These Alarming Men – Flirtations with Fascism in British Pop

These Alarming Men – Flirtations with Fascism in British Pop

Phil Collins has voted Conservative. Ian Curtis voted Conservative. Geri Halliwell praised Margaret Thatcher. Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley is a Tory. Nobody cares. Not really. Nobody has ever suggested that you shouldn't listen to their music because of their political leanings...not real people in the real world, maybe a few of the more, um, [...]

You’re Going Home…in an Organised Football Coach!

You’re Going Home…in an Organised Football Coach!

Britpop wasn't just about pop. Britpop wasn't xenophobic. Britpop wasn't nationalistic...well, not in that way. Britpop was outwardly inward looking. Britpop was about the village green and spiders from mars, it was about the black and white of two-tone, it was about the technicolour of swinging sixties Carnaby Street, it was about outsiders winning over [...]

Folk Devil – Who Are The “Real” Skinheads

Folk Devil – Who Are The “Real” Skinheads

In modern society the term "skinhead" carries only one meaning for the vast majority of people; racist.  The sight of knuckle-dragging, beer bellied, Burberry clad goons on EDL marches complaining loudly and indecipherably about "muslamic ray-guns" with their shaved heads is what most people think of when they think of skinheads.  Either that or they [...]