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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.

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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).

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

THE PRISONERS : TV clips, live footage & more Part 1

It will not come as a surprise to regular visitors to the blog that I retain an obsession with Medway's finest... The Prisoners. Over a quarter of a century now since I first saw 'em (supporting The Ramones, Manchester Apollo). Nonchalant young music snob that I was... left the Apollo after they'd finished their support set...

Been meaning to have a look through the clips I've saved on "my favourites" on youtube" & surpise, surprise, there was quite a lot of Prisoners stuff.

Dedicated to fellow Prisoner fans T.C, Nicola (Italy) & Dougal (Liverpool)

Includes a great version of "Reaching My Head" from The Tube, 1984, as released
on the "Four on Four EP". Prisoners segment approx 6mins in...

Live TV footage, 1985. Live favourite and album track. (Actually titled "Explosion
On Uranus")

Cover of the Joe 90 TV theme. Had to include this for novelty value. Got this in
the car on a Prisoners CD & the kids won't let me play anything else just now...

Rare live footage of "Melanie", France (Rennes ??), December 1983.

More Prisoners, Prime Movers, Solarflares, Graham Day & The Gaolers +++ clips on the way soon... Wish I'd thought of the clip post before !!


  1. hallo mein freund
    great idea with the clip`s. I love the prisoners fantastic band.
    and the SOLARFARES one of my favourites.
    HEY ! your blog, your daily post`s and my auditory canals are still in LOVE ;)
    your`s pauli
    and special greetings to martin

  2. My brother Juan is gone to heaven
    he showed me the music

  3. hi jimmy,
    your words going straight to my heart. i know exact what you mean.my brother R.F.G. is gone to heaven in 2005 and he was my "musicteacher" and the best friend i ever had.
    all the best wishes
    Herr Pauli

  4. Just in the house - been out since 06.45 - got some stuff to do for college though I also want to try & do part 2 of this Prisoners thing... I'll see how I'm fixed for time later tonight...

  5. Part 2 is done & dusted... will be posted very soon.