The latest book looking at the history of Modernism is Mojo Talkin’ – Under the Influence of Mod. With a buzz already around the book which has just been released it is bound to be another cult classic from author Tony Beesley who follows up Sawdust Caesars with this latest title.
“The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed book ‘Sawdust Caesars: Original Mod Voices’ (Shindig, Modculture, Vive Le Rock, Scootering, Street Sounds, Heavy Soul etc.)
Mojo Talkin’ is an epic heavy hardback 510 page study of the wide-ranging and eclectic influence of Mod upon various individuals across the decades and, also, a series of – so far- largely uncovered areas. Complementing the earliest days of Mods and their inspirations and influences – from the fine details of their clothes to their evolving tastes in music etc. – this work digs deep into the very soul of Mod. With a whole chapter ‘Mod on Screen’ by esteemed writer, Martin Gainsford, also included are sections on Mod Literature (Jason Brummell), Record Collecting (Paul Anderson, Samantha Stevens etc.), the contemporary Mod fanzines, the influence of the DJ, the Great British Soul Revival of the 80s, the Politics of Mod, Art, the European Mods, musicians, 21st Century Mods and much more. With a host of participants such as early Mods Mickey Modern, Stuaert Kingsley-Innes and Rob Nicholls and Mods from the sixties to the modern age, the changing attitudes, tastes and experiences of a wide collective of participants under the influence of Mod are captured in vivid detail. Acompanied with hundreds of captivating images, many never seen before, Mojo Talkin’ is destined to be referenced for decades ahead.
‘Mojo Talkin’ – Under the Influence of Mod’ – a 504 page heavy hardback book – is due for official publication June 1st 2017: All pre-orders paid for will be posted out and recieved prior to the publication of the book.
All books will be author-signed”
The Book is now available to order from Dead End St. subculture and Mod clothing shop in Kilwinning, Ayrshire at the following link and is priced at £24.99.