Classic ZZ TOP Cracker To Honor Bassist DUSTY HILL Who Passed Away At 72

Top singles from the past

29 July 2021

DUSTY HILL, the longtime bassist for bearded Texan rock turbo ZZ TOP
has passed away at 72. Hill was on a ‘short detour’ at home to take time
to heal a hip issue, but no cause of death has been reported.

His bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard posted this message on Facebook:

“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in
his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world,
will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C.”
You will be missed greatly, amigo.

To honor and remember the man here’s, probably their most famous hit ever…

Studio

Live

(Dusty Hill on the left)

ZZ TOP: History

SAINT ETIENNE Announce Sample Driven Album – Hear Lead Single ‘POND HOUSE’

New sonic impulses

29 July 2021

Band: SAINT ETIENNE
Who: London’s synth-pop outfit fronted by Sarah Cracknell
Active: Since 1990 / 10 studio albums (including the new one)

New album: I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU
Release: 10 September 2021
More info: here

Sarah Cracknell: “It’s the first sample-driven album we’ve made
since So Tough and it’s been a really refreshing experience, such fun!
It’s both dreamy and atmospheric, late summer sounds.”

Lead-single: POND HOUSE

Sounds like a remixed Portishead song…

SAINT ETIENNE: Facebook


Artwork new album I’VE TRIED TO TELL YOU

(image on top: cover of ‘Good Humour’ album)

SPIRITUALIZED – Reissue Of PIERCE Masterpiece ‘LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE’

28 July 2021

Artist: SPIRITUALIZED
Jason Pierce’s longtime musical spaceship
Active: Since 1990 / 8 studio albums (so far)

Reissue: LADIES AND GENTELMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE
Third longplayer released on 16 June 1997
Format: Neptune Blue and Black Vinyl / CD

Pre-order: here


(reworked artwork by Mark Farrow)

Jason Pierce about late legend Dr. John playing on closing track ‘Cop Shoot Cop‘:
“I just wrote a letter, sent the track and his response was immediate. He said “absolutely, absolutely, love it”. It was where he wanted to be. I was completely in awe of him and his
playing and everything he put to it. I could hardly speak, to be honest. Not that I needed
to speak much. It didn’t add anything little or less to the proceedings. It was an amazing
session, amazing to do.”

Pitchfork about the album: “That’s what ranks ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating
in Space’ alongside the best art: Jason Pierce and a big band that included his ex-girlfriend
and a whole slew of people that soon became his ex-bandmates faithfully render the cycle
of loving anything– the innocent exuberance, the bitter rejection, the episodic denial, in 70 perfect minutes.”
Full review here. Score: 10/10.


(original artwork)

Stream full original
album
here…

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SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook


(Spiritualized – Amsterdam 2015 – pic by Turn Up The Volume – a flabbergasting experience)

Sci-Fi Horror With LIARS And New Track ‘FROM WHAT THE NEVER WAS’

New sonic impulses…

28 July 2021

Band: LIARS
Who: Australian-American indie rock trio
Active: Since 2000 / 9 albums (so far)

New album: THE APPLE DROP – 10th LP
Out: 6 August 2021 – more info here

New single: FROM WHAT THE NEVER WAS
Third tasters after Sekwar and Big Appetite

It’s an atmospheric and darksome trip accompanied by
a video clip that brings sci-fi horror movies like Alien
and The Thing to mind.

Listen/watch here…

LIARS: Facebook

ULTRASOUND – British Glam-Prog Rockers Release Deluxe Edition Of Fab Debut LP ‘EVERYTHING PICTURE’

28 July 2021

Band: ULTRASOUND
Who: Passionate British glam-prog rockers.
Active: 1997–99, 2010–present / 3 studio albums

Deluxe Edition: EVERYTHNG PICTURE
The band’s (double) debut album, released in 1999.

Info: The reissue boxset will feature ‘Everything Picture’
the double album, an extra two records featuring a variety
of B-sides and singles and a CD of live and session tracks.
As well, a 26-page booklet and a poster will be included.

Out: 24 September 2021 via One Little Independent Records

AllMusic/Dean Carlson: “The musical and emotional collapses are
so moving, so stirring, that it sounds like the pessimistic turn to just
about every soaring, triumphant song ever found on the planet. This
reason alone serves as a singular, important experience. So while you
might feel like that poor local weatherman in a yellow slicker getting
pelted when you listen to this album, by the time the final track fades
out you realize it was worth every last, sonic droplet.”

Full interview here. Score: 4.5/5.

The announcement comes alongside a never-before-seen
video for one of the LP’s highlights ‘Aire & Calder’…

I loved (still do) that brilliant single Stay Young

And that show in Amsterdam, in the legendary Paradiso club back in 1998 or 1999
(I can’t remember the year exactly) was pretty special… and I found some pics I took
in my archives…

ULTRASOUND: Facebook

DICK OF THE DAY – Acid House Junk LEG PUPPY Floats Eight Miles High To Utopia

27 July 2021

Artist: LEG PUPPY
Who: Acid house junk from London.

New album: THE AIR IN UTOPIA IS POISON – 5th album
Release: 27 August 2021
Pre-order: here

Single: DICK PIC

Turn Up The Volume says: Get up, stand up and fight for your right to go
gaga with your partner(s) in crime to this dick of the day stomper. Time for
a good old illegal boom-boom-boom rave in your garage. Get that worn-out
car out of the way, hang that glittering disco ball you stole during lockdown
from your closed local discotheque to the ceiling, and invite your friends with
a dope profile. Now, pretend that your brain escaped and is floating eight miles
high to Utopia where the air is poison.

Hey boys, hey girls, superstar Puppy DJs, here we go.

Right here, right now…

New album THE AIR IN UTOPIA IS POISON
comes your way on 27 August. Pre-order here.

Check the tracklist

LEG PUPPY: Facebook