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Now and Then: An Interview with Jim Babjak of The Smithereens

  There are dates in our lives that really stand out and a key one for me was 30th January 1987. I was sat watching the chaotic UK TV show ‘The Tube’ and The Smithereens were introduced and launched into ‘Blood and Roses’. There – that throaty haunting bassline from Mike Mesaros, the solid backbeat …

The beginning of The Good’s Gone – So Far So Good

Well, here we are…. we made it through 2020 and we’ve come out the other side. Ok things aren’t any better yet but we haven’t given up because we’re made of stronger stuff than that. Hello to you – the reader, and thank-you to Mods Of Your Generation for asking me to write something about …

Everything and the Kitchen sink – Interview with The Sitting Tenants

Everything and the Kitchen sink – Interview with The Sitting Tenants New to 2021 is the return of South West UK band The Sitting Tenants with an atmospheric album called ‘a kitchen sink drama.’ This is somewhat of a departure from the screaming RnB and power pop of their former albums and…well, it works. It …

The Electric Stars New Album Velvet Elvis:The only lover left alive Review & Interview

,,,Jason Edge of The Electric Stars Interview followed by track by track review of the upcoming 2nd, ,,album release Velvet Elvis:The only lover left alive, The following interview was conducted by Chris Matthews How you doing Jason, good to see you and to chat to you about the up coming release of the new Electric …

The Style Council – Long Hot Summers / The Story Of The Style Council – Review

Is Long Hot Summers really the definitive anthology of The Style Council’s career? The best compilation of their magnificent music? Yes, it is. As many Best-Of-Compilations of The Style Council’s oeuvre have been released over the years, the primary question with Long Hot Summers / The Story Of The Style Council is: Is it really …

Action Man: A brief chat with The Action’s legendary lead guitarist Pete Watson

Action Man: A brief chat with The Action’s legendary lead guitarist Pete Watson The fact that we are still talking about The Action is testament to the massive impact they made on the mod scene. Hailing from Kentish Town and formed as The Boys in 1963, the band and its members are rightly regarded as …

George Rowlands Interview – Debut EP Shine On – Pre – Order Now

George Rowlands is a 28 year old singer song-writer from Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He picked up the guitar at a young age and began writing his own music after being influenced and inspired by Oasis and the Brit Pop era of 90’s. His Musical tastes are much more widespread than that though and and this is …

Mods Of Your Generation Interview With Blue Nation

I have observed and admired Blue Nation for a while now. They have been described as “ones to watch” by Planet Rock. That is something that we most definitely agree with. Why wouldn’t we. The Birmingham lads have a varied music catalogue of bands and eras that inspire and influence them such as The Beatles, …

Interview With Radio Broadcaster Alan May – Glory Boy Mod Radio Show

I’m not sure how I first came to listen to Alan May’s Glory Boy Mod Radio Show on Six Towns Radio (6TR). I do know I was doing so when he played ‘Dog’ – the B side from the single of my old outfit The Mild-Mannered Janitors. I contacted him and said I was writing …