Night Lullaby With… THE KILLS And One Of The Best Ballads Ever

A starry night gem

18 April 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume – Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

I love this so much.

The song.
The clip.
The band.
Alison.

‘The Last Goodbye’ by THE KILLS

It’s the last goodbye I swear
I can’t rely on a dime a day love that don’t go anywhere
I learn to cry for someone else
I can’t get by on an odds and ends love that don’t ever match up
I heard all you said and I took it to heart

I won’t forget I swear
I have no regrets for the past is behind me
Tomorrow reminds me just where

Can’t quite see the end
How can I rely on my heart if I break it with my own two hands?
I heard all you said and I love you to death
I heard all you said don’t say anything

It’s the last goodbye I swear
I can’t survive on a half-hearted love that will never be whole

THE KILLS: Facebook

Blues Rock Tandem THE KILLS Released 4th Album ‘BLOOD PRESSURES’ 10 Years Ago

7 April 2021

Band: THE KILLS
Who: Blues-punk rockers Alison Mosshart (US) and Jamie Hince (UK)
who hit the scene 20 years ago, in 2001 / 5 albums (so far)

Album: BLOOD PRESSURES – 4th LP
Released: 5 April 2011 – 10 years ago

AllMusic / Heather Phares wrote: “Alison Mosshart leads the way on Blood Pressures,
her dynamic vocals demanding the spotlight whether she and Jamie Hince further streamline their familiar sound or carve out new territory… Blood Pressures is a darker, slower ride than Midnight Boom, but it shows the Kills can make subtle innovations as well as bold ones, and make them fit their signature sound to boot.”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.


(pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

Turn Up The Volume says: One of my all-time favorite bands with one of
my favorite albums, including two of their best songs ever (see clips below).

– THE LAST GOODBYE –
(Heartbreaking ballad/striking clip)

– BABY SAYS –

Full album…

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THE KILLS: Facebook

Killer Collection Of B-sides And Rarities – ‘LITTLE BASTARDS By THE KILLS

14 December 2020

Band: THE KILLS
Album: LITTLE BASTARDS

What: A career-spanning B-sides/rarities collection,
also including covers and stray-runoffs.
Released: 11 December 2020

Turn Up The Volume: I can’t remember hearing a
B-sides/rarities collection with the quality of a great,
proper album. Bang-on stuff. 20/20.”

Video’s for: Weed Killer / Raise Me

– WEED KILLER –

– RAISE ME –

Full album.
20 top crackers…

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THE KILLS: Facebook

Order-facilities here.

‘WEED KILLER’ – New Cut From Upcoming ‘LITTLE BASTARDS’ Collection By THE KILLS

12 December 2020

THE KILLS release a career-spanning B-sides/rarities collection, also including
covers and stray-runoffs.

The compilation is called LITTLE BASTARDS and the duo already shared a demo
of Raise Me, a song written back in 2009 and their cover of I Put A Spell On You.
And here’s another thrilling taster.

WEED KILLER is a B-side from 2008 (the flip side of Black Balloon).
The accompanying video clip shows footage from a New York club
show in 2012.

Yes, yes, yes

THE KILLS: Facebook

Little Bastards THE KILLS Playing Unreleased Track ‘RAISE ME’ On TV

THE KILLS release a career-spanning B-sides/rarities collection, also including
covers and stray-runoffs, on 11th December.

The compilation is called LITTLE BASTARDS. One of the tracks is a demo of RAISE ME,
a song written back in 2009 and previously unreleased. A vintage The Kills blues-rock cracker with Alison – I still love you – giving it all, as usual. They played it recently live
on an American TV Show.

Watch here, starting here with a short interview…

THE KILLS:

LITTLE BASTARDS out 13th December

Little Bastards THE KILLS Put A Spell On You…

4 November 2020

One of my all-time favorite bands THE KILLS release a career-spanning
B-sides/rarities
collection, including also covers and stray-runoffs, on
11th December. Pre-order facilities here.

The compilation is titled LITTLE BASTARDS which was the
nickname for the drum machine the duo used in the early days.

“It was a Roland 880 which isn’t strictly a drum machine. It’s a sequencer,
and an eight-track recorder, with its own drum machine built in, and that’s
what we’d record all our beats on”
says Jamie Hince.

After sharing, a few weeks back, a demo of a 2009 song called Raise Me
(hear below) we get the pair’s version of I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, the 1956
classic which was written by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and made famous by
Marvin Gaye
and Creedence Clearwater Water.

C’mon bastards…

Demo of a 2009 unissued demo of Raise Me

THE KILLS: Facebook

THE KILLS Share Demo Of Unreleased Song ‘RAISE ME’ From Upcoming B-Sides And Rarities Collection

New sonic impulses

6 October 2020

One of my all-time favorite bands THE KILLS – hello, Alison – announced
the release of a career-spanning B-sides/rarities collection, including also
covers and stray-runoffs, on 11th December. Pre-order facilities here.

It’s called LITTLE BASTARDS which was actually the nickname for the drum
machine they used in the early days. “It was a Roland 880 which isn’t strictly a
drum machine. It’s a sequencer, and an eight-track recorder, with its own drum
machine built in, and that’s what we’d record all our beats on”
says Jamie Hince.

One of the tracks is a demo of RAISE ME, a song written in 2009
and previously unreleased. A bluesy vintage The Kills stopmper.

Here we go…

THE KILLS: Facebook


(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Paradiso Club, Amsterdam)