Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days
2. ‘Black Widow Spider’ by PARQUET COURTS (New York City)
The jangly rockers drop album 7 Sympathy For Life on 21st October.
This is the third single. A rattling and rolling ripper.
3. Hard Skool by GUNS N’ ROSES
The second new track of the year from the macho Roses. Old Skool would
be a more appropriate song title. As usual Slash has sex with his guitar and
Axl Rose‘s vocal cords are still alive and kicking.
Enter paradise city here…
4. ‘A Toxic Life’ by IMPERIAL ASHES (Toronto, CA)
A metal uppercut serving as an urgent call-to-action to address injustices
and atrocities that have plagued Indigenous communities for centuries.
Anger, rage and fury is what you get when awfully greedy governments
do what so many political sharks did in the past, taking the freedom, hope,
and future away of whole populations. Horrible.
We are connected, we’re feeling infected (a toxic life)
The treaty’s neglected, your laws are rejected (give up your fight)
Our colonial apathy, making the rivers bleed (things aren’t alright)
Your violations, stealing from nations (eating us inside)
5. ‘Living in the Heart of Love’ by THE ROLLING STONES
A few weeks ago the imperishable Stones announced a deluxe edition for
one of their last great albums Tattoo You celebrating its 40th-anniversary.
It will feature several previously unreleased tracks from those recording
R.I.P. Charlie Watts…
6. ‘Bonnie’ by CUFFED UP (Los Angeles)
The band says that this new crackerjack is “an anti-love anthem about the grief and
pitfalls of a serious relationship crumbling due to lies and deceit. This is explored through
the eyes of Bonnie (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), in an alternative universe where Clyde selfishly leaves Bonnie for dead.” Bonnie takes revenge because of the end of their romantic,
albeit toxic relationship.
Famous Bonnie (movie) quote (addressing Clyde): “What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean?
No record and nobody after us?”
Electrifying and fuming.
Here comes Bonnie (with mustache)…
7. ‘Before You Gotta Go’ by COURTNEY BARNETT (Australia)
One of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard all year, proving that sticky simplicity works tremendously well when you can sing along, hum along, or whistle along.
I Love you, Courtney.
Can’t resist this…
See/hear you next week, music junkies…