Mod: Clean Living Under Very Difficult Circumstances - A Very British Phenomenon Paperback – 1 Dec 2000
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'A lavish labour of love that details the rise, fall, rise and final levelling out of the British movement in words and stunning pictures.' RECORD COLLECTOR 'Strong on illustrations and first hand anecdotes from assorted '60s faces - a good chapter on scooters.' MOJO
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Terry Rawling's is a writer and graphic designer who has written biographies on The Small Faces, Brian Jones and Ronnie Wood.
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Off to buy a Vespa (again!)
I have long since given up on the hope that anyone can faithfully capture the Mod phenomenon in 100% accuracy and down to the last detail both within the literature world and more noticably onscreen (Quadrophenia is a great film, it entertains, it thrills it's a bloody good attempt - but no self respecting Mod inclined fella or lass would ever consider it the real deal as far as Mod is concerned - but it's there for all to enjoy)...digressing slightly there, but I feel that these points should be taken into consideration when addressing anything Mod inclined. A previous reviewer (or three!) states very correctly that Mod means so much to many different people. This coffeee table designated tomb carries within it's pages a good proportion of what Mod has meant over the last 50 years or more to a varied set of Modernist generations. On that note it succeeds and it certainly has kept me hooked for three enjoyable reads.
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An honest book which illustrated how and why many people did get involved, particularly in regards to the Revival. Not everyone (post '79) was an R'n'B stylist or elitist. Good to hear from people who were integral in the revival who don't usually get a look in because they're ignored. Well, maybe these people WERE the PIONEERS of the 80's Mod....like it or not, at least it weren't overlooked.
Actually loved the photo's of the average mod, parka and all...'cos that's what most Mods were, particularly in the early days and to pretend everyone was into jazz, obscure R'n'B, coffee shops and hand made shoes wouldn't be accurate.
Was the "Mashed Potato" (or the like) really something the average (70's/ early 80's) Mod would do? That's correct, no.
That's why this book gets away from the usual delusions and shows it warts, and quite often poor dress sense, and all. Aggressive guitar music and pub rock were a big part of the early 80's to alot of Mods...and this book unashamedly acknowledges these FACTS. Also, many 60's artists that aren't usually spoken of at length were given coverage. Good to get an outsiders (like promoters, Club Owners and record company's) perspective as well.
I can confidently say that The Purple Hearts & The Chords had more in common with your average youngster getting into the scene in the late 70's / early 80's than any rare soul tune.
Could have mentioned a few of the other bands, but other than that, can't knock it.
How can the American Reviewer slag something that they weren't part of? How would a San Francisco reader know what was happening in London late 70's ?!?!?!?Read more ›
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Bought this as a Christmas gift for my partner, he thought this book was brilliant - great photos and articles. His dad saw it and has also got a copy.Published 7 months ago by Mrs M A Burgess
A Mod "must have" book. One of the best on the market.
Some great pics and write ups and everything the Mod could want in a book. Read more
Bought for my Dad and sparked a feast of reminising. He is very happy with it and now plans to my another scooter and lots of chrome.Published on 7 July 2014 by Simon Nottage
Brought this for my partner who was a mod in 70 s 80 s , he thought fab book and brought back a lot of memories, he said would recommend to any mod now in their over fourtiesPublished on 24 April 2014 by amber
This has been bought as a tree present for my husband. But it was requested. I bought the used copy as this was much cheaper than the new onePublished on 25 Nov. 2013 by Debbie
I bought this as a birthday present for my father and he was very pleased with it. As for the service, it was delivered well within the promised time-frame and as a new purchase... Read morePublished on 30 April 2013 by James
Terry Rawlings' 'Mod - A Very British Phenomenon' is one of only a handful of excellent books on the Mod subculture. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2013 by Paul Hooper-Keeley
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