Roger Manning

Short Sharp Shook review ('92)

Barnard Bulletin
Roger Manning -Short Sharp Shook:
Lefty Bootlegs and Demos

Those who believe that music is as music does (as Roger Manning seems to) will find this anti-folk bootleg a jem. Documenting many of the injustices of 1991 -starting with the Persian Gulf charade, through the police action at Tompkins Square Park and continuing beyond -Roger Manning's latest is sub- titled "Music, Words and Sounds', and makes use of sound bytes, pecussion and discussion on 17 songs. Featured here are live performances on the radio, on stage and in the streets which make chilling connections between police brutality in New York, the chemical plant in Roger's hometown and American wars on foreign soil.

      -Susan Leff