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I have been a mod for quite a time,BTW i expect or demand no admiration! over the last few years theres seems to be a mixed up view of the thing we call Mod! Folks from outside the home of mod seem to think that NS and the mod movement are 1 in the same? For those who are fresh to the scene well its an easy mistake to make!! But we are talking about scenes that can live on there own merits! We the older mods have a duty to carry the torch and its mod values for there true meaning! The only reason i can see for linking the two totally adverse scenes is a profit based raeson! Why you may ask? Why have the expense of putting a nite on for 100 mods when u can have 300 of everyone!! And the answer is in the whole fabric of mod itself. Not like everybody else, well im afraid its lost its Kudos!! We the modern day torch bearers have sold ourselves down the bloody river!! Norhtern soul does not need Mod and vice versa,in fact northern soul was an opposite reaction to mod! Scooter riding people of the Revival period followed there peers of the day into the scootrboy scene,with its anything goes culture. recession was given as a reason. Coz it became too expensive and elitist to live beyond your means! But the true essence of being mod was never about how much dosh you hsd. It was about thinking outside the box, and making the best about your situation! We are carrying a legacy forward and we are making an arse of it for the new generation, we are making it so complicated for the new blood. Who's to blame, the profiteers...... bending and shaping to please everyone! Mod was never about that,in fact it was the very opposite!! its caused rifts in the past for the very same reasons......people should hang there heads in shame!!

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Very very nice, :-)

A few years ago a few likeminded mates with modernist ways had a few photos taken at Cottesloe beach, Perth. Western Australia. Unfortunately without permission one photo was used at a local 'old soul' night. The only good thing to come of it was there was no crossover from both sides.

Same old disco soul (played at allnighters in south of England) became badged as Northern Soul.

Separate the two and keep the mod values/lifestyle alive.

TTFN

Mark - my words

PS. The next photo dropped on this discussion will be that of one of the 'northern soul' attendees. Bolwell Mod himself !!

The latest take on scootering a la Northern Soul. NOT Mod in the slightest.

Bolwell rebadged as P Range .... can it get worse????

Pride of place at the Irish Club, Northern Soul night.

On way t all nighter for a shuffle, limp, clap and spin :-)

XD   Myself and the rolling pin pissed ourselves laughing all over the living room carpet with this one dude . Shes a Northener too , says it all really . Where did you find it ? Well funny !

Oh dear !   : D

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Pure plastic , I reckon if he makes it to a gig and back without melting in the heat its a miracle .

FFS...............WHY?????? Comedy Mod is a worldwide phenomanon!!!

Nice pic shame about the wording fella .

Anyway, onto more serious matters than 'Keep The Faith Northern Soul is W@nk' chat. What cufflink set to wear tonight. E Type Jag speedo design or just big diamond and sapphires? 

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