DAVID BYRNE’s AMERICAN UTOPIA

7 March 2021

AMERICAN UTOPIA (2020)

About: Live recording of a Broadway play with David Byrne
performing – alongside 11 musicians – several songs and
contributions from his long career (Talking Heads/solo work).

Director: Spike Lee/Screenplay by David Byrne

Trailer

DAVID BYRNE: Website


The play was named after his 10th solo album from 2018

BEYONCÉ Sings For Her 13-Year-Old Fan LYRIC CHANEL Who Died Of Cancer

7 March 2021

“Beyoncé has paid tribute to 13-year-old fan Lyric Chanel, who died on Friday of brain
cancer. Chanel’s family documentary her two-year battle with the disease on social media,
with Beyoncé, Cardi B, and over 600,000 others following her journey. To honor the late Chanel, Beyoncé sang an a cappella medley of “Brown Skin Girl,” “Halo,” and “Love On Top” dedicated
to her memory, switching out the word “baby” for “Lyric.”
Stereogum

Heartbreaking

BEASTIE BOYS – First Rap Act Ever Scoring No 1 Album In America – This Day In 1987

7 March 2021

Band: BEASTIE BOYS (NYC)
Active: 1978–2012. The BB called it a day when Adam MCA Yauch
passed away on 4 May 2012 from parotid cancer. He was only 47.

They were the first rap act ever to top the USA albums chart. It happened this
day in 1987 with their debut LP LICENSED TO ILL. The trio wanted the album to
be called ‘Don’t Be a Faggot‘, but their label Columbia Records refused to release it
under this title, arguing that it was homophobic.

Key single (of course)…

Full album…

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BEASTIE BOYS: All albumsWebsite

RIP Adam Yauch

The Spaceman Reissue Program Of SPIRITUALIZED Albums Starts Here…

7 March 2021

Band: SPIRITUALIZED (UK)
Who: Jason Pierce‘s (former Spacemen 3 member) orchestra

Album: LAZER GUIDED MELODIES
Debut LP originally released on 30 March 1992

Re-issue info: “The Spaceman Reissue Program edition of ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ promises
to give those recordings the fullest spectrum audio and physical treatment they’ve deserved since 1992. It will be the first in this series of 180g double albums mastered from a half speed lacquer cut from original sources by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket adorned by reworked art by Mark Farrow, and available in both a standard black vinyl pressing and limited edition white vinyl.”

Turn Up The Volume: Spiritual soul music in space.

Key single: Run…

Out: 23 April 2021 – white vinyl already sold out, but you
can buy the album digitally now and here on Bandcamp


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SPIRITUALIZED: All AlbumsFacebook


(Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015 – photo Turn Up The Volume!)

This Day In 1983 Was A BLUE MONDAY…

7 March 2021

Band: NEW ORDER (Manchester, UK)
Active: 1980–1993, 1998–2007, 2011–present

Single: BLUE MONDAY
B-sides: The Beach (7″) and Thieves Like Us (12″)

Released: 7 March 1983 – 38 years ago today
Score: #1 on UK indie chart / #4 on US dance chart / most sold 12″ ever.

Gillian Gilbert (keyboards) revealed in 2013: “The synthesizer melody is slightly
out of sync with the rhythm. This was an accident. It was my job to program the entire
song from beginning to end, which had to be done manually, by inputting every note.
I had the sequence all written down on loads of A4 paper Sellotaped together the length
of the recording studio, like a huge knitting pattern. But I accidentally left a note out,
which skewed the melody.

How does it feel
When you treat me like you do

NEW ORDER: Facebook

Coming Soon… New THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH Album ‘THE FALLING’

7 March 2021

Band: THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH
Who: Manchester-born, Berlin-based
group led by Craig Dyer

Album: THE FALLING – 10th LP
Out: 12 March via Fuzz Club
Order info: here

Info: “The new album sees Craig and the band trade their acerbic post-punk
melancholy for a more refined and stripped-back sound which enters the world
of romantic, shadowy folk-noir. A marked departure from the primal intensity
often heard on the band’s previous work, The Falling showcases a softer, more
cinematic musical landscape shaped by acoustic guitars, piano, accordion and
a heavy presence of violin and string arrangements.”

Singles: A Sorrowful Race / Vergiss Mich Nicht / For You Are The One

– VERGISS MICH NICHT –

– A SORROWFUL RACE –

– FOR YOUR ARE THE ONE-

THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH: Facebook


Craig Dyer (Belgium – photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Career-Spanning THE MARS VOLTA Vinyl Box Set – Sold Out Before Release!

6 March 2021

Band: THE MARS VOLTA (El Paso, Texas)
Who: Founders Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez
from post-hardcore rcokers At The Drive-In, plus Marcel Rodríguez
López
and Deantoni Parks.
Active: 2001-2013 / 6 albums

New Retrospective called: La Realidad De Los Sueños (The Reality Of Dreams)
What: An 18-LP box set with their entire studio discography alongside unreleased material.
Out: 23 April but the 5000 copies have SOLD OUT in a flash despite the staggering ‘corporate’ price of 479 dollars! Mark my words: in a few days an announcement
will come that more copies are available.

THE MARS VOLTA: Facebook