AAAARRRRGGGHHHHHH – When HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY Cover PLACEBO

30 January 2021

Austrian post-black-metal bulldozer HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY
is getting ready for their new album MÆRE which hits the
streets on 16th February.

The closing track of the LP is a cover of Placebo‘s 2006
track Song To Say Goodbye from their Meds longplayer.

Harakiri‘s take is a sky-touching, staggering thunder and lighting
haymaker starting off with some classical piano touches before
exploding like a furious volcano with blazing aaarrrggghhh vocals.

Alert your neighbors before you press play…

The Placebo original…

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY: Facebook

MUSIC MOVIES!

VELVET GOLDMINE

A musical drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes,
set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s.
It tells the story of a fictional pop star, Brian Slade.

With Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, Jonathan
Rhys Meyers
and Toni Collette. Released in 1998.

The trailer

British rockers Placebo were in it too, performing a
kick-ass cover of T. Rex‘s glam slam 20th Century Boy

‘Pure Morning’ by PLACEBO – Released In 1998

Top singles from the past…

23 June 2020

Band: Placebo
Active: 1994-present
Single: Pure Morning
B-sides: Mars Landing Party
and The Innocence Of Sleep
Released: 3 August 1998
Score: #4 in the UK / #19 on US Alt Charts
Album: Without You I’m Nothing

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The band’s second LP – #7 in the UK
A friend in need’s a friend indeed
A friend with weed is better
A friend with breast and all the rest
A friend who’s dressed in leather

PLACEBO: Website – Facebook

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FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 5…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Let’s go nuts again! Here’s highly explosive stuff to party your head off this week…

1. ‘The Creeps’ by LAURA IMBRUGLIA
(Single 2019)

2. ‘In The Name Of The Father’ by BLACK GRAPE
(From album: It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah – 1995)

3. ‘Hysteria’ by MUSE
(From album: Absolution  – 2004)

4. ‘Pure Morning’ by PLACEBO
(From album: Without You I’m Nothing – 1998)

5. ‘White Male Carnivore’ by YAK
(From album: ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness‘ – 2019)

All Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

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Lyrics Of The Day – By… PLACEBO

NANCY BOY‘ by PLACEBO in full here…

Alcoholic kind of mood
Lose my clothes
Lose my lube
Cruising for a piece of fun
Looking out for number one
Different partner every night
So narcotic outta sight
What a gas
what a beautiful ass

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

Kind of buzz that lasts for days
Had some help from insect ways
Comes across all shy and coy
Just another nancy boy
Woman man or modern monkey
Just another happy junkie
Fifty pounds
Press my button
Going down

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

Does his makeup in his room
Douse himself with cheap perfume
Eyeholes in a paper bag
Greatest lay I ever had
Kind of guy who mates for life
Gotta help him find a wife
We’re a couple
When our bodies double

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
x2

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From the band’s self-titled debut longplayer – 1996

PLACEBO’s Breakthrough Album ‘WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING’ Turns 20 Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

12 October 2018

Band: PLACEBO

Album: WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING – the band’s second LP

Released: 12 October 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “While Placebo’s self-titled debut contained mostly elements of ’90s alternative (Smashing Pumpkins, etc.), their second album, ‘Without You I’m Nothing’, is
full of ’70s glam rock and punk references. Placebo’s rhythm section of Stefan Olsdal (bass)
and Steve Hewitt (drums) is impressively tight, but the band’s star attraction is undoubtedly androgynous singer/guitarist Brian Molko. Whereas the debut was written solely by Molko,
their latest is a bona fide group effort, with Molko still handling the lyric-writing… With
massive success already underway back home in England, ‘Without You I’m Nothing’
deserves to break through everywhere else.”
– Full review hereScore: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: ‘Black Market Music‘ and this one are my favorite Placebo longplayers. Here they combined glam firework with punk grimness in a most infectious way. Add frontman Brian Molko‘s striking vox & self-assured charisma (and let’s not forget their magnetic force on stage) and what you got was a standout band, loved more by its millions of fans than by the narcissistic we make/we break press at the time.

TOP TRACKS: Pure Morning / Every You And Every Me / Burger Queen…

* PURE MORNING – classic cracker…

* EVERY YOU AND EVERY ME – sucker love…

* BURGER QUEEN – heartfelt humdinger…

ALBUM in full…

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PLACEBO: Website – Facebook – All Albums

Stunning Singles Turning 20 In 2018 – Here Are TURN UP THE VOLUME’S 10 Picks…

Going back in sonic history…

1998 – Twenty Years Ago
10 Big Singles to Remember…

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1/ ‘Celebrity Skin’ by HOLE
Courtney Love‘s best shot…
Album: ‘Celebrity Skin’

2/ ‘Pure Morning’ by PLACEBO
“A friend in need’s a friend indeed / A friend with weed is better…”
Album: ‘Without You I’m Nothing’

3/ ‘A Film For The Future’ by IDLEWILD
Steamy Scottish eruption…
Album: ‘Hope Is Important’

4/ ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ by GARBAGE
Who is this band?…
Album: Version 2.0

5/ ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’
by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Anthemic splendour…
Album: ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’

6/ ‘Goddess On A Hiway’ by MERCURY REV
Epic magnificence…
Album: ‘Deserter’s Songs’

7/ ‘Teardrop’ by MASSIVE ATTACK
Elizabeth Fraser in another galaxy…
Album: ‘Mezzanine’

8/ ‘Battle Flag’ by LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS
Big beats and a smoking swagger…
Album: ‘How To Operate With A Blown Mind’

9/ ‘Intergalactic’ by BEASTIE BOYS
Robotic hip hop craziness…
Album: ‘Hello Nasty’

10/ ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ by FATBOY SLIM
Dance floor classic…
Album: ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’