SUMMER PARTY PLAYLIST Part 9 – 15 Oldie Thrills

19 August 2023

Turn up the heat and feel the beat.

It’s PART 9 of Turn Up The Volume‘s yearly hot summer playlists.
This week 15 punk-rock-pop-dance-psych-and-other-hot-stuff oldies.


1. W.L.F. by HAPPY MONDAYS (1989)

2. ‘Feel Every Beat’ by ELECTRONIC (1991)
Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner

3. ‘Thank You’ by THE CHARLATANS (1995)

4. ‘Junco Partner’ by THE CLASH (1979)

5. ‘Door Deep’ by SINEAD O’CONNOR (2005)

6. ‘Original’ by LEFTFIELD (1995)
The Curve‘s utterly cool Toni Halliday

7. ‘Waiting For The Siren’s Call’ by NEW ORDER (2006)

8. ‘Good Stuff’ by THE B-52’s (1992)

9. ‘I Want To Be Adored’ by THE STONE ROSES (1989)

10. ‘Presidici (Et Chapaquiditch)‘ by THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN (2022)

11. ‘Now’ by DEXYS (2022)

12. ‘Flame’ by SEBADOH (1999)

13. ‘Untouchable’ by GARBAGE (2001)

14. ‘Slow And Low’ by BEASTIE BOYS (1986)

15. ‘Sour Cherry’
by THE KILLS (2008)


See/hear you next week, music junkies

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After 46 Years The B-52s Call It A Day With Their Last Ever Show This Week In Atlanta

8 November 2022


The love shack legends from Georgia, Athens call it a day this Friday, 11 November.
The last shows of their 2022 farewell tour. The curtain will fall at the Fox Theatre in
Atlanta, just outside the band’s hometown.

They started their fabulous career 46 years ago, back in 1976.

Fred Schneider (co-founder) “No one likes to throw a party more than we do, but after
almost a half-century on the road, it’s time for one last blow-out with our friends and family… our fans.”

Kate Pierson “Who knew what started as a way to have some fun and play music for our friends’ at house parties in Athens in 1977 would evolve into over 45 years of making music
and touring the world. It’s been cosmic.”

Cindy Wilson: “It has been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” said Cindy Wilson. “We feel truly blessed to have had an amazing career encouraging folks to dance, sing along with us and feel they can be whomever they are with our music.”

Three big ones to say Goodbye!




The B-52s: Bio – Discography – Instagram

THE B-52’S Released Their Eponymous Amazeballs Debut LP 40 Years Ago…

5 July 2019

40 Years ago, on 6 July 1979 a totally weird looking combo out of Athens, Georgia called THE B-52’S released their amazing self-titled debut longplayer. A wacky mix of retro dance-pop and surfy funk twisted upside down and wrapped up brilliantly as the new chic back then and still sounding damn hip today! A solid gold masterpiece, a bona fide classic.

Rolling Stone wrote: “The debut by the B-52’s sounds like a bunch of high school friends cramming all their running jokes, goofy sounds and private nicknames into a New Wave
record. It turned out nobody could resist the band’s campy, arty funk, or the eccentric
squeals and bouffant hairdos of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson…”

Turn Up The Volume’s selected highlights: Planet Claire / Rock Lobster and
Dance This Mess Around





Album in full…

THE B-52’s: Website – Facebook – All Albums

‘Rock Lobster’ By THE B-52’s – Released 40 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

15 April 2019

‘Rock Lobster’ by THE B-52’s

Today 40 years ago, on 15 April 1978 the then far-out funky looking band THE B-52’s
out of Athens, Georgia released their spaced out and eccentric single ‘ROCK LOBSTER’.
It was actually produced in two versions, one by DB Records (the one we’re talking about) and a longer version featured on the group’s kooky self-titled debut LP (1979) issued by Warner Bros. The single peaked at #56 in America but hit the top spot in Canada. Put your wig on, here we go…


THE-B52’s: Facebook

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1979…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s another firework year to remember: 1979.



Unknown Pleasures by JOY DIVISION

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‘London Calling’ by THE CLASH

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See/hear you next week for the year of 1980…

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – The Self-Titled Classic Debut Longplayer by THE B-52’s…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The B-52’s by THE B-52’s
Released: 6 July 1979 – debut LP

BBC review: “By 1979 punk had gotten all grown-up. Metamorphosing into the bleaker, more serious genre of new wave, this was the dawn of the age of the long grey coat and European post-industrial chic. Therefore what a relief it was when along came the decidedly technicolour B-52’s (complete with the wayward apostrophe, grammar fans). And what an even greater surprise when, on their debut album, the band’s Dansette-style, dance-friendly pop blended perfectly with their retro new wave looks to create an all-time carefree classic.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: A solid gold masterpiece, an unquestionable classic.
Still sounding crazy and totally gaga today.

THREE TOP TRACKS: Planet Claire / Rock Lobster / Dance This Mess Around




Album in full…

THE B-52’s: Website – Facebook – All Albums

Messy dancers / R.I.P. Ricky Wilson (2nd from left)