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Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:32 am quote
Should be easy for most?

If you know, just say you know but don't give it away.

Hint: Photo is from the 40th anniversary dinner last night.

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Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:57 am quote
Lesley Ash has worn well, but where is Toyah?
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:12 am quote
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Lesley Ash has worn well, but where is Toyah?
Hey, someone's gotta take the picture.
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:12 am quote
They ride scooters?
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 am quote
40 years eh?

A movie watched age 15, that affected so much of my next 40 years, people, places and a general feeling of belonging to something pretty bloody good!

Next to my wife and family, scooters have been a happy constant in my life, thanks in no small part to Franc Roddam and Pete Townshend
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:18 am quote
Plus
It's a shame that its not very good.

Well, apart from the score of course.

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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:27 am quote
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Bill Dog wrote:
It's a shame that its not very good.

Well, apart from the score of course.

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I thought it was OK but not top of my movie list which is a bit ironic considering I was a Mod. Paul Weller and The Jam were a much bigger influence on me especially the In the City album.

Yes the soundtrack is great. I was and still am a big The Who fan.
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:33 am quote
Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

Have to confess, that those years I remember more from AC/DC's outcome... Highway to Hell just published, Back in Black coming soon....and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify - some things don't change
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:44 am quote
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Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

Have to confess, that those years I remember more from AC/DC's outcome... Highway to Hell just published, Back in Black coming soon....and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify - some things don't change
Saw the For those about to Rock tour as a kid. Awesome! I can still see Angus running back and forth across the catwalk. Also saw the Iron Maiden the Nature of the Beast tour. I can still see the giant Eddie on stage in my head. Both great shows for the spectacle.

FWIW we're doing a company outing in a bit for the new stage show Sting is doing. I don't really know what it is but it is at one of the main theatres in the city that the does the musicals and plays. I think it also cost me a small fortune....
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:55 pm quote
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I thought it was OK but not top of my movie list which is a bit ironic considering I was a Mod. Paul Weller and The Jam were a much bigger influence on me especially the In the City album.

'In The City' was a great album which announced the arrival of The Jam to the new wave scene, but by far their most influential work was 'All Mod Cons' which reflected the disaffected British youth of the late 70's and was inspirational for the second 'MOD' generation. It also helped that inside the album cover it had a schematic diagram of a Vespa!
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:35 pm quote
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Touring300 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
I thought it was OK but not top of my movie list which is a bit ironic considering I was a Mod. Paul Weller and The Jam were a much bigger influence on me especially the In the City album.

'In The City' was a great album which announced the arrival of The Jam to the new wave scene, but by far their most influential work was 'All Mod Cons' which reflected the disaffected British youth of the late 70's and was inspirational for the second 'MOD' generation. It also helped that inside the album cover it had a schematic diagram of a Vespa!
I had an older cousin who got me into the Jam. After hearing them I went out and bought 'In the City' and 'This is a Modern World' on cassette and the 7" vinyl of 'Start' which was a massive hit in the UK. It had a great B-side which didn't get much airplay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFtXjT4oQMY
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:07 am quote
I am old, what are we talking about here?
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:33 am quote
zigzagguzzi wrote:
I am old, what are we talking about here?
I don't think I'm letting the Vespas out fo the barn here now that the post is a day old....

We're talking about Quadrophenia. The movie was very influential in the Mod community thus the references to The Jam. The Jam were a very influential band of the Mod revival movement that was ongoing at the time Quadrophenia came out.

The Jam I think broke up only 3 or 4 years after the movie came out. Paul Weller (front man) went on to for The Style Council which was a more contemporary band.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:37 am quote
Huh? Still not a clue. Looks like a google search! Thanks.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:25 am quote
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Huh? Still not a clue. Looks like a google search! Thanks.
It's a photo of most of the cast of "Quadrophenia," a famous, early 70's movie about the Mod movement whose members exclusively rode scooters. Most of the film's music was done by the English rock band "The Who," from an album of the same name.

The photo was taken this week at a dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie's release.

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:31 am quote
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmxcW23nWho

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:35 am quote
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:08 am quote
goes round in circles
I am not a huge fan of the film and find it a bit hard to watch but it does highlight well the boredom of parts of society in the UK that live for the weekend. This was really amplified in the 90s when rave culture kicked in. Here is a small homage to the film in this 90s music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMa7iqPaKPk
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:04 am quote
I missed the early 70s, had not recovered from the late 60s yet!
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:06 am quote
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Hard to watch ?

It's painful an embarrassing as are so many movies based around scooters and motorcycles unless they are documentaries.

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:15 am quote
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Bill Dog wrote:
Hard to watch ?

It's painful an embarrassing as are so many movies based around scooters and motorcycles unless they are documentaries.

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It's definitely not Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:19 am quote
Say
Exhibit A

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Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:31 pm quote
RRider wrote:
Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

.and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify -
We hosted Spotify in our Data Center before they were introduced to the US. Had there beta test site. They stayed for about 5 years then got their own data center space and techs and didn't need our services anymore once they were established.
The guys I worked with were really nice.

Never could get a free discount code out of them though.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:53 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
RRider wrote:
Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

.and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify -
We hosted Spotify in our Data Center before they were introduced to the US. Had there beta test site. They stayed for about 5 years then got their own data center space and techs and didn't need our services anymore once they were established.
The guys I worked with were really nice.

Never could get a free discount code out of them though.
Really? That sucks. My home ISP has offered it a few times (I think I get it actually) but I go with Apple Music because well.. wife. Way easier as we are in the Apple walled garden at home. Don't look at me... I don't care what we use but keeping the wife happy is worth it. I have YouTube Premium as well which is pretty similar and Spotify may need to worry if Google goes after them. The music service through Google is pretty good plus you get all the added YouTube premium stuff.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:58 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
RRider wrote:
Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

.and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify -
We hosted Spotify in our Data Center before they were introduced to the US. Had there beta test site. They stayed for about 5 years then got their own data center space and techs and didn't need our services anymore once they were established.
The guys I worked with were really nice.

Never could get a free discount code out of them though.
Really? That sucks. My home ISP has offered it a few times (I think I get it actually) but I go with Apple Music because well.. wife. Way easier as we are in the Apple walled garden at home. Don't look at me... I don't care what we use but keeping the wife happy is worth it. I have YouTube Premium as well which is pretty similar and Spotify may need to worry if Google goes after them. The music service through Google is pretty good plus you get all the added YouTube premium stuff.
I wanted a lifetime FREE code I got 30 days codes.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:03 pm quote
I don't remember the movie even playing in Flagstaff in '79, but I do remember the quad sound systems that came out - and disappeared - around '74 or 5.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:18 am quote
RRider wrote:
Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

Have to confess, that those years I remember more from AC/DC's outcome... Highway to Hell just published, Back in Black coming soon....and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify - some things don't change
This query is off the topic but RR is from Finland and I'm watching BORDERTOWN on Netflix. I see Police cars designated as POLIS and POLIISI and I'd like to know the difference?
Great production btw.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:29 pm quote
EN82pg wrote:
RRider wrote:
Sting was the giveaway for me, otherwise could have missed this one.

Have to confess, that those years I remember more from AC/DC's outcome... Highway to Hell just published, Back in Black coming soon....and yeah, have to confess, I still have ACDC in Spotify - some things don't change
This query is off the topic but RR is from Finland and I'm watching BORDERTOWN on Netflix. I see Police cars designated as POLIS and POLIISI and I'd like to know the difference?
Great production btw.
Never mind answering my query, I was able to get the answer on my own.
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:12 pm quote
I have a lot of great memories gong to watch that movie with friends. Here is a pic from San Diego in early 80's rallying around the city as modsters and watching that movie at the Ken Cinema many...many times.

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Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:10 pm quote
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I have a lot of great memories gong to watch that movie with friends. Here is a pic from San Diego in early 80's rallying around the city as modsters and watching that movie at the Ken Cinema many...many times.
Cool pic Good luck getting that many mods together now. I remember back in the day when we would all meet at the local pub Friday night and there would just be a row of scoots in front. Now all I can find is a scoot meetup once in a while at a Dairy Queen :-\ Not quite the same but on the bright side I'm sure less drunk scootering....
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:27 pm quote
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Good luck getting that many mods together now
We had that many at the last 2 Mods N Rockers in Toronto. The Wolf Run Rally Deux in Kingston this year will have that easily .

Join the Barking Mad Scooter Club's Facebook page to see when our runs are coming up. We have at least one run a month and frequently pop into the Sunday Coffee run at Kensington market that Toronto Vintage club has.
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:49 pm quote
Here are some pictures from our runs.

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