Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
What do you remember about the Look towards the end of 71 mate?
You dont have any pics do you?
my favourite tunes 1 double barrell.2 return of django, 3 swan lake reggae version of course, 4 isralites 5 elizabeathen reggae 6 liquidator 7 band of gold 8 baby love 9 spirit in the sky 10 barbwire
(Edit: I've never been able to fight sleep, despite being taught to box at school. But I never ran, ever, even when the numbers dictated I should be on my toes... I wish I'd had running lessons as well as the 'noble art.)
I can relate - and go down memory lane - with all of them... even 'Spirit in the Sky' - but we'll keep that as our secret.
Don't waste too much time on this, but this was one of the first 'skinhead' clubs I went to at 14/15... as you can see - if you can be arsed - it started life as a slightly different venue:
yes gramps, i was wearing high leg martins levis still turned up levi jacket, and college boy haircut but also army bomber jacket and i had a parka cos i had me scooter from nov/dec 1971 to about early 1973 then i may get this in the wrong order so i want all you lot to help jog our memorys , i can see oxford bags high waisted with 3 belts 30 inch all the way down ,and round collared shirts, and shoes from ravels . i am sure before that though was suede head still wearing docs with long hair, ect
Thanks for that mate.
Just trying to create an image. Got loads of photos from lads all over the country, but unsure as to whether the dates are right on them.
interesting article Ed my first music venue was the old ilford palais when i wernt sure if i could dance or nor remember that first time asking a bird to dance the stress of getting a knock back could defo dent the skinhead ego lol
1972 my missus rekons i was wearing dms and jeans but also a satin budgie jacket midnight blue with red stars im gonna check when ride a white swan came out cos i was in rupert check trousers and dark red harrington i have a photo of me and a skinhead girl standing on a ride at southend and she has a real good sheepie on that must have been suedehead days i know i wernt one for long
will find photo and post
I reckon - and drink has been taken - I was in penny round collars, patched South Sea bubble jumpers, semi-flares and (possibly) stack heels... I could be wrong, but probably not too far out.
Budgie-gear around that time, too:
Cheers lads, its great having your input on here.
Hope you can both make York.
Can I just say....... how sad are we, in on a bank holiday Saturday!
Wife's been away for the week in Spain with her pal.
Daughter away ski-ing with the school in Italy, until today... I've been pissed all week. (My car has done zero-miles.)
Currently enjoying some voddie/pear cider/Red Bull cocktails... why would I be out tonight?
I'm accruing 'Brownie-points', for when United play QPR, then (little) City play the Arse (Up the Arsenal, say I!) tomorrow, so I'm getting blootered at home, tonight... then going out tomorrow, because I'm a kind, considerate, husband/dad.
Some guys I know, from another forum - not gonnae name it, but it's very Scottish - are now resident on here, having learned this place exists... so I'll say no more.
In 1969, Easter weekend, I was up England's highest mountain in the Lake District (just a 'hill' in Scotland ... no fun there, then.
stacked hills i forgot about them they came b4 platforms is that correct .stacked hills if i rememer were a wood look and Ed ,you are bang on i can re member going up to kensington market and buying flared patchwork denims and a denim waistcoat, then going to see the alex harvy band at the southend kursal,that was b4 glam rock i think
gramps were is that location the hanged monkey
And if you dont already know the story, have a look on google, and it'll give you a good nights reading
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