Glasgow Mods

The term mod is said to derive from modernist jazz and its sharp suited, image conscious fans in the 1950s. This connection of music and style has defined the mod subculture and its continuing evolution. From its beginning in the 1960s, mod subculture has been the subject of many a revival and re-invention. Over the course of half a century, the popularity of the mod scene has had its effects on new waves of young people, having brief revivals and influencing factors of other subcultures. Many however, never lost the shared love of music style and attitude that makes up the mod ethos.

In and around Glasgow today there remains a vibrant and popular mod scene with numerous club nights and gatherings. While the scene continues to attract new members and has experienced another upsurge in popularity in recent years, many of the regulars have been mods for years and some can even claim to have been participants in the scene’s early years.

My interest lies in those with a long running association with the mod lifestyle and those for who being a mod has always remained a fundamental part of them.   

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