‘OCEAN RAIN’ By ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN On THE TUBE In 1983

11 January 2023

Liverpool’s heroes ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN wrote/recorded
one of the best ballads ever in music history with magical gem
OCEAN RAIN, the title track of their 1984 magnum opus.

The live rendition of this diamond on British legendary music TV Show
The Tube (1982-1987) on 16 December 1983 is vintage Bunnymen with
big mouth Ian McCulloch doing what he did/does all his life. Singing cool,
performing cool and looking cool.

Roll the tape.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Bio – Discography – Facebook

A Heartbreaker Both In Sound And Vision – ‘I PROMISE’ By RADIOHEAD

8 January 2023

Seven years ago blockbuster album OK COMPUTER turned 20.
To celebrate the occasion RADIOHEAD released a special anniversary
edition of their masterpiece called OKNOTOK featuring three previously
unreleased tracks recorded during the OK sessions.

One of them is the supreme ballad titled I PROMISE
(more than 22 million streams on Spotify.)

A heartbreaker that sends shivers
down our spine, in sound and vision.

I won’t run away no more, I promise
Even when I get bored, I promise
Even when you lock me out, I promise
I say my prayers every night, I promise

I don’t wish that I’m strict, I promise
The tantrums and the chilling chats, I promise
Even when the ship is wrecked, I promise
Tie me to the rotten deck, I promise

I won’t run away no more, I promise
Even when I get bored, I promise
Even when the ship is wrecked, I promise
Tie me to the rotten deck, I promise

I won’t fool around no more, I promise
Even when I get bored, I promise
Even when you lock me out, I promise
I say my prayers every night, I promise
I won’t fool around no more, I promise

I won’t run away no more, I promise

Listen/watch.

Classic Clips – ‘DER MUSSOLINI’ By D.A.F. (1981)

2 January 2023

Band: D.A.F. (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft)

Who: An infamous electropunk/Neue Deutsche Welle quartet formed
in 1978 in Düsseldorf. In 1981 it became a duo with the two founders
Gabriel “Gabi” Delgado-López (vocals) and Robert Görl (drums, percussion,
electronic instruments). Delgado-Lopez passed away in 2020, only 61.

Song/clip: DER MUSSOLINI
Album: Alles Is Gut – 1981

Move/groove to the DAF beat here.

D.A.F: Bio – Discogrzaphy

STATUS QUO Going Down The Dustpipe – R.I.P. RICK PARFITT (Already Six Years Gone)

24 December 2022

Why do I remember RICK PARFITT here every year since he passed away
6 years ago on 24 December? Because he was the 24/7 blonde God riff-king
of legendary 12-bar boogie rockers STATUS QUO.

And? Well, I saw the Quo about thirty times live. Am I serious? Absolutely
It always was no-nonsense, sweaty-head-banging fun. And I liked-liked-liked-it,
rockin’ all over the world

Just like here with a let your hair hang down and boogie
live TV version of Down The Dustpipe in 1970 with the
audience in a coma.

STATUS QUO: Bio – Discography – Facebook

R.I.P. Rick Parfitt


(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Ostend 2015)

Let’s Hope MANIC STREET PREACHERS Still Love Us

Back in time

 

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

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Facebook


The single’s artwork