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Woody 64

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Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« on: November 05, 2018, 03:21:32 PM »
If anyone missed this,it can be found on the new BBC sounds app.

Really enjoyed it,some great versions of Jam/SC/solo stuff.

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 12:45:07 PM »
I saw it too and enjoyed it as well. I know a few mates of mine went to it or saw the recent tour and all said his more gentle reworks of the 'classics' actually came out OK.

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 08:14:37 PM »
A fine performance I thought - loved the sloewd down Private Hell - didn't like the rugby shirt much though!

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 08:33:18 PM »
Lee,

I think Weller likes to go against the stereotypical Mod look for the most part. Hair as well in the last few years.
I can understand this from his point of view,must be murder running into so many dress/lookalikes.
Thought the rugby shirt looked ok,the ripped denims and white boots not so much. I'm sure he'll not lose any sleep over what we think though.

As for the show,I felt the musicianship/arrangements from the band and orchestra were top class. Steve craddock is a tremendous guitarist.Even the camera angles added to the whole experience.
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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 12:53:14 PM »
The sad irony of Weller trying to go 'against the grain' of what many perceive as a standard 'Mod' look to create a unique style of his own always unfortunately back fires on him. No doubt in coming months at gigs and events there will be a slew of rugby shirts and white Converse. I often wonder what he asks for when he goes to the barbers too !! (Think about it)
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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 11:42:07 AM »
mod in Detroit

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 12:11:41 PM »
Great shot mate. Of course the question then posed is "Was Jagger a Mod??" Certainly not a question I am asking or answering. The Eyes had a number of publicity shots done wearing rugby shirts too of course.

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
Don't think he was a mod but he certainly liked his coke!  ;)

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 12:26:46 PM »
I pretty sure the only mod in the Stones was/is Charlie... I always thought, especially lately, that Weller's influences in dress is a pretty broad 60's look (hence the pic of Jagger).
Hewing to the strict Ivy/Mod look probably is too "constraining" to him...
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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 01:01:37 PM »
Veering off topic I know but I saw a photo of Charlie recently looks to have been taken in the Summer and the fella looks bang on still. Beautiful, what looks like Madras, shirt, Chino type trousers and loafers too as I recall. Back to Mr W! I was vaguely in his company some months back at an event and he actually mentioned how much he loved being a Mod still so he clearly considers himself to be of that ilk. He has never made any bones about it but it was interesting all the same.
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