Saturday, June 3, 2023
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #891
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #891.577.210!
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (Side One Dummy) :: This ain’t no
Johnny Horton nod, nor is it no Charles Boyer nod off. It’s an angst-rock overdose that’s lightly seasoned with
a working-class twist of Bossteen. Bonus points for writing a song about the world’s greatest Steve Miller fan entitled
“Miles Davis & The Cool.”
Steve Gammond – Down The Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan (Eagle Media
DVD) :: From Guthrie and Seeger to Ginsberg and Corso, all wrapped up in one neat little 90-minute educational package, just
like the title says.
Of Jericho – The American Dream (Trustkill) :: Welcome to their throbbo, pulsato, screamo nightmaro.
Simon Sykes & Tom
Sykes – No Such Thing As A Free Ride? (Goose Lane Editions) :: Here’s a book that contains riotous
road tales recalled from the soft shoulder by the likes of David Peel, Jayne Country, Jello Biafra and Randy B-B-B-Bachman.
Need a ride? Get in!
Miller Band – Live From Chicago (Coming Home) :: Ever wonder why Miles Davis virulently hated Steve
so much in his ghost-written autobiography? Mebbe he was kind of green with envy that he couldn’t write the kind of
popular hit songs or pull the kind of adoring audiences that Mr. Miller managed to do. If so, then it’s a good thing
that Miles can’t see the jam-packed aisles that The Joker still fills on this recent triple CD-slash-DVD set. Bonus
points for dedicating “Jungle Love” to Miles. Kind of kidding.
SIZZLING SALESMAN OF THE WEEK: Neil Diamond – Live 1976: The
Thank You Australia Concert (Eagle Vision DVD) :: Leathered like Jimbo Morrison and posin’ like Elvo Presley, Neil
runs through all his hits here on this Oz televised romp—but it’s the bonus segment featuring his live-from-the-stage
commercials that’ll make you want to buy this one. How cool is he? Cool enough to ignore the cheesy script dialogue
he’s handed and savagely rip into sponsors Cadbury and Pioneer with withering ad-libs worthy of Groucho Marx.
Be seeing you!