Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Big Albums Turning 50 In 2023

Back in time

2 December 2022

Band: PINK FLOYD
Album: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
8th longplayer

Released: 24 March 1973
Score: #2 in the UK and Australia,
#1 in the US and Canada

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PINK FLOYD: Bio – Discography

Artist: DAVID BOWIE
Album: ALADDIN SANE

Released: 20 April 973
Score: #1 in the UK, #17 in the US

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DAVID BOWIE: Bio – Discography
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Artist: TOM WAITS
Album: CLOSING TIME
His debut LP

Released: 6 March 1973

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TOM WAITS: Bio – Discography
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Band: THE STOOGES
Album: RAW POWER
Third longplayer

Released: 7 February 1973

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THE STOOGES: Bio – Discography
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Band: NEW YORK DOLLS
Album: New York Dolls
Debut longplayer

Released: 3 July 1973
Score: #116 in the US

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NYD: Bio – Discography

Artist: LOU REED
Album: BERLIN
Third LP

Released: 5 October 1973
Score: #7 in the UK

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LOU REED: Bio – Discography

Artist: JOHN CALE
Album: 1919 PARIS
Third longplayer

Released: 25 February 1973

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JOHN CALE: Bio – Discography
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Band: ROXY MUSIC
Album: FOR YOUR PLEASURE
2nd LP

Released: 23 March 1973
Score: #4 in the UK,

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ROXY MUSIC: Bio – Discography
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Band: CAN
Album: FUTURE DAYS
4th longplayer

Released: August 1973

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CAN: Bio – Discography
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Band: WINGS
Album: BAND ON THE RUN
Third LP

Released: 30 November 1973
Score: #1 in the UK and the US

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WINGS: Bio – Discography

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Cover STOOGES Classic ‘SEARCH AND DESTROY’

21 May 2022

Last week FLORENCE + THE MACHINE launched new album DANCE FEVER.

And since yesterday a deluxe edition of the longplayer has been available.
It includes acoustic versions of 4 songs from the album and one cover.

The cover is Florence Welch‘s version of The Stooges
1973 blast Search And Destroy (from the Raw Power LP).

Welch: “I was thinking about Nick Cave, I was thinking about Leonard Cohen. I was thinking about how, in some ways, although everyone undergoes huge changes, their physical bodies – especially moving through touring – have been allowed to remain unchanged and they can commit their body entirely to the stag. In the singing, I’m trying to still embody them. In the lower baritones, I’m trying to do a Leonard or a Nick or an Iggy Pop.”

Florence sounds a bit like Siouxsie Sioux here and searches not to destroy
this Stooges punk classic. Instead, she turns it into a Machine belter.

Nice one,

The raw Stooge power original

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: Facebook

Turn Up The Volume’s TOP 5 Of Lust For IGGY POP LPs

1. LUST FOR LIFE – 2nd LP – August 1977

AllMusic: “Iggy managed to channel the aggressive power of his work with the Stooges
with the intelligence and perception of ‘The Idiot’, and the result was smart, funny, edgy,
and hard-rocking. ‘Lust for Life is the best album of Iggy Pop’s solo career.”

Score: 10/10

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2. THE IDIOT – solo debut – March 1977

Pitchfork: “Where once he was infernal and freewheeling, he now became
cool and restrained by Bowie’s careful, calculated producer’s hand.”

Score: 8.5/10

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3. THE STOOGES – the band’ debut album – August 1969

Rolling Stone: “Loud, boring, tasteless, unimaginative and childish.”
Well, they changed, like so many critics who didn’t like it when
it was released, their minds later.

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4. BRICK BY BRICK – 9th album – June 1990

AllMusic: “Smart, tough, and impressive on all counts, Brick by Brick was Iggy Pop’s strongest work since Lust for Life, and marked a new high point in his career as a songwriter.”
Score: 9/10

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5. POST POP DEPRESSION – 17th LP – March 2016

NME: “The punk genius confronts the grim reaper
with gnarly poetry and sassy garage rock.”

Score: 10/10

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Lots Of Iggy Fun – THE RIDICULOUS TRIO Covers THE STOOGES With Tuba & Trombone

16 November 2020

Band: THE RIDICULOUS TRIO
Who: A weirdo trio out of Chicago dedicating their lives to Iggy Pop.

Album: THE RIDICULOUS TRIO PLAYS THE STOOGES
Released: 17 July 2020

Info: “A crazed tuba & trombone reimagination of the piercing punkadelic music created
by The Stooges! Thrashing cymbals and bashing drums locked in step with unrelenting tuba riffs, reinforced by otherworldly trombone writhing and sliding and bending, sounding somewhere between a disheveled wah-wah guitar or a kazoo. Available for the first time
as a complete album, it must be heard to be believed!”

Key words: Insane / Kooky / Far-out / Whacky / Weirdly cool / Off-the-wall / Ridiculous

A crazy – no fun – taster

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Punk Pioneers THE STOOGES Released Second Longplayer ‘FUNHOUSE’ 50 Years Ago

7 July 2020

Band: The Stooges
Active: 1967–1971, 1972–1974, 2003–201
AlbumFunhouse  – the band’s second LP
Released: 7 July 1970 – 50 years ago today

Rolling Stone wrote:  “With garage-savvy ex-Kingsmen keyboardist Don Gallucci producing their second album, the Stooges’ relentless “troglodyte groove” was allowed to run psychotically rampant. “I stick it deep inside,” Iggy Pop growls on “Loose.” And the punk torpedoes like “T.V. Eye” make good on that promise.”

Key phrase: “The passenger having fun with his lust for destruction.
Keywords: Mean punk machine, still your dog, ruinous bluster, maniacal tantrums

Have FUN here……

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THE STOOGES: Facebook


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5 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Memorable Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 50 in 2020!

1. ‘Funhouse’ by THE STOOGES

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2. ‘Loaded’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND

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3. ‘After The Gold Rush’ by NEIL YOUNG

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4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND

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5. ‘Moondance’ by VAN MORRISON

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THE STOOGES – Eponymous Debut Album Is 50…

5 Augustus 2019

This day 50 years ago, on 5 August 1969, Michigan rock legends THE STOOGES fronted by icon IGGY POP released their eponymous debut LP. At the time it came out many critics ignored it or disapproved it like American magazine Rolling Stone that called it: “loud, boring, tasteless, unimaginative and childish”.

Only later after second LP ‘Funhouse‘ (1970) and ‘Raw Power‘(1973) the media changed their point of view and when punk happened suddenly it was as if Iggy Pop and The Stooges invented it. I agree with what ALL MUSIC wrote in retrospect about that self-titled debut: “the band managed the difficult feat of sounding ahead of their time and entirely out of their time, all at once.”

It wasn’t an overall perfect record but it became a monumental classic for the right reasons: for its primitive and unheard rawness, its controversial no future punkiness
and Pop‘s eccentric and fuck you vocality. Nobody sounded that nasty and utterly cool!

I guess you all know these three raw crackerjacks…

– NO FUN –

– I WANNA BE YOUR DOG –

– 1969 –

Album in full…

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THE STOOGES: Biography

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 8…

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…

5 Masterpiece Albums Turning… 50 In 2019

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

Here come Five Masterpiece Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 50 next year!

The Stooges by THE STOOGES

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‘The Velvet Underground’ by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

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‘Let It Bleed’ by THE ROLLING STONES

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‘Trout Mask Replica’ by CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND

– ‘Abbey Road‘ by THE BEATLES

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