JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #884.570.203!
The Orchid Highway – The Orchid Highway (Naughty) :: They’re not The Beatles
but an incredible simulation!
– Ten Stones (Sounds Familyre) :: Ambitious angst anyone?
Okkervil River – The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar) :: This is
the absolute second-best cabaret angst record I’ve ever heard. It’s only the second cabaret angst record I’ve
ever heard, but it’s the absolute second-best.
Skybombers – Take Me To Town (Albert Productions) :: Strangely believe it, Skybombers
are the new Cheap Trick and Take Me To Town is their Heaven Tonight.
Fish – 13th Star (MVD Audio/Chocolate Frog) :: If you
thought prog rock was dead, then you ain’t heard nuthin’ until you’ve heard this epochal space-spannin’
offering from Marillion’s main man.
Sally Tomato – Toy Room (Severe Enterprises) :: These words I speak are true: this
ambitious four act rock opera is operating in an arena that’s so far out there it makes Welcome To My Nightmare
sound like nap time in a deaf mute kindergarten.
Ayla Brook – After The Morning After (Saved By Radio) :: Sensitive love songs and
plaintive paeans that anyone who ever had a heart can relate to.
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band – Pay Me No Mind (Northern
Blues) :: The earthy Hendrix influence is undeniable but so is the playing, so it’s a whitewash.
Caamora – She (MVD Audio/Metal Mind)
:: Are you ready for a bombastic two-disc rock opera based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard? If you ever owned a copy of Jesus
Christ Superstar, you are.
– “She” (Casablanca) :: Honey, it’s not one a’doze.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Rhonda Silver –
Twelve Pieces Of Silver (Prism) :: Backed by the expert likes of Guido Basso and Jeff Healey, these silky smooth
songs of songstress Silver’s smack of slinky late night rendezvous in a swank penthouse bar and morning after musings
in a sodden neighborhood saloon. Even better, she belts out her original blues with enough gusto to make you down another
round. So set ’em up, Joe.
Be seeing you!