Well it was third time round for The Mojo Club, at the Bear Tavern, and it was another exceptionally good night, with a few more guys and girls from the Birmingham Mod scene turning up along with the daters from the Dating site and everyone had a gre
Post Quadrophenia mod story!
It’s the summer of 1981 a young boy of 15 is on holiday in Morecambe with his grandfather, whilst his family are on holiday in Blackpool. Too young to go for a drink he takes his grandfather to the pub and betting shop, a
After last months first Club Mojo you never know if its going to be any good the second time round. What with kids off school, taking the parents spare cash and an opening ceremony for the Olympics on the same night, could this one be as good?. Well,
Bunny Lee: ‘The main t’ree people was when I come a Englan’ forty odd years ago, right, was who now . . .? Mrs King . . . and . . . husband name Benny. Benny use’ to come a Jamaica too, yunno, an’ put out – a get record. Him use’
The Mojo Club
So if any of you are looking for a Mod night with a difference then look no further than Club Mojo at the Bear Tavern in Bearwood, Birmingham.
First off it is run by Colin from RETROSOUNDSDJ who does a few gigs in and around Birmingham
My record list from The Scene Club...
The Markeys - Last Night
Hank Jacobs - So Far Away
Slim Harpo - King Bee
Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog
Charlie & Inez Foxx – Mockingbird
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom Boom
James Brown - Night Train
Wilbert Harrison - L
Here are some fantastic clips from French channel ina.fr which unfortunately cant be embeded properly on the Video page so I am adding them here instead.
This weekend found me at The Knights Quest pub in Blackheath on the outskirts of Birmingham. It is a regular venue for bands and has something on every week. As there was nothing going on in the city centre (well not that I could find) I took myself
The Urges, from Dublin, have been around since 2007, playing an energetic and exciting brand of garage rock and thrilling audiences with their live shows.
However, not being the types to plod along playing the same old sounds, they have
Last Saturday I took myself off to Club A-Go Go held in Birmingham city centre at the Victoria pub. Now the flyer on here said get there early as it is popular and gets full, so I did. The club is held upstairs and wasn't open just yet, but in the
Some questions have been raised in recent days over the Scottish Mod Rally to Ayr, organised by Friday Street. These question came about as the Station Hotel which hosts the event has recently come under new mangement and it has been reported that t
Brum Beat Mod Night
So Saturday night I took myself off into Digbeth in Birmingham for the Brum Beat Special, having just only got back into the scene, or should I say trying to, more about that later !!. I wasn't sure what to expect, so dressed acc
Thanks for the kind comments about part1.
I would head straight down to the music shops in Shaftsbury Avenue and then onto CARN
Here was me a spotty 16 yr old, into punk, when I believe I watched the 'London Weekend Show' with toothy Janet Street Porter, one Sunday morning - talking about these things called 'mods' I was immediately smitten, all my mates were punks or skins
...MOD to Psychedelic...
Described as VERY '60s...1660s, 1760s, 1860s and, yes, even 1960s The Steppes were originally formed as a powerpop trio in 1982 by brothers John and David Fallon with drummer Eddie Grzyb under the name, "The Blue Macs." There
The film Quadrophenia was, as most of you know, a massive influence on the 80's Mod scene, it was our bible on film, we done all that we could relating to the film, here are a few episodes to intrigue you. All this happened in and around Birmingham..
Being born and growing up in London’s Eastend it was inevitable that I would come across the great music and fashion called Mod. The music could be heard in any Church Hall Youth Club that we attended. People would bring their records along
So, there I was, a schoolboy in his last year, just coming up for seventeen, Punk rock was riding high, the year, 1979. One of my favorite "punk" bands was a three piece known as The Jam, I liked there style, I liked their suits. I not
Mod Girl Memories
Back in 1982 a young mod girl stood back and admired her first scooter-a black Vespa 90 with customized Union Jack side panels. Bleached blonde and bouffanted wearing a little too much black eyeliner and an oversized parka resplenden
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