Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout

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Welcome to week two of my new speed rating service where it’s always wise to buckle up ’cause ya never know who we’ll slam into!

South ParkThe Passion Of The Jew (Paramount DVD) :: Oh my God, they killed … sorry, wrong character. • The Rolling StonesYou Can’t Always Get What You Want (ABKCO) :: Dismayed that the Stones are shilling for Coca-Cola? Then you’ve obviously never heard the Rice Krispies TV jingle they recorded for Kellogg’s back in 1963. • Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures) :: Where’s Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers when we really need them? • Finn BrothersEveryone Is Here (Nettwerk) :: It’s true that the wonkiness exhibited by Neil and Tim during their glory days with Split Enz and Phil Manzanera has been burnished to a smooth mature sheen on this low-key release, but the last time I looked you weren’t getting any younger either. • Monday Night Football (ABC) :: Seeing Dennis Hopper back on a chopper in his old Easy Rider Buckskin Billy duds is the closest we’ll ever get to the late Terry Southern’s proposed Biker Heaven sequel. • SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: FacesFive Guys Walk Into A Bar … (Warner Bros.) :: Here’s why this 64-page book is the greatest chronicle extant about the greatest bar band the world has ever known: Everyone candidly chimes in with tales of brave inebriation; more than half of the photographs on display were taken by esteemed CREEM Magazine shutterbugs at Faces concerts either in Detroit or Ann Arbor; strangely enough, all of them are in focus; and, if you act now, you’ll also get four free records to which you can drink, sing, or anything (even shake a leg now and then). • Be seeing you!

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