The Society of Cool
I always liked The Chords. The British Way Of Life is great [as is most of their other stuff]. Purple Hearts were good too and also listen to The Small Hours & Les Elite from time to time..... There are a few other odd tracks that I really like but don't really know too much about the bands [opening up by The Circles for instance]. I guess from your reference to the Gents and Times that we are about the same age and missed the revival by a few years....
Good call Glen,The Chords have some cracking songs,Maybe Tomorrow,Somethings Missing,British etc.The Glory Boys album by Secret Affair is still a favourite of mine as well,lots of 1 hit wonders from that period.I recently played the "Sawdust Ceasers" album and had forgot half the bands on there.
no mate i was there in 79 was only 13 but missed a lot of these bands, just went under my radar lol. to busy listening to secret affair, the lambrettas,s ect. was a bit lazy looking for other bands. now digging up these bands and kicking myself.
There does seem to be a certain amount of snobbery towards some of the revival bands at times. I have to say that I have always liked a lot of the music that came out from that period, and probably always will.
Hi, I like The Chrods too, they are great. I also like The Jam.
The Jam mostly and Secret Affair, some of the stuff by The Chords and The Purple Hearts were ok but didn't care much for the rest.
Maybe Tomorrow was a stand out track; my favourite band from that period are the Purple Hearts, although they were far better in the studio than live. Saw them in ´85 I think, after their Pop Frenzy album (it was called that, wasn´t it!?). Loved the Merton Parkas, too, when I became a mod; don´t know why they are often ridiculed these days? (Mr Andy H?) Later (and 1-2 years was much later at that age) I was truly obsessed with Ed Ball and his Times. Wish he was still around (not just doing Times revival gigs, I mean).
it,s the sharp sound of these bands i,m loving all over again. i think opening up by the cicles, totally captures the spirt of the time.
Yes mate, great track!
Secret Affair´s Behind Closed Doors and Business... never really sounded mod to me at all. Musically they were somewhere between Spandau Ballet and Ultravox. Yes I know i got myself a lot of enemies now, hahaha. Time For Action was OK...for 15 yr old me :-) Recently got myself an LP by The Jolt, wasn´t aware of them as a kid. Were rather quite punk, too!
But you know what I mean. They had this horrible thing called "Hymn", I think; Secret affair had something in the same vein, called "Streetlife Parade". Oh god, all the Secret Affair fans on here are gonna crucify me, hahaha! Now, talking REAL music, have you got the 20 ROCK`N`ROLL HITS album by the Milkshakes, Andy?
You mean the Hobbit´s into Spandau Ballet? Hahaha!