Time For Action – Secret Affair (1979)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Time For Action by Secret Affair. The record was released in 1979 on the I-Spy record label and has been reworked into the shape of a Vespa Scooter.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Secret Affair, Mod Music, David Cairns, Vespa Scooters or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Time For Action
Media Artist/s: Secret Affair
Record Label: I-Spy
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Mod

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Additional information about this, Secret Affair vinyl art.

Secret Affair – The Artists

Secret Affair are a mod revival band, formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1982. Formed after the demise of the CBS Records signed power pop band New Hearts, singer Ian Page and guitarist David Cairns spent the second half of 1978 writing songs that would form the basis of the first two Secret Affair albums. After spending January 1979 demoing songs, Page and Cairns enlisted the services of bassist Dennis Smith from the power pop band Advertising and Young Bucks drummer Seb Shelton. Saxophone player Dave Winthrop, originally playing with the group in his capacity as a session musician, would join as a full-time member of the band later in the year. In June 2002, Page, Cairns, Smith, Bultitude and Winthrop reformed for three gigs, including a performance at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. They returned in June the following year, playing at The Scala in Islington to promote the release of Time For Action: The Anthology (Sanctuary), a major CD retrospective of hits, rarities and previously unreleased tracks. The concert was filmed and released on DVD.

Time For Action – The Song

‘Time For Action’  is a song written by David Cairns from Mod revival band, Secret Affair. It cam from their debut album ‘Glory Boys’.  The band also drew up plans for a smart-dressing youth movement – the Glory Boys – based around the idea of 1960s gangster chic, influenced by the movie, Performance. In 1979 Page and Cairns enlisted the services of bassist Dennis Smith, drummer Seb Shelton and saxophone player Dave Winthrop. From their very first gig, opening for The Jam at Reading University in February 1979, the band were adopted by a group of East End mods, who readily embraced Page’s Glory Boy concept. This group of fans began referring to themselves as Glory Boys. Secret Affair had become so closely linked to the emerging mod revival that in March 1979 Cairns wrote what would become the youth movement’s main anthem, “Time For Action”.

The Vespa Scooter – The Shape

Modelled into a Vespa Scooter. Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio. From their inception, Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody which combines, in a unified structural unit, a complete cowling for the engine (enclosing the engine mechanism and concealing dirt or grease), a flat floorboard (providing foot protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection).

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

70's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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