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I think he did a review of my lot (007) at The 100 Club in 82. He turned up fissed as a part but he was well into the whole mod ethos. Fan of Trotsky if memory serves me correctly.
Good review I think as well.



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Yes, Attila was John Opposition... a very nice bloke and a good friend mine in 1978-79. He went back to England, and I met him again at a mod gig at the 100 club when I lived in London in 1982 - he was then in his John Opposition phase- the most pro-mod journalist at the time. We met again the day after for a couple of drinks and had very interesting discussions. Haven't seen him since.


I think he did a review of my lot (007) at The 100 Club in 82. He turned up fissed as a part but he was well into the whole mod ethos. Fan of Trotsky if memory serves me correctly.
Good review I think as well.




Yes, maybe it was an 007 gig (with [sign in to see URL]. ?), Anthony Meynell re-introduced him to me and you're right about the political views - first met him through RAR
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I saw quite a few 007 gigs back then, I remember one in the Mildmay Tavern, but that was earlier ... and one in Crawley plus Ilford Palais etc...
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Johnny Oppo was certainly one of the few pro mod journos left.

He reviewed a number of mod gigs for Sounds, Small World getting a particularly good write up.

There were plans for him to do a regular feature, he asked for demos and fanzines to be sent in, I think Sounds were amazed we were still around after the kicking mod got 3 years previous. Never happened though.

Johnny's articles prompted Andy Day's (?) letter to Sounds which is probably one of the best letters that mag ever printed. If I can find it I'll scan it and post it up.

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Yes, Attila was John Opposition... a very nice bloke and a good friend mine in 1978-79. He went back to England, and I met him again at a mod gig at the 100 club when I lived in London in 1982 - he was then in his John Opposition phase- the most pro-mod journalist at the time. We met again the day after for a couple of drinks and had very interesting discussions. Haven't seen him since.


I think he did a review of my lot (007) at The 100 Club in 82. He turned up fissed as a part but he was well into the whole mod ethos. Fan of Trotsky if memory serves me correctly.
Good review I think as well.




Yes, maybe it was an 007 gig (with [sign in to see URL]. ?), Anthony Meynell re-introduced him to me and you're right about the political views - first met him through RAR
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I saw quite a few 007 gigs back then, I remember one in the Mildmay Tavern, but that was earlier ... and one in Crawley plus Ilford Palais etc...


We did 2 gigs in Crawley I think. One was in a school hall when a load of skins turned up and people were breaking up chairs for weapons. Turned out the skins were all mates of the mods there so it was a good gig. I think that was with [sign in to see URL]. Steve Roadrunner where are you now? Any info anyone? It was at this gig that somebody was sitting outside the hall just revving their Vespa when somebody walked past and just flicked it into gear for a laugh. The rider didn't laugh as he went through the reception window.
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Johnny Oppo was certainly one of the few pro mod journos left.

He reviewed a number of mod gigs for Sounds, Small World getting a particularly good write up.

There were plans for him to do a regular feature, he asked for demos and fanzines to be sent in, I think Sounds were amazed we were still around after the kicking mod got 3 years previous. Never happened though.

Johnny's articles prompted Andy Day's (?) letter to Sounds which is probably one of the best letters that mag ever printed. If I can find it I'll scan it and post it up.




That'd be good, heard about it Stu but never had a chance ter read it.


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Gary,

Yes, that was the one in the school ... with the skinheads (with FAB, Paralysis and The Squad (verrry young mod band)).

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Tony M should be able to reveal the identity of Ready Steady [sign in to see URL] played enough gigs with him! emoticon
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Funny you should say that, I just came across this and was reading the replies to see if anyone knew what the hell had happened to him. All I can add is that yes, he was managed by Jerry Floyd as ourselves and the Teenbeats were and he came from Bury or Burnley or somewhere else up North beginning with a B. He always used to be a compere at our gigs through 1979 and 1980 and then suddenly dissapeared. He used to carry around one of those little Adidas type bags. I don't remember any of his stuff apart from the fact that it was absolutely hilarious and he never took anything seriously. The times I saw him come off stage soaked in lager were numerous.

As for Attilla the Stockbrocker, he lived in Brighton at some point during the 80's and I did see him again many years ago probably around 1988/89. He was a top bloke too, not just pro-Mod but a great fan of any thing that was happening as I remember. Not one of those critics who comment on things they don't like. If he didn't like it, he didn't write about it. Shame there weren't more like him and Bushell.

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Simon Mc Ewen was his name and yes he came from Bury and just for the record some of his other 'poems' were "Housewives Choice","Social Climbers Christmas"and "Sex Shops".Just found out. emoticon
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How'd you know all that?? I remember the poem titles now but obviously never knew his real name. Anyone know what became of him??

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