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Love that first one especially.

I remain startled with how people are able to ride a scooter without glasses. I go over 5mph and the wind, to say nothing of dust and grit, would have me squinting and swerving all over the road. Were the streets a lot cleaner back then before austerity put paid to road sweepers?
 

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First 45 that I paid over 100 quid for over 30 years ago.
A prime slice of New York Soul!
Still gives me goose bumps when I hear it and transports me back to the mod nights that I Used to DJ at, it's wierd but I can sometimes feel the speed rush when I listen to certain records.
 
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Love that first one especially.

I remain startled with how people are able to ride a scooter without glasses. I go over 5mph and the wind, to say nothing of dust and grit, would have me squinting and swerving all over the road. Were the streets a lot cleaner back then before austerity put paid to road sweepers?
I used to have a pair of scooter scooter glasses, not wraparound, but came down the side at almost 90 degrees. Never seen any since, but I bought them in 1982, and sadly my girlfriend, wore them when riding pillion and some how snapped the arm off.
I also wore a yellow and red paisley Tootal scarf over my nose and chops, and an open face peaked helmet, that we all ( the club) illegally sprayed red with a white stripe down the middle.
A bit of a coincidence, my missus bought me a signed numbered print (No 5) by the well known Sheffield artist Pete McKee about 10 years ago for my birthday, entitled Away From The Numbers, and the subject has a Red and white striped helmet in his hand. She never knew that I had one like it.
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First 45 that I paid over 100 quid for over 30 years ago.
A prime slice of New York Soul!
Still gives me goose bumps when I hear it and transports me back to the mod nights that I Used to DJ at, it's wierd but I can sometimes feel the speed rush when I listen to certain records.
I have to say that Sam Dees track is a good one.
 

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A song relevant to all those stuck in their homes at the moment, taken from The Modern World album.
An album dismissed by many critics, Weller himself being one of them, but it is one of my favourite albums by the band.
Saw them the first time in 79 when I was 13, my first concert, at the Queens Hall in Leeds, it has now become a car park after the building was demolished.
My Nephew met Weller one afternoon last summer, he was outside the Hilton Hotel in Leeds, just across the road from where the venue was, and he reminisced about playing there.
Weller had just come out of the hotel gym and was having a coffee and a fag, not looking particularly stylish.
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How long has it been since Weller looked stylish?
I don’t see pics of him as often as I’m sure people in England do but he reliably looks like shite and has done for decades. Even when he’s suited up he’s a mess.
 

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How long has it been since Weller looked stylish?
I don’t see pics of him as often as I’m sure people in England do but he reliably looks like shite and has done for decades. Even when he’s suited up he’s a mess.
How long has it been since Weller looked stylish?
I don’t see pics of him as often as I’m sure people in England do but he reliably looks like shite and has done for decades. Even when he’s suited up he’s a mess.
I'm not defending him but what are you basing your opinions on. I'm sure that you don't always dress and look like you do in your photo fits, at least he does it and doesn't give a fuck really what people think. He has always carried the torch and attempted to push things, it would be sad if he had just gone the way of many of his contemporaries.
 

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I'm not defending him but what are you basing your opinions on. I'm sure that you don't always dress and look like you do in your photo fits, at least he does it and doesn't give a fuck really what people think. He has always carried the torch and attempted to push things, it would be sad if he had just gone the way of many of his contemporaries.
I’m basing my opinion on dozens of pictures I’ve seen of him looking a complete clip. There’s been decades worth of dodgy Barnet for a start, for which there’s no excuse, looking like he chopped it himself when he was drunk - the ‘dinner lady’ haircut I’ve seen it called. Lately he seems to be drawing inspiration from that floppy haired tit Jackson Browne. Other pics of him in sweat pants, wife beaters, twat pants (3/4 length trackie bottoms) etc etc. Of course I don’t get suited up like my fit pics every day but I never look as sloppy as he does, and I’m neither a rock star nor touted as ‘The Modfather’ but if I was I’d certainly make a bit more effort before leaving the house. You don’t see anything like as many pics of Foxton as you do Weller as he’s obviously not as ‘big’ but aside from the fantastic mullet of the Jam days I struggle to remember many times when I thought he looked crap. Other people renowned for their style like Bowie and Ferry manage to avoid being photographed in their jarmies!
 

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