Suited and booted and ready for action, John Waters takes us on a Mod’s Saturday night out in 1960s London. No time machine required.
Some years back, I saw Paul Weller on TV talking a book he’d apparently just re-read. That book was called Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes.
Another week, another piece of mod fiction. Weekend Dancer by Talcott Levy is certainly part of a rapidly growing industry.
The mod scene’s rising star of tailoring is Gill Long of Cock of the Walk Tailors. I caught up with Gill for an interview covering everything from her training and skills through to the clothing she makes and why mods from all over head there.
Not one of mine, this is the work of Neil Queen-Jones, who has put together a monster of a Spotify playlist for Blow Up in London.
If you haven’t seen it, the Mod episode of Gideon’s Way screens tonight on Talking Pictures TV.
Want to relive your time at Sneakers? Or just get a feel for it? Check out the 1980s London mod club scene playlist on Spotify.
If you fancy a night out in the capital, the Crossfire Alldayer 2019 is rapidly approaching.