Saturday, March 7, 2020
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #721
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #721.448.51!
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.
– Sixth In Sixes (Polyvinyl) :: These blistered sisters are screamin’ it for themselves.
Cox & 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.
Doomriders – 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.
& 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 Zander?
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!