R.I.P. Andy Anderson…

Drummer ANDY ANDERSON worked with a series of high-profile artists such as Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Edwyn Collins and Isaac Hayes. He was probably best known as THE CURE‘s drummer in 1983-1984. He played on their 1984 THE TOP album. On the following clip you can see him live with the band when performing the album’s s great opening track SHAKE DOG SHAKE starting with his brilliant hammering intro…

Lyrics Of The Day – By… THE CURE

Here’s the song ‘Pictures‘ by THE CURE in full…

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel
Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go
Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
So delicate
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be
Slow drowned
You were angels
So much more than everything
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything
If only I’d thought of the right words
I could have held on to your heart
If only I’d thought of the right words
I wouldn’t be breaking apart
All my pictures of you
Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you

Released as a single 19 March 1990 – From the ‘Disintegration‘ album…

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…


Remarkable albums from the past

‘Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me’
Released: 25 May 1987
Seventh studio album

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Even in a year already marked by sprawling, ambitious double albums from Prince and Hüsker Dü, the Cure’s new Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me stands out.
Like ‘Sign o’ the Times’ and ‘Warehouse: Songs and Stories’, this 2-record, 18-song set is about reaching inward. The Cure is trying to deepen and refine an existing sensibility rather than reach outward to expand it. On previous efforts, guitarist and singer Robert Smith has flirted with everything from conceptually orchestrated studio pop (The Top) to sarcastic dance tracks (“Let’s Go to Bed”); now that the Cure has evolved into an actual band, he’s able to consummate those eclectic desires. Kiss Me is a breakthrough all right. For the first time, the Cure’s music is relatively unfettered by pretension and indulgence, and the results are remarkable.

Score: 5/5 – full review here.


Album in full

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Kissing legends

Watch Full Concert by THE CURE In Poland In October 2016 Thanks To Thousands Of Devoted Fans…

Stunning video’s that will impress your eyes and your ears…


THE CURE – Poland 2016

This is what happens when hundreds of loyal THE CURE fans work together to make a movie about their idols, a document for eternity and one fellow fanatics can download
for free. The Polish devotees all contributed video’s and photos to a project realized by a Polish fan-site to stitch together an enormous amateur multicam of the band’s concert in Poland in October 2016. The final result: a 2-hour-43-minute concert with 31 songs. You can download the film for free right here. And you can watch it here…

The project was undertaken by the fan-site THE CURE PL. The organisers say their goal
was to assemble the best quality audio and video possible and, in doing so, they gathered more than 350GB of footage, which included everything from phone clips to Blu-ray and 4K quality files. They also obtained near-soundboard audio to use over that footage.

Must see document for all THE CURE fans all over the planet…

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