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Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout

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As your attorney, I advise you that Salem, Massachusetts brings you the crazy world of MB107!

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson — 1937-2005 (R.I.P.) :: Has it been two years already?

Yoko Ono — Yes, I'm A Witch (Astralwerks) :: Got a match?

Queens of the Stone Age — "Burn The Witch" (Interscope) :: Got a match?

Swan Lake — Beast Moans (Scratch) :: .esrever ni built being church a watching like is album Donovan meet Velvets disjointed tremulously this to Listening

Frank Gallup — "Got A Match?" (Spartan) :: I beg your pardon.

The Midway State — The Midway State (Remedy) :: The thunderous bathroom beat of Led Zeppelin meets the slanderous bathroom beat off George Michael.

Gary Numan — Dance (Beggars Banquet) :: He's always been infinitely better than you ever gave him credit for and this ironically titled album is just one shining example why there would be no Nine Inch Nails without Gary Numan.

Nine Inch Numan — "Here in my Hole" (Nothing Numa) :: This mishmash of "Head Like a Hole" and "Cars" exists only in my imagination, but listen to them both and then tell me it doesn't work.

Jim Byrnes — House of Refuge (Black Hen) :: Spiritual blues to salve your soul. Bonus points for having the chutzpah to include a ukulele rendition of Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" and think it might fit in. Points deducted because it doesn't.

The Slits — Revenge of the Killer Slits (SAF) :: Track 2 of this reunion EP is punk rock just like Mother used to hate. Tracks 1 and 3 aren't.

The Slats –— Boom Patrol (Latest Flame) :: File under: Beastie surf? Ramones rap? Devo rock? All of the above.

The Sluts — "Me Ruv You Rong Time" (KFC) :: The first single from Kim Fowley's new juvenile jail-bait girl group is a cool coolie rice-paddy pastiche about working girls one night in Bangkok. Just kidding.

SIZZLING SOFT COVER OF THE WEEK:

Pamela Des Barres — I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie (Chicago Review Press) :: She's my little douche coupe, you don't know what I caught.

NEXT WEEK: ANDY KIM ON WRITING "SUGAR, SUGAR"

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