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

This week we unleash five classic punk sledgehammers to bang your head to…

1. ‘No Fun’ by The Stooges 
(Self-titled debut LP – 1969)

2. ‘New Rose’ by THE DAMNED
(Album: Damned Damned Damned – 1977)

3. ‘Bodies’ by SEX PISTOLS
(Album: Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols – 1977)

4. ‘Janie Jones’ by THE CLASH
(From self-titled Debut LP – 1977)

5. ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by RAMONES
(From self-titled debut LP – 1976)

All 40 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Picture this…

Punk legends THE CLASH (feat. Keith Levene) made their live debut supporting the
SEX PISTOLS at the Black Swan in Sheffield on 4 July 1976 – 43 years ago today…

HISTORY – 8 April 1977 – Debut LP THE CLASH…

8 April 2019

THE CLASH issued their classic self-titled debut album 42 years ago today, on 8 April 1977. The band translated their social commitment and political discontent into a razor-sharp, full-throated longplayer. A historic uppercut LP as a new generation raised its voice. Original, loud, fierce, speedy, and straight in the right-wing establishment’s ugly face. The LP peaked at #12 in the UK. Unfortunately, the right-wing curse is bigger than ever today.

Here are Turn Up The Volume!‘s three favorite knockout tracks …




Album in full…

THE CLASH: Facebook – Discography

‘WHITE RIOT’ – Debut Single by THE CLASH Released 42 Years Ago Today…

Sonic knockouts from the past

18 March 2019

‘White Riot’ by THE CLASH

On 18 March 1977, forty-two years ago today, legendary gang THE CLASH released their debut single WHITE RIOT. An angry and timeless punk anthem. This dynamite outburst was inspired by riots in August 1976 in London’s Notting Hill Gate area involving Jamaican residents and the police after continuous tensions due to racist policing. Joe Strummer
and Paul Simonon were present that day and participated in the fights, sympathizing with the black locals’ cause. With ‘White Riot‘ the late, great Strummer wanted to encourage also white people who felt abused and oppressed by the government to come out and protest. ‘White Riot‘ only reached #38 at the time it came out but got his classic status over the following years. B-side: ‘1977’. Time to, scream out loud, folks…

White riot – I want to riot
White riot – a riot of my own
White riot – I want to riot
White riot – a riot of my own

THE CLASH: Facebook

5 Magnificent Albums Turning… 40 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Magnificent Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 40 next year!

1. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ by JOY DIVISION

– ‘2. Metal Box‘ by PUBLIC IMAGE LTD

3.’Fear Of Music’ by TALKING HEADS

– ‘4. London Calling‘ by THE CLASH

5. Setting Sons‘ by THE JAM