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, 17 February 2012

THE SOFT MACHINE : Hendrix Tour, USA 1968

Thanks to Ian (Toronto) for this 110% gem - just converted it from FLAC to MP3 for the convenience of downloaders. These 3x concert extracts round up the existing material from the Softs' 1968 US Tour where they supported the Jimi Hendrix Experience. All are audience recordings but essential all the same, as they are the last gigs featuring Kevin Ayers, who was then replaced by the Soft's roadie, one Hugh Hopper . (Recall the great bass players c-box discussion recently with Pauli & myself both rating him).

Tracks 1-10 = Coliseum Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, 11/8/68
Tracks 11-16 = Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland, 16/8/68
Tracks 17-20 = Hollywood Bowl, 13/9/68.

This material has been released under different titles (& with different covers / artwork), including "Dada Insanity Vol 3" and "The Soft Machine Conquers America 1968). Some of the artwork is included on the file...

For Herr Pauli & SK (Rugby).


  1. YEAH ! "toronto" ian !!!! a big DANKE for a great recording. and SURE a big DANKE to skamanc.

    1968 - hendrix and soft machine....i`m sure : they had a lot of fun backstage...

    i hope more and more people discover soft machine
    it`s really an amazing band with great musicians.

    thanx again
    R.I.P. huge hopper