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, 23 March 2011

THE CLASH : Electric Circus, Manchester, 8/5/77

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...
For Martin...


  1. Vintage Clash!!! Thank You Mr. Ska!

  2. Thanx mate,is this the gig with ginger Hucknall in the mosh pit? christ what happened to his musical direction? i was watching my sound of the seventies punk vid only last nite, the pure power of the clash can never be surpassed.

  3. Thank you very very much !!
    Clash are always welcome.

  4. Yeah this is the Circus gig filmed by Granada TV with clips on "The Way They Were" including that fat ginger rag Hucknall...

  5. Nah, Granada didn't film this gig. The footage shown on 'So It Goes' was recorded 6 months after this gig, & it was filmed at The Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle View. Apparently, the copper knob wasn't Hucknall, either - that's supposed to be a folk myth.

    PS - Cheers for the download, Bertie ;-)



  6. SHucjnall's still a fuckin rag though... 43 years ?? Fuckin Munichs get on me tits

    I might not be a bitter but Skamanc's musical taste is spot on mate

    PS That's the New Elizabethan Ball Room, Belle Vue if you want the correct spelling...

    FUCK u munich

  7. Music site but still we get thick as shit blue filth commenting. Ducking rats

  8. Music site but still we get thick as shit blue filth commenting. Ducking rats