TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Jiving JUKEBOX – Here Are Legendary Titanic Noise Rockers… PIXIES

Only the greats can fill a jukebox with memorable moments…

10 March 2018

PIXIES are without a shadow of a doubt one of the most influential bands ever.
Their famous loudQuietloud approach, their stop/start turbulence, their barbwire
punk explosiveness inspired countless new as well as plenty of established bands.
This rowdy 4-piece redefined kick-ass noise rock with a big bang. Their rumbustious combination of a whacking rhythm section (drummer David Lovering and gigantic bassist Kim Deal), fantabulous guitar electricity (Joey Santiago) and a most trenchant vox (Black Francis) resulted in a crushing sound with a sharp ear for melodious grandeur and magnetizing choruses. Also, the intertwining male/female vocals/harmonies injected
many of their massive crackers with a kind of glamorous pigment. Legends forever…

Death to the Pixies (1986–1993)! Long Live the Pixies (2004-present)!.
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 15 Pixies picks to fill the Wurlitzer…

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The songs were selected from Come On Pilgrim (1987) Surfer Rosa (1988) / Doolittle (1989) / Bossanova (1990) / Trompe Le Monde (1991) / Indie Cindy (2013) and Head Carier (2013)

PIXIES: Website – Facebook – Discography

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – Get Rid Of Your Nasty Demons With… COURTNEY LOVE

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer…

One of the media’s former favorite targets and so-called psycho (read: bipolar, hurt, abandoned by her closed ones as a teenager, confused, outspoken, confused, straight
in your face, yes like so many of us, totally HUMAN) COURTNEY LOVE can fill a shiny Wurtlizer, easily. If you can’t believe this I guess you were paying too much attention
to all the sensational bullshit stories on her private life invented by the pathetic gutter press (she had a fucked up teenage life, no doubt about that, just read the right biography to find out why, not the fucking paparazzi rubbish). And yes, she wasn’t a great musician, but bloody hell, she wrote a series of smashing killer crackers nobody can ignore!! From the brutal Teenage Whore to the heartbreaking, confessional ballad that Letter To God is. And she was one of the hottest rock and roll performers I saw on a podium. A genuine primal scream grunge legend in my own borderline book. Oil your vocal chords, you’ll definitely need them to clamor along with L.O.V.E

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Tracks selected from the four HOLE albums: Pretty On The Inside (1991) /
Live Through This (1994) / Celebrity Skin (1998) / Nobody’s Daughter (2010)
and her only full solo record America’s Sweetheart (2004)

Back in 2010 I saw LOVE twice – in the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam and in, the
later deeply deceived, Bataclan Venue in Paris. Here’s Courtney covering The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam (me, fourth row). She looked cool, healthy and happy. And she was just brilliant that night. An icon forever!…

COURTNEY LOVE: Facebook – Twitter

The real – turbulent – story

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – The Devil Made Them Do It… Here Are GOLDEN EARRING

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer…

If you think Dutch living legends GOLDEN EARRING made only that one superb masterstroke then you have been taking the wrong drugs all these years and
you have been living too long on the dark side of the moon. These virtuoso pop
rock experts are a huge, remarkable, high-quality band for more than 50 years
now with an awesome, impressive history. And live… simply one of the best I ever witnessed and I have seen a whole lot of smashing performers. From their early
pop days to their huge rock and roll decades, here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s
15 picks. Brenda Lee’s coming on strong, here we go…

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GOLDEN EARRING: Website – Facebook – Twitter


1973

I just can’t resist to play this stupendous live version of firework
stroke LONG BLOND ANIMAL – C’mon Barry, you motherfucker…

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – 15 Revelations By… THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer with fifteen memorable moments…

31 January 2018

A psychedelia turbine generating 60s kaleidoscopic escapades
since 1990, from San Francisco to Berlin, from mind-expanding
Beatles to satanic Stones echoes, from Methrodrone to Don’t
Get Lost
. Dim the lights, sit down, relax, open your mind
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 15 favorite revelations
by trip mastermind ANTON NEWCOMBE and his longtime
psychotropic orchestra THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

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Anton Newcombe and his gang…

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE: Website – Facebook – Discography

(pic on top by Turn Up The Volume – Botanique Venue, Brussels 2014)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – Here’s The Incomparable MARK E SMITH and THE FALL…

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer…

25 January 2018

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This episode was actually planned to be featured in a couple of weeks. But by now all fans definitely now that Mark E. Smith, the wayward mastermind of incomparable Manchester post-punk outlaws THE FALL died yesterday – 24 January – only 60. Smith was no less than a troubled genius. A fascinating wordsmith, a modern poet and made more records in his short lifetime than Radiohead would ever be able to complete in a full century. In memory
of this once in a lifetime artist and the countless brill line-ups of his band here are not the 15 usual picks, but 25 standout eruptions. R.I.P. Psycho Mafia Smith.

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MARK E. SMITH: Biography – The Fall Discography – Facebook


History


Me and many fans!…

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – Here Are Lasting Liverpool Legends… ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer…

With living Liverpool legends ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (still going with two essential, original members charismatic frontman/singer-songwriter Ian McCulloch & musical maestro Will Sergeant) I can easily fill more than one Wurlitzer. Anyway, here are 15 anthems selected from 10 studio albums and 2 not-LP singles (Never Stop / Bring On
The Dancing Horses
). A splendid mix of superb rockers and epic symphonies…

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Big anthem heroes

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Discography – Website – Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – Here Are Psychedelic Pop Painters… THE CORAL

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer with many memorable moments…

These British psych-pop romantics formed in 1996…
Inspired by Motown, Merseybeat, psychedelia, country,
and many other high-spirited vibrations they produced
a swirling avalanche of hum/sing/shout along beauties
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 15 selected favorites.
About time to start the swinging THE CORAL‘ jukebox…

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Selected from their albums: The Coral (2002) / Magic And Medicine (2003) / Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker (2004) The Invisible Invasion (2005) / Roots And Echoes (2007) / Butterfly House (2010) / The Curse Of Love (2014) and Distance In Between (2016)

THE CORAL: Website – Facebook – Twitter

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S JIVING JUKEBOX – Here Are Legendary Rockabilly Devils THE CRAMPS…

THE JUKEBOX SERIES: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer with many memorable moments

Rockabilly junks. Mad lovers. Devilish performers.
Poison Ivy and Lux Interior were the band’s icons.
They were addicted to hot trashy uppercuts.
They had a pile of songs the Lord taught them.
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 15 favorites.
Let’s start THE CRAMPS‘ awesome jukebox…

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THE CRAMPS: Biography – Facebook

Rest in peace, Lux Interior…