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My Dad was around in the Mod revival and he introduced me to it all. Music has always been on in the house and growing up I've heard all sorts of stuff (but I'm still discovering!). I had always liked the music, but it wasn't until my first year of secondary school that I properly became a Mod. I heard a few tracks by The Jam (whom I'd heard growing up, but couldn't remember which songs were theirs as it had been years since I'd heard them properly). After that I watched a few of their TOTP appearances along with some songs they did on The Old Grey Whistle Test (Billy Hunt, In The Street Today and 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street specifically). I remember seeing Paul Weller and thinking "I like what he's wearing, I'd like to dress like that". After that, I asked my Dad about what Mods actually are (this was about 5 years ago now). I've never looked back. Unfortunately, however, I have never personally met any other Mods my age, as most of the ones my age are up in London. Anyway, I've gone on long enough and have spent more time writing this than I have on the rest of the fucking website. See you around.
Top 5 tunes at the moment:
1)SHE REALLY DIDN'T CARE - THE DIRECT HITS 2)HERE IS MY NUMBER - MAKIN' TIME 3)TOO NICE TO TALK TO - THE BEAT 4)NOW I'M ALONE - THE LOST MINDS 5)FLYING SAUCER ATTACK - THE REZILLOS 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.
If you've never heard this album, do yourself a massive favour and listen to it. It's by Anthony Meynell of Squire, and is in my opinion one of the best albums ever released, certain…"