The Society of Cool!
I was just editing the bit on my page with the five favourite tunes of the moment and thought to myself it's a really difficult question to answer honestly and completely. I know it's a kind of question to see if a person is actually serious about joining the mod generation site, after all we wouldn't want the site full of rockers would we?
Anyway I thought it would be easier to answer the initial question with what kind of sound do you like, what is the soundtrack sound that accompanies you personally on your journey through life, the theme for your universe/world. I shall share mine first to get it started with some pictures to add to the feeling of it :)
1)The instrumental sound of Link Wrays guitar.
2) The Famous Bo Diddley riff
3) The guitar riff in "You Really Got Me/All Day & All Of The Night" The Kinks
5) A voice like Van Morrison in "Them" or Mick Jagger .
In terms of my life soundtrack it depends on what's going on/how I feel - (I'm not gonna stick to 60s stuff, I'd be lying if I did)
I guess its bipolar - Joy Division and the Smiths one week and Madness/90's blur the next!!
But always love jangly '66 guitar riffs, reversed solos, indian harmonies, distorted bass, maracas, public announcement samples etc etc in my music. Increasingly though I think more and more about the songs I've written and arranged myself.
Nice answer young modster, I think the 50's / sixties influence most of the music I like including all the new bands. It's a wild rock and roll / punk/ mod/ psych sounds I tend to listen too old and new. Certain song writers have opened gates for me also. I'm kind of forgetting lyrics that's have had an effect also but for the sake of the thread I'll stick to sounds influence. I forgot to mention Blues Harp that's another instrument I like to hear on a 45 or at a live gig .
oooh can't beat a big of mouth organ! I think just anything 'weird', that's gonna frighten mainstreamers is pretty attractive to me!!
A Theremin haha
but of courrrrse ;)
I've been brought up listening to the 60's British versions of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley songs , my folks tell me that it must be in the blood because I'm the third generation that gets it haha. A good punchy electric beat and some strong harmonica seems to get played all the time in our house and everything else sounds a bit empty.Not just Berry & Diddley,but the Chess based blues stuff that the original mods liked does it for me as well.
Looks like you have received some excellent tuition in decent tunes Jordan. I wish I had received a bit of that at the start.
Yes good taste IKris..... early
I think they are bands mods like, I have been to see the Cribs when they did the N.M.E show in Nottingham a few years back , they were excellent, I also have the Courteeners first album which has some great tunes on it.