Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Back In Action - Almost

Greetings listeners.well after a long lay off re-posts will begin at some point this week.maybe even as soon as tomorrow.i know it's been a while but hopefully there will be semi regular postings happening.Apologies for those of you waiting for re-posts you have requested, yours will be dealt with first i promise.so keep watching and i'll see you this week at some point.Gracias!!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Repost requests

2 people have left repost requests for Ranking Roger and Captain Sensible.I know i definitely have the RR set and i probably have the CS one also.BUT im away at some point from tomorrow and wont be around for a month or so but i will get on it as soon as im back.Please remind me around the end of August and ill get on it.thanks very much

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Clash on Broadway - the interviews

this is a must for those of you looking to complete your on broadway box set.its a promo disk that comprises interviews! and some tracks from the box set as well.very high quality sound and cover artwork.it was originally produced as a promotional disk for record shops when the on broadway set was first released.go out and try and buy the original issue of the set.it comes in an amazing box with 2 wonderful books : an illustrated lyrics book and a song by song breakdown of the box set itself.an essential purchase for all serious clash fans and collectors.
so its over to you to play this disk,listen,enjoy,play it again and then leave a comment.thanks!

The Clash - On Broadway disk 4 the outtakes

another quality clash bootleg this one.like the on broadway interview disk(which i will post later)this one was made up to look like it could have been an official part of the boxset.the disk is even stamped 'promotional use only'.comprising rehearsals,demos and alternate mixes etc its a great disk for your collection.track 1 is a brilliant version of 'rock the casbah' with ranking roger toasting on it.in the meantime listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
Disk 4 The Outtakes

Monday, June 24, 2019

Joe Strummer - Generations Vol. 1+2

continuing with all things joe strummer and clash related is this excellent 2cd compilation called Generations with a total of 37 tracks spread over the 2 discs. its a great compilation and definitely worth a listen, so please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Cramps - Booze Party

this is one ive not been able to find too much info on.i know the bootleg was initially a double-vinyl issue but apart from that not much else.all i know that its another excellent sound quality live c.d from the mondo-de-muebles archives that finds the cramps playing a blistering set of their demented take on all things trash and psychobilly.trashabilly if you like.anyway play this very loud,listen,do a silly dance and most of all enjoy,and leave a comment.thanks!
p.s As ive been listening to this it occurred to me that Nick Knox died just over a year ago on June 15th.he really was the coolest drummer in rock n roll. R.I.P Nick

The Clash - Atlanta 2.10.79

this is another show from the 'take the 5th tour'.The tour swings down south into Georgia and Texas but without the Undertones who left after the Toronto gig. The band and particularly Joe were excited and inspired by playing in the southern states for the first time. Money problems continued; with Epic not coming through, the road crew were particularly difficult with drastic measures needed by Johnny Green and Baker.Pennie Smith was at the gig taking photos; one at least is credited to Atlanta on the back cover of London Calling.so this is a great sounding gig but with an edge to it.i cant explain what but listen for yourselves,play it loud till the neighbours threaten to call the police,then turn it down and leave a comment.thanks!

Atlanta 79

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Beastie Boys - Mixed and Mashed

My tribute to the late great MCA Adam Yauch.its a compilation of mashups etc featuring,the clash,joe strummer,depeche mode,the ramones etc etc.theres 14 tracks in total including one which isnt a mashup but is the hard to get single 'rock hard' which samples back in black by ac/dc so it almost is.anyway whilst listening spare a moment to think of Adam and his great contribution to music from punk to hip hop and so much in between.R.I.P MCA
please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Buzzcocks - Finsbury Park 23rd June 1996

Going through a hard drive today looking for a documentary on the film director George Romero,i found this(couldnt find the documentary though!).anyway this is the buzzcocks set from the sex pistols finsbury park show in June 1996.i haven't listened to this show in years and on a day like today whilst the sun is vaguely shining,this is the perfect set to listen to.9 tracks in total all taken from what sounds like an FM broadcast (i might be wrong).I was at the show and listening to this reminded me what a great day it was.The buzzcocks are on top form here and the sound is superb.get it on your listening devices now and crank it up.then please leave a comment.thanks very much!
Buzzcocks '96 Are Go!

Keith Levene - Violent Opposition repost request

an interesting one for clash completists is this long out of print album from one time clash member keith levene."This was Levene's first proper release. 12 tracks mostly made up of instrumentals or cover versions. The majority of tracks come from his two previous EP releases" (from wikipedia).two of the cover versions are the ska classics 'liquidator' and 'double barrel'.its an interesting album and one you should like.so now you just have to listen,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!
Keith LVO

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Selecter - Live in Amsterdam

Another post for your delight and listening pleasure this evening we have a live show from the selecter recorded in amsterdam in 1980.top sound in this one from a broadcast on a dutch radio station which is why this has such brilliant sound quality.i recently got this copy from camden dave but i dont know where he got it.anyway the band are on top form in this show and is a real joy to listen to brilliant versions of classics like 3 minute hero and train to skaville.so listeners its time for you to listen to it for yourselves,enjoy it so much you want to leave a comment.thanks!
The Selecter Live '80

The Clash - Blitzkrieg Live!

Evening all,tonight's offering is a great sounding show recorded in Paris on October 16th 1978 and features 17 tracks for your listening pleasure.The show fizzes with energy and the band sound great.my favourite song on this is the version of Police and Thieves which blends nicely into "Blitzkrieg Bop"!!Anyway give the show a listen and then let me know what you think by leaving a comment.Thanks !

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Specials - Dub Mixes 2014

evening all.this is a repost for you all this evening.originally donated to the blog by Marky Dread way back when, i was digging through a hard drive this evening,found the folder and gave it a listen and immediately thought it deserved another airing.its 2 tracks from the RSD 2014,"Dub" mixes of sock it to em Jb and Rat Race.nothing else to say really except give it a listen,dance around your living rooms and then leave a comment!Cheers
Dub Mixes 2014

The Beat - Hammersmith Palais 1982

With the sad passing on Tuesday of Beat vocalist Ranking Roger at the far too young age of only 56, here is a reposting of a show from the band recorded in Hammersmith in 1982.RR was an awesome presence on the stage,non stop bouncing,dancing and singing from start to finish,a true gentleman who even though i never met him,will miss him terribly. R.I.P
Ranking Roger RIP

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Clash - Rudeboy Directors Cut

this is the 25 track expanded version of the 'rude boy' film soundtrack which has demos,live songs,instrumentals etc etc oh yeah and some interviews as well.a great sound which i know you will love.i seem to have misplaced the original cover to this(im always doing that!)so ive tried making my own.anyway i hope you play this very loud,marvel at joes piano playing,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Rude Boy Directors Cut

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

For One Night Illegally - The History of Bootlegs

Evening all.here is a really interesting post i received yesterday from Mr Camden Dave.It's a show originally broadcast on Radio 4 in 2009 In which as the title suggests the history of the bootleg recording is traced from the earliest recordings at the Metropolitan in New york in the late 1800's through the 60's and 70's up to the present day(well 2009 at least!).an interesting piece to listen to on your commute to work or similar it runs just under an hour and is well worth a listen.so please listen enjoy and leave a comment,thanks!
Trademark of Quality

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Clash - Outside Broadcasts Vol. 1

I really thought i had lost this vol.1 of my own Clash related compilation,i couldn't find the original disk or file anywhere,and then earlier on today a long time friend of the blog Mr Marky Dread(cheers old chap!!) sent me a link for it.It came from someone else (im sorry ive lost their name but please pass on my thanks and eternal gratitude),its 13 tracks for your listening pleasure and its a cracker.consisting of a few interviews and some great live tracks and tv performances etc etc,this volume of the series is probably my favourite of the lot,maybe as its the first one i did or something ,who knows?but hopefully you'll love it as much as i do.anyhoo please listen enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Clash - Outside Broadcasts Vol.3

Here we go with another compilation of Clash related goodies.There's tv performances,solo versions,post clash versions,cover versions,live tracks,collaborations,interviews and all sorts of great things to listen to.28 tracks in total for your listening pleasure.So without further ado,please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
OB - 3

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Specials - Countdown 1980

Greetings listeners out there in Interweb land.This is a 5 track show from 1980 which i have been told is from a TV show called Countdown (possibly a European based music show?).anyway each of the 5 tracks sounds brilliant and its a cracking listen.Thanks to my old mate Camden Dave for this.Please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.Thanks!

The Clash - FHTE2 - The Outtakes

This is a repost as requested by Legion63 (sorry it took so long!)it is the from here to eternity outtakes collection.please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
P.s some info regarding where the tracks were recorded:(cheers Camden dave)
Tracks 1-3: December 28th, 1978 Lyceum, London 
Tracks 4-7: February 18th, 1980 Lewisham Odeon, London 
Track 8: June 8th 1981, Bonds Casino, New York 
Tracks 9-13: May 10th 1981, Jaap Eden Hall, Amsterdam

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Specials Live at the 100 Club February 1st 2019

Morning all,i just saw this post on another blog ,Aural Sculptors and felt the need to share it here.Its a recording of the Specials very recent show at London's legendary 100 club.The sound is fantastic, i believe a radio 6 show.Its a mix of old classics and new songs from the brand new album Encore which ive only had time to listen to about half of so far!!.But this show is wonderful,i love it.follow the link below and head to Aural Sculptors blog for the d/l link,you wont regret it.and once you're listening pop back and leave him a word of thanks.you know it makes sense.whilst there check his blog out for a ton of classic shows ,tell him i sent you :)
Aural Sculptors

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Magazine - The Jools Holland Show E.P

another toptastic offering for you this evening is this 3 track e.p recorded live by Howard Devotos post Buzzcocks outfit Magazine. It was recorded live on the Jools Holland show in 2009 and its brilliant.the sound quality is superb and its one i know you will all enjoy.anyway no need for me to keep banging on, just listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

The 2-tone Story - Book

Moving further along today we have this(re-posted!) wonderful book for you to read on your phones and tablets or computery things etc..it does exactly as it says on the cover and is full of great photos,memorabilia, stories of the 2-tone tours,the bands ,the breakups etc etc.anyway its a great read in super easy to use pdf format,so please read,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

X-Ray Spex - Peel Session e.p

continuing the reposts for today is a great compilation from x-ray spex featuring some great pogo friendly tunes.included here amongst others are 'identity' and ' germ free adolescents' to name but two.i used to see poly styrene doing her shopping in sainsburys in dulwich (a supermarket in south london)but was always too shy to ask for her autograph.i actually used to take cd and record covers etc with me for her to sign but never plucked up the courage to ask her.anyway they were also a brilliant live band and ive had some wonderful nights going to see them.so now its time for you to play it loud till the neighbours threaten to call the police again,enjoy that moment,then turn it down and leave a comment.thanks!

The Clash - Outside Broadcasts Vol.2

greetings muebles listeners.this offering is volume 2 of the outside broadcasts compilation series.(still looking for vol.1 so i can repost the whole series!!but this one is great so i thought id start here and re-post all other 7 volumes soon). it features clash and post clash offerings,cover versions and collaborations,guest guitar spots mashups,interviews etc etc.on this volume we have 16 tracks for your listening pleasure that i loved putting together and love listening to.and if you enjoy listening once downloaded please leave a comment.Thanks very much!
Outside Broadcasts Vol.2

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Joe Strummer - Live at HMV

This is a great 8 track session recorded at the old HMV shop in Oxford street in sunny london town.joe and the mescaleros are on top form and its a great listen.so play loud,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
Joe and the Mescaleros HMV

The Clash - Get Mashed vol.1

This post you see before you started life long before i compiled the outside broadcasts series that you can find elsewhere on the blog.this was one of my first attempts at compiling clash cover versions,remixes post clash projects etc.i hope you like it!
p.s i forgot to mention some of the artists included here. theres the police,the killers,busta rhymes,50 cent,tony blair!!,the beastie boys and many other artists that to be honest ive never heard of.some work really well , others er......not so much but worth a listen though,so after you've listened please leave a comment.thanks!
The Clash - Get Mashed

Joe Strummer and the Latino Rockabilly War '88

a great show from the legend that is Joe Strummer and his band at the time the latino rockabilly war.this great sounding live show from Edinburgh is(26 tracks long) from the 'rock against the rich' tour sponsored by anarchist newspaper class war.listen to the show,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Glastonbury 1999

the last posting for this evening is Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at Glastonbury in 1999.this one is taken from a (probably)bbc radio 6 re-broadcast in 2003(i think).anyway its 12 tracks long and features a great mix of clash and mescaleros faves.joe is on great form and dedicates 'rock the casbah' to an ex-drummer of his you may have heard of.the sound here is brilliant and sounds fantastic on either good speakers or headphones.so you really,really have no excuses in not playing this loud,enjoying it and then leaving a comment on it.thanks!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dexys Midnight Runners - Demos '78+Live '79

good evening all.moving on today we have a great Dexy's flavoured compilation.its 4 demos dated 1978 and 12 tracks from a live show at the electric ballroom in london recorded in december 1979.great sound quality throughout which makes this a highly enjoyable listen.if someone could shed some light on the demos please leave any info you may have.so remember to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Dicks Sporting Goods
Dicks Sporting Goods