The Society of Cool!
The Moment were one of the best bands from the mid-'80s, perfectly blending hard Rickenbacker guitars with soulful beats to perfect the "Mod Soul" genre effortlessly. Well, now they are back!
Adrian Holder and Robert Moore have teamed up once again to release their latest 7" single on Heavy Soul…Read More
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Future legend records grew from the ashes of hardcore Mod record label Waterloo Sunset.
Like W.S its premiere act was Mod Icon Eleanor Rigby. Loved…Read More
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Look out for another great compilation from our own Robert Nicholls!
From his distant outpost in the Americas, original 60's mod Robert…Read More
Stepping into the 60’s soul and R&B genre we’ll start by looking at snap shots from the background of one or two of the founders and artists such as Motown’s…Read More
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Today we all know of the most popular record labels but why did certain labels thrive while others didn't? Certainly not through lack of talent, as any rare sides collector, dj or dancer will tell you. The label owners, the producers, writers, engineers and album…Read More
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The last thing you need on your feet in a rain drenched northern town in winter is a pair of suede boots. As the freezing droplets blow in over the Mersey and sting your face you can feel the gradual seep of water…Read More
Whilst I can see a plethora of 'style' articles on here that feature mohair-suits, Fred Perry shirts and parkas I can find no mention of my earliest generation of modernists from '61 thru '62 in London.
The lightweight suit (mohair) was important and so was the button down / tab collar shirt ( all plagiarised from visiting US modern 'jazzers' or seen on album sleeves) The US clothes were bought at…Read More
On 10 February The Strypes recorded their first session for the BBC at the Maida Vale studios for a Radio 6 programme hosted by Cerys Matthews. Luckily enough myself and Mark Tamplin managed to get along there (thanks to Mark) and made sure we were at the front centre of the stage for the performance.
You can listen to…Read More
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In the Sixties, Carnaby Street was the place to be, with clothes shops like Gear, Lord John and many more setting the trend for swinging London. The street was always alive…Read More
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|Article©: The Fishtail Parka, from war coat to fashion icon...
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The fishtail parka started life in service to…
THE BEASTS IN THE CELLAR
With Halloween behind us and the spectre of Christmas ahead, the darkness draws us around the evening fires to swap stories of mystery and suspense. We allow our imagination to populate the darkness with imaginary of abominations, hideously disfigured monsters and hopeless terrors. The Beast in the Cellar is a horror film…Read More
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Walking down the main street of a nearby small town I became conscious of my aversion to sportswear as a crowd of young men in hooded tops and trainers approached me spitting and smoking. As a teacher I’m not easily intimidated by today’s youth and most of the time teenagers get a bad press, but it was their sartorial attitude I was judging as much as anything else. Put them…Read More
Look out for a great new compilation on the Trojan label which our very own Robert Nicholls has been instrumental in putting together. In addition to compiling the tracks Robert has written special sleeve notes for this great…Read More
In the long running franchise, Sean Connery’s Bond is seen as the definitive portrayal of the eponymous character. Connery was the epitome of cool and in "Goldfinger" and he wore a black knitted tie. The knitted tie was a very popular item for many years, not only with the original Mods, but it was also found in the wardrobe of any country gent. After all, what else do you wear around your neck whilst sporting your tweed shooting…Read More
|Article©: The Mods: where did they come from ?
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|Far apart from the golden age of 1950's America,
1950's Britain was still on rations, and struggling…
Well it was third time round for The Mojo Club, at the Bear Tavern, and it was another exceptionally good night, with a few more guys and girls from the Birmingham Mod scene turning up along with the daters from the Dating site and everyone had a great time. I think the weather helped as it was a bit cooler in there, which meant the dance floor was full all night. I have no idea what you all…Read More
Added by Chris Queen on September 12, 2012 at 4:30 — No Comments
After last months first Club Mojo you never know if its going to be any good the second time round. What with kids off school, taking the parents spare cash and an opening ceremony for the Olympics on the same night, could this one be as good?. Well, thankfully, there seems to be enough olympic hating, no dependents, people out there because it was another good turnout from the dating site as well as music lovers from the locality.
Again, there were not many Mods as such, but then I…Read More
Added by Chris Queen on August 9, 2012 at 15:25 — No Comments
Bunny Lee: ‘The main t’ree people was when I come a Englan’ forty odd years ago, right, was who now . . .? Mrs King . . . and . . . husband name Benny. Benny use’ to come a Jamaica too, yunno, an’ put out – a get record. Him use’ to put out anyt’ing wha Ken Lack [Caltone imprint] make, Rita an’ Benny, y’understan’ . .…Read More
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Added by Chris Queen on July 10, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
My record list from The Scene Club...
The Markeys - Last Night
Hank Jacobs - So Far Away
Slim Harpo - King Bee
Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog
Charlie & Inez Foxx – Mockingbird
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom Boom
James Brown - Night Train