NICK CAVE Dedicates ‘I NEED YOU’ To His Two Sons

Last Saturday NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS performed at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain. Cave, who has 4 sons, lost two of them. Jethro (from his first marriage) passed away last May at the age of 31, and Arthur died in 2015 after falling from a cliff in Brighton. Shortly before he had taken LSD with a friend.

He dedicated his heartbroken ballad I NEED YOU, from the 2016 Skeleton Tree LP
to his other two sons, Luke and Earl, two Bauhaus fans who also played on Saturday.

Cave: “This is a song I want to dedicate to my two boys, Luke and Earl.
They’re probably over there waiting for Bauhaus to begin.”

Here’s the original studio version
and the accompanying video clip…

Spine-Chilling NICK CAVE And THE BAD SEEDS Album ‘HENRY’S DREAM’ Released 30 Years Ago Today

Back in time

27 April 2022

one of my favorite Seeds albums, 30 years ago today, on
29 April 1992. Their 7th longplayer.

Rolling Stone
said: “Provocative – albeit harrowing – music.” Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Every time Cave returns from a visit to the dark side of his
mind he comes up with a spine-chilling work. From macabreness (Jack The Ripper) to
emotional disturbance (Papa Won’t Leave You Henry), from melancholia (Straight To You)
to madness (Christina, The Astonishing). Nine raw diamonds. Cave is the Agatha Christie
of haunting rock. Always thriller-ing.

Singles/clips: Straight To You / I Had A Dream, Joe

(Timeless classic)


You were standing in the open
Your hands to the sky
Your mouth in foam
And needles
Fell in the leaves
Finger at me
Finger at me, pointing at me

Full album on Spotifyµ

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Facebook – All albums on Spotify

CHRIS BAILEY Of Australian Punk Pioneers THE SAINTS Sadly Stranded At 65

Top singles from the past

12 April 2022

CHRIS BAILEY was born Christopher James Mannix Bailey in The Colony of Kenya 65 years ago. He spent his childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and moved afterward to Australia. Three days ago he passed away. R.I.P.

A message on the group’s FB page broke the sad news: “It is with great pain in our hearts that we have to inform you about the passing of Chris Bailey, singer and songwriter of The Saints, on April the 9th 2022. Chris lived a life of poetry and music and stranded on a Saturday night.”

With his Brisbane schoolmates Ed Kuepper and Ivor Hay he formed legendary punk rock band THE SAINTS in the early 70s. Their debut LP I’M STRANDED (1977) is still an all-time landmark punk album with its rolling and roaring title track as their best-known cracker…

And here’s another great Chris Bailey moment to honor this great musician.
In 2003 he joined his friend Nick Cave for Bring It On. A towering goosebumps
single of the Bad Seeds‘ album Nocturama.

Stunning duo performance …

THE SAINTS: Facebook

They made/released 14 studio LPs with King Of The Sun
as the most recent one. Came out in 2014. Bailey also
released several solo albums.

(Image on top: from the cover of his 1984 solo LP ‘What We Did on Our Holidays)

Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Ace Albums Turning 30 In 2022

15 December 2021

1. ‘Henry’s Dream’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Released: 27 April 1992 –  7th LP
Charts: #29 in the UK / #41 in Australia

Rolling Stone said: At times Cave veers into melodrama, but his songs
of suffering and sin are still convincing. With the Bad Seeds serving as the
exorcists for Cave’s demons, Henry’s Dream stands as provocative – albeit
harrowing – music.”
Score: 4.5

TUTV: One of my all-time favorite
Bad Nick Cave Seed works

Stream here…


2. ‘Dry’ by PJ HARVEY

Released: 30 March 1992 – her debut LP
Charts: #11 in the UK

Pitchfork wrote: “On her debut, Polly Jean Harvey matched
Patti Smith’s incandescence with Bessie Smith’s lasciviousness,
outplayed everyone on the British indie circuit, and became
an instant star.”
Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: A masterpiece. Still.

Stream here…


3. ‘Automatic For The People’ by R.E.M.

Released: 5 October 1992 – 8th LP
Charts: #1 in the UK and New Zealand, #2 in the US

AllMusic: “A haunting, melancholy masterpiece… R.E.M. have
never been as emotionally direct as they are here, nor have they
ever created music quite as rich and timeless, and while the record
is not an easy listen, it is the most rewarding record in their oeuvre.”

Score: 5/5.

TUTV: They put a magnum opus
on the moon with this one.

Stream here…


4. ‘Bone Machine’ by TOM WAITS

Released: 8 September 1992 – his 11th LP

Entertainment Weekly wrote: “Bone Machine finds Waits veering
along the midway barking his favorite themes — decadence and death,
purgatory and pain — but beneath his hellacious bellows and grotesque
arrangements lurks a caring, humanist heart.
” Score: 5/5.

TUTV: I wonder if Waits still doesn’t want to grow up.

Stream here…


5. ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ by SPIRITUALIZED

Released: 20 March 1992 – debut LP
Charts: #27 in the UK

NME said: “There’s awesome, cool dignity here, a depth and
scope far beyond rock’s normal parameters, and an abiding
faith in the redemptive power of music which can embrace
both consoling murmurs and euphoric surges.”
Score: 5/5.

TUTV: The start of a soul-searching
symphonic gospel adventure, still in motion.

Stream here…


6. ‘Rage Against The Machine by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

7. Slanted & Enchanted by PAVEMENT

8. It’s A Shame About Ray by THE LEMONHEADS

9. Code:Selfish by THE FALL

10. ‘The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion by THE BLACK CROWES

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Share Shadowy Video For Previously Unreleased Song ‘VORTEX’

Clips to impress your ears and your eyes

28 August 2021

Living legend NICK CAVE and his BAD SEEDS bring us a
new, second, collection of ‘B-Sides & Rarities ‘, including
27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006 to 2020.

Out 22 October, on vinyl and CD.

The first B-sides/rarities records
came out back in 2005 and will also
be available again on vinyl/CD.

The trailer

Along with the announcement came
one of the previously unreleased tracks
called Vortex. And now a video clip
opened my eyes.

Black and white with footage
from live shows and the lyrics…


THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 33

What happened this past week…

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection of
7 firecrackers from the past 7 days.

This week’s Magnificent Seven on Spotify


Track by track…

1. ‘Soap And Cigarettes’ by NUN HABIT (London, UK)

Can’t stop playing this sickly sticky amplified pop cracker. It’s a tremendous
shot of adrenalin. The kind of tickling tune that dances in your head on repeat.
My favorite track from their excellent new album Hedge Fun.

Catch the vibe here…

2. Trigger by LUNA BAY (London, UK)

Wham bloody wham bam! Firework from the kick-off. This jagged jackhammer rocks
big time and triggers your appetite for going bonkers. Ace tune, ace chorus, ace score.


3. ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’ by THE WOMBATS (UK)

Brisk and breezy. The Wombats do what they do best, putting a smile on
your face with easy-listening pop bliss.  It’s the lead single from upcoming
LP Fix Yourself Not The World.

Start smiling…


4. ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’ by THE ROLLING STONES

A previously unreleased corker from the upcoming 40th-anniversary
edition of their Tattoo You LP. Vintage Stones, buzzing and fuzzing.

Start yourself up, Mick…


5.’Heart Like Chernobyl’ by SOFT CELL (UK)

A tantalizing doom and gloom meditation infiltrating your mind before you realize
it. An unexpected, but truly bold and clear-cut return. First single from the duo’s
forthcoming longplayer Happiness Not Included.

Tune in…


6. ‘diditagain’ by THALA (Berlin, Germany)

This sparkling dream-pop ditty makes you forget the grim reality for a while and makes you lose yourself in your head. Light as a feather and starry-eyed vocals. If you are a fan of Mazzy Star, Beach House or Cigarettes After Sex then this sweet little gem will give you aural pleasure.

From her debut album Adolescence, out 17th September.


7. ‘Vortex’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

A previously unreleased track that features on a ‘B-sides and Rarities’
collection arriving in October. A characteristic, moody Cave musing.

Sing it, Nick

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Album ‘NO MORE SHALL WE PART’ Released 20 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

2 April 2021


Released: 2 April 2001 – 20 years ago today

Pitchfork wrote: ‘If ‘No More Shall We Part’ seems less distinguished next
to Cave’s mid-90s streak and his reinvigorated Anti- output, it represents
an important turning point in the Bad Seeds discography… It marks that
pivotal moment where Cave regains the sensation in his red right hand.”

Score: 8.5/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Not really top – too many masterpieces
to compare to – on the other hand, the iconic Australian crooner
never made a bad, not even an average album.

Key track: God Is In The House (one of his best poignant songs ever)

(superb live version)

Full album…


Turn Up The Volume’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Classic Cracker

Top singles from the past…

14 February 2021

The Ship Song by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is my all-time favorite
Valentine‘s Day lullaby. It was my and my magnificent wife’s wedding
song, back in 2009.

We’re both not fans of crazy Valentine’s Day commercialism,
but Nick Cave can come around any day, also today…

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around


From 1990 album The Good Son