The 60s - Mods. THE who, The Beatles (mods) the jam. Oasis have influences from mods. Ben Sherman - started in the sixties. Patriotic clothing. Red, white and blue. The who were idolised by the mods. Fred perry logo. Trips to the beach, mainly places like Brighton. Often in fights with Rockers. Stereotypically rode scooters. Smart suits, influenced by Italian and french styles. Reacting against beet nicks and teddy boys. They got know when they clashed with the Rockers, who prefered leather, and rock n roll. The disturbances began at Clacton and spread to Brighton and Hastings during the Bank Holiday weekends in 1964. The scale of the violence was often over-reported and sensationalised. It took a while for the straight press to work out what was going on. Some of them preferred to refer to both groups as Teddy Boys. Some of the original Mods wanted to distance themselves from the fighting and now preferred to call themselves Individualists or Stylists. Being a Mod was now less about being an individual and more about being part of a wider movement.
The 70s - Punks. Punk and Ska. the sex pistols. The Specials. (influential) The clash The clash. Fan base. Sex pistols -seen as anarchistic Created punk fashion through their fanbase. the Sex Pistols were one of the UK's most influential punk bands. They exploded onto the scene, calling for anarchy and destruction. They were notorious from the start with record stores banning them on account of their name. However this didn't stop them from reaching the public and fuelling the social unrest of the time. Embraces DIY ethics. SAFTY PIN AESTHETIC
Skinheads in the 80s Started in 1969 Doc martins boots! Madness. Sham 69, The buisness. Crombies “ Sharp skinheads” - Skinheads against racial prejudice. Came out of the punk / mod culture. A lot of skinheads fought back against the far right. In the late 80s and early 90s, SHARP (SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice) and then redskin crews such as RASH (Red and Anarchist SkinHeads) formed which fought off the Nazis, and claimed a distinction between 'traditional skinheads' who were nonracist (though no less homophobic than other youth), and Nazi 'boneheads'. some political and some just gangs chasing the adrenalin rush - resulted in clubs refusing to book skinhead bands