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).

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

THE BUREAU : Studio Album & Extras

The Bureau formed from the ashes of the first Dexy's Midnight Runners lineup in late 1980 and included "Merton" Mick Talbot amongst their line up. A pairl of singles were released in 1981, and an abum recorded, though this was unreleased in the UK at the time. This is posted here, along with four bonus single tracks. A live album will be posted soon...

Many thanks to Deco for this material...

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  1. Great post, I love the Dexys, The Style Council (not so sure about the Merton Parkas, though ;-) and I've never heard the Bureau. It seems that the link is wrong: it's Hugh Cornwell again!

    Thanks for all the good music

    Alvy Singer

  2. OOPS !! shurely shome mishtake... yeah sorry about the link error. The sharecode for the Bureau is now in place so the file can be downloaded. Thanks for pointing out the error Alvy !!

  3. cheers ! great post, It's a shame Kevin Rowland ditched the brass section in favor of the strings...

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