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General music chat / Yardbirds Live
« on: January 20, 2019, 05:44:10 PM »
Another one for the "wants" list, apparently due to appear next march:

General music chat / Blue Note turns 80
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:48:14 PM »
... And here are their plans to celebrate the anniversary properly (beware vinyl lovers):

These Reid Miles' framed prints look pretty cool, but they're ultra-expensive (a limited edition, it seems) and can only be shipped stateside:

Mod fashion and style / Italian knits
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:18:06 PM »
Some tasty made in Italy knitwear to begin 2019 in style (Prada, Maison Margiela, Brunello Cucinelli and the like), including some left-field choices with more of a 70s vibe.

As you might have guessed, you'll need some extra bucks to afford even the cheapest thing here, but we can still dream, can't we?

The cheapest of the lot, Daniele Fiesoli's rollneck, yours for 125 €:

And selected especially for the Laird...

Mod fashion and style / REISS
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:23:35 AM »
Two newbies by Reiss, not in their sales of course (that means they're a bit pricey right now: 195 € for the zipped cardie!).

Mod fashion and style / López Aragón
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:52:25 AM »
A link to a spanish webstore (I think they have also a tailor workshop in Madrid too) that sells quality frog-mouth pocket trousers at reasonable prices. They have tons of sizes (they make each garment to order, if I'm not mistaken) and a MTO service too. I haven't tried them yet, but I'm tempted. Their windbreakers and some coats look classy too, but way more expensive. The oxford shirts are better priced, and tho' they lack key details as the back button and central pleat, the roll on the collars look spot on:

General music chat / Bargain!
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:09:47 PM »
This 10 CD german boxset is an absolute steal at 17 pounds. Don't let the ugly cover discourage you, as the pack gathers 15 or so good-to-essential soul-jazz LPs, some of them pretty hard to find at decent prices. Heavy on Hammond organ combos, there are 3 great vocal albums too (Oscar Bown jr, Eddie Jefferson and Lou Rawls), some funky piano courtesy of Herbie Hancock, Les McCann and Horace Silver and more exotic stuff, like Herbie Mann and Chuck Mangione's debut.

General music chat / Dave Davies
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:49:28 AM »
This is likely to appeal just the most dedicated Kink-o-philes, but from what I've heard it's pretty decent stuff.

I'm talking about the last Dave Davies' comp, "Decade", made up of 13 unissued songs that Ray's brother recorded during the 70s (from 1971 to 1979, the year prior to his first proper album). Some of the tunes have been retouched recently by Dave and his son at the studio, but it isn't that apparent.

Of course, it's not in the same league as DD' 60s stuff ("Hidden treasures" is still the compilation to own), but as I said it's not half bad and as it's unlikely that 13 unreleased golden-era Kinks songs will appear in the next future, this will have to do.

General music chat / Club Beat
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:06:53 PM »
Another approach to Soho's early 60s modernist scene, these new series of compilations from specialist label Jasmine seem good value for money. The plan is to revisit the different musical genres that began to give shape to what could be loosely termed "mod music": jazz, blues, ska and early soul.

The first 2 volumes -due to appear tomorrow in Amazon- are devoted to jazz and ska. Judging by the tracklist, the latter looks much more interesting on paper, with seldom compiled numbers (Prince Buster!), some Jimmy James and Jackie Edwards' rarities and a couple of US numbers that were hugely influential in the West Indies (Rosco Gordon and Willis Jackson). Apparently the Jasmine guys even checked out the Roaring 20s playlists to make up this one!

The jazz one looks more patchy but still intriguing, with lots of numbers I've not yet listened too.

The main problem here, as it's happening with every budget reissue label, is that copyrights force them to use only pre-1963 music, so the picture remains somewhat incomplete. But for less tan 10 pounds, this is nitpicking. I'm curious about upcoming instalments.

Mod fashion and style / For ladies only
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:51:19 AM »
Very stylish women 60s-inspired clobber from la Rioja, north of Spain (pretty affordable too!):

Mod fashion and style / Keith Moon x Ben Sherman
« on: October 08, 2018, 10:18:59 AM »
The 40th anniversary of Moonie's death seems as good a chance to keep milking the cow as any, and who has eagerly jumped at the chance? No less than "mod-exploitation" specialists Ben Sherman. The result? A disgusting and pointless collection that even a comedy mod would find hard to swallow. That the whole mess is sanctioned by the Keith Moon state adds insult to injury:

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