Tuesday 31 October 2023


This months posts from October 2023 will be the last.

This blog was started in April 2012 and after over 10 years, it's time to call it a day.
Since starting this blog, a lot of the music has been re-issued, re-mastered and is now available again, making a lot of these posts redundant. The advent of streaming services means my own self made compilations can also be easily put together.
The blog will stay up, it just won't be updated. The links will stay as long as they can. Apologies to everyone who can't access the links.
Thanks to everyone that read this blog, I hope you found something you liked.

The Smiths - Anthology 4


Self made compilation

01 Shoplifters Of The World Unite
02 Half A Person
03 London
04 Sheila Take A Bow
05 Is It Really So Strange?
06 Sweet And Tender Hooligan
07 A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
08 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
09 Death Of A Disco Dancer
10 Girlfriend In A Coma
11 Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before
12 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
13 Unhappy Birthday
14 Paint A Vulgar Picture
15 Death at One's Elbow
16 I Won't Share You
17 Work Is A Four-Letter Word
18 I Keep Mine Hidden
19 What's The World?

Tracks 1-3 released as a single January 1987
Tracks 4-6 released as a single April 1987
Tracks 7-16 from 'Strangeways Here We Come' L.P. released September 1987
Tracks 17 & 18 from the 'Girlfriend In A Coma' single, released August 1987
Track 19 from the 'I Started Something I Couldn't Finish' cassette single, released November 1987

The Smiths - Anthology 3


Self made compilation

01 The Queen Is Dead
02 Frankly, Mr. Shankly
03 I Know It's Over
04 Never Had No One Ever
05 Cemetry Gates
06 Bigmouth Strikes Again
07 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
08 Vicar In A Tutu
09 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
11 Asleep
12 Rubber Ring
13 Money Changes Everything
14 Unloveable
15 Panic
16 The Draize Train
17 Ask
18 Golden Lights
19 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby

Tracks 1-10 from 'The Queen Is Dead' L.P. released June 1986
Tracks 11 & 12 from 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' single, released September 1985
Tracks 13 & 14 from 'Bigmouth Strikes Again' single, released May 1986
Tracks 15 & 16 released as a single July 1986
Tracks 17 & 18 released as a single October 1986
Track 19 unreleased single from October 1986

Tuesday 26 September 2023

The Smiths - Anthology 2


Self made compilation

01 William, It Was Really Nothing
02 How Soon Is Now
03 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
04 Oscillate Wildly
05 The Headmaster Ritual
06 Rusholme Ruffians
07 I Want The One I Can't Have
08 What She Said
09 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
10 Nowhere Fast
11 Well I Wonder
12 Barbarism Begins At Home
13 Meat Is Murder
14 Shakespeare's Sister
15 Stretch Out And Wait

Tracks 1-3 originally released on the 'William, It Was Really Nothing' 12" single, August 1984.
Track 4 released as the b-side to 'How Soon Is Now', January 1985.
Tracks 5-13 released on the L.P. 'Meat Is Murder', February 1985.
Tracks 14 and 15 released as a single, March 1985.

Goatherder - Live at The Parish Hall, Burgh-by-sands, July 1st 2023


01 Priest's Mill Pond
02 Pica Mast
03 Prusten
04 Slow Education

My last live gig, recorded this summer.

DJ Shadow - Hindsight


Self made compilation

01 In-Flux
02 Hindsight
03 DJ Shadow's Theme
04 Lost and Found
05 What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Part III)
06 What Does Your Soul Look Like? (Part II)

My own companion to 'Endroducing', made with early singles and E.P.'s.

Thursday 31 August 2023

Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angels


Self made compilation

A1 Freedom
A2 Earth Blues
A3 Cherokee Mist
A4 Angel

B1 Dolly Dagger
B2 In From The Storm
B3 Beginning
B4 Night Bird Flying
B5 Drifter's Escape

C1 Straight Ahead
C2 Drifting
C3 Pali Gap
C4 Astro Man

D1 Hey Baby
D2 Hear My Train A-Comin'
D3 Belly Button Window

The third and final instalment of the Hendrix recorded archive compilations is here.

This album attempts to pull together the recordings made by Hendrix and The Cry Of Love band (Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox). After Band Of  Gypsys, Henedrix really tried to get his new album together; completing and mixing many of the tracks he had started over the last year or so.

Again, presented in album format length, this represents the final recordings.