Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:32

Absolute Beginners

Mod, or modernism is probably the most enduring and well documented of all of Britain’s sub-cultures. The golden ages of mod are largely dependent on age, taste and experience. For many, mod culture perfectly encapsulates the optimism of the swinging sixties.
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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,
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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.
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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.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:54

An Ode to Paul Weller

Paul Weller the King of Mod has reigned for 40 odd years,Since back in the days of stay-pressed trousers and a dodgy pair of flares.
From The Jam to The Style Council to the solo artist as He is right now,Maturing like a vintage wine the Guvnor shows the youngsters how. 

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

Seven Day Fool – Jason Disley Reviewed

Seven Day Fool is the debut novel by Torquay based, Manchester born, writer and poet Jason Disley. I met Disley a few years back via FaceBook when I stumbled upon a ‘friend’ posting several poems. I was instantly engaged, as his words were soulful and moved like jazz music, a real modern day Beat poet as legend Allen Ginsberg.
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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.
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Monday, 06 November 2017 17:33

An Ode to The Jam on ZANI

Paul Weller and Steve Brookes formed The Jam in 1972,
Rick and Bruce joined, Steve left and the three of em saw it through.

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Friday, 14 July 2017 16:25

Amazing Journey The Story of The Who



A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

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In the summer of 1991, I was running a fanzine entitled Positive Energy of Madness. Issues were sporadic as most fanzines were back in the day.
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