Monday, December 29, 2014

Around Clandown, Radstock and Kilmersdon by Ian Bishop.

Had this book for Christmas - it's great

£ 10.00
   + P&P
Around Clandown, Radstock and Kilmersdon by Ian Bishop. - Click for large image
Now available - a new book by Ian Bishop.

This book in the "Around" series concentrates on the villages and towns of Clandown, Radstock and Kilmersdon in what was once the North Somerset coalfield. In particular, there are many pictures of the railways and collieries around Radstock. The majority of pictures date from the first 40 years of the 20th century with a smaller number dating from the 1950s. With the exception of the pictures from the 1950s, there is an almost complete absence of motorised traffic. Paperback, 88 pages.

Supplied by: Bristol and Avon Family History Society
Format: Book
Ref: BST- L41

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bristol boys make more noise

This book on the punk era in Bristol has an unexpected gem of a photo - Frome punks Charlie and Nigel Fenby with Steve Keep pogoing to the Straits, an all-girl band from York who played on the stage at the Westway Cinema. There's a cd that goes with the book.

Friday, November 07, 2014

at 2.48 is our band from 1979 - thanks for Geoff for finding it

Women's Fall/Winter 2006 Sleeper in Metropolis - Anne Clark Don't Misbehave in the New Age - Animals & Men Drop it Like It's Hot - Snoop Dog That's the Way - KC and the Sunshine Band Work It - Missy Elliot Random - Lady Sovereign Buffalo Gals - Malcolm McLaren The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Thursday, October 09, 2014

New Age single Animals & Men reissued!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

You Excite Me Baby - the Terraplanes (Animals & Men) 1982

From the cd 'Revel In The Static' . Images are either from the time or of Frome Somerset where we lived. The line up had 2 singers - Susan Wells and Brenda Austin and 2 drummers Andy Payne and Geoff Norcott. Dave Mackay (bass) and Ralph Mitchard (guitar) also present.

A bit of shade

Ferrets don't like the hot weather - so Susan makes shade with sheets. She's also sneaked a few of her favourite plants in there too. What a summer?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Animals & Men in Paris

Here's us at the Danger Records Party #2 doing 'Easy Riding'. Copies of our 10 inch ep containing this song are available from Bandcamp.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

American Folk Blues Festivals 1963-1966: The British Tours

Recorded live for TV broadcast throughout Britain, these historic performances have been unseen for nearly 40 years. Filmed with superb camera work and pristine sound, 14 complete performances and 4 bonus performances are included by Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe Turner, Junior Wells, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Between 1963 and 1966 huge British tours were undertaken by the likes of Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, and Junior Wells. This release in the American Folk-Blues Festivals gathers footage from these tours, providing an amazing document of a historic time.

Battle of Montereau 1814

This battle took place this day 1814

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ralph Mitchard when he was in the Bad Detectives

I was vocalist harp player so I don't know why I am playing the drums but this was at our debut gig on a farm kitchen near Bruton. Note the bad spots - I was 17 I reckon then.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Gig in Paris

Supporting the ever brilliant Monochrome Set. Why not come along? 15th March

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The Stars Look Down 1940 - Full Movie

Movie about mining - a British classic. Wiki here