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Monday, 24 June 2013 17:59

The Who Quadrophenia Reviewed

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© Words Tracey Wilmot

Back in '79 thanks to the movie of the same name Quadrophenia was back on the shelves and broadening the brief mod revival scene as it was peaking. I was a 15 year old mod discovering the album for the first time and as a lone mod girl in a school full of punks and skins, I related to Jimmy's story of the angst of youth, growing up and experiencing heartbreak and disappointment for the first time and the rebellious attitude of youth.
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He could be the king of British Northern Soul, a lost Mod icon, but Graham Dee's air of detached modesty says more about him than either soubriquet. He's just happy to finally see some of his work see the light of day when Acid Jazz released  The Graham Dee Connection: The 60s Collection , rounding up just some of the hundreds of tracks he wrote, recorded and produced in that swinging decade when London was the capital of Cool and Graham rubbed shoulders with its most stellar in-crowd.
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Saturday, 06 October 2012 14:31

Street Sounds

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Street Sounds is a new mag dedicated to punk, Ska, Mod, Casuals and all aspects of working class culture Issue #1 is out now costing £2 Here is the Mission Statement
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Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:09

Secret Affair – Soho Dreams – I-Spy Records

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Ian Page and Dave Cairns release the first new Secret Affair album since 1982. 10 years on from their reformation and 30 years from their last album, it really is business as usual for Secret Affair as they return with a long awaited new album. The album kicks off with the title track Soho Dreams, a slow burner that builds and pulls you in, paving the way nicely for Walk Away, all punchy brass, smouldering Hammond and that signature Premier drum sound over a great hook.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:59

Steve Ellis - The Everlasting Soul Speaks

 
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ZANI  spoke to Steve just ahead of his preparations for his Isle of Wight appearance with Chris Farlowe over the August Bank Holiday Weekend - we covered a lot of ground and got his thoughts on all things Modernist, Then and Now, Personal Inspirations, Style and Shades and his forthcoming album “10 Commitments”…
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:38

Eddie Piller - A Chat About Clean Living

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Modism, Mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances” Pete Meaden 

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ZANI – What type of music were you and Mods generally listening to?

John Hellier -  Mods in the 60s listened and danced to mainly Black American artistes. At the time that was seen as the real thing, it was fairly snobbish really. British bands in the main got their material from this source and even the early Beatles and Stones records are peppered with covers of American R&B classics. Very early Motown (pre- Supremes, Four Tops) records were particularly desirable to Mods, things like “Money” by Barrett Strong, “Shop Around” by the Miracles,
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:39

Andy Lewis discusses life,love and happiness

 
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For most men over thirty their best days are far behind them. The good times they once had have gone along with their hair and recollections of nights spent drinking until dawn have faded far into the memory. But for Andy Lewis the good times have only just begun. Given the enviable chance last year to play bass in Paul Weller’s band, he has since then appeared on the album “22 Dreams” and spent months touring the world, playing venues as far apart as The Tivoli in Brisbane, Australia to the legendary Isle of Wight festival.

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Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:01

Mod Revival From Sounds August 1979

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August 1979, just six months on from the happy hectic birth of New Mod as a bona fide movement and we’ve got a different animal on our hands. Six months on and mod fills the London clubs, all the major groups have singles in the pipeline, Lyndall Hobbs imports poseurs for her ‘mod documentary’, the first official Mod single ‘You Need Wheels’ is appalling and has undeservedly charted,
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There is a strong argument that the best way for the guitarist to learn their favourite song is to play along to the record. However having a useful reference book nearby can only improve their chances.
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