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Mod Revival 1979: Second Generation Mods ‘n’ Rockers – Review

This review is about the book “Mod Revival 1979” by Anthony Gregory, which provides a comprehensive and engaging analysis of the mod revival movement that emerged in the UK in the late 1970s. The book covers the music, fashion, and cultural context of the mod scene and includes first-hand accounts and interviews with key figures from the era. The review highlights the book’s strengths in research, writing, and illustration, and recommends it to readers interested in the history of British culture and music.

When We Were Mods – LA/OC 1982-84 – Book by Jon Christopher

We came across this exciting new book from Jon Christopher, It tells his Mod story and how a British subculture captured the influence of American youth in particular teenagers in Los Angeles in 1982-1984. The book is due to be released very soon and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy. Jon

Ronnie Lane – one for the road memorial concert DVD Review

Ronnie Lane one for the road memorial concert dVD Review I recently learned about this concert and couldn’t wait to have a watch so downloaded it on Amazon and purchased the dvd. It took place on 8th April 2004 with almost two years of planning going into it. Various artists came together to perform to

The Statue Thieves

The Statue Thieves Interview

Formed in 2012, London-based The Statue Thieves latest EP “Where Did The Sun Go?” Is available on all digital platforms from the 25th of November 2021. Its a soulful blend of Psychedelia, garage and Indie Rock with textures of blues, noise and soul. The EP has been recorded with the band performing live during one

John Hellier Half A Century And Counting My Life In Music

HALF A CENTURY AND COUNTING! My Life In Music John Hellier (Nov 2021) THE MUSIC: Born in 1949 and a teenager in the swinging sixties. Good timing eh? Music has always been prominent in my life. At the age of 7 (in 1956) I can distinctly remember Skiffle music, Teddy Boys and early Elvis records

The Hurricanes NEW Single Review – Keep On Pushing Til The End

The Hurricanes are a Loud Garage/Mod band playing 60s Soul, R&B and Boss British Beat like it was 1966 all over again, with the attitude of The Who & The Clash. I’m certainly not alone with my choice of my latest favourite track ‘’Keep on pushing till the end’’ – it is of course by

The LightScopes Interview

The Lightscopes are an Indie, BritPop, Rock & Roll band from Essex, formed in 2015 and influenced by bands such as Oasis, The Who, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Wolf Alice and The Enemy to name a few. They have been together for relativity a short time in the musical world however they have already gained

Interview with The Kite Collectors – Lord Robby Allen

The band is based in Wiltshire UK and formed 2013, taking their main inspiration from the music of new wave and the 1960’s. The result is a mixture of influences and attitudes with a quality blend of infectious energetic melodies that literally fizzles in the ears. The band have attracted a huge fan base and

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