Archive for the Rockabilly Category

Revivalists – Some distinctions

Posted in Mod, Rockabilly on August 10, 2003 by lili

Teds/Rockabillies – The early Teds were 50’s working-class British youth. According to Hebdige, the Ted subculture resurfaced in the 70’s in antagonism to the Punk Movement. The late 60’s-70’s also spawned motorcycle gangs (greasers) with rocker sensibilities…

Neo-Mod– Not to be confused with the original mods of the late 50’s. The neo-mod subculture happened in the late 70’s-80’s – the release of Quadrophenia, the movie being a part of this (Also The Jam etc). America had its own version of Mod culture – which had no associations with working-class culture, or ‘soul’ music…which was more about the Carnaby-Street ‘Swinging Sixties’ idea (Austin Powers etc)

2-Tone – somewhere between the Mods and the Skins… a ska-sound, a record label and a fashion with The Specials at its head.

Skinheads – The original Skins were into Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady and came after the Mods in the late 60’s. Musically, they were more aligned with West Indian community in Britain. In the 80’s came a whiter version of Ska exemplified by bands like Madness. Skinhead culture itself was also white and ‘racist’ (eg Romper Stomper) with Neo-Nazi leanings.

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