Another Unreleased Track By DAVID BOWIE – Listen Here To Blistering Steamroller ‘BABY UNIVERSAL ’97’…

New sonic impulses

31 January 2020

(the photograph in today’s graphic was taken in NY in 1996 by Albert Watson)

Six unreleased tracks (reworked versions of original songs) from DAVID BOWIE‘s
archives will be part of an EP called Is It Any Wonder? out next month. So far
three tracks were revealed: The Man Who Sold The World (ChangesNowBowie
version), I Can’t Read 97 (the original version was on first Tin Machine album)
and Stay 97 (the original version was on Station To Station LP)

Today we can listen to the fourth track. The original version BABY UNIVERSAL ’97
was on Tin Machine II released in 1991, and was co-written with the band’s guitarist Reeves Gabrels. A new stormy version was recorded by Bowie during
his sessions for his 1997 album Earthling .

Here’s the audio clip for the blistering steamroller…



The best of the past month…

A swirling fusion of rhapsodic rippers and cool crackerjacks,
that activated my bloodstream and my limbs this past month!
Turn Up The Volume‘s 10 Knockout Tracks for January!

1. ‘Sweet’ by PORRIDGE RADIO
An overwhelming and emotional quietLOUDquiet eruption that does your head in.
New album Every Bad out 13 March. More info and details right here.

2. ‘Ultra Plus Ultra’ by ELEFANT (Belgium)
Motorik stomper, smashing sledgehammer with bloodthirsty guitars & scary synths.
Brand new album BeJAhung out now. Available here.

3. ‘What Can I Say’ by GIANTS OF JERICHO (Australia)
What a glorious stunner! A rousing wake-up call to celebrate each and every day you live.
The band’s debut single from upcoming EP ‘The Fuss And The Feud‘.

4. ‘Closer’ by LAS KELLIES (Argentina)
A funky, bass-driven pop humdinger spiced with an avalanche of contagious guitar lines.
New album ‘Suck This Tangerine‘ out 27th March via Fire Records.

5. ‘Exhale’ by VVYNN (Belgium)
A tower of a song reminding me of PJ Harvey’s electric intensity and spine-tingling voice.
One of the two new singles the band recently shared. Here’s the other song ‘Moaning.

6. ‘Reducer’ by PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS IGS PIGS PIGS (Newcastle, UK)
From their upcoming album Viscerals , out on 3 April.

7. ‘Brain Suck’ by SHADE (Canada)
A red-hot punk ‘n’ roll steamroller with a buzzing turbulence and a sassy swagger…

8. ‘Text Me Back (Chirpse Degree Burns) by DREAM NAILS (London, UK)
Who needs a Bikini Kill reunion when you have Dream Nails now! Text them!….

9. ‘Walls Between Us’ by KATH & THE KICKS (Leeds, UK)
A dynamite stroke about human communication. A kick-ass flare-up with fervent vocals.

10. ‘Cactused’ by WIRE (UK)
The London post-punk veterans still rock like the best with style and finesse.
Their seventeenth album Mind Hive is out now.

All 10 Knockouts together on Spotify

See/hear you next month…

PRIMAL SCREAM Released Electro-Trash Protest Album ‘XTRMNTR’ 20 Years Ago…

Old and new albums to make your day…

31 January 2020



Album: XTRMNTR – the band’s sixth album

Released: 31 January 2000 – 20 years ago today

Summary: Musically an experimental, electro and industrial trash monster.
Lyrically a fierce sonic protest criticizing mercilessly the government, the police
and law enforcement, capitalism run by multinationals, fascists, and almost
everything and everybody turning the world into an apocalyptic place.

AllMusic review: 4.5/5 – read it here

The Singles: Swastika Eyes / Kill All Hippies / Accelerator




Stream album in full
(expanded version) here…


‘All I Want To Do Is Rock’ by TRAVIS – Anthemic Debut Single Released 1996/1997

31 January 2020

Band: Travis (Glasgow, Scotland / formed in 1990)
Song: All I Want To Do Is Rock  – the band’s debut single
B-sides: on CD 1 ‘Blue On A Black Weekend  and ‘Combing My Hair ‘
and on CD 2: 20′  and ‘1922’
Released: For the first time on a 10″ vinyl in October 1996 without success and
re-released on CD by Independiente Records a year later in June 1997, it didn’t chart
either but became a live favourite and the band described it as their ‘national anthem’

Here’s that knockout…

TRAVIS: Facebook

It was the opening track of their debut album Good Feeling (1997)

GREG DULLI Shares New Melancholic Track From Debut Solo LP – Here’s ‘IT FALLS APART’…

New sonic impulses

GREG DULLI, frontman for years of The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers will release his debut solo album RANDOM DESIRE on 21st February. More info here. A longplayer
he wrote after the death of Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser.

Last December Dulli released the flaming lead single Pantomima and now here’s a second cut. IT FALLS APART is a melancholic meditation that sounds vulnerable and ghostly. Here’s the audio clip (with lyrics)…

And here is the flashy clip for lead single Pantomima. Dulli said that “the video
is an homage to the movie All That Jazz. Pantomima feels like a show tune to me.”

GREG DULLI: Facebook

NOEL GALLAGHER Still Has His Dancing Shoes On – Here’s New Vibey Single ‘BLUE MOON RISING’…

New sonic impulses

30 January 2020

NOEL GALLAGHER and his HIGH FLYING BIRDS released their new single
BLUE MOON RISING‘ today. It’s the title track off a new EP, out on 6th March.

Gallagher about the new single: “How it manages to combine the influences of Metallica,
The Jesters Of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe as well as Bob Marley AND The Wailers
is literally beyond me… oh, and it’s not about City
(note: the football club) by the way.”

With ‘Blue Moon Rising‘ Noel Gallagher continues his appetite for dancey tunes
which started with his previous EP ‘This Is The Place‘. To my ears the new track
has a sort of moody Chemical Brothers beat and turns brighter along its vibey way.

Move to the beat right here…


Psych Noir Rockers MAYFLOWER MADAME Dropped Lead Single From New Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘VULTURES’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 January 2020


Who: A band from Norway known for its signature mesh of post-punk, dark psychedelia, shoegaze and indie rock. For fans of The Soft Moon, Joy Division, The Black Angels, Jesus & Mary Chain, Psychic Ills, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Velvet Underground

Track: VULTURES – the lead single from their second LP, titled ‘Prepared For A Nightmare‘, out next month via Only Lover Records. The song “is about desire, gluttony and vanity, 
both on a personal level and as a general symptom of the excesses of modern society. However, there’s a sense of both doom and revival in there. It’s partly inspired by the art of George Grosz and Hieronymus Bosch.”

Score: After a gloomy psych guitar intro this inflammable crackerjack turns immediately into a propelled rocker with a hammering beat, a burning force, a tenebrous tension and a cutting chorus. Midway the tempo goes down shortly for a sparky guitar/bass duet, but the pulsating drum dynamism pushes the darksome commotion back to its swirling pace. Top!

Catch the feverish drive right here…


PREPARED FOR A NIGHTMARE out 27 March. More info and pre-order facilities here