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).

Monday, 4 October 2010

SHREDS : The Best of Early '90s American Underground Rock Pt1

1993 saw the release of approximately 4000 singles by American bands and independent labels. The vast majority of these were either put out by micro - labels, or by the bands themselves, generally in pressings in the 50 - 500 range. Since it is impossible to keep up with the glut of releases, many of these singles are gradually discovered over the years, becoming highly sought after by collectors worldwide. The selections included here are not intended as a comprehensive representation of American indie music, but as a sampling of some of the years best singles. Hopefully this glimpse of the iceberg's tip will help you find alternatives to the corporate sound alike "alternative" bands, and the gimmick laden show biz wannabees, who are backed by the irresistible marketing muscle of some of the world's lagest and most powerful multi-national corporations.

Here is Volume 1 of the Shreds compilation, with three more to follow soon :


  1. There's some great stuff on these compilations. I'm missing Volume 4 if anyone has a copy...