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Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »
What were/are your favourite club nights of all time?

For me:

Mid 80's - Toski's nights at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London and Sneakers at The Bush, Sheperds Bush, London.

2000 onward - Right On! Events, London , Looking Back, Birmingham, and Steppin' Out London.

Present - No Way Out, Manchester and Sidewinder, London.

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Re: Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 02:09:42 PM »
Pow Wow - past and present (well, this Saturday!)
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 03:26:04 PM »
Sneakers was my favourite, there were so many great nights around then. The Penny Black in Farringdon, Sols Arms, Soulful Shack, Gaz's Rockin' Blues, further afield The Kings Tavern all stand out for me. The first year at Blow Up was great fun and enjoyed Mousetrap when it had 2 floors in the late 90's. More recently, loved the Hideaway, had a superb time at Friday Street, must get there again sometime and Rude was always a blast and is sadly missed.

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Re: Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 03:30:08 PM »
Early / mid 80's - The Grange, Hayes. The Roxborough, Harrow. Both a young mod's education. The Phoenix (Saturday).

90's - off scene clubs with a fair mod attendance like - Dingwalls, Supersonic at the Crossbar, Gaz's, Purple Pussycat, Electric Ballroom, Casino Royale - all London and great at their time.

Present - another vote for Sidewinder, Hip City and Ham Yard.


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Re: Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 07:55:37 PM »
Early / mid 80's - The Grange, Hayes. The Roxborough, Harrow. Both a young mod's education.

They were! The Grange, especially. Not least an education in how to get back from Hayes to Ickenham every Friday night without suffering a kicking from van loads of Northwood Casuals. Every week was a mini-lesson in survival tactics.

One thing I always remember from there was a song they played every week. It was something about "a motor scooter" and had some lyric that went a bit like "and I get to the ground when I hear that sound" followed by everyone going "beep-beep". Everyone used to get in a line and do some silly actions (bit like a Mod conga/locomotion). I've never heard the record anywhere since and still don't know what it was. Any suggestions anyone?
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Re: Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 08:46:18 PM »
Early / mid 80's - The Grange, Hayes. The Roxborough, Harrow. Both a young mod's education.

They were! The Grange, especially. Not least an education in how to get back from Hayes to Ickenham every Friday night without suffering a kicking from van loads of Northwood Casuals. Every week was a mini-lesson in survival tactics.

One thing I always remember from there was a song they played every week. It was something about "a motor scooter" and had some lyric that went a bit like "and I get to the ground when I hear that sound" followed by everyone going "beep-beep". Everyone used to get in a line and do some silly actions (bit like a Mod conga/locomotion). I've never heard the record anywhere since and still don't know what it was. Any suggestions anyone?

God, do I ever?!!!
You're talking about "Toot!" by Chubby Checker - b side of The Twist. Yes, an absolute staple for The Grange.
I take great pleasure in presenting it to you:  ;D

http://youtu.be/s-Hl926nOnA


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Re: Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 09:21:54 PM »
God, do I ever?!!!
You're talking about "Toot!" by Chubby Checker - b side of The Twist. Yes, an absolute staple for The Grange.
I take great pleasure in presenting it to you:  ;D
http://youtu.be/s-Hl926nOnA

THAT'S IT!!! Oh, brilliant. Not heard that since, what, 1984? Just as I remember it too. Next time I'm DJing, that's getting a spin. <Heads to eBay>. Cheers Soulstar, I owe you a drink.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 09:31:53 PM »
God, do I ever?!!!
You're talking about "Toot!" by Chubby Checker - b side of The Twist. Yes, an absolute staple for The Grange.
I take great pleasure in presenting it to you:  ;D
http://youtu.be/s-Hl926nOnA

THAT'S IT!!! Oh, brilliant. Not heard that since, what, 1984? Just as I remember it too. Next time I'm DJing, that's getting a spin. <Heads to eBay>. Cheers Soulstar, I owe you a drink.

My pleasure! Yeah, I'd say 84. I remember buying it at Rock On, Camden and the rockabilly fella gave it a spin before handing it over as he didn't know it - he was beaming, I was beaming...
Ah, to be young.

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Re: Favourite ever Mod clubs - past and present.
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 11:22:57 AM »
Back to the original question, although not  "Mod" club as such, the 6T's Rhythm & Soul Allnighters at the 100 Club gets my vote - especially in the early years when it more closely reflected its name than it does now and everything seemed so new and exciting. I still get a bit of buzz when I go there on occasions but nothing can ever come close to being young and discovering Chuck Jackson, Gene Chandler, The Impressions, Bobby Bland etc. That the Kent albums went hand-in-hand was a massive part of that too of course. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 12:00:20 PM »
Back to the original question, although not  "Mod" club as such, the 6T's Rhythm & Soul Allnighters at the 100 Club gets my vote - especially in the early years when it more closely reflected its name than it does now and everything seemed so new and exciting. I still get a bit of buzz when I go there on occasions but nothing can ever come close to being young and discovering Chuck Jackson, Gene Chandler, The Impressions, Bobby Bland etc. That the Kent albums went hand-in-hand was a massive part of that too of course.

Good shout Mark, turned a lot of us on to some fine music indeed.