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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: Today at 06:01:09 PM »
Tweed and cords weather again, thanks god! (and my trademark scenic fog  ;)) Have a nice weekend, fellow forumees!


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Films / TV / Re: Long Hot Summers: The Story of the Style Council
« on: December 03, 2020, 07:02:18 PM »
Just got around to watching this last night and as someone who had been (and still was) a Jam fan I wasn’t a huge TSC fan at the time (I was more interested in the latest electro and hip hop imports from the US which in retrospect is pretty Modernist), but got into them posthumously I thoroughly enjoyed it. As mentioned on here before it could have been longer, for example there was no mention of ‘My Ever Changing Moods’ success in the States or the King Truman side project. Hopefully it will be released on DVD/blu ray with some extras.

It’s a sobering thought that Weller’s been a solo artist for nearly three times longer than the recording output of the Jam/TSC combined...

Oh and yeah the Philip’s 2000 was the superior format but wasn’t commercially successful for reasons mentioned ... ;)
I was a fan early on, they never played Detroit but I remember getting tickets for a show here that was ultimately canceled. Like 6, I mixed my interest with them with Electro/Space rock and House from that time period, but pulled out my old discs around '05  to get reacquainted with the music. Hope this is issued on DVD, still want to see it.

Mike: You share the passion for House with Andy Morling, fellow forumee and author of "Mod Ghosts". Proper modernist music, according to him.

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: December 03, 2020, 06:58:59 PM »
@number 6 and RAFA,

I have to forward some of WGFTG, not much but the club scene is quite good. Norman is, well Norman. He's ok.
Rosalyn is a cracking debut single of course. Nowadays, I kinda prefer the Electric Banana stuff .

"Rosalyn" in fact is very special for me, as it was the first Pretty Things song I heard, I must have been 14. It was on Spanish public Radio 3, the "cultural" station of our public RadioTelevision corp ("Radiotelevisión Española"). They had some stunning music shows devoted to specific genres, with a couple of them dabbling in 60s-70s rock stuff, be it specifically Spanish or international.

Don't remember the exact name of the show in which the Pretties were featured, but I used to tape it, and through it I discovered lots of classics, including the PTs, the Mamas and the Papas, the Animals, the Easybeats or the Zombies, not much obscure stuff, mostly basic.

I'm sure all of you recall with fondness the effect of a timeless song when you listen to it for the first time and you're barely a teenager ("She's not there", "Ticket to Ride", "House of the Rising Son" or "My Generation"), almost like first kiss, only more lasting.  ;)

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:15:18 PM »
+ 1 on the Electric Banana stuff and "Alexander"; another good tune on it is "Eagle's Son". BTW, both appear also on the mtm record the Pretties did circa "Parachute" for French socialite become singer Philippe Debarge (one to check out for definite).

Agree with your singles choices Mo, but I'd also add the tracks n. 6 mentions.

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General music chat / Re: What's caught your beady eye?
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:06:39 PM »
The most recent Shindig with articles on Baby Huey and the Byrds Younger than Yesterday album. Don't buy the mag every month, all depends on what's in it.

I've bought that too, Mo, currently reading it. I was intrigued by the Byrds feature mainly, as "Younger than Yesterday" is one of my fave albums. The piece is worthy, btw, well researched and informative. Besides, through it I've known about the recently released Chris Hillman's autobiography, that of course has gone to my list.

I haven't actually bought it yet. I will though. Younger is my fav Byrds album too.

The Baby Huey article is also very good, with some amusing pics of his "Beatle" phase!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: December 01, 2020, 04:59:45 PM »
The guys who run French brand/boutique Comunne de Paris 1871 are closing for good at year's end. Last months all their stuff has already been reduced, but from here to Christmas they're clearing the remaining stock, which means higher discounts, up to 80%.

I've got some of their made in Europe 3-button Protot blazers, so I can vouch for the quality, and besides they offer some nice blousons (jackets), jumpers, trousers and accessoires (nice watches or socks, for instance). If you're interested their final braderie (sale) begins tomorrow: https://www.communedeparis1871.fr/fr

Fill yer boots!!

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First stop in Brighton if I have the chance to get back there  8)

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: December 01, 2020, 04:48:46 PM »

I absolutely agree and IMO as a whole album is superior to, say, Abbey Road (controversial I know ;) ).  When I last met the late Phil May (nearly a year ago now)I told him as such ... Dick Taylor overheard and said to Phil ‘can you hold him while I hit him!’ (cos he’d left the band by that point). Good luck with that I thought as I’m about a foot taller and 30 odd years younger than him!!  I quickly clarified how much I loved SF Sorrow, Get the Picture( their best Mod/Brit R&B album), the early singles etc.!

Great story, n. 6 (and a wise move on your part, appeasing ol' Dick instead of punching a legend of British rock  ;))

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: December 01, 2020, 12:21:24 PM »
Newcomers to Yoox's own brand, 8:




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Mod fashion and style / Re: eBay clothing finds
« on: December 01, 2020, 12:19:26 PM »
I suppose pure merino is still comfortable in a bit of heat , if you are wearing the kind of gauge that say , JS use , you will be okay up to about 20c?

I usually wear merino jumpers with a t-shirt underneath as to reduce washings, so I guess a comfy temp with them on would be between 8-10 and 18 ºC.

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