the studio in New York, guitarist CB gets hot on the sizzlin’ JB funkified sax
’n’ organ good foot with an added dose of primo Prince percolation tossed in for bad bluesy measure.
Be seeing you!