Songsmith JAI BEAN With Emotive Tribute To His Sick Friend – I THINK YOU’RE WONDERFUL (FOR NICOLE)

3 December 2022

Artist: JAI BEAM
Who: Singer-songwriter from NYC, born John Cannon

Song: THE TIME TO CHANGE IS NOW

BEAN: “My close friend Nicole is dying of primary immunodeficiency disease and cancer and has up to five years to live. I just reconnected with her a little over a year ago and we have been chatting and meeting almost every day. She is such a strong person who takes on each day with such positivity and strength.

This tribute is a tender and emotive electro-pop tune, with warm 60s organ fragments, other synth dynamics and Beam‘s amiable voice. Dedicated to his friend Nicole, who suffers from her battle with cancer. Unfortunately, countless people are fighting against that awful disease, they’re all wonderful too.

Have a listen…

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JAI BEAM: Facebook

Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Big Albums Turning 40 In 2023

Back in time

Band: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Active: 1978–1993, 1996–present

Album: PORPUCINE – 3rd LP
Released: 4 February 1983
Score: #2 in the UK

Stream here…

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ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Bio – Discography
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Band: R.E.M.
Active: 1981-2011

Album: MURMUR – debut LP
Released: 12 April 1983
Score: #36 in the US

Stream here…

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R.E.M: Bio – Discography
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Band: MARK STEWART + THE MAFFIA
Who: One of the adventurous dub projects of
The Pop Group‘s centipede musician Mark Stewart

Album: LEARNING TO COPE WITH COWARDICE – first and last LP
Released: January 1983

Stream here…

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MARK STEWART: Bio – Discography
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Artist: TOM WAITS
Album: SWORDFISHTROMBONES – 8th LP

Released: 6 March 1983

Stream here…

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TOM WAITS: Bio – Discography
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Artist: BILLY BRAGG
Album: LIFE’S A RIOT WITH SPY Vs SPY – debut LP
Released: May 1983

Stream here…

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BILLY BRAGG: Bio – Discography
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Band: THE FALL
Active: 1976–2018

Album: PERVERTED BY LANGUAGE – 6th LP
Released: 12 December 1983

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THE FALL: Bio – Discography
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Band: CABARET VOLTAIRE
Active: 1973–1994, 2009–2022

Album: THE CRACKDOWN – 3rd LP
released: 18 August 1983

Stream here…

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CABARET VOLTAIRE: Bio – Discography

Band: THE THE
Matt Johnson‘s band

Album: SOUL MINING – debut LP
Released: 21 October 1983

Stream here…

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THE THE: Bio – Discography
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Band: NEW ORDER
Active: 1980–1993, 1998–2007, 2011–present

Album: POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES
Their second LP
Released: 2 May 1983
Score: #4 in the UK

Stream here…

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NO: Bio – Discography
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Band: BIG COUNTRY
Active: 981–2000, 2007, 2010–present

Album: THE CROSSING – debut LP
Released: 29 July 1983

Stream here…

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BIG COUNTRY: Bio – Discography

Expect A Violent Xmas Night With Punk Dropouts CHUBBY AND THE GANG

Works faster and harder than caffeine

3 December 2022

English punk dropouts CHUBBY AND THE GANG
are in a pretty productive form.

They recorded/released two steamed-up longplayers
in 2 years. Speed Kills (2020) and The Mutt’s Nuts (2021).

And now the hit team has a new firecracker out.
It’s called VIOLENT NIGHT (A CHRISTMAS TALE)
and is the front half of a forthcoming Xmas
single, out on 14 December via Partisan Records.

It’s gonna be one hell of a screaming Christmas this year.
One to pogo around the green three in harmony.

Turn up the heat, the beat.
Have a knockout Xmas, folks.

Also st(r)eaming on Spotify

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CHUBBY AND THE GANG: CHUBBY & THE GANG

Imperishable Punk Survivor IGGY POP Talks To NME

2 December 2022

No retirement for the 75-year-old Punkfather.
His new – 19th – LP, named EVERY LOSER lands
on 6 January 2023. It follows his 2019 album Free.

NME sat down with the unstoppable survivor.
for a frenzy interview. Read it in full right HERE.

If you haven’t heard Pop’s first single, named FRENZY,
from the forthcoming longplayer, you should listen right
here and now.

I’m in a frenzy
Fucking prick
I’m in a frenzy
Goddamn dick

IGGY POP: Facebook – Instagram

Mega Rap Star KANYE WEST Takes Another Horrible Step

After his anti-Semitic rants, after teaming up last week with his
buddy, misogynistic antisemitic white Christian nationalist Nick
Fuentes
(see below) for a dinner with his other buddy Donald Trump
(nice friends you have, Donald Dumped, so what’s new) Kanye West
took another horrible step.

Along with idiot Fuentes he did an on-camera interview yesterday
and among a lot of bollocks he said this shocking BS:: “I like Hitler.
I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis.”

Later that night, he posted this picture on Twitter.
A swastika inside a Star Of David.

Even for his other great right-wing friend, new Twitter-owner Elon Musk
this was one step too far and suspended West’s account for “violating again
our rule against incitement to violence”
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Somebody should help the rap star with a lobotomy before he ends up
in jail, because he won’t/can’t stop, he lost all mind-control just like his
former White House resident friend has for a long time now.

Singer-Songwriter Project MOURNING COFFEE With 2 Twin Songs And 1 Video Clip

2 December 2022

Artist: MOURNING COFFEE
Who: Singer-songwriter from New Jersey

New songs: Gemini I and Gemini II.

Mourning Coffee: “Gemini’s archetype is known as The Twins, therefore I created ‘Gemini I’ & ‘Gemini II’. There is no container big enough for all the different selves we hold. Both songs are the same yet expressed differently, which felt fitting since Gemini governs communication and connection. Both touch on these themes heavily, as the protagonist gets lost in an exchange of words with someone new. Even before meeting them, he’s attracted to their energy. Given Gemini’s element is air, both versions express a lightness musically, and much like air picks up, both get more intense as the relationship develops. While ‘Gemini I’ keeps things more intimate like a secret, ‘Gemini II’ allows itself to be more wild and free.”

Two bittersweet related twin pearls.

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II
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For Gemini II you can float away in this psychedelic space video

MOURNING COFFEE: MOURNING CAFFEE