What is Mod? The answer to the question isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. The Dead Straight Pocket Guide to MOD shows the true breadth of MOD culture and is packed with detail that gives an insight into this way of life. The book covers music as diverse as Sixties Soul right through to Ska and Acid House.
Contrary to belief, Mod isn’t all parkas, Lambrettas and roundels. Former MOD and author of this book Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson interviews and writes about the key characters of the MOD scene over the decades. The Dead Straight Pocket Guide to MOD explores themes such as the signature style of MOD, the chart-topping music, the highs and lows of the scene itself and each and every MOD embracing certain individuality.
Attention to detail is at the heart of MOD purity. Whether it’s somebody that just recognises the soulful poetry of a song such as Curtis Mayfield’s ‘The Making of You’, or the sheer beauty of The Small Faces’ ‘I’m Only Dreaming’. Knowing the roots of the subculture is a vital part of MOD, and so is the journey of self-discovery. If you really want an in depth answer to the question ‘What is Mod?’ this book is for you.