Soulful Sunday With ANGEL OLSEN And Her Starry-Eyed Country Tearjerker ‘ALL THE GOOD TIMES’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

The angel that sings gorgeous, sounds gorgeous, and looks gorgeous
released her new, heart-and-soul-and-mind chilling LP Big Time last June.

Her performance of the album’s single, the starry-eyed country tearjerker
ALL THE GOOD TIMES on The Tonight Show was sheer magic.

Yes, I featured this fabulous clip several times before, and will do so in the future.

ANGEL OLSEN: Facebook – Instagram

Last year in Amsterdam – Pure beauty – photo by Turn Up The Volume

Are We On The Eve Of Destruction? New York Doll Hero JOHNNY THUNDERS Thinks So

19 March 2023

American singer-songwriter Barry McGuire scored a big hit with the apocalyptic
pop song Eve Of Destruction in 1965. A goosebump cracker written by P. F. Sloan
that, unfortunately, is dangerously relevant once more (it actually was like forever).

The Covid-19 pandemic, the climate change disaster, the frightening rise of the far-right (again), the Ukraine war, Israel still attacking Palestina horribly. The alarm list goes on and on, and what will happen in the US when former President Trump will be arrested next week after calling his fanatic fans to protest and take their nation back when he actually risks going to jail. A repetition of the January 6, 2022 riot? I’m not a pessimist but pandemonium is in the air.

I discovered a cover of this song by the late great New York Doll Johny Thunders.
It was part of his 1985 solo LP Hurt Me. It’s a chilling, stripped-to-the-bone version.

The Eastern world, it is explodin’
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’?
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin’
But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
How you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction
Don’t you understand what I’m trying to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy, it’s bound to scare you, boy

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
How you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction

Yeah, my blood’s so mad, feels like coagulatin’
I’m sittin’ here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And marches alone can’t bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
How you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction

And think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
Ah, you may leave here for four days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next door neighbor but don’t forget to say grace

And you tell me
Over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction
No no, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction”


Johnny Thunders: Bio – Discography

(Image on top: Cover of CD/DVD ‘Madrid Memory’)

We Know It’s Only Country Rock ‘N’ Roll But We Like It On THE STONES Tribute Album ‘STONED COLD COUNTRY’

19 March 2023

Country producer Robert Deaton had this project
with covers of 24 Karat classics of one of the greatest
bands ever planned for a few years.

As it’s the 60th birthday of THE ROLLING STONES as
a band this year, it’s the perfect moment to release it.

The longplayer named STONED COLD COUNTRY features 14 Stones classics covered by 14 different stars. It’s rockin’ and rollin’ electricity. Believe me, it’s a top tribute album you have big fun with.


1.“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – Ashley McBryde
2. “Honky Tonk Women” – Brooks & Dunn
3. “Dead Flowers” – Maren Morris
4. “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)” – Brothers Osborne & The War And Treaty
5. “Miss You” – Jimmie Allen
6. “Tumbling Dice” – Elle King
7. “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” – Marcus King
8. “Wild Horses” – Little Big Town
9. “Paint It Black” – Zac Brown Band
10. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – Lainey Wilson
11. “Sympathy for the Devil” – Elvie Shane
12. “Angie” – Steve Earle
13.“Gimme Shelter” – Eric Church
14. “Shine a Light” – Koe Wetzel

We know it’s only country rock ‘n’ roll but we like it.

Start up the jukebox.


(Live photos by Turn Up The Volume – Brussels, 2022)

T.REX Topped The UK Singles Chart With Their Classic ‘HOT LOVE’ This Day In 1971

Great 7″ singles from the past

19 March 2023

Band: T. REX
Frontman and glam hero Marc Bolan passed
away on 16th September, only 29. R.I.P.

Single: HOT LOVE


Marc Bolan: “There is so little time for us all I need to
be able to say what I want quickly and to as many people
as possible.”

The gem topped the UK Singles Chart on this day in 1971.

“Well she’s my woman of gold
And she’s not very old – a ha ha
Well she’s my woman of gold
And she’s not very old – a ha ha
I don’t mean to be bold, a-but
a-may I hold your hand?

Well she ain’t no witch and I love the way she twitch – a ha ha
Well she ain’t no witch and I love the way she twitch – a ha ha
I’m a labourer of love in my persian gloves – a ha ha”

T. REX: Facebook

Waking Up With… Hard-Metallic-Core Bulldozer INCENDIARY Raging Against The Way You Think About Pain

Daily noise that works faster and harder than a gallon of caffeine


19 March 2023

New York’s hard-metallic-core bulldozer INCENDIARY hav their new, 4th longplayer,
titled Change The Way You Think About Pain out on 26 May. More info here.

(Press photo via FB band)

The first taster named BITE THE HOOK is a hell of a ferocious haymaker. The maddening metal riffage and the clamorous vocals made me think at first that this was/is a previously unreleased Rage Against The Machine bomb.

Here’s why.

INCENDIARY: Facebook – Instagram

International Collective MARIVON Enchant With Quality Singer-Songwriting Album ‘NONE OF THIS IS MINE’

18 March 2023

Artists: MARIVON
Who: An eclectic group of international recording musicians assembled by
Canadian artist Jill McKenna. They joined forces to make an album of music
surpassing geography and genres.

Released: 9 March. Buy here.

Info: “None of this is Mine is an album of music that challenges the way music is structured. This story, which is told by English singer-songwriters, New York City jazz musicians, Canadian hip-hop artists and more, is a conversation on connection. Not so dissimilar from the movie Love Actually or Richard Powers’ book The Overstory, we create threads throughout the album using voice, lyrics and genre so you very quickly find familiarity on your first listen. As you unapologetically traverse from folk to jazz to bluegrass and back again, there is a moment here for everyone to love.”

TUTV: This is a pretty special project with various international artists creating an enchanting, coherent record of quality songwriting. Overall it’s an intimate, tender and vocally superb collection of romantic balladry, piano/cello/violin/banjo musings, and some intriguing pop experimentalism. Think Regina Spektor and Big Thief. Discover it all, it’s a great companion for relaxing moments.


MARIVON: Facebook – Instagram

Quote Of The Day – Pretender CHRISSIE HYNDE Joins The Slamming ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Discussion

Chrissie Hynde joins the slamming Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame discussion started recently
by Courtney Love who criticized the organization: “Barely 8% of its inductees are female.
The canon-making doesn’t just reek of sexist gatekeeping, but also purposeful ignorance
and hostility.”

Her full statement.

If anyone wants my position in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame they are welcome to it. I don’t
even wanna be associated with it. It’s just more establishment backslapping. I got in a band so I didn’t have to be part of all that. I was living a happy life in Rio when I got the call I was being inducted. My heart sank because I knew I’d have to go back for it as it would be too much of a kick in the teeth to my parents if I didn’t. I’d upset them enough by then, so it was one of those things that would bail me out from years of disappointing them. (like moving out of the USA and being arrested at PETA protests and my general personality). Other than Neil Young’s participation in the induction process, the whole thing was, and is, total bollocks. It’s absolutely nothing to do with rock ‘n’ roll and anyone who thinks it is is a fool.”

Celebration Time For THE KILLS – Debut LP Is 20 And 3th Album Is 15

18 March 2023

One of my all-time favorite bands, blues rock duo THE KILLS Alison Mosshart and
Jamie Hince – have two album anniversaries to celebrate. One: their Debut LP turned
20 (March 10, 2003), and their third album Midnight Boom turns 15 on April 1.

Both longplayers get a limited edition color vinyl run on 16th June. Pre-order info HERE.



Including the stellar single WAIT.



Including the ace single TAPE SONG.

THE KILLS: Facebook – Instagram

Live photos by Turn Up The Volume – Amsterdam, 2016

Herculian Rock Force SUSTAIN Hit Hard On New Hammer Blow ‘THE JESTER’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

18 March 2023

Who: Four Belgian life-destroyers producing bitter hard-rock/grunge
music with venom while biting off the conformal style and structure
we’re stuck in.

New single: THE JESTER
It follows their 2020 debut EP Moral Hangover.

TUTV: These Herculian-hittin’ misfits operate in a loud space where you can
listen to 70s heavy rock legends like Uriah Heep and grunge titans Pearl Jam.
The Jester produce a similar intenseness and vital vehemence.

Expect a titanic wall of hefty guitar sound, including a neurotic solo, a psychotic
drum/bass tandem and a singer that screams his lungs out. Sustain is the ideal
hammer blow to crush your hangover with. So, what are you waiting for?

Press play and
unleash the beast.

Right here.
Right now.

SUSTAIN: Facebook – Instagram