Monday, 31 January 2011


So bring the brummies on! a 4-1 victory against a very well organised Hereford United,who ran us in circles in the 1st half,only for the Wednesday to decide to turn up in the 2nd with J,Johnson having a excellent 2nd half scoring one and basically running the game!How quick has this last month gone? no sooner was xmas and new year out of the way and january reared its ugly head! all those expectations of what you are going to do differently in the new year fastly disappear quicker then a blade at half time with his team the usual 2-0 down!Anyway the mighty sheffield wednesday's non starter of a xmas footy fest slowly limped into the 1st game of the new year away at Huddersfield with a rather poor return of losing 1-0 to the terriers, 5 days later it was looking like the usual going out in the 3rd round of the FA Cup away at bristol city, with a poor 1st half out of the way wednesday came out of the starting blocks quicker then the robins and knocked 3 goals in, all within the space of 15 mins, job done next round.
A  2-2 home draw in the league against charlton athletic after having been 0-2 down after 6 mins and nearly winning it, with the crowd starting to chant for irvine's sacking which is slowly gathering speed, next game   0-0 at half time away to (Real madrid if you listen to irvine building the opposition up) Leyton Orient to stroll out 4-0 loss!The next game at home to Yeovil Town and yes you have guessed it, chasing the game again,and against a 9 man yeovil in front of a piss poor crowd of 16000,for us just to sneak a point out of it with johnson scoring with 4 minutes to go,surely irvine will be on his bike.
So music wise ive been listening to a lot of john peel sessions that i downloaded early in the month,of which ive uploaded some and got quite a few more to add to the blog,managed to also get tickets to see madness at sheffield 02 academy, which is a rearranged gig as the december one was cancelled due to the snow,so ive got a returned ticket!!Hopefully i will get uploaded sometime this week another Real people post, i got sent some demos early in the month and i keep forgetting to do the cover and get em uploaded so thats going up sometime this week! loads of you are visiting so please add yourself or just leave a comment!

Sunday, 30 January 2011


Martin must have read my mind, as ive been playing this all week on the mp3 player and i had the draft just ready to publish! so great minds think alike!Here's  the teardrop explodes from 1979, 4 great tunes,ive got the 1st 2 albums and they are nothing short of brilliant,i even got to see em a couple or 3 times,once they split i never followed julian cope it was all that tree hugging stuff that put me off,having looked on the net there is quite a few other peel sessions and bbc stuff that the teardrops did,which i may try and chase down,anyway here you go from that great year to be a teenager and into music i give you the Teardrop Explodes.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Generation X john peel session from 1977
1 Rock on
2 No No No
3 Gimme Some Truth
4 From The Heart


Enough of this talk of women from tv and music! lets get on with the serious stuff! here's a great little session from 1979  of Madness from the john peel show, what a classic!
The Prince
Bed & Breakfast Man
Land  of Hope & Glory
Stepping Into Line

Monday, 24 January 2011


This is for martin you must have read my mind!
The Adverts john peel session from 1977,a classic band who had a great run of excellent singles,one of the 1st punk bands to make the charts.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Another john peel session, this time it's the Uk Subs from 1978,some of the peel sessions are available to buy and download from various other blogs so this is nothing really new, i was pretty much into the 1st two albums by these and saw them on a couple of occasions when i was still at school, yet another band that had a great run of really good singles and again always had great picture covers,anyway heres the Subs from 1978!

Friday, 21 January 2011


Heres the 1st of a couple of XTC peel sessions that ive recently got, these are nothing new as they are readily available on the net,i downloaded something like 5GB of peel sessions last week and just working my way thru them, some good some very good and some very very bad! (FGTH) which i may add as an example of a peel session going wrong!
1 She's so square
2 Crossed wires
3 Radio in motion
4 Science friction


Im not really a "metalhead" but you gotta make an exception with motorhead with this 1978 peel session, and very good too!!

louie louie
keep us on the road
tear ya down
i'll be your sister

Friday, 14 January 2011


Here's the 2nd album release from the skids,2 albums in a year!, 1979 was the release date of this controversial album,mainly due to the "aryan" cover which gave more then a hint to The 1936 olympics posters and the german style gothic text,this was quickly withdrawn, how quick im not really sure,as i had a giant poster of this same cover on my bedroom wall which i got from a gig,to be replaced with something less  controversial,and for some reason some of the songs got a remix and the running order was altered,the 2nd release however featured the original cover in the background as a photo on the wall, Here's the original tracklisting
Side one
'Dulce et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)
Pros and Cons
Home of the Saved
Side Two
Working For the Yankee Dollar
The Olympian
A Day in Europa
Peaceful Times

great album and very different from Scared to Dance!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


A classic album from a totally underrated band, the skids came from dunfermline in fife,scotland and i think where founded in 1977 by stuart adamson on guitar, bill simpson on bass,tom kellichan on drums and not forgetting the great richard jobson on vocals/guitar,i 1st got into these with the "sweet suburbia"single in 1978,and i got most of the singles after that, i remember seeing the skids play sheffield limit club on a matinee performance which was full of 13-18 years and it was a riot, with richard jobson doing that great dance he had kicking his legs all over the place,and with the very low ceiling banging his head a few times! ive uploaded the "Scared to Dance" 1st album, yet another  album im having a serious revisit to,after something like 30 years! a truly great album full of great guitar and singalong lyrics, i can just see myself 30 years ago bouncing along truly demented to the great songs of the skids!!
Heres the tracklisting of the original album, the download has extra tracks from the cd release!

1. Into The Valley

2. Scared To Dance

3. Of One Skin

4. Dossier (Of Fallibility)

5. Melancholy Soldiers

6. Hope And Glory

7. Saints Are Coming

8. Six Times

9. Calling The Tune

10. Integral Plot

11. Scale

12. Charles

Saturday, 1 January 2011


Paul weller world cafe radio interview from 2008, features 4 acoustic songs, 3 from 22 dreams, not got any more info on this recording but presume its american radio station.