Remember the recent Mods: A Way Of Life book? Well, it has been followed by Skins: A Way of Life by Patrick Potter.
Yes, that’s right. same author and by the look of it, the same formula too. That’s no bad thing by the way. Mods: A Way Of Life was surprisingly well received. It didn’t claim to be anything other than a beginner’s guide to most, but the images inside, some not often seen, made it well worth picking up.
I can only assume this one will be similar. Of course, it’s appeal is probably down to whether you want a book on the skinhead movement or not. If you don’t, I’m surprised you have read so far. If you do, read on.
Here’s the official write-up:
Skinhead is the only British style tribe that still genuinely scares people. From the dancehalls to the football terraces, from the local pub to the tower blocks working class teens in the late 1960’s found their own form of rebellion. It didn’t come from Soho. You couldn’t buy it on Carnaby Street. They looked the long–haired revolution in the eye and realised that it held nothing for them.
Skins: a way of life is a beautiful hardcover collection of photographs of skinhead culture from the late 1960’s throughout the 1980’s. Many of these images have never been published before. Presented with a series of articles, commentary and quotations designed to celebrate the essence of the skinhead cult, without glossing over the darker side of the story. Live the spirit of ‘69.
If that’s your kind of thing, then the 192-page book is available to pre-order now ahead of the 26th October release date. It sells for £13.85.