Books

Coming soon: Mod Chronicles Vol. 2

Five years after the release of This Is A Modern Life (featured in our five must-buy mod books), Enamel Verguren is releasing the follow up – I'm Not Like Everybody Else (aka The Mod Chronicles Volume 2). Volume 1 of the Mod Chronicles featured the era between the late 70s […]

Shindig! Annual No. 1

Here’s an ideal Christmas present for the late-60s music lover in your life – the first ever Shindig! Annual. Shindig! Annual No.1 is a 112-page hardback book, featuring a selection of articles that first appeared in the out-of-print Volume 1 series of Shindig! Magazine. All the features have been redesigned […]

Pop Art of Sheffield's King Mojo

Sheffield’s King Mojo Club is best-known as the mod hangout (and live venue) owned and run by Peter Stringfellow and his brother Geoff). But a new book on the club takes a look at it for a different reason – its art. The Pop Art of Sheffield’s King Mojo is […]

All Mod Icon Special Edition

In November All Mod Icon will publish a 48 page full colour edition printed on 130 gsm glossy paper to commemorate Paul Weller’s 50th year. The magazine will have a limited edition print run of 5000 and will be priced at £4.99. Pre-orders will be available from October 16th. Contents […]

Taschen's Jazz Covers

Not just a coffee table book, Jazz Covers is an excellent resource for the world of jazz from the 1940s to the 1990s. As the name suggests, this is very much about the album sleeve – a number of cool and classic sleeves are featured here, along with fact sheets […]

Shout To The Top reprinted

Dennis Munday’s definite book on the history of The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller – Shout To The Top – has been reprinted and updated in paperback for 2008. Munday was the record company executive who guided Weller’s career through its various incarnations – so he’s a man […]

The Mod Crop – mod musical

Alan Fletcher – author of the excellent Mod Crop trilogy of books – is set to turn the first of those books (Brummell’s Last Rift) into a musical about the 60s mod scene in Nottingham. Set around Nottingham, Newark and the East Coast, The Mod Crop features three kids growing […]

500 Lost Gems Of The Sixties book

Here is the sort of book record collectors and music obsessives love to hate, but purchase regardless – a compendium of 500 Lost Gems Of The Sixties. Well-known music author Kingsley Abbott has gathered together his favourite singles of the decade, all of which never made the UK Top 10. […]