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).

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Alex Chilton RIP

Not a new post - still pissed off here with the lack of response... This is just to repost the recent Big Star compilation, in light of Alex Chilton's untimely death yesterday. Chilton's beautiful composition "September Gurls" is also available on the file player @ the top of the blog. http://rapidshare.com/files/360420165/Big_Star_-_The_Best_Of_Big_Star.rar Here's a short News piece I googled : Alex Chilton has died at the age of 59. Longtime friend John Fry said that the Big Star founder passed away in an emergency room in New Orleans, Louisiana after suffering from heart problems, CNN reports. Fry said: "Obviously, we are all stunned and deeply saddened at this news." "I'm crushed. We're all just crushed," he added to Commercial Appeal. "This sudden death experience is never something that you're prepared for. And yet it occurs." Fellow Memphis musician Van Duren said: "When some people pass, you say it was the end of an era. In this case, it's really true. It puts an end to the Big Star thing, and that's a very sad thing." Chilton started his music career as a member of the Box Tops before founding Big Star, who released the critically-acclaimed 1970s albums #1 Record, Radio City and Third/Sister Lovers. Big Star released a comprehensive 98-track box-set last year titled Keep An Eye On The Sky. The reformed band were due to play at the South by Southwest music festival in Texas this weekend


  1. for me, march 17th has ceased to be st. patrick's day, it will always now be remembered as -the day alex chilton died- thanx for sharing some big star etc., happy to find that odd stuff here!
    amazing blog, made it thru the whole thing, after 3 days!
    also wonderful to find anything by ol' billy childish, discovered him with thee headcoats in seattle in '91 opening for mudhoney, part of a period of musical awakening for me ;)
    also lucky enuf to see big star in s.f. around '94, fell in love with chilton & his ilk...
    many thanx & praises!