‘A real slice of life told in the vernacular of the streets’ Irvine Welsh- December 2018

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Rock N Roll Productions are extremely proud to announce our event ‘The Grand Mod Experience’ on Friday 23rd August at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.

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1:30 am on an early May Friday morning, in a deserted M6 service station stifling a deserved yawn, I stir a dispensed cup of coffee and deliberate over which calorific chocolate snack should help keep me awake for the last leg of a journey that has taken me from Norwich to Preston, via London.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:32

Absolute Beginners

Mod, or modernism is probably the most enduring and well documented of all of Britain’s sub-cultures. The golden ages of mod are largely dependent on age, taste and experience. For many, mod culture perfectly encapsulates the optimism of the swinging sixties.
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I know it is a cliché, yet 4 Idle Hands is a ‘forgotten children’s TV gem’ from 1976. Made by Associated Television otherwise known as ATV,
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Fast approaching the 38th anniversary of filming of Quadrophenia, this is an extract from Simon Wells’ book “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” recalling the preparation before the first day’s shooting in Brighton on 28th September 1978.
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When 5 teenagers in 1978 saw an advert in the NME that read“Do you want Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll?” you can imagine what they said!The advert was referring to the movie Quadrophenia, based on The Who’s 1973 studio album of the same name.
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It’s called Saltdean, and I presume the derivation originates from the sulphurous air that permeates the atmosphere from the sea. It’s about five or six miles outside of Brighton, and unlike its celebrated neighbour, it’s bereft of any of the trappings that you’d expect to find at the seaside; no pier, no cafe, no illuminations or smell of fish and chips. In fact, aside from an imposing hotel that wouldn’t be out of place in The Shining, there’s very little here in Saltdean that one could call memorable.

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Monday, 24 June 2013 17:59

The Who Quadrophenia Reviewed

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© Words Tracey Wilmot

Back in '79 thanks to the movie of the same name Quadrophenia was back on the shelves and broadening the brief mod revival scene as it was peaking. I was a 15 year old mod discovering the album for the first time and as a lone mod girl in a school full of punks and skins, I related to Jimmy's story of the angst of youth, growing up and experiencing heartbreak and disappointment for the first time and the rebellious attitude of youth.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:38

Eddie Piller - A Chat About Clean Living

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Modism, Mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances” Pete Meaden 

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