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).

Thursday, 19 January 2012

DEAF SCHOOL : Hardman House Hotel, Liverpool, 24/6/88 (2x CD)

This 24 carat gem marks the blog's 2nd anniversary...
download, enjoy & leave a comment...
Sincere thanks to Phil for this cracker, recorded in Liverpool, 1988 by the reformed Deaf School. There have been a few technical issues related to posting this, & Phil has gone above and beyond the call of duty to get it to the blog. As such, I trust there will be a few comments for him - there must be more fans out there other than Phil, Geoff & myself ! 

This has more than a few links with the fabled Stiff Records - Suggs, Clive Langer & the legendary Nick Lowe - he should have been on the list of bass players recently named in the c-box discussion.

As always with "guest posts" I've included Phil's original link then uploaded it to Rapidshite as a back up. I'm also chasing their three John Peel Sessions, so hopefully I'll be able to post them soon...


What A Way To End It All
Shake Some Action
Get Set Ready Go
Hi Jo Hi
Nearly Moonlit Night Motel
Golden Showers
Morning After
I Wanna Be Your Boy
Ronny Zamora (My Friend)
Shipbuilding [Clive Langer Vox]
It Should've Been Me
I'll Lay Down & Die In Your Love
Capaldi's Cafe

Second Honeymoon
Blue Velvet
Moonlight Rider
Final Act
My Boyfriend's Back [Bette Bright Vox]
Peace, Love & Understanding [Nick Lowe Vox]
My Girl [Suggs Vox]
What A Way To End It All
Final Act



PS (18.1.12) Just got the 3x BBC Sessions as extras on the reissued albums, plus a Radio One Live In Concert... coming to your favourite blog soon...


  1. thanx to phil- cool stuff.sorry to nick lowe-("he should be on the list...,")


    what should i say ? I do not remember exactly my first visit on your site. but i know:It was love at first sight.....
    and i`m still in love.
    respect to you ! it`s not always easy to have a blog. thanx for your work and your amazing post`s over the last 2 years.

    and a hearty hi and respect to the gang/the cbox diciples/the football expert round/ the like minded people-yes! i can call you:my friends.
    hi to :martin (my "old"blogbrother)
    ,jonny,ian,deco,rodd,nicola,phil and all i forget

  2. Just like to say Happy Anniversary and ditto everything Pauli said above.
    Keep up the hard work,I know it feels like a slog sometimes.We will all try and help you with some wonderful gems.
    Also thanx to Stevie D for the original link.

  3. Oh yeah can't wait for more Deaf School!!

  4. i forgot to say AND i agree phil "Oh yeah can't wait for more Deaf School!!"
    all the best

  5. can you plese reup DEAF SCHOOL : Hardman House Hotel, Liverpool, 24/6/88 thanks..

  6. I second that for the Deaf School upload