What a refreshing compilation of tunes from the era of the originators of a movement that just won't die. If any of you Mods out there have become dissolusioned with the music on the scene lately,or forgotten what the roots of the scene musically are,you won't go far wrong with with this fine selection of fledgeling Modernist movers... Time to kick the Austin Powers look into touch,and remember what being a Mod is all about!!
Rob Nicholls has put together a solid, expansive collection of records that played an important part in shaping the early modernist movement. Very listenable and a good addition to the collection, Rob and Fantastic Voyage have done a good all round job on this CD, I enjoyed it.
Like this collection but I already have most of the songs on it and certainly know most of them but I've been into this sort of stuff for more than 30 years. One query (and I got a b*llocking off an original mod for dissing the Everly Bros on another review of a mod collection): Red River Rock? Rumble? Would mods in the 60s have liked these songs? Personally, I like them, but they sort of make me think of BSA Gold Stars, Brylcreem, leather jackets, winklepickers .... Good collection anyway. Maybe the mod/rocker musical divide wasn't as wide or as black and white as lots of us think. Be interested to hear what Rob says. Another query: Why 'The Twist'? Surely that would've been a bit mainstream? Only asking out of interest - I wasn't around then.
A fantastic range of late 50s and early 60s rhythm and blues, and much more. Never mind the mods and rockers debate this collection has been put together with care and flair. Will reward experts and novices to this era of music.