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).

Saturday, 20 November 2010

THE CARPETTES : The Best Of...

For Martin & Jimmy - thanks for your ongoing help lads !
Best Of compilation courtesy of Martin...

Check out their great website, including some rare downloads :

Also check out a clip from the Old Grey Whistle Test (1980)


  1. Thanx Mate, amazing band, nice touch with the youtube clip,they took the punk/reggae train might catch them if they tour again

  2. Hi SKAMANC, hi Martin
    thank`s for the link and the youtube clip.great compilation.

    i hope city, leeds and st. pauli have a succestful weekend. my team against mcclaren`s wolfsburg. mcclown ? i remember this name !
    thanks for a wonderful music week on your great blog ! SKAMANC (and now in german) "Du bist klasse"

  3. McClaren ? The wally with the brolly !! Thanks Pauli. good luck likewise.

  4. THE WALLY - 3 million euro contract ! the owner of wolfsburg is VOLKSWAGEN ...
    so McClaren has an secure income and a car ...

  5. Hallo Skaman
    Just discover your great blog and want to know if you plan to re-upload the dead links in the future.
    It s such a pitty tones of great stuff remains broken.
    All the best.

  6. I repair dead links when they are reported, ie by post title. (eg Costello - Seattle - repaired yesterday). I haven't ther time nor inclination to check them all on a daily basis.

    PS Pauli - McClaren - not such a wally then...?? Long as he's never England Boss again - Harry Redknapp for me !

  7. hi folks.
    just wondering whats goin on here to be honest,as the website link has nothing to do with us,the tracks on the player are two demo's, recorded by George and myself(JimmyD) Via the internet,whilst i lived in the USA, and a poor quality version of Small Wonder.i dont know how you got the demos songs, or decided it was cool to share them on here,but itd be nice to be at least asked,you know?

    JimmyD(The Carpettes)