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).

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS : Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (30th Anniversary Edition)

Here we have one of the classic debut albums of all time, Searching For The Young Soul Rebels" (1980). Remastered and reissued last year, with a 2nd disc of extras, some familiar & some not. This bonus disc features various non album B sides, Peel & other Radio Sesison tracks, plus EMI Manchester Square demos.

I've spent the evening converting a huge FLAC file to MP3, then splitting the tyracks into the 2x cds as intended. I've been listening as I've been working & this material remains marvellous, evocative stuff that I strongly advise you to download NOW. Kevin Rowland remains a unique, maverick oddball (and quite possibly a nutter too), though also a GENIUS.



Dedicated to my mate Calvin Bailey.


  1. Simply an awesome album, thanks for this one mate.

    A request do you have the recent Tenpole Tudor album "Made It This Far" by any chance?

    Keep up the good work skamanc.

    Marky Dread.

  2. short and sweet : a brilliant record.
    thanx mate and a big thanks for your work.
    yours pauli

    P.S. 3 disc`s on the way.....u know- the german british cultural exchange goes on and on and on....

  3. Hi Marky. Sorry mate - ain't got that one, though maybe one of the other guys may turn it up... anyone ???

    Danke Pauli. Look forward to receiving them mate.

  4. Sorry mate no Tenpole Tudor this end, Dexys is a class album extras look great as well,ps Herr Pauli,I hope the cultural exchange does go on and on, you have sent some dynamite links mein freund

  5. Been driving for approx 3.5 hours today & had these 2s discs on repeat... 'kin magic !

  6. Was only listening to this Yesterday !! Absolute fantastic recording.

  7. Easily one of THE best debuts ever, in the British music cannon........you can bet your donkey jacket on it !!

  8. Thanks to all for the comments - this is what a blog is all about! I've loads more Dexys on the HDD - have to dig some out & get the files posted

  9. OK. Coming up Dexy's wise are Rowland's "My Beauty" album, Rockpalast 1983 & a shortish file from Koln (Cologne) 1980... will try to get 'em drafted before I collapse with complete exhaustion

  10. Thanks SMH, keep up the good work ;-)

  11. great simply great much appreciated

  12. any chance of re-up links; lost my hard drive