80s Mod Revival – what did you wear?

Here’s a shopping list from 1980 with prices of mod gear on sale at a shop in the Midlands.

Union Jack Fabric Belt – £1.75

The Who belt buckles – £2.90

Target Straight Ties – £2.90

Badges were 40p each or 5 for £1.75 with Lambrettas, Merton Parkas, Specials, Selecter, etc.

I’m surprised that bands like the Merton Parkas never scored higher than 40 in the charts though the Lambrettas got in to the top ten.   In my mind, the Specials and Selecter are second wave ska and I kind of compartmentalise them away from the Mod revival but that might be me being picky.  Paul Weller was of course the god to this subculture.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s