This is slightly different to my usual posts but i felt i had to plug it here.if you are a fan of George Romeros films then you need to check this out.On November 12th/13th this year (although tickets for the 12th have sold out!!) you will want to be at Manchester235 casino for this amazing fan run event.you can meet some of the stars from Dawn of the Dead,Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead.This weekend is shaping up to be one truly unforgettable event.There will be interviews,photo sessions,merchandise stands,autograph sessions and some of the nicest people you will ever meet.for your chance to hang out with the stars pictured above click on the link below to find out how to obtain tickets for Sunday the 13th,but seriously dont delay they are selling out fast.Trust me you do not want to miss this !! WEEKEND OF THE DEAD
here we have a feckin brilliant blast of proper old school punk.recorded at the legendary vortex club in january of 1978.the band formed in Great Yarmouth in 1974 and were originally known as er.. Cosmic Love.never really hiting the big time they always seemed to pay support to the likes of xray spex and sham 69 etc.anyway kicking off with the theme from hawaii five O and throwing in two covers from the kinks we have a loud,fast and quite brilliant punk band.this is playing on the c.d player beside me as we speak.grab yourselves a slice of old school punk rock cake,listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
PLUS as a super bonus ive included their peel session for your enjoyment too! The Crabs !!
continuing the peel related reposts is this session from the drones.they started life as a manchester pub rock band in 1975 but by 1977 had reinvented themselves as a punk band.they moved to london playing at the legendary roxy club in covent garden.they also played a lot of gigs with the likes of xray spex, the vibrators and the stranglers.in december(?) of 1977 they recorded this 4 track session for mr peel at the bbc studios.i really like their storming version of the ronettes 'be my baby' which is included here.so at your next pogotastic punk party remember to play this session.enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! Drones Peel session
A 4-track collection of subs demos recorded in 1977.the tracks featured are 'telephone numbers','disease','tomorrows girls' and 'stranglehold'.this is a brilliant sounding collection that is screaming to be played loud.a great punk e.p sort of thing.ive been listening to this as i type and stranglehold is packed with old school punk rock goodness.i really think youre going to like this one.so as usual its time to crank this sucker up,enjoy some classic punk rock and then leave a comment on it.thanks! UK subs demos
REPOST REQUEST:while gobby junior is asleep ill continue with the peel reposts.this is another band that i have fond memories of seeing over the years,this set comprises their peel sessions from '77 and also some other BBC punk sessions.a great compilation for your collections.although its not the complete bbc punk sessions which used to be on the blog but now isnt(not sure why)so play this loud,pogo till your legs explode,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! Lurkers peel sessions
a great recording from the clash and a date on their infamous 'white riot' tour.supported by the jam ,the buzzcocks and the slits,this cd finds the clash at their early incendiary best.put this on a cd,put the disk in your hi-fi and play this sucker loud.enjoy some wholesome punk rock goodness and then leave a comment.thanks! Clash 77
a nice gift from camden dave this evening is this great live show from the jam recorded in 1982.its a good audience recording with a total of 27 songs for you.all that remains is for you to listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!
Evening all. this cd you see just above all the waffle im typing has been sitting on my hard drive for a long time now. ive got it on my eye-podd and everything and its a really good listen. anyway im posting it here now but the only thing is ive had it sitting on my computer for so long i cant remember who i procured it from originally. if you know who it was please say hello from me and i hope they dont mind me reposting it here as its the start of a great compilation series of B.A.D rarities and remixes etc etc. I have the first 8 volumes and i believe theres a 2cd version of a volume 9 but i cant find that anywhere, so if anyone has this and would be happy sharing it with the muebles listeners posting a link to it in the comments section would be brilliant. this first volume has 13 tracks for your listening pleasure so without further babbling from me please listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! The B.A.D Files Vol.1
Repost : this is a strange clash boot for you all today.i got it as a 2 disk cd-r a few days ago and honestly had never heard of it before.it seems to be a compilation of other bootlegs from 'd.o.a' and 'rudeboy' etc.theres also some live tracks from unknown(to me anyway)sources but disk 2 has a few remixes etc that ive not heard recently and some mescaleros live pieces etc.also on disk 1 is a track called 'rudy ska' that is supposedly a recording from the clash and the specials but to me it doesnt sound like either of them(in fact i know it definitely isnt so not sure why its on here!).i think this bootleg was originally taken from vinyl sources or at least a vinyl version seems to exist.i must see if blackmarketclash.com have any info on its origin.so have a listen and tell me what you think.if anything its another for the clash completists out there.so then enjoy it and leave a comment.thanks!
Happy new year everyone out there in interweb land. i thought it was about time i posted something new on the blog what with it being a new year and everything and what better way to kick things off than with a nice new clash related post. This one started life as outside broadcasts vol.9 but i then decided to make this just a remix/mashup collection as i was collecting so many tracks from people that i thought id do a volume 2 of this one.anyway there are 31 tracks for your listening pleasure including 2 great ones from http://magnum1971mixes.blogspot.co.uk/. (check out the blog some great clash and non related stuff as well).so without further ado please listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! Get Mashed Vol.2
hi all.ok id better explain a bit about this post.whilst listening ages ago to the clash version of garage punk classic 'louie louie' i remembered i also had several other versions of this track.i had ones by iggy pop,motorhead,the beach boys,the kingsmen,richard berry,black flag and so on.i thought it would be a good idea to try and compile as many other versions as i could.with all the ones i found this posting could easily have run for several postings,there are so many out there!ive put the ones i liked the best including all the ones mentioned above.theres some great instrumental and easy listening versions here too.so anyway if you like this song and like me youre a bit of an obsessive nerd(my wifes words not mine!) then youll love this.so here you go with 27 (yes 27!!) versions of one of my top 3 alltime favourite songs.sit back, listen, relax and enjoy this compilation of a proto-garage-punk-reggae-easy listening-headbanging classic.then leave a comment.thanks!
the following info is from http://www.wikipedia.org/ ."Following the 1989 breakup of The Damned, Vanian, guitarist Roman Jugg and bassist Bryn Merrick formed the Phantom Chords with Brendan Moon (guitar) and Clyde Dempsey (drums). In 1990, the debut single by the band ("Johnny remember me", a cover of a Geoff Goddard song) was released in the UK. However, although an 11-track album (including "Johnny Remember Me") was written, and Polydor planned to release it, this did not happen, and only two one-sided acetates of it exist."
this was a great band who i had the pleasure of seeing live at the borderline in london in about 1994ish and a great gig it was.they played a lot of their original stuff and if memory serves me correctly a damned cover or two.so now its time for you all to listen,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks!
p.s ive also included the 'b-sides' from the 12" johnny remember me for you all to enjoy!
another ruts offering for you this evening.this cd finds the band performing live at at the acton town hall in 79.to be honest the sound is a little rough in places but still perfectly listenable.there are 14 tracks for you here including dope for guns,i aint sofisticated,and of course babylons burning.so without further waffle please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! RUTS ACTON TOWN HALL 1979
This is a show recorded by The Clash II at Brixton Academy in December of 1984. It was a benefit gig for the families of striking coalminers in England and Wales. Its a really good sounding gig with 25 songs and another one cd i know youll want to keep. go here to blackmarketclash.com to read the full story on this and pretty much every clash gig ever.its a great website with hours of reading to be done. now then,please listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks!! Working in a coalmine vol.2
Afternoon all.this little post you see before you is a nice 15 track collection of ruts and ruts dc cover versions,remixes and mashups.One of the tracks is the ruts themselves recorded in cardiff in 78 i think and is a brilliant version of Jah war with malcolm owen being on top form.a few versions of babylons burning,jah war etc and other songs you all know and love. i have more tracks for a vol.2 and will get round to posting them eventually.so please listen,enjoy and leave a comment.thanks! Ruts Covers
Evening listeners.As requested by Johnny Caramello here is a repost of this great compilation , consisting of a don letts radio 6 show tribute to joe strummer and 4 'episodes' of joe strummers show for the bbc world service.i dont know a track list for joes shows but after a quick listen it strikes me as being a kind of john peel type of show where joe would play whatever he liked which included the ramones, big youth, ella fitzgerald etc.each of joes shows lasts about 30 mins so they make ideal podcast kind of listening.anyway they make for an interesting listen and i like them and hope you will too.so once again kids its time to listen, enjoy and leave a comment.thanks! This is Radio Joe
Morning all. while going through various hard drives and dvds this morning looking for vols 1+2 of the joe strummer 5 night stand(which i still havent found!!) i found this little gem. its a podcast version of john peels day on D.I.D which was originally broadcast in 1990.its about 40 mins long and is a great listen for fans of Mr. Peel. Unfortunately it doesnt include full versions of the tracks he chose but its still a great listen.so please listen,enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! John Peel - Desert Island Discs
greetings pop pickers!. got this little gem this morning from camden dave so i thought id take a short break from B.A.D to repost it here. Its the soundcheck from the infamous gig at the Winterland in Jan of 1978. Theres a lot of on stage jamming, sid playing ramones bass lines, the band run through a few numbers and lots of banter and swearing between the band and others. Anyway it runs about 20 mins in total. the sound is brilliant throughout but i suggest turning it up and hooking up a pair of good headphones to capture it in all its glory. you all know the history of this gig so without further ado please listen, enjoy and then leave a comment.thanks! Winterland Soundcheck 1978
Greetings Interweb users. This week i will hopefully be doing a load of reposts but to kick things off today i am giving you this the full 16 track version of Joe Strummer ans his merry mescaleros at the cambridge folk festival in 2002. Its a very good audience recording and i love it. Ive been after it for years and voila here it is. Featuring a mix of mescaleros and clash favourites this show really deserves a place in your collection. All that remains is to say thanks for reading,thanks for keeping visiting the blog and thanks for listening. Enjoy and leave a comment.Thanks!
originally formed in 1972 and going through several name changes and line ups the band finally settled on the name XTC in 1976.they released their first single in 1977 and their first album 'white music' in 1978.im not sure of the exact dates of the session recordings but i think one was recorded on june 24th 1977.anyway its better for you to just listen,enjoy some great music and then leave a comment.thanks get your XTC here kids!
evening all.a BIG BIG THANKYOU to Mr. Marky Dread for this one. the specials record store day release get it while you can, dont know how long this link will last. please listen enjoy and then say thanks to mr dread.! The Specials Dub Mixes
Well ladies and gents for the first time in almost a year the boxes in the wardrobe are being dusted down and re-examined as (for the time being anyway!)we are now back in business.its time to get back to posting choice punk,ska,film soundtracks and everything else in between.ive got a bunch of reposts to work through first so if you'll put up with those first ,then we can begin. reposts will begin this week most likely tomorrow as i begin the first of 5 days off work!!thankyou very much to those of you who have kept visiting,downloading and occasionally leaving comments. normal service is about to resume.thanks very much for your patience.
oh yes one more thing if you have seen any dead links you would like reposting ,then please please get in touch via comments or the message box thingy further down the page.muchas gracias amigos!