SUMMER PARTY PLAYLIST Part 5 – 15 Top Thrills – New & Old

21 July 2023

Turn up the heat and feel your heart beat.

It’s PART 5 of Turn Up The Volume‘s yearly hot summer playlists.
A mix of new and old tunes. A mix of adrenalin-infused punk/rock
anthems, dance fireworks, and some moony musings to end the
party when the sun comes up.


1. ‘Look Like A Man’ by DECIUS (2022)

2. ‘Paradox’ 52018 by SEXTILE (2018)

3. ‘Video Babe’ by ALAN VEGA (1983)

4. ‘Rage Of Angels’ by MARK STEWART and FRONT 242 (2022)

5. ‘Murder Weapon’ by TRICKY (2010)

6. ‘Twitchin’ In The Kitchen’ by WARMDUSCHER

7. ‘Basta’ by GHOST CAR 52023°
Remixed by Dreamwife

8. ‘Wherever It Takes Us’ by JAMES (2021)

9. ‘Magic Medicine’ by DEAP VALLY (2021)

10. ‘Up The Mountain’ by REGINA SPEKTOR (2022)

11. ‘Therapy Couch’ by FLIGHT ATTENDANT (2023)

12. ‘bleed’ by ferna (2023)

13. ‘Vampire Empire’ by BIG THIEF

14. Goodbye Tonight by SOCIAL STATION

15. ‘Witness’ by BENJAMIN BOOKER (2017)


See you next week

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Inbetweenies! Sit Down And Go Euphoric With JAMES

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

For some incomprehensible reasons Manchester pop/rock band JAMES led by exhilarating voice TIM BOOTH was/is only a really big band in their home country. With the countless pop pearls, these guys came up with in their career since 1982 they should have been a global sensation.

Here’s just only one reason why…

JAMES: Discography – Facebook

JAMES Announce New Album And Share Title Track ‘ALL THE COLOURS OF YOU’

New sonic impulses…

3 March 2021

Band: JAMES (Manchester, UK)
Active: 1982–2001, 2007–present

New album: ALL THE COLOURS OF YOU – 16th LP
Release: 16 June 2021

Tim Booth (frontman) says about the new record: “With all the shit that
went down in 2020 this was a miraculous conception and another big jump
forward for us on the back of the last three albums. I hope it reflects the
colours of these crazy times. Sweet 16 is a proper album, no fillers and is
up there with our best.”

Lead-single: The title track. A vibrant and elevating electro thrill…

And on tour in the fall…

JAMES: Facebook

‘GOLD MOTHER’ – Third Album By British Pop Legends JAMES Turns 30 Today…

4 June 2020

Band: JAMES (Manchester UK)
Album: GOLD MOTHER – the band’s third LP
Released: 4 June 1990 – 30 years ago today
Score: #5 on NME’s end- of- the-year list

BBC Music wrote: “It’s often savage, sometimes bitter, and always
loaded with ideas. Yet its overall effect is uplifting, even euphoric, and
for all its weight, it flies, light as a feather.”

Key tracks: Come Home / Sit Down



JAMES: Facebook – All Albums

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…

Ten Inspiring Songs To Keep That Vicious Coronovirus Out Of Your Safe Home…

25 march 2020

Music is the dope, turn up the volume…

1. ‘Play Safe’ by IGGY POP
Let’s play safe / I never knew how / How to play safe / You told me how

2. ‘Safety Dance by MEN WITHOUT HATS
We can dance, we can dance everything out control / We can dance doing it wall to wall

3. ‘If You Tolerate This Then You’re Children Will Be Next’ by the MANICS
If you tolerate this then your children will be next, will be next, will be next, will be next

4. ‘Back Home’ by GOLDEN EARRING
People wonder why I’m going back home / Just the place where I belong / Back home

5. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by THE VERVE
I never pray / But tonight I’m on my knees / I need some sounds that recognize the pain in me

Home, let me come home / Home is wherever I’m with you

7. ‘Come Home’ by JAMES
This is a testing time when the choice is mine / Am I a fool for love or foolish with desire

8. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by LIVERPOOL FANS
When you walk through a storm / Hold your head up high / And don’t be afraid of the dark

9. ‘All For One’
All for one, one for all / If we take a stand, we shall not fall

10. ‘Let There Be Love‘ by OASIS
Who stole the soul from the sun in a world come undone at the seams? / Let there be love

Pop Brilliance – Here’s ‘LAID’ By JAMES (1993)

Top singles from the past…

28 February 2020

Band: James (UK)
Single: Laid 
B-sides: Wah Wah Kits on 7″ and
Wah Wah Kits, The Lake and Seconds Away on CD
Released: 1 November 1993
Album: Laid– the band’s fifth LP
Score: The single peaked at #25 in the UK

“This bed is on fire with passionate love, the neighbours complain
about the noises above, but she only comes when she’s on top”

Here’s an ecstatic live version…

JAMES: Facebook