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Badges

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

I hate mods

The book is set in 1980 and badges were an integral part of 'the look', be that punk, skinhead, reggae, metal, or whatever. The were pinned to the collars of Harringtons, the lapels of leathers, and even on braces.

There's a bit in chapter 7 of Moonstomp about how badges played their part in meeting people and sussing them out...

'As Joyce came back from the toilet and was strutting it to show…

Fally Ranking

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Ruts   copy

There's a lot of music from the late 70s, and a few other tunes dropping by, in Shine On Me. Moonstomp was set in 1979, and this book moves into 1980 with punk being nudged aside by 2 Tone and the mod revival. A couple of mod pubs in Dalston feature, and there's mention of the Purple Hearts, the Spiders, Long Tall Shorty, the Jam (of course) and many more of the three buttoned jacket, terry towelling…

Hell oOOOOOW!

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Cover me

This is the follow up to Moonstomp.

What happens next to East Londons skinhead werewolf?

How do mod witches get involved?

Are white towelling socks and loafers in?

 

 

 

 

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