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A To Z Of Mod (maybe missing somethings of really meaningful importance)
on 24 July 2012
I agree with some of the peoples comments on the exclusion of Bands,Djs & the 80s scene that strived to willingly keep Modernism moving in the right direction ,even when some moved on to other fleeting fashions,many of us waited & held on to the real Mod bands,Groups & functions,weekenders Bank holidays etc seeking out bands & people still possessing the Mod ethics etc,Hanging on & around those kind of sensations in music and such,
Then/until a re-surge came along with the more Mod/beat boy British (brit-pop) bands of the 90's Gene,O.C.Scene etc then on into the noughties Ordinary Boys,Dogs,Rifles et al.
Please can some author/cronicle archiver carry on from the late 70's Mod's,covering lots of the punk-mod-pop & Maximum Rhythm & Blues ,New Soul Vision bands and some of the Ska groups of the 80's (all this given a title.. later on as 'Mod Revival') well i can't speak for all,but we new wave Modernists considered those times as moving onward with Soulful-House,Acid Jazz,new Garage(rock),Weller and co and all the surrounding Mod connected happenings as not a revival but a move forward.It is maybe partly true as i know some Mod's were more retro in their ways ,though most wanted the Modernism ever moving on by taking past influences & modernising them... i rant too much - but hey!
Lets have a good book including input by stalwards of the Mod's scene,i dint think that i need to say or repeat their names,all mods know who they really were and are,Weller once stated to Jonno Ross something akin too saying that he would always be a MOD,nuff said by Paul.
Many of your other comments are also really valid about The Who recordings,the mistaken view on the "Quadrophenia" story etc Paulo has been a good writer of these things,now sometimes getting lost without P.W.s assistance or guidance,me thinks ?