Friday, 2 November 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
Here's a great band from sheffield with a serious love of good sixties/garage/punk music,What a great name! you just know when certain bands have great names they are going to be good, and good is what they are in fact fucking brilliant is more like the word,ive not got around to seeing the band live yet,ive met a couple of the lads briefly and one of the lads dad who looks after the band and has a great deal of faith in the band (proper father)
You can also find more seeds music at the link below
Monday, 22 October 2012
Wow Hawley at the magna centre with the BBC Philharmonic great BBC 6 recording of Richard Hawley just before starting his recent UK Tour.This recording features various songs from across Hawley's recent albums,Great to see Hawley touring again and the new album "standing on the sky's edge" is so good and quite heavy in places,and with yet another reference to sheffield in the title
Friday, 18 May 2012
Things in life can go full circle,from the age of 20 onwards when my mod/punk period ended and all the great bands i had followed had split up,i strayed down different paths,from around 1983 or so music took a great big back seat,all my mod gear got sold off to the younger up and coming mods in the area and i descended into the arms of the designer labels,however over the last 30 years ive been a constant customer of a shop called Direction,The shop has been selling quality clothes for well over 30 years and the same lad has owned it all that time,and he has always been ahead of fashion,last week i was in and bought a Pretty Green tee shirt,proudly walking back along woodseats with my purchase in a direction bag, and this has been a regular thing since 1983,me with a big smirk on my face with a direction bag walking along woodseats,i did this 30 years ago and still doing it now, as was commented to me by a old school friend,"you never change" so where is this leading?To start with ive had nearly every type of "the latest" pair of jeans thats come out over the last 30 years,far to many to mention and describe,So here i am with my 1st pair of levi 501s in around 15 years,took me a while to get the right fit,years ago they where just the one shade and style now theres loads of different colours, me i want the traditional ones the ones i had back in 79-80!
I dont know the history in great detail of the 501s but various youth cultures over the last 50 years have made it there own, they feel like no other jean,and a slight alteration makes them the property of "your culture! the teddy boys and the rockabillies would buy longer fits and turn them up by 4-5 inch, the skinheads would have them cut and turned halfway between the knee and the ankle to show off the tops of the DMs,punks would rip em, mods would turn them up by 1 inch, some would bleach them,i once bleached a pair of old levi's when i was 16 back in the summer of 1980,it was belting down with rain and my parents where away,my best mate was round at ours and we had 2 pairs of jeans in a bucket of bleach sat right in the middle of the garden,when there was a knock at the door,on opening the day there was stood there a little old woman around 80 years old with a young boy maybe 7 or 8,she was my mums cousin from dublin and she had on the spur of the moment come over to england and decided to visit us via manchester,she came in and stopped a couple of hours to just dry off,by this time me and my mate had completely forgot about the jeans outside in the bucket,when we did we ran out and found we now had 2 pairs of completely white 501s,not quite ruined but not quite what we where after!,i had at one time 8 pairs of 501s,thats all i ever wore,along with Fred Perry and Ben Sherman's that was my kind of uniform.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Back to work we go! 4th Jan came around and back we where,a few days before everybody was wishing each other a happy new year etc and back on planet reality its just the same old same old,groundhog day whatever you want to call it, for myself and family,2011 was a hard year,although i did manage to keep the new year resolution that i made myself,hurrah!! and financially in better shape which in these times can only be a good thing, many thanks eBay!!
Monday, 30 January 2012
Here is 4 john peel magazine sessions, found on a disc earlier this week and thought i would share it with you! great band magazine and the 1st album "real life" ive recently "rediscovered" after 25 years or so! here are 4 sessions, im not sure if they actually did anymore but these are very very good indeed!
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
i first came across the killermeters years and years ago one night at a small club in the suburbs of sheffield, namely the KGB club which at the time played a lot of northern soul tunes, this night however it was a mod night and as usual around this time there where was loads and loads of scooters parked outside it was truly a great little venue,what i heard was there single twisted wheel which was a song that was basically about what was happening the KGB at the time! the b-side was SX225 which was a great scooter song,so here we are back in 2012 and i was hunting thru some cd's and came upon this great comp of just about everything they recorded all together on one great cd,the later tracks are from when the band changed there direction and became soldiers are dreamers(yes i know) got to see the killermeters couple of years ago and the band gig every now and again, theres not much chucked about on the internet about this truly great band apart from the usual myspace stuff,im sure they would benefit from a proper website eh?