Books

The written word, whether that’s mod reference books, niche books or mod-related fiction. Old classics or new releases, you’ll find them featured here and hopefully, reviewed here too.

I’m The Face (Pete Meaden biography) by Pete Wilky with John Hellier (Light and Dark Publishing)

by Modculture 26 August, 2015

Like most people with an interest in the mod scene I have always been fascinated and intrigued by the enigma that is Pete Meaden. From my first introduction to him in the pages of Richard Barnes’ ‘Mods’ to the snippets of information provided since then, I have wanted to know who he was what motivated him, where he had come from and what he did after the 60s up until his untimely death. It was therefore with great excitement that I awaited the release of I’m The Face. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Odds & Sods – Photographs of Paul Hallam (See-W publishing)

by Modculture 26 August, 2015

If you caught a glimpse of the photos in the mods episode of Street, Sound & Style on Channel 4, then you might be interested to get an even closer look courtesy of Odds & Sods – Photographs of Paul Hallam. Continue Reading

Steve Marriott: All Too Beautiful gets a first-time digital release

by Modculture 20 August, 2015

The folk at Dean Street Press are responsible for the first digital release of Steve Marriott: All Too Beautiful. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Lee Brilleaux – Rock’n’roll Gentleman by Zoe Howe

by Modculture 13 August, 2015

From the co-author of the Wilko Johnson book Looking Back At Me comes Lee Brilleaux – Rock’n’roll Gentleman by Zoe Howe. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Heavy Soul! modzine issue 30

by Modculture 13 August, 2015

Not quite out yet, but the Heavy Soul! modzine issue 30 should be available later this month. Continue Reading

New book: Mods – guía para una vida (guide for smart life) by Dani Llabres

by Modculture 28 July, 2015

Just out is a new book that’s likely to be of interest, specifically Mods – guía para una vida (guide for smart life) by Dani Llabres. Continue Reading

Skinhead and Suedehead by Richard Allen back in paperback and for first time on Kindle

by Modculture 17 June, 2015

You can pre-order now, but 29th June 2015 is the publishing date for the new editions of Skinhead and Suedehead by Richard Allen. Continue Reading

New scooter books: Vespa by Gunther Uhlig and Scootermania by Josh Sims

by Modculture 8 June, 2015

Just spotted a couple of new scootering books coming up later this year, those being Vespa by Gunther Uhlig and Scootermania by Josh Sims. Interestingly, you can read some of the latter online already. Continue Reading

eBay watch: All That Mods! rare Japanese mod book

by Modculture 29 May, 2015

I’ve never heard of this particular publication, so I’m presuming a good many others aren’t going to know it either. But there is a copy of the All That Mods! Japanese book on eBay right now. Continue Reading

Boom Boom, Boom Boom: American Rhythm & Blues in England 1962-1966 by Brian Smith

by Modculture 24 April, 2015

Really looking forward to seeing this, not least because this, not least because Boom Boom, Boom Boom: American Rhythm & Blues in England 1962-1966 by Brian Smith will offer a fan’s eye view of the early-to-mid ‘60s blues scene. Continue Reading