In 1963, Mods, the then newest British youth culture, and their predecessors the Rockers, were making the news. The first British youth culture Teddy Boys, from the fifties, had faded away, until their revival in the seventies. The media not only notified the British public of the Mods and Rockers’ different taste in terms of fashion, music and transport, the press started to generate panic,
Published in Culture
In the mid-sixties, the world saw the birth of hippies. A counterculture which questioned so much about society, and was not afraid to suggest an alternative lifestyle to the norm. A spectacular movement, with colourful clothes, magnificent music in the guise of The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and many more, with mind-bending drugs and free love. An ethos that went way beyond being a bored teenager and got the entire world thinking.
Published in Film
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:39

After the Mods: Carnaby Street Today

Although it’s important to enjoy and promote the artistry of the Mod era, just as it is important to celebrate the colourful lives and loves of those who drove it, sometimes it’s hard to resist a brutal examination of just how much things have changed since the days of the racing fifties and Swinging Sixties.
Published in Culture
This brilliant musical documentary tells the story of Ronnie Lane from his heyday with first the Small Faces and then the Faces through the sixties and seventies and then his experiments with a rural life and the touring musical circus that he dubbed The Passing Show. Finally it charts his latter days once he developed Multiple Sclerosis. Featuring numerous musical clips and interviews with family, friends and colleagues including Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones, Glyn Johns, Henry McCullough, Joe Ely and many more.

Published in Video of the Week
With Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters. Shot by movie maestro Peter Whitehead, this film features rare full length performances from the classic late 60's Pink Floyd line-up at Sound Techniques London & material from the legendary '14 hour Technicolor Dream' extravaganza in April '67 at Alexandra Palace. The footage includes performance art by Yoko Ono and a Sgt. Pepper era John Lennon taking in the festivities (John and Yoko had not met then).
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:32

A Short Biog of Steve Harley- Cockney Rebel

Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice was born in 1951 in Lewisham, London. He grew up in London’s New Cross area and as a child learned to play the violin, when he was 10 his parent gave him his first guitar and Stephen played in the school orchestra. By the age of 12 years, he contracted polio and spent the next four years in hospital.
Published in Music
Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:20

Darron J Connett Loyalty Lies Reviewed

Loyalty Lies is an album that is on a mission, to show the world of pop that the craft of songwriting, catchy arrangements and strong production is alive and well in the year 2018. Furthermore, Darron J Connett is certainly part of the creative revolution that is challenging the mainstream music industry that it needs a huge shake up.
Published in Music
Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:48

80’s Casuals Tee-Shirts Reviewed

As the legend goes in the world of Terrace Culture that the Casual movement was spawned by the travelling Liverpool supporters in the late 70s and early 80s. Who, in between watching Liverpool FC win four European cups in those decades, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81 and 1983–84, partying, fighting and sightseeing,
Published in Culture
In the winter of 1989, I was privileged and honoured to interview Danny Rampling, for my then fanzine, Positive Energy of Madness. It was about two weeks after he had closed his ground-breaking club Shoom. In my eyes at the time, and even today, the end of Shoom was Acid House’s equivalent to The Jam breaking up at the end of 1982. As Shoom, like the Woking Wonders, meant so much to a lot of people. Personally, I found Shoom inspiring, beautiful and wonderful. I was very late to the Shoom party, yet I was welcomed with opened arms, moving, truly moving as I would dance the night away with a beaming smile on my face.
Published in Music
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:09

Tilbury Skinheads Documentary - BBC Radio 1980

If you ever find yourself heading south on the A13, chances are you are either lost or on your way to Tilbury in Essex. It is very much a town at the end of the line, as the Worlds End pub down by the docks testifies, and definitely not the sort of place you want to end up on your ownsome come nightfall.
Published in Video of the Week
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