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).

Sunday, 30 December 2012

THE RUTS DC & KEVIN COYNE : Sanity Stomp (1980)

Dave Sez does it again !! Had major hassles with my other e-mail account, hence the late appearance of this gem (Dec 27th). Thought I'd save it just a couple of more days to constitute my Birthday post (though I'll be at work in the PM. Shite !!)

Be sure to leave Dave a note or two please !

Kevin Coyne & Ruts DC
Sanity Stomp (1980)
mp3 @ 320

And in these chilly times, there's nothing like some ultra-rare Ruts DC to warm the cockles of your heart! After Malcolm Owen's death, the Ruts DC continued work on their own compositions whilst playing as backing band for Laurel Aitken's Peel session and this long-deleted power pop album by Kevin Coyne which includes a version of one Ruts DC song, Formula Eyes. This post is specially dedicated to skamanc for keeping his wonderful site skamanchackett.blogspot.com up for us all to enjoy. Thanks to the great poor for posting this, and Christmas cheer to you all, Dave Sez.

01. Fat Man 2:30
02. The Monkey Man 3:04
03. How Strange 2:32
04. Somewhere In My Mind 3:25
05. When (See You Again?) 2:32
06. Taking On The World 3:11
07. No Romance 4:00
08. Too Dark (One For The Hero) 2:45
09. Admit You're Wrong 3:55
10. Formula Eyes 2:09

Kevin Coyne (vocals)
Paul Fox (guitar)
Segs (bass)
Dave Duffy (drums)
Gary Barnacle (sax)
Paul Wickens (keyboards)

Produced by Paul Wickens at Berry Street Studios (engineered by David Hunt).
Double LP (only LP1 included the Ruts DC) first released Nov 1980.
CD release 1991, out of print since 1993, not commercially available.


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas...

A very Merry & Happy Christmas to all regulars & visitors. have a great day & don't over - do it !! Lurve Skamanc.
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3 years of the blog in Jan 2013....

Thursday, 20 December 2012

FRANK SIDEBOTTOM : Man City Medley / Timperley Sunset

Anarchic fun from the late Chris Sievey aka Frank Sidebottom... Genius. I pass through Timperley village on the way to work - still no news on the Statue... For Bud the Wiser.

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Time's They Are A Changin'

Here we are a full 3 weeks from the New Year & I'm in a state of great change... January the 1st is traditionally a time to make resolutions & change the not - so - good aspects of your life for the better, but I have the opportunity to geat ahead by those 21 days.

Basicaly my wife and I have split up and are now living apart (for two weeks now actually), which has given me something of a window to take stock of my life. I have made the decision to go self employed in the New Year, as I have plenty of work waiting as a sub - contractor in my trade of Auto Electrics.

I am setting up as a one - man band called "English Auto Electrics", hence the related blog site you may have seen in my links here. If I don't make some positive changes like this now, I reckon I never will, as I'm 42 years old later this month.

I have discussed this with my gaffer @ work, and he's being very supportive, letting me stay on for as few or as many shifts as I want while I take the plunge into self employment.

Obviously I will be continuing the blog, so no need to worry there...

I realise this is a big diversion from the usual blogging content, but I just wanted to get a couple of issues off my chest.

So... Thanks everyone for listening !

Thursday, 6 December 2012

THE RUTS : Strathclyde University, 3/11/79

Here's another great gig from the bulging HDD...

PS Loads more Ruts & Ruts DC in the blog archive...