What’s on the stereo?
9 June 2023
THE ROLLING STONES released their 14th LP SOME GIRLS
45 years ago today, on 9 June 1978. It topped the US charts
and peaked at #2 in the UK.
It was the first with Ronnie Wood as a full-time Stone.
The album’s cover was designed by Grammy award-winning graphic designer Peter Corriston. Itd featured The Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action.
The album was quickly reissued with a redesigned cover that removed all the celebrities, whether they had complained or not. The celebrity images were replaced with black and punk-style garish colours with the phrase “Pardon our appearance – cover under reconstruction”. The only celebrity whose face was not removed was ex-Beatle George Harrison.
Okay, enough info.
Let’s play the LP.
An watch afterward the singles’ videos.
– MISS YOU –
– RESPECTABLE –
Like for millions of people on this planet, THE BEATLES are also for me, the best band ever. Their virtuoso talent and innovatory skills made them turn pop music into something that elevated pop-ular music to an ingenious, very accessible form of entertaining art all over the world.
Their final LP LET IT BE was/still is, underrated. You read more about the difficult recording sessions and the animosity among the Fab Four than about the series of pearls such as: Across The Universe, Get Back, Long And Winding Road, I’ve Got A Feeling and For Blue. It’s quite simple: it’s one of their best albums in my Beatles book.
53 years ago today – 23 May in 1970 – the longplayer
started a 3-week run on top of the UK Charts.
THE BEATLES: Website – Instagram
18 May 2023
Band: THE NATIONAL
Album: TROUBLE WILL FIND ME
Released: 17 May 2013 – 10 years ago
Pitchfork said: “The National’s sixth album is their leanest and most aerodynamic, easily accessible and self-assured by virtue of focusing on the visceral power of Matt Berninger’s vocals and Bryan Devendorf’s taut, inventive drumming. It’s also their funniest and most
self-referential.” Score: 8.4/10.
TUTV: The National‘ at their familiar candlelight-crooning finest.
THE NATIONAL: Instagram – Facebook – All Albums
14 May 2023
NYC’s indie dream pop unit VAMPIRE WEEKEND fronted by Ezra Koenig released
their third LP, pop masterpiece MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY on 14 May 2013, today 10 years ago.
Pitchfork: “The singing suits the music fluidly on songs
that sound more natural and dynamic than the band’s
TUTV: Enchanting pop romanticism.
VW: Facebook – Instagram
5 March 2023
WAXAHATCHEE is the moniker of the wonderful Alabama songstress Katie Crutchfield
who released her 2nd praised album 10 years ago today, on 5 March 2023.
Pitchfork said: “Cerulean Salt, Crutchfield’s new album, is going to be heard. But from
its opening moments, you get the sense that she’s ready for it, the newfound assurance, steadiness, and clarity of her voice immediately obvious… It’s that blazingly honest, hyper-personal quality that places Cerulean Salt in the tradition of Elliott Smith, early Cat Power,
or Liz Phair’s free-flowing Girlysound tapes– the work of a songwriter skilled enough to make introspection seem not self-centered, but generous.” Score: 8.5/10.
8 years ago in Brussels
Assisted for some songs by her sister
Photos by Turn Up The Volume
11 January 2023
The late NYC genius LOU REED made/released one of his most
supreme albums ever with his 15th solo one, named NEW YORK.
The Big Apple concept LP appeared 34 years ago, on 10 January 1989.
If you can make it in New York,
you can make it everywhere.
LOU REED: Bio – Discography
Foo Fighters‘ 2021 album MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT.
5 November 2020
The much-lauded, unfortunate singer/songwriter TIM BUCKLEY, who died at the
age of 28 from a heroin overdose, released his sixth LP STARSAILOR 50 years ago,
on 2 November 1970.
UNCUT magazine named
it his “mercurial masterpiece.”
30 October 2020
Sheffield noise turbo BRING ME THE HORIZON unleashed their 7th longplayer called POSTHUMAN HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR today. A raging wall-of-psych-out slam dunks. An unstoppable torrent of earsplitting clamor and in-your-face uppercuts. No mercy, no noise boundaries, no rest for the wicked.
Are you looking, besides The Cramps for a Halloween soundtrack to challenge your lockdown demons? Look no further, this is the perfect shit. A 2020 steamroller.
Top (horrific Halloween) single…
BRING ME THE HORIZON: Facebook
26 October 2020
Band: GORILLAZ featuring a long list of famous guests
Album: SONG MACHINE, SEASON ONE: STRANGE TIMEZ
Released: 23 October 2020