Career-Spanning THE MARS VOLTA Vinyl Box Set – Sold Out Before Release!

6 March 2021

Band: THE MARS VOLTA (El Paso, Texas)
Who: Founders Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez
from post-hardcore rockers At The Drive-In, plus Marcel Rodríguez
and Deantoni Parks.
Active: 2001-2013 / 6 albums

New Retrospective called: La Realidad De Los Sueños (The Reality Of Dreams)
What: An 18-LP box set with their entire studio discography alongside unreleased material.
Out: 23 April but the 5000 copies have SOLD OUT in a flash despite the staggering ‘corporate’ price of 479 dollars! Mark my words: in a few days an announcement
will come that more copies are available.


Lost ALAN VEGA Album ‘MUTATOR’ Out In April

25 February 2021

Artwork ‘Mutator’ album

In 1995/1996 ALAN VEGA, half of synth-punk pioneers Suicide
and his wife Liz Lamere, recorded an album called MUTATOR.

In 2019 Lamere and close Vega friend Jared Artaud discovered
the original tapes and decided to mix the songs into a proper LP.

“The moment Liz and I discovered the original ADAT tapes of Mutator, we
knew we had found something special and felt strongly that it needed to be
shared out in the world. It’s something we feel he would have been really
proud of, seeing this lost album released today”
said Artaud.

Sacred Bones Records releases the LP on 23 April. More info here

Along with the news comes a first track from
the record. NIKE SOLDIER is a vintage Vega jam.

Here’s the accompanying clip directed by Jacqueline Caste

ALAN VEGA: Facebook

Early RADIOHEAD Cassette Under The Hammer

18 January 2021

(pic via Omega Auctions / PA Wire)

RADIOHEAD members originally met at Abingdon School in
. They formed a band called On A Friday in 1985.

A demo tape featuring 6 tracks of which 3 never heard before – ‘Promise Me’,
‘Boy In A Box’
and ‘These Chains’- has now come to the surface. Omega Auctions
will lift the hammer on January 26.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather commented: “The tracks are raw but certainly suggest
something of the fantastic potential that the band would realise in a few years’ time.”

The demo is expected to fetch £2,000.

This Is Not David Bowie – Many Fans Furious After Watching The New ZIGGY STARDUST Biopic Trailer

29 October 2020

Biopic movie STARDUST featuring actor/musician Johnny Flynn focuses on Bowie‘s
troubled 1971 US tour and the creation of his legendary Ziggy Stardust persona. The biopic was made without the approval of the late genius’ family. The film premiered
at the Raindance Film Festival in London yesterday.

Also yesterday a new promo-trailer surfaced online.
Many fans reacted furiously after watching it.

Here’ are just three of the many angry comments via Twitter…

“You can’t have an accent that bad, a film that looks like an American soap opera and you certainly can’t have a Bowie film without his music. Probs shouldn’t have bothered guys.”

“I love Johnny Flynn with my whole heart but why would he agree to star in a biopic neither Bowie or his family wanted to be made ? This should have never made and we shouldn’t watch it.

“You could search the globe for eternity and not find an actor who looks less like David Bowie than Johnny Flynn”

Watch the trailer here…


New SHANE MACGOWAN Documentary ‘CROCK OF GOLD’ Coming Soon

28 October 2020

Early February a new documentary – produced by Johnny Depp – about
brilliant singer/songwriter, Irish folk punk, hard drinker, and survivor SHANE
, the unique voice and face of the equally brilliant THE POGUES
for years, was announced. And now we have more details.

The docu is directed by renowned filmmaker Julien Temple, who also canned the
Sex Pistols movie The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle as well as docs on the Pistols
and the Clash.

Crock Of Gold — A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
is coming to theaters and VOD next December.

Here’s the fairytale trailer


Coming Soon! BUZZCOCKS SINGLES 1977-1980


Between November 1977 and December 1980 Manchester legends BUZZCOCKS ruled
the alternative punk pop world in the UK, releasing a run of thrilling singles which 40
years later transcend time or categorisation.

All twelve of those revolutionary 45s are collected here remastered from the original
tapes in the original Malcolm Garrett designed sleeves. The great box also contains a
36-page booklet written by acclaimed author and punk chronicler Clinton Heylin.

Out 15th January. More info & pre-order facilities here.

A singles box? Buzzcocks don’t mind…

Vote For BELLY To Have Their Collection Of B-Sides, Rare EP Tracks & Covers On VINYL

10 October 2020

Boston’s power-pop band BELLY scored a terrific
comeback in 2018 with grand album Dove.

Now the quartet plans a limited vinyl production, a double LP
of B-sides, rare EP tracks, and some pretty cool covers. See
full tracklist of BEES below.

Run Out Groove is a vinyl-only label that releases high-quality,
limited-number pressings of fan-chosen records. Each month
a couple of potential releases are presented for a vote and the
one that receives the most fan interest goes into pre-order
for one month only, and then gets pressed.

Turn Up The Volume picked 3 tracks that should already be
convincing enough to vote and hear these three beauties and
so much more on vinyl…

(One of the B-sides of hit single Gepetto – 1992

(Jimi Hendrix cover)

(One of the B-sides of single Now They’ll Sleep – 1994)

I just give my vote. Let’s make this happen
together right here, via this link

The tracklist:

Side One– Dancing Gold, Star (full-band version), Dream On Me, Sweet Ride, Trust In Me
Side Two– Diamond Rib Cage, Sexy S, Baby’s Arm, Broken, It’s Not Unusual
Side Three– Are You Experienced, Spaceman, Hot Burrito #1, Think About Your Troubles, Hushabye Mountain
Side Four– Lilith, John Dark, Judas Mon Coeur (French version), Thief

BELLY: Facebook

THE WHITE STRIPES Announce ‘GREATEST HITS’ Album And Share Live Clip

6 October 2020

The rollicking blues tandem THE WHITE STRIPES (1997–2011) revealed that
a GREATEST HITS will arrive on 4th December. Pre-order facilities here.

To celebrate the release the band shared a live video of BALL AND BISCUIT
(from 2003 LP Elephant) performed live at Shibuya-AX in Tokyo in 2003.

Hit it Meg, sing it Jack


Fantastic memory – Brussels – In a 150 cap. club and had a chat with cool Jack

One Of His Most Remarkable Records – Deluxe Edition Of ‘NEW YORK’ By LOU REED Out Now!

5 October 2020

With NEW YORK late NYC genius LOU REED made one of his greatest albums ever. His fifteenth LP appeared on 10 January 1989 and the critics, and fans of course, praised this remarkable record, rightly so, euphorically.

A 3CD/DVD/2LPs deluxe edition is out now. It features a 2020 remaster, and includes
a live version of the entire album on CD assembled from various performances on Lou Reed’s 1989 tour. The second CD features the non-album track ‘The Room’, the solo acoustic rendition of ‘Busload of Faith’ and the single version of ‘Romeo Had Juliette’, as
well as ‘Work Tape’ or ‘Rough Mixes’ of tracks from the album. A couple of encores from
an August 1989 performance at The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia complete this disc.

Pitchfork: “A new reissue highlights the ongoing relevance of Lou Reed’s opus about his hometown in the era of AIDS and Reaganism, a protest album unlike any other.”

Stream it all here…

LOU REED: Facebook


PINS – New Queens Of Disco Pop Release 5-Track LIVE EP On 2nd October

22 September 2020

I guess you know by now that Turn Up The Volume can’t stop making noise about Manchester’s amazones PINS, one the coolest bands on this troubled planet. Earlier
this year the new queens of disco pop released one of the best longplayers of the year
with their 24/7 party extravaganza album HOT SLICK. An extensive tour was planned
but that vicious coronavirus screwed up our way of life with indie musicians and live venues unfortunately part of the many severely affected groups.

But PINS do not let their ponytails hang down. A 5-track Live EP will
make us get up, shake our hips, and dance around the kitchen table.

Like this

(Thx to mancmusic)

Here’s how: “Unfortunately due to government regulations the current situation re COVID-19 the shows this Autumn are unable to proceed as planned. We are working on which dates we are able to reschedule. In the meantime we’d like to share a live EP with you, it is digital format only and you can pay as much or as little as you would like. Your support means everything to us and will help us to continue to make music! We cannot wait to see you again soon.”

ALL INFO about the pre-order facilities HERE.

PINS: Facebook

(Belgium 2017 – photo by Turn Up The Volume!)