Memorable live moments…
Watch MANIC STREET PREACHERS play a steamy version of one of their early rippers called ‘YOU LOVE US’ in 2016. At the start bassist Nicky Wire dedicates the song to Richey Edwards, co-founder of the band, who disappeared mysteriously in 1995.
Here we go…
MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Facebook
31 December 2019
DAVID BOWIE played a semi-acoustic version of his massive hit SPACE ODDITY
that was broadcast on the New Year’s Eve TV Show of comedian Kenny Everett
40 years ago today, on 31 December 1979.
Here’s the special performance…
DAVID BOWIE: Facebook
From the lovely ballad ‘UNINTENDED’ by MUSE . On their
debut album ‘SHOWBIZ‘, released in 1999, 20 years ago.
Here’s the gripping song and original clip in full…
Turn Up The Volume looks back at his favourite concerts of 2019…
TEMPLES – Botanique Venue, Brussels – 19 November 2019
Here’s the original review…
Never change a winning formula is definitely British quartet TEMPLES‘ chosen strategy.
After listening to their recent, third album Hot Motion it was quickly clear that the band had decided to keep doing what they do best since their debut LP Sun Structures back in 2014, which is writing glam and glitter pop songs with the three inseparable ingredients you need to succeed: catchiness, tunefulness and euphoric sing along choruses. Mind you, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Many tried/try that formula over and over again but only a few become successful at doing it as it should be done to get the listener in an elevating mood.
And it also helps when you look like young God-like pop stars too. Anyway, last Tuesday
in Brussels, after a short false start, due to technical problems, the ecstatic Temples show took off and turned the full house, with a large fanatic fans representation, pretty fast in
to a state of euphoric elation, with a clever mix of old stompers (Keep In The Dark / Shelter Song / Certainty ) and new standouts (The Howl / Holy Horses / Hot Motion). As I’ve seen the band a couple of times before I had a déjà vu once in while but seeing the greater part of the audience going nuts frequently was a pretty sight to see and keeps yourself exultant too. And with turning the one and only encore ‘Mesmerise‘ into a sort of Jimi Hendrix like psychedelic guitar outburst the band reminded us that 90 minutes with them is about a thousand times more entertaining than sitting in your lazy couch all evening long watching crap on TV.
The whole set reproduced on Spotify…
(All pics by Turn Up The Volume!)
Knockouts from the past…
30 December 2019
Band: The Chemical Brothers
Song: Hey Boy Hey Girl
Released: 31 May 1999 – 20 years ago
Score: The single peaked at number three on the UK Singles
Chart and was a hit almost all over Europe and in Canada
Here’s the original, spectacular video clip…
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: Facebook
30 December 2019
Patricia Lee “Patti” Smith was born on December 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois.
Happy 73 to an astonishing singer/songwriter, performer, poet and human being.
Here are three of her many great songs to celebrate her birthday…
– PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER –
– ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NIGGER –
– DANCING BAREFOOT –
PATTI SMITH: Facebook / photo on top FB Patti Smith
Surprising quote from Liam Gallagher about Oasis…
Full Liam feature in NME here