Displaying items by tag: Mods

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:21

Seersucker - The Milk and Sugar of Cool Fabric

The name seersucker is said to originate from the Persian words shîr and shakar, which translates to “milk and sugar”. This most likely references the smooth and bumpy texture of the fabric, as well as evidencing the origin and popularity of the fabric in the Middle East - just like the popularity of the Madras fabric during the British Colonial era.

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Tubby Hayes – The Life Behind The Tenor, is a brilliant, and insightful limited edition book, that takes a closer look at the life of the British Jazz icon, Tubby Hayes. It has recently been published by Mono Media Books and is limited to one hundred copies.

Published in Music
Friday, 08 November 2019 18:17

Tales of Aggro- A Cracking Book

‘A real slice of life told in the vernacular of the streets’ Irvine Welsh- 

'It's a treat to read just like A Crafty Cigarette' - Punk Poet Legend John Cooper Clarke 

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 14:01

A Short History of 2 Tone Records (1979 - 1986)

The label was started in 1979, by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in the wake of the UK ska revival. It catered mainly for the musical tastes of skinheads, rudies and mod revivalists and released ska- and reggae-influenced music.

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Rock N Roll Productions are extremely proud to announce our event ‘The Grand Mod Experience’ on Friday 23rd August at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.

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“Keep On Keeping On’ Ep was released by The Truth to mark 30 years since their last new music, but it is far more than that. The Ep is made up of four tracks, two re-releases and two originals, connecting their 80s past with a renewed creative spark.

Published in Music
Monday, 18 March 2019 17:40

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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,
Published in Culture
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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