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 !
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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).
Thanks to Dave Sez for the URL for this excellent radio broadcast...
I may have been a bit cheeky in copping it from another blog, but its happoened to me enough times...
For Herr Pauli, Dave & all other Devoto fans.
02. I'm A Party
04. The Light Pours Out Of
05. You Never Knew Me
06. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin
Shot By Both Sides
08. Song From Under The Floorboards
Hello, here's a quick update on what we've been doing, are doing and going to do...
New bassist Mole (ex-Embrooks and also drummer for The Higher State) has settled in like a true pro after our recent gigs in Belgium and France. Next stop is a home town gig next Friday 30th November at Live Transmission, Victoria St, Rochester (underneath the Royal Function Rooms). Admission £5
Our single 'Modern Love Affair/Can't Get Away From Myself' is now available on CDR from our website. The two tracks that didn't quite make it onto the recent album were going to be a download and gig-only purchase, but due to overwhelming demand (ie a couple of complaints from people who can't get to gigs and also hate downloads) you can now buy it from our online store. You can also get those horrible downloads from iTunes and our own MP3 store if you're allergic to Apple.
Speaking of our own MP3 store, we've set this up so that you can download all our stuff free from DMR restrictions of iTunes if you so desire...
The lovely 180gm vinyl version of our latest album 'Staring at the Sound is still available, as is the bog standard CD version, on the 'Store' page of our website.
There are plans afoot for a Spanish release of the CD next year.
We've got 2 Christmas party type gigs coming up in December:
Friday 14th - Fiddler's Elbow (Camden, London)
Saturday 15th - Edge of the Wedge (Southsea, nr Portsmouth)
We would most grateful for your esteemed company - either at our gigs or by your virtual presence on our website as you peruse our wares...
Former Prisoner Allan Crockford's latest outfit released an album recently (September 2012), and also have a single on release, via itunes, their own web store & as a cd-r @ gigs. Great stuff & well worth a download / purchase.
Here's some fantastic footage of The 'oo blasting through "A Quick One..." from The Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus (1968). Best part is the last section of the mini - opera, "You Are Forgiven"... ENJOY.
For Herr Pauli
Here is all its glory is the Dance Craze movie, which I have had numerous requests for over the past couple of years. Some great footage on here & an essential document of the times...
I apologise again for the lack of blog activity recently - still no pc access @ home regretfully, plus I have had to buy a new car so that's the computer savings spent unfiortunately. Still, enjoy the clips & leave a comment or three !!