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Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout

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That's no chicken, son! That's an MB72!

Dozer — Through the Eyes of Heathens (Small Stone) :: I anticipated a side order of screamo but got a heapin' helpin' of bone-pulverizing thud rock instead. And because I do love my thud rock, that's no bull.

David Bowie — Heathen (Columbia) :: Every time I revisit this album expecting to be sorely disappointed, I always come away pleasantly surprised by its emotional depth and maturity. Which says less about how good an album it is than it does about my inexplicable ongoing utter lack of faith in it.

Brian Eno & David Byrne — My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Nonesuch) :: The censored song is "Qu'ran."

Brian Byrne — tuesdays, thursdays and if it rains (Kindling) :: I'm not saying that this uplifting album was influenced by Mick Ronson or anything, but it sure sounds like it to me. Not that it matters because I'll take my uplifting music anywhere I can find it.

Roxanne Potvin — The Way it Feels (Alert) :: Lissome lungs and horny horns provide a percolating pulse that's part blues, part R&B soul and all heartfelt passion. WARNING: Playing this album may set off your stroke detector

Dozer — Through the Eyes of Heathens (Small Stone) :: Bull! Dozer! Bulldozer! I almost had a gag there, son! Joke, that is. ...

SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK:

David Wall — The Spell I Was Under (Black Hen) :: Last year Ellis Hooks recorded the best early Rolling Stones album that the Stones never recorded. This year it's David Wall who's tapped an Exile on Main St. vein and come up with a soulful blues album that's well worth hearing if only to dig the latent Leon Russell gospel vibe and background bleatin' country honkin' babes.

Bwe see — I say — be seeing you!

Jeffrey Morgan is a freelance writer. Send comments to letters@metrotimes.com

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