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Spirit of 69: A Skinhead Bible [Paperback]

George Marshall
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21 Nov 1994
A detailed warts and all history of the skinhead youth cult from its origins in the late Sixties right through to the early Nineties.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: ST Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (21 Nov 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898927103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898927105
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 934,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An outstanding book -- International Tattoo Magazine, January, 1994

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Widely regarded as the most detailed history of the skinhead cult ever published, Spirit Of '69 has become a classic of its kind. There are chapters on the original skinheads, reggae, suedeheads, Oi!, 2 Tone, politics, today's cult and skinhead fashion. Over 30,000 copies sold.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Boss..... 11 Sep 2002
George achieved something no one can take away in any review or dissecting of this book...he was the first skin to actually write about the cult,from birth to's all here, and well represented...he's been there,seen it,lived it...maybe better will one day come out,as he himself says in the introduction.... but this is the best and only reccomendation I would make to anyone wanting to learn the history and get an understanding of where skins truly come amalgamation of traditional British working class and Jamaican working class style.....well done George, my copy is still regularly thumbed with both pride and interest, and until that better book comes (?!), this is the boss!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Sworn Gospel 9 Mar 2004
George Marshall's 'Spirit Of 69'and Nick Knight's 'Skinhead',published ten years earlier,are the two most referred to books in the slender canon of Skinhead literature.Where 'Skinhead'is largely pictorial,'Spirit Of 69' is an exhaustive survey of Skinhead evolution from it's 'hard Mod' roots to the present(well,1994,second edition).All bases are covered in detail-music,fashion,politics,Marshall never flinching from his task,delivering the good,the bad and the downright ugly reality in a consistent 'matey' style.Supplementing the chapters with features on the likes of 'A Clockwork Orange',Richard Allen plus a wealth of archive photography,make this a meticulous labour of love.It is with no arrogant pretence that this now classic is subtitled 'A Skinhead Bible',it being the sworn gospel for anyone with oxblood coursing through their veins.
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This is a great book which features the skinhead way of life in pictures and text. You'll be able to read about Oi! music, RAC music, skinwear, sport, etc etc.. It's a great book and a bible to some skins even.. Only downside about it is that it shows skinheads as groups, and not as a real "way of life" (Sharps, nonpoliticals and WP skins).. I'll give it 4 / 5.. Buy it! I did, and I havent regreted it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a book about style not politics 9 July 2000
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When I first read this book many people said skinheads are about nationalism and voilence,well,this is not true all the information about skinheads is explaining how Hard Mods or gang mods evolved into the skinhead cult.Skinheads listened to soul music originally and were Quite racially tolerant because most their mates were black "rude boys" or "yardies"
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4.0 out of 5 stars its not a lot of bovver 1 Nov 2002
this book is a must for anyone interested in sub-cultures (like meself). its got plenty of great pictures, and the writing is a little bit like listening to an old skinhead telling a young skinhead how it really is. not in a preachy, things were better in my day kind of way, just in a laying out the facts type of way. put it on your shelf NOW.
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