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88381.  Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:04 pm Reply with quote

Paul Weller is a Mod.

88391.  Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:23 pm Reply with quote

Have you heard Wild Wood?

88408.  Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:29 pm Reply with quote

Well, fair point - but he's still a Mod.

88536.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:49 am Reply with quote

*revelling in youth*

Please explain what a Mod is, and how 'Wild Woods' is not a Mod song. Thanks. Paul Weller rules BTW.

88541.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:00 am Reply with quote

As the look developed and was adopted by English teenagers of all economic strata, Mods found their unique identity in different types of music, including modern jazz, black American R&B and Soul (particularly Motown), Jamaican Ska and Bluebeat, and a distinct brand of British beat music and R&B spawned by groups such as the Small Faces and The Who, and lesser-known groups like The Action, The Eyes, The Creation, and John's Children that had the support of the mod cult.
The End?
The Mods were the products of a culture of constant change, and it was inevitable that the scene would devour itself. By the time Bobby Moore held the World Cup aloft in the Summer of 1966, the Mod scene was in sharp decline. As Psychedelic music and the Hippie culture rose, many people drifted away. Hippie culture presented a passive outlook on life that was the total opposite of the Mod standpoint. The frenetic energy that had underpinned the Mod ethos had vanished.

New beginnings
At the lowest end of the scale, both in philosophy and appearance, the ‘Hard’ Mods were rougher than the rest of their comrades. Scruffier, and with cropped hair, they became the first Skinheads. They kept the original Mod music alive and retained basic elements of the Mod look – three-button suits, Fred Perry and Ben Sherman shirts, Sta-press trousers and Levi's jeans - but mixed them with exaggerated working class trappings such as braces and Dr. Martens boots.

Later influence
The film Quadrophenia (1979), based on the album of the same name by The Who (1973), celebrated the movement. Partly because of the success of this film, a Mod Revival occurred during the late 1970s in the UK, and the early 1980s in the United States, particularly in Southern California. Many of these later bands were influenced by British punk rock of the time, which itself bore some influence from Mods, particularly in the ironic use of British symbols, particularly the Union Jack.

The band The Jam were highly influenced musically and stylistically by mod culture, as are the more recent Ocean Colour Scene, who often collaborate with Paul Weller. Mods made up (and continue to make up) a large proportion of the northern soul movement, a subculture based on obscure American soul records from the 1960s and 1970s.

Wild Wood owes more to the tree-hugging brand of Hippie music and is considerably more rock influenced. There are definite guitar breaks on that album for goodness sake!

88542.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:10 am Reply with quote

Thanks very much old-timer. :) I often wondered what people were talking about when they were mentioning Mods.

88545.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:12 am Reply with quote

Ohh that kind of Mod...

88571.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:49 am Reply with quote

Oh God I remember Mods and Rockers and battles on the seafront at Brighton.... not that I was there personally, you understand.

<hobbles off on zimmer frame>

88578.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:56 am Reply with quote

<Hands Jenny the Sanatogen>

88601.  Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:21 pm Reply with quote

*stares fixedly at Gabbly box*
Not that I've become slightly obsessed or anything..

88718.  Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:14 am Reply with quote

I guess Gabbly can replace the banner for the petition at the top of the page now...

88743.  Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:35 am Reply with quote

gabbly has gone quiet

88841.  Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:40 am Reply with quote

It's not normally that quiet between the hours of around midnight-4am...<sigh>...

Zaphod Beeblebrox
88868.  Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:52 am Reply with quote

Gabbly remains quiet.

89518.  Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:58 pm Reply with quote

As grizzly isn't around....

bump ;-)


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