Mods, Rockers, Punks, Skins, Soul Music and Cultures pre 1990.

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
This is the place if you wanna discuss or post piccies of your music cultures. Anything really from fashions, trends, bands, gigs, venues, then and now pics. Old records, cars etc.

As most of you know I used to be a Teddy Boy back in my teens. I used to wear all the gear. Then in the early 1980s, the American rockabilly culture arrived in Britain. Many of the younger Teddy Boys swapped their crapes and drapes for the early 50s American Rockabilly fashions and music. Most of the original Teds have never changed and still wear their drapes and kept to the Teddy Boy lifestyle.
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Modern day Teddy Boys back in 1977.
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More from 1977.

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Original 50s Ted, still going strong today.

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1970s Ted, still a ted to this very day.

Please feel free to post pics or talk about your cultures or sub cultures etc. Anything at all.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Well, maybe you can guess who my favourite band are:

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He hence where my username comes from:

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I bought London Calling in January 1980, and that was it, the starting an eclectic musical journey that continues to this day.
 

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
Pre-1990 is a fair date to draw a line under subcultures Rocka.
Had some discussions about this not long ago with some old mates. Coming of age in the late 1980’s we missed out on a lot of these, we did however have the Rave scene but walking around with huge smiley t-shirt with ACID! written on it didn’t really appeal :lol:
We were into the tail end of terrace fashion and liked a mix of music and subcultures, without really belonging to any.
It was quite a contrast when the ‘Grunge’ scene broke in the early 1990’s due to Nirvana, everyone started down dressing and growing their hair.

Always like to see the original Teds, Skins, Mods etc, respect to their dedication. :cool:
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Well, maybe you can guess who my favourite band are:

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He hence where my username comes from:



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I bought London Calling in January 1980, and that was it, the starting an eclectic musical journey that continues to this day.

I've always likes the Clash. They kinda had the American Greaser look about them. As you know they covered the Buddy Holly song 'I fought the Law'.

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When I was teenager there was a lot of rivalry between Teds and Punks, a few rumbles you could say. Funny thing is I loved punk music and I still do.

I remember when the Sex Pistols burst onto the scene it was like 'Wow!, look at these!'.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Pre-1990 is a fair date to draw a line under subcultures Rocka.
Had some discussions about this not long ago with some old mates. Coming of age in the late 1980’s we missed out on a lot of these, we did however have the Rave scene but walking around with huge smiley t-shirt with ACID! written on it didn’t really appeal :lol:
We were into the tail end of terrace fashion and liked a mix of music and subcultures, without really belonging to any.
It was quite a contrast when the ‘Grunge’ scene broke in the early 1990’s due to Nirvana, everyone started down dressing and growing their hair.

Always like to see the original Teds, Skins, Mods etc, respect to their dedication. :cool:

Nice one Bryn. The Grunge scene had totally passed me by. By then I had totally lost touch with the modern scene.

How did you get into the Punk Scene and regarding your bands etc?
 

congo_red

Ale ape.
I was always quite amused by the Britpop scene - which had a bit of a 'look' albeit a largely cobbled together mish-mash of Mod, Baggy, Casuals and Skinheads. I think every school had at least one 'Britpop Kid' when I was growing up, who was big into the 'fashion'...although most just listened to the music, realising that the look was, frankly, ridiculous.
 

Tiff

Matchday Squad
Enough of the scruffy buggers who look like they have been dragged through a hedge backwards


Time for some style.

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Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
I find nothing sadder than seeing old men clinging on to the vestiges of their youth. One that is particularly amusing is seeing old 'mods' (I use the term old rather than original purposefully) decked out in their comedy costumes and seemingly oblivious to the irony - very modernist. You missed it first time round didn't you.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Enough of the scruffy buggers who look like they have been dragged through a hedge backwards


Time for some style.

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'If I add another mirror will I be more Mod?' By the time this shit started happening, and you could buy your 'tonic' suit down at Burtons, the original feel had already gone.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Mental innit, Mods vs Rockers is seen as part of our cultural heritage. It's in our DNA that these young yobbos go out and kick seven lumps out of each other yet a 'riot' happens and it's "the youth of today!"
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Mental innit, Mods vs Rockers is seen as part of our cultural heritage. It's in our DNA that these young yobbos go out and kick seven lumps out of each other yet a 'riot' happens and it's "the youth of today!"

Funny thing is...

Mods, Rockers and Punks are all best of mates in this day and age.
 

adam09

Super Koopa
I suppose I was into the skate wear style in the late 90s but a lot of it was so expensive I would look and not bother. I would have the same pair of shorts or trainers until they were hanging by a thread. I’ve always been a bit like that with my money.

I used to like tip ex-ing band names on my school bag and putting patches on bags, shirts, shorts etc to look ‘cool’. It was a brief phase. I’ve always been a t-shirt and shorts/jeans type.

There was one teddy boy in Leicester who I would see at most gigs, his look was impressive and pristine but I never really got it, maybe I was just lazy or not good looking enough to bother with my appearance to that extent :lol:
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Well that's put me in my place. :lol:

As a comrade and brother in red, you get a pass. And, the 'teds' started it all and remain the most timeless.

Funny, the most mod thing I've ever seen was an old boat captain mooching around a dusty old dock on the south east of Turkey. Battered old white french cut Levi's, navy towelling polo shirt, cork soled shoes and a french crop. Effortless and I doubt the old geezer knew what a mod is/was.
 

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Geoff Thomas
I find nothing sadder than seeing old men clinging on to the vestiges of their youth. One that is particularly amusing is seeing old 'mods' (I use the term old rather than original purposefully) decked out in their comedy costumes and seemingly oblivious to the irony - very modernist. You missed it first time round didn't you.

I got into mod through the revival in 1979. I've still got my scooter and occasionally have a ride out with my old mates. You'll be pleased to know none of us have ridiculous patches, flags, banners, I'm a mod t shirts or any tacky crap that the "born agains" love so much. ;)
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
I got into mod through the revival in 1979. I've still got my scooter and occasionally have a ride out with my old mates. You'll be pleased to know none of us have ridiculous patches, flags, banners, I'm a mod t shirts or any tacky crap that the "born agains" love so much. ;)

Nice one FP. :cheers:

Do you have any pictures of your scooter?
 
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