deep purple is a great name for a band! here they go:
their song emmaretta has been on repeat in my head today
it has such a killer facemelt in it.
it was in my head today cause i listened to in the car on the way to werk, its on the mojo mix heavy mod, which i got from willard's wormholes! so awesome.
other song playing all day on and off on heavy rotation in my mind was
how does it feel by the creation. which is another amazing name for a
band. although i was honestly disappointed when i realized it was "the"
creation, because "creation" would have been way heavier. here they go:
here goes that song:
this song was also on that mix and it got me all curious
about mod. i had to research at werk today. i also felt compelled to
donate money (a small sum) to wikipedia because it is like my number one
resource for all information. you wanna know about mods? wikipedia. you
wanna research some obscure molecule you need to know about for werk?
wikipedia. u wanna fall down a wikipedia hole for several hours about
abu dhabi, oman, nepal, the annapurnas, the highest mountains in the
world, arabic clothing, and burqinis? wikipedia.
behold: the burqini
so anyway i got all interested in mod. wtf is mod?
i recall when i first started at GSU (in the 90's) there was a handful
of "mod" looking kids. they made an impression on me because they had
such a tight style, but i really never knew what the hell music were
they listening too. (i still think i don't, wasnt there some kind of mod
"revival" in preceeding decades? unsure.) the wikipedia entry has loads
of interesting info about how it was basically the precursor to psych
rock and hippies, and spin offs included skinheads, swinging londaon,
and rude boys. how the fuck is that for variety?!
i still feel like i could use a documentary or something to sort it all
out. i tried a search but the only flick i could come up with was this
swedish documentary about these two little shitstains raising hell:
it opens up promising enough, and it was entertaining enough, although i
kind of didnt like the guys at all, so that sort of ruined the whole
thing. but its an interesting look back in time/place. perhaps it left
me with more questions than before- any recommendations of a documentary
about the mod subculture??