The Society of Cool!
Couldn't give a monkeys to be quite honest. Each to their own. I've always mixed with people of all styles and all fashion's. For example...if other people want to walk around with a plastic bag on their heads...let em.
I have a very wide taste in music and listen to all kinds of non-mod stuff. But Mod is what i like and love most. Speaking of electronic music i'm a big fan of Kraftwerk and Ladytron but the chances are most Mods will hate that type of stuff.
But...IMO you carn't beat black american R'n'B/Soul/Jazz and the West Indian sounds of Ska and Reggae and both the Brit' 60's Beat sound and U.S.A. Garage and Psych'.
Wasted a bit of time with- don´t know the exact term- trip hop/easy-lounge in the early 2000´s, but it pretty soon got boring. What remained from that phase is a love for Morcheeba and italian duo The Dining Rooms (St Etienne, as I explained in a discussion of it´s own, to me directly resulted from the modernist tradition so I don´t rate them as "another genre").
For the life of me I can´t understand peoples fascination with Kraftwerk (there is good music with german lyrics around, but not... this!?), Gordon, but all in all I´m with you as far as black american music and its british emulation is concerned. And enough new stuff in that tradition keeps coming up (interrestingly, updating my top 5 tunes recently, I noticed that no british artist made it in currently!?)
I have all their LPs including their early ones. Sharp dressers too.
For the most part, I find myself ignoring most "modern 'pop' music" and I'm not much of a fan of EDM.
But beyond that, I love a wide array of musical styles and listen to quite a lot of stuff that might shock some Mods.
I have to say I agree with Gordon when he says Mod is what he likes most and that you can't beat R&B, Soul, Jazz, British 60's Beat, Garage, Psych, Ska, and Reggae.
Personally, I'd throw in a bit of the '77-'80 era Punk to that list, also (especially The Buzzcocks and Stiff Little Fingers).
Additionally, I highly enjoy "orchestral" soundtracks---especially the scores for a lot of 1960's Spaghetti Westerns by composers like Ennio Morricone, Francesco De Masi, Nora Orlandi, Bruno Nicolai, and so on.
There is quite a bit of folk and folk/rock that I like, too.
I like a lot of Swing music from the 40's and 50's (and the small revival of it we had here in the States a few years back).
I even have favorites among Indian and Hong Kong pop music, as well.
I think I can safely say that the only genres of music that I am not too fond of are Opera and Country & Western.
Although, as to the latter, I do have to confess to liking a few things here and there.
I try hard to not keep myself in a box, musically speaking.
I really do think it is better to be able to go "anyway anyhow anywhere" when it comes to music.
And, also to echo Gordon's comments regarding fashion...I am very much an "each to their own" sort of guy.
But, for me, Mod will always rule.
Yes, of course, Buzzcocks, Ramones and occasionally I put on my NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS album.
And don't leave out The Undertones Kai ?
Yeah, teenage kicks right through the night!
Yeah! I love The Undertones, as well!
I wouldn't go near modern pop music or electronic dance as it's not music it's just noises from a computer. Ill stick to my garage :)
Any one know where I can buy a decent plastic bag for my head
The Byrds are my greatest love musically. In the 1970's got into Folk and Folk Rock,(Fairport Convention, Albion Band, Richard Thompson etc) which continued into the 80's with the Pogues and the Men They Couldn't Hang.
Alongside continued to love 60's Soul R&B.Can't say that there's anything I've heard of modern pop which is any good.
Mike - Love The Byrds.