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Southall Skinhead Riots, A witness account

  Rob Smiths Account Friday, July 4th, 1981 had been a hot summer’s day in the Western suburbs of London. Late that afternoon, a small group of us took the bus from South Harrow to Hayes and met up with Hayes skins. From there about 15 of us travelled the short distance up the Uxbridge […]



Oct 28, 2014

Adam and the Ants

November 1980 Adam and the Ants ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ Tour programme – interview and reviews – Animals and Men – Human League The Cure – The Passions – The Scars – Another Pretty Face  Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier ‘Vague is growing a deserved reputation as one of the best […]



Oct 11, 2014

Jenny Woo

Bootgirl Power – By Jenny Woo When I was thirteen years old, I was miserable. I had acne, I had only hand-me-down clothing from my older sister (who was 3 sizes smaller than me), I had no friends, and worst of all, I felt like I didnt belong in any crowd. I was exposed to pictures, […]



Sep 28, 2014

The Feckin Ejits

  The Feckin Ejits were formed in 1982, a midst the full on punk skinhead scene in Aylesbury. England. The main venue in town being Friars had a regular stream of the top punk and 2 tone bands coming through, so it only felt natural a local band should get involved. Largely due to the […]



May 19, 2014

Mind of a Lion

Mind of a Lion 2014 Into 2014 Great news Mind of a lion have teamed up with Gullwing USA, with a second video being shot with Mind of a Lion track ‘Conflict’ being overdubbed, lets hope to see this great British band entertaining out cousins in the sunshine http://youtu.be/DD1dHBCC3dw Check out the new music coming […]



Mar 12, 2014

Teddy Boys 1950's

History of the British Teddy Boy and Culture A group of Teddy Boys admire the passing Teddy Girls on Clapham Common 1954. History of the British Teddy Boy Movement Teddy Boy Mike waits for his friend Pat on a cleared Bombsite, London 1955. The origins of the Teddy Boys go back to the late 1940’s […]



Feb 04, 2014

Dissension in the Ska Camp

Dissension in the Ska Camp From April 26, 1964–”Something had to come after the Twist and it appears to be the ‘Jamaica Ska,’ just imported from the Caribbean island by dance lovers of New York’s jet set. Here, at Shepheard’s night spot, where the infectious new dance made its U.S. debut, lovely Carol Joan Crawford […]



Jan 17, 2014

Duke Reid the Trojan

From Daily Gleaner, February 3, 1956 Can you imagine grabbing a Red Stripe and heading into this dance at Shady Grove in 1956? Duke Reid, Coxsone Dodd, Admiral Comic (or here, Kosmic)–what a night this must have been! It was 1956, before ska, so these sound system operators were spinning “rock ‘n roll” as the […]



Jan 13, 2014

The Dead (Sweden)

In the 27th september of 2013 The Dead (Local punkgroup) was playing with the Shitfucks and some hipster punk group called Knivderby (didnt bother to see them because i think they are awful) I had a few beers on the way to the gig so i wouldnt need to spend a fortune on expensive beer, […]



Jan 06, 2014

Stanley Motta

Stanley Motta is always mentioned as an early pioneer in the ska industry since he had the first recording studio on the island, although they were not pressed there–Motta sent the acetates to the U.K. for duplication. But Motta began the recording industry in Jamaica. His recording studio was opened in 1951 on Hanover Street […]



Jan 05, 2014

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