Let’s start with the thing we do know about, that being a screening of Quadrophenia in London with director Franc Roddam.
You can't beat a good talking point – and I suspect that the latest Fred Perry Blank Canvas Re-Issues polo shirt range will certainly create some discussion. Fred Perry is reissuing four classic shirts from their archive, said to represent four movements through the 50s, 60s and 70s. All details […]
Thanks to Robert Hill for flagging up something I missed (and you might have missed) on BBC Radio 4 from the last week – Tales From The Casino. It is what you expect, a series of specially-commissioned tales about the Wigan Casino – three different people and their stories about […]
A tasty new Etta James CD release from Kent is on the market – Who's Blue? Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s and 70s. If you fancy it, you can check out a review on this very site first. It;s by Mark Raison of the excellent Monkey Picks blog. Check […]
It’s incredibly difficult to review Quadrophenia as a movie in the modern era. Many of us have been brought up with it, been inspired by it and ultimately distanced ourselves from its movie simplistic view of what ‘Mod’ is. But try to take away any pre-conceptions you may have and […]
Hitting the doorstep with a reassuring 'thud' this morning was a fairly hefty book, going by the name of The Story of Northern Soul by David Nowell. Published by Portico and now on the shelves (virtual or otherwise), it's essentially an updated version of the long out of print Too […]
If you missed it at the cinema, northern soul movie Soulboy is out on DVD very soon. How soon? Well, it's actually available to buy from 3rd January 2011. No mention of a blu-ray version, so standard DVD or nothing. As for extras, seems to be some making of Soulboy […]
Don't know if this is a reissue, I don't think it is – but I do know Won't Get Fooled Again by Richie Unterberger is out on 1st February 2011 via Jawbone. It's essentially the story of Pete Townshend's Lifehouse project, the ambitious follow-up to Tommy that eventually saw the […]