Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Drunken Prayer (also known as Morgan Geer)’s song “Landlines and Rabbit Ears (Nachos For One)” from his forthcoming album The Name of the Ghost is Home (Fluff and Gravy). The album was produced by Paul Oldham and Morgan Geer; mixed and mastered by Paul Oldham; recorded at Empty House in Albuquerque, NM by Matthew Tobias; and overdubbed and edited at House of Morgan in Asheville, NC.
“Landlines and Rabbit Ears (Nachos For One)” is Morgan Geer on bass, harmonica, electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizer, and vocals; Alex McMahon on electric guitar and synthesizer; Aaron Price on piano; and Greg Williams on drums.
Drunken Prayer comes right off the starting block with a raw arrangement, and carries it all the way through with potent electric instrumentation. It’s the kind of music that draws you in immediately for the casual, sardonic ride. But the video takes it to a much higher level of entertainment, with its country-glam scenes from basement to beach. “Kids can’t rock and roll.” Very enjoyable.
“Landlines and Rabbit Ears (Nachos for One)” is an elaborate lyric video made by Drunken Prayer’s Morgan Geer. The psychedelic swirling drone footage, filmed on the beach in Bandon, OR, brings to mind the acid western Jodorowsky film, El Topo. The camera follows Geer who’s dressed in a glittery black suit and cape, swaggering across a desert and yelling at the sun. Soon we see this is a dream sequence revealing Geer sitting alone in his basement in Asheville, NC wearing David Bowie cake makeup, literally singing in his own ears. It’s a bizarre and effective video for this surreal country-glam song. — Drunken Prayer