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Well, I'm a Mod (yeah, no shit Sherlock!). I was introduced to Modculture by my Dad back in 2013 after hearing and watching clips of The Jam. I'd been into The Beatles and The Who before that point, along with hearing a vast array of other music while I was growing up (but didn't know about Mods until I was 11). After that, I began listening to the bands I already knew more intently, while also listening to things I hadn't yet heard and increasing my musical knowledge. At first, I began to delve into the musical library of The Kinks, a band I had heard a lot growing up. When I was 12, I started to listen to The Small Faces. Luckily, my Dad was around during the revival, and as a result introduced me to bands such as Secret Affair, The Chords, Squire, The Purple Hearts and many others. Additionally, he was able to provide me with information about the post-revival bands such as The Prisoners, Makin' Time and many more. I started my record collection when I was 13, the first record I bought being a copy of 'All Around the World' by The Jam for £2. Of course, my wardrobe strengthened too, over time. I also enjoy music that isn't exactly Mod related, such as T.Rex, The Beatles (as I mentioned earlier), the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis (1969-1974), XTC and The Teardrop Explodes. P.S. I publicly declare Anthony Meynell of Squire to be the most underrated songwriter in history. The man is an absolute genius. (Typed on 22.07.19, I thought it needed a bit of an update!)
Top 5 tunes at the moment:
1)SOLITUDE SURROUNDING - ANTHONY MEYNELL 2) SNAKES AND LADDERS - THE DIRECT HITS 3)SKYLARK SOARING - SUGARPLUM 4)HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE - THE BEATLES 5)LAST TANGO FOR ONE - THE TIMES These are in no particular order. Favourite song of all time: TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK - THE JAM
Vespa, Lambretta or other?
Sadly, no scooter as of yet.
Originally released in 1981 on Dan Treacy from the Television Personalities label Whaam! Records, The Times were the brainchild of Ed Ball. He was a co-founding member of the Television Personalities, Teenage Filmstars and 'O' Level. This single is just over three minutes of pop perfection that will not leave your stereo for weeks. 'Red With Purple Flashes' is pure Mod revival meets 60’s pop that sits next to the Television Personalities, The Creation and The Jam in your collection. The flip 'Biff! Bang! Pow!' is another uptempo mod stomper that would have been an A-Side for most bands. The sleeve design features a pastiche of Warhol's Campbell's soup cans. Finally reissued on 7” so you don’t have to spend £200+ on the original. (Sean Forbes)Red vinyl for mailorder only. One per person.
Recieved this yesterday, thought I'd give it a review:
The first batch has sold out, but there are more on the way. Priced at £22 including postage (in the UK) is a new DVD release from Direct Records/Direct T…"