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).

Sunday, 10 October 2010

THE FALL : Liverpool 1978

"...The company air will fuck up your face..."
Early Fall gig from Liverpool, 1978. I read somewhere that this "...sounds like it was recorded on a boombox, and, knowing The Fall, it probably was". Sound quality, then, leaves a lot to be desired, but worth adding to your collection. Loads more Fall to follow... Mark E Smith, for me, remains a maverick genius...; About twice a month I go for a beer with some ex colleagues from Prestwich Hospital, and most times we see Smith in one of the local hostleries... never yet plucked up the nerve to speak to him...


  1. Thanks for this Skamanc. I remember seeing Mark E Smith on the Tube about 15 years ago, the day Bo Derek won the Fruit Gum award for the worst actress - she was catatonic. Every other word from Mark E. was "fuck" perhaps more than that! Terry Christian just let anarchy rule. I've still got the VHS tape somewhere. Great show.

  2. Remember it well & would love to see it again - have to trawl youtube...