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Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets 1967-1973


304 Pages, 8 x 10.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $36.99 (US $36.99) (CA $49.99)

Publication Date: August 2020

ISBN 9781785584930

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Aug 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: August 2020


The suedehead subculture was an early-1970s offshoot of skinhead subculture in the UK and Ireland. Although sharing similarities to 1960s skinheads, suedeheads grew their hair longer and dressed more formally, and although often working class like skinheads, some had white collar jobs, which bred a more formal attire such as brogues or loafers instead of heavy boots. Though there were similarities in musical taste at the beginning, by the late 1970's Suedeheads were listening to 2-Tone artists such as 'The Beat', and glam rock bands such as 'Slade' and 'Mott The Hoople'. Beautifully illustrated throughout and with a foreword from none other than Paul Weller, this is the definitive visual history of one of Britain's subcultures from the 1970's.

Author Biography

Paul Smiler Anderson fell in love with the Mod way of life in 1979. Since the Eighties he has been involved in organising numerous Mod events, publishing fanzines and running club nights. Paul was also co-curator of the biggest Sixties Mods exhibition to date, and has written many magazine articles and record sleeve notes. He is also the author of the best-selling Mods: The New Religion, and more recently the visually stunning Mod Art, both published by Omnibus Press.