Welcome To My Blog
Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.
Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !
Feel free to give me a shout : firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester M22, September 2016
For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!
Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).
"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).
Sunday, 24 January 2010
The Pink Floyd & The Soft Machine
Good morning. In an attempt to blot out yet another dark, wet & miserable South Manchester morning, I've decided to go for a psychedelic type post this morning. Both legendary archetypal English outfits originating in the mid 1960s, "The Floyd" & "The Softs". The Floyd post charts a band in transition, from a derivative Blues based outfit, through Syd Barrett's whimsical psychedelic pop and into burgeoning space rock. Much of this was never released officially in any form. The Soft Machine post includes their 1st two LPs. A Specials connection here is drummer Robert Wyatt, who would later work with Jerry Dammers. (See Liam-Ska's Swapo Singers post). http://rapidshare.com/files/339936900/Pink_Floyd_-_1966-1967_-_Outtakes_from_outer_space.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/339936905/The_Soft_Machine_Vols_One_Two__1968-1969_.rar