Kevin Haskins compilation CD

Being inspired by the current Poptone (Kevin Haskins / Daniel Ash) tour I decided to finish my Kevin Haskins compilation CD I had been trying to put together for years. Track selection has been made out of 10+ hours of various songs, music library tracks and film / TV soundtracks made by Kevin Haskins (mostly with his partner-in-crime Doug DeAngelis under the name Messy). This compilation contains only my personal favourites.

01, The Entrance (01:02)
02, Ascension (03:37)
03, Long Cold Silencevocal version (03:04) (*)
04, In Cruel Mirrorslong version (04:26)
05, Party City (02:19)
06, Exile (03:27) (*)
07, I See Through Itshort version (02:16)
08, I Want That (06:32) (*)
09, Cliff Hanger (02:02)
10, Dub Dealer (02:12)
11, The Sun’s Gonna Shine (02:12) (*)
12, Waiting In Vain (02:08)
13, Make You Believe (04:26) (*)
14, One Hundred Reasons (02:38)
15, The Hunt (02:12)
16, Heavy Manners (02:08)
17, Highervocal version (05:45) (*)
18, Sonar (02:09)
19, A System For Shutting Everything Out (02:49) (*)
20, X Theme (02:07)
21, I’m Slipping Awayvocal version (03:10) (*)
22, Crystal Blue (03:30)
23, The Bridge (02:32)
24, Wishing Well (02:03)
25, Breathevocal version (03:18) (*)
26, Doing Time (02:03)
27, Leaving (02:19)

(*) – includes vocals

All tracks by Kevin Haskins / Doug DeAngelis except
Track 03, 25: Kevin Haskins / Doug DeAngelis / Richard Harris
TracK 05, 14: Kevin Haskins
Track 06: Kevin Haskins / Doug DeAngelis / Jack Wall, vocals by Cindy Wall
Track 08: Kevin Haskins / Doug DeAngelis / Flea
Track 13: Kevin Haskins / Doug DeAngelis / Jessicka
Track 19: Kevin Haskins / Doug DeAngelis / Flea / John Frusciante / Josh Klinghoffer



Roger Rideout – Dangerous Age

Roger Rideout began playing lead guitar and singing in a local Northampton band ‘Jam’ in 1973 (not to be confused by a Woking outfit fronted by Paul Weller some years later during the burgeoning punk rock movement).
His bandmates were school friends Chris Day (rhythm guitar) and siblings David (bass) and Kevin Haskins (drums). With Day shortly to be replaced by another local lad, guitarist David Stretton, ‘Jam’ began playing the local club and pub circuit and built up a sizeable following.

A change in musical climate however, promoted a change in direction for ‘Jam’ which ultimately led to its demise. The Haskins brothers would initially continue to work together as ‘Grab A Shadow’(with Stretton) before joining forces with guitarist Daniel Ash and vocalist Peter Murphy to create Northampton’s most famous export the glam / goth pioneers BAUHAUS.

Roger’s musical journey took a back seat to some degree whilst he created a very successful furniture business, but he continued when he could so much so that he became sound engineer for Northampton band August Bank Holiday. He also had stints in Ignition and Memory Lane until 1983 when he was approached by midlands band and highly acclaimed Beatles Tribute act Accrington Stanley, whom he is still playing with today.

We (Accrington Stanley) are best known as a Beatles tribute act and me being left handed was perfect as a bass player in a Beatles band!

Roger Rideout

The band have appeared on BBC and ITV television as well as radio playing both their own material and Beatles covers, Roger was invited by an American band and assorted session musicians to play bass and keys on a series of Beatles covers in Abbey Road studios, London, in studio two in fact where The Beatles recorded most of their Abbey Road output. In the late ‘80’s Roger set up his own recording studio, initially a very basic affair but this is now a fully equipped hi-tech studio that he uses to write and record, amongst other projects he has recorded and engineered tracks for Hank Marvin for his Songs From Evita set.

Of late Roger, David Stretton and their original bass player David J (Haskins) were re-united (the first time they had played together in 40 years!) briefly when they played a faithful rendition of The Kinks Lola together at The Clissold Arms (birthplace of The Kinks) in London and most recently Roger and David Stretton have collaborated to record covers of their former bandmate’s (David J) I’ll Be Your Chauffeur and Fingers In The Grease both tracks appear on the just released Kanreki a 60th birthday celebratory album for their original composer.

A lifelong Beatles aficionado, (It was Roger who brought This Boy to ’Jam’ resplendently (with David Stretton) recreating Lennon and McCartney’s trademark harmonies) he recently fulfilled his dream by playing in Liverpool’s prestigious Cavern Club.

With Dangerous Age, Roger has produced the ultimate driving record, an obvious tip of the hat to the 1960’s but with a 21 century twist.

Dangerous Age fuses lush harmonies with rock guitars, swathing keys, subtle Hammond motifs and classy lead hooks. This eleven track album contains all original material, as well as self-producing the record, Roger plays every instrument, sings every lead and every harmony. So open up your heart and as he says on Always On My Mind…let him in.

Dangerous Age is available now from


© Andrew J Brooksbank May 2017

Dangerous Age

Dangerous Age

To get your copy please send your inquiries to Andrew Brooksbank.


David J – Radio Sessions CD 3

This is a follow-up to my David J radio sessions compilation CDs including several recent sessions to promote his great upcoming double album Vagabond Songs and few leftovers from An Eclipse of Ships era and a real rarity from 1990.

01, Little Star 2:04
02, National Anthem Of Nowhere
03, Hot Sheet Hotel
04, The You Of Yesteryear
05, Hot Sheet Hotel
06, Almost a Menage a Trois
07, The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By
08, Almost a Menage a Trois – conclusion
09, Goth Girls In Southern California
10, In The Wake Of Lady Blue
11, The Day That David Bowie Died
12, The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By
w/ Johnette Napolitano 5:37
13, Tower Of Song
w/ Johnette Napolitano 4:45
14, The Day That David Bowie Died
15, In The Wake Of Lady Blue
16, Vezuvio’s Window
17, The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By
18, In The Wake Of Lady Blue
19, The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By
20, The Day That David Bowie Died
– incomplete 2:22

Total running time : 01:16:51

Track 01-02 : 1990 KCRW Snap
Track 03-04 : 2014-05-01 Sirius Xm
Track 05-08 : 2014-05-24 Afternoon Delight, 90.9 FM KRCL
Track 09-13 : 2017-04-17 The Mint, Hunnypot Radio
Track 14-17 : 2017-04-27 Where the music matters, KEXP-ORG 90-3FM
Track 18-20 : 2017-05-03 Music Middays w/ Doug Jayne, Studio A, KRCB Radio

The Happening – 1984

The Happening zine

September: (1st) David displays self-made collages as his contribution to ‘The Happening’ a multi-media event created by Barry Hale and Mitch Jenkins held once again at The Derngate in Northampton as well as playing a set with The Jazz Butcher Group. Kevin Haskins and Daniel Ash contribute proto-Bubblemen wall paintings. David additionally contributes (along with Alan Moore) three pages to the events associated fanzine. Also included with the pages of the zine is a feature written by The Wigmore Society…aka The Jazz Butcher.
David J Timeline (c) Andrew J Brooksbank

‘The Happening’ art magazine was limited to 100 copies, each copy had been numbered individually and came in a large A4 sized envelope. Contributors to the magazine were Alex Novak, Terence Walpole, Barry Hale, Pat Fish, Tim Perkins, Mitch Jenkins, David J and Alan Moore.

  • Alex Novak had 3 promo pages about his band Religious Overdose and Attrition (including a detailed Attrition discography).
  • Terence Walpole had 2 pages with drawings and a poem called ‘In Time All Must Return To The One’
  • Barry Hale had 3 pages including one with title ‘The Doris Day Story’ and another with stills from ‘Jesus Sutcliffe’ – one of a series of 5 second films from CSAWZA
  • Mitch Jenkins had a pages with a photo entitled ‘Homme Fatale’ and series of photos entitled ‘For The Love of Tea’.
  • David J had 3 pages of ‘Sabotaged Sheets’ cuttings / collages.  Some of his ‘Sabotaged Sheets’ were shown recently at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco as part of Wall of Sound exhibition.
  • Alan Moore contributed with 2 pages of an otherwise unavailable piece called ‘An Excerpt From Alan Moore’s America – An Impossibly Rich Celebrity’s Guide’. This piece describes his way back to Kennedy airport on the last day of his American visit.  There was an article published with same title, ‘An Impossibly Rich Celebrity’s Guide’ in Escape Magazine #6 the same year which had just a few lines about the events described here in detail.
  • Tim Perkins contributed one (or two) page(s) to the zine. He also did music score for a thematic Audio6-Visual6 series, one 2 min. video piece entitled “Facade part 7” that had been screened at the event. Score comprised songs like “Sticky Buns from Hell“, “Perverse Chick”, “Death of a Nation” and “Drug store sex”.
  • The Jazz Butcher (Pat Fish) also contributed a 2 pages piece called ‘Soviet Intelligence And The Secrets Of Invisibility – from the current concerns desk of the Wigmore Organisation’. (Thanks to Andrew J Brooksbank for information)
  • The Happening envelope also contains a copy of Time Devours / Stranded In The City 7″ by Trance

It’s pretty interesting to see how  contributors crossed paths after ‘The Happening’ event, see later Emperors of Ice Cream (Alan Moore and Tim Perkins), The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels (Alan Moore, David J, Tim Perkins), Show Pieces (Alan Moore / Mitch Jenkins), recordings of London/Trampling Tokyo (Alan Moore / Pat Fish), various photo sessions for David J / Love And Rockets / The Jazz Butcher  albums by Mitch Jenkins, production of Love and Rockets video ‘ The Haunted Fish Tank’ by Barry Hale etc.

M.C. Nightshade And The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra

Carpe Noctem is available on CD now!

Carpe Noctem

My Carpe Noctem collection

  • Deluxe LP edition (limited to 100 copies)
    • Numbered limited edition print, signed by John Dunivant
    • LP, numbered & signed by David J, John Dunivant and Joshua James
    • Bela Lugosi’s Dead / St. James Infirmary 7″ single
  • Try your luck LP edition (limited to 400 copies)
    • LP, numbered & signed by David J and Joshua James
    • Bela Lugosi’s Dead / St. James Infirmary 7″ single
  • CD – Indiego edition
    • CD album, signed by David J
    • Thank-you card signed by David J
  • Bela Lugosi’s Dead / St. James Infirmary 7″ single
  • Theatre Bizarre 2015 promo card signed by David J
  • Theatre Bizarre 2016 promo card

The Dandelion Set – A Thousand Strands 1975-2015

Glyn Bush (Rockers Hi Fi, The D-Go-Tees) and PK (aka Mr. Liquorice) played together in bands like Carnelian and Stanton Walgrave and wrote music for Alan Moore’s Another Suburban Romance in the ’70s. Now they are together again under the name of The Dandelion Set (also featuring Sam Coppen on clarinet, alto sax and vocals) and their debut album is available to pre-order from Buried Treasure.

The longplayer has tracks from their 2013 EP, some new tunes and never-heard-before music from Another Suburban Romance play. This tracks were recorded from the original sheet music with lyrics provided by Alan Moore who also wrote sleeve notes and featured in ‘Judy Switched Off the TV’.


Live version of ‘Dark Doorway Launderettes’ (aka The Whore’s Poem) from the very first The Dandelion Set gig.



David J – Online tracks compiltion

Here is a list of David J tracks I have collected from (mostly) online sources over the years.

Various rarities

01, Gospel According To Fear – Extended 1983
taken from ‘Bethel’ tape 1983
02, Can’t Get Used to Losing You – demo 1978
taken from Dreams And Desires tape 1984
03, Fear Is A Mans Best Friend – Kingston Poly 1983
audio taken from live video from
04, Falling In Love Again – Missives From The Burning Stage
taken from David J’s Myspace page
05, Straight To Hell – Live 2007
taken from David J’s Myspace page
06, Men Leave (featuring Anthony) WNYU radio (better quality) 2002
taken from David J’s Myspace page
07, Strange Attractor – Sleaze – The Unperceived Image 7″ 2007
taken from David J Myspace page
08, Spalding Gray Can’t Swimm – George Sarah – Who Sleep The Sleep Of Peace CD 2012
taken from David J’s Myspace page 2007
09, Evocations – Extended
taken from Three Myspace page
10, See Saw Sky – Unreleased
taken from Three Myspace page
11, Phantom Quartz – Unreleased – Gem Hall sessions for the Sonic Scenery event
taken from Three Myspace page
12, Being Boring – Very Introspective, Actually: A Tribute To The Pet Shop Boys CD 2001
13, Pilgrims, Martyres And Saints – KXLU 2002
taken from
14, I’ll Be Your Chauffeur – KXLU 2002
taken from
15, My Life In Art – KXLU 2002
taken from
16, Angel David – Jarboe – The Men Album 2005
17, Boulvard Of Broken Dreams – Live 2009
taken from David J’s Myspace page
18, Who Killed Mr Moonlight (with The Upsidedown) – Live on 2004-08-14 at the Ohm in Portland, Oregon
audio taken from live video from
19, The Moog – The Passion of Lovers (with David J)
taken from You Raised A Vampire 7″ 2009
20, Time – Live – The Epicentre, San Diego, CA 2006-04-18
audio taken from live video from
21, The Trees In Silence Sing
taken from
22, Empathy
taken from
23, Journey To The End of Faith
taken from
24, Crocodile Tears And Velvet Cosh – Live – 2001-05-23 – Garage, London, England, UK
audio taken from live video from
25, The Bottle, The Book or The Dollar Bill – David J & The Glossines – The Bottle, The Book or The Dollar Bill 7″
taken from David J’s Myspace page
26, 2000 Light Years From Gold Street – Demo
taken from Dodgem Logic bonus CD – Nation Of Saints – 50 Years Of Northampton Music 2008
27, Girl On Fire – Demo 2007
taken from (,
28, Silver For Gold – Demo 2007
taken from Silver For Gold Myspace page
29, Memphis Ghosts – Candy On The Cross B-Side 1992
taken from David J’s Myspace page
30, This Town – Fingers In The Greese Promo 1990
31, Holiday On The Moon – Live – 2002-02-26 – Goldfingers, Los Angeles, CA, US
audio taken from (low quality) ‘Direct your own David J video’ application from 2002
32, Fingers In The Grease – Remix – Fingers In The Greese Promo 1990
taken from
33, Devils Muse – demo 2005
34, Black Dahlia Theme – instrumental 2005
35, Dagger In The Well – Home demo – “Recorded live, one mic, one take” 2004
taken from
36, Who Killed Mr Moonlight – Live – 2001-05-23 – Garage, London, England, UK
audio taken from Estranged preview / Upstairs London 2001 DVD from
37, Guitar Man – Instrumental part
audio taken from Estranged preview / Upstairs London 2001 DVD from
38, Golden Hair (with Vinsantos) – A Light Awake Inside CD 2008
39, Hank Williams To The Angels Of Death w/Marcelo Radulovich – digital single 2008
taken from David J’s Myspace page
40, Bloodsucker Blues – Blood Sucker Blues 7″ 2010
a – pre-release radio premiere – incomplete – 2010-01-05 – Neat Neat Noise radio show
b – full pre-release version taken from Shok’s Soundcloud page
41, Tidal Wave of Blood – Blood Sucker Blues 7″ 2010
pre-release version taken from Shok’s Soundcloud page
42, Take You Deep – Tres Vampires (Johnette Napolitano, David J. & Shok)
taken from Tres Vampires MySpace page
43, Time – .2 Contamination: A Tribute To David Bowie
44, Babai – Clorofila (backing vocal by David J) – Corridos Urbanos CD 2010
45, Loraca’s Death – Not Long For This World (Vinyl Version) 2011
46, Mexican Drugstore (unreleased mix) – Panóptica – Ahora Yo a Ti 2005
47, Desierto – David J & Pepe Mogt 2008
taken from Pepe Mogt’s Soundcloud page
48, New York I Love You But You Bringing Me Down – Mix 1 – LCD Soundsystem cover 2009
taken from David J’s Myspace page
49, Don’t Block My View – Grab A Shadow – acetate 1975
taken from David J’s Myspace page
50, Song To The Siren – Tim Buckley cover
taken from David J’s ReverbNation page 2014
51, All The Girls I Never Kissed – Frank Sinatra cover
taken from David J’s Bandcamp page 2014
52, Ghosts Are People Too – Five Beats One EP 2011
taken from 2011-10-07 – Scream For Peace radio show
53, Blood Bound – Tres Vampires(Johnette Napolitano, David J. & Shok)
taken from Shok’s Soundcloud page 2014
54, New York Telephone Conversation – Lou Reed cover
taken from David J’s ReverbNation page 2014
55, Blue Hour In Berlin – demo Dortmund 2014
Kickstarter download
56, Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Undead is Forever) 2013
digital download
57, Almost a Menage a Trois 2014
digital download from David J’s Bandcamp page
58, Who Killed Mr Moonlight – acoustic 2014
taken from David J’s Bandcamp page
59, The Corridor – Strange Attractor (feat. David J)

Tracks from the attic
Outakes, demos & rarities (1985 – 2005)

01 – The Carnival Is In Town (1985)
02 – The Shadow (1985)
03 – The Letting Of The Blood (1985)
04 – Endless Sleep (1987)
05 – Vincent In The Flames (1988)
06 – The Man In the Moon (KCRW radio session) (1989)
07 – Bomber’s Moon (1990)
08 – Loner (1990)
09 – The Bottle, The Book And The Dollar Bill (demo)(1990)
10 – Some Big City (demo) (1990)
11 – South Side Blues Blues (out take) (1990)
12 – Some Things Last A Long Time (cassette demo)(1990)
13 – Shelf Life (demo) (1990)
14 – Playboy Mansion (demo) (1990)
15 – Saint Petersburg, October ‘69 (out take)(1990)
16 – Spaceball Ricochet (1990)
17 – Before Positive Was Negative (demo)(1990)
18 – The Most Beautiful Girls In The World (demo) (1991)
19 – Metaphorical Love Song (1991)
20 – A Passport And No Tears (1991)
21 – Oh No, Not Another Song Writer! (demo) (1991)
22 – The Song Is Dead (demo) (1991)
23 – Betty’s Diner (1993)
24 – 2000 Light Years From Gold Street ( cassette demo ) ( 1998 )
25 – Y.S.L. ( 1993 )
26 – California ( Have A Nice Apocalypse! ) ( 1994 )
27 – Out Of Saint Petersburg ( demo for a movie ) ( 2002 )
28 – Stole From The Storm ( demo for a movie ) ( 2002 )
29 – At This Kind Of Wedding ( demo for a movie ) ( 2002 )
30 – Men Leave ( WNYU radio session ) ( 2002 )
31 – Mickey Rourke Blues ( WNYU radio session ) ( 2002 )
32 – Damascus ( 2003 )
33 – Albino Dog (2003)
34 – ‘Feel Like Robert Johnson (2003)
35 – Albino Dog (demo)(2003)
36 – Cure For Pain ( 2007 )
37 – Dagger In The Well ( For Elliot Smith ) ( 2003 )
38 – Ascension ( 2003 )
39 – Pseudo 17 ( demo ) ( 2004 )
40 – Smashed Princess ( demo ) ( 1990 )
41 – Life In Laralay ( 2007 )