PJ HARVEY – Giant Box (59 Tracks) With B-Sides, Demos And Rarities In November

21 September 2022

On 4 November PJ HARVEY‘s record label launches a giant
boxset of B-SIDES, DEMOS & RARITIES containing 6LPs/3CDs

This 59-track collection spans decades, with most of the songs previously
unavailable physically or digitally, and 14 tracks either previously unreleased
or in previously unreleased versions. It’s the final release in her reissue program.

Pre-order info here.

Hear 3 tracks from the upcoming release here.

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PJ HARVEY: Bio – Discography

PJ HARVEY Covers LEONARD COHEN

21 August 2022

Fabulous songstress PJ HARVEY shared her cover
of the LEONARD COHEN musing WHO BY FIRE.

It’ll feature on the soundtrack for a new dark
comedy/thriller series, named Bad Sisters
for Apple TV+

The late genial Cohen wrote/recorded the song in
1974 for his album New Skin for the Old Ceremony.

PJ Harvey: “It was a very enjoyable day spent recording the version of Leonard Cohen’s
“Who By Fire” for Bad Sisters. I had spoken to Sharon Horgan in advance of the recording session, so I understood why she felt the song’s lyric was so perfect for the series, but also understood what nuances of Leonard’s performance she most loved, and therefore what
to try and recapture but in my own way.”

PJ


COHEN

PJ HARVEY: Facebook

(Image on top: cover of her album ‘Demos – To Bring You My Love’)

For Your Eyes… The Lady In Red PJ HARVEY Down By The Water

Clips to impress your eyes

15 June 2022

PJ HARVEY not only created/creates astoundingly challenging sounds but
the musical heroine always visualized her work too with eye-catching album/single
covers, sensual glamour outfits, showy press photos and splashy video clips like this
one for Down By The Water. One of the many standout tracks of her 5-stars 1995
LP To Bring You My Love.

Here comes the lady in red…

PJ just can’t stop…

DAVE GAHAN And His SOULSAVERS On A High When Covering PJ HARVEY On TV

21 March 2022

DAVE GAHAN, frontman of melodramatic darkwave popstars
Depeche Mode released a covers album, entitled Imposter last
year along with his SOULSAVERS.

Last weekend they were invited on the American TV Show Fallon
and astounded with a cover of a PJ Harvey song The Desperate
Kingdom Of Love
. A magnetic ballad from her sixth album
Uh Huh Her (2004).

Gahan‘s take is splendiferous. He goes on a high along with
his bewitching performance. Tremendous version executed
with fervor and ardor.

Here’s why…

The PJ Havrey original

Full Imposter album…

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DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS: Facebook

5 Classic Crackers Turning 30

Top singles from the past

30 candles for 5 classic crackers in 2022

Artist: PJ HARVEY
Single: SHEELA-NA- GIG
Score: #69 in the UK,
#9 alt Billboard charts (US)
Album: Dry – debut LP

Sheela-na-gig, Sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist

PJ HARVEY: Facebook

Band: RADIOHEAD
Single: CREEP – debut single
Score: #7 in the UK,
#2 alt Billboard Charts
Album: Pablo Honey

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

RADIOHEAD: Facebook

Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Single: MOTORCYCLE EMPTINESS
Score: #17 in the UK
Album: Generation Terrorists – their debut

Under neon loneliness
Motorcycle emptiness

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Facebook

Band: R.E.M.
Single: DRIVE
Score: #1 alt Billboard Charts (US),
#11 in the UK
Album: Automatic For The People

What if I ride, what if you walk?
What if you rock around the clock?
Tick-tock, tick-tock

R.E.M.: Facebook

 

Band: SUEDE
Single: METAL MICKEY – 2nd single
Score: #17 in the UK,
#7 alt Billboard Charts (US)
Album: Self-titled debut LP

She sells heart, she sells meat
Oh dad, she’s driving me mad, come see

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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