LOU REED And JOHN CALE – Lost ‘SONGS FOR DRELLA’ Concert Movie Found And Now Streaming

25 April 2022

The live concert film of Lou Reed and John Cale’s 1990 tribute album Songs For Drella
to Andy Warhol was broadcast on TV in the same year, afterward, the tapes went missing, but were found recently and the movie is now streaming on MUBI.

Press statement

Twenty years after Lou Reed and John Cale broke up The Velvet Underground, they briefly reunited to record Songs for Drella. Captured on camera in a concert film, the LP explores
the life, dreams, aspirations and fears of the band’s mentor and manager Andy Warhol.

Flickering with memories, this sonic account of Andy Warhol’s life from Lou Reed and John Cale is a touching reminder to hold your friends close before it is too late. Directed by Ed Lachman who also shot Todd Haynes’ ode to the Velvet Underground, this concert film is
a reunion of artistic giants.


The brilliant Drella album in full here…


New Documentary ‘WAKE UP PUNK’ Feat. VIVIENNE WESTWOOD And Her Son Comes Out In May

15 March 2022

Vivienne Westwood (aged 80), punk-fashion artist and widow of the late New York
and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren stars alongside her son Joe Corré in
a new documentary called WAKE UP PUNK.

The docu is directed by Nigel Askew who says:“’Wake Up Punk was ignited because
of the establishment’s misappropriation of Punk, a fightback from the heart of the

In 2016 Joe Corré, torched an alleged five million quids worth of punk memorabilia.
Older punks were to collectively lose their shit and the media described the event
as a senseless stunt by an agent provocateur. This event was the inspiration for
a retrospect of the essence pf punk back then, but also now.

Westwood 10 years ago…

The official release is on 9th May in Glasgow.

Movie Poster This! ANGEL HEART – 1987

Cinema posters of Turn Up The Volume’s favorite films

6 March 2022

Movie: ANGEL HEART – 1987

Story: The year is 1955. Private detective Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is tasked by the shadowy Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to track down the missing crooner Johnny Favorite, whose trace has not been found since 1943. The trail to the missing singer leads to a tangle of mysteries
and bizarre rituals in brooding New Orleans.
(Movie Meter)

Actors: Rober De Niro – Mickey Rourke – Lisa Bonet (former wife of Lenny Kravitz)

Director: Alan Parker (Midnight Express / Mississippi Burning / The Commitments / Evita)

TUTV: Along with Al Pacino my all-time favorite actors. The performances of
DeNiro & Rourke in this David Lynch-esque thriller is nothing less than brilliant.


Top scene

When Harry Angel (Rourke), the main character, finds out who
he really is when he encounters the real Louis Cyphre(DeNiro).

Spooky brilliance…

Movie Poster This! MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch) – 2001

Cinema posters of Turn Up The Volume’s favorite films

6 March 2022


Story: “A mysterious woman escapes a traffic accident with a bag full of money, but without her memory. Meanwhile, Betty Elms has appeared in L.A., hoping to start a film career. When Betty finds the nameless woman in her apartment, she decides to help her. The two women embark on a bizarre quest for the truth.” (Music Meter)

Actors: Naomi Watts – Laura Harring – Justin Theroux

Director: David Lynch

TUTV: All the great Lynch characteristics – (ir)reality, hallucination, delusions, fiction, absurdity, fantasy, nightmares – come together here and turn your mind upside down. Perplexing stuff. And the Rebekah Del Rio performance – see below – is heart-stirring.


Top scene

When American singer/songwriter Rebekah Del Rio, who has a three-octave vocal range, sings Roy Orbison‘s melodramatic song Cryin’ in Spanish, titled Llorando, in an obscure theatre watched by the two main role actresses, confused and in tears. Every single time (read: tons of times) I saw/see this fragment shivers go down my spine.


Magnetic Music Movies! VELVET GOLDMINE

18 January 2022

Directed by Todd Haynes

Story: A fictional drama It is set in Britain during the glamour and
glitter rock days of the early 1970s, it tells the story of a fictional
homosexual pop star, Brian Slade.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Christian Bale


Placebo performing T.Rex‘s glam slam 20th Century Boy in the film.

Magnetic Music Movies! The ‘ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY’ By Martin Scorsese’

14 January 2022

Movie/documentary: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Released: 2019

The Rolling Thunder Revue was a 1975–1976 concert tour by Bob Dylan with
an impressive cast of artists. On this tour, Dylan wanted to play in smaller venues
in small cities to get intimate again with his fans.

The docu contains contemporary interviews with the whole group of big names that accompanied Dylan on the tour. Joan Baez, Sam Shepard, Ronee Blakley, Ramblin’ Jack
Elliott, Roger McGuinn, Ronnie Hawkins, Larry Sloman, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
others and also old chats with Scarlet Rivera and poet Allen Ginsberg.


DVD/Blu-ray available via Amazon and many other online shops.

The concert album sampler on Spotify…

BOB DYLAN: Website

MATRIX 4 – The Movie Next Week, The Soundtrack Today

17 December 2021

Next Wednesday, 22 December, the 4th episode of the blockbuster science-fiction
movie series THE MATRIX arrives in cinema theatres around the world. Just in time
to have yourself a surreal Xmas this year.

The new one is called The Matrix Resurrections and
will see the main character Neo (Keanu Reeves) trying
to return to his source.

So next week the film, today the soundtrack.

Not really a Jingle Bells collection.
More like A Space Odyssey symphony.
Definitely worth a listen…