Youth Cults Poll

Which one of these was you ?

  • Skinhead

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mod

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Teddy Boy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Soul Boy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Goth

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rocker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • New Romantic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Headbanger

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Crusties

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Psychobilly

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0
#1
Just reading through the Ska thread posted on here and it brought back loads of memories of the old skinhead days, of 2 Tone, Madness, sweaty allniters etc fun times indeed.
So what were all you arssers out there any Teddy boys, Goths, Mods, Soul Boys etc and what were your memories of the old days..
 
#2
SSSSSSSKKKINNNHEADS OI! OI! OI! lets start them up again, still got my DM's and flight jacket, jeans are probably a bit tight now though :oops: Used to get a few scooter skins in Reading a couple of years back, seem to have hung up their boots now.

Great days brothers, we walked the earth like giant Weetabix men

Used to go and watch Chelsea a lot then, we used to sing:

"Doctor Martins, Yellow laces"
"Levi's jeans and a pair of braces"
"Bring on your boys, we'll kick in yer faces"
"We are the Chelsea Skinheads!"

God I bet we sounded a right bunch of dicks.
 
#3
I remember the Shed skins with this ditty

"If you go down to woods today
You're in for a big surprise
If you go down to the woods today
You'll never believe your eyes
Cos Jeremy the sugar puff bear
Has brought some boots and cropped his hair
And now he's one of the lads
They call the skinheads"


Yeah probably sounded like dicks but a mass of 400+ skins singing it was psot on !!!
 
#4
I used to be a scooter riding soul boy, got into Northern through this too.
 
#5
I was a goth, dyed black hair, face tripping me , the whole works. Seem to have passed it on to my son now. Is it genetic??? :lol:
 
#7
Glad to see the Skinheads in the lead up there.Only natural I suppose,the original skins were the smartest youth cult ever.No one had to show me how to put a crease in my shirt or polish my boots when i was in recruit training,not like some of the heavy metal heads......the smelly f ucks.
 
#8
Still hanker after another 'bretta when I'm pissed.
 
#9
I can see the headline in the SCUM tomorrow "Research shows that 40% of the Army was a skinhead at one point, Skinhead is a popular term for neo-nazism in europe - Investigations are under way to see if any non white person killed by the British Army in the past 300 years was a racially motivated attack. The Chancellor said today " We got our cheque books ready, those poor Irish may not have been terrorists but could have been killed in a racially motivated attack - the MoD offers our greatest sympathys to their families and we hope the compensation can help the griefing" .
 
#10
Chelsea ? :D

We're Not the North Bank
We're Not the South Bank
We are the the West Side Upton Park

We meet in the Boleyn every Saturday
Talk about the team that
we're gonna do today
Steel cap Dr. Martens and iron bars
Smash their coaches or do'em
in their cars

We're Not the North Bank
We're Not the South Bank
We are the the West Side Upton Park
We can sing until we drop
We can take the Shed or take the Kop
Highbury and Parton run in fear
When the West Side Boys appear

Cockney Rejects
 
#11
and not a mention of punk.


:roll:
 
#13
Not a mention of the casuals either,natural progression for a lot of ex mods ands skinheads.Thats the route I followed anyhow.Still dress like a bit of a casual now,although I've got the urge to go out and purchase a new tonic suit,a pair of ox blood Loakes and Gingham check Ben Sherman..........The F ucking Buisness!
 
#14
I remember people in the late 1970s/80s progressing through mod-rudeboy-skin... I was a minimod, but then moved away from my mates and it was the ska/reggae that stuck with me (rather than Secret Affair/Merton Parkas etc)... then I got into scoots and it was fixed!

The only kids at our school who were rockers were the ones who were never into anything until they came back off the summer holidays (typically in 4th year), when their hair had grown a wee bit, and they would have Iron Maiden/ACDC/Black Sabbath patches on their shitty denim jacket. :roll:

I was never a punk (too young), but the older lads at school were all scruffy punks who happened to hate skins/mods.... and that is how I learned how to scrap! Halcyon memories of coming home from school discos in my cavern 3button mohair covered in blood.... My stepdad was not impressed as I'd spent every penny I owned (and some of his) on that suit.


edited for spakka fingers
 

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#15
Glad to see the Teds getting a mention. I still remember my first drape, blue with black trim. Blue brothel creepers and winkle pickers when in jeans.
 
#16
Rudie said:
Not a mention of the casuals either,natural progression for a lot of ex mods ands skinheads.Thats the route I followed anyhow.Still dress like a bit of a casual now,although I've got the urge to go out and purchase a new tonic suit,a pair of ox blood Loakes and Gingham check Ben Sherman..........The F ucking Buisness!
Remember that mad hairstyles some of the Casuals got, a wedge I think it was called, also remember a few of then having it permed at the back of the head and then a comb over on top, that with their lyle & scott and sergio toshini, le coste and farah trousers.

Thinking about it, nearly all of the iconic styles of the last 50 years have come from the UK (and better music), what have the septics given us? Hip hop, b-boys and rap! Thanks USA you tossers! :D
 
#17
British Style Genius was on BBC 2 the other week,the final episode was all about british street fashion,it concentrated on the teds,mods,skinheads and causals.
Your right in what you say,Britain has given the world so much in style.It may have adopted a lot of the music from the states,but the UK is miles ahead with style and fashion.
As for the wedge,that was just wrong.I was more of a french crop man myself.
 
#18
I was a skinhead and liked all that Trojan, Ska, Reggae stuff, but it was 40 years ago. 8O My taste is now extremely eclectic, but I still listen to Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Specials and other stuff of that type.

It is curiosity about the category that music falls into that has prompted me to make this post (but, as usual, I'd rather not waste bandwidth starting a new thread about it).

Back around 1970, all my mates were mad on black music that wasn't Ska or Reggae (though I don't think I was quite so keen). It was referred to as R&B, soul or Tamla Motown and, to be honest, I couldn't explain the difference between 1970 R&B and soul. :roll:

Which brings me to the MAIN THING I wanted to ask. It concerns modern-day music of black origin. There is R&B, hip-hop, rap, urban, old skool?, old school? and, I expect loads of others. But is there a definition for each category? I've asked people, but never got a answer that made sense. I'm familiar (to a greater or lesser degree) with N-Dubz, Beyonce, Jay Z, Dizzee Rascal, Alesha Dixon, Kanye West, JLS, Eminem and, I'm sure, various others.

So can anyone explain to me the difference between rap and hip-hop and all the categories? or point me in the direction of a websie that can?
Thanks.
 
#19
Still like me Ben Shermans and still like highly polished Doc Martins
 
#20
Bovvy,

Right, so R&B is the genre. It has many sub genres of which hip hip is one of them. Found a link for you on the Wiki: Link

Then you have urban music, if you want a good idea of the type of artists that fall into that catagory have a look at the 1xra playlist.

Also to bear in mind is that anything to do with Music of Black Origin seems to evolve and create new genres all the time.

Another good way to get to grip with which artists fall into what genre is if you have Spotify enter the genre you want to look up into the search bar and see who comes up, the Spotify Genre list is here: link
 

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