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.

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

Coming soon: Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances – a Pete Meaden biography

by Modculture 23 April, 2015

Looking forward to this – Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances, which is a Pete Meaden biography and the work of Pete Wilky and John Hellier. Continue Reading

Issue 28 of Heavy Soul mod fanzine now available

by Modculture 6 April, 2015

Hot off the press (well, almost) is issue 28 of the Heavy Soul mod fanzine. Continue Reading

eBay watch: Issues 5 and 10 of The Mod magazine

by Modculture 23 March, 2015

Usually these come with a high asking price, but issues 5 and 10 of The Mod magazine on eBay right now are more affordable – but there are issues. Continue Reading

eBay watch: Something Beginning With O book by Kevin Pearce

by Modculture 8 March, 2015

Just nine hours to go for this – and Something Beginning With O book by Kevin Pearce on eBay is still at a reasonable price. Continue Reading

In The Crowd: An evening with Rick Buckler in London

by Modculture 30 January, 2015

We flagged up the upcoming Rick Buckler – Autobiography a few weeks back, which is landing on 11th May 2015. But if you want to meet the man himself on that day, you can do that too. Continue Reading

Coming in 2015: Rick Buckler – Autobiography on Omnibus Press

by Modculture 19 December, 2014

According to the the pre-publicity, Rick Buckler – Autobiography on Omnibus Press is the first from a member of The Jam. Although I’m pretty sure he and Bruce Foxton did a book together some years back! Continue Reading