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.



  1. DAVE SEZ - employee of the year !!!

    as usal wonderful post. DANKE MATE !

    thanx for a wonderful blog year, for wonderful post and thanx to the fucking best gang in the whole www.

    njoy the new years eve (don`t drink to much)
    and see you all in 2013

    yours Herr Pauli

  2. Thanks Herr Pauli for all your support of skamanc and indeed of myself - but ;-) actually "self-employed of the year" like skamanc is going to be, so let's wish him all the best with that, and you'll find a couple of extra New Year presents in the comments here:


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  3. cheers dave and skamanc for this gem,happy new year lads!

  4. Cheers for this skankman and Dave all the best for the new year to you both and those you hold dear.

  5. Now that's what I call a virtual New Year's party - me, skamanc, Herr Pauli and the great gobshyte and nuzz all together on one post. Way ta go! Have a Happy New Year to you all, cheers Dave Sez.

  6. Thanks Skamanc !!!

  7. Wow, amazing stuff. Killer blog

  8. Great post! Always a wonderful moment when I come across Kevin Coyne stuff I don't have and I don't have this!

    It's been a while so I've blogged regularly but I'm firing up again and I'm wondering if it would be cool with you to add Skaman to my blogroll on my new mix blog? Would love it if you'd do the same for me. Please check it out:


    I have an older blog that has rather been neglected of late as it's so much work that you were kind enough to add to your blogroll. It's this one:


    I also contribute mixes to the following podcast site:


    If any or all appeal, I would be deeply grateful if you would consider adding them to your blogroll. Regardless, I'd like to add Skaman to SpinonaSixpence. Let me know.


    Neil/Fray D Jay

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  10. Cheers top man!!

  11. Very interesting! Thanks!!

  12. Thank you so much! (Coming from Global Groove.)

  13. Cheers Dave Sez...lost count of how many times I've said that! And to you Skamanc :D