Friday, July 31, 2009

That Petrol Emotion - Peel Sessions

here is another promised peel sessions compilation from derrys second best band that petrol emotion.i dont thinkk this is all the sessions they recorded but its made up of two and features 8 songs in total including one of my favourites 'chester burnett'.anyway if your a fan of this band then i know your going to like it.if youd like to know more about the band go here for lots more info.i heard that the band is playing together at the moment so hopefully theyll be touring near you soon.anyway you know what to do so go and listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

The Specials - Live From Down Under

thanks to camden dave for this.its (12 songs only,sorry!) recorded at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney a few days ago as part of the specials ongoing tour of world domination, er.... i mean the 30th anniversary tour and a mighty fine listen it is.some of the songs sound better than others with man at c+a being a particularly fine rendition.i can only assume its because the taper had to keep moving about or something.anyway who cares?its a really nice job and im hoping that the rest of the set will arrive soon.actually camden said that hopefully by wednesday there should be more from this gig and hopefully a decent recording from birmingham as well should be up and thats something to look forward now its time to put on your skanking trousers,play this one loud,dance and enjoy yourselves then leave a comment.thanks!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Serious Drinking - Live Hamburg 18/5/85

i know some of you are really going to like this post from east anglias finest.its a brilliant show from the criminally underrated 'serious drinking'.the sound is brilliant,the playing is fantastic,great energy etc.all your faves from 'hangover','love on the terraces', and 'hes an angry bastard but i like him' are here to help you pogo the night away!anyway the only thing im not sure about is the date on the cover,but thats only a minor issue and not really important.what is important is that you play this loud,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Jam - Live St.Austell '81

good morning listeners.the first post today is another good recording from the jam recorded in 1981 in cornwall on their 'bucket and spade' tour.i dont have any more info on this gig and neither did the guy i got it from in a trade at the weekend but its a pretty good quality listen for an audience recording.all the jam faves are here so with that in mind its time to listen,enjoy,find some more info on the gig and then leave a comment on it.thanks!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CJ Ramone - Live At The Whisky

a real treat for all you ramones fans out there.this is a brilliant set from ex-ramone c.j.recorded very recently,this is a great sounding set chock full of ramonesy goodness.cj doesnt do all the vocals in this show ocassionally handing over duties to others in the band.anyway its time to play this very loud,remember to shout 1-2-3-4 at the right moment,enjoy then leave a comment.thanks!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Rich Kids - Burning Sounds

another great rich kids compilation this one is made up of demos and a few live tracks.ive got a 'best of' compilation in a box somewhere as well so if anyone wants to hear that let me know .now you have to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
sorry cant repost this

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Rich Kids - Live 1978

as requested by 'anonymous' in a recent comment,here is a show from the rich kids recorded live in january 1978.its a reasonable recording with glens playing sounding really good especially on a good version of pretty vacant.ghosts of princes in towers is another fave track for me.anyway im sure you all know of the origins of the band so i wont bother with a mini history lesson here!all you have to do is listen, enjoy and leavea comment.thanks!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Specials - Back to Brixton

firstly i want to say a big thanks to H.J and Jack T. for sending me the extra tracks from the recent specials gigs at the academy.ive been listening to them as i type this and they are great get "hey little rich girl, man at c+a, you're wondering now" to take the total up to 16 tracks from the brixton shows.also thanks to HJ for sending me the link for the bonus track which is a rehearsal recording of concrete jungle in 2008 and to camden dave for doing all the technical stuff converting from video to once again its up to you to listen,enjoy yourselves ,dance and then leave a comment.thanks!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Specials @ T in the park

to kick things off today we have the first of hopefully several posts from coventrys finest live at this years t in the park.the first post is only 2 tracks but they are gangsters and a message to you rudy.camden dave is emailing them to me one at a time so as i get them ill post them!anyway these two sound brilliant so listen loud,enjoy yourselves and then leave a comment.thanks!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Madness - Paris 17.6.09

a great sounding show for you today from north londons finest.recorded last month in paris (i think it may be a radio broadcast)this is a great show for all you nutty fans out there.featuring a mix of old and new faves (NW5 sounds brilliant, a new madness classic i think)its a recording to keep.anyway time to do the nutty train,listen, dance,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s thanks to chris for this one.cheers mate

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Specials - Live in Brixton

here you go then.12 more tracks from the specials live at brixton academy this year.came with a good interview in the paper which i will scan for those of you who couldnt go this posting is for you.easily the best concert ive ever been you have to listen,dance,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Ramones - Street Fighting Men

this is one of those boots that i always meant to do remember how over the last few years the ramones back catalogue was rereleased on cd with extra tracks etc?well me being the completist nerd that i am had to go and buy the cds again.well after that i wished that the record companies would release these extras as a compilation or something.then i thought about doing it myself and promptly forgot.then about a year ago someone gave me this cd-r collection you see here before you today and theyve done what i originally wanted to do.all those demos,single versions,soundtrack versions,original mixes, rare b-sides etc all collected and packed together for your least i think its all of them i havent taken the cds down and gone through them all but i reckon it must be.anyway as i sit here typing this im listening to a song called 'stares in this town' which came with 'pleasent dreams' which i must say is possibly one of my favourite albums ever.anyway thats not that important,what is important is that you listen,listen again a little bit louder,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Specials - Specials Live !

evening all!after visiting liam_ska at and inspired by his latest top posting of a live version of the beats first album and with nothing better to do this evening except watch chuck norris films i was inspired to do my own version of the specials first one as well.(hope you dont mind liam!).like liams beat post this one was recorded at various venues over the years.i hope you like it.anyhoo nothing else to say about this but give it a listen,enjoy it and then leave a comment.thanks!
pay a visit to liams blog as well to check out the beat post.its great!

The Ramones - 914 Sessions

good morning listeners.well as the weather here in london has returned to its normal crappy self i thought id post some ramones to try and shake off those 'crap weather blues'.
Before the Ramones hit it big (OK, they were never as big as the Sex Pistols, but hey, they're the Ramones!) with their self-titled debut album in 1976, there was this little nugget flying around. Recorded on September 19, 1975 at 914 Studios, Blauvelt, New York, Judy's In The Basement was released as a 10-inch EP by Hit & Run Records, and made in East Berlin. The liner notes also state that the songs were produced by Tommy Erdelyi who as we all know was actually their drummer tommy!anyway thats not really important.what is important is that you promise to play this loud,sing along with all the tunes,enjoy it and then leave a comment.thanks!
p.s thanks to for some of the info here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Jam - PinkPop Festival 1980

This is a fantastic recording capturing the jam at their live best.rick bucklers drumming on this is excellent and the band sound really 'tight' at this gig recorded at the pinkpop festival in holland in 1980.wonderful sound here so its a soundboard recording i reckon.what else is there to say but listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

The Specials - Too Hot in Brixton

just a one track post here.its the classic specials track 'too hot' recorded at one of the recent brixton academy shows.i know its available elsewhere 'officially' but a lot of people have had trouble getting the well known music store to let them d/l it cos they live overseas this ones for you.also the free cd with the sunday times this week will be posted here for all those unable to get it where they until the weekend play this,enjoy it and then leave a comment.thanks!

Discharge - Society's Victims

Discharge formed in stoke-on-trent in 1977.they quickly hit upon their own distinctive style,a style that was to launch a thousand and one imitators, a style that saw them stripping their abrasive version of punk back to its most simplistic, primal essence.and in doing so they quite probably changed the face and course of the genre for all fact given the huge number of metal bands that also cite Discharge as a major influence,it could be argued that they helped shape not only punk but thrash metal too,indeed extreme music of all shapes and sizes.this mammoth 80 track set covers everything from their 'realities of war' e.p from 1980 to 2002s 'shooting up the world' album.the 3rd cd also includes live tracks recorded in 1983 and 2004 and also some 2004 re-recordings of older tracks.some tracks included are 'protest and survive', 'free speech for the dumb', 'possibility of lifes destruction' and one of my alltime faves 'aint no feeble bastard'.
this is a brilliant collection for all fans of hardcore punk and deserves a place in your homes.anyway now its over to you to play it loud,pogo and slam dance when you have the house to yourself,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
cd2:societys victims

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Toasters - The Very Best Of

another compilation sent to me in the last few days and it does exactly what it says on the tin.21 tracks from this great N.Y band and my favourite track 'devil and a .45' is included here.not a lot else to say today except listen,dance, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Ultra rare ska part 1 - apparently!

hi kids.this post comes courtesy of mike in devon again and i thank him for sending me the link.its a nice compilation which im assuming may be of japanese origin only because of the manga style character and writing.i really dont know.ive not listened to it the whole way through yet but it seems like a good listen and enough to get you dancing in the kitchen while you make lunch!anyway its time to listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Damned - Radio One Sessions

another nice damned compilation for you this morning is the snappily titled 'the radio one sessions'.not to be confused with the post below this is one recorded for several different d.j's.anyway who cares really who it was recorded for its a great one for your now all you have to do is listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
another new link sorry again!

The Damned - Sessions of the Damned

the second damned related post is this one consisting of various sessions recorded at the bbc.a lot of your old faves are here for you all to without any more waffling from me its time to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
new link (sorry listeners!)

The Damned - Live in Newcastle

the first post today is this cracker of a live show from the damned.the sound quality is brilliant and it comes with some nice cd cover art also.featuring a fantastic version of ignite and generals this cd definitely deserves a place in any music lovers then now you can pogo till you pass out, laugh at the captains between song banter and amaze yourselves with rat scabies drum solo,and of course listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!

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