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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:10:43 AM »
Currently listening to 'The Essential Motown Northern Soul' 3CD in the car whilst travelling to and from work.

I already knew a lot of the tracks but there were still quite a few of these that were new to me.  The quality is fantastic and at 5 (yes, 5 for 3 CD's) is outstanding value for money.  I got my copy from Tesco, of all places, but I see it's also available from Amazon at an even more outstanding value for money price of 4.99 (plus p&p unless you've got Prime or spend over 20 in total)

Well worth getting IMHO.
Looks a great comp, especially at that price.
About 20 years ago there were two volumes of Motown Northern stuff, little overlap with this compilation.

Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:20:31 PM »
This is a good one, as well.

Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:09:11 PM »
Could someone point me in the direction of Monkey's and Ian's  blogs please guys? Thanks

« on: February 04, 2019, 11:20:08 AM »
Sat 9 Feb on the Beeb is the final part of the Bowie 'FIVE YEARS' documentary trilogy. Fantastic Radio Times cover to bring it to the public's attention too. Covering in part, what many consider as, Bowie 'The Mod Years' so sure to be of interest to those here with even only a passing interest in him. For me it is a must watch. The jewel in the crown of the production sounds like a previously thought to be lost LIFT OFF WITH AYSHEA (Remember that guys!) performance considered to be the first telly appearance of Bowie in the Ziggy persona. Can't wait.
Radio Times' cover very, very similar to a recent-ish Shindig! issue which had a Bowie in '68 feature.

Books and other printed media / Re: Subbaculture Issue 7 out now
« on: January 24, 2019, 05:25:46 PM »
Got mine, mate. Excellent as usual, best fanzine out there for me. Always well researched and written. Particularly liked the Respond article and just been trying to find second hand copies of Style Population luck as yet...

General music chat / Re: Recent vinyl purchases
« on: January 23, 2019, 04:30:37 PM »
Just this minute ordered the new French Boutik album on vinyl.  Loved their first one!

Mod fashion and style / Re: Woolen Coats
« on: January 18, 2019, 05:40:34 PM »
I bought a car coat from here, under 200.  This is the second winter that I've had it & very happy with it.

Those car coats look very nice Ady. I'm need a new raincoat might take the plunge with one of these.
They're lovely mate, the fit is excellent. Got mine on at the mo. It has a really subtle herringbone pattern which you can see close up.  Pockets nice n deep as well.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Woolen Coats
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:32:08 PM »

General music chat / New Weller Live album
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:02:53 PM »
As expected, Weller releases live album & DVD in March which was recorded last year at the Royal Festival Hall. Looking forward to this one! BTW I've got a jumper like that one he's wearing. Wonder if he got his from Uniqlo...

Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:32:35 PM »
At The Birth Of Bowie - Phil Lancaster.
Phil Lancaster was the drummer in the Lower Third, a band which Davie Jones / David Bowie fronted between May 65 to January 66.  I was sold on the blurb and was really looking forward to reading it.  Sadly there's not a great deal of insight into this period of Bowie's life.  Lancaster didn't keep a diary at the time so it's difficult to escape the conclusion that this memoir isn't coloured by rose tinted glasses.  This also makes for some frustratingly vague, half remembered reminisces which don't seem to have much point at times.  What we do learn is that Dave liked a spliff ("his first forays into drug taking"); In '65 he was using the cut up technique to create lyrics ("Phil was there as the singer's musical stripes began to show"); Dave liked men and women ("the band's discovery of his bisexuality in shocking circumstances"), but doesn't read as such a shocking discovery.  The author also has a tendency to begin a warts and all anecdote to abruptly cut it short with "but that's between me and x and I'll never reveal that secret upon the pain of death" type statement so, why bother putting it in?  He also, and this really grates with me, refers to himself as yours truly:  just use a pronoun instead! It reads much better.
So, it's an okay book but perhaps one for the Bowie completist.


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