Saturday, September 17, 2022
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #853
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #853.592.226!
Joe Cocker – Bird On A Wire (Eagle Rock DVD) :: Boy, what a difference a few decades
can make, huh? Long after his 1970 Mad Dogs prime, we find the Rotating Rocker in Doucheland backed by a buncha lanky
Eurodisco-dressing dudes ’n’ dudettes. Luckily, his voice is in fine fettle and his hair still reasonably long,
even if he doesn’t paw at it once. Bonus points for belting out a boisterous “High Time We Went.”
Chad Van Gaalen –
Soft Airplane (Flemish Eye) :: When he’s not using an effective falsetto similar to Bryan Ferry (“Willow
Tree”) or a droll mid-range that evokes Neil Young (“Bones Of Man”), he’s using his own plaintive
voice to front a series of oddball Eno-esque pop songs that remain upbeat, despite the mordant subject matter.
Obscured By Clouds –
Psycheclectic (Psycheclectic) :: An ambitious prog rock album where surface-sutured layers of trippy textures and
trances melt into ominous simmering swatches of deep-seated psychotronic sensations before slowly coalescing together again.
Palmyra Delran –
She Digs The Ride (Apex East) :: She begins with a “Wipeout” riff and then shifts into third gear—it’s
all right—with a classic janglin’ guitar-driven groove that manages to stuff a wild surfin’ bird with a
beach blanket bikini.
Verlaine – Dreamtime & Words From The Front (Collectors’ Choice) :: These ’80s
solo albums from Television’s anchorman sound like early herky-jerky Talking Heads in places, but it’s the wonky
up-tempo tracks like “Mr. Blur” and “Present Arrived” that prove it all night like an analog TV set
jammed between channels—and don’t I miss that sound!
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Family Force 5 – Dance Or Die
(Tooth & Nail) :: Cheap Trick and Flavor Flav meet the Jacksons and KISS on this utterly charming album that dares to
mix high energy power pop and low brow ghetto funk with a big heapin’ helpin’ of Teutonictronics lathered thick
on top. I haven’t had so much fun listening to an album in days, so ketchup!
Be seeing you!