Saturday, September 5, 2020
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #747
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #747.491.113!
Peeler – Evils Of The Modern
Pleasure Dance (Angel Green) :: The boozy bozo “HEY YEAH! SO! COME ON! YEAH!” caterwaul which opens this
album makes it pretty obvious that Craig Peeler has his Yo! Jimbo! shtick down pat, especially on heavy stonerdelic songs
like “Half Past High.”
The Doors – Absolutely Live
(Elektra) :: Lout it, lout it, lout it out loud!
– Break EP (TVT) :: And you thought that skinny leather tie of yours from Japan would never come back in vogue.
Darns – What It All Turns Into (self released) :: These guys sound like a ’70s
new wave version of the Tragically Hip, so you can expect a lot more in the way of unexpected variety.
– College Grove (Spinning Gold) :: A voice that’s a creepy cross between John Cale (“Going Home”)
and Eno (“Queer Bright”) and mauve music that sounds like side three of This End Up.
In The Sky – All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence) :: I’m a soft
touch for instrumental art rock albums, even ones with an surfeit of bombastic Bonzo drumming. Must be all them explosions.
Dodge – The Perfect Face (Remedy) :: It says a lot about Arthur Dodge’s songwriting
ability that the only cover version he does on this tasteful country album—“San Diego Serenade” by Tom Waits—is
the worst written one of the lot.
POLITICALLY NAÏVE PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Jen Militia
– Berlin Boot Camp (Digilog) :: The bad news is that Canada’s answer to Rage Against The Machine uses
Maoist imagery from communist China to sell their tawdry wares. The good news is that they don’t wear T-shirts featuring
the face of mass murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara. I guess they don’t want to look like Carlos Santana.