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)THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT - THE CHORDS 2)INDIAN ROPE MAN - JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER AND THE TRINITY 3)DON'T POINT YOUR FINGER AT THE GUITAR MAN - NINE BELOW ZERO 4)BEAT BOYS IN THE JET AGE - THE LAMBRETTAS 5)ONE WAY STREET - NINE BELOW ZERO These are in no particular order.
Vespa, Lambretta or other?
Sadly, no scooter as of yet.