TURN UP THE VOLUME Listened Back To The Year Of (3) Great Movies – 25 Ace Tracks From 1987

1987 – the year of 3 all-time favorite movies of Turn Up The Volume.

ANGEL HEART – with Robert De Niro & Mickey Rourke.

FULL METAL JACKET – the Vietnam War through
the eyes of visionary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.

BARFLY – a semi-autobiographic film about writer Charles Bukowski
with starring roles for Mickey Rourke and a sublime Fade Dunaway.

And again a year of sonic
razzle-dazzle knockouts.

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection
of 25 ace tracks from 1987

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Rolling Stone’s best single of 1987

NME‘s best single of 1987

TURN UP THE VOLUME Listened Back To The Year Of The Chernobyl Disaster – 25 Ace Tracks From 1986

Back in time…

1986 – the catastrophe at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Four hundred
times more radioactive material was released from Chernobyl than by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together.

1986 in music – a varied palette of indie and mainstream stuff by the likes of The Fall, Talking Heads, Hüsker Dü, Peter Gabriel, A Certain Ratio, New Order, The Cramps and many more.

Turn Up The Volume‘s
25 ace tracks of 1986

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NME‘s best single of 1986 KISS by PRINCE

Rolling Stone‘s best single of 1986 – also KISS by PRINCE

ROBERT PALMER Topped US Singles Chart With ‘ADDICTED TO LOVE’ 35 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

4 May 2021

Artist: ROBERT PALMER (Batley, England)
19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003 – only 54

Single: ADDICTED TO LOVE
Score: #1 on the US Singles Chart
35 years ago today – 4 May 2021

Album: Riptide

Note: The accompanying clip was a remarkable/memorable event in itself with Palmer backed by a group of sensual moving mannequins looking like robots with pale skin, red lips, layers of make-up, staring eyes and a cold, yet utterly cool expression on their face, following the style of women in the paintings of the late American artist Patrick Nagel.

Here comes the heat…

ROBERT PALMER: Facebook

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS Scored No 1 Hit In UK With ‘GENO’ This Day In 1980

Top singles from the past…

3 May 2021

Band: Dexys Midnight Runners
Single: Geno  – the band’s second 7″
B-side: Breakin’ Down the Walls of Heartache

Released: 15 March 1980

Note: The song was an ode to American
soul singer Geno Washington

Album: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Debut LP – peaked at #6 in the UK

Score: #1 in the UK on 3 May 1980 – 41 years ago

Top Of The Pops performance…

DEXYS: Facebook

DEUTSCHE AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT Aka D.A.F. Danced DER MUSSOLINI 40 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

28 April 2021

Band: DEUTSCHE AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT aka D.A.F.
Home: Düsseldorf, Germany
Active: 1978–2020 / 7 albums

Single: DER MUSSOLINI
D.A.F: “We just wanted to provoke, instead of doing
what everybody was doing and it worked perfectly.”

Released: 28 April 1981 – 40 years ago

Album: Alles Ist Gut

Studio version…

Live version…

D.A.F: All Albums

Live in Belgium (2016 – pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

Number One Singles This Day In 1959 – 1961 – 1965 – 1968 and 1995

Top singles from the past…

24 April 2021

Artist: BUDDY HOLLY (Texas, US)
7 September 1936 – 3 February 1959
John Lennon was a big fan
Single: IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE
Score: No 1 in the UK this day in 1959

BUDDY HOLLY: Discography

Artist: DEL SHANNON (Michigan, USA)
30 December 1934 – 8 February 1990
Single: RUNAWAY
Score: No 1 in the USA this day in 1961

DEL SHANNON: Discography

Band: WAYNE FONTANA and THE MINDBENDERS (Manchester, UK)
Active: 1963–1968
Single: GAME OF LOVE
Score: No 1 in the USA this day in 1965

THE MINDBENDERS: Discography

Artist: LOUIS ARMSTRONG (New Orleans, USA)
4 August 1901 – 6 July 1971
Single: WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
Score: No 1 in the USA this day in 1968

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Discography

Band: OASIS (Manchester, UK)
Active: 1991–2009
Single: SOME MIGHT SAY
Score: No 1 in the UK this day in 1995

OASIS: Website