Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – These 10 Classic Crackers Turn 50 In 2022

31 December 2021

10 turning 50 in 2022

1. ‘Virginia Plane’ by ROXY MUSIC

Where my Studebaker takes me
That’s where I’ll make my stand but wait
Can’t you see that Holzer mane’
What’s her name? Virginia Plain


2. ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ by LOU REED

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
Said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”


3. ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ by WINGS

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don’t make them have to get it
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Still makes Ireland Irish today

Great Britain, you are enormous
And nobody knows that better than me.
But really, what are you doing there?
In that land over the sea?

Tell me how you think
When you on your way to work
Would you be stopped by Irish soldiers?
Would you lie down and do nothing?
Would you give in or go mad?


4. ‘Telegram Sam’ by T. REX

Golden Nose Slim Golden Nose Slim
I know’s where you’ve been
Purple Pie Pete Purple Pie Pete
Your lips are like lightning
Girls melt in the heat
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man


5. ‘Rock And Roll’ by LED ZEPPELIN

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled
It’s been a long time since I did the stroll
Ooh let me get it back, let me get it back
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from


6. ‘Heart Of Gold’ by NEIL YOUNG

I want to live, I want to give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold
It’s these expressions I never give

That keep me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old
Keep me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old


6. ‘Starman’ by DAVID BOWIE

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie


7. ‘Smoke On The Water’ by DEEP PUPRLE

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn’t have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
Smoke on the water


8. ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ by SLADE

I don’t want to drink my whisky like you do
I don’t need to spend my money but still do
Don’t stop now a c-‘mon
Another drop now c-‘mon
I wanna lot now so c-‘mon
That’s right, that’s right
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now


9. ‘Tumbling Dice’ by THE ROLLING STONES

Mmm yeah!
Women think I’m tasty, but they’re always tryin’ to waste me
Make me burn the candle right down
But, baby, baby, don’t need no jewels in my crown


10. ‘Do It Again’ by STEELY DAN

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
And you fire ’til he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’ as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’ and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back, Jack, do it again


13 September 2021

Four number ones in the UK
on this day in 1964 – 1965 – 1968 – 1972

Band: The Kinks
Song: You Really Got Me

No 1 on 13 September 1964

THE KINKS: Discography

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

No 1 on 13 September 1965


Single: HEY JUDE

No 1 on 13 September 1968

THE BEATLES: Discography


No 1 on 13 September 1972

SLADE: Discography

Happy 75 To NODDY HOLDER – Loudmouth Of Glam Rock Legends SLADE

15 June 2021

Neville John “Noddy” Holder was born on 15 June 1946. Happy 75 to the
brilliantly loudmouthed frontman of glam rock legends SLADE who scored a
stunning series of massive get-down-and-get-with-it hits in the 70s. He left the
band in 1992, starting a new career as radio presenter, television personality,
actor and voice-over artist. Back in 1980 after Bon Scott, singer of legendary
hard rockers AC/DC passed away he was asked to replace Scott. Holder said
no: “My loyalty is to Slade”.

Well alright everybody, let your hair down
Want to see everybody get up off their seat
Clap your hands stamp your feet, get down
get with it

Three big Slade moments to
celebrate Noddy‘s birthday…




SLADE: BioDiscography

(photo on top: cover of Holder’s book: ‘The World According To…)

‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ by SLADE – No 1 Hit In The UK This Day In 1973

Top singles from the past

3 March 2021

Band: SLADE (Wolverhampton)
Active: 1966–present

Released: February 1973

Note: Frontman Noddy Holder‘s shouting “Baby, baby, baby
at the start was actually a microphone test, not intended to
be on the record.

Score: It was the band’s 4th number one in the UK topping the
charts on 3 March 1973 – 48 years ago today. It sold 500,000
copies in the first 3 weeks. American hard rockers Quiet Riot
covered the cracker in 1983, it became a huge hit in the US.

C’mon, get wild, wild, wild

SLADE: Biography – Discography

Probably The Most Loved And Most Hated Xmas Song Ever Was Released 46 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

17 December 2019

46 years ago, on 17 December 1973, the Wolverhampton glam rockers SLADE released super catchy sing-along single ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY‘. It became a huge hit selling more than 1 million copies worldwide. It’s probably both the most loved and the most hated Xmas song ever as every single year since 1973 you just can’t escape it. It’s
on the radio, in stores, in cafés and restaurants, on Christmas markets, it’s everywhere. Even on Turn Up The Volume!

C’mon, all together now…

SLADE: Biography

OASIS – ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ – BBC TV Show ‘Later With Jools Holland’ – 1995

Remarkable live moments

Band: Oasis
Song: Cum On Feel The Noize – a cover of one of 70s glam rockers Slade‘s biggest
hits. The Oasis cover was one of the B-sides of their single Don’t Look Back In Anger.
Where & When: Sung by Noel on BBC TV Show ‘Later With Jools Holland’ in 1995 followed
by a hilarious interview with The Chief and Jools Holland . No sign of Liam whatsoever.

Here we go, starting a 3.45…

And here’s the 1973 original…

SLADE: Biography

CLASSIC – Here’s SLADE Scoring No 1 Hit In The UK With ‘CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE’ 45 Years Ago Today…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a…


20 March 2018

Screamy glam rockers SLADE from Wolverhampton were a massive hit machine back in
the early seventies (17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart) Frontman Noddy Holder‘s voice was one of a very clamorous kind and essential
for this 4-headed gang that looked weirdly flashy and made a living out of easy shout along bangers. Big bands such as Nirvana , Smashing Pumpkins, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Undertones, The Runaways and The Clash all said at one point that Slade influenced
their own racket. CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE was their fourth numero uno crackerjack
in the United Kingdom when it landed on the top seat of the singles chart on 20 March 197345 years ago today. Manchester legends Oasis covered the steamy track as
one of the B-sides for their ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ cd single in 1996.

C’mon, folks, get up and test your lungs’ capacity again. Here we goooooooooooo…

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