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Spanish seen (club 45)
« on: June 29, 2019, 03:45:29 PM »
currently on holiday in almeria and on browsing a small (very good) record shop , behind the counter  I spotted what looked to be issues of mod based book/box set ? titled ‘club 45 by Alex cooper’ . does anybody here have any knowledge of these , and would they be worthy of further investigation?  ta
https://www.ruta66.es/2017/04/papel/club-45-again-alex-cooper-chelsea/

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Re: Spanish seen (club 45)
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 05:05:56 PM »
currently on holiday in almeria and on browsing a small (very good) record shop , behind the counter  I spotted what looked to be issues of mod based book/box set ? titled ‘club 45 by Alex cooper’ . does anybody here have any knowledge of these , and would they be worthy of further investigation?  ta
https://www.ruta66.es/2017/04/papel/club-45-again-alex-cooper-chelsea/


Got the first volume (there's a sequel titled "Club 45 again"), any of both is a worthy investment, as Alex Díez (aka Cooper), aside of being one of the foremost mod musicians here (Los Flechazos, Cooper) is an erudite in all things modernist and an avid collector of records/memorabilia, a collection that forms the foundation of the books. They're a visual feast of record covers and promotional trivia for 60s fans, even if you aren't a spanish speaker. A subjective selection of tunes by Alex, but that's not a problem, just the opposite, as he's got impecable taste.

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Re: Spanish seen (club 45)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2019, 08:43:37 PM »
thanx for the info, as they (2 versions marriot and modette) where out of reach . do u know if the music came on cd or as recommended listening ? ta
(going up to spaghetti western ranch tomorrow)

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Re: Spanish seen (club 45)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 03:43:07 PM »
thanx for the info, as they (2 versions marriot and modette) where out of reach . do u know if the music came on cd or as recommended listening ? ta
(going up to spaghetti western ranch tomorrow)

You're welcome, bud. In fact, they're just books, there's no companion CD boxset. The starting point is a subjective selection by Alex of a number of 60s tunes, about which he provides background and images. But you'll get the idea watching one of the pages: