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post #9946 of 17770

I typed Traditional Skinheads into Foolgle and this photo came up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Gotta be careful what you post I guess.Next they'll be stealing the photo M.O.M.posted above of the Horse and Soldiers calling it "Skinhead Horse"

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Well I'll be...
Yeah there's one of me in there. But who the hell would want one of me from recent days?
Crimewatch? satisfied.gif
post #9948 of 17770
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Yes, I well remember having had to try to look cool as I retreated from a group of girls with my cheeks burning. They had a way of looking you up and down before saying 'Nah!'
I had a few that went the other way too, though. smile.gif
Never happened to me - there again... I was lovely. nod[1].gif
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 12/20/12 at 7:26am
post #9949 of 17770
Sorry... SLADE.

At 8.45am, this morning, Noddy Holder, on BBC Breakfast (catch it on iPlayer, later), admitted his band were given the skinhead look by management.

He said he and the drummer were happy with that, and embraced the look - the other two, weren't so pleased.

It showed the b/w early footage of the band in the clobber - and they looked reasonably 'alright'.

Maybe someone - with the technical nous to do so - can lift the 8-minute item and post if on YouTube for posterity?

It may stop future arguments, and enlighten those that believe the pish that Slade (management) were anything more than opportunistic in their decision to hijack the look of the time.

And here it is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012w8n5
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 12/20/12 at 7:35am
post #9950 of 17770
brick lane shop blackmans on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S11yK4jBN9Q
post #9951 of 17770

Brooks as in Brooks Bros who made JFK's suits?

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Trivia and off topic. Did you know that 'Two Little Boys' was originally written for Sir Harry Lauder?

I've only heard the Splodge version!

post #9953 of 17770
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brick lane shop blackmans on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S11yK4jBN9Q

I remember going to Blackmans in 69/70 its is off Middlesex St (Petticoat Lane) on a Sunday and the window was full of DMs and leather brogues etc and loads of skinheads outside - a right little Mecca back then.  

 

I am sure it looked far smarter than in the video - The shop front was in good decorative order back then

 

I had forgotten about that shop.  It was good to go to the market on a Sunday with your girlfriend and there were always lots of London skinheads milling about so you could pick up on any new gear they were wearing

 

Another memory jogger !!

post #9954 of 17770
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post

Yeah, never seemed like a good look for a sking, but I thought it was great for punk. I made a pair myself, when I was 16. They were seriously the best fitting jeans I ever owned. Wish I could find them.

It's interesting how many current and ex-skins, punks, and mods are on this forum. I mean, can the same thing be said about other subcultures? I'm sure there are alot of current and ex-skaters, grunge kids, and new wavers, but what is it about these particular cultures that encourages its members to hold onto this subcultural identity for so long? Certainly theres a strong emphasis on style and manner of dress, but don't all subcultures? Perhaps its the rigidity of the"uniform."

I think it was just an 80s thing. I made my first bleachers in like '84 when it was a hip hop thing and the next year they were out of style along with (rat) tails and MJ jackets! I have had various pairs that I have made since becoming a skin in 1990, but there's always critics. I actually bought a good fitting pre-bleach spotted pair(not Levi's) a couple years ago, but mostly wear them when my Oi! band plays. People STILL make fun of them(mostly non-skins), but I believe (along with flight jackets) that they DID exist in '69, but just weren't worn by all or as an every day uniform

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...the pic on 'dancehall 69' is from the 80s (the camden stylists?). And all the black guys/gals is just a 2007/2008 fashion shooting - though a very nice one... ...I think even in the old pics you can tell the northerners from the London boys. The scene seems to have been quite a bit different up north...

not ALL the Black skins are from that photo shoot

post #9956 of 17770
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We saw the Angelic Upstarts a few years ago and they were actually quite good, even if their merch table was a like a recruiting office for Red Action and other commie organizations

The "4Skins" played a recent reunion (just Gary Hodges on vox) at the disastrous oi-fest in Pennsylvania a few months ago. Indecent Exposure (one of my fave oi bands from 80s) reformed (all original members) and played that as well, and they backed up Hodges for the 4-Skins set. Apparently 4Skins were to headline sat nite, but there was a riot (surprise) during Oxblood's set and the show shut down for the nite, so 4Skins played sun nite, which obviously pissed off a lot of people who bought tickets only for sat to see them. I know a few who went to this debacle, and let's say that all of the problems could have been well foreseen way before it started.

IndEx didn't end up playing since they gave up their spot for 4Skins on Sunday.

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Exploited never broke up...

post #9958 of 17770
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yea, Chubby Chris owns a bar in Thailand and is married to a Thai girl.....so the story goes

Combat 84 reformed a few years back with John and Jim (Deptford John singing)...tbh I wasnt a fan of it, too US hardcore sounding. and the lyrics seemed pretty bad

It seems like whenever a band from that era tries to reunite, it never works out well. Just take a look at The Exploited... :shudder: I think the only band I would actually go out of my way to see these days would be Cock Sparrer.

The Exploited never really broke up, so it's not a reunion

post #9959 of 17770
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well, after filtering all the different stories I've heard, this is what seems to have happened...

Oxblood was playing and they started doing a Skrewdriver cover (btw Oxblood are a non racist band with black members from NYC) and that set off a conflict that was supposedly started by some SHARP types which escalated into a riot. Talk about idiocy...the venue served beer IN BOTTLES!!!! so you know what happened next.

I wasnt there, but it sure sounded like many in attendance were a bunch of mugs....not really the sort that comes to my mind when I think of "skinheads". we're talking guys with tattoos on the face, and in general dudes who are more like metalheads/bikers with shaved heads than actual "skinheads"

No, it was started by boneheads from central Pennsylvania Volks-something from Appalachia. They were a bunch of redneck, lumberjack types with shaved heads and tata and everyone could tell they were boneheads all night cuz they didn't look like skins at all, and they were all "woohoo!" and "yuck yuck" and violent with each other. I remember skins from Mexico City turning around and looking at them with paranoia and they were making me nervous behind me as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they started sieg heiling during that non-political Skrewdriver cover(from first album) or some shit. I was getting a beer and heading up to the second tier to hang with the older skins when it broke out. 2 young traditional skins(a guy and girl) who maybe had SHARP affiliations (but most likely just don't like nazis like most of us)stood up to like 15 boneheads in the bottle fight.

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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

I remember going to Blackmans in 69/70 its is off Middlesex St (Petticoat Lane) on a Sunday and the window was full of DMs and leather brogues etc and loads of skinheads outside - a right little Mecca back then.  

I am sure it looked far smarter than in the video - The shop front was in good decorative order back then

I had forgotten about that shop.  It was good to go to the market on a Sunday with your girlfriend and there were always lots of London skinheads milling about so you could pick up on any new gear they were wearing

Another memory jogger !!

It is just a little bit further East than Middlesex Street, Cheshire Street is off Brick Lane. Been in there a few times. Chaos on a Sunday morning in that shop. Anyone know if it is the same lot that make these boots http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackmans-Brogue-Dealer-Boots-Burnish-Tan-Airsole-7-11-/220907079919?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item336f1688ef
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