Saturday, December 03, 2016

Friday, December 02, 2016

Louise Brooks

Back in the early 80s we were really into Louise Brooks. She was our hero.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wilko and Lew Lewis

Photographed by the Bad Detectives at Dingwall's Bristol.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bad Detectives in 1978

More snaps from the Youth Wing here
Ralph Mitchard


Friday, November 11, 2016

Gardez Darkx

 Bristol Post-punk band

Friday, October 21, 2016

Aberfan disaster

50 years ago was this tragic event. Read about it here

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Trowbridge's Finest - Moskow

Around the 77-78 period this group was hot and in demand.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Waterloo (1990)

Canadians from the War of 1812

Ali of the 46eme

the 3eme - my group

Ralph Mitchard

Joan before the model of La Haye Sainte

Sunday, October 09, 2016


Listening to Stupidity and thinking about what life was like in Frome in 76. Saturdays were spent in the town centre and we processed from one record shop to another. For some bizarre reason we used to go in the Settle cafe for a pot of tea which would be tried to last as long as possible. Being cheeky and misbehaving was the order of the day but not far to get ejected or banned. Pubs chuck out in the afternoon so groups of semidrunk youths from the 3 Swans would emerge down cheap street. Any
thing on tonight? Has to be it's Saturday!

40 Years ago today - Dr Feelgood Stupidity is Number one album

I remember this LP well. It was well received to be sure around Frome. In fact me and Henry Hutton of the Bad Detectives tried our own version of the cover at my parent's house. A bit of Frome musical history - we were only a duo then bass and drums came later.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Adge Cutler documentary

The story of Somerset's greatest poet

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mud Dogs (2001)

Turn it Up! Somerset's blueswailing Mud Dogs (Ralph Mitchard guitar and Big Rich Vocals harp) from 2001 when the music (self-penned) was a hit on the Tyning Inn jukebox. Bass is by Oz and drums Johnny Rench. Recorded in a front room by Phil Cass. Download it for free here

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Changing Radstock

When Radstock was a building site. By Sue Mitchard

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Animals & Men free album download

Go here to get our recent compilation on Radstock records Where Are All Your Friends?

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Bad Detectives vinyl

The Bad Detectives

...Are In Mild Peril! 10-Inch Mini Album

10 Inch £13.00

Release Date: 04/11/2016 -  preorder here

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Frome comic con

Recorded in Lyon Animals & Men 2009

Photos by Caryne. We played a gig at Grrrnd Zero in Lyon and recorded some tracks - this is two - the others you can download from the Free Music Archive
Engineer Damien Paulet

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Radstock Subway by Peter Kirkland

Here is a view no longer there due to the remodelling of the town centre.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Undertones book

Sue has been really enjoying this. I'm next.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Press Darlings - early press for Adam and the Ants

Thought I'd scan some of my Adam and the Ants clippings. Hopefully someone will like them. Some I had to reduce on a photocopier in order for them to fit on the scanner. Sorry they're not complete - just a flavour of the times.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Vintage NF&OE

Pinterest page for my old French & Indian war endeavoours.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New book from Radstock Museum

“Radstock Reminisces” written by Radstock Museum Volunteers, £15.
A new book on Radstock, compiled by a group of Museum volunteers, charts the history of Radstock from village to town; celebrating its people, buildings and industries.
The history is brought to life with relevant articles reprinted from “Five Arches” magazine, personal memories from Museum Volunteers  and additional items from the Society’s Archive.
The production of the book has been supported by a donation from the Radstock Town Council and all proceeds go to the museum.

 Radstock reminisces £15 from Radstock museum.
Sue popped into the Museum and picked up this large paperback and we weren't disappointed. The articles are mostly taken from the Five Arches magazine and they cover all aspects of Radstock history. Photos are also there to enjoy. In short a great addition to your library

Friday, May 13, 2016

Radstock Pillbox

One of Radstock's reminders of a wartime past - pic by Sue Mitchard

Sunday, May 08, 2016