8: A Way With Headwear

Yeeeeah, we’re a month late but better late than never. The first episode of 2019 sees us delving into the world of fictional bands and musicians from our favourite 80s and 90s “youth entertainment” TV shows. From a guitar playing werewolf to a ginger haired pre-teen rapper, we present to you some of the formative musical inspirations from our youth. Which is a long winded way of saying “Bushie finally got to talk about Joey Jeremiah”

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7: It’s The End Of The Year As We Know It..

Yep, it’s the least wonderful time of the year – the time where everyone feels the urge to throw their lists of what their favourite records of the year were  and hey,we’re no different..and so we present to you our 10 collective favourite albums of the year. Sort of.

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5: HAUNTED HOUSE MUSIC


Welcome friends to the first Grump Up The Volume Halloween Extravaganza! Join Jamie and Bushie at a haunted house party as we unleash ten tracks of terpsichorean terror for your entertainment. A collection of blood curdling curios  and witching hour winners from the darkest corners of our musical attics, with the usual absolute bullshit thrown in between. Read on if you dare..

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4: ARZOLA!!!

WE’RE BAAAAACK! After taking the summer off accidentally we return to school you on the life and times of the one and only “Sexy Saxman” Tim Capello wot dun did that song in The Lost Boys innit? We also manage to cover naughty chocolates, the thin line between Southpark and Dirty Dancing,wandering dogs, 80s Yuppie Crime drama, potentially breaking Carly Simon’s toes, how heroin affects the hips, and David Fucking Yow. Tim Capello is an absolute dude. We still believe. Do you?

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3: Thank You Mr. Branca

Nope, we’re not lampooning anyone (well, bar John Cage) in this episode. This time around we pay our respects to the late great Glenn Branca,and discuss both his own work and his place in the wider scheme of things. The original plan was a family tree but really, it’s more of a bird’s nest, taking in Theatre, Guitar Composition, Neutral Records, the Brian Eno/Mr Burns parallell, and Waterford’s top teenage Sonic Youth based dance routine.

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1: Flame Retardant Drug Hair

In the first episode, we take a whistle stop tour through some of the horrendous results of 80s hardcore punk bands opting to move into more Rock N’Roll territory. From Boston straightedgers embracing Pub Rock to an English record so bad neither of us have ever been able to listen to it from start to finish, by way of flame retardent drug hair, John Farnham and a 1920’s 9-11…

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