Share it: Share Tweet Email. Teenage mods convene around their scooters. BBC Television Service. Last on. It was war: leather-clad rockers against the stylish mods. By Jon Savage 21st October Visit our What to Watch page. Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. His retrospective study of the mods and rockers conflict led sociologist Stanley Cohen to develop the term moral panic. User Reviews.
Trailers and Videos. The fashion-conscious cliques converged on the coast of England, breaking into all-out brawls on the beaches of Brighton and Margate. Like this gallery? Indeed, newspapers across England started warning about mods and rockers, calling them "vermin" who were "wreaking untold havoc on the land. The rocker subculture was centred on motorcycling , and their appearance reflected that. Police drag away a bruised and beaten but ever-defiant mod. Hundreds of teenagers swarmed out onto the fields, beating each other senseless and hurtling bottles after anyone who ran away. BBC Television Service. In Sex they sourced fetish clothing along with their own original designs, usually festooned in slogans and extreme imagery.
May 18, There was violence, to be sure, but some of this was simply adult projection: a dark vision of a nightmare future symbolised by alien youth. It was also not as all-encompassing as the headlines suggested: although an estimated 1, youths were involved in the Brighton disturbances, there were only 76 arrests. On Easter weekend in , however, the small fights turned into a full-out war. Douglas Coupland's novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture examined the early adulthood of another generation: coinciding with the success of Nirvana's Nevermind and the consequent obsession with Grunge, it caught the emergence of the cohort born in the mid to late s, just after the baby boomer bulge. Watch now. External Reviews. The Whitsun disturbances announced the fact that a new generation was claiming its space and its time. Technical Specs. I joined in a few of the fights.
Mods wore suits and other cleancut outfits, and listened to s music genres such as soul , rhythm and blues , ska , beat music , and British blues-rooted bands like The Yardbirds , the Small Faces , and The Who , who wrote an evocative portrait of the cultures with their album Quadrophenia. Mods on scooters ride away. The magazine Police Review argued that the mods and rockers' purported lack of respect for law and order could cause violence to "surge and flame like a forest fire". Indeed, newspapers across England started warning about mods and rockers, calling them "vermin" who were "wreaking untold havoc on the land. Share it: Share Tweet Email. Rate This. Crazy Credits. In Sex they sourced fetish clothing along with their own original designs, usually festooned in slogans and extreme imagery. Bookmark this article.