Friday, 28 December 2012

SUB CULTURES CAPTURED



James Moffat wrote a series of Pulp novels under the pseudonym Richard Allen, they were an attempt to capture the British Working Class sub-cultures of the late sixties and seventies. They are an interesting attempt to give the reader a glimpse into the world depicted. These books were also effective in getting ordinary kids into reading. The covers are good examples of direct marketing and are decidedly down at heel. While Politically suspect at times, these books make for a diverting historical snapshot.

Skinhead farewell-TV Doc


Boot Boys
Demo
Dragon Skins
Knuckle Girls
Mod Rule
Glam
Punk Rock
Skinhead
Skinhead Escapes
Skinhead Farewell
Skinhead Girls
Smoothies
Sorts
Suedehead
Teeny Bopper Idol
Terrace Terrors
Top-Gear For Skinhead
Trouble For Skinhead (originally to be titled Skinhead In Trouble)








Saturday, 22 December 2012

2012: "THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS"


The Olympics came to my home town

It’s never about what my judgement is on ‘the best’ because opinions are just that: opinions, this is my favourites list. The favourite Movies that I have seen at the Cinema this year, TV shows I have watched and all the other stuff that I have visually and aurally (and sometimes orally) enjoyed this year. So here we go with a little look back on 2012.


Favourite Movies
The Master
Room 237
End of Watch
Headhunters
Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Imposter
Argo
Sightseers
Take Shelter
The Raid
Chronicle
Skyfall
Haywire
Iron Sky


Favourite TV
Veep
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Homeland
Girls
Nurse Jackie
Hit & Miss
White Heat
Sherlock
Peep Show
24 Hours in A&E
Downton Abbey
The Paradise


Favourite Music
Just old stuff


Favourite Restaurant


Favourite Pub
Junction Tavern North London http://www.junctiontavern.co.uk/home.php


Favourite Comic-Books
Spaceman
Love & Rockets
Batwoman
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009
Kick Ass 2
Super Crooks: The Heist
Criminal: Last Of the Innocent
Hawkeye
Batman Incorporated


Favourite Blogs
Down these Streets 
http://baylissline2.blogspot.co.uk/
The Land of Certs and Honey http://landofcerptsandhoney.blogspot.co.uk/
Retrospace 
http://my-retrospace.blogspot.co.uk/
Kindertrauma 
http://www.kindertrauma.com/
Steve’s Bald Collective http://stevesbaldcollective.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/two-balds-and-dog-woof.html?m=1




Friday, 21 December 2012

MY HIT LIST-ALEXANDER O'NEILL : HEARSAY




Alexander O'Neal's 1987 Album Hearsay was a huge hit for him and was particularly successful in the UK where his career really took off. O'Neal toured all over the UK and appealed to the affluent soul boys and clubbers of the period. 

He was a smooth operator with a powerful voice who still plays his trade on our shores. Written and produced by the producers of the day Jam & Lewis it is a perfect summation of the Soul/ R& B scene of the time.


All songs by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis except*
1.    "Intro" – 0:35
2.   “What can I say to make you love me”– 4:25
3.   "Intro" – 0:57
4.    “Hearsay”– 4:01
5.   "Intro" – 0:13
6.   “The Lovers – 4:38
7.   "Intro" – 0:45
8.    “Fake– 3:56
9.   "Intro" – 0:37
10.  “Criticize”– 4:11* (Garry Johnson/Alexander O'Neal)



1.    "Intro" – 0:28
2.    “Never knew love like this”– 5:09
3.   "Interlude" – 0:17
4.   "Sunshine" – 5:59
5.   "Crying Overtime" – 5:13
6.   "Intro" – 0:25
7.   "When the Party's Over" – 3:30




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