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Skins Meet Hippies: Downtown London `70s [Pic]

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Skins Meet Hippies: Downtown London `70s [Pic]. Just a strange scene, sometime around the late `70s.
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SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:35:57 PM
Yeah, the Shane Meadows film 'This is England` is one of my favourites, well worth a look. there`s a couple of mini series set after the movie but they tend to get away from the skin culture.

Sad that a subculture that was rare in that it crossed racial barriers, eventually became associated with white supremacy. You can`t mention skinhead in Australia without someone immediately thinking of Romper Stomper, (admittedly also an excellent film, but the amount of people who missed the point of it is incredible)

jeepjones
Male, 30-39, Canada
 555 Posts
Saturday, November 10, 2012 3:46:58 PM
The skins were kids from lower working class families, they couldn't afford to be ridin any fancy scooters or Nortons or wearin any fancy mod clothing. Every kid in the lower east side already had a short haircut, boots and jeans so it was a no brainer. Back then you had to stick together with yer mates.

jeepjones
Male, 30-39, Canada
 555 Posts
Saturday, November 10, 2012 3:42:15 PM
Skins lookin for some poor bloke to stomp.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10184 Posts
Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:27:49 PM
Mods -


Greasers, or rockers -


ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10184 Posts
Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:22:50 PM
El_Chinche
The Mods rarely mixed with the skinheads
their beef was with the "greasers'` - Guys who liked rock music and rode Triumph/ Norton etc motorbikes and wore Leathers n Jeans, which grated against the Mod smart look and ``hip`` music and Lambretta scooters, although the skinhead trend really came in to its own at the end of the mod era,

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