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).

Saturday, 12 March 2011

THE DRONES : Further Temptations (1977)

Classic '77 Punk Band from my hometown... The Drones shared the bill with many bigger names of the period, including Joy Division, The Stranglers, Buzzcocks & so on, though never really made it themselves, disbanding in 1979. They left behind a small but decent canon of work, including an EP, LP and several singles.

This album was released in December 1977 - today's post features the 1993 re-release with loads of bonus tracks rounding up the non album vinyl sides.


  1. Oh Skamanc,what can i say ?
    S-U-P-E-R-B !!!!
    Drone me more n more n more.
    Thanks a million.

  2. Many thanks Mr Ska! Always meant to check these guys out since hearing "Persecution Complex" on the old "Live at the Electric Circus" 10" EP.

  3. There was an album 'Take Shelter- Live In Japan 1997' 25 tracks. Can't remember which blog it came from? (maybe if capt.crawl works it could tell us).

  4. Nice to see The Drones featured here. I was responsible for the, "Further Temptations" album cover design. At that time I managed my own design studio "Art in Heaven" in London's Soho, specialising mostly in graphics for the music business.

    Ross J Waters/ Art in Heaven