some of this artists other work is really great..
like, very original and very well done...
its just that a band like the Who could have so many artists giving it their best effort to make something great, or at least professional looking....
My jacket's gonna be cut and slim and checked,
Maybe a touch of seersucker, with an open neck.
I ride a g.s. scooter with my hair cut neat,
Wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet.
I've Had Enough - Quadrophenia
I don't know if I'd say The Who were ever actually mods... their management thought it would be good for sales if they dressed like mods and put out cash-in mod-related singles like "I'm the Face"... they are definitely totally linked to and identified with mod culture though so the motorbike illustration doesn't really work for me. That said, a mod on a vespa would have been way too obvious too... hmmm
boadicea: ouch. I gave several options to the promoter and this is the one they chose.
grushkin: yeah The Who were mods but were rockers first. Remember they held the title of loudest band on earth for all those years. The souped-up low-slung british bike (Triumph/Vincent) and those old-school goggles and helmet seemed to fit for me.