SOULFUL SUNDAY – 10 Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

2 October 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo
from your bed to your couch, to have a glass of wine and
to listen to musings/reveries/ballads that massage your
ears and mind gently.

Turn Up The Volume picked 10 to create the fitting
atmosphere to lose yourself in a blissful trance.

Old and new.

This Sunday’s musers

The Big Moon
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bergamot
Subatomic Strangers
Kurt Vile
Cory Singer
Matthew Connor

Start dreamin’…


BECK Covers ‘OLD MAN’ For NLF Commercial – NEIL YOUNG Is Not Happy

Beck covered Neil Young‘s 1972 classic
Old Man with a tender acoustic take.

Beck‘s performance was destined to be used in a commercial to
promote this Sunday’s NLF (National Football League) game with
the Kansas City Chiefs vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on
the Sunday Night Football broadcast.

Watch the promo here.

Neil Young who never ever gave permission to use any of his songs for
commercial advertising, in any way, is not so happy with Beck’s move, as
he showed with a picture, without a caption, on his Instagram account.

I wonder who will be the loser of Sunday’s game.

Beck cover in full

Neil Young original

Post-Breakup Album – BECK Released ‘SEACHANGE’ 20 Years Ago

Back in time

25 September 2022

Artist: BECK
Born Bek David Campbell 52 years ago
Active: Since 1988 / 14 studio LPs (so far)

Anniversary album: SEACHANGE – his 8th LP
Released: 24 September 2002 – 20 years ago

Rolling Stone said: “It’s the best album Beck has ever made, and it sounds like he’s paid dearly for the achievement. He reportedly wrote these twelve wine-dark songs after breaking up with his longtime girlfriend… The Nick Drake and Syd Barrett comparisons are not idle flattery. Just as Mutations was Beck’s homage to Tropicalia — Brazil’s late-1960s revolution in art, sound and romanticism — Sea Change suggests that Beck has been studying the British early-1970s school of psychedelic-comedown melancholy… As a young folk singer at the turn of the Nineties, Beck set out to be his own Dylan. With Sea Change, he has made it the hard way, creating an impeccable album of truth and light from the end of love. This is his Blood on the Tracks.” Score: 5/5.

Singles/clips: Lost Cause / The Golden Age



Stream full album below

BECK: All Albums

Inbetweenies! BECK Still Is A Cool ‘PERDEDOR’

What Turn Up The Volume is watching/playing between two coffees

BECK made losers sound cool with
his best-known jam back in 1994.

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose

Soy un perdedor
I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

Glastonbury festival 2016…

BECK: Facebook

BECK Released 10th Album ‘THE INFORMATION’ 15 Years Ago Today

Back in time

3 October 2021

Artist: BECK (Los Angeles)
Active: Since 1985 / 14 studio LPs

Anniversary album: THE INFORMATION – 10th LP
Released: 4 October 2006 – 15 years ago today
Score: #7 in the US, #6 in Canada

Rolling Stone said: “One of the best albums Beck has ever made,
starts with him going backward. “Elevator Music” is a mundane jumble
of talking blues and hip-hop bricolage that sounds like it should be on
a record called ‘More Mellow Gold’. The rest of The Information is just as
dense in its rhyme games, rhythmic details and overdub antics. But it is
a compelling overload, combining the sample-delic bloom of Beck’s best-
loved album, Odelay, and the folk-pop introspection of his least-understood,
2002’s Sea Change.”

Turn Up The Volume: Most of the critics praised and lauded the LP,
but to my ears – except for some strong moments like Elevator Music /
Nausea / Dark Star / The Information
– it’s a bit too much the Beck
we know for so long.

Singles/Clips: Nausea / Cellphone’s Dead / Think I’m In Love




Full album…

BECK: All Albums

MACCA Launches Special Effects Clip ‘FIND MY WAY’ Featuring Funk Junk BECK

For your ears and your eyes

Macca released his umpteenth solo album McCartney III at the end of
2020, followed by a reworked version featuring a cast of famous artists
a couple of months ago.

For Find My Way, the opener of McCartney III: Imagined
he invited his mate and funk junk Beck.

Now there’s a video for the song, directed by Andrew Donoho, and
co-produced with Hyperreal Digital, which create hyper-realistic
digital avatars.

Check it out here…

MACCA: Facebook