Mod revivalists' demos and rarities

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Secret Affair – Time For Action: The Anthology

Those who remember little of Secret Affair beyond this double CD’s titular anthem of the ’79 ‘mod revival’ will find almost nothing to convince them that these East End also-rans deserved greater acclaim. Weirdly, “Time For Action” itself is presented in its diluted ‘US Remix’ format (sans yobbish outro). The rest is average, ’60s-centric pub rock (save the terrifying Dave Gilmour guitar territory of “Seen That Movie Too”), though the sleevenotes by vocalist Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns should please parka-clad nostalgists.