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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 reggae and the book will look at 1967 - 1973, 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.
The book, originally titled Suedeheads, is being published by Omnibus Press and covers 304 pages. It’s likely to be a good one too. Paul Anderson is thorough in his research judging by past releases and I can’t see this one being any different, especially as the book is produced in association with Mark Baxter. Look him up, he’s been behind plenty of interesting projects, some of which have been featured on this site.
The new artwork has just been released, along with a new write-up for the book, which is set to land this summer but is available to pre-order now. According to the latest details:
Paul Anderson and Mark Baxter delve into the roots of Britain’s 20th-century subcultures leading up to the rise of Suedehead.
The sum of their own tastes in music, clothes, soccer and clubs, Suedeheads were always a tribe in flux, referencing the values of Skinheads and the Mods but with a look of their own. This definitive visual history of the Suedehead phenomenon features first-hand accounts, iconic images and a foreword written by Suggs.
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Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets 1967-1973 - Paul Anderson
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