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Mod~The Importance of a Label?

 Mods aren't into labels, can that be true? In the hope of lively but civil discussion i'd like to play Devil's Advocate. I argue that mods were/are extremely partial to labels.   60's mods sort out Fred Perry, Levis and Clarks Desert boots…

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graham montague replied to darcy's item Smart hairstyles
"I got inspiration from Burt Bacaract ....... a very cool old bloke, even in advancing years. It depends of course, on your age, and I confess to being over 30, so the look appeals to me."
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Johnny B replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"LoL me too Chris. It was regarded as plastic Mod parkas."
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Johnny B replied to darcy's item Smart hairstyles
"If you don't like the Weller/Gallagher one darcy.
Lots of Mods have a short back n side with a side shed or crew cut. MG has sent you in the right direction."
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Johnny B replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
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Ben Maxted replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"Mike 
yes I know this track,earlier you said it was Screamin' Kay Hawkins so i thought it was a cover!!
Tom Waites did this track too,ok if you like Old Tom but one track is enough for me from him and that would have to be "Deep in the heart of Satu…"
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espresso kid replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"Hi mate
here's a link to SJH's cover of heart attack & vine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xLBQIWeAjI
I only really liked the Piano's on the Beach track, I think there are probably vinyl versions available but mostly seemed to be available as down…"
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Ben Maxted replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"checked out Jacques Renault E?Kid but preferred "In the middle of the night" and "My Baby loves me" is there an album with all these tracks on?
respect
Ben"
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Ben Maxted replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"hmm dont know that one Mike but I'll take your good word for it?
Have you been to the Castle Cellar Bar at Cardigan? they have blues R+B nights there some Friday nights.Tonite is Surf Rock whatever that is?,Beach Boys?!
hope things are working for y…"
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espresso kid replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"Hi Ben et al can I counter with Screaming Kay Hawkins cover of Heartattack & Vine split 50:50 on whether it's better than the original put he certainly brings additional edginess to his version.
Also heard this yesterday and thinks it's a little dif…"
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Mod Goddess replied to Mod Goddess's item What I bought today...
"When I saw that image on Google, I thought "Poor little things", but you'd be happy to know frames, it rarely snows in Ballarat! ;-)"
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Ben Maxted replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"Screaming Jay Hawkins" I put a spell on you" all other versions are less.
Ben"
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frames replied to Mod Goddess's item What I bought today...
"These kangaroos - should they be out in the snow ?"
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Alan S replied to Mod Goddess's item What I bought today...
"I was in Italy Kevin and only seen Erdinger and Warsteiner but I think I`ve seen Paulaner in my local Supermarket, I`ll give it a try:-)"
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Kevin replied to Mod Goddess's item What I bought today...
"Try Paulaner and you'll never have to spill Erdinger again, trust me, haha!"
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Alan S replied to Motown's item Objects of desire - Mod or General
"Cheers Motown, it`s my pride and joy, bought it 3 years ago, it was 12 years old, with 17,000 genuine miles on the clock, serviced every 3,000 miles at the mazda dealer, so no dodgy turning back of the clock. The leather seats were like new and it l…"
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Alan S replied to Motown's item Objects of desire - Mod or General
"The MG`s certainly looked nice Motown, I used to have a Midget with "wires". You where lucky to have one that was reliable, it was obviously well looked after by yourself and the previous owner. Yes you do get waved at by other MG owners, it`s a gre…"
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Motown replied to Motown's item Objects of desire - Mod or General
"Nice looking car Alan, love the British Racing Green colour."
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Alan S replied to Motown's item Objects of desire - Mod or General
"On the back of a lottery win, this baby is what I would have though, a Ferrari Daytona Spyder, as seen in Miami Vice....................beautiful:-)"
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