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).

Monday, 7 November 2011

THE WILDE FLOWERS 1965 - 69 (Early Soft Machine / Canterbury)

Great compilation of all the surviving tracks cut by The Wilde Flowers between 1965 & '69, though most apparently date from 65 - 6. Chiefly remembered these days for including various members of Soft Machine & Caravan as well as other players from the Canterbury prog scene.

A mixture of period R&B with burgeoning psychadelia... freakbeat really.

For Herr Pauli - thanks for the unique & very thoughtful gift mate ! Already on the wall ready for New Year!


  1. first of all: thanx for the great canterbury stuff.

    THE GIFT: it`s my way to say thank u. you gave me and the gang wonderful music. your cbox is a wonderful place to talk with friends and blogbrothers.all in all: a great blog and a real "social network" that`s bloging at his best.

  2. I agree Herr Pauli, mate i would never off heard any of this freak beat stuff, i really like it thanx for all this