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Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout

Believe it or not, this is the Penultimate Anniversary Edition of Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout!

Penultimate Platters of the Century:

The Who — Who's on First (Track) :: They all laughed when Pete Townshend announced that he was going to write a rock opera about Abbott and Costello. Well, they're not laughing now.

Aerostones — It's Only Rock and a Hard Place (Toxic Glimmer) :: They all laughed when rock's big-lippers finally united. Well, they're not laughing now. Includes the hit single "Dude (Looked Like Lady Jane's Got a Gun)."

Don Kirshner Presents — The Byrds, The Beatles & The Monkees (Colgems) :: They all laughed when Mr. Rock Concert reunited three of the world's greatest bands. Well, they're not laughing now.

The Doors — Manzarek, Densmore, Krieger & Jones Ltd. (Camden) :: They all laughed when Davy Jones was hired to replace Jim Morrison. Well, they're not laughing now. Includes the hit single "The Doors Into Summer."

David Byrne & Brian Eno — My Life in the Bush of Your Wife (Sire) :: They all laughed when these aging art fops decided to record music for adulterers. Well, they're not laughing now.

Keith Richards — "Don't Fall Out of the Apple Tree" (Daddy Jack) :: It only hurts when he laughs.

Styx & Stones — Break My Bones (Plaster Caster) :: They all laughed when Dennis DeYoung and Mick Jagger waxed some tracks together. Well, they're not laughing now.

Cars Traffic Jam — 4 Way Stop (Motown) :: They all laughed when Ric Ocasek, Steve Winwood and Paul Weller created a new supergroup. Well, they're not laughing now.

Tom Scholz & Hugh Cornwell — Boston Stranglers (Death Row) :: They're definitely not laughing now.

Bruce Springstone — Greetings From Bedrock Park (Hanna-Barbera) :: Includes the hit single "Quarry Days." Rest in peace, Bill.

The Rolling Boulders — Get Yer Yabba Yabbas Out (Hanna-Barbera) :: Includes the hit single "No Excavations." Rest in peace, Joe.

NEXT WEEK: The moment you've all been waiting for! The 100th Anniversary Edition of Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout!

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

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