"I bought a copy of The Righteous Brothers singing 'Something Got a Hold on Me' the Etta James classic. They do it proud but not quite in the same league as Etta. The B side is 'Night Owl' a song most would maybe associate with…"
"Its weird to think on it now Johnny, but in 1981 or 82 the latter part of the 60s had not long passed. We (well maybe just me)were always amazed at coming across brilliant original gear so consistently in places such as the Briggait but I suppose…"
"I wish it was possible for me to be able to fit into the made to measure trousers I got made in 1982 and 83. One pair was light blue and looked fantastic with the covered buttons. Another pair (in Black) I got belt loops on them. They had a split at…"
"At the end of the day you have to do your own thing mate, but personally speaking I am just not a fan of auto scooters; I would rather give it all up than drive an auto.
I am not sure about your list, as far as I was aware both the LML and PX only…"
"When I was eleven (1975) there was no such thing as decent gear. Like all my peers i was wearing flares, platforms, trainees, or doc martens on my feet, star jumpers and snorkel coats. It was the sort of horrible gear you see in 70s northern soul…"
"Cheers Paddy, sometimes its hard to beat a good bit of classic Ska. Totally agree about the Yardbirds bluesy instrumental. I first heard it on an LP I bought around 33 years ago and loved it straight off. I had mainly bought it for some of the…"
"Its all about opinions Paddy. As a dancer I would possibly agree that the Jackie Wilson number is more suitable but I just prefer the SC one as an oveall song. I also have to admit that I became thoroughly fed up with Jackie Wilson tracks in the…"
I first got into the Mod scene around October 1980. By April of the following year I had my own scooter bought from Mickey Oates in Glasgow.
The best times undoubtedly came when I met up with a crowd of guys and girls and started to go to the lindella and Scene Club. Glasgow in 1981 was a fantastic place to be a Mod in, incredibly vibrant. Some times it was possible to witness more than 100 scooters gathering at the one time, and on one ocassion for a Scene Club shoot there must have been more than 200. A great scene, fantastic music, and as cool as it is possible to get on this earth.
Top 5 tunes at the moment:
Soldiers of Love - Arthur Alexander
Way Over There - The Miracles
Jeserene - Desmond Dekker & the Cherry Pies
Chills and Fever - Ronnie Love
Cry to Me - Solomon Burke
Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells
Thanks Chris mate, i appreciate that. I will certainly need a pointer on the best place to stay.Anywhere central to the the events would be terrific, I want to do the friday and saturday. Lol hope i can handle it ;-)
Totally agree Chris, its still a fantastic weekend and i love it. I'm already planning the Glasgow weekender. Lol i know its a long way off but with all the other nights i attend and the clobber you buy the cost racks up haha.
I've been told i'll need to brush up on my drinking skills as i'm only a lightweight. Properly cant wait for my Glasgow adventure mate,
It's kind of out growing itself a bit isn't it Chris. It was great and I had a really good time, you just had to be there a few years back to notice the difference.
Looking forward to Glasgow already, I've been warned I might leave a wee bit tipsy. Haha can't wait ;-)
Lol defo Chris, I think all our livers could do with a break after the weekend ;-)
If I'm honest Chris it's been far better in previous years and Im not sure if ill be there next year.
I'm defo going to Glasgow though, it's long overdue, I have such a great laugh with the Glasgow boys that I'm already looking forward to seeing you all again for a good drink and a chat :-)