Monday, June 27, 2005

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

Back in 1979, the mod music scene had a bit of a revival. Apparently, this is the album and show that started it all.

"This album kick started the re-appearance of the mod movement in the 70's, which still survives today. This was the first revival of the mods after the original 50's & 60's movement. It all started when Secret Affair turned up at the Bridge House in smart suits and asked for a gig. They were given a Monday night and within four weeks the place was packed. this was the start of Mods Mondays.The album was recorded in one day, Monday May 7th 1979,from 11 in the morning until 11 at night." quoted from Solaris Records.

What a show that would've been. And as an interesting side note, the album was originally produced by Ian Broudie.

Secret Affair - Let Your Heart Dance REMOVED
Squire - Walking Down The Kings Road REMOVED

And it's been re-released on CD over at Solaris Records. A different version is available over at Captain Oi!, as well.

And everybody and their brother has played over at Bridge House. Check out the list.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Bridgehouse , was one of Londons seedier venues with a rather wide stage and about 3 metres inbetween it and the bar. In my youth I saw many a gig there partly because my grandfather lived close by , and as he was always reminding me the Bridghouse used to be a whore house, hardly suprising really being situated in the heart of Londons docklands

12:48 PM  
Blogger dickvandyke said...

Thanks for re-surfacing this from the back-waters of my mind.

12:07 PM  

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