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)








2 comments:

  1. Fascinating....I remember seeing the covers but it never registered that they were by the same author. While not appealing to me I imagine that they are probably collectable as well as being of some significance as popular culture.

    By the way...THE FLEAPIT is back in action.

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  2. Oooooooooo, do you read THE PAPERBACK FANATIC perchance???

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having said that;

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