Mods Drink English Tea

Tea-Crazed Young Mods Cavort to St. Louis Union

The Cappuccino Kid may have been the moniker of the liner note writer for Paul Weller's Style Council albums (Paolo Hewitt?), but archival evidence suggests that mods should actually be drinking tea. Don't believe us? We have video evidence in the form of Manchester's short-lived 60s mod band St. Louis Union and their song English Tea. An incendiary statement, perhaps, but we don't shy away from controversy here at The Tweed Pig.

I had to blink at this video. It seems almost contemporary. That probably says something about my mindset and reference points. And look at that young mod giving his all at 1' 21". Fuelled by his cup of builder's brew, no doubt. You can't argue with video evidence.


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