Wednesday, October 12, 2005

That's how Punk I am.
"I'm not payin', I'm investing".
My best excuse yet for droppin' way too much cash on wax. Came up with this after realizin' I picked up over 50 LPs in the past three weeks. No way am I ever gonna find the time to listen to it all...
Tomorrow is John Peel Day in the U.K. The BBC has put up a great online archive of everything Peel: Videos, music, picture galaries and a very detailed archive of all the Peel Sessions.
The Beatstalkers are back...Scotland’s No.1 Beat Group

"The Beatstalkers are back {all original members}. This legendary band from Glasgow will be taking to the stage for a one off reunion concert at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on the 23rd December 2005. It will be their first time on stage together since their heyday 35 years ago when they caused mayhem wherever they played. They were famed for their riotous shows, selling out venues across Scotland, which attracted thousands of screaming fans crammed into venues such as The Barrowland and Dennistoun Palais to hear their authentic brand of r’n’b, soul and psychedelic sounds. During a lunchtime concert in Glasgow’s George Square they whipped their audience of 7000 fans into such a frenzy they caused a riot which brought the centre of Glasgow to a stand still. They also had a residency at the famous Marquee Club in London and appeared on Ready Steady Go. The Beatstalkers reached Beatle-like "superstar" status in their homeland becoming the first Scottish pop phenomenon. The support bands will be "The Thanes" and Figure5 plus Special Guests. They've been revered by fans and collectors over the passing decades, with only snatches of the group's material trickling out on compilations aimed at the '60s beat-mod connoisseur. Finally after years of fruitless waiting, Ika Records released the first ever anthology on CD in June this year. Due to its success, this lead to endless calls for the band to reform and play live. Read more about the fascinating times of The Beatstalkers."