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Mods Of Your Generation & DJ Moldie Interview - RudeSix - Youthful, Energetic & Revamping Ska MODS OF YOUR GENERATION·TUESDAY, 11 JUNE 2019 Band Members: Vocals: Olivia Linley, Guitar: Dean Pinnegar, Bass: Martin Gove-Evans, Drums: Harry Bryan, Brass: William Staff, Sax: Oscar

BUY TICKETS Established in 2011 The Great Skinhead Reunion Brighton was designed to bring Skinhead back home to where it was born in the 1960´s When the Mods and Rockers came to Brighton and hit the headlines, establishing their own

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Mods Of Your Generation Interview - Subculture - Youthful, Passionate, Energetic & Cool MODS OF YOUR GENERATION·THURSDAY, 1 AUGUST 2019 SubCulture are three youthful, passionate, energetic cool teenage lads reigning from Nottingham. They are a mod inspired band which is reflected in

Mods Of Your Generation Interview - Tina Freeman - Stinger The Book MODS OF YOUR GENERATION·MONDAY, 22 JULY 2019 I came across ‘Stinger’ after seeing a post on Facebook an illustrated book based on Quadrophenia. Intrigued by the beautifully painted images I

The big picture: punks and skins in harmony against Racism, a point very rarely spoken about, especially when the name skinhead gets involved

The big picturePhotography The photographer who captured the spirit of punk has released a book of her most arresting portraits   

Black and white image of four young white men in leather jackets and ripped jeans sitting on steps smiling one with arm round the other.
 Punks and Skins on the Steps, taken in Coventry in 1980. Photograph: Janette Beckman

If they weren’t a band, they should have been. Janette Beckman, who chronicled the early years of punk in the UK, took this photograph in Coventry in 1980. She had by then made her name on Melody Maker, with pictures of the Clash on tour and the Sex Pistols in a skip; she caught the moment when Paul Weller first met Pete Townshend, one modfather to another; she made the Police’s first album cover; she assembled the Specials on Southend pier.

Beckman, who grew up in north London, had left London College of Printing and walked into Sounds magazine one afternoon in 1977 with her student portfolio. She was immediately dispatched to photograph Siouxsie and the Banshees and never looked back.

She was as likely to turn her camera on the audience and the streets as on the stage and the tour bus. In those years the boundaries between music and art and style seemed unusually porous. Punk was above all an “irrepressible attitude” she has suggested of that moment. “It was about change, the idea that people should question authority and do it for themselves.”

The four lads in this picture capture that spirit. They have put thought into how they look but are not striking poses. The picture is included in a short monograph of Beckman’s work of that time, which also includes images of Sid Vicious’s funeral procession and the Saturday afternoon punks of King’s Road, Chelsea. In 1982, after the edge of that attitude had given way to the posturing of the new romantics, Beckman moved to New York, where she took similarly iconic pictures of pioneer hip-hop artists and their followers. “People were really happy to be photographed back then,” she says. “As it didn’t happen very often.”

Janette Beckman’s Raw Punk Streets UK 1979-1982(Café Royal Books, £6) is available atcaferoyalbooks.com

Lydia Lunch: 'If it's for the money, you're not doing art. You're doing commerce' The no wave legend has worked with Sonic Youth and Nick Cave, written books and created art. At 56, she still rages against the commercialisation of pop

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