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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post


Cerneabbas as skinheads we hated Hippies and Drugs...But some lads fell by the wayside as they grew their hair longer and ended up looking like the hippies they once hated.
I was chatting to a couple of my mates last year from the 60s and was surprised they took drugs from around 72...Me i have never taken drugs....Beer has always been my downfall,biggrin.gif

 

Beer ( and other drinks),people seemed to go out and have a drink but there wasn't so much drunkenness ? or am I looking back with rose tinted glasses here ?

I know one thing for definite,you never used to see girls/women drunk like you do now,i can remember the shock I felt when I first  saw a girl drunk,and I mean a bit drunk not falling on the floor,throwing up like you see them now.

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Incidentally, when I speak of the 'suedehead' look, I'm talking about what we actually wore and not the Keeganesque hooped tank tops and beagle collared shirts depicted on the cover of the book of the same name. I'm talking about plain coloured Ben Shermans, long sleeved v-neck pullovers, parallel trousers, long wing 'Royals' brogues, loafers, Crombie overcoats, blazers etc.

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roytonboy...I have always thought that to some people the music was like the clothes,they liked what was "in" and moved on when something else became popular( I was slightly different in that I never liked any music much )

Of course some people really did like soul,ska and a bit later funk,its quite funny I occasionally meet people that I knew in the 70s and they say,oh you should come to Soul train or Motown nights,theres a few of us that go,i nod my head and smile with no intention of going.

I said once before that I think lots of lads went to football because their mates went,once skinhead was over I bet they never went again.

A lot of people just want to fit in,probably splashed Brut on and didn't really like the smell...I went along with the rubbish clothes that came after Suedehead for a while.

post #15034 of 18914
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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post
 

Incidentally, when I speak of the 'suedehead' look, I'm talking about what we actually wore and not the Keeganesque hooped tank tops and beagle collared shirts depicted on the cover of the book of the same name. I'm talking about plain coloured Ben Shermans, long sleeved v-neck pullovers, parallel trousers, long wing 'Royals' brogues, loafers, Crombie overcoats, blazers etc.

I think that you may be confusing the covers of these "classic " books....on the front of Suedehead they are wearing crombies,its Boot boys and Smoothies where the beagle collars and tank tops are shown....knowledge that I take no pleasure in.

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Brilliant post R'boy.Mirrors my memories pretty much the same up to the point of A Levels.
Yank mod argues that Northern Soul as it's now recognised is not a genre,nor is Beach Music,but they were both compilations of Black music created from all pockets of of black America,NSE and West. Embraced and enjoyed by predominantly white kids.Beach Music in N Carolina,Northern Soul in the North of England.We never differentiated between where it came from in America,or who it's audience was in it's homeland.
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In reflection 1971/2 gave us Bowie,Bolan and Budgie.All strong images.A mate of mine who was a skinhead from Kingsbury said that seeing Bolan at Wembley then was a big turning point.
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I found alcohol was the downfall of many of us in Kilburn....i am sure it was because many had a irish backgrounds, Violence happened every weekend...it was like normal to go out and fight...and it was all caused by drink...you would wake up in the morning with a hangover and go over the stuff you did last night ...I would spend days after regretting what i had done only to repeat it the next weekend...in the end i just walked away...Over the years so many i knew from back then have died from alcohol abuse.
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I'm not completely sure this picture of Portsmouth's fans has been posted. I don't remember the kids.

But well, must have been, somewhere in the 1000 pages. Very difficult to find something unpublished.

 

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This thread has been a real pleasure to read from its inception. I've really appreciated the pictures you lot have painted of such a great era in style and music (though I prefer early reggae over more classic soul). Being in my later 40s and southern California bred, I was a long way off in both time and place from the originals. However, by pure chance mod did reach out it's hand and change my life forever:

In 1978 I was 11yo and way into music. My friends and I were mainly into the first albums by the Cars, the Police and Cheap Trick's "Live at Budakan." Nothing to be embarrassed about, even to this day IMHO. We were also soccer ("football" I know!) players. My parents decided to host an exchange student from the UK, probably to widen my cultural horizons and improve my soccer skills as well! I'll never forget them letting me off at the curb outside the airport to go meet him at the gate and bring him outside. I was feeling pretty good an my new-wave gear and two tickets to a Cheap Trick concert in my jacket pocket. I was gonna' show this guy what was up and turn him onto some real cutting edge shit... Lol. Next thing I know, out struts this guy in a dark green mohair suit, white shirt and socks, black tie and tasseled Weejuns, holding a stack of records in one arm and duffle in the other. Oh yea, his hair was buzzed to about a no.3, with a nice part and jet black. I was tripping. I knew right away he had me beat style-wise. However, I still had confidence in my music at least... Well, that was fleeting. We got back to my room, cranked up the stereo and went tune for tune. The albums he'd brought over consisted of the first 2 Jam and Clash albums, and some others I can't really recall. In The City and All Mod Cons, in particular, really floored me. Needless to say, I made up my mind right there and then. Mod was it and I was converted. Of course, I made sure to put my gear together without my friends' knowledge, and come out with the full kit in their faces all at once. Had to be ahead of the game and have them playing catch-up ever since.
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

This thread has been a real pleasure to read from its inception. I've really appreciated the pictures you lot have painted of such a great era in style and music (though I prefer early reggae over more classic soul). Being in my later 40s and southern California bred, I was a long way off in both time and place from the originals. However, by pure chance mod did reach out it's hand and change my life forever:

In 1978 I was 11yo and way into music. My friends and I were mainly into the first albums by the Cars, the Police and Cheap Trick's "Live at Budakan." Nothing to be embarrassed about, even to this day IMHO. We were also soccer ("football" I know!) players. My parents decided to host an exchange student from the UK, probably to widen my cultural horizons and improve my soccer skills as well! I'll never forget them letting me off at the curb outside the airport to go meet him at the gate and bring him outside. I was feeling pretty good an my new-wave gear and two tickets to a Cheap Trick concert in my jacket pocket. I was gonna' show this guy what was up and turn him onto some real cutting edge shit... Lol. Next thing I know, out struts this guy in a dark green mohair suit, white shirt and socks, black tie and tasseled Weejuns, holding a stack of records in one arm and duffle in the other. Oh yea, his hair was buzzed to about a no.3, with a nice part and jet black. I was tripping. I knew right away he had me beat style-wise. However, I still had confidence in my music at least... Well, that was fleeting. We got back to my room, cranked up the stereo and went tune for tune. The albums he'd brought over consisted of the first 2 Jam and Clash albums, and some others I can't really recall. In The City and All Mod Cons, in particular, really floored me. Needless to say, I made up my mind right there and then. Mod was it and I was converted. Of course, I made sure to put my gear together without my friends' knowledge, and come out with the full kit in their faces all at once. Had to be ahead of the game and have them playing catch-up ever since.

Great story Cocostella,smile.gif
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Hard Priest ? NYC 1970

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

I am that one person ! and I stand by my comments...change Shanks shirt to a button down and I would wear his look in the picture...If you dressed me in Keegans clothes when I was dead I would come back and haunt you.

I did wear the beagles,tank top,stacks look in the early 70s,even though I didn't like it ( I had looked foreward to being able to afford the proper Suedehead clothes ) Aces and Eights has said that you had to change to the new styles to keep up.People who kept wearing the old look just came across as not being able to afford new clobber or out of touch with what was happening ( IMO ).

You have to keep that in mind when you say most on here think its shit...yes they do,because they wore it then and they didn't really like it,thats why they are one here now....to remember a look that they DID like...........all IMO.

No you're not, if you think that my post was some thinly veiled personal pop at you, then you've mis-understood the point im making.

I used the KK shot as a recent example, there's countless others i could have used.

And as for loads of lads knocking about in the early 70's in clothes they hated, sorry i aint buying that, thats just being selective to fit in with what some wish to wear now.

 

I do understand that you and others no longer like it, fair comment, but that period did happen and was at the cutting edge.

I think it's widely accepted that the smoothie look and all it entailed was the end of the line, every book has a beginning, middle, and end, failure to discuss the ending in any detail, is short sighted, and the story will not be complete.

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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

No you're not, if you think that my post was some thinly veiled personal pop at you, then you've mis-understood the point im making.
I used the KK shot as a recent example, there's countless others i could have used.
And as for loads of lads knocking about in the early 70's in clothes they hated, sorry i aint buying that, thats just being selective to fit in with what some wish to wear now.

I do understand that you and others no longer like it, fair comment, but that period did happen and was at the cutting edge.
I think it's widely accepted that the smoothie look and all it entailed was the end of the line, every book has a beginning, middle, and end, failure to discuss the ending in any detail, is short sighted, and the story will not be complete.

I sort agree with Cearnabbas Mike but only sitting here in hindsight..if that makes sense? ..because the skinhead style was fashion for the originals...moving on too Beagle Collars, Tank tops, Budgie Jackets..was just a natural progression...I did not think well thats the end of me being a skinhead..I never gave it a thought.
Looking back and that dawned on me around 77 when i got married how awful the cloths was post 71....by 79 I and many other ex Skinheads started to wear Brogues Harringtons and BD Shirts once again and have carried on to this day, me that is.smile.gif

Just to add when i started to wear Ivy cloths in 79 ..i did not think i was a skinhead again..and was also unaware that their was a skinhead revival..I did see Bone Heads about but i just thought they was Punks.
Edited by Lasttye - 9/21/13 at 1:29pm
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So today was my first attempt at incorporating the styles discussed in here.

 

I went for a burgundy Fred Perry, tucked into some dark blue Levis 501s, turned up to show some black Brogues.


Edited by Ubuntu - 9/21/13 at 2:53pm
post #15045 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

1972?

I haven't got the original 45, I'm going off a double album sleeve, I purchased in 86, called The Northern Soul Story 2
it states, I'm Coming Home In The Morning, Lou Pride 1970 Suemi Records.....of course this is a compilation Album, produced 16 years after it says this particular song was originaly produced...and could be a mistake
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