Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The 60's Mod scooter scene

At we have noticed a more than a few of our customers enjoy recapturing a slice of lost youth.

When the movie "Quadrophenia" was released in 1979, some of our customers were immpressionable youths. Quadrophenia is a classic cult-movie set in London at the height of the mod era in 1964. The stars of the movie was the rock opera album sondtrack by The Who, closely followed by tricked-out Vespa & Lambretta scooters.

Quadrophenia is about that crucial time in teenhood when the lion's share of your sense of identity is tied up in the music you listen to, the clothes you wear, and the groups you hang out with.

Jimmy (Phil Daniels) identifies himself with the sharp-dressing, scooter-riding Mods, who listen to American soul and British pop-rock. The Rockers, on the other hand, are leather-jacketed, black-booted, motorcycle-riding tough guys who listen primarily to classic American rock & roll. The film captures this pop-culture revolution perfectly.

If you haven't seem the movie yet, we recommend you do. Great soundtrack, classic story and interesting social history.

“I don't wanna be the same as everybody else. That's why I'm a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain't ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown. ” Jimmy in Quadrophenia

The film Trailer appears here: