So the question I have to ask,
The title of this thread is Mod to suedehead,
Does that mean everything that encompasses everything in that title no matter what year etc,or does it mean from 67 - 72 and if so, why not say so in the title,
I can only imagine what it must have been like, going to clubs like The Twisted Wheel and The Torch when they were known as Mod clubs just before they became big on the Northern scene (I say those 2 clubs only because they were my neck of the woods so to speak)
I imagine there must of been great clubs up and the country, especially in that there London.
I must admit, I do envy those people who were there at that time and in that age group.
I must admit con man that is how I have always viewed it. When I first stumbled across the site a little over two and a half years ago all the posts seemed to be about that era - photos of original skinhead girls from Bunty and Ed, the story of his youth from Gsvs5 and comments from others who had clearly been there at the time. When I started posting it was all in relation to that era and the responses I received were of a similar nature. Had that not been the case I doubt very much that I would have continued viewing and posting. After several months of posting, right out of the blue I had an invitation to a meet up of regular posters - when I got there most people were from that particular age group, those that weren't were very much 'into' that 67-72 period. From time to time new 'members' came along who were from, lets say, a 'different generation' and though they were made welcome most contributed for a few weeks then disappeared. I would say that it is really only over the last twelve months or less that the number of posters from different generations of skinhead have grown significantly and as their numbers have grown the older members have drifted away - or at least contribute less. I don't know if this is purely coincidence or not.
As can be seen from responses over the last 24 hours, there is now no one definitive reason why people view and contribute (apparently many more view than post). You clearly regard music as pretty fundamental - Covskin seems to regard it as pretty irrelevant or at least incidental. Some show interest only in the 'original' era, others want to talk about a different period, younger members want a look for now. (Some view it as a marketplace!). The nature of the forum has changed and that's probably why some 'differences of opinion' are starting to emerge.
In response to your question about great clubs up and down the country, they were many. You always hear of the 'legendary' clubs you have mentioned (and with good reason) but the majority of people went to the local club or venue in their town (you tended not to stray much off your own patch......) and if you were out with a hundred or so like minded people, many of whom you knew, you'd have a great night.