Saturday, May 16, 2020
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #731
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #731.461.70!
Noisettes – Three Moods Of The
Noisettes (Low Altitude) :: Their rip-roarin' vocals are faster than the Pointer Sisters on speed, and their band is
more muscular than a Mr. Olympia posedown.
Blue October – Foiled (Universal)
:: What radical new record will make your soul ache with heartfelt passion? Rats, Foiled. What ambitious new album
will make you remember why you like literate rock? Darn, Foiled. What dramatic new disc takes the prog rock spirit
of Peter Gabriel's Genesis and admirably modernizes it into the future? Curses, Foiled again.
Costa – Songs We Sing (Brushfire) :: This singer-songwriter hooked me by sounding like
the second coming of gentle acoustic Donovan ("Astair"), but when he switched to hard rockin' electric Donovan ("Sweet
Thursday") he reeled me in. You'll be landed and left breathless when you hear him too.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Big 10-4 – Big 10-4 (Universal) :: "Well, I'm the one they
call the walking disaster" is a kind of heartfelt lyric that instantly grabs my attention much in the same way that almost
being smearcased on the sidewalk by a falling piano does. The vocals are tough yet passionate, the guitars jangle like sheet
metal lightning, and the drums thunder with enough ten pin power to make Henry Hudson proud. And while I'd never be snooty
enough to say that I've heard the future of rock 'n' roll, I would advise Bruce Springsteen to roll over and tell the E Street
Band the news.
Be seeing you!