Saturday, November 20, 2021
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #810
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #810.549.180!
Alan Davey – Captured Rotation :: (MVD Audio/Hawkwind) :: Hawkwind meets power pop
on this catchy pop rock meisterwack.
Astralasia – The
Hawkwind Remixes (MVD Audio/Voiceprint) :: One good head deserves another and, boy howdy, do they ever find each other
in spades on this celestial compendium that time travels from 1993 to 2002 and back again. Oddly enough, parts of it sorta
sound like a discofied Nash The Slash’s American BandAges album — but that only makes it all the more
cooler in a Cosmic Supermarket kinda way.
Band – Feed Your Head: Live ‘89 (MVD Audio/Voiceprint) :: The album title is a gratefully dead
giveaway that if Grace Slick and Donovan were singing together in the TransLove Airplane, then this would be their Bless
Its Pointed Little Head. So turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream as the MMB cover everything from Zappa and
Harrison to Ayers and Hendrix in one long luxuriously languid trip.
Anderson – Live In La La Land (MVD Audio/Opio/Voiceprint) :: Devoid of the usual surrounding prog
rock bombast, this minimal direct-to-DAT double live album of the Yes man’s recent guitar-and-piano-only one-man show
at the Roxy in Los Angeles is an excellent showcase for his distinctive voice which, eerily enough, still sounds exactly as
it did way back in the early ’70s—soaring high notes and all. I guess Anderson must have a painting of his larynx
hanging in an attic somewhere.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Fish
– Communion: Live At St. Mary’s Church Haddington, East Lothian, August 27th 2006 (MVD Audio/Chocolate
Frog) :: Just like those who perpetuate the Gabriel-Collins Genesis debate, there will always be those who will forever be
of the opinion that Fish was Marillion; and those others who feel that any post-Fish incarnation of Marillion is equally legitimate.
I happen to think that both camps are right, which means I have ample enough room in my ears for this twofer that’s
easily as excellent as anything Gabriel did during his first three solo albums.
Be seeing you!