Mojo Talkin'. Under the Influence of Mod - Tony Beesley
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed book 'Sawdust Caesars: Original Mod Voices'.
'Mojo Talkin' - Under the Influence of Mod' is a 514 page hardback volume, packed with rare and exclusive photos and words of Mod influence across the decades. This volume studies the impact upon both individuals - from the sixties period through to the '79 revival and beyond - and the media associated with the culture. The development of music across the decades sits alongside the evolving look and style (original skinheads are also chronicled as is the influence on early punk). In-depth photo-packed chapters also chronicle the Mod girls. Mod on Screen studies the many areas that the phenomenon was covered in film and TV; the integral presence of the DJ (be it a playlist of Soul, R&B, Ska, Modern Jazz and Freakbeat); the Literature of 'Absolute Beginners'; Mod Art; the 80's soul revival; contemporary Mod youths and record collecting ... all are a crucial and compelling aspect of this exhaustive volume of study of the celebrated youth subculture.
This book provides a new and refreshing insight into the history of Mod. With a core theme of Mod’s distinct influence and documenting a multitude of related areas, this is a captivating and compelling study of the most relevant and influential youth-led phenomenon since the dawn of popular culture (Hardcover, new).