the further adventures of the rat-patrol posting has been taken down.i will repost it as soon as possible but it may be a few days before i can.sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.if you know of any other broken links please post in comments or the message box thingy and i will get on the case.thanks again to you all for visiting.
"There is a curious story behind this CD. Sometime in 1988, three EP’s showed up that contained what sound very much like professionally recorded versions of Clash I and II songs, cut from the 1984 tour. The cover art was a melange of candid shots of the band, from both lineups. Included was a pristine run-through of the last great Clash song, the unreleased ‘In the Pouring, Pouring Rain’. And Clash-fan heads have been scratched ever since. Rumors circulated that the tracks were released by castoff guitarist Nick Sheppard, but no proof of that has ever been offered. Other speculation abounded that they were the work of one Kosmo Vinyl, who was preparing to move to the US from England at the time. However, no one has come forth and claimed responsibility .What is remarkable about these tracks is not only do they sound professionally recorded, they sound professionally mixed. There seems to be stereo separation, the drums are soaked in reverb ( something you wouldn’t hear on a soundboard recording) and the levels were high and clean. And the CD gives you a nice contrast between Clash II and the dismal Sun Plaza gig, effectively making the case for the second lineup’s existence."
so listen to this cd and decide for yourselves.i like this even though i wasnt sure about it because a lot of it is the clash II.but its agreat listen all the same.ive included 2 lots of cover art here.one is a set i found on the web somewhere but i cant remember where (sorry!) andthe one that the cd was in.anyway listen to and enjoy this one and then leave a comment.thanks!
for your musical enjoyment this evening we have this excellent live concert recording from a clash gig in tokyo that the band played on feb 2nd 1982.originally a 2 disk set this is one of the best live clash boots.apparently a sounboard recording (although to be honest im not 100% sure about this) this is another cd capturing the clash at their best.so once youve put it on a disk and played it a few times and enjoyed it so much that you stroll back to the keyboard and leave a comment.thanks! live_over_tokyo.rar p.s i just realised that this is post no. 150, and the site has had over 15,000 hits in a little over 3 months.not too bad really.thanks to everyone for visiting so far and keep checking back for more postings from muebles towers!
for this new post from radio muebles i bring you this little offering.a live clash boot from 1982.i dont know too much about its origins but this is what i found on www.blackmarketclash.com
"Apparently this was broadcast on radio (Joe says something about on 2nd track) and the place only has around 1200 seats... AC Hall is short for the Academic Community Hall in the HK Baptist University facilities, in Kowloon Tong, where they hold concerts of all sorts. Hootie and The Blowfish played a few years ago..".its a great quality boot and one of my favourite clash live tapes.so kids you know what to do now.thats burn this to cd,play it on your cd players,play it loud till you know all the words off by heart and then be kind and leave a comment.thanks!
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Madeleine was abducted on 3rd May 2007 in Praia da Luz,Portugal, 9 days before her 4th birthday. She was takenfrom the holiday apartment where she was sleeping with her younger brother and sister whilst her Mum and Dad were dining 50 yards away.Despite a massive investigation led by the Portuguese police andsupported by the British police, still do not know who has taken her,why she was taken or where she is. In addition, private investigators basedin Spain are now following up any leads regarding Madeleine’s disappearance.Please keep Madeleine in your thoughts. And please – remain vigilant.For more information go to http://www.findmadeleine.com/Blogs/myspace/facebook/bebo/forums/ websites copy this post to your site or email to friends.
ok then loyal readers.this may be the last post for the next few weeks as i am in the middle of organising a house move back to London from sunny spain!most of my stuff is packed up and ready for shipping so until i get settled in a new flat and sort an internet connection out i wont be able to do any posting.hmmmm....unless i use the computer at my new job,thats a possibility unless the boss finds out.
so coming later this month we have more great live concerts from the specials,some excellent clash live boots,a film from the clash called 'on broadway' by don letts,some clash remix mashup type of things and a whole load of other top music related goodies and more to come.so stay tuned to mondo-de-muebles for possible occasional updates live and direct from my new job.if there is anyone who has requests etc either leave them in the comments or in the c-box.thanks a lot to everyone who has been leaving messages recently,they are really appreciated.
see ya later
p.s fredd the photos are coming soon i promise!!!!
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! p.s thanks to http://www.blackmarketclash.com/ for the info above.
ive had a problem with the sex pistols 'pirates of destiny' post.someone emailed asking for a password when i dont actually remember setting one!!i tried to d/l it myself and the 1st time it asked for a p/w and the 2nd time it didnt!!so i ripped the cd again and tried again and it should be fine now.sorry for any inconvenience.here is the new link for anyone whos had problems.it just seems weird that its had 35 downloads and this is the 1st time anyone has asked for a p.w.anyway apologies again loyal readers Sex_Pistols_-_Pirates_of_Destiny2.rar
a really good clash boot for you today from the californian tribal stomp festival.this was a festival set up by Chet Helms who was a music promoter in san fransisco during the late 1960's.
With London Calling only just in the can The Clash flew out to California to fulfil their last pre-Blackhill commitment at the Tribal Stomp Festival and leaving Bill Price responsible for the final mixes. Monterey was not part of the official Take The 5th Tour.The Clash fired up by the event, and by accounts a combination of booze and speed, delivered a show of pure adrenalin. Joe flung himself back into the drum kit as if he’d been shot after the first line of I’m So Bored With The USA, causing the audience to leapt to its feet and creating the dramatic photos used in the New York Times. (thanks to www.blackmarketclash.com)
The Deeply Vale Festivals were a unique rock festival held in northwest England in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979. Chris Hewitt was one of the main organisers of the event and went to produce many other festivals and concerts and start a record company Ozit Morpheus Records.. Starting with an audience of 300 camping for two days in 1976, the festival grew by 1978 and 1979 to 20,000 people watching bands and camping for six days. The Home Office-sponsored body that reported on many pop festivals from the mid 1970's- Festival Welfare Services- said in a report on the 1978 that Deeply Vale Festival "was actually better organised than the large Bob Dylan concert at Blackbushe the same summer". It was the biggest free festival in England ending its annual run after four years in 1979.(from wikipedia.org)
this performance from The Ruts is from the '78 festival when the band were still a relatively unknown quantity outside london.the band may seem a little rough and ready here at times but there is no denying the energy that simply oozes from this disk.babylons burning and jah wars are two tracks here that will simply melt your speakers!this is a fantastic document of one of the best live punk bands and this disk should be in everyones collection.anyhoo with that in mind put this disk on,crank the volume way up,pogo and enjoy the marvellous musical stylings of south londons finest 'the ruts'.and then leave a comment.thanks!
if you are a fan of the clash then you will love this recording of a concert from the palladium theatre in new york from 1979.superb sound quality from this WNEW fm broadcast.i know this station did a lot of concert broadcasts so i know that its quality all the way.which reminds me i have a cd of a ramones show from '82 somewhere that they broadcasted which i must dig out.anyhoo,play this one loud,really really loud,listen,enjoy and when the people downstairs bang on the ceiling asking you to be quiet its time to tiptoe to the computer and leave a comment.thanks! p.s i have alternate artwork for this if anyone is interested. The_Clash_-_Guns_of_Brixton.rar
"Combat Rock was originally planned as a double album with the working title Rat Patrol from Fort Bragg, but the idea was scrapped after internal wrangling within the group. Mick Jones had produced the first cut, but the other members were dissatisfied and producing duties were handed to Glyn Johns at which point the album became a single LP. The original cut has since been obtained and subsequently bootlegged."(from wikipedia)
this is a strange boot only because i have it in 3 different versions.this one is a single disk version but i also have it in a 2 disk version which includes this posting plus a whole load of demos from these sessions.i also have a version called combat out-rock which features a slightly different track listing to the one posted here.anyway for all the clash fans that come to visit the blog this ones for you.i will post the other versions later if anyone is interested.leave a message in the c-box if youd like to hear them.ok then its time to listen to this public service announcement with guitars.enjoy then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s some more clash goodies to come later today.stay tuned!
this is a really nice piece of footage from a japanese gig from 1980.the song performed here is 'hey little rich girl' and again finds the band on top form.also included here is an mp3 of the same footage to play and listen to however you wish.so after putting this footage on a disk to watch on your tellyboxes and then dancing and enjoying it,dance back to the computer and leave a comment.thanks!
evening all.i thought id post this for you today as the last lot of specials videos seemed quite popular.this is a performance of the song from the dutch t.v show countdown.watch out for a great performance from jerry.also included here for your enjoyment is an mp3 of the footage so you can put it on your i-pod thingys or on a cd etc etc.anyhoo play the video on your tv,dance around like jerry dammers and the listen to the tune on your cd player.enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!
This is the infamous riot show where there was mayhem in the audience and on the stage, riot police battling with fans outside, and Joe was arrested for seriously assaulting a ‘fan’ with his guitar. His actions shocked Joe, and had a lasting personal impact on him. He would raise the incident in a number of interviews there after. Joe said, “I nearly murdered somebody, and it made me realise that you can’t face violence with violence. It doesn’t work”. There is information on the night from three sources; German newspaper reports from the time, an eyewitness account described in Last Gang In Town, and interviews with Joe.there is also a track where a german punk gets on stage and is angrily shouting into the mike.you can read what he says and the three interviews at this excellent site
starting the proceedings today is another great bootleg from the muebles archives.this is the specials recorded live at the showbox venue in seattle.its a great quality audience recording which i believe was ripped from a cassette copy originally ( at least thats what camden dave told me! ) but its a great listen anyway.like the jam the specials were always a great live band brimming with energy and this gig serves as a reminder of how great they here back in the day.listening to the opening chant from concrete jungle always reminds me of fights at school!oh happy days.so you should know by know what you need to do and thats dust off your loafers and harringtons,play this little gem,enjoy,dance like you just dont care and then skank to the computer and be brave and leave a comment.thanks!
post no.3 today finds us in good shape and in the middle of a u.s tour by the jam in 1978.ive not found out too much info on the interweb about this gig but i believe that the dickies were the support act on at least one of the dates.that for me would have been a fantastic gig to see.anyway a good sound quality recording here on this c.d with a really nice version of London Traffic being a highlight for me.does anyone know if this club still exists?anyhoo put on your dancing shoes,play this loud, enjoy and then sneak up on your computer and scare it by leaving a comment.thanks!
for the 2nd post this month another fine show from the jam from their 1979 tour.recorded at the rainbow theatre in sunny londons finsbury park its another testament to what an exciting live band they were.i believe this was originally a bootleg which was later released as the bonus disk from the 'BBC box set' but was only limited edition so it has now resurfaced as a boot again!
so put on your parka and your sta-press trousers,crank this up to 11 and dance like it was 1979.oh yeah, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
ok for my first post this month and my first post as a married man!(yes i got married last week) im posting this,a great live jam show from 1977.broadcast on an american radio station (not sure which one) its a great boot and worth listening to for the 'troy mclure' style intro and outro alone(and some lightning fast versions of early jam tracks and soul covers).so put this on,pogo,sit down with some tea and cake and enjoy.oh yeah then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s for some more great 'Jam' stuff visit Judge Fredd .a really top bloke so go and download some tunes from his blog and say hello
from the days when independent labels were truly independent comes this little slice of punk history from manchesters buzzcocks.featuring 4 tracks its a fantastic piece of aural history.so play this loud,pogo a bit,enjoy,then leave a comment.bdum bdum!thanks.
this is a great cd for a 'live' introduction to the jam.this show was originally recorded for broadcast by the german tv show rockpalast.the sound quality is excellent and this gig has a great version of 'going underground' my favourite jam track.anyway listen,dance,jump around like you are bruce foxton and then leave a comment.thanks!
ok this is an apology of sorts.the earlier post of trickys cover of ghost town has a slight problem.one of the mp3s wasnt actually tricky at all.its a (in my opinion not so great) re-recording by neville staples and not tricky at all.i dont how i messed it up.i had it in a folder in an i-tunes compilation called the awesome 80's or some such cack labelled as tricky.dont know how.so to those of you have downloaded it and burnt it to a cd or an mp3 player or whatever gizmo you crazy kids are using today ,im sorry again guys it aint tricky.if you go to lazys blog at bloggers delite he has a recent post with some great ghost town remixes ( All The Blogs Are Being Closed Down.. )which i must download from him right away.if you visit and download some tunes say hello and thanks.hes a good bloke and posts a lot of top stuff.ok thats it for the moment.till later,keep it real,keep it muebles!!!
this is a good compilation for people who like the music of the ruts and are new to their sound but arent really sure where to start.its mainly made up of songs from the first album and a few other singles etc.not really much else to say about this but if you like the band give it a listen as its always handy to have a compilation like this.and also if you are a completist like me and need all their releases you must get it.so listen,enjoy,think back to 1980 and leave a comment.thanks!
this is the seventh album from hardcore punk legends Bad Brains.this album is largely instrumental and a mainly dub affair (but dont let that put you off !)with occasional journeys to their traditional hardcore punk side.kind of like one of their other albums but in reverse if you like.always a great band to listen to and to go and see live.they still do the odd tour to europe and beyond so go see them if you can.if you like this album you should definitely check out I against I a superb blending of face meltingly fast hardcore punk and great reggae tunes too.so listen,relax,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!
todays 3rd ramones post contains 34 punk classics recorded at 2 different venues in the usa in may and august of 1977.my favourite tracks here are glad to see you go and blitzkrieg bop.the venues featured here are the 'club' in cambridge MA, and 'the roxy' in L.A once again its time to listen,dance,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks! The_Ramones__-_Hey_Ho..._It_Was_Twenty_Years_Ago.rar
this is another nice ramones post for all you ramones fans out there.i dont have much information on these tracks as it didnt have any info on the cd but i do know it includes the drumming talents of richie ramone at some point.ive looked on the interweb and some sites say it was all recorded in 87 others that say its from various gigs from 77-87.im not sure.i only got it last week and i havent listened to the whole cd yet !!.anyway its time to play this loud,pogo like a madman,enjoy,and then leave a comment.thanks!
todays 2nd posting is the first of several ramones posts coming your way today.this is a great early gig recorded at the whiskey-a go go in los angeles in november of '77.a vintage year in terms of punk rock.as usual the ramones tear through 25 songs in under and hour at breathtaking pace.they were always an excellent band to go and see live and its sad they didn't receive as much recognition and fame as they should have.anyhoo play this loud,put on your ripped jeans,leather jacket and converse allstars and ill see you in the moshpit.enjoy and leave a comment.thanks! new link: __Live_-_Whiskey_A_Go_Go_.rar p.s ive just read the track list on the back cover properly.it says that track 3 is called 'blitzkrieg bob!!' thats funny
Good morning listeners.Another top Clash boot to kick things off today.In this recording the sound quality is excellent and the mix is equally good.It's a great performance by the group (Terry Chimes doing a good job on drums - this was his last gig with The Clash) and the group went on very early in the day, at around dawn. Kosmo Vinyl in the 'Introduction' track makes mention of this. In fact, it's worth having this for the quality alone, and the performance is superb throughout. The Guns Of Brixton opens to a great drum intro, and continues excellently. Magnificent 7 is performed really well, and in two parts as well. There seems to be a lot more energy in the reprise (similar to the Who's On First CD), with Joe doing an extended rap with different lyrics.
anyway kids its time to listen,dance,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
'Celebrate The Bullet' saw The Selecter cutting their ties with 2-Tone and moving away from that labels trademark sound. Gone are the clasic ska and reggae covers of their debut 'Too Much Pressure', gone too are original bassist (Charley Anderson) and keyboardist (Desmond Brown). However, new recruits James Mackie (Keyboards) and Adam Williams (bass) seem to add an exciting new dimension to the 'Selecter' sound. More band members are involved with the songwriting this time round with chief songwriter Neol Davies providing just 5 of the albums original 11 tracks.The music seems somewhat more atmospheric than their previous lp and singles. Davies''Washed Up and Left For Dead'is particularly haunting. Other classic tracks include Pauline Black's 'Deepwater' and Compton Amanor's 'Bombscare'. All of this plus lavish artwork including full lyrics, extensive sleevenotes and 4 bonus tracks including the minor hit single 'The Whisper' and the rare 'B'-sides 'Last Tango In Dub'and 'Train To Skaville'. All in all a great testament to what a great band The Selecter were in their prime. Anyway give this cd a listen,enjoy the great bonus songs and then leave a comment.thanks!
this is another nice cd i got from camden dave.no surprises in that it is a tribute to our favourite nutty boys madness.some good tracks on this cd my faves being bed and breakfast man and my girl.there is also a track from the selecter.not much else to say about this one except to listen,dance,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks! A_tribute_to_Madness.rar
ok here we go with another cover,this one being a live version of ghost town by tricky.terry hall does a bit of guest vocals but its mainly tricky so in my opinion it counts as a cover!in this post you get 2 versions.one labelled ghost town (live) which is definitely tricky and a studio version which may not be.im not sure to be honest.so please listen and confirm whether or not the studio version is him or not.play loud ,enjoy, do some detective work and then leave a comment.thanks!
Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California, best known for the 1997 hit "Sell Out." The band gained mainstream recognition in the mid-to-late 1990s, during the third wave of ska with the release of the album Turn the Radio Off. Since the band's founding in 1992 and their demo In the Good Old Days..., the only original member remaining is Aaron Barrett.This is another cover of 'monkey man' and a great one it is too.so kids listen,bounce about,enjoy and go on go crazy and leave a comment.thanks!
Snuff are an English punk band formed in 1986. Their name reportedly came about after a long discussion about names ended up with one of them claiming "That's Enough", which was then shortened to Snuff. The original line up was Duncan Redmonds on drums and vocals, David Redmonds on Trombone, Simon Wells on guitar and vocals,and Andy Crighton on bass.they have gone through a few line up changes since then and are apparently at the moment 'taking a break.'
these two tracks are taken from their 'six of one ,half a dozen of the other' compilation cd which is on fat wreck records.its a 2 disk set of greatest hits and b-sides,rarities etc and is definitely worth a purchase.
so play this loud,enjoy,dance,think of another specials cover not yet listed here,let me know and then leave a comment.thanks!
many thanks to 'biopunk' for the heads up on this one.cheers
im having a lot of fun with this theme of posts of other bands doing specials covers.its amazing what little gems are turning up.this next post is by Nouvelle Vague,who are a French musical collective led by musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. Their name is a play on words referring simultaneously to their "Frenchness" and "artiness" (the '60s new wave of cult French cinema), the source of their songs (all covers of punk rock, post-punk, and New Wave songs), and their use of '60s Bossa nova-style arrangements.their second album also contains a cover of the buzzcocks classic 'ever fallen in love'.anyway play this,relax,enjoy and leave a comment. nouvelle_vague-friday_night_saturday_morning.rar
with my latest thing of doing posts of bands who have covered the specials i asked my mate camden dave about specials cover songs and he sent me this.its a tribute to the specials recorded by various artists like voodoo glow skulls and down by law.it also covers songs the specials covered themselves so covers of covers if you like.anyway this is a gem so all say thanks to camden dave when you see him(he works in the market in camden!)and then play this loud,skank like theres no tomorrow,enjoy yourself and go on leave a comment.thanks!
this is a great version of the song little bitch that the guys recorded for their album 'over the counter culture'.its played at great speed and i really like it.when they play it live they sometimes have comedian phil jupitus shouting the '1,2' bits.anyway play it loud,dance to the kitchen and back to the computer then leave a comment.thanks! ordinary_boys_-_little_bitch.rar
this is a pretty good cover of the song that kasabian recorded for a radio 1 cd.every band recorded a song from every year the station had been on air.kasabian got 1980 and did too much too young.so listen,enjoy ,maybe dance a bit then leave a comment.thanks!
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock band that was founded in 1992 by friends attending Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. These friends were Onuki Yasuko (also known as Yasuko O. or just Yako), Agata Ichirou, Rika mm' and later on Toshiaki Sudoh (more widely known as simply Sudoh).
i was told about these guys by a friend and this version of monkey man.and yes i know its not strictly a specials cover cos its not a specials original it is a song they are associated with.so listen,enjoy(possibly!!) and then leave a comment.thanks!
ok here we go then.part 2 of our specials cover version posts.this is a brilliant version of 'doesn't make it all right' recorded by irish punks s.l.f. what you have here is a video of it live recorded in '04 and the live version from their album 'Hanx' from 1979 (i think).although i took my version from the all the best cd as i cant find find the hanx one etc etc its the same.it was also on their studio album nobodys heroes which is a classic you should all check out.there will be a few big s.l.f posts here on the blog soon.so if anyone actually reads these bits above the download link then listen,watch,enjoy and leave a comment.Hanx!
beginning a new sort of series (after the specials video collection) comes the new flavour : specials cover versions.obviously the specials themselves recorded several covers but quite a few bands have done versions of specials songs.kicking of this little project is the prodigy with their version of ghost town.i believe it was first performed live at the reading festival in 1998 and was intended to be released as a single but ended up on an n.m.e compilation only.its a good version that i actually like and to be honest didnt think i would.it deserves a listen and i hope after listening and enjoying you leave a comment.thanks!
p.s dont worry there wont be any lily allen or amy shitehouse being posted here as i really hate them both.sorry
A 5-CD boxed set compilation of punk/new wave songs. Q magazine gave this 4 stars and said "With Rock'n'Roll now settling down to venerable middle age, this exhaustive document provides a timely reminder of its sneeringly vital adolescence". so pogo till your legs turn blue,play it again and again and go on i dare you leave a comment.thanks!
For post no.100 i thought id give you this.another great recording from the specials U.S tour in 1980.terry hall really takes the piss out of the crowd between songs and is hilarious,roddy is on excellent form at this show in my humble opinion.i know ive said this before but the energy from the band here is incredible.stand outs for me on this boot are a spiffing version of rat race and a turbo fast skinhead moonstomp!anyway for this one you know the drill.play loud,dance,enjoy yourself and when you have a moment leave a comment.go on its post no.100 say something nice.
to those of you who are regular visitors here and have left comments and words of encouragement (you all know who you are!)i say thanks very much.
another top clash bootleg from the never ending muebles archives.really great sound in this recording from the akron theatre in ohio.remember to play it loud,enjoy,listen to it 3 times then leave a comment.thanks!
as we dig further into the archives today here at muebles towers we have this,another great post from the ruts.this isa compilation cd of the 4 sessions the ruts recorded for the legendary john peel.a great version of s.u.s and all the other faves are here.play loud,listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! Ruts_The_Peel_Sessions.rar
this is an amazing collection of rare, unreleased material.The remaining Ruts band members agreed to release their original recordings made before signing to Virgin. This is a must for all Ruts and Punk fans alike. This collectors tin contains the original versions of their hits "Babylon's Burning" (No.7, 1979), "Something That I Said" (No.29, 1979 ), as well as their debut single "In A Rut". Also featured are the original versions of "H-Eyes" and classics like "Society", "Criminal Minds", "Gotta Little Number", "You're Just A...", "Savage Circle" and "Give Youth A Chance". Recorded over three different sessions, this album, compiled and remastered by the band themselves (who also supplied liner notes) is Punk rock history!
if you get the chance to get the original of this i highly recommend you do.its a superb package.in the meantime play this one instead,listen,enjoy,dont get in a rut but do leave a comment.thanks!
after the success of the ruts at the marquee club post i thought id begin today with this one.The Crack is The Ruts first album, released in 1979 and containing the UK hit singles: "Babylon's Burning" (No. 7 in the UK chart in June 1979) and "Something That I Said" (No. 29 in September 1979) The song "Jah War" which was written in the aftermath of the Southall unrest and the over-use of force by the Metropolitan Police Service's Special Patrol Group in 1979 was also released as a single but didn't make the UK chart.this is a cd rerelease of the album with 3 bonus tracks of bsides etc.once again i prefer the vinyl version but then again i usually do.
ive got more great cds,remixes etc from the ruts and ruts dc if anyones interested let me know or i may just post them anyway!! so play this loud,pogo,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
this is the debut album from the selecter and a cracker it is too.id not listened to this in a long time until i dug it out of the archives and gave it a spin.it bought so many memories of ska parties from years ago flooding back.i remember trading a pencil case in school for a copy of this album on vinyl and still have it.ah memories!!some great songs on here too like three minute hero,street feeling and a brilliant version of the james bond theme.
anyway this is a rip from the cd and great quality it is too.cover scans etc included for your convenience also.so play it loud,invite the neighbours around for a beer and ting,dance, relax and enjoy.then when youve recovered leave a comment.thanks!
ok so this ones not strictly a video but it was on a cd i got from camden dave so i thought id include it here.5 mins or so of footage from the montreaux festival with the songs monkey man/blank expression.ill also be posting the 'rock goes to college' gig soon as i think ive sussed how to post large video files.so thats one to look forward too as its a great gig.so play this footage while you have your lunch,dance a bit afterwards,enjoy yourself and then be a sport and leave a comment.thanks!
another little video package for you of too much too young,the specials first no.1 hit.also included is a version from the old grey whistle test and a few scans of magazine and record covers.so play it loud,listen,watch,enjoy,have a cup of tea then leave a comment.thanks!
With their unique blend of raucous punk rock laced with reggae and dub, the Ruts were one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Britain's late-'70s scene. Their career was cut cruelly short by the death of their singer in 1980, but still the group released six crucial singles and a seminal album in their short lifetime. They were also a powerful force within Britain's Rock Against Racism movement, ensuring a political legacy at least as vital as their music.this gig captures them at their most powerful and is rightly hailed as a classic punk bootleg.
so play it extremely loud,scare the cat,enjoy then leave a comment.thanks!
continuing the theme of bands that have been on the young ones here is motorhead with their classic headbanging anthem 'ace of spades'.great stuff.anyway enjoy this clip,listen,watch and laugh at vyvyan then leave a comment.thanks!