Vote now for Best of Detroit 2021

Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout 

If they scatter, go for the baby and Jeffrey Morgan's Media Blackout #157!

Jerry BruckheimerQuentin Tarantino Presents Roger Corman's Death Race 3000 (21st Century Film Corporation) :: Bruckheimer's always wanted to produce a big budget cult film in the worst way and he's finally succeeded. Half Easy Rider and half Americathon, this direct-to-download scenery-chewing sequel sees David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone back in harness as Frankenstein and Machine Gun Joe VeTurbo for one last nationwide ride to save society. One hundred points scored for casting cravat king Peter Bogdanovich as gung-ho TV announcer Junior Senior!

NoctifriaPer Aspera (MVD Audio) :: Slovenia is a leading horror hothouse of dark dank metal and if you listen to this festering thick miasma that's chock a block full of clogged virtuoso majesty, you'll know why.

Oliver FuturePax Futura (Fireproof) :: It's not often that such an endearing pop rock album sashays down the suave glam rock pike. Even better, it includes the hyper-kinetic "What Heart?" from their earlier Bear Chronicles V.2 extended player.

The Sonic DeliBrown Bag Lunch (Sonic Deli) :: Shamefully, I just found this 18 track sampler of varied musical styles by 13 diverse artists at the back of my iFridge — way past its 2005 due date — but amazingly, it still sounds as fresh as the day it was served. My compliments to the chef!

Monster IslandDream Tiger (MVD Audio) :: Take one part ethereal female cooing, add one part Kevin Ayers brooding, stir in two parts sparse tinkering oriental melodies, and garnish with a Weird Tales pulp aesthetic. Serve immediately.

Homo IratusHuman Consumes Human (Arctic) :: Gurgling vocal Nine Inch Nonsense from a band whose translated name means: "Homo Irritates Us."

SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Destroy All MonstersLive in Tokyo & Osaka 1996 (MVD Audio) :: The restless ghosts of Dave Thomas and Pere Ubu haunt this abusive atonal delight that combines Stockhausenian bloopy blorp short wave radio static with Electroluxian plugged hose whining. It's got no beat, you can't dance to it. I give it a yen.

You never spike a person!

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of...

Most Popular

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation