What's on your turntable right now?

Hi guys,I am curious to know what your playing right now or any songs that seems to be always hanging around your turntable.I am sure I'm going to discover some cool tracks.So... don't be shy and let me know.As far as I am concerned this one since to be always around and playing at the moment: Cheers,Laurent,Les BOF!

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    • ... while we enjoy you doing it!
    • No problemo, fella :)

  • In the fast changing musical tastes and indulgences of all and sundry, the ethics in music that I've always found, is that it's always been about music that mods like as opposed to mod music. To me personally there is no such thing as mod music but the expansion of great musical experience, be it retro, contemporary or ahead of it's time. Mood music with roots rather than mod music, as the 'individual', which if I'm not mistaken is what being a mod is all about.     

    • Ha ha ;0) 

      I do believe the 'Listen To This…' thread was started for the reasons stated.

  • This isn't a dig at anyone (or everyone) on here but I find it depressing that so many mods listen to either 60's music or modern bands trying to sound like they are from the 60's.  I always thought Modernism was a rejection (on the whole) of the past and looking ahead.  It seems most mods are constantly looking to the past. 


    • I think you are right about the formative years frames. I am still listening to much the same bands and artists that I was listening to in the late fifties and early sixties. There are and have been some great artists and groups since. For instance I think Amy Winehouse is the best British vocalist in my lifetime. Instantly recognizable, creative and unique. Whether or not anyone else agrees with that assessment is irrelevent, because it is my taste and each of us hears the same thing differently.                          However I do not buy her stuff because it does not put me back there in the late fities and early sixties and  nothing can,  or replicate the times I had when I was young, and full of the certainty and optimism of youth.

    • I think you'll always love the bands that you grew up with and its unlikely you'll ever love a band in your 40's the same way you did in your teens.  Maybe its because I didn't grow up in the 60's that I find the constant 60's music references dull and boring.  So my point really doesnt stem from those original 60's mods but for the newer generation mods who seem to obsess on times gone by.



    • Well Dave I am not a Mod. I was/am a Modernist. We were into what was called Modern jazz at  the time. I frequented jazz clubs in Soho. By and large that was Ronnie Scotts, The Marquee and the Flamingo when they only played jazz.

      I was responding to frames point about the effects and influences of ones formative years. I am not qualified to comment on the debate on here about Mod music.               I can tell you that Soho in the time I frequented it was an entirely different place to what it is now. Ordinary people lived there. It was quiite seedy and down at the heel. Not the preserve of the chattering Metropolitan elite it is now.                                                  

       I do not find any period of social history dull or boring because it is a reflection on the evolution of societry.I will grant you that there are dull and boring people, who can normally be identified by their opinions.

      I can tell you that when I started down that flight of stone stairs at 39 Gerrard Street and I could hear strains of Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Joe Harriot etc. playing, or walked into the more swish Marquee or Flamingo banged out with sharp dresser, male and female, it had a profound effect on me. I can only hope that everyone on here have  had similar experiences, when they have been out doing their thing.

      There is/was not the same diversity of opinion about the music I listened to. It is generally accepted that there was about a  thirty years period which was a golden age for Modern jazz fans. That is not to say there are not some very good stuff after that so it is a generalisation.

      Mod appears to be different. It stemmed from really young people. I mean kids. At nineteen, I was young among the people I moved with, Perhaps that is why Mod is more diverse. Not better not worse but more volatile, like younger people.

    • Have you ever taken a look at the top five on your profile, Dave?
    • That was when I joined, music I listened to that day, the next day could (it would) have been totally different and the next day different still (i never update it), I won't constantly listen to that type of music or seek that music out infact quite the opposite, always on the look out for something new.  I'm not anti 60's i just don't obsess about that time as others seem to do.

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