Remembering BLOODY SUNDAY This Day In 1972 With PAUL McCARTNEY

30 January 2023

BLOODY SUNDAY, also known as the BOGSIDE MASSACRE (Bogside is a neighborhood outside the city walls of Derry) occurred on 30 January 1972. British soldiers (paratroopers) shot 26 unarmed North-Irish civilians during a protest march.

13 people died on the spot. Thirteen were killed outright, while the death of another
man four months later was attributed to his injuries. Many of the victims were shot while
fleeing from the soldiers, and some were shot while trying to help the wounded.

Other protesters were injured by shrapnel, rubber bullets, or batons, and two
were run down by British Army vehicles. All of those shot were Catholics. The march
had been organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) to protest against internment without trial.

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda wrote and recorded a protest
song titled GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH within 24 hours of
the dramatic event. It was actually the debut single of his band Wings.

The song was banned on all British radios/TV.

Listen here.

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don’t make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today

Great Britain, you are tremendous
And nobody knows like me
But really, what are you doin’
In the land across the sea?

Tell me, how would you like it
If on your way to work
You were stopped by Irish soldiers?
Would you lie down, do nothing
Would you give in or go berserk?

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don’t make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today

Great Britain and all the people
Say that all people must be free
And meanwhile back in Ireland
There’s a man who looks like me

And he dreams of god and country
And he’s feeling really bad
And he’s sitting in a prison
Say, should he lie down, do nothing
Should give in or go mad?

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don’t make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today

THE THIN WHITE DUKE Released His 10th Album ‘STATION TO STATION’ 47 Years Ago Today

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23 January 2023

8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016
Career: 26 studio LPs between 1967 and 2016

Anniversary album: STATION TO STATION – his 10th LP
Released: 23 January 1976 – 47 years ago today

The title track introduced Bowie’s new persona, the Thin White Duke
that became the mouthpiece for the whole longplayer. The late genius
used the moniker thereafter on tour.

Pitchfork said: “Arriving in the wake of 1975’s glam-rock-shunning, Philly-soul-fetishizing Young Americans, Station to Station offered proof that Bowie’s fascination with American funk and disco was no one-off lark. But if Young Americans often felt like a studied genre exercise, Station to Station filtered that rhythmic influence through some of Bowie’s other obsessions at the time: the austere Krautrock of Neu! and Kraftwerk, the occult, Nazism, and, yes, a whole lotta blow.” Score: 9.5/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Up there with his best work during his golden years.

Full album…

DAVID BOWIE: BioAll Albums

DAVID BOWIE Released His Final Album Today 7 Years Ago On His 69th Birthday

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8 January 2022

8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

His 25th and final studio LP
Released: 8 January 2016
7 years ago today, on his 69th birthday.
Today he would have celebrated his 76th one.

Pitchfork wrote: “Blackstar has David Bowie embracing his status as a no-fucks icon,
clutching onto remnants from the past as exploratory jazz and the echos of various
mad men soundtrack his freefall.”
Full review here. Score: 8.5/10.

BLACKSTAR is a somber and sinister farewell record. Soul-stirring
and spine-chilling. Two days later The White Duke passed away.

Thank you for the music, Starman.

DAVID BOWIE: All Albums – Facebook

EURYTHMICS Celebrate 40th Birthday Of Masterstroke LP ‘SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)’

5 January 2023

British pop star duo EURYTHMICSAnnie Lennox and Dave Stewart – made 9 LPs
in their triumphant career. Their second one SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
turned 40 yesterday (released 4 January 1983).

Annie Lennox posted this message on Instagram.

Singles/clips: Love Is A Stranger / Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)



Full LP

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23 December 2022

One of my all-time beloved MANIC STREET PREACHERS
classics is YOU LOVE US from their thunderous debut LP
(a double one) from 1992.

The accompanying culture sluts video clip still is as fab as the day
it came out, featuring the late Richey Edwards who disappeared
mysteriously in 1995. Still sorely missed. R.I.P.

We are not your sinners
Our voices are for real
We realised and won’t be mourned
We gonna burn your deathmask uniforms
We won’t die of devotion
Understand we can never belong
Thrown some acid on the Mona-Lisa’s face
Pollute your mineral water
with a strychnine taste
You love us
You love us
You love us


The single’s artwork

THE JAM Played Their Final Gig 40 Years Ago Today

11 December 2022

On 11 December 1982, 40 years ago today, THE JAM played their last ever concert in Brighton, UK. It was frontman and songwriter Paul Weller who wanted to move on and start other musical projects. Between 1977 and 1982 the band released six excellent albums – with the 1977 brilliant All Mod Cons LP as my absolute favourite – and no less than 19 hit singles. Although The Jam formed in the 70s punk era the trio’s work was more influenced by R & B, 60s beat music and ‘angry young men‘ rock ‘n’ roll.

Last month a book about The Jam‘s final year was issued. A richly illustrated oral history account of THE JAM’s rollercoaster final year, led principally by the voice of Jam drummer Rick Buckler, contains a number of previously unseen images and takes in everything from the recording and release of final studio album The Gift and the rigours of the road to the announcement of the split, the final tours, The Tube and more. Order info: here

Three Of TUTV’s fav Jams.




THE JAM: Bio – Discography

THE BAND Danced Their LAST WALTZ This Happy Thanksgiving In 1976

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25 November 2022

The final concert of legendary Americana/rock/country group THE BAND
25 November 1976 (Thanksgiving Day) in Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco
was filmed by legendary moviemaker Martin Scorsese and hit the cinemas
2 years later.

The Band invited a start-studded cast of friends including Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield,
Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Muddy
Waters, Van Morrison, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers,

and Eric Clapton. The swirling show was actually a celebration of a remarkable career.

Movie Trailer

3 top moments…




THE (Triple) ALBUM


THE BAND: Bio – Discography

Electronica Explorer APHEX TWIN Had His Debut Album ‘SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 85-92’ Out 30 Years Ago

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11 November 2022

Album artwork

Richard David James was born 51 years ago in Ireland. Back in 1985 he began
his musical journey as APHEX TWIN. His eccentric electronic wizardry impressed alternative critics who spread the news. Slowly but surely he gained notoriety among music fans who search for and love challenging artists.

It all started with his debut longplayer SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 85-92.
A puzzling, yet accessible work (think early Brian Eno) of sound-exploring electronica.
It was released 30 years ago, on 9 November 1992.

AllMusic wrote: “One of the indisputable classics of electronica, and a defining document
for ambient music in particular, Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is Richard D. James’ earliest and most fully realized achievement. Reputedly created on homemade equipment deconstructed from standard synthesizers, the music within takes its cue from club beats and the techno rhythms of rave and acid-house culture… This landmark recording is one of the essential building blocks of any electronica collection.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream the masterpiece here…

APHEX TWIN: Bio – Discography

MARVIN GAYE – 17th And Final LP ‘MIDNIGHT LOVE’ Came Out 40 Years Ago

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9 November 2022

The late soul icon MARVIN GAYE (1939-1984) released his first post-Motown LP MIDNIGHT LOVE on 8 November 1982, 40 years ago. His most successful one, thanks
in great part to its huge hit SEXUAL HEALING (more than 308 million strems on Spotify).

Rolling Stone wrote: “This record, which has become the biggest crossover hit of the
singer’s career, is a comeback for Gaye, whose last couple of albums, despite their funkster
defenders, committed the unpardonable sin of tedium. The album has the rhythmic tension, melodic delicacy and erotic resilience of Gaye’s greatest music, and it extends those attributes by applying contemporary synthesizer gimmickry judiciously and soulfully. Gaye plays about eighty percent of the instruments here himself, and his synthesizer work, as well as his drumming, is a revelation. And everything here, including the ribald greeting-card verse
of the lyrics, underscores the relentless erotic obsession that’s at the core of Gaye’s concerns.”
Score: 4/5.

Full album stream on Spotify

MARVIN GAYE: Bio – Discography

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Released Their Spellbinding ‘A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE’ Album 40 Years Ago

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7 November 2022

Active: 1976–1996 / 11 studio longplayers.

Anniversary Album: A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE – fifth LP
Released: 5 November 1982 – 40 years ago

NME wrote: ” ‘A Kiss in the Dreamhouse’ is a feat of imagination scarcely ever recorded. It’s breathtaking. Somehow, a bold assurance of intention has met with a hunger for experimenting with sound to expand an already formidable group of songs into pure, open-minded ambiguity. The flesh of the song will balloon out or contort into unimaginable patterns, indecipherable echoes volley between the walls of the recording, glassy, splintered tones pierce the luxuriant sheen of the mix. Repeated listens trick the sense of balance; tremendous risks are taken.”

Turn Up The Volume!: their most mystifying and compelling album ever to
my fan ears. Siouxsie became the superior queen of gothic grandeur and went
with the fabulous Banshees (including the late, great guitarist John McGeoch) on
a mind-boggling crusade.

Three Top Tracks: Slowdive / Melt


– MELT –

Stream full album via Spotify

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: Facebook – Album Discography