The 10th Episode of The Modcast has Soho Legend Chris Sullivan and Rifles Keyboardist Dean Mumford join Eddie plus co-hosts, Dean Rudland talking music and Jonny Owen focussing on film for another roundtable discussion on all thing Mod and beyond.
Chris Sullivan hailing from Jonny’s patch of Wales, Methyr Tidfell stepped into the world of youth culture through djing at Youth Clubs in the 70s. A meteoric rise through clubland saw him hanging out at the Mudd Club New York immersed in the punk scene with luminaries such as John Cale (Velvet Underground). Back in Blighty he opened up the famed Le Kilt Club in Wardour St and pioneered what would become rare groove before going on to found Blue Rondo a la Turk which he fronted, design artwork for, promoted and styled. 2 years later in 1983 he opened the The legendary Wag club which ran for 18 years… the place to be in the 80s. It was here that Chris cemented his friendship with punk royalty including Glen Matlock, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones and more. As a journalist he wrote for The Face in the 80s in addition to ID, NME etc.. He wrote the phenomenally successful “Punk”. Bringing us up to date..Chris has just penned a book “We Could Be Heroes” focusing on London clubland ’77-84 due for release 8th December, has a film optioned in Hollywood and has developed a documentary series “After Dark” for consideration at the BBC.
Dean Mumford, keyboard player with The Rifles joined to record their 3rd album “Freedom Run” released 19th September. having known them for several years previously. The band’s 3 albums have entered the top 40 and they are about to embark on tour.
Dean introduces a new demo this month from The Town and Jonny discusses films recently out including Drive, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Turnout and a new competition for next months sponsors Peckham Rye offer up and a scarf and tie along with 2 signed copies of The Rifles being announced on Episode 11 newsblog..
Episode 9 competition winner is Gary Dixon for the Baracuta shawl collar cardigan thanks to Baracuta
Bradley Wiggins and Mark Webster joins us for Modcast 11 for some sport mod chat amongst other..