Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout #122 spits in the face of records that aren't cool!
The Young Gods — Super Ready / Fragmenté (Ipecac) :: A .44 Magnum on the front cover? That's not cool. A pile of coke on the back cover? That's not cool. A whole lotta snotty sleazoid electro-distorto rock in between? Now that's cool.
Watermelon Slim & The Workers — The Wheel Man (Northern Blues) :: If I were a less-than-handsome musician and someone callously drew a repellent cartoon of my facial deformities on the front cover of my new album — insensitively reproduced even larger on the actual disc — I'd sing the blues too.
Jim Bryson — When The Bungalows Roam (Kelp) :: I'm not saying this disc is a dire downer, but when I played it my copies of Berlin and Tonight's the Night committed vinylcide.
Dog Day — Night Group (Black Mountain) :: Pure pop for ponderous perky people.
The Neins Circa — Sleeves And Wigs (Cooper Spine) :: Stones meet Sparks? Elvis meets Dylan? Beats the hell outta me, but, whatever this musical mishmash is, it sure sounds like they had a whole lotta fun recording it. Wish I could say the same thing after hearing it.
The Stooges — The Weirdness (Virgin) :: Album of the year.
Jenn Grant — Orchestra For The Moon (Paris 1919) :: Jenn sounds just like a fragile Annette Peacock, which makes her a lot more endearing and a whole lot more warmer. Antarctica stops here.
John Cale — Paris 1919 (Reprise) :: Geddit?
Loudon Wainwright III — Strange Weirdos: Music From And Inspired By The Film ‘Knocked Up’ (Concord) :: Finally, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to "The Rusty Warren Story." Geddit?
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK:
The Dollyrots — Because I'm Awesome (Blackheart) :: Speaking of which, my fave rave living Dollys are back with another album of ball busting, ear bleeding, wazoo wetting, pudenda pounding pure punkette pop music that's louder than lust and just as gooey. Plus, the title track is the absolute best Rah! Rah! Sis-Boom-Bah! School's Out-take that Alice Cooper never wrote, but sure should've. Uh huh.
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