Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ranking Roger - Inside my Head

final post today comes once again courtesy of mr. ranking roger.this is a brilliant album and includes a track written with neville staple of the specials.its an album id not listened to in a long time so it was great to hear it again.thanks to mike in devon for sending me without further ado,listen , enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
Ranking Roger - Inside My Head.rar
p.s ive checked it and it all works fine!

Ranking Roger - Radical Departure

this 3rd offering today is a 1988 solo album from ex-beat and general public singer ranking roger.consisting of a mix of styles from reggae/ska to an almost punkish track called 'point of view' this should definitely brighten your day and deserves to be in your play it loud when sitting in the sun,listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
new link below
p.s ive just checked this again and it all works fine for me.hope this sorts it out for those of you had problems with it.sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for letting me know.some more ranking roger stuff to come soon!

General Public - Hand to Mouth

continuing today with all things general public related comes this re-issue of their second album.featuring a bunch of bonus tracks including live cuts,12"versions etc this is a great album that only improves with each listen.some really nice reggae flavoured power-pop type tunes here.anyway as usual its over to you to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

General Public - All the Rage

here we go today with the debut album from general public.featuring their classic single 'general public' and another song i really like 'wheres the line?'.the band also featuring ex-specials bass player horace panter and from the clash mick jones released some great stuff throughout their short lived career.anyway enough rambling from me.listen enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Clash - Do it Now

moving on to clash post no.2 today we have this show recorded by the clash II in switzerland in 1984.another audience recording here with reasonable sound throughout.i say reasonable only because you can hear some people in the audience talking clearly at the beginning of a few tracks but its still listenable and a good one for clash play it loud, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s if anyone could translate what some of the audience members are saying and let me know that would be great.thanks very much.

The Clash - Live at Kent State

the first of several clash posts today is this show recorded in ohio in 1982.great sound throughout and featuring a really good version of 'brand new cadillac' which is one of my favourite clash tracks(yes i know its not a clash original).i think its an audience recording but its a very good one if it is.for more info on recording quality etc dont forget to visit .so play loud till the cat hides under the couch,enjoy then leave a comment.thanks!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Paul Weller - Hamburg Calling

this is yet another great posting from ARNE.another paul weller live show recorded in hamburg in 2002.possibly another unbroadcasted german radio show this has excellent sound throughout and i must say thanks again to ARNE for sending me all this great play loud,listen,enjoy then leave a comment.thanks!

Paul Weller - Live in Berlin 2004

another great offering today again courtesy of ARNE is this live show recorded for german radio but never broadcasted(is that right ARNE?) by paul weller in berlin.its another great show so listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Paul Weller - Later with Jools Holland 2003

for this post i would like to say a big thankyou to ARNE in hamburg who sent me a cd with some great paul weller shows,some redskins and lots of other great music which i will be posting here over the next few days.this first post i got from him is a show recorded for the 'later with jools holland' show in 2003.this show features 13 tracks in total including a handful of songs from the jam days with a great version of 'thats entertainment' being a fave of mine.great quality throughout so its over to you guys to listen,enjoy and then after saying thanks to ARNE coming back to leave a comment.thanks!
paul weller - Later With Jools

The Specials - Glasgow Re-post

hi all.first post today ( for jockman70) is a repost of the specials recent glasgow gig.i know a lot of you had probs with the downloading so im reposting it in the hopes that this one reaches you in better condition.ive tried downloading and unzipping it myself and it all works hopefully its now sorted.cheers

Friday, May 15, 2009

UK Subs - Live at the roxy

todays post is a live album from the uk subs recorded at the famous roxy club in londons covent garden back in 77.some great stuff here including another fave of mine 'i live in a car'.so play this till you pogo like it was 1977 again then come to the computer to leave a comment.thanks!enjoy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A 30 year wait is over............

hi all.just had to post these few photos from the specials show at brixton on tuesday.more to come tomorrow with some random bits of cameraphone footage as well.thanks to major matt mason are a star!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Specials - Manchester 4.5.09

thanks to PABBY once again for this excellent recording.not much to say except,listen,dance enjoy then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s i forgot to mention that if anybody is in central london tomorrow afternoon neville staple is doing a booksigning in 'fopp' in covent garden at 1pm.see you there!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Jam - Holland 1982 radio show

first up this evening we have this show from the jam originally broadcast on a dutch fm station.this recording comprises 10 tracks but i dont know if its a complete show or not but its soundboard quality all the way through.this is another jam boot i got recently in a trade with another jam show to come later on play it,listen to it, enjoy it and then leave a comment on it!thanks

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Madness - Manchester 18.12.08

once again thanks to PABBY for uploading and recording this.the sound on this cd is brilliant and is a great listen notch mate and im looking forward to the 2nd specials post.thanks to madphil and camden again as well.anyway play this loud , dance, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Jam - Live at the El Mocambo

i did a trade yesterday of some live boots and this is the first one i got.its a great show from the jam recorded as the cover says at the 'el mocambo club' in toronto in 1978.i love that name,it conjurs up images of hawaii to me for some reason but im rambling now.the sound on the c.d isnt bad but in a couple of places it sounds 'stretched' not for a huge amount of time but a second or two.anyway its a great record of the jam in their prime.listen out for when paul weller goes mad when someone chucks beer at him.its after song 3 and its brilliant.anyway over to you to play loud(ish),enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s more 'jam' to come tomorrow when i have a day off work.yippee!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Specials - Manchester 3/5/09

Firstly thanks to PABBY for recording the gig and then uploading to dimeadozen for us.if you read the comments he has another specials post to come soon.i cant wait for that notch guy and we all thank him a lot.
woohoo.thanks again to madphil for the headsup on this gem and also to longy for the advice on winrar and also to camden dave for all the other stuff involved in getting this recording to and camden took longys advice and as he said bizarrely enough it seems to have worked.we also did the gig as winzip instead of winrar and maybe that worked too.but we downloaded it again to check and it WORKS!!!all 27 tracks of it (although one is the break when they left the stage before the encores).i think the sound is slightly better too which is always until the next posting or next tuesday may the 12th when i see some of you at brixton academy(ill be in front of the mixing desk wearing a mondo-de-muebles t-shirt!!)play this loud,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!

Important message no.5

ok this is driving me mad.lately when i rip a cd or listen to an mp3 someone has sent me the tracks play fine.when i 'winrar' the file and then 'unrar' it it plays fine but after 'winrar' and then uploading to mediafire and then downloading and 'unrar' to check it ,it usually has a track or two in it thats corrupt or thats had a few seconds cut from is this happening?i dont understand.when i uploaded files to rapids****e i never had this problem apart from them removing my posts alltogether,but lately as ive started using mediafire again this is happening quite a bit and is getting to be a pain in the arse.can someone offer an explanation as to why im having these problems with uploads?maybe ill go back to using rapids****e.anyway thanks for your attention and i hope someone out there has an answer.cheers
re-post for dz below and for anyone else who had a problem with track 8 here you go!
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