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).

Thursday, 30 December 2010

THE KINKS : Fillmore West 29/11/69

Last post for 2010, plus its my Birthday today so here's an absolute cracker - The Kinks live @ the Fillmore West in November 1969. Ray Davies is a bona fide genius & his repertoire over the years speaks for itself. Download this gem & enjoy.

For all my regular visitors & contributors, plus Kinks fan Cockney Steve.



Here's a little bonus - a version of "Days" - one of Davis' best songs for me...

Friday, 24 December 2010

THE PRISONERS : Fabrik, Hamburg, August 4th 1994.

A repost (upon request) with slightly tweaked sharecodes. (All working @ time of post though I find Megaupload works best). This excellent Hamburg show was recorded at the Fabrik, August 4th 1994 (on the Reunion Tour). MAXIMUM thanks & respect to T.C. for originally sharing this with us all...
above - The Prisoners' Graham Day

Just like to take this opportunity to wish all blog visitors & contributors a very Happy Christmas & a Happy New Year. Special mentions to Martin, Pauli, TC, Phil plus all those listed at the top. A further dedication goes out to all the men & women of the British Armed Forces around the world. (Special greetings to mate & neighbour Cpl Norbury of the Lancs Anti Tank Platoon, currently in Cyprus awaiting deployment to Afghanistan).

Got a great tape, cd or pc file sitting around ? Why not send it in to the blog & share it with like minded people ? Look forward to hearing from you.... See you in 2011

Sunday, 19 December 2010

THE PRISONERS : Cricketers, Kennington, 9/5/85

Thanks again to TC !!
This is what blogging is all about - when you receive 25 year old gems like this! For Prisoners fans everywhere & a Merry Chrsitmas / Happy New Year to all blog visitors & contributors.

Set List : Be On Your Way; Coming Home; Deceiving Eye; Explosion On Uranus; F.O.P; Hide and Seek; Hurricane; Hush; I Am The Fisherman; Intro (End of the night & Stairway To Heaven spoof intro); Joe 90; Maybe I Was Wrong; Melanie; Night Of The Nazgul; Nobody Wants Your Love; Reaching My Head; Roadrunner; Tell Her; The Drowning; Thinking Of You (Broken Pieces) & Whenever I'm Gone.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

THE DAGGERMEN : Cricketers, Kennington, 9/5/85

Huge "THANKS" to T.C. for this & the forthcoming Prisoners set from the same date / venue. May 9th 1985 saw The Daggermen & The Prisoners play the Cricketers Pub by Kennington Oval Cricket ground, London SE11. I saw Wilko Johnson there several times during my working days in The Smoke...
Set List : Bad Boy; Can't Live A Day Without You; Circles; Get Ready; I Wish You Were Mine; Losing My Loving; No Reason; One More Letter; Rollin' Over; Rumble; Shakin' All Over; You Can Tell Me Lies & You Were Meant To Be.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

THE PRISONERS : TV Clips, Live Footage & More...Part 3

In a typically unimaginative move I'm posting a third instalment of some youtube footage of the Prisoners & related this afternoon. Absolutely essential stuff... For TC, Dougal & Nicola.

Here is the rare  Prisoners version of "Pigeon Toed Orange Peel" (from the club scene in Clint Eastwood's 1968 movie "Cogan's Bluff". The audio (courtesy of long standing blog friend Dougal, can be found elsewhere on the blog)...

Next is the studio version of "Revenge of the Cybermen". No photo montage here, but I've included it as another movie tie -in. Remember in the original "Get Carter" ? The music in the dance hall scene sounds suspiciously like this...

Back to the presentnow with Graham Day & the Gaolers. This version of "Be On Your Way" was taped @ Le Cirk, Dublin, 8/5/10.

"I'm Alive" by the Prime Movers, featuring Day & Crockford (1989). Enjoy...

Monday, 13 December 2010


Yeah, I've finally pulled me finger out & done the raffle draw...
2x entrants wanted to remain anonymous (it's not the feckin lottery...), but the less modest winners out there are :

Steve Preece (Signed Specials Book)

Mike Dawson (Madness DVD set)

Peter Hickey (Rare Suggs Cassingle - remeber them ?)

Plus the three following runners up - please e-mail me for a list of CD & DVD bootlegs & I'll do you one of your choice (or a data disc with loads on - your choice)...

Kevin Lui (Lancs) ; Stephen Emmerson (Derbys) & Jason Flanagan (Leics).

Congrats to the above plus thanks to all entrants - every penny of the £38 went to Help for Heroes. Prizes will be shipped very soon & please can the runners up e-mail me asap.

Madness : De Montfort Hal, Leicester, 4/12/10

Many thanks to Luke Skawalker for this recent Madness gig, De Montfort Hall,  December 4th.
Normal service will hopefully be resumed soon - Mrs SM has been delayed in Malawi & I am puling out what is left of me barnet being home alone with the kids.... HELP !!

Friday, 10 December 2010

THE CHAMELEONS : Gallery, Manchester.

The usual "THANKS!" to Phil Morris.
I never managed to see them @ the Gallery (now demolished), though I saw The Truth amongst others there over the years...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

THE FUZZTONES : Leiden (Netherlands) 3/5/85

For Martin & Nicola...

Apologies for the ongoing inactivity...
Currently in the library as no broadband access
at all at home....

Sunday, 5 December 2010

THE CHAMELEONS VOX : KEXP Studios, Seattle, 21/9/10.

Courtesy of PHIL - recent Chameleons Vox Radio Session from the States.
Chameleons Vox, Bolton, 8/5/10
Have a look through youtube - loads more clips available, including KEXP footage... This track always meant a great deal to me...Now here's the original version :

Thanks for all the messages of support recently - I'm trying to get back on an even keel though just so busy being on my own with the kids. I'll be sorting the raffle out also - sadly I sold so few tickets that I donated the lot to the Charity rather than buying in a load of prizes. A list of winners will be posted asap.