More 'Shakes this afternoon...
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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.
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 !
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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).
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
To say that I am fuming & devastated is something of an understatement ...
To make maters worse, I am currently severely restricted in my ability to up / download due to Virgin having been cut off (The Mrs Phone Bill to blame) & therefore having to resort to Plan B (the T mobile dongle) yet again, with its accompanying shite data allowance.
There'll be no posts for a few days now I reckon as I take stock & see what I can sort out.
I'm desperately trying to sort out the HDD but I don't hold out much hope.
UPDATE : Turns out there are 3 bugs or viruses on various sectors of the drive (??) though the data was recoverable. YES !!! Bought a new drive so I'll be able to transfer all the file sover & breath again !!!
Posted by Skamanc at 22:47
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Further to mine & Martin's recent C-Box banter re Les Fleur De Lys, here's the album we were referring to... classic 60s Freakbeat from the obscure Southampton band...
For Gord Waring of Liverpool.
Monday, 28 March 2011
Just in from regular blog contributor TC & what a cracker !! Soundboard tape from their support slot for Spacemen 3 at the Town & Country, Kentish Town, July 1989. TC has finetuned the sound levels & even put the covers together - what a star ! Download this, blast it out & kindly leave TC a note or two in the comments section...Thanks !!
To say I was delighted to received this on data dvd from Pauli is a massive understatement. I recorded this from an FM show one Christmas about 20 years ago (onto a chrome C90 - remember them ??) and played it until the tape simply wore out. I never managed to find a repeat or a decent copy until now.
What a class bootleg & one I am honoured to be able to share with all you bloggers. This is essential stuff - god bless the BBC for saving these performances. Needless to say this is already on CD & will be a permanent fixture in the car...
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Big thanks to Jonny for this gem. I've included the original Mediafire code, as well as a new one on Rapidshare just to be on the safe side. Jonny's gone to a lot of effort to get this sounding ok & to share it, so be sure to leave a word or two of thanks for him please...
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Posted by Skamanc at 06:04
More blogger's requests granted, courtesy of Nicola's collection. Here we have the We Live To Shine / Nations of Hostility double A side & the Stroboscope EP.
Continuing Nicola's usual attention to detail, each file contains 4x pic & label shots along with the sounds themselves. I'm sure he'd appreciate a comment or two regarding these rarities...
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Here's a well known boot ("Take It Or Leave It"), from the legendary but short lived Manchester Punk / New Wave Venue, the Electric Circus. A disused cinema in Collyhurst, a not too nice part of town (& it still ain't !!) that saw the likes of The Pistols, Jam, Clash, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Magazine, Drones, Fall, Slaughter & the Dogs, John Cooper Clarke & many more play. Loads of footage shot there is available on "The Way They Were" Granada TV compilation. Here's a '77 Clash set, with The Pistols (1976) to follow...
I've been re-listening to the Floyd in a big way recently, especially the early stuff with Syd Barrett. As such, I've got a fair amount of stuff to post over the coming weeks, including BBC stuff & loads of out-takes as well as live gigs. Those of you already acquainted with the Barrett era Floyd will be well into some of the stuff to come... if you're not, then give it a go... I've alos got loads of Barrett solo, including, again, BBC & live stuff. Often shambolic, though his genius frequently shines through. Top songwriter and a great guitarist also...
For the late genius Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett, 1946 - 2006
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Dedicated to The Ox & Moon the Loon.
Posted by Skamanc at 00:33
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Posted by Skamanc at 17:04
You know the type of thing - Free Prize Draw in a High Street shop - not transerable, no cash alternative & so on. I filled a form out last Autumn then forgot all about it until today when a letter arrived... a nice voucher to use in a Music Store...
Now I've got a lovely sunburst & tortoise shell Fender Squier Jaguar and a little Vox amp, along with a few accessories. I am still in shock - I nver actually thought anyone won these competitions...
Saturday, 19 March 2011
With thanks & respect to Rodd. Make sure you download this, play it LOUD & leave him a comment or two !
Friday, 18 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Thanks to Jonny for sending the MediaFire sharecode for this. I have backed this up onto Rapidshite just in case one of 'em gets taken down. You never know...
More Medway & related always needed...
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
With thanks to Martin, who sent me a whole load on links (including this one) last week. So, as requested, here's both Vapors albums from 1980 & '81. Download, enjoy & please leave a note for Martin.