YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1984…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Killer Crackers
and 3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s the year of George Orwell: 1984

The 25 Killer Crackers

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The 3 Top Albums

– ‘Ocean Rain‘ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

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– ‘Red Roses For Me‘ by THE POGUES

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– ‘From Her To Eternity‘ by NICK CAVE

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Legends THE POGUES Had A Romantic ‘SUMMER IN SIAM’ Back In 1990…

Clips that have a lasting impact on Turn Up The Volume’s eyes and ears…

Shane MacGowan at its moonstruck best
Unreal romanticism at its very best
And that piano play is just awesome…

When it’s summer in Siam
And the moon is full of rainbows
When it’s summer in Siam
Though we go through many changes

When it’s summer in Siam
Then all I really know is that I truly am

In the summer in Siam
In the summer in Siam
In the summer in Siam

When it’s summer in Siam
And the moon is full of rainbows
When it’s summer in Siam
When we go through many changes

When it’s summer in Siam
Then all I really know is that I truly am


SUMMER IN SIAM – single from their 1990 album HELL’S DITCH 

SOULFUL SUNDAY With A Spellbinding ‘SUMMER IN SIAM’ By THE POGUES…

Feel good vibes for the laziest day of the week…

A superb song like SUMMER IN SIAM by legends THE POGUES makes me mellow, moody, dreamy and reaching for a bottle of red class Bordeaux. The combination of the starry-eyed melody, the warmhearted saxophone and Shane McGowan‘s unique, drunk voice turns this melancholic ballad into a 18 karat gold jewel. And ‘The Moon Is Full Of Rainbows’

When it’s summer in Siam
And the moon is full of rainbows
When it’s summer in Siam
Though we go through many changes

When it’s summer in Siam
Then all I really know is that I truly am

In the summer in Siam
In the summer in Siam
In the summer in Siam

When it’s summer in Siam
And the moon is full of rainbows
When it’s summer in Siam
When we go through many changes

When it’s summer in Siam
Then all I really know is that I truly am

From their fifth album HELL’S DITCH released in 1990

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THE POGUES Released Masterpiece ‘IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

16 January 2018

BAND: THE POGUES

ALBUM: IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD – their 3rd and best-selling album…

RELEASED: 18 January 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC said: “If ‘Rum Sodomy & the Lash’ captured The Pogues on plastic in all their rough-and-tumble glory, ‘If I Should Fall from Grace with God’ proved they could learn the rudiments of proper record making and still come up with an album that captured all the sharp edges of their musical personality, Frontman Shane MacGowan continued to grow as a songwriter, as his lyrics and melodies captured with brilliant detail his obsession with the finer points of Anglo-Irish culture. Brilliantly mixing passion, street smarts, and musical ambition, this LP is the best album the band would ever make with Steve Lillywhite in the producer’s chair. “

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: one of the best bands ever in my book, on and
off stage. This exceptional longplayer is a solid gold classic. Big tunes, mythical
stories, heartwarming instrumentation, drunk moods and Shane of course…

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: Thousands Are Sailing / Fiesta / Fairytale Of New York

* THOUSANDS ARE SAILING – gripping romanticism…

* FIESTA – the one to start and finish all parties with…

*FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – unavoidable, imperishable, incomparable masterstroke – R.I.P. Kirsty MacColl

The diamond in full…

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THE POGUES: Website – Facebook – Discography

Significant Singles Turning 30 In 2018 – Here Are TURN UP THE VOLUME’S 10 Picks…

Going back in sonic history…

1988 was a year of versatile vibes and kicks
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME’S ten picks…

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1/ ‘Fiesta’ by THE POGUES
Ultimate party cracker…
Album: ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’

2/ ‘Wrote For Luck’ by HAPPY MONDAYS
Eight miles high…
Album: ‘Bummed’

3/ ‘Sidewalking’ by THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Psych pop pearl…
Album: ‘Barbed Wire Kisses’

4/ ‘People Have The Power’ by PATTI SMITH
Sing it loud, maybe it’ll help…
Album: ‘Dream Of Life’

5/ ‘Gigantic’ by PIXIES
Kim Deal on a roll…
Album: ‘Surfer Rosa’

6/ ‘Hit The North’ by THE FALL
You can dance to The Fall…
Album: ‘The Frenz Experiment’

7/ ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ by PUBLIC ENEMY
Just believe Public Enemy…
Album: ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’

8/ ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ by GUNS N’ ROSES
Massive rock and roll riffs…
Album: ‘Appetite For Destruction’

9/ ‘Orange Crush’ by R.E.M.
R.E.M. becoming a big alt act…
Album: ‘Green’

10/ ‘Christine’ by THE HOUSE OF LOVE
Pure pop melancholia…
Album: ‘The House Of Love’

Happy 60th Christmas Birthday To Living Legend SHANE MACGOWAN

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25 December 2017

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Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan  was born in Turnbrigde Wells, England  on 25 December 1957. His parents were Irish who moved to England to find work. Shane is a living legend most notorious for being a sublime romantic singer-songwriter,  for being drunk every day since the age of 9,  for being the turbulent frontman of Celtic folk punk gang THE POGUES and for being a unique survivor. To celebrate here are three classics to celebrate the man’s 60 birthday…

STREAMS OF WHISKEY –  smashing cracker…

SUMMER IN SIAM – pure melancholia

FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – eternal classic…

SHANE MCGOWAN: Bio – Discography THE POGUES  

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With legends THE POGUES…

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(photo on top: Getty Images /The Pogues)