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 : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

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).

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Gene Clark : Aircraft and More (Live, Ebbett's Field, Denver, 1974)

Another Gene Clark rarity... This time a live set recorded @ Ebbett's Field, Denver Co in 1974.

Gene Clark : White Light (1971) & Roadmaster (1972)

Two more albums from Gene Clark's post Byrds / solo canon : 1971's"White Light" (aka "Gene Clark") and "Roadmaster" from 1972. Have a listen - some real gems buried here...Clark's leaving the Byrds and untimely death mean that he still does not receive the acclaim his talent deserved. End of sermon...

Gene Clark : Hidden Treasures Vol 1

Interesting compilation of out-takes, demos & the like by the ex Byrds frontman / songwriter. From a variety of sources, so sound quality varies...

Madness, Glasgow SECC, 12/12/06

Just received anonymously - been scanned & all clear, so here's Madness, Glasgow SECC, 12/12/06. For all Nutty fans North of the Border...& cheers to the mystery contributor !!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Gene Clark with The Gosdin Brothers (1967)

This was the ex Byrd's first album after leaving the band, and it is an excellent one. Essential listening... More Gene Clark to follow...

The Times : Pop Goes Art (1981)

Here's the 1981 Times album "Pop Goes Art", as requested by blog fan Jimmy. Enjoy... Thanks to Fintan for the file...

Small Faces : The Decca Anthology 1965-67

Billed as the complete Decca Anthology - contains some filler though also some absolute classics. There are also some solo tracks (from Marriott & Winston 45's)  for the completist...

Blues & Soul Masters

Reasonable compilation - some run of the mill tracks & some more obscure. Ideal for an in car CD...
Vol 1Vol 2

Monday, 29 March 2010

Pulp : Glastonbury 1995

Madness @ The Seaside, December 2009 (Brighton & Bournemouth)

More Madness gigs from December 2009. First up is Bournemouth (1/12/09), followed by Brighton from the following day. Please leave comments,etc as they've become a bit sparse again just recently ...
Bournemouth Part1Pt2

Madness : Serbia 12/7/09 & France 28/8/09 - Festivals

Two recent Festival appearances by Madness : Exit (Serbia 12/7/09) & Rock-en-Seine (France, 28thAugust). More Madness posts coming very soon. Watch this space...comments please !

Madness : Belfast 7/12/07

Madness, captured live in Belfast on December the 7th, 2007. Does exactly what it says on the sleeve...For my old muckers Martin MacAleese (Belfast) & Mark Campbell (Larne). It's been too long lads !

Madness, Point Depot Dublin, 6/12/03

More Madness in the Emerald Isle - this time its Dublin, 6th December 2003. This one is for Dubliners & blog visitors / contributors Decco & Mark. Many thanks lads !!

Madness Goes To Tipperary : 1/8/93

This gem was tucked away on a data dvd along with a load of other Madness files. Download & enjoy, but don't forget to leave a comment ! Dedicated to my late mate Tom Ahearn, who came from Carrick - en- Suir, Co Tipperary. Never forgotten...

Sunday, 28 March 2010

The Damned / Doomed London Gigs 1977 - 1981

Last in the Damned series (for now) : Good vinyl rip of the Foxes @ The Sundown (18/8/77), OK soundboard from the Royal College of Art (as "The Doomed") on 19/10/78 & a reasonable vinyl rip from Hammermith Odeon, 13/8/81.

The Damned : Portsmouth, Los Angeles & Southampton (1977)

More live Damned tonight : Portsmouth Locarno Ball Room 20/3/77 (last date of the T-Rex tour), Starwood Club, LA (18/4/77) & Southampton University ( 20/5/77). The first two are good audience tapes, while the third is a decent (if slighty bassy) vinyl rip.

Julie Driscoll : 1969

Some great responses to the recent Julie Driscoll material, so here's "1969" - Julie's debut solo album. Hard to categorise as it displays a wide range of influences but that great voice is a constant...

The Damned : Birmingham (77), New York (77) & Croydon (79)

More Damned this afternoon...first up is a reasonable quality audience tape from the Birmingham Odeon (17/3/77). This is followed by a good audience recording of both sets from CBGB's, New York (7/4/77), and finally the Croydon Greyhound (14/1/79) - some audible crackling though VERY RARE !!