Ten Records That Shaped My Wardrobe

10 Records That Shaped My Wardrobe
  1. The Who "Quadrophenia 1979"

  2. The album came out when I was still at school. I was too young to see the film so all I had was the music and the record cover and sleeves. It was my bible on how to dress mod. 'Green Onions' was my favourite number. Great to dance to (Just like Sting).

  3. "Mods May Day 79" (Various Artists)

  4. Wow what a cover! How cool did he look on his Vespa? Years later we created the exact cover for "Mods May Day 13" that's me sitting on my Vespa 150 super, just like the one in 1979. If I had to chose a track it would have to be 'Time For Action' by Secret Affair.

  5. The Who "My Generation"

  6. Again another great album cover. My dad had the soundtrack from "Star Dust" the movie. In it was 'My Generation'. I played it over and over again.

  7. The Jam "All Mod Cons"

  8. Gone are the black mod suits and in comes another style. We went of to Carnaby St to try and find the clothes and shoes. We couldn't believe that that's where they had got it from too. So know we could look like The Jam 'Down In The Tube Station' has to be the one.

  9. The Style Council 'Head Start to Happiness'

  10. When The Jam split in 1982 I was mortified! I had to have counselling.(Get it?) I was not going to like anything Paul came up with. How dare he! But what was this, the clothes, the music? It was more mod than mod.

  11. The Style Council 'My Every Changing Moods' from "Cafe Bleu"

  12. Another one from Paul and the gang. This time we had a booklet in the record for reference.

  13. Japan 'Ghosts' from "Tin Drum"

  14. Don't ask my why but I did like Japan. Bit of a curve ball here but, the music and their style. Very cool.

  15. Chet Baker 'Let's Get Lost'

  16. I had his poster on my wall and had no idea he was a jazz musician. Just thought he looked cool. I heard Let's Get Lost and loved it. As you get older you have to slow down a bit. Can't keep jumping around to the Jam all day. I went from "Mod" to "Ivy League" very easy transition really.

  17. Miles Davies "Milestones"

  18. To be honest I got the album because of the cover. That green button down shirt! Anyway the album turned out to be amazing!

  19. Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller "Jazz In The Corner"

  20. When I got it I had never heard of any of the tracks. But after putting it on and listening a few time I soon got into it. I love the track "If You're Going To The City" Mose Allison. Sounds like Georgie Fame and he's a top mod.

10 Records That Shaped My Wardrobe