BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Smashing Singles Turning 15 In 2021

1. COUNTRY GIRL by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)

TUTV: A full-steam ahead killer rocker.
Album: Riot City Blues

Go nuts here…

2. CHEATED HEARTS by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (New York)

TUTV: Tremendous stroke from an underrated longplayer.
Album: Show Your Bones

Press play…

3. YOUNG FOLKS by PETER BJORN and JOHN (Sweden)

TUTV: Sickly sticky tune. This is what great pop is all about.
Album: Writer’s Block

Hum, sing, or whistle along…

4. WASTED LITTLE DJs by THE VIEW (Scotland)

TUTV: Amplified indie pop glory.
Album: Hats Off To The Buskers

Let’s roll…

5. THE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG by THE FLAMING LIPS (Oklahoma, US)

TUTV: The Lips’ frontman Wayne County liked
the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ band name so much that he wrote a song about it.
Album: At War With The Mystics

Yeah yeah yeah…

PRIMAL SCREAM Released ‘COME TOGETHER’ Single 30 Years Ago – Highly Relevant Again Today

Top singles from the past…

11 August 2020

Band: Primal Scream (Scotland)
Active: since 1982
Single: Come Together
B-side: Come Together  – Andy Weatherall Mix
Released: 11 August 1990 – 30 years ago today
Score: #26 in the UK
Album: Screamadelica

This is a beautiful day
It is a new day
We are together, we are unified
And all for the cause
Because together we got power

Original clip…

Soul-static live version…

PRIMAL SCREAM: Facebook

 

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…

‘LOADED’ By PRIMAL SCREAM – Masterstroke Released 30 Years Ago…

Top singles from the past

22 February 2020

Band: Primal Scream
Single: Loaded
B-side: I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have 
Actually the song from their debut LP (1999) that
became ‘Loaded‘ after it was remixed by genial
producer Andrew Weatherall who recently
passed away, only 56
Released: February 1990 – 30 years ago this month
Album:  Screamadelica  – the band’s third, landmark LP
Note: The song starts with a sample of Frank Maxwell
and Peter Fonda from the movie The Wild Angels

Just what is it that you want to do?
We wanna be free
We wanna be free to do what we wanna do
And we wanna get loaded
And we wanna have a good time
That’s what we’re gonna do
(No way, baby, let’s go!)
We’re gonna have a good time
We’re gonna have a party

Here’s the original video clip…

PRIMAL SCREAM: Facebook

Happy 57 To PRIMAL SCREAM’s Charismatic Frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE…

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22 June 2019

Bobby Vooruit
(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)

Robert Bernard Andrew Gillespie better know in showbiz as BOBBY GILLESPIE was
born in Glasgow, Scotland on 22 June 1962. Happy 57 to the one-time drummer of The Jesus And Mary Chain and later – in 1982 – the co-founder of the multifaceted, awesome PRIMAL SCREAM gang responsible for one of the most inventive and genre-changing LPs ever with Screamadelica released in 1991. But the Scream nailed many more ace albums and rip-roaring corkers. To celebrate Gillespie‘s birthday Turn Up The Volume! choose 5 first-rate corkers from 5 different longplayers. Let’s start the Bobby party here…

– LOADED –
(Album: Screamadelica – 1991)

– ROCKS –
(Album: Give Out But Don’t Give Up – 1994)

– WALKING WITH THE BEAST –
(Album: More Light – 2013)


– KOWALSKI –

(Album: Vanishing Point – 1997)


– COUNTRY GIRL –

(Album: Riot City Blues – 2006)

SONGS TO CRY TO – Part 1 – Five Heartbreaking Pearls

Gripping music that makes you feel less alone when your heart and soul are broken…

1. ‘THE LAST GOODBYE‘ by THE KILLS
(Album: Blood Pressures  / 2011)

2. ‘PARTY AT SUNDAY‘ by COSMONAUTS 
(Album: A-OK! / 2016)

3. ‘EVERY TIME THE SUNS COME UP’ by SHARON VAN ETTEN –
(Album: Are We There / 2014)

4. ‘SOMETIMES I FEEL SO LONELY’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
(Album: Riot City Blues / 2006)

5. ‘LETTER TO GOD’ by HOLE
(Album: Nobody’s Daughter  / 2010)

PRIMAL SCREAM – Fourth LP ‘GIVE OUT BUT DON’T GIVE UP’ Came Out 25 Years Ago…

Great albums from the past…

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27 March 2019

Band: PRIMAL SCREAM

Album: GIVE OUT BUT DON’T GIVE UP – the band’s fourth album

Released: 28 March 1994 – 25 years ago

BBC Music wrote: “Hanging with George Clinton – he contributes to the title track – and
being produced by southern soul legend Tom Dowd and Black Crowes co-conspirator George Drakoulias was a step on from their rave rebirth. Denise Johnson, who was now officially part
of the Scream’s orbit, had a turn with Free, but it was a mere glimmer of what heights had been previously achieved. Guitars were back in, and the ongoing Stones fascination was omnipotent… but some of the band had decided to get into hard drugs, and an ensuing US tour with Depeche Mode that nearly killed them… By rights, the Primals should’ve owned 1994, but ‘Parklife’ and ‘Definitely Maybe’ came along and suddenly having a confederate flag on your cover when everyone else is waving union jacks smacked of a band in need of a rethink.”

Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME!‘s three favorite tracks: Rocks / Jailbird / Big Jet Plane

– ROCKS –

– JAILBIRD –

– BIG JET PLANE –

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