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a modernist attention to detail second to none
on 16 April 2014
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 patronage but hindsight has set this one apart and it's the most complete, enthraling and colourful of all these volumes. My favourite bit are the playlists from the djs and members of the various mod clubs, armed with spotify or similar streaming software you can recreate the sounds of this era! It also includes flyers, adverts, newspaper and magazine cuttings from publications of the time. I could go on! Check it out for yourself!