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 

INTERPOL – New York Cared Back In 2002…

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

‘NYC’ by INTERPOL
Spooky and mysterious
Awesome guitar lines
The subway is a porno
Obscure SF-like clip…

I had seven faces
Thought I knew which one to wear
I’m sick of spending these lonely nights
Training myself not to care
The subway is a porno
The pavements they are a mess
I know you’ve supported me for a long time
Somehow I’m not impressed
But New York cares (got to be some more change in my life) x 4
Subway she is a porno
And the pavements they are a mess
I know you’ve supported me for a long time
Somehow I’m not impressed
It’s up to me now turn on the bright lights
Oh, it’s up to me now turn on the bright lights
New York cares (got to be some more change in my life) x 4
It’s up to me now turn on the bright lights
(Got to be some more change in my life)
Oh, it’s up to me now turn on the bright lights
(Got to be some more change in my life)


From their 2002 TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS album – stream it here

THE CHARLATANS – When Vanity Kept Them From Insanity 10 Years Ago…

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

‘Oh! Vanity’ by THE CHARLATANS
Probably their catchiest moment ever.
That keyboard/organ sound is ace.

When I was a little child
What you’d call a runaway
Find me with a latch and key
Crawling in the dirt

There’s a problem just for me
I have a thousand worlds to see
Always one for running wild
And dressing up to be like You

Oh Vanity, oh vanity
Will keep me from insanity
This heart of mine would rather die
Than live a life of humanity

(Keyboard Solo)

And now I’m all grown up to be
A paranoid schizophenic
My friends are all like me and You
I cannot tell ’em what to do

There’s another world to see
Lie down with dogs and you’ll get fleas
When Paris gave her hand to me
It felt like an eternity

From their 2008 ‘YOU CROSS MY PATH‘ album – stream it here