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The "Jam": Shout to the Top by Dennis Munday
The "Jam": Shout to the Top by Dennis Munday
If you want a genuine and in depth behind the scenes view of the Woking wonders that are the jam, the style council and early solo Paul weller look no further than Dennis's book! It also gives a wonderful insight to how bands are promoted etc We may never get Weller's side of the story and we have diluted versions from foxton and buckler but Munday presents the kind of tome that once you get started it's very difficult to put down and is equally at home to dip in and out of - I have three copies! One which I keep at work to read during down time - it's that good, if anything the ultimate account of the jam from the inside!
Mr Cool's Dream - The Style Council by Iain Munn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Mod and modernism is all about attention to detail and this book has it in abundance. Updated and renewed to make it more readable and more accessible, now taking in all the original sleeves and even the original font. As close as you'll get to an official book about the band and heavily endorsed by all the members and many original members. Every edition of this book gets better and better, the best just got better
Mods: The New Religion by Paul Anderson
Mods: The New Religion by Paul Anderson
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
this is quite simply the best book available on this great british youth subculture. I would whole heartedly recommend this to anybody interested or studying subcultures, anybody who lived during this era and the mod revival or anybody with just a passing interest, it ticks every box. It is highly readable and hard to put down as those 'faces' that were there recount stories and events. But it doesn't stop there you have chapters on the clothes, the music, the clubs and the events up until and beyond the demise of this youth movement. There are several other volumes about mod from Richard Barnes, Graham Lentz, Paolo Hewitt, Terry Rawlings and Richard Weight all of which are worthy of your… Read more

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