'they're not so hard when they're on their own are they' - said mockingly to you by someone backed up by six of his mates and some quite astounding sanctimony.
Ring any bells?
Edited by covskin - 3/21/16 at 1:20pm
Donna has a really interesting face, though. Plus I rather like one of the two girls with 'skins' tattooed on the inside of their lips (the one on the right with FP v neck).
My theory is that the media chose to portray skinheads with a caricature image, either through ignorance or deliberately, and skinheads at the time didn't do themselves any favours by playing up to the image when interviewed. Revivalists generally chose to follow the caricature image without realising the creative richness of the originals.
I blame the media.
Probably a load of factors, think we've discussed this before. I'd suggest many such as the media caricature approach at that time to any cult - mod had it as well as did two tone. That by 1980 the age of the skinheads had dropped significantly from the first and second wave of revivalists, who had moved onto other things. The facial tatoos, begging and glue sniffing of those in places like Leicester Square and the Kings Road 'represented' skinhead in the publics eye, why I dont know, and was they like this because of their personal circumstances? I'd suggest the impact from the later crossover of those from punk and their personal circumstances, combined with the ongoing militarisation/politicalisation of the look from 1979 onwards with, due to some of their ages, a lack of memory/history of what skinhead was? In 1980 there were still skinheads who looked the part but didnt associate themselves with that look or those individuals
i may well be told I'm elitist again......