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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 14 (episode 23)

NUTsCast December 2016
Join The Baron for a look back at some of the highlights of the last twelve months with live tracks recorded at Le Beat Bespoke, Margate and Crossfire by Graham Day & Forefathers, The Stairs, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Wicked Whispers, Dustaphonics, Big Boss Man, Bronco Bullfrog, Paul Orwell, Cat Black and The Mynd Set.

We look ahead to our Nutty New Year’s Eve Party with DJ selections by Irish Greg, Jim Watson, Lee Miller, Peter Feely, Joel Maslin, Ady Lupton & Carolina.

So join The Baron for the last Nutscast Session of 2016.


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AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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December 4, 2016 By : Category : Bands DJs Front Page Music Picks Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 15 (episode 24)

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Join the Baron for the first NUTSCAST of 2017.
On this show, we have special guest Rob Bailey talking us through the Easter extravaganza that is LE BEAT BESPOKE and the brand new LBB album.

To get you in the mood for LBB12 we have tracks from Corduroy, Novella, Lovely Eggs, Pink Floyd, New Candys, The Arrogants, Los Retrovisores, The Pacers, Stags, & Eliphant as well as selections from our DJ team.

Explore the line-up and event here at: www.lebeatbespoke.com


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March 16, 2017 By : Category : Bands DJs Front Page Music Picks Tags:, , , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 13 (episode 22)

NUTsCast October 2016
In this episode of the Nutscast Sessions, The Baron looks ahead to the mighty Crossfire Allnighter with tracks by the bands representing the Heavy Soul Records showcase, selections by our guest DJs and new songs by French Boutik, Missing Souls and The Embrooks. Also listen out for a one-off special ‘The Baron’s Belters’. Three tracks from his lordship’s personal collection.


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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October 11, 2016 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , , , , , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 12 (episode 21)

NUTsCast July 2016
Join the Baron for a look ahead to Euro YeYe and the Brighton Mod Weekender with tracks from some of the featured bands playing these events. The live session comes from The Beatniks, plus new tracks from The Kumari, Bongoloian, Senior Service and classic floor-fillers as chosen by our stable of guest DJs.


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July 23, 2016 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 11 (episode 20)

NUTsCast Apr 2016

In this latest edition of the Nutscast Sessions, The Baron looks ahead to the late May Bank Holiday Weekender from 27th to 30th May 2016.

Playing tracks by the featured artists and selections from our guest djs, it is the prefect prelude to a great weekend in Margate hosted by The New Untouchables. We have some incredible bands and djs lined up for this one. So let’s get going with a track from the headliners on Friday 27th May, The Rifles.

Track Listing:

01. The Rifles – The Great Escape
02. Night Dials – Waiting At Your Door
03. Magnectic Mind – Hold On To Me
04. The Embrooks- Francis
05. DJ Callum Simpson selects The Jokers – Soul Sound
06. Mynd Set – Tick Tock
07. Big Boss Man – Crimson 6Ts
08. DJ’s The JJ’s select Jackie Opel – You’re Too Bad
09. French Boutik
10. French Boutik
11. French Boutik
12. Tony Jackson selects The Reg Guest Syndicate – Underworld
13. Sonic Keys – Love Get Ready
14. Peter Feely selects – Spice In Love
15. Pid Selects Lloyd Nolan – I Don’t Know About You
16. Jo Wallace Selects Carl Underwood – Ain’t You Lying?
17. Jim Watson Selects The Dynels – Little Darlin’


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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May 4, 2016 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 10 (episode 19)

NUTsCast Feb 2016

In this latest edition of the Nutscast Sessions, The Baron looks ahead to the Easter extravaganza that is Le Beat Bespoke 11 from 24th to 27 March 2016.

Playing tracks by the featured artists and selections from our guest djs, it is the prefect prelude to another great weekend in London hosted by The New Untouchables.


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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February 11, 2016 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 9 (episode 18)

NUTsCast Dec 2015

Here it is folks, the latest edition of The Nutscast Sessions where The Baron looks back over 2015 with exclusive live tracks from Le Beat Bespoke 10, Blues Kitchen and studio sessions. Also, we have brand new songs by Mocking Birds, French Boutik and a festive treat from The Dualers. It’s the perfect prelude for the Nutty New Years Eve Party, so join The Baron for the last Nutscast Sessions of 2015.


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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December 16, 2015 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , , , , , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 8 (episode 17)

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NUTsCast Sept 2015

In this edition of the Nutscast Sessions, your host The Baron welcomes the fabulous Magnetic Mind to the studio, playing tracks from their debut album. Plus there is a look ahead to the Crossfire Allnighter on Oct 10 at 229 The Venue and the usual mix of club classics and new sounds from Sonic Jewels, George Grant, Lois, Fay Hallam, Get Go, The Turning, The Phroggs, Beatniks and Fogbound.


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September 23, 2015 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 7

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series NUTsCast - Podcast

NUTscast June 2015

In this edition of Nutscast Sessions, our host The Baron is joined in the studio by those wonderful purveyors of soul, Gemma and The Travellers. We also have updates of forthcoming events including an exclusive look ahead to Euro YeYe and Beat legends Powder at the Blues Kitchen in July.

With an exclusive track from the Sha La La’s plus Hypnotic Eye, Marvin Gaye, The Carnations, Les Grys Grys, Betty Harris and The Drifters, this is another show not to be missed.


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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July 8, 2015 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Reviews Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 5

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series NUTsCast - Podcast

Welcome to The Nutscast Sessions, the newly revamped podcast from the New Untouchables. Each month we will bring you a band ‘in session’ recorded especially for Nutscast. In addition, your host ‘The Baron’ – Graham Lentz will play a mixture of the best new music, club classics and a few surprises.

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Episode 15: (or 5 of the new format) of Nutscast. The new edition of the Nutscast Sessions is the Le Beat Bespoke 10 Special, featuring tracks from all the artists appearing on stage at 229 The Venue this Easter.

The live session comes from the High Learys and there are tracks by The Action, Roy Medina and Willie Mitchell. There is also an exclusive from the forthcoming album Le Beat Bespoke 6.

So join ‘The Baron’ aka Graham Lentz for the preview of Le Beat Bespoke 10 this Easter 2015 – brought to you by NUTsMag (newuntouchables.com).


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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February 16, 2015 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music News Picks Podcasts Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 6

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series NUTsCast - Podcast

Join The Baron for Part 2 of our Le Beat Bespoke 10 Special Nustcast shows. This time we have great sounds chosen by 18 of our guest DJs over the Easter Weekend to get you in the mood.

With tracks by the likes of Slim Harpo, July, New Swing Sextet, Martha Starr Night Beats and Gemma and The Travellers from selectors Ady Croasdell, Sean Chapman, Carlo Sesto, Traxel, Lolo, Holly Calder, Dr Robert, Lee Miller and John Vincent, Rhys Webb and Mik Parry! This one not to be missed take a listen here. See the list of who is playing here!

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Episode 16: (or 6 of the new format) of Nutscast. The new edition of the Nutscast Sessions is the Le Beat Bespoke 10 Special, featuring tracks from some of the DJ talent appearing on stage at 229 The Venue this Easter.

So join ‘The Baron’ aka Graham Lentz for his DJ preview of Le Beat Bespoke 10 this Easter 2015 – brought to you by NUTsMag (newuntouchables.com).


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March 18, 2015 By : Category : DJs Front Page Music News Picks Podcasts Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 4

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series NUTsCast - Podcast

Welcome to The Nutscast Sessions, the newly revamped podcast from the New Untouchables. Each month we will bring you a band ‘in session’ recorded especially for Nutscast. In addition, your host Graham Lentz will play a mixture of the best new music, club classics and few surprises.
 

Stone Foundation at Modstock

Episode 14: (or 4 of the new format) of Nutscast. Join Graham Lentz for this special Xmas edition of Nutscast Sessions with a look back at 2014 and ten live recordings from Modstock 3.

The featured artist is Stone Foundation, plus tracks from Secret Affair, Mergers, Apemen, Eddie Philips, Kenney Jones, The Velvelettes and Brenda Holloway.

In addition, we have songs from French Boutik, Phroggs, Eddie Floyd, Toots and The Maytals, Temptations, Nick Waterhouse, Muleskinners and Ronnie & Robyn. Presented by Graham Lentz brought to you by NUTsMag (newuntouchables.com).


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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December 28, 2014 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music News Picks Podcasts Tags:, , ,
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NUTsCast – Sessions – part 3

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series NUTsCast - Podcast

Welcome to The Nutscast Sessions, the newly revamped podcast from the New Untouchables. Each month we will bring you a band ‘in session’ recorded especially for Nutscast. In addition, your host Graham Lentz will play a mixture of the best new music, club classics and few surprises.

Episode 13: (or 3 of the new format) of Nutscast features The Turning live in the studio with tracks from their new mini album. An exclusive live track from Geno Washington and two live tracks from Crossfire. Plus the usual mixture of new releases and classics featuring: The Absolude, New Street Adventure, Tammi Terrell, Keith Shields and many more. Presented by Graham Lentz brought to you by NUTsMag (newuntouchables.com).

 


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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November 16, 2014 By : Category : Bands Front Page Music Podcasts Scene Tags:, , ,
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Interview with Marco Santucci

Northern Soul – The Film

As a journalist I’ve always written about music, sometimes getting paid, but more often just for fun or to record for posterity the achievements of the great artists, DJs and paying guests that make the soul scene special. When the opportunity came up to interview Marco about the making of the new Northern Soul movie I took the opportunity to ask him about the challenges of locations, continuity, records, etc. and also how they managed to get some major stars on board for a small, independent film with a whole lotta’ soul.

When did you first decide that you were going to make the film and how did you start, what was the first thing you did to get the project underway?

I remember Elaine toying with mini DV cameras at venues around 16/17 years ago, just after we first met. Initially her intention was to make some kind of documentary record of the scene as it was back then. Pretty quickly however she became dissatisfied with that approach. I remember clearly a conversation in about 1998 where Elaine began to formulate the idea of capturing the scene in its youthful heyday. It was a bit of a fantasy at first – a sort of “wouldn’t it be amazing to be able recreate the scene as it was back in the 70s” flight of imagination. The more she thought about it the more she became convinced that was the only way to do it.

The first thing Elaine had to do was to learn how to write a screenplay, so she enrolled on an online scriptwriting boot camp based in LA and just started writing. That was around 1999.

Making a film about any sub group is tough, I imagine the hardest aspect is always going to be making it authentic enough to appeal to those on the inside while ensuring that it’s accessible to people who don’t have an in depth knowledge of the scene. Did you think about this and what was your approach to that problem?

That was always Elaine’s main intention funnily enough. She was constantly treading a line between being true to the logic and culture of the scene while creating a film that anyone could enjoy. So Matt and John’s story had to encapsulate something Universal somehow while being told through the particulars of the Northern scene. At the same time Elaine didn’t shy away from tackling some of the more arcane or darker elements of the 70s scene’s culture – cover-ups/squad/needles etc. Elaine spent years interviewing and researching these things – down to the language used – div, menk etc.

Much has been made in some quarters about the swearing, the drugs and the violence in the film and whether it was an authentic and accurate reflection of how things were then. Petty criminality and trafficking were an integral part of the scene in the 70s; it was far from one big happy family at times, as testimony from people who actually visited the toilets at the Golden Torch confirms. The real life story of what happened to Pete Lawson, for example, is far stranger and darker than anything portrayed in the film. We were lucky enough to have lots of friends and acquaintances who were heavily involved back then and who were invaluable sources of anecdotes and information – Guy Hennigan, Butch, Tim Finch, Ady Croasdell, Sue Brick, Chris Brick, Dave Clegg the sadly departed Fran Franklin, Mickey Cruise and Ant Wilson to name just a few…

One of the things that surprised me was the casting, getting big stars on board. How did you get Steve Coogan and the other established actors to agree to be involved for example?

The story of how Steve Coogan came on board is quite funny. His production company, Baby Cow, came on board a while ago as co-producers and his brother Martin was also on board from an early stage. But ironically that wasn’t what brought him in. I’m fairly sure that he hadn’t even read the script when a year or two later James Lance got hold of the script via a mutual friend (stylist Adam Howe who asked for the Ray Henderson part). The weekend after he was offered the role he was staying with Steve and made him read the script. The following Monday we got an email to say Steve was in. It basically took his mate raving about it to get him to commit to the project.

Lisa Stansfield was a friend of Elaine’s and we knew she was pursuing an acting career – it was an obvious move to get to pay John’s mum given that she’s from Lancashire herself.

Christian McKay was a total left-fielder as he’s actually from Bury and it turned out that his grandfather had been a friend of Elaine’s father’s many years ago – a real small-word story. He read the script and that was all it took for him to come on board.

The film has a fantastic look to it; visually it’s about as good as it could get in my view. The continuity issues must have been a challenge, making sure there were no SKY dishes, the wrong type of traffic lights, or ultra-modern double glazing, etc. Who was responsible for that aspect? And was it hard to find and secure locations?

We worked with Robin Brown who did an amazing job on the art department/production design side of things. Our DoP, Simon Tindall was responsible for the overall photographic look of the film and there was a conscious nod to the look and feel of the realist cinema of the time. Elaine did a lot of the location scouting – finding the exterior for the Casino etc. Lots was done in post-production to take out all the contemporary ‘street furniture’, discs etc.

Clearly, Northern Soul was the bastard son of mod, in a roundabout way via the coalfields and working men’s clubs of Yorkshire. Given that there were certainly dozens of scooter clubs in the north at that time and northern soul was the soundtrack, was there a sense that you wanted it to be totally distinct from ‘This is England’ and ‘Quadrophenia’, both well known films and dealing with similar themes of youth culture, for skinheads and mods respectively?

I’m not sure how conscious that was, though we did want to somehow establish, cinematographically, that this was a new moment in British youth culture. The book, however, traces the roots in Mod much more overtly than the film.

The tantalising theme running through the film was the trip to America, I imagine budget, logistics and running time prevented this trip from being written into the film, or were you deliberately trying to show that about 2% of those who said they would go actually went?

Not necessarily, it was more that the idea of America held out the prospect of the boys breaking out of the narrow confines of prescribed working-class life at the time. The promised ’trip to America’ is a symbol of the boy’s horizons being opened up and the possibility of a life their parents couldn’t even have dreamed of a generation before.

Loosely, regulars at the Plebeians in Halifax, the Twisted Wheel and even the Torch were, for all intents and purposes, mods. But by 1975 how close to the 1960s mod scene do you think the movement you portray was? Did you get a sense from people who got into it in the early 70s that they knew it had developed from mod, or was it simply of the moment?

I think Matt’s older brother Paul would have had that understanding but for lads of John and Matt’s age the soul scene would have had its own cultural logic and its own foundation in their love of soul records rather than the trappings of Mod culture. That said there persistent working class desire to stand apart from the mainstream which was codified in their choice of clothes, their style of dance and their choice of music, so in that sense the lineage is still there.

Did you use any original footage in the film; I thought there were some street scenes in particular that might have been taken from documentary footage, albeit expertly spliced into the movie?

There’s one scene of crowds of workers leaving the mills right at the beginning of the film and possibly another landscape shot of a northern town and moors, to help establish the film’s northern setting. All the rest is new footage.

So, obvious question, what about the sequel, Northern Soul: USA or bust! Joking apart, what about a Director’s cut on DVD, there must be loads of superb scenes that you had to edit out that didn’t make the final cut?

The first assembly of the film was about 150 minutes long, so roughly an hour’s worth ended up on the cutting room floor which one day could see the light of day. There are no definite plans for a sequel but the lad’s trip to America is rich with possibilities – so never say never!

Finally, is there any special merchandise that people can buy to accompany the film and where can that be purchased?

I’m sure people will already be aware of the DVD and soundtrack CD. The DVD features a really nice ‘making of’ extra feature. There’s also a vinyl box set of singles featuring all the music in the film which is beautifully designed and produced by Demon records.


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Scotch Martin

Since the local youth club in the early-eighties Martin’s been Djing with records of one sort or another. Spots at the CCI National Mod Rallies across Britain in the 80s were followed in 1990 by the first in a line of successful northern soul and mod clubs in Glasgow. With four others he started Goodfoot in 91, with Acid Jazz-influenced playlists of Blow Up in London, and Brighton Beach in Leeds. Goodfoot arguably paved the way for a new generation of mod-influenced clubs in Glasgow over the past 20 years. Living in London in the late 90s Martin DJ’d at neuvo-modernist clubs including Where’s Jude and Lordy Lord, as well as regularly spinning at Duffer of St. George parties and other happenings. A career highlight was supporting legendary organist, Jimmy Smith, as well as pulling off 10 consecutive club nights during the 1995 Glasgow Jazz Festival. By 2001, back in Glasgow, Caledoniasoul launched. A definitive milestone in the Scottish soul scene, the club ran for six years and brought Butch, Mick Smith, Mick H, Arthur Fenn, Mike Ritson, Dave Rimmer and Ady Croasdell to Scotland for the first time to experience the sweaty, full-on atmosphere for themselves. As a journalist Martin has always written about music. In 2004 he tracked down singer and organist, Bill Bush, whose soulful, jazzy rarity, I’m Waiting on Ronn, was hitting on the northern soul scene. After visiting Bill in the USA and interviewing him for Manifesto he brought the band over to perform in the UK, complete with Hammond B3, and has helped Bill profit for the first time from the 1968 b-side. Martin is married to Caroline, has two children, lives in the London suburbs. Still collecting after 30 years!

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November 16, 2014 By : Category : Film Front Page Interviews Tags:, , ,
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