Happy 79 To Pop Genius PAUL McCARTNEY

18 June 2021

Former Beatle and grand pop singer/songwriter/composer PAUL MCCARTNEY turns 79. He was born in Liverpool on 18 June 1942. Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most influential artists ever with an immense and astounding canon. With all what Sir Macca realized musically, in the first place with the immortal The Beatles, afterward with Wings and his numerous solo albums he achieved, rightly so, a Godlike genius status.

Here come 3 big Paul moments to celebrate his birthday…

– HELTER SKELTER –

– HI HI HI –

– HEY JUDE –

Latest album

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Website – Facebook

(image on top: cover of McCartney II album – 1980)

Back In Time With ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – PAUL McCARTNEY And THE BEACH BOYS

17 May 2021

Band: THE BEACH BOYS
Album: PET SOUNDS – 11th LP
Released: 16 May 1966 – 55 years ago

AllMusic / Richie Unterberger: “The best Beach Boys album,
and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole
new level in terms of both composition and production, layering
tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly
symphonic sound.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream the pets here…

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THE BEACH BOYS: All Albums

Artist: PAUL McCARTNEY
Album: RAM – 2nd solo LP
Released: 17 May 1971 – 50 years ago today

Melody Maker: “A good album by anybody’s standards and
certainly far better than the majority released by British groups
and singers. Trouble is you expect too much from a man like
Paul McCartney.”

Stream here…

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MACCA: Solo Albums

Band: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Album: FLOWERS – 9th LP
Released: 14 May 2001 – 20 years ago

Pitchfork: “Another 45-minute expression of the band’s love
of Jim Morrison, Arabic scales, and quasi-religious imagery. Only
Echo and the Bunnymen could have written the bulk of Flowers. ”
Score: 8/10.

Stream here…

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BUNNYMEN: All Albums

BECK Remixes MACCA

27 March 2021

Last December, beetle Paul McCartney released his acclaimed
McCartney III LP, a follow-up to his 1970 solo debut McCartney
and 1980’s McCartney II.

A re-worked version, titled McCartney III Imaged, with covers and
remixes by a notable list of guests such as Damon Albarn, Blood Orange,
Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Beck, Anderson, Paak, Idris Elba, Khruangbin,
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Josh Homme
& more, will be out 16 April.

Beck also joined the party. He remixed the track Find My Way.

Listen to the funky result…

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McCartney III Imagined is out 4/16 – Order info here

PAUL MCCARTNEY Drops Two Brand New Tracks…

New sonic impulses

22 November 2019

Still no retirement time for the imperishable PAUL MCCARTNEY. A couple
of days ago he was officially announced as the first headliner for Glastonbury
Festival 2020
and it looks like the ex-Beatle wanted to celebrate that by dropping
two brand new songs today.

The first ‘HOME TONIGHT‘ is pure McCartney: catchy, melodious and uplifting.
The second one is quite different. ‘IN A HURRY‘ is an elaborated pop symphony
with multiple segments and plentiful of polyphonic harmonies. Yep, the man still
knows at 77 how to build, compose and construct appealing pop songs.

– HOME TONIGHT –

– IN A HURRY –

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‘MRS. VANDEBILT’ By WINGS – 45 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

27 July 2019

Today 45 years ago, on 27 July 1974 the best-selling artist ever PAUL MCCARTNEY & his WINGS hit the top spot of the albums chart in the UK with their third LP, bestseller ‘BAND ON THE RUN’. One of the highlights was/is the resistlessly catchy ‘MRS. VANDEBILT‘. The track was released as a single in Continental Europe and Australia, but weirdly not in the US and the UK.

C’mon sing along ‘Ho, Hey Ho’…

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‘JET’ By PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS – 45 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

13 April 2019

Today 45 years ago, on 13 April 1974 ex-Beatle PAUL MCCARTNEY & his WINGS hit the top spot of the albums chart in the US with their third LP, bestseller ‘BAND ON THE RUN’. The first single from the record was JET. A scream along corker McCartney still plays live these days. The song was named after his dog, a jet-black Labrador. Here’s a live version
of that classic…

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Facebook

jet

ALL STAR ALBUMS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 11 KNOCKOUT LP’s of 2018…

2018 – Another dazzling year for longplayers!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume’s All Star Team
Here are the 11 chosen ones – Let’s roll…

1. ‘Laurent’ by IT IT ANITA (Luik, Belgium)
This is a spellbinding mix of vintage IIAA primal screams and new sound structures that match the band’s clamorous intensity terrifically. An ideal challenge for your speakers…

Listen…


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2. ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ by IDLES
This hammering punk tour de force, dealing with the political vileness that fucks up our planet and other daily shit that causes human pain, is a massive work of turbulent joy.

Listen…


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3. ‘Endless Scroll by BODEGA (New York NY, US)
Rip-roaring jingle jangle firepower with echoes of former British post-punks Au Pairs, early punky Talking Heads and their wide awake mentors Parquet Courts. A hip-shaking score!

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4. ‘Songs Of Praise’ by SHAME (South London)
These hungry South London wolves hit you straight in the face with tumultuous knockout punk anthems and wall-breaking eruptions of youthful frustrations. Concrete debut!

Listen…

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5. ‘Expert By Virtue Thereof’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Like The Fall playing in tune with a singer who can actually sing which results in an electrical melting pot of rousing spit & sneer missiles and some puzzling escapades.

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6. ‘Dove’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A comeback in grand style with fetching guitar pop splendour, captivating stories and most of all a series of supreme tunes causing a heartwarming glow you can wallow yourself in.

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7. ‘Insecure Men’ by INSECURE MEN (UK)
Fat White Family‘s Saul Adamczewski and Childhood‘s Ben Romans-Hopcraft surrounded themselves with a whole orchestra for this wondrous, sepia-colored retro pop beauty.

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8. ‘Black City’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is a comforting companion for moony moments. Once you’ve heard singer/songwriter Luisa Black‘s voice you’ll never forget her vulnerable and passionate timbre. Spine-tingling.

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9. MIEN‘ by MIEN (US/UK/Canada)
Like-minded spirits of different psych bands finding each other in a colorful adventure.
A rad record full of mind-stimulating explorations and richly orchestrated odysseys.

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10. ‘Megamix’ by RUMOURS (Belgium)
A magnificent and magnetizing longplayer of transcendent soundscapes ranging from grand symphonies to mighty bass-loaded-synths drones with a chilling vox in the middle.

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11. ‘Egypt Station’ by PAUL MCCARTNEY (Liverpool, UK)
And when the noise is over Macca comes in and tells you about his life on his best LP (as
if I know all of them!) in ages, full of melancholic and melodic pop humdingers. Lovely!

Listen…

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