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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:47:42 AM »
Looking at those strides and especially those shoes I personally think we should have a thread called "I don't want that"  ;D.  I did notice on the Albert website that they do a lovely line called "Jazz Pants". These might be interesting..... :o
Just my opinion of course.

Bloody pleats! They ruin them for me  >:(

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:31:01 PM »

I usually avoid pleated trousers, they just don't look right on me, too baggy in the waist. And denim is just suited for jeans, IMO. That said, those gurkhas look decent. I guess they'll be outageously expensive, like almost everything with the word "japanese" attached to it

Thatís why I thought they were suitable for this section.  Details I normally keep well away from but they look good/intriguing. 

My friend at Michael Kors tells me that double-buckled loafers will be massive in Spring.

I think Woody's right, I like pretty narrow bottoms, but the taper on those gurkhas is maybe a bit too much.

And I agree with you, Col, about this thread: it should host interesting, left-field clothes, not necessarily classic "mod" clobber, but it has become in fact a catch-all thread for numbers we like. I'm the first to plead guilty, maybe we should open a new topic called "Objects of desire" or "I want that" for the more conventional modernist-inspired clothes.

Double-buckled loafers have one buckle too many for me.

General music chat / Re: Bargain!
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:23:18 PM »

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:19:39 PM »

I usually avoid pleated trousers, they just don't look right on me, too baggy in the waist. And denim is just suited for jeans, IMO. That said, those gurkhas look decent. I guess they'll be outageously expensive, like almost everything with the word "japanese" attached to it

General music chat / Re: the staple singers
« on: November 13, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
This could be THE soul reissue of 2018:

As I guessed, ESSENTIAL listening. Just the unbelievably powerful live record included would be worth the price of admission alone.

Midway between their beginnings in the gospel circuit and their soul/funk stars era, these recordings are to my ears the cream of the crop of the Staple's output. While I love their Stax stuff, I reckon the standard Memphis soul production somehow diluted the essence of what was truly a unique band, to the point they became just another (great) soul artist. And regarding their Vee Jay previous recordings, I think that the Epic albums take advantage of a better sound without polishing in excess or compromising the raw quality of the music.

In fact, most of the albums in this boxset have a basic backing of bass, vibrato-laden guitar and drums, with the wonderful, urgent harmonies soaring in top of that and a soloist -more often than not Pops or Mavis- giving it all. And man, what Mavis does with her voice here is jaw-dropping, out of this world. Sometimes it almost hurts physically.

Add to that a handful of legendary Pops-penned songs, innovative covers of gospel classics and contemporary folk/rock numbers and you have a winner. Besides, there's an eerie, haunting quality to these tunes that stems in part from the socio-political situation that surrounded them: the fight for the civil rights in which the Staples were so involved. And in part from the fact they represent a timeless crucible of secular (blues, country and soul) and religious music.

Just a word of warning: avoid long shots, this is high graduation holy water.

General music chat / Re: Bargain!
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:44:17 AM »
The one included here is one of the 4 albums he recorded for Columbia in the early 60s with a full big band backing him, when he was the next big black entertainer and no one cared about the expenses. Sadly, sales didn't equate to his prestige and his recordings from 1963 on were few and far between (tho' always cool affairs).

Anyway, this LP, "Between heaven and hell", is a must-have if you like the man. 

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 / Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:38:58 AM »
Just on the rugby shirt look, does anyone else know 'The Eyes'? I quite liked the eye image on their tops and always meant to try it out sometime (but done in a more classy way than them).

One of the legendary mid 60s freakbeat bands.

Now that you mention the eye motif, I saw it -better done, not as a makeshift deal- not long ago in a made in Italy sweater, but I can't for the life of me remember the brand, sorry. I just know it was in Yoox's page; in fact, I was tempted by it, but I found it a bit striking.

General music chat / Re: What gigs have you been to? feedback ect.
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:00:32 PM »
wow !  no gig reviews in the past 7/8 months...  Teenage Fanclub currently touring/residency of their entire album output , I chose day 2 @ m/c. (the best) Grand Prix/songs from northern Britain. What a show total singalong, the band have songs,hooks and harmonies that hark back to revolver/Byrdís/big star era.  (+ dad jokes and custard pie humour.... thanx Brendon)
do not miss this tour if u have opportunity as it will never again be the same again without Gerard love. love the fannieís and get in early for the brilliant dj set from records ville 60,s

I would agree their music harks back to the 6ts , with Sparkeys Dream sounding like the Who's Pictures of Lilly . Despite never being a big fan of their work l do have a couple of their albums and although Norman is the brother in law of a friend of mine , l have never seen the band or met him. I'm glad you liked the gig and it certainly sounds like it was very entertaining. 
I think l will go and stick one of their albums on . . :)

I still think their last album is a masterpiece, possibly their best (or at least it's touching for me in a very special way). I wish the tour would reach these shores, it's a gig I wouldn't miss.
There is a European tour next year, not sure of all the places but Bilbao is listed  (would make a great city break, bus ride to San SebastiŠn).

Good news, it would be great if they finally come to Valencia.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:57:11 AM »

It's such a shame there's no such thing as  "Mods Anonymous"  8)

"Hi I'm Mod Goddess and I'm addicted to clothes... and music, clothes, going out scootering, clothes, dancing... did I say, clothes? I'm sure I said clothes..."   ;D

Yeah, I know how you feel, kind of an addiction, but a stylish one  8)

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