Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Big Albums Turning 40 In 2023

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Band: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Active: 1978–1993, 1996–present

Album: PORPUCINE – 3rd LP
Released: 4 February 1983
Score: #2 in the UK

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ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Bio – Discography
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Band: R.E.M.
Active: 1981-2011

Album: MURMUR – debut LP
Released: 12 April 1983
Score: #36 in the US

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R.E.M: Bio – Discography
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Band: MARK STEWART + THE MAFFIA
Who: One of the adventurous dub projects of
The Pop Group‘s centipede musician Mark Stewart

Album: LEARNING TO COPE WITH COWARDICE – first and last LP
Released: January 1983

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MARK STEWART: Bio – Discography
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Artist: TOM WAITS
Album: SWORDFISHTROMBONES – 8th LP

Released: 6 March 1983

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TOM WAITS: Bio – Discography
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Artist: BILLY BRAGG
Album: LIFE’S A RIOT WITH SPY Vs SPY – debut LP
Released: May 1983

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BILLY BRAGG: Bio – Discography
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Band: THE FALL
Active: 1976–2018

Album: PERVERTED BY LANGUAGE – 6th LP
Released: 12 December 1983

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THE FALL: Bio – Discography
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Band: CABARET VOLTAIRE
Active: 1973–1994, 2009–2022

Album: THE CRACKDOWN – 3rd LP
released: 18 August 1983

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CABARET VOLTAIRE: Bio – Discography

Band: THE THE
Matt Johnson‘s band

Album: SOUL MINING – debut LP
Released: 21 October 1983

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THE THE: Bio – Discography
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Band: NEW ORDER
Active: 1980–1993, 1998–2007, 2011–present

Album: POWER, CORRUPTION AND LIES
Their second LP
Released: 2 May 1983
Score: #4 in the UK

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NO: Bio – Discography
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Band: BIG COUNTRY
Active: 981–2000, 2007, 2010–present

Album: THE CROSSING – debut LP
Released: 29 July 1983

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BIG COUNTRY: Bio – Discography

7-Inch History – BIG COUNTRY 1983

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Band: BIG COUNTRY
Who: Scottish rockers fronted by the late great Stuart Adamson (1958-2001)
Active: 1981–2000, 2007, 2010–present – The band reformed 6 years after
Adamson’s death with a new singer.

Single: IN A BIG COUNTRY
From their classic debut LP The Crossing

The guitar-pop-rock-driven gem was released in 1983.
It peaked at #17 in the UK, #3 on the US Rock Charts,
#3 in Canada, and #7 in Australia.

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BIG COUNTRY: Discography – Instagram – Facebook

Debut Album ‘THE CROSSING’ by BIG COUNTRY (1983)…

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‘The Crossing’ by BIG COUNTRY
Released: 15 July 1983 – The Scottish band’s debut LP

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Here’s a big-noise guitar band from Britain that blows the knobs
off all the synth-pop diddlers and fake-funk frauds who are cluttering up the charts these days. Big Country mops up the fops with an air-raid guitar sound that’s unlike anything else around, anywhere … Like the Irish band U2 (with whom they share young, guitar-wise producer Steve Lillywhite), Big Country has no use for synthesizers, and their extraordinary twin-guitar sound should make The Crossing a must-own item for rock die-hards…”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: It wasn’t only about their pretty cool guitar sound. This band wrote some massive songs on their debut longplayer. From flaming rock anthems
(In A Big Country / Harvest Home / Fields Of Fire / Angle Park / Heart And Soul) to colorful pop symphonies (Chance / Angle Park / Close Action)

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BIG COUNTRY: Biography – Facebook 


R.I.P. Stuart Adamson