Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Big Albums Turning 30 In 2023

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11 December 2022

Artist: PJ HARVEY
Album: RID OF ME
Her second LP

Released: 4 May 1993

Pitchfork said: “The brilliance of Rid of Me is in the vividness and detail with which it captures that Boschian panorama using only blues rhythms, loud-quiet-loud dynamics, Harvey’s voice.”

TUTV Pick: Rid Of Me

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Band: THE AFGHAN WHIGS
Album: GENTLEMEN
4th longplayer

Released: 5 October 1993

Pitchfork wrote: “This major-label debu is a harrowing song cycle chronicling the death
throes of a relationship. That cycle implies a romantic fatalism, as though every relationship is doomed to end painfully. Gentlemen is both personal and unknowable, cocksure yet deeply troubled.”

TUTV Pick: Debonair

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Band: SUEDE
Album: SUEDE
Debut LP

Released: 29 March 1993

BBC Music: “Suede’s main sources were Bowie (in Anderson’s wonderfully fey delivery) and
the Smiths. Ironically, Mike Joyce of the Smiths was a member for a short spell, but their bleak chronicles of urban dysfunction, modern love and sexual confusion were never a million miles away from Morrissey’s home ground.”

TUTV Pick: Animal Nitrate

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Band: THE BREEDERS
Album:
LAST SPLASH
Second longplayer

Released: 30 August 1993

AllMusic: “Its best moments — and the Deal sisters’ megawatt charm — end up
outweighing its inconsistencies to make it one of the alternative rock era’s defining
albums.”

TUTV Pick: Cannonball

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Band: BLUR
Album: MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH
Second LP

Released: 10 May 1993

Rolling Stone wrote: “Blur‘s second LP is their secret classic. Coming between the pop-psych shimmer of 1991’s Leisure and the cool Britannia of 1994’s Parklife, the brittle jangle and bitter observations on Modern Life Is Rubbish were near-career-killers.”

TUTV Rick: For Tomorrow

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Band: RADIOHEAD
Album: PABLO HONEY
Debut LP

Released: 22 February 1993

NME: “One of rock’s brightest hopes.
British teenagerhood has never been grumpier.”

TUTV Pick: Creep

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Band: MORPHINE
Album: CURE FOR PAIN

Second LP

Release: 14 September 1993

AllMusic said: “With their cult following growing, Morphine expanded their audience even further with their exceptional 1994 sophomore effort, Cure for Pain. Whereas their debut, Good, was intriguing yet not entirely consistent, Cure for Pain more than delivered. The songwriting was stronger and more succinct. Cure for Pain was unquestionably one of the best and most cutting-edge rock releases of the ’90s.”

TUTV Pick: Buena

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Band: NIRVANA
Album: IN UTERO
Third LP

Release: 21 September 1993

Rolling Stone wrote: “The album is a lot of things – brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it’s a triumph of the will.”

TUTV Pick: All Apologies

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Band: THE VERVE
Album: A STORM IN HEAVEN
Debut full length

Released: 21 June 1193

GuitarCom said: “A Northern Soul may have more choruses, Urban Hymns may have shifted 10 million copies and made them Wigan’s only global superstars, but Verve‘s (the ‘The’ came later) celestial debut A Storm In Heaven is the guitarist’s choice. Nick McCabe’s enveloping waves of reverb and tape delay, in turn soothing and savage, moved producer John Leckie to conclude “To some extent, A Storm In Heaven is his record”.

TUTV Pick: Slide Away

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Band: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Album: GOLD AGAINST THE SOUL
Second LP

Released: 21 June 1993

AllMusic said: “The rage is more articulate and the sound is stronger,
making Gold Against the Soul a flawed but worthy step forward.”

TUTV Pick: La Tristtese Durera

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28 November 2022

Band: PHOENIX
Who: French electro-pop collective

Album: ALPHA ZULU – 7th LP
Artwork: Edited portion of a 1478 painting
by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli.

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PHOENIX: Facebook – Instagram
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Band: ALREADY DEAD
Who: Hefty punk rock trio
from Boston, Massachusetts

Album: MY COLLAR IS BLUE – Debut LP

Fists in the air for all blue collar workers!
Middle-finger for all greedy employers out there!

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ALREADY DEAD: Instagram – Facebook

Artist: PJ HARVEY (age 53)
Active: Since 1988 / 9 studio LPs so far

Album: B-SIDES, DEMOS & RARITIES COLLECTION

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PJ HARVEY: Facebook – Instagram
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Band: RUIN THE NITE
Who: Boston’s self-described
premier “dad bod rock”.

Album: SOUND THE ALARM

An inspired and eclectic rock n’ roll album of booze- and brass-fueled passion, raising a colorful glass to friendship and fun in the darkest of times. Record release party with Rum Bar Records, Erica Mantone, and The Devil’s Twins goes down tonight at Faces in Malden.

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RUIN THE NITE: Instagram – Facebook
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Band: WARHAWK
Who: Boiling metal band from Sweden

Album: PRAY FOR WAR

“Four guys with russian drinking habits, with an endless love for rock n roll acts like Girlschool, Motorhead, Tank and Venom. They all bow to the altar of little Richard and totally obey Scandinavian Hardcore from the 80s. This is what happens when those 4 guys meet up, write some tunes, and finally record em. Like it or not, we dont give a dog’s ass. We are the hawks of war and our prayers go’es for all out of it.”

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WARHAWK: Facebook – Instagram

PJ HARVEY Covers Traditional American Folk Song ‘RUN ON (God’s Gonna Cut You Down)

14 October 2022

RUN ON also known as GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN is an old
American folk traditional about how you can’t escape God’s wrath.

Black gospel/spiritual band The Golden State Quartet released the first
known version back in 1946. Afterward, a cast of superstars including Elvis
Presley, Odetta, Johnny Cash
, and many more covered the song.

Now it’s PJ HARVEY‘s turn. She recorded her version for the soundtrack
of Bad Sisters, a black comedy/thriller series running on Apple TV+.

Harvey turned the traditional into a vintage Harvey song.

Listen here…

The Golden State Quartet – 1946

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’)