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).

Friday, 8 April 2011

THE VAPORS : Turning Japanese / Best Of

Here's a follow - up to the recent Vapors posts. This includes a live track plus several hard to find non album B sides so is well worth a download & sift through.

Dedicated to regular blog contributor Martin & Pete from the shit - hot "Back To The Fire" blog.

Picked this up on the home Thursday evening, from an excellent shop near Burnage station (South Manchester). 7 titles all told for 20 quid - bargain !!  Motown Mary Wells & Smokey / Miracles collections, a Mitty Collier compilation plus a handful of Bluetones albums... all coming to the blog soon.

If he gives me a few freebies next visit I'll stick a feck - off big ad on the blog for the shop...


  1. anything rare by the vapors is welcome mate nice one, as for the Bluetones what a superb band they were, live and studio, saw them many many times in my britpop phase, lost touch after a while with there output, but got some of there singles lying about.

  2. many thanx
    for this one


  3. Wouldn't happen to have been Sifters record store was it?

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