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5.0 out of 5 stars Respect from a 80's Northern Mod......
A mate told me about this book recently and so I looked on Amazon to see if it existed, and there it,was I couldn't believe it! I was knocking around on the scene in a big way from 84-90 and I wouldn't have had it any other way. From my perspective the book is accurate in every way. The fanzines and records (Iv'e still got a few knocking about), the politics and infantile...
Published on 8 Sep 2004

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Not a bad book, but I was disappointed in the amount of people left out, especially from the early scene. There's also the usual Eddy Piller worship, when in fact he was half-mod half-casual and was interested in making £££ as much as anything.
Still, did bring back some memories, especailly the Brighton run..
Published on 18 Oct 2004


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5.0 out of 5 stars great book for old and new mods alike, 16 Dec 2009
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This review is from: This is a Modern Life: The 1980s London Mod Scene (Mod Chronicles) (Paperback)
bought this book from sherrys carnaby st. originally.Brilliantly written showing views from different people in the scene at the time.Although set down south the memories still rang bells with this old northern mod. Lots of great photos and nice to see the old eighties mod singles,especially The Gents a local mod band from my way who should have made it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mod scene after Quadrophenia, 28 Oct 2009
This review is from: This is a Modern Life: The 1980s London Mod Scene (Mod Chronicles) (Paperback)
A perfect introduction to the world of Mod, taking the story far beyond the often fashion following 1979 crowd and into the 80's when being a Mod meant you were deadly serious about your clobber, loved the best in Mod music and were the genuine article. An ideal companion book to Richard Barnes 'Mod Bible' Mods, and a superbly researched book with some amazing photos.No Mod home should be without one!

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5.0 out of 5 stars If you were there, 11 Jun 2005
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Dermot Nolan "Spruce" (Oxford) - See all my reviews
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If you were a mod in the 80's it probably meant and still means more to you than the sum of it's parts. For a sixteen year old in 1980 the sixties was another world. The mod this book reflects was of it's time. It was everything at the time. Read this and relive it. Great photos too.
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