Media Blackout 

MB37th floor, watch your step! • Faces – "Stay With Me" (Warner Bros.) :: Wait a minute, Rodney, I don't think you've been too Modney. You stand accused of never singing a song during your entire post-Faces solo career as good as this one. • I Hate SallyThe Plague (db) :: Will they be upset that I call them a thermosonic cross between Pantera and Cradle of Filth? Not if they're smart they won't. • Rod Stewart – "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (Warner Bros.) :: Exhibit A. • AframesBlack Forest (Sub Pop) :: Q: Are they not Devo Cramps B-52's? A: They are Devo Cramps B-52s! • Antigone RisingFrom The Ground Up (Lava) :: With their big brains and vivacious voices, these five bodacious babes are the MENSA version of female acoustic folk bands. • Rod Stewart – "Tonight's The Night" (Warner Bros.) :: Exhibit B. • LapushSomeplace Closer To Here (FourFiveSix) :: The insight and power of Nirvana without any of the bitter bile. Where dreamy techno ambience meets the heart and soul of rock 'n' roll. • Mahi MahiRemove Your Body (Corleone) :: Yet another Telex-worshipping duo with absolutely no songwriting ability is caught raw-handed doing the bedroom synthesizer wank. Kids, squeezing out runny dribbles of disco bleeps and blorps will only make you go deaf. • Rod Stewart – "The Killing of Georgie" (Warner Bros.) :: Guilty on all counts. • SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: FrausdotsCouture, Couture, Couture (Sub Pop) :: Brent "I don't feel cool, just a little bit cold" Rademaker suits up like Bowie on the back of Pinups and then proceeds to follow through on that sly nod by recording an album that's the best glam rock record since the Everyothers' dynamic debut. • Be seeing you!

Jeffrey Morgan is a freelance writer. Send comments to

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