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, 28 September 2012

September Review...

Feck, I lurve this time of year... back in College, Halloween on the way & into the final stretch towards Xmas, Birthday & the new year.

Thinmgs are looking up slightly for the blog as I've managed to get a few more posts on this month. We're now approaching fast the millionth hit and the next published post (after this) will be the elusive 1000th !!

Ideas, suggestions & even potential files for this post are urgently welcomed & I look forward to hearing from you soon...

As always, yours in music (bit soppy that !?!?!?), Skamanc.

Mojo Presents... UP YOURS!! PUNK'S NOT DEAD (2003)

Another great compilation courtesy of Mojo...

PSYCH OUT ! (Mojo 2006)

Again, does exactly what it says on the sleeve...

FEED YOUR HEAD : 16 Mind Blowing Classics (2002)

Another Mojo compilation here, and what a track list / selection. I had this CD from the release of the magazine in 2002 and it saw a lot of plays.

BEYOND PUNK! (Post Punk Noise 1978 - 2005)

Marvellous stuff...


Another excellent compilation... Can, Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers... need I say more ???

TROJAN EXPLOSION : 20 Reggae Classics (Mojo 2002)

Does exactly what it says on the sleeve...

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Mojo Presents DESTROY !! (CD, 2008)

Decent compilation from Mojo magazine, released  in 2008. Wire, X Ray Spex, TV Personalities & Johnny Moped... what else do you need ???

For our mate Martin Smith (Doubtless still reeling from Leeds having the Toffees over this week) !!

Mojo Presents the Roots of The Rolling Stones (CD, 2012)

Another Mojo CD I've been meaning to post up... nothing dead rare on here but what a track listing. Bo Diddley's "Cops and Robbers" and Dale Hawkin's "Suzie Q" remain two of my all time fave tracks...

Mediafire (still having a few prob's with Rapidshare)

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

MOJO Move On Up Mod Compendium CD (2012)

The new issue of Mojo is out, including a freebie CD entitled "Move On Up". Not bad actually & I'll post it up asap.

THE JAM Just Who Is The Five O'Clock Hero? (Demo, 2.20)
THE YARDBIRDS You’re A Better Man Than I (3:15)
LEE DORSEY Ride Your Pony (2:48)
LAUREL AITKEN Bad Minded Woman (2:40)
THE BEAT Twist And Crawl (2:33)
PRINCE FATTY & HOLLIE COOK And The Beat Goes On Dub (3:03)
ANDY LEWIS (Featuring Keni Burke) (Love Is) Alive In My Heart (3:06)
AARON NEVILLE Hercules (4:11)
PAUL WELLER & TERRY CALLIER Brother To Brother (4:12)
THE MOONS Jennifer (Sits Alone) (3:20)
DEXY’S Nowhere Is Home (4:57)
BRUCE FOXTON Number Six (3:14)
WILKO JOHNSON Down By The Waterside (3:15)
THE JAM The Great Depression (Live) (3:17)

This is aMediafire link - will also be put on Rapidshite when I get time...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

DOT DASH : Winter Garden Light (2012)

Dot Dash is a four-piece band (two guitars, bass and drums) from Washington D.C.

Guitarist/singer Terry Banks and bassist Hunter Bennett were in punky power poppers Julie Ocean.

Before that, Terry was in The Saturday People (Slumberland label), Tree Fort Angst (Bus Stop label), Glo-Worm (K Records), and St. Christopher.

Guitarist Bill Crandall was in the mod/pop band Modest Proposal.

Drummer Danny Ingram began musical life in early Dischord-label punks Youth Brigade before moving on to Strange Boutique and, later, U.K. guitar-wranglers Swervedriver.

www.facebook.com/dotdashdc (band info /photos / gigs / reviews etc)

www.thebeautifulmusic.com (record label)


dotdashdc@gmail.com (contact address)

Regular visitors may recall  reviewed their last LP in 2011, so I was delighted to receive this new CD yesterday courtesy of Terry.

I've had it on in the car for the last 24 hours or so & rate this a lot. The sound / production has improved significantly compared to its predecessor & there are some great tracks on here. (PS I had an irate e-mail from the 1st producer after last year's review !!!)

Some well crafted songs & nifty playing on here.... my current faves are "La La Land" (some nice feedback & a tempo change towards the coda) & "The Past Is Another Country". I am very impressed with bassist Hunter... solid player without resorting to unnecessary flashiness. Top man...

Have a listen, see what you think & buy / download the album. Contact details are above & it can be accessed via Amazon, iTunes & eMusic as well...

Skamanc, September 2012.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

JAH WOBBLE : Live In Europe (1981 - 1983)

The usual MASSIVE thanks to Dave Sez for these gems... featuring the one & only Jah Wobble... founder member of Public Image Ltd & a wonderful bassist...


Jah Wobble - Live in Europe (1981-1983)

And, in thanks for ya recent Shriekbacks and general kindness, a punk-funk-dub post of Jah Wobble compiled from two extremely rare recordings from the Dave Sez archives:

1981 - Jah Wobble's Human Condition - Live in Europe (where?). 1981 cassette-only release, digitalized thanks to pheragan and mutant-sounds

Line up: Jah Wobble – vocals & bass; Dave (Animal) Maltby – guitar; Jim Walker - sax

01 Waves
02 The End
03 The Human Condition
04 Soundcheck
05 [Bad quality, omitted]

1982.11.21 - Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart - Vera, Groningen, Netherlands, Dutch radio show recorded thanks to http://wiels.com/

Line up: Jah Wobble – vocals & bass; Dave (Animal) Maltby – guitar; Annie Whitehead – trombone, Ollie Marland – keyboards, Cliff Venner – drums, Neville Murray – percussion

06 Introduction (1982) [0:12]
07 Hollywood 1 (1982) [7:00]
08 Jam 2 (1982) [7:41]
09 Jam 3 (1982) [8:24]
10 Jam 4 (1982) [6:17]
11 Fading (1982) [4:03]
12 Hollywood 2 (1982) [9:08]

1983.09.03 Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart - Pandora's Music Box Festival, de Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dutch radio show recorded thanks to http://wiels.com/

Line up: Jah Wobble – vocals & bass; Dave (Animal) Maltby – guitar; Annie Whitehead – trombone, Ollie Marland – keyboards, Lee Partis – drums, Neville Murray – percussion

13 Invaders (1983) [5:15]
14 Hollywood 2 (1983) [5:49]
15 Snake Charmer (1983) [4:40]
16 Brasil (1983) 4:51]

Bonus: How Much Are They from the live double cd viva!eight, recorded at the Town & Country Club, London on September 6th 1992.

17 How Much Are They (1992) [8:10]


Cheers, Dave Sez.

24/9/12: PS...

Most welcome! Slight muddle on the sources there: the Human Condition Live in Europe comes thanks to mutant-sounds who also offers us the excellent Human Condition Live at the Collegiate Theatre 1981, both here:


Phenagen (whose name I mangled, apologies) offers us an alternative download for the Collegiate Theatre here:


Go thank wiels for the excellent Dutch radio shows here:


And Jim Walker was drummer not sax, so who's blowing the horn, anyone?

Cheers, Dave Sez.

25/9/12 : PPS...

Courtesy of our friend Herr Pauli...the Bedroom Album...


password: fuckdmca

Friday, 14 September 2012


If anyone thinks I'm posing like this.....

The nearest I get is actually being an electrician lol

PS This is on no way a cheap attempt at pushing the post totals nearer to 1000...

Hang on though....now I come to think of it !!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

THE SPECIALS : Hyde Park 5/8/12

Thanks to Steve for sending the link to this file in & apologies for the slight delay in posting it up... Day off today so making good use of my free hour on the net courtesy of Manchester Libraries - underfunded, suffering cuts left, right & centre though still doing a fantastic job.

PS This is published post no 987 & the elusive 1000th creeps ever nearer. Any ideas / suggestions or actual potential files most welcome....

Monday, 10 September 2012

THE JAM : Reading University 1979

More live Jam, from the All Mod Cons era, prior to Setting Sons, judging by the set list.

More Jam including studio outtakes etc to follow in due course...

Saturday, 8 September 2012

My Apologies...

Massive apologies to the blog brethren & general visitors for the distinct lack of activity recently. (Since early August to be precise...)

Thanks to all for the e-mails etc checking I'm still alive, as well as links, files etc.

Unfortunately, I am still unable to log on @ home and have been constrained my the demands of work and loads of overtime, in an attempt to keep my head above water. In fact, I worked the whole of August with no days off and have only had one day off this month so far...

The blog is not defunct, in that I definitely plan to continue with it, when time, funds and (hopefully) a new / 2nd hand but serviceable computer  allow me to.

Thanks for your patience & ongoing, fantastic support, Andy / Skamanc / the Blogfather etc.

PS Been watching through the entire Sgt Bilko archive recently - 110% recommended!!
Phil Silvers is one of the funniest men who ever lived...