One Live Track A Day Keeps The Doctor Away – Today… THE STRYPES

14 June 2020

Irish teenagers THE STRYPES hit the scene with a big bang when they dropped their
debut LP Snapshot in 2013. A record by young guys playing old people’s music (The Yardbirds, Dr. Feelgood, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf). The blues, nothing but the blues. On
stage, as I experienced myself, it was firework from start to finish. Here’s a smoking live version of their first single BLUE COLLAR JANE at the Isle Of Wight Festival (UK) in 2014…

THE STRYPES: Facebook


(Amsterdam 2014 – pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD – Five Ballbreaking Live Killers Against Paranoia..

To fight paranoia in these lockdown times you don’t need to inject yourself with disinfectant. I have some far better medication. Turn up the volume, and pretend
that corona is a tasty beer, not a nasty virus. Go bananas to these 5 steamy live killers. Scream, jump, pump your fists, play air guitar, and keep on rockin’ in the free world…

– Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by NIRVANA –

– ‘Hysteria’ by MUSE –

– ‘Mr. Brightside’ by THE KILLERS featuring JOHNNY MARR

– ‘Fight For Your Right’ by BEASTIE BOYS –

– Keep On Rockin’ in The Free World by NEIL YOUNG –

Hell Yeah…


(VANT – photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Rockin’ In The Free World – 10 Epic Rock Barnstormers To Go Apeshit To At Home…

Memorable Live Moments…

To be honest, I’m turning slowly but surely paranoid. Being a gig addict I miss my live
dope. I miss the ecstasy and euphoria of dynamizing concerts and the drinks with mates
of course. I miss it all badly. Time for action! Time to feel my adrenalin go bonkers again! Time for some head-banging hullabaloo! Join the mad fun, folks.

Here come ten thunderous barnstormers, ten ass-kicking juggernauts, ten hair-raising stompers, ten titanic cannonballs, ten gigantic uppercuts. Nobody can stop us now. Bring on the six-packs and lets ROCK!…

– ‘Highway To Hell’ by AC/DC

– ‘Paranoid’ by OZZY OSBOURNE –

– ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by RAMONES

– ‘Rockin’ In the Free World’ by NEIL YOUNG

– ‘Caroline’ by STATUS QUO –

– ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ by OASIS –

– ‘Rock And Roll’ by LED ZEPPELIN –

– ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’ by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

– ‘Best Of You’ by FOO FIGHTERS –

– ‘You Love Us’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS –

Again and again, please…

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…

‘VICTORIA’ By Legends THE KINKS – Switzerland 1979

Memorable live moments…

16 April 2020

Legends THE KINKS released a double live album called ‘ONE FOR THE ROAD’ back in 1980. One of the scream along highlights was VICTORIA. A classic that appeared on their 1969 LP Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire). The recording of the live track was done in Switzerland on 11 November 1979.

Let’s roll, Ray…

THE KINKS: Facebook

You can stream ‘ONE FOR THE ROAD
right here…