Media Blackout

May 25, 2005 at 12:00 am

It’s the 17-minute flip side of MB34! • Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Atco) :: Miles Davis, eat your heart out. • PrincessPrincess (Tony Chaos) :: A clogged overflowing toilet is more melodic. • Discordance AxisOur Last Day (Hydra Head) :: The final album by these significant screamaniacs is so techno-guttural it makes everyone else on the grind circuit sound like Perry Como in a coma. • Towers Of LondonOn A Noose (TVT) :: These Rotten imitators rob the Clashbah. • Oxford CollapseA Good Ground (Kanine) :: Kinda like a Tom Verlaine demo with primitive production values, this one has a haunting heartfelt passion that’s hard to beat. • Iggy & The Stooges — “I Need Somebody” (Columbia) :: Dylan never wrote a line as good as: “Well, I am your crazy driver. Honey, I’m sure to steer you wrong.” • Bob Dylan“Hurricane” (Columbia) :: “We wanna put his ass in stir. We wanna pin this triple mur-der on him.” I rest my case. • Faces — “Silicone Grown” (Warner Bros.) :: And neither of them ever wrote a line as great as this timeless poetic gem from Rod the Mod: “You’ve got more front than the Hague museum.” • SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: RevolverTurbulence (Sextant) :: When you’re the son of Goddo guitarist Gino Scarpelli, you’d damn well better be in a band that kicks everyone’s ass and doesn’t embarrass your old man. These brass-ball commandos lay down a heavy carpet of sound that’ll have your windows rattling for weeks. This is rock ’n’ roll the way it’s supposed to be played: with bludgeoning riffs that explode in the air thicker than a barrage of flak bursts over Normandy on D-Day. Velvet is for pocket-pool pansies. Real men pack concrete. • Be seeing you!

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