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.

Found: The Rolling Stones – unpublished photos of the band in 1965

by Modculture 24 July, 2014

There’s a very interesting story behind this new book from The Ice Plant, which is simply titled Found: The Rolling Stones. Continue Reading

Out now on Kindle: Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts

by Modculture 5 July, 2014

As far as we can see, there is no physical release of Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts, so if you want it, you’ll have to download it to either your Kindle or Kindle app. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Pretend You’re In A War: The Who and the Sixties by Mark Blake

by Modculture 25 June, 2014

Just spotted this potentially interesting upcoming book release – Pretend You’re In A War: The Who and the Sixties by Mark Blake – which is a hardback release by Aurum Press. Continue Reading

Out soon: Heavy Soul modzine issue 23

by Modculture 29 May, 2014

Good value as ever with the Heavy Soul modzine, which is now at issue 23. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Quadrophenia a Way of Life (Inside the Making of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film) by Simon Wells

by Modculture 23 May, 2014

We like Simon Wells. He’s a really good writer and incredibly knowledgeable on the things he does write about. In fact, he has a few things lurking about on this site. With that in mind, we suspect Quadrophenia a Way of Life (Inside the Making of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film) will be one to check out. Continue Reading

Limited edition book: Modernist Revival by Jonathan Mortimer

by Modculture 22 May, 2014

Big thanks to Phil Tarry for flagging up Modernist Revival by Jonathan Mortimer, which is a limited edition release via Cafe Royal Books. Continue Reading

New fanzines: Sussed issue 4 and Start issue 3

by Modculture 8 May, 2014

If you thought the fanzine died a death when the internet got into full flow, think again. They’re still out there and still worth picking up. If you want a good place to start, check out Sussed issue 4 and Start issue 3, both of which are available now. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Mods – The New Religion! book by Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson

by Modculture 8 April, 2014

We have been looking forward to the arrival of Mods – The New Religion! by Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson, as there’s every chance that it could be the definitive book on the 1960s mod scene. However, we have some good news and bad news. Continue Reading

Heavy Soul fanzine issue 22 plus free CD now available

by Modculture 8 April, 2014

Good value as ever from the Heavy Soul fanzine, with issue 22 offering all the features plus a 20-track CD. Continue Reading

eBay watch: True Detective – Mods and Rockers issue

by Modculture 11 March, 2014

Here’s something of an oddity from the 1960s, a True Detective Mods and Rockers issue. Continue Reading