For many years I hated the term “mod revival”. It was too generic and too confusing. I mean, as ‘Mod Revivalists’ reported bands with so much different sound such as The Jam, The Style Council, Secret Affair, The Chords, The Prisoners or Makin’ Time. In a way the term was right, due to the fact that all these cats were stylistically serious mods. But the Jam for example were actually a punkier effort of the Kinks, Style Council a blue eyed soul duo with an eye lookin'to artists like Dusty Springfield (btw GODDESS!)or the Prisoners who owed their sound more to the many garage punk misfits of the other side of the Atlantic than their local heroes like the Action or the Creation… Hope you get what I’m trying to say here.I dig all of them but I was always a Stiff Records guy. And the Countdown label was funded by Stiff. With permuted attributes on this, Countdown records inherited with Stiff’s brilliant taste! Best examples two of my fave bands of the 80s, the Prisoners and Makin’ Time!Makin’ Time was the opposite of Prisoners. No filthy at all (I know this sounds like a handicap but wait a sec) but full of SOUL, both metaphorically and in reality. I read many times about them that on stage were RED HOT. I think they were red hot on studio, so this description must be poor for their gigs… If anyone of you people had the luck to catch them in their heyday, please comment.“Rhythm & Soul” was exactly what the title said. They sure were fanatics of the Northern Soul ‘scene’ and they sure assimilated those sounds the right way. No mere copyists here. They were good students also of their homeland’s great pop 60s tradition (Brian Auger must be a huge icon for them) with a little powder of psychedelia (the Arthur Lee / Love way). Add to all these the tailor made voice of Fay for these songs and her enormous organ sound (I’m no expert but I’m quite sure this gal played a Vox continental instead of a Hammond…), and you’ll have probably the more authentic rhythm & soul group of the sixties in the midst of the 80s.PS: Bass player Martin Blunt went to fame with The Charlatans. From the entire so called ‘Madchester’ scene the Charlatans were the ones that lasted more, putting out from great records to decent but without second thoughts, Makin’ Time were a better outfit.PS2: The great Ace/Big Beat label got out a FANTASTIC compilation of the band, with all of their Countdown recordings plus their second and for years disappeared long play, “No Lamps of Fat or Gristle Guaranteed”. You really need them! Check them here. 320Kbps
The Hollywood Refugees - Live At Flick, 24th April 1985
Anyone's sitting on the legendary Birmingham’s glam punk outfit tape and wanna share it? Interested in any Hollywood Refugees material, actually... Thanks in advance!
Desperately Wanted!!! The Wylde Mammoths – "They Walk They Talk They Crawl Like Reptiles "
Anyone's sitting on the (quite possibly) Mammoths' demo tape and wanna share it with me? According to Discogs, this is the one that led Tim Warren sign them! Recorded in 1986 in Peter Maniette's basement in a Beovox reel to reel and later dumped to porta studio (cassette). I'll kill for this Nugget!!! Thanx.
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THE MISSING SOULS - "THE MISSING SOULS" LP
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JOHNNY THUNDERS - "So Alone [Exclusive European 40th Anniversary Edition]"
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MORE FUN - "Teenage Sensation! The Best Of More Fun"
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VARIOUS ARTISTS - "It's Happening Volumes 1-10" (LPs, Cheers Records - 2000-08)
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* The Great Rock & Roll Survey - the 1980s (Book by Rev. Joe Longone) * Freddy Lynxx's Johnny Thunders Fanzines (any issue) * Courageous Cat Club - JTFC Tokyo (Japanese) Johnny Thunders Fanzines (2 issues)
* Kevin K's ThunderPop Fanzine #1 (with or without "Palm Trees & Humidity" CD - better with...)
White Trash Soul Hero: Jerry Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011)
...on Bob Dylan: “A sloppy, white motherfucker with no rhythm” and what bothers him most about Dylan: “His father was a pharmacist.” I don’t know, Jerry. What the fuck does that mean? “What does it mean? Doesn't that just say it all?" R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
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