Et maintenant, Les Mods


Merci beaucoup to ‘Oscar’ for alerting us to this intriguing 30 minute French documentary (with subtitles) from March 1965 about the UK’s mod scene. It ain’t bad – lots of clips of Le (Les?) Who at (I think) the Marquee et aussi les pep pills and one or two ‘challenging’ opinions (etc)

There’s a funny bit around 2 mins 30 secs in when the commentator says that the mods have rejected “the refined leisure of the elite” against a picture of a bunch of old working-class geezers leaving the pub but overall c’est tres bon n’est-ce pas?


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

11 thoughts on “Et maintenant, Les Mods

  1. Surement une tentative Francais d’ironie !

  2. Je suis heureux que je n’étais pas un mod………!

    J’etais la

  3. Sacred blue mes amis – this could get barmy!!

  4. Un peu effronté, Monsieur Gourmand…!

  5. seems like everybody has a good grip on ‘schoolboy french’……..Doing your masters proud lads !!!!

  6. ‘Ere eez one for ze rockers…….

  7. Eeek………. where did that lot come from? (answer…Germany) Love it! The Boss Hoss – great to see a band who don’t take themselves too seriously. Interesting take on Hey Joe here. Also on youtube check out their version of ‘I Say a Little Prayer for You’ Ich liebe es!

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