Saturday, August 26, 2023
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #903
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #903.589.223!
Ray Charles – A Message From The People (Concord) :: I don’t care if the sun
don’t shine—but if I hear this flamboyant, cloying, overwrought, terminally maudlin, tear-jerkin’ melodramatic
version of “America The Beautiful” one more time, I’m gonna kill something.
Chris Velan – Solidago (New Song
Recordings) :: Looking to score? Then match a few candles and play these sensitive songs, which’ll woo any weepy woman
on the rebound. Works for me!
Dee Ramone – History On My Arms (MVD Visual) :: You’ll wanna buy this Dee-V-Dee for the three
filmed documentaries but you’re gonna keep it for the bonus home-recorded album Dee Dee Blues on which the man who gave
us the speaker-shredding “Wart Hog” redefines abrasive with a monocaustic mind-numbing set that makes Unca Lou’s
overdrive antics on “I Heard Her Call My Name” sound like Jeanine Deckers plucking “Dominique” on
downers. Then Dee Dee takes a well-deserved break to berate his cat while he skillets some eggs for breakfast.
SIZZLING MODERN PLATTER OF THE WEEK:
Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music: Volumes 1 & 2 (Concord) :: Half of these
two dozen tracks sound like a Jackie Gleason string seduction session while the other half swings in kinetic “And away
we go!” akimbo mode. Mercifully devoid of his usual annoying vocal mannerisms, this is Raymond’s finest auditory
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Big D And The Kids Table – Fluent In Stroll (Side One Dummy) :: Chirpy chicks
chirpin’ Linda McCartneyesque backing vocals against a horny horn backing while the suave Romeo upfront sells you the
goods with a punky swagger worthy of a singin’ Stooge in sidewinder Soldier mode. The first song is called
“Doped Up Dollies On A One Way Ticket To Blood,” which tells you all you need to know about how mentally stable
these cool cats are. Add an overflowing side platter of ska slathered with a hot throbbing organ and you’ve got an album
that’s so fulla fun you’ll plotz your pud.
Be seeing you!