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Punks in Parkas: What is it About "Green Onions?"

Punks in Parkas: What is it About "Green Onions?" | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

This song has traveled with the Mod scene for 50 years now - incredible. Most people today who dance to its groove weren't even a twinkle in their parents eye when it came out. To me, it's just proof that something cool and 'right' can stand the test of time. It was a hit 50 years ago and it still packs dance floors till this day. Trust me, I know. If I'm spinning at the club and people just don't seem into the groove, 'Green Onions' is one of the tracks I know I can go to that instantly, within the first few bars of the song, people will start making their way towards the dance floor. It's the one song I've seen DJ's (myself included) leave the booth to join the crowd and dance. I've done it often, put the 45 on and slipped into the crowd dancing on the floor to lose myself in the track that has come to define Mod time and time again.

 

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From Here To Uncertainty

From Here To Uncertainty | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Hat and Tie were a duo consisting of Christopher Thomas and Patrick Campbell-Lyons (also a one-time member of July and Nirvana). 'Finding It Rough' was their second single, released in April 1967. Despite being incredibly catchy,this sitar-led piece of psych-pop did not chart, and Hat And Tie disbanded soon after. Geranium Pond - 'Dogs In Baskets' - 1968 
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Twisted Wheel are popular ‘turn’ with stars

Twisted Wheel are popular ‘turn’ with stars | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

NOEL Gallagher adores them, so does the Modfather, Paul Weller, and when they supported Oasis at Heaton Park the New Musical Express hailed them as the coolest act to emerge from Manchester since the Stone Roses.

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BWM Scooter & Ska Rally

BWM Scooter & Ska Rally | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Back With Mods Fest 2013 - Scooter Rally and Ska Festival at Santa Pod Raceway featuring Live Bands and DJs, Show n Shine, Run What Ya Brung, Club Camping, Jet Car, Fun Fair, 2 Seater Dragster Rides, Traders, Caterers (2014 Flyer.Website updated.
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The Mod Closet's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:58 AM

Had a ball here in 2013 REALLY looking forward to 2014!  It would be good to see more going on during the day in terms of music and stalls.

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Counterbalance No. 143: Rod Stewart's 'Every Picture Tells a Story' - PopMatters

Counterbalance No. 143: Rod Stewart's 'Every Picture Tells a Story' - PopMatters | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

In all of rock lore, there are few stories more compelling—more shocking even—than that of Rod Stewart. After years of knocking around the London R&B/Blues scene, and a fruitful time as the lead singer for the Jeff Beck Group, Stewart had emerged as one of the finest musical interpreters of his generation.

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The Riots | Moscow Mod Scene

The Riots | Moscow Mod Scene | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
В преддверии сентябрьского Moscow Mod Allnighter мы приготовили для вас серию публикаций, связанных с участниками вечеринки. Мы уже успели пообщаться с DJ Gloria, DJ MoBKiD, DJ Spy From Moscow, DJ Ogonkov, группами The Thunderbeats и The Charmers, а сегодня, за один день до танцев, мы с замиранием сердца пробежимся по фотографиям самой британской из всех московских групп. Встречайте The Riots!
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Wax Poetics » The Soul of Stax

Wax Poetics » The Soul of Stax | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Al Bell walked with measured steps toward studio “A,” where $67 million dollars of the Stax catalog master tapes were housed. Bell’s face was flushed as heat soared through his body, and he alternated between nervousness and anger. He asked one of the federal marshals that followed close behind him if he could stop in the restroom as they walked down the long corridor. There he splashed his face with cold water and tried to settle down as he stared in the mirror wondering what to do.
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Booker T Jones: 'Otis Redding seemed possessed. We just went along with it'

Booker T Jones: 'Otis Redding seemed possessed. We just went along with it' | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
The great American organ player on famous collaborators, the tragedies that have befallen his band, and leading a multiracial group in a segregated society (.@BookerTJones reminisces about #Otis with @Guardian: http://t.co/GvUlAU1hSn)...
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Ska legends The Selecter bring tones to London

Ska legends The Selecter bring tones to London | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Formed in the late 1970s in Coventry, England, iconic ska band The Selecter arrives in downtown London next week for what’s billed as its first Call the Office gig, on Monday night.
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Marvin Gaye - Pride & Joy (Video) 1963

"Pride and Joy" is a 1963 single by Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla label. The single, co-written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Gaye and Norman Whitfield...
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Cave – Threace | Shindig! Magazine

Cave – Threace | Shindig! Magazine | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Still heavily rhythm dominated, the band have vastly expanded their palette to bring in all sorts of joyous funk and jazz touches. The overall sound is still very much Kraut-indebted – just with added flourishes that imbue the music with the character their previous album lacked
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Stax star Sam Moore returns to Memphis for 20th annual Blues Ball

Stax star Sam Moore returns to Memphis for 20th annual Blues Ball | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

After signing in 1965, Moore assumed that Atlantic would have them recording in New York, where the label was headquartered, or perhaps in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where it had sent Percy Sledge and Aretha Franklin. Instead, Sam and Dave were given two bus tickets to Memphis, home of Stax Records.

When Moore and Prater got off the bus, they were “shocked” at what they found: an integrated collection of musicians working out of a funky old studio on the city’s south side. “We first met Jim Stewart and Packy (Axton), and then as we were being introduced and around the corner comes David Porter, and soon after here comes Isaac Hayes,” Moore says of his first moments at Stax.

 

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Dj Warren Peace & We Are The Mods Radio Show

Dj Warren Peace & We Are The Mods Radio Show | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

Just over one year ago on US Radio, launched simultaneously with the We are the M♂ds! facebook page (www.facebook.com/modsmodsmods) I was fired from American radio for being controversial and having a punch up with the station owner live on the air. Legendary. Ruined a lovely cashmere/wool blend jacket but C’est la vie. I was picked up by a UK station weeks afterwards with no censorship. The rest, as they say is history or the worst thing that ever happened to the mod movement, depending on who you ask,

 

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We are the Mods! Episode 29- ...Along Came a SPIDER! | Facebook

We are the Mods! Episode 29- ...Along Came a SPIDER! | Facebook | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
#WeAreTheMods Episode 29 - Along Came a Spider! https://t.co/TkTIa4ktZb
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The Len Price 3 "Nobody Knows" Exclusive New Album Cover Art and Track-By-Track Guide by LP3's Glenn Page

The Len Price 3 "Nobody Knows" Exclusive New Album Cover Art and Track-By-Track Guide by LP3's Glenn Page | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Retro Man Blog are very pleased to announce that we are putting on the Showcase Party for the long-awaited new album "Nobody Knows" by The Len Price 3 at The Half Moon in Putney on Friday October 25th.
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Mod Male: How I Learned To Stop Worshipping The Parka

Mod Male: How I Learned To Stop Worshipping The Parka | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

I remember those hot, humid, sunny days, walking around my neighborhood in La Puente, CA, sniffing the roses and enjoying the smoggy air... all while wearing a parka! Yes, when I was younger, I wore a parka... rain or shine.

There was a time when my parka, or anorak, pretty much defined me... mainly, because I usually had 'M-O-D' spelled out somewhere on it, either in badge or patch form. I was proud of that parka. I felt like I was carrying on a tradition started by sixties Mods, popularized by Quadrophenia, and celebrated by bands like the Merton Parkas and The Sussed. But then, gradually, I phased the parka out of my wardrobe completely. Well, here today, I'll explain how I turned away from worshipping wearing a parka.

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Secret Affair - tour update

Secret Affair - tour update | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
After a weekend of shows in Southampton and Cardiff, Secret Affair's Soho Dreams tour continues with their appearance at the magnificent Northampton Guildhall... (#Mod Revival legends Secret Affair are on tour!
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Duff Review: Crabs Corporation "The Many Faces of The Crabs Corporation" EP!

Duff Review: Crabs Corporation "The Many Faces of The Crabs Corporation" EP! | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Jump Up Records 2013 Red or white 10" vinyl EP (Review by Steve Shafer) The Crabs Corporation needs no introduction if you've been following the international ska scene and been smart enough to pick up one of their three fine 45s on Record...
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The Crate: Jimmy Smith's Monster - The Age

The Crate: Jimmy Smith's Monster - The Age | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
The Crate: Jimmy Smith's Monster The Age Jimmy Smith was the great Hammond organ jazz player of the '50s and '60s who recorded for Blue Note and Verve - including a period when he was making music for them both at the same time - in the peak period...
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Various - Studio One Ska Fever!

Various - Studio One Ska Fever! | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry - alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever! Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes
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Scooter riders rev up for New Forest charity rally

Scooter riders rev up for New Forest charity rally | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of scooter enthusiasts will rev up their engines and descend on the New Forest this weekend for a three-day charity event.
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When We Was Fab - A Sixties Music Scrapbook | Voices of East Anglia

When We Was Fab - A Sixties Music Scrapbook | Voices of East Anglia | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
We are deeply indebted to Richard from the excellent Kernow Beat Blog for supplying us with this fantastic treasure trove of 60′s music memorabilia. Although it includes big names such as The Move, The Equals and The Zombies, it’s photos of less successful groups such as Nite People, She Trinity and The Quik that really got us excited.Should any of you be unaware of some of these acts, we’ve also included clips of our favourite songs by them to indicate what they sounded as well as looked like.
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