Top singles from the past…
3 April 2020
Artist: Richard Ashcroft
Single: A Song For The Lovers
B-sides: (Could Be) A Country Thing, City Thing, Blues Thing
and Precious Stone
Note 1: The song was originally written by Richard Ashcroft as
a demo track for The Verve‘s triumphant masterwork album
Urban Hymns (1997)
Note 2: The song was inspired by Joy Division‘s
Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Released: 3 April 2000 – 20 years ago
Score: #3 in the UK, #6 in Canada,
#9 in Italy, #11 in Ireland
Album: Alone With Everybody
Here’s the original clip
RICHARD ASHCROFT: Facebook
Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer…
A new week! Here are five elevating British power pop dandies! Turn it up!…
4. ‘Hollow Thing’ by LIFE
All 55 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify…
See/hear you next week, music junkies…
Richard Ashcroft is still fighting over the shares of royalties he paid and is still
paying The Rolling Stones for a sample of an orchestral version of their 1965 hit
‘The Last Time‘ he used for The Verve‘s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ back in 1997…
Bitter sweet royalties…
Here’s that orchestral version of The Stones’ ‘The Last Time‘
recorded back then by their manager Andrew Oldham …
Richard Ashcroft – Belgium, Lokerse Feesten 2016
(pic: Turn Up The Volume!)
Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…
Eleven killer tracks we played on repeat in October!
An eclectic mix of poppy vibrations and steamy grooves
energizing all of our senses and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout October Team!
1. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
With Moderate Rebels it’s all about intoxicating mantra-like psych grooves. Like a mind-expanding mix of Velvet Underground, The Dandy Warhols and Spacemen 3. Far-out stuff!
MODERATE REBELS: Twitter
2. I Don’t Care Anymore by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, US)
This raging electro-duo produces inflammable firework to go berserk to on the dance floor. This cutting cracker comes from debut LP ‘Shock And Awe‘. Read all about it here.
BIG TIME KILL: Facebook
3. ‘Bar Stool Warriors’ by GARETH SAGER & THE HUNGRY GHOSTS (Scotland)
This is what happened when longtime post-punk chameleon Gareth Sager invited the ghosts of Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa for a cup of tea and a rad jam. Full result here.
4. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
A feverish mixed emotions pop pearl build around a stellar melody with layers of sparkling guitars and elevated by the enrapturing effect of duet vocals. Both dazzling and haunting.
5. ‘Money Money’ by RICHARD ASHCROFT (England)
Closing track of the legend’s brand new album. Hottest, hookiest and rockiest cut of all.
RICHARD ASHCROFT: Facebook
6. ‘The Witness’ by HERSELF (Italy)
Most upbeat, most funky and most vibey stroke on new LP by singer/songwriter Gioele Valenti aka Herself. Find out more about the whole album ‘Rigel Playground‘ right here.
7. ‘Pastel Blues’ by THE ATTICS (Melbourne, Australia)
You’ll feel groovy, you’ll look groovy and your swaying hips will make other people go groovy when you’re walking the streets with this earworm on your headphones. Ace!
THE ATTICS: Facebook
8. ‘Beacon’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St Albans, UK)
Expect kooky guitars, a pulsating rhythmic tandem, an overall buzzing resonance, echoing vocals and karma-like 60s harmonies. Yesterday is the new today! Time to chill out! Yeah!
THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING: Facebook
9. ‘Secret’ by VAUREEN (Brooklyn, NY, US)
As much decibels as My Bloody Valentine, as dark as Killing Joke and with Lydia Lunch‘s enigmatic spirit on vocals. Outcome? Like a pitch-black Neil Young hurricane. Puzzling!
10. ‘Victoria Park’ by RED TELEPHONE (Cardiff, Wales)
Melancholic melody, starry-eyed vocals and an overall gratifying warmth that makes you long for happy-go-lucky childhood days. Reminds me of romantic popsters Scritti Politti.
RED TELEPHONE: Facebook
11. ‘Dream Apartment’ by OH FOR (Finland)
This humdinger’s jazzy bass warmth, its twinkling orchestration and its intimate vocals will make your thoughts drift away to the room in your mind where you can freely fantasize.
OH FOR: Facebook
See/hear you next month for another knockout team…
21 October 2018
Yesterday RICHARD ASHCROFT released his fifth solo longplayer entitled NATURAL REBEL . Some intellectual critics expected a sort of rowdy Idles punk record (which
Idles actually made! Big monstrous LP! I love it) by Richard Ashcroft because of ‘Rebel‘
in the title and other related nonsense. I expected glowing songs for heart & soul by
a great singer/songwriter growing older in grand style. Fuck the critics. I got what I
wanted. Here’s a heartfelt collection of gripping songs.on repeat right now..
(photo by TUTV!)