The Society of Cool!
...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 were five demos that were recorded and given a brilliant review in Melody Maker in March of '83. John and David relocated from Dublin to Los Angeles and added Tim…Read More
Added by John Fallon on February 27, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments
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...
The Cafe on Broad Street we went to, could have been straight out of the film, not…
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 to play on the club's record player - usually a Dansette. The records would be 7" singles, they were the order of the day. 6s 8d…Read More
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 noticed whenever I went into town on a saturday, punks with spiked…Read More
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…Read More