No photos and I don't like Paolo Hewitt's style of writing as it's all this off-the-streets old cobblers which is irritating to read. I have a mate who talks like Paolo writes - a sort of hybrid Jimmey Pursey/Gary Bushell Estuarian English. My mate comes from Cornwall and still talks about 'the kids, like', in a mockney accent. I've known him for more than 30 years so you get used to it, and he doesn't attempt to make money out of his banal, cliched observations anyway AND he was the genuine article - 1/2 inch turn ups on his Levis, Loakes brogues, sheepskin etc, plus he's 6'4" and hard as nails.
Some of the interviews with the early mods and skinheads were interesting but I personally didn't learn anything new, and I don't think any other old mod would either. Funny how Paolo neglected the 1979 generation of mods and skins despite the fact he was infatuated with Paul Weller. No, actually it's not, as he doesn't like us much, being one of the cool gang of the 90s who enjoyed taking a swipe at us. He forgets we were the real McCoy, going against the face of fashion in the early 80s, while he and his like jumped on the bandwagon only when Blur and Oasis made it acceptable to do so.
And why he thinks football casuals were anything to do with mods is beyond me too. I can't remember football (and politics) being particularly mod concerns. He'll be seeing the yahoos who wear tracksuits and like hip hop (that's black music too) and kick peoples' heads in at football matches as mods too.