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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 !

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, 1 June 2011

THE PRISONERS : Berlin 1985 (Mixing Desk Tape)

Welcome to June & what a post to kick off the month...
Mixing Desk quality tape from Berlin, 1985. The usual heartfelt thanks to Rodd from Oz!


  1. hey rob - thanx for all your amazing stuff.
    thanx to skamanc - his wonderful blog makes it all possible.

    cheers freunde

  2. After a month offline, what a cracking post to come back to. Look forward to giving it a listen (once the 5 mins waiting time with Rapidshare is up...)

    Time to plunder the archives from the last month :)


  3. And now having flicked through the tracks, I find it's one that I have and was going to clean up and send to you later! The version I have also has Melanie, Be On Your Way, Night of the Nazgul and I Am The Fisherman and is dated '86 rather than '85. These last few tracks may be from a different gig though, the sound quality is different (but on 25 year old cassettes, shit happens).

    I'll get it de-hissed/EQ'd and posted once I've had a chance to get some real work done and make some money!

    Cheers, TC

  4. You do that TC. Any additional posts will be fantastic. As far as track listings and dates go - that's what was on the tape covers when I bought em back in the 80's!!! Maybe wrong, maybe right???
    regards Rod in Oz.

  5. Thanks to all. Like I've posted before, I'm just privileged to be able to distribute Rodd & TCs' files a bit further and to enjoy the tracks myself.

    I'm still after the Manchester Apollo Prisoners set(supporting The Ramones) from early 86... it must be out there somewhere...a great gig as I recall

  6. great stuff as usual.
    thanks Rod, Skamanc & TC

  7. awesome stuff,just been directed to your blog from another site...what a brilliant little find...so much Prisoners stuff to get,that's going to keep me busy for a while.....great to be able to hear new Prisoners stuff after 25 years...keep up the good work.All the best Graeme