Tagged With ‘review’

Sawdust Caesars by Tony Beesley (Days Like Tomorrow)

by Modculture 20 September, 2014

Well  it seems Mod books are like buses…you wait for one to come along and then two come at once. Hot on the heels of my own tome about the 1960s Mods comes Tony Beesley’s Sawdust Caesars. Continue Reading

Aunt Nelly – Shades of Orange (Time For Action)

by Modculture 3 July, 2013

Big fan of The Clique here, so the idea of a new Aunt Nelly album (a band containing a couple of former members) certainly appeals. Continue Reading

In The Crowd: Images of The Jam 1979 – 1982 by Derek D’Souza (Marshall Cavendish)

by Modculture 28 June, 2013

There’s a very easy way of reviewing In The Crowd: Images of The Jam 1979 – 1982 by Derek D’Souza. But I’ll try and go further than just a single paragraph. Continue Reading

Some People (1962)

by Modculture 11 June, 2013

British film directors in the early part of the 1960s never really did teen rebellion all that well. Even someone with a track record like Clive Donner, who directed Some People in 1962. Continue Reading

Various Artists – Soul Potential (Acid Jazz)

by Modculture 6 June, 2013

This flew under the radar a bit a few weeks ago, so might be a good time to  evaluate the Soul Potential album on Acid Jazz. Continue Reading

Bronco Bullfrog – Clarifoil (State Records)

by Modculture 5 June, 2013

I have a vague recollection of the Bronco Bullfrog name (band-wise) from a few years back, but can’t recall ever hearing them. Now, here they are again with the Clarifoil single on State Records. Continue Reading

Mod: A Very British Style by Richard Weight (Bodley Head)

by Modculture 11 April, 2013

Mark Raison reviews Mod: A Very British Style by Richard Weight, the lengthy and much talked-about study of Mod and its influence in subsequent years. Continue Reading

Various Artists – Island Presents: Ska – 40 Original Ska Classics (Spectrum)

by Modculture 2 April, 2013

Michael Mulligan checks out the recent bargain compilation of original Jamaican grooves. Continue Reading

Booker T and the MGs – Time Is Tight box set (Universal)

by Modculture 19 February, 2013

This week, Universal Music are finally giving a UK release to the Booker T. & The MGs three-disc, 65 song box set, Time Is Tight. Mick Mulligan checks is out. Continue Reading

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

by Modculture 4 February, 2013

French cinema was a key influence on the early mod scene, not least because it was so damn cool on the eye. Le Cercle Rouge is from a slightly later era, but it’s still a pretty stylish (and intelligent) watch. Continue Reading