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UK Premiere of Wayland’s Song.

Fri 20th September- 7pm – Kirkcaldy Film Festival- Adam Smith Theatre
£7.50 (£6.50) Festival Pass: Entry to every film and event over the three days: £48 (£40)

Starring Michael Nardone, Orla Brady, Rob James-Collier

Born in Kirkcaldy, brought up in Ballingry, Richard Jobson became a punk icon as the teenage singer of The Skids. But in recent years, it’s as a film director – and one at the very cutting edge of digital technology – that he’s made his mark.

His latest feature, premiering at the Kirkcaldy Film Festival and made using cloud-based Adobe software, is a gripping parable of our times. Wayland (Ballingry native Michael Nardone) returns home injured from service in Afghanistan only to discover that his daughter has vanished without a trace. As he’s drawn into a quest to find her, he ends up on a journey in search of his own damaged soul.

Part of Kirkcaldy Film Festival 2013, download the full programme of films and events here.


The Skids Live 2010

Starring The Skids, Ian Rankin, The Gospel Truth Choir

20th September 9.45pm – Kirkcaldy Film Festival – Adam Smith Theatre
£7.50 (£6.50) Festival Pass: Entry to every film and event over the three days: £48 (£40)

Three years ago legendary punk band The Skids reformed for a gig in their old stomping ground of Dunfermline. With lead singer Richard Jobson now better known for his filmwork than his music, it’s no surprise that the concert was recorded by Jobson’s regular film making team and spliced together with an onstage interview carried out by novelist Ian Rankin.

The result is amust for fans:not only is Jobson particularly candid about the band’s early days, but that set list – Working For The Yankee Dollar, Into The Valley, The Saints Are Coming,Masquerade –speaks for itself. It’s been out on DVD for a while… but is a must to view on the big screen.

Richard Jobson will introduce this screening.

Part of Kirkcaldy Film Festival 2013, download the full programme of films and events here.


BOX SETS ADDED for the last week of the sale!

UK SUBS, THE SKIDS & THE RAMONES box sets have been added to the Summer Sale. Previously £12.99, these 2 CD Deluxe Box Sets are now £10.99 including UK Delivery. Only available at that price this week!! The sale ends this Sunday. These box sets come in a luxury clamshell package and feature 2 Discs in their own wallets plus a detailed booklet. In the case of the SUBS and SKIDS ones you get detailed liner notes on each single and a copy of the artwork. The Skids booklet even has the B-Side of the artwork scanned it! These are the ultimate Single Collection from both bands. And the RAMONES…… Well it’s the RAMONES!!!!

UK SUBS – Complete Punk Singles Collection – CLICK HERE
THE SKIDS – The Singles Collection 1978 – 1981 – CLICK HERE

Paul Hammond has yet again done a brilliant remix, this time its Out Of Town with some great noises and mixing, Im sure this will make a great new addition to your music collection.

You can view this on Youtube below ……..

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German Review from

Punkrockgeschichte pur und das gefangen in einer hübschen Pappbox, auf Zwei CD’s + 20 Seiten starkem Booklet in der es reichlich Infos zur Band und den einzelnen Singles gibt, die hier zusammenfasst und ausnahmslos akribisch gesammelt (inklusive der B Seiten!)

Sammler wissen dass sich dort meist der echte Hit versteckt) auf einen Schlag zu kaufen gibt. 77er Punk / und erste Welle Punk Fans dürften daran genau so Freude haben, wie die Freunde der späteren leicht wave-igen Ausflüge der Band, die mit „The Saints are Coming“ einen der wichtigsten Punkrocksongs ihrer/dieser Ära geschrieben haben, der nicht nur von GREEN DAY Dekaden später noch einmal ins rechte Licht gerückt wurde- und das absolut zurecht! Das ganze wurde zudem noch einmal komplett neu gemastert von niemand anderem als Tim Turan – und bei aller Liebe zum alten Sound, bei dem es ein „zu dreckig“ nicht geben kann, aber: Die Skids haben in der Tat noch nie so gut geklungen.

Grandioses Werk, fulminante Zusammenstellung, mit Liebe zum Detail. Für die eigene Sammlung eine gute Gelegenheit (ähnlich der superb zusammengestellten U.K. SUBS Singles Collection Box auf gleichem Label) sich auf einen Schlag alles wichtige und prägende dieser Band zu sichern, deren Einfluss schlussendlich weit über den Punkrockzenit hinaus reichen sollte. Insgesamt 33 Lieder lassen uns an verqualmte Clubs, enge Lederjacken und Zwei Finger fürs Establishment denken und pusten uns die raue und gerechte Luft alter Tage um die Ohren.

Get it!!

7/7 (Bezirk 7 Mag.)

Rough Translation to English

Punk rock history pure and trapped in a pretty cardboard box, on two CD’s + 20 pages thick booklet in which there is plenty of information about the band and the individual singles, the collection meticulously summarizes all the singles (including the B side!)

Collectors know that they have a hidden gem to buy all at of these at once . ’77 Punk and the first wave punk fans should just have it for fun, as  friends of the late light wave-owned tours of the band, involved with “The Saints are Coming” one of the most important punk rock songs of that era, only decades later  Green Day put it again into the light, the absolute deal! The whole CD set was also mastered from scratch by none other than Tim Turan – and all round loverof  the old sound, which can never be “too dirty” , however: The skids have in fact never sounded so good.

Great work, brilliant collection, with attention to detail. For our own collection is a good choise (like the superbly compiled UK SUBS Singles Collection Box on the same label) to ensure everything as important and influential, this band should extend their influence far beyond the final  punk rock zenith. A total of 33 songs that we have to play in smoke-filled clubs, think tight leather jackets and two fingers for the establishment and blow the rough and air the old days around the ears.

Get it!

7/7 (District 7 Mag)

The Singles Collection 1978-1981

Available from Captain Oi

LAST FEW REMAINING ITEMS LEFT! – less than a handful of these DVDs left, have you got yours? THESE WILL NOT BE REDONE, this is the last of these stock items left to buy directly from Richard Jobson

The Skids Live 2010 DVD is now available as a special offer and discounted price.skids-live-dvd-special-offer

The Special Edition DVD with Promo CD is available to buy direct from Richard Jobson and is now only £12 including postage and packaging.

The Skids Live 2010 DVD is Region 2 PAL (UK) so this disc may not be suitable for playing in other countries and is not a multi-region or region free disc.

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The Skids Live 2010 DVD contains the following tracks: Animation, Of One Skin, Melancholy Soldiers, Thanatos, Yankee Dollar, The Saints Are Coming, Scared To Dance, Charles, The Olympian, Hurry On Boys, Charade, A Woman In Winter, Circus Games, Masquerade, Into The Valley, Fields.

The DVD also includes interviews with Richard and also footage from the Fifer Festival 2010

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