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.

Here Come The Nice – A Small Faces Song Book by John Hellier and Paul Weller republished for 2016

by Modculture 8 February, 2016

You might already own a copy, although the original has been out of print for a little while. If you don’t, you can pre-order the new Here Come The Nice – A Small Faces Song Book by John Hellier and Paul Weller. Continue Reading

Out now: Quadrophenia – A Way Of Life by Simon Wells for Kindle with bonus downloads

by Modculture 6 February, 2016

What does a couple of quid get you these days? Not a lot. But it does get you Quadrophenia – A Way Of Life by Simon Wells for the Amazon Kindle, which also comes with a few bonus extras. Continue Reading

eBay watch: 1960s Dances For Mods and Rockers magazine

by Modculture 5 February, 2016

The last time we spotted one of these was back in 2012 when the seller wanted around £100 for it. This copy of Dances For Mods and Rockers is at just 99p with just over a day to go. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Motown: The Sound of Young America (Thames and Hudson)

by Modculture 1 February, 2016

We have high hopes for Motown: The Sound of Young America by Adam White and Barney Ales, which is published by Thames and Hudson next month. It even has a foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham no less. Continue Reading

New book: Too Much Too Young by Steve Piper (Old Dog Books)

by Modculture 7 January, 2016

This actually sneaked out just before Christmas, but I’v4 only now got my hands on Too Much Too Young by Steve Piper, which is published by Old Dog Books. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Living for Kicks: A Mods Graphic Novel by Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross

by Modculture 5 January, 2016

The concept is nothing new, we have seen mod-inspired graphic novels such as The Originals and Tobias Dahmen’s Getting Grand. But Living for Kicks: A Mods Graphic Novel is a new take on the theme. Continue Reading

eBay watch: Quadrophenia paperback by Alan Fletcher

by Modculture 18 December, 2015

These tend to go for £20+ on eBay these days, so worth flagging up this copy of the Quadrophenia paperback by Alan Fletcher, which has no bids and is stuck on its starting price of £5. Continue Reading

All About My Girl by Jason Brummell reissued as a limited edition

by Modculture 26 November, 2015

I was actually planing to reread this and review it. But as it’s a limited edition, I thought I would flag up the reissue of All About My Girl by Jason Brummell ahead of that review too. Continue Reading

A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of a Teenage Mod by Matteo Sedazzari (Old Dog Books)

by Modculture 23 November, 2015

Paul Hallam has a new book label, going by the name of Old Dog Books. What can you expect? Essentially pulp fiction for the modern era, kicking off with the mod-friendly A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of A Teenage Mod by Matteo Sedazzari. Continue Reading

Burden Of Proof by James Barlow (Pan)

by Modculture 11 November, 2015

I was rummaging through some old paperbacks recently and spotted a book I read a long time ago, certainly long enough to be due a second reading. That book is Burden of Proof by James Barlow. Continue Reading