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Websites and Links / Re: You Tube thread
« on: February 18, 2018, 04:28:16 PM »
An amusing clip of a certainly odd couple, James Brown and Sammy Davis Jr. "doin' their thang..."

General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:28:24 AM »
Thought you'd prefer Louis singing When the Saints go marching in.

TBH, I prefer him as a trumpet player, but "Wonderful world" is still one of my all-time favourite songs/performances.

General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:00:56 PM »
Love this song, but I can't make up my mind about which is the best cover. What do you think?:

And here's a nice clip of the writers playing it in a acoustic mode (with Pete Seeger as host)

General music chat / Re: The Who live at the Fillmore East '68
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:01:49 AM »
Good news for you, gents: there'll be a vinyl edition.

General music chat / The Who live at the Fillmore East '68
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:53:13 PM »
I know Dave has mentioned this in the MC site, but I'd like to add my two cents to his comments, cos' I have a soft spot for these recordings. In fact, I've owned bootlegs of the Who's Fillmore East '68 recordings (in one format or another) since I was 20.

Here's a band at the peak of their considerable powers, before the Tommy's mess (I know many here won't agree, but though I love some "Tommy''s songs, for me it's a low point in the Who's career: a badly conceived idea, a weak concept and a double album with too much filler. As Nik Cohn acutely perceived the Who were first and foremost a singles band, a pity Townshend had other ideas) and just some months after their best LP, the closest they were to a masterpiece in that format, "The Who sell out". Had the Fillmore tapes been published after they were recorded, as Lambert & Stamp intended (instead they hastily put together a so-so compilation, "Magic Bus"), I'm sure the LP would be hailed today as one of the top ten live albums in rock story, up there with "Live at the Apollo", the Johnny Cash "prison" concerts or "Kick out the Jams".

"Live at Leeds", raw and powerful as it is, belongs fully to the 70s. The 60s pop-art guerrilla we love is far better represented by the Fillmore tapes. Just the covers of Eddie Cochran and Johnny Kidd alone are worth the price of admission, but they're nicely rounded up with faithful renditions of classic Who stuff (including of course "My generation" and "I can't explain").

The sound in the bootlegs I own is pretty good to start with, so I hope the remastering of the original tapes will enhance or at least won't diminish the unbridled, explosive energy of the performances. If you haven't heard these tapes, you're in for a treat, and if you know them, you sure understand why they're so special.

The reissue is due next april, but I've already pre-ordered my copy.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:23:38 PM »
The new Afield tops look very nice, at 70 it's just above the average price for a top these days, but for some reason the yellow one is a bargain atm. Only in medium, just perfect for me. Roll on summer.    Also here at full price with other colours

I've seen them, Ross, very nice. I wouldn't call them a bargain at full price, but you've been lucky with yours. Anyway, I'd need an XS size and they're not in stock.

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:15:10 PM »
Guys yeah I'd agree with all of you. Certainly seems blokes who follow any style who are of our kind of age (I'm guessing 40-60 year olds) seem intent on hanging on to a bit of their youth and elements of what they were into as youngsters perhaps more so than similarly aged guys did when we were teenagers. The well named 'Comedy Mod' that I think Mike refers too are simply poorly dressed blokes with little idea. You see that at football or amongst other groups. I'm sure there are Comedy Teds, Comedy Casuals and certainly seen a few Comedy Skins in my time. As long as they mean no harm I'm fine with them but as we have discussed so many times I can't grasp how they don't have the capacity to see what is appropriate to their shape and age like others seem able to. I guess it is horses for courses and like I say as long as they don't bother me I'm fine.

To me, the key is the approach to age, Martin. There's nothing negative "per se" in trying to hold on to things that influenced us (even changed our lives) when we were young. But then you've got to have enough common sense and instinct to adapt those elements to your age; well, that's what maturing is about, after all.

That said, I think that the so-called elder "comedy mods" either lack the common sense to mature with dignity or simply enjoy putting on a fancy dress to have weekend fun; in the later case, it's obvious they don't share our passion for modernism, but as long as they're harmless I agree with you, they can go and have their fun. 

General music chat / Re: Recent vinyl purchases
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:58:05 PM »
The Kink Kontroversy (original Mono recording)
Blow Up Soundtrack (Herbie Hancock)
Leroy Hutson II
Sgt Pepper (50th Anniversary reissue)
T Rex Tanx
Curtis Mayfield Back to the World
Noel Gallagher Who Built the Moon
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come
Protomartyr Relatives in Descent
Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
Can Ege Bamyasi
The Impressions Check Out Your Mind

That's about the last 3 months worth...

Talk about eclecticism! That's an impressive list, Mike, not a dud in it (with the possible exception of mr. Gallagher effort, that leaves me cold), even Protomartyr's album, not being my cuppa', has its moments.

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:16:55 AM »
I'd agree and I think fellas like us are the cause of it! When I was a kid blokes over say 40 were like proper 'grown up men' and anyone over 50 was ' an old geezer' both groups potential pipe smokers and cardigan wearers.  However now blokes of those sort of age groups are still on scooters, going to gigs and getting beered up, fighting at football matches, trying to wear skinny jeans or tracksuits, Snap Chatting, Facebooking and all the rest of the stuff that we see across our nation. When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s we would likely have been dozing in an armchair, pottering around in the garden or bird-watching or something. Things have changed for sure.

Indeed , Martin . Sounds fairly accurate .

Many blokes our age want to remain teenagers till their bodies give out. From a sociological point of view, in the last 60 years adolescence has taken centre stage as never before in mankind history, and our "baby boomers" generation has been totally inmersed in the myths of youth pop culture. Who can blame us for not wishing to grow up? As Pete Brown wisely put it: "Things May Come And Things May Go, But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever".

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:07:08 PM »

Pipe smoking in public is something that has now disappeared . .

I remember when I was younger , if you went a trip doon the water on the Waverley for instance , there would always been an old fella with a pipe , shirt and tie , sports jacket and flannel , flat cap and a pipe . .his rotund mrs would usually be handing him a cuppa from a thermos flask. .

Same here, I don't usually see as many pipe smokers as when I was young. Same goes with mods, lol.

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