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.

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

Heavy Soul modzine returns with issue 26

by Modculture 12 December, 2014

The last issue of Heavy Soul of 2014 is out now, which happens to be issue 26. Continue Reading

Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression: The Finest in Jazz Since 1939 by Richard Havers

by Modculture 2 December, 2014

If you are looking for something cool for the coffee table, not to mention an interesting read, check out Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression: The Finest in Jazz Since 1939 by Richard Havers. Continue Reading

Mod by Richard Weight gets a makeover for paperback release

by Modculture 30 November, 2014

The hardback came out last year, but it looked nothing like Mod by Richard Weight in paperback. Continue Reading