The “Mod” youth movement thrived in England in the early 1960s and was characterized by an appreciation of modern music, flashy continental style, and scooters. “Rockers” of that era rode motorcycles, wore denim and leather, and loved rock n’ roll. The two groups famously came into conflict with one another in the 1964 Brighton Riots and were later featured in the cult film “Quadrophenia.” Join special guests Tom Ingram, a British rocker and founder of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly festival, and Michael Burns, long-time fixture of the California Mod scene, for a discussion of the history and influence of Mods and Rockers and how the cultures are still thriving today.
My awesome Tumblrette friend @Phoenix-Switch was telling me that she became a roller derby girl recently and is looking for music suggestions to roll, punch and tackle to. This is one of the suggestions I came up with. Queen of Pain!