MOD SCENE WEEKLY issue 52

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Skiing With The Who

Home Music Skiing With The Who<p>A look at another promo opportunities bands need to do when they reach a certain mark of popularity. I highly doubt …

The Modzine: A Mod Revival Legacy

Before you had blogs like this one, you had Mod zines. Dedicated Modernists from across the globe spent countless hours, researching, writing, …

My Teenage Top 10 Mod Revival Records

I used to be a power-popper. Yes, it's true.<p>Once upon a time, I used to quote <i>Quadrophenia</i> lines, wear a parka in the summer, and sing along to The …

Save Soho: Fascinating old photos of the vibrant heart of London's West End over the years

Campaigners are battling to save Soho, the vibrant heart of London's West End, from the worst ravages of gentrification. The area's independent …

London

MOD SCENE WEEKLY on Flipboard

By Mod Scene Weekly | Mod Scene Weekly created a magazine on Flipboard. “MOD SCENE WEEKLY on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other …

FRED WESLEY & THE NEW JB’S at STAND!, FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON

There’s nothing like having a quick nosey at Fred Wesley’s discography to make one wonder what they’ve done with their life. As musician, band …

50 Years Ago: Jeff Beck Replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds

In their brief five-year history, the Yardbirds gained a reputation as the breeding ground for three of classic rock’s most legendary guitarists. …

Hundreds of scooters set to roar into Clacton

HUNDREDS of scooters are due to roar into Clacton this Sunday.<p>Riders from all over East Anglia will meet up at Manheim Car Auctions in Frating before …

There are things I have to say that must be heard.....

<b>ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS-San Franciscan Nights/Gratefully Dead U.K. MGM 1359 1967</b><p>Eric Burdon & The Animals lead the psychedelic charge in the charts …

A 21st Anniversary Tribute to Britpop - Why the UK Charts Have Never Had It as Good Since

I was 16-18 in the years 1994-96, and was before then a staunch metaller listening solely to thrash and Nirvana after renouncing chart music at the turn of the decade. That all changed though when I heard the opening bars of Oasis' <i>Definitely Maybe</i> in '94 - <i>Rock & Roll Star</i>'s guitar squall crashing …

Britpop

Troy Donahue: Summer Stripes

Troy Donahue wearing an endless classic in the early 60s.<p>Photo: Tumblr<p>Posted by<p>RetroVintageModStyle at<p>9:32 AM

Watch it: The Urges – Passing Us By video

by Modculture 6 April, 2015<p>Watch it: The Urges – Passing Us By video<p>Now this is a treat, new music from wonderful Dublin band <b>The Urges</b>.<p>The band is …

“BLUE NOTE: A STORY OF MODERN JAZZ” JULIAN BENEDIKT: DOCUMENTARY

Documentary on Blue Note Records, the essential label of hard bop and one of the most important in the history of jazz. Founded in 1939 in New York …

Leon Bridges: Soul Music and its Simple Formula

If you haven’t heard the return of gospel-influenced soul that is Leon Bridges then you’re not from Fort Worth, Texas—Bridges’ stomping grounds—or …

THE STAPLE SINGERS – FREEDOM HIGHWAY COMPLETE (2015)

Fifty years ago today, on Friday 9th April 1965, the Staple Singers were recorded during a service at Chicago’s New Nazareth Church. This was no pop …

The Miniskirt: An Evolution From The '60s To Now

There are many different fashion trends that defined the 1960s, but there's one that sticks out the most: the miniskirt.<p>The origins of the teeny-weeny skirt are debatable (archeologists unearthed figurines from between 5400 and 4700 B.C.wearing shorter hems). Modern history credits designer Mary …

Fashion

Elegant & Handcrafted Shirts, Ties, Scarves

IoM Scooter TT 1967/68

Eric Clapton Left the Yardbirds Because He Really, Really Hated "For Your Love"

<b>By Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff)</b><p>Eric Clapton just couldn’t let go of the blues.<p>The course of rock and blues changed forever on March 3, 1965, when a …

You Must Hear This! Alice Clark’s “I Keep It Hid”

The genre-defying masterpiece that should have launched a career<p>A few fun facts about Bobby Shad, founder of Mainstream Records (Alice Clark’s label):<p><b>1. He unleashed Ted Nugent upon the world.</b><p>Mainstream released the first album by Nugent’s original band, Amboy Dukes, in 1967. The eventual …

LEANING VESPA JAMBOREE 2015 PISA, ITALIA

Fancy a weekend in Pisa? The annual Scooterist Jamboree takes place in Pisa, the home of the Vespa, over the weekend 24-26 April with two Allnighters …

Bangkok

The Urges Passing Us By

Better Man

Lambert Stamp

First things first: If you’re a fan of The Who, you’re going to love <i>Lambert & Stamp</i>. I’ve loved them for about as long as I can remember, probably …

Dave Webster - RIP

Dave Webster’s famous Lambretta tuning manual.<p>We’re sad to learn that former scooter racer, tuner and owner of Midland Scooter Centre passed away …