When Belgian Legend ARNO Takes A MOTHERS LITTLE HELPER He Gets The Blues…


‘Mother’s Little Helper’ performed by ARNO / Original by THE ROLLING STONES


When legendary Belgian singer-songwriter ARNO covers another artists’ song, now
and then, he mostly changes it drastically. Other tone, other vibe, other colour and
at times other sentiment. A couple of years ago he turned MOTHERS LITTLE HELPER
(that brilliant, controversial 1966 song by The Rolling Stones about housewives taking pills with calming effect in order to try to face their daily, depressing routine) in a captivating, truly sad blues ballad by reversing the speed almost completely & by adding his dramatic,
vocal touch. Dim the lights, here’s some dark magic…

ARNO: Website – Facebook

arnohintkes Blues man, rocker, chansonnier, storyteller, European Cowboy, musical chameleon…

Alive and kicking in my hometown (Ghent, Belgium) last Sunday…

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 Memorable Moments To Commemorate… LOU REED

A series of seven outstanding songs by outstanding artists…


The Magnificent LOU REED Seven


Already three years – 27 October 2013 – since LEWIS ALLEN ‘LOU’ REED passed away, at 71. Singer. Songwriter. Poet. Rock and roll animal. Controversial and genial artist (both go together mostly). We probably will never know the real person behind that world-famous name, although his widow gave us a (musical) insight on the man recently. Laurie Anderson composed a truly touching playlist with songs of her late husband that reflect the New York legend’s character perfectly to her. You can listen to the 13 songs she selected on Deezer. As a long-life fan I couldn’t resist myself to pick – man, oh, man, that took really some time, most of all because I wanted to avoid the most obvious ones – seven magnificent songs, to remember his demise three years ago. Seven memorable moments from an exceptional singer/songwriter who loved to walk on the wild side and created innumerable pieces of brilliant music along his fascinating journey…

1. ‘Waves Of Fear’
The raging intensity here is spine-chilling, like he’s going completely out of his troubled mind… right here, right now: “I curse my tremors / I jump at my own step / I cringe at my terror / I hate my own smell / I know where I must be, I must be in hell...” Mind-twisting!
Album: THE BLUE MASK (1982)

2/ ‘Dirty Blvd.’
Observations on the poignant gap between the poor and the rich in his beloved
New York City and at the end of this pearl we will all sing ‘Fly-fly away‘ with him…
Album: NEW YORK (1989)

3/ ‘Ooohhh Baby’
Reed having fun again after scaring the world with Metal Music Machine the year before…

4/ ‘Sweet Jane’
To my ears his most uplifting performance of this classic. Like it was recorded in one take.
Album: LOADED (The Velvet Underground – 1970)

5/ ‘Turn To Me’
Lou denies being egocentric, narcissist and asocial. He’s actually a Good Samaritan
Album: NEW SENSATIONS (1984)

6/ ‘Street Hassle’ (live)
Album: ANIMAL SERENADE (live LP recorded in Los Angeles in 2003)
“I wanted to write a song that had a great monologue set to rock. Something that could
have been written by William Burroughs, Hubert Selby, John Rechy, Tennessee Williams,
Nelson Algren, maybe a little Raymond Chandler. You mix it all up and you have ‘Street Hassle’…
” Hypnotizing riff, going on and on, while Reed tells three different stories…

7/ ‘Open House’ (with John Cale)
One of the magic songs on Reed’s and Cale‘s homage LP for their mentor Andy Warhol
Album: SONGS FOR DRELLA (1990)

LOU REED: Bio – Discography – Website In Memoriam


AMY WINEHOUSE – ‘Back To Black’ Album Released 10 Years Ago…

“Memorable moments in sonic history…”


‘Back To Black’ by AMY WINEHOUSE
Released 27 October 2006 – 10 years ago


Last Friday I went to my beloved, amazing city of Amsterdam to see the tremendous
The Kills. A 2 1/2 hour drive from Ghent (Belgium), my hometown. On my way back
home, around midnight, I played BACK TO BLACK. The second and final album of
AMY WINEHOUSE. A perfect record for nightly, lonesome trips. Like travelling with
a familiar companion. One with a magical voice and many appealing stories to sing.
Her words, moods and vibes caused a series of images in my head. Happy images
and sad images I’ve seen in the tragic 2015 documentary about the chaotic life and
the early death of this immensely talented British singer-songwriter. Also images of
all sorts of rapacious sharks, press & others, who surrounded her from the day she
started making lots of money with her appealing music. I actually played the record
two times in a row as it felt warm and impassioned, yet confusing at times because
of the hard reality that she’s gone, but it’s not the right moment to go deeper into
that. Let’s celebrate, today, the soulful, jazzy and very human symphonies she gave
us 10 years ago. They will last forever. I’m gonna listen, back to back again, right now…


Bonkers Video With Bonkers Cast For Bonkers DEAP VALLY Track… ‘LITTLE BABY BEAUTY QUEEN’…

New video clips that will impress your eyes and ears…


‘Little Baby Beauty Queen’ by DEAP VALLY


Heavily striking Californian duo DEAP VALLY shared a new, mad, video for LITTLE BABY BEAUTY QUEEN. A barbed wire blues rock rollercoaster from their second, splendiferous, album Femejism with singer Lindsey Troy going completely out of her head near the end. PSYCHO! In the new clip the band is joined by Trixie Mattel (is the stage name of drag performer Brian Firkus, best known as a contestant on Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race). Filmmaker Darren Stein is in charge and the video also features The Witches of Eastwick’s Veronica Cartwright as Mattel‘s wicked mother. Perfect video story with a mental cast for
this crushing track. Start the bonkers craziness here…

DEAP VALLY: Website – Facebook – Twitter

New album ‘Femejism’ on iTunes

Steamy action in Amsterdam last month…

(photos by JL/TurnUpThevolume!)

CROSS WIRES Causing Loud and Clear SLOW WAVES…


From East London, England. Here’s… CROSS WIRES


High-voltage havoc. Muscled panache. Raging vocals. Barbed wire guitars. Charged uproar. Fists punching in the air. 1978 Revisited. With sharp teeth & a grim Mark E. Smith attitude.

SLOW WAVES is the new CROSS WIRES track. And there’s more good news. The band will
finally release their debut LP early next year. Stay alert, stay tuned, stay wired, just stay…

CROSS WIRES: More wires on Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

SEVENTEEN KNOCKOUTS – On.Repeat.In.October.2016.


Sixty long minutes of dazzling knockout music
that invaded my sonic bloodstream this month
From loud to moody, slowly but unstoppable
Turn it up! It helps to scare demons & Trumps


Here are the ones responsible for spoiling
my and definitely also your hungry ears…

1/ ‘Disco’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Doom punk boogie to set fire to discotheques …
New album: Glow In The Dark

2/ ‘Cu Cu Cu Cool’ by THE GLÜCKS (Ostend, Belgium)
Garage trash for psychobillies and noise junkies…
Debut album: Youth On Stuff

3/ ‘Hypnotised’ by SLAVES (London, UK)
The two-piece punk army is back to crack your senses…
New album: Take Control

4/ ‘Gonnawanna’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Saw them twice in a week. Unstoppable, hot blues rock dynamite…
New album: Femejism

5/ ‘Now You’re Gonna Listen’ by DEUX FURIEUSES (London, UK)
This outspoken powerhouse duo will get your attention, instantly…
Debut album: Tracks Of Wire

6/ ‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
5th duo in a row! Jamie & Alisson show their mean side again…
New album: Ash & Ice

7/ ‘Zipperface’ by THE POP GROUP (Bristol, UK)
Adrenalized dance shot by the imperishable post punk zombies…
New album: Honeymoon On Mars

8/ ‘Step Up’ by White (Glasgow, Scotland)
Deranged funk madness. Incendiary panache. Big score!…
EP: Cuts That Don’t Bleed

9/ A-Ok by COSMONAUTS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Spacey party rock that will make you scream out loud…
New album: A-OK

10/ ‘Cast The First Stone’ by ELEPHANT STONE (Montreal, Canada)
Rishi Dhir‘s band floating eight miles high. Glorious jam!…
New album: Ship Of Fools

11/ ‘Talent’ by PIXIES (Boston, MA, US)
Black Francis on a roll. Must be a song about Kim...
New album: Head Carrier

12/ ‘Strange Torpedo’ by LUCY DACUS (Richmond, VA, US)
Glowing indie heart driven by an irresistible swagger…
Debut album: No Burden

13/ ‘Garden Of Love’ by THE LIMINANAS feat. Peter Hook (Perpignan, France)
Sensual garage pop brilliance with a sexy French touch…
Album: Malamore

14/ ‘Loaded’ by Rich Girls (New York, NY, US)
My midnight hour injection. A gem Karen O would sell her soul for…
EP: Love Is The Dealer

15/ ‘Sun Going Down’ by MR. AIRPLANE MAN (Boston, MA, US)
Twilight blues passion & the hurt ghost of Janis Joplin
Album: The Lost Tapes

16/ ‘America’ by FOXYGEN (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Spectacular comeback by the LA pair. Three songs in one…

17/ ‘Bird’s Eye’ by FEELS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Moving like an intoxicated snake. Psychedelic slow motion…
New album: Feels

THE POP GROUP – Nightmare Madness Video for ZIPPERFACE…

New video clips that will impress your eyes and ears…


‘Zipperface’ by THE POP GROUP


The imperishable British funk freaks just shared a new creepy video, directed by Max Kelan Pearce, for earlier released single ZIPPERFACE. Frontman Mark Stewart explains: “An alien encounter scratch video creates a temporary autonomous zone, an illegal Bristol broadcast from St. Paul’s pirate tv channel. Max is a cinematic heretic…”. Turn off the lights and scream only in case of real emergency. After all it’s only a Halloween nightmare the band seems to experience EVERY single scary day of the year. You will survive, I guess…

New album HONEYMOON ON MARS is out this Friday. Details here.


THE POP GROUP: Website – Facebook

“Oh no, it’s The Pop Group”