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  • son of stan
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    I suppose a connection to 70s revivalist mods which I don't recall being mentioned in the earlier thread would be the 2nd Specials LP which was massively influenced by easy listening.

    I think the point he's trying to make about Mohawks / Hawkshaw is that this music was overlooked until the 1990s. Moddy collectors would have been aware of the Mohawks records because they came out on Pama, a well collected label for its reggae (and some soul) releases. I remember getting a 7" of "Pepsi" by the Mohawks in about 81/82, thinking it wasn't much cop and trading it on some years later when "The Champ" first started getting popular.

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  • wayne
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    It's a very boring in the home office here, & this is a cool site I hadn't seen before. Was about to post a link to a history of the mod club scene in that old thread, but guess it'll do just as well here. Interesting stuff, & an LBG namecheck to boot!

    http://www.uppers.org/showArticle.asp?article=383

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  • Nick Cope
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (wayne @ Oct. 08 2003,15:08)]A new mission statement for this site in the discussion at the end of the hammond article -

    "Picking out the pepperoni from the cheese,
    knowing the tellagio from the brie..."

    Get it printed on your business cards! Or make it into a rap!
    here's more from that quoted post:
    "My point re Mohawks/Hawkshaw is that I thought that the basic snobbery against these LPs had been long lost once collectors sussed that many of them were knocked out by the same session musicians who worked on 'proper' records; at least since the mid 90s there's been plenty of kudos amongst collectors and DJs - both on the mod scene and the post-Acid Jazz 'jazzy beats' crowd - in knowing those little secrets- picking out the pepperoni from the cheese, or at least knowing your tellagio from your brie."

    So does this suggest that the Mod scene were aware of library records by the likes of Hawkshaw et all, but turned their noses up at them? This relates to an earlier topic and a conversation with Sermad last week about who started playing out this stuff first - this appears to be a clue. part of the thread has been removed by the administrator, so it's hard to get the gist of the arguement, but it's an interesting angle.

    Anyone know any mods from the 70s?

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  • wayne
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (theeman @ Oct. 07 2003,15:49)]
    A new mission statement for this site in the discussion at the end of the hammond article -

    "Picking out the pepperoni from the cheese,
    knowing the tellagio from the brie..."

    Get it printed on your business cards! Or make it into a rap!

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  • theeman
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    Hammond cheese article:
    http://www.uppers.org/showArticle.asp?article=16

    Johnny Pate interview:
    http://www.uppers.org/showArticle.asp?article=294
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