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                    'Sawdust Caesars: Original Mod Voices' 
'Mojo Talkin - Under the Influence of Mod' (NOW AVAILABLE)

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Order an author-signed copy of the 450 page hardback book' Sawdust Caesars: original Mod Voices' directly at this link:

Purchase Sawdust Caesars: original Mod Voices here.

Or alternatively visit the 'signed books page'  to browse other author-signed books available 

"This book is an essential purchase.... 9/10." (The Blues


"Essential." - (Best of British magazine)

"Exhaustively researched." - (Shindig magazine)

"A major reference to Mod culture." (My Kind of Town magazine)

"An awe-inspiring romp through Mod history." - (Street Sounds


                                                                                    "Love this book, such a great piece of work." Paul Weller

                                                                                     "I dig this book." Andy Croft (The Moons)

Signed copies of Sawdust Caesars: original Mod Voices at Amazon.co.uk buy here     


The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed book 'Sawdust Caesars: Original Mod Voices' 

'Mojo Talkin' - Under the Influence of Mod' will be a 480  page hardback volume, packed with rare and exclusive photos and words of Mod influence across the decades. This volume studies the impact upon both individuals - from the sixties period through to the 79 revival and beyond - and the media associated with the culture. The development of music across the decades sits alongside the evolving look and style (original skinheads are also chronicled as is the influence on early punk). Two in-depth photo-packed chapters also chronicle the Mod girls - in their authentic words. Mod on Screen studies the many areas that the phenomenon was covered in film and TV; the integral presence of the DJ (be it a playlist of Soul,  R&B, Ska, Modern Jazz or Freakbeat); the Literature of 'Absolute Beginners'; Mod Art; the 80's Soul revival; contemporary Mod youths and collecting the soundtrack via original records ... all are a crucial and compelling aspect of this exhaustive volume of study of the celebrated youth subculture.

Back cover synopsis:

Complementing the critically acclaimed ‘Sawdust Caesars: Original Mod Voices’, here is a new and refreshing insight into the history of Mod

With a core theme of Mod’s distinct influence and documenting a multitude of related areas, this is a captivating and compelling study of the most relevant and influential youth-led phenomenon since the dawn of popular culture.

Stylish, precise, intensely researched and as fast-paced, diverse and visual as the subject matter itself, ‘Mojo Talkin’ is the authentic voice of Mod evolving across the decades.

Please go to signed books page to purchase.

Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)
The Way live at Conisbrough

Recommendations for the book 'Sawdust Caesars: original Mod Voices'
(Critically acclaimed by Mod icon, Paul Weller and readers worldwide alongside popular magazines such as The Blues magazine, Classic Scooterist, Shindig, Best of British, Vive Le Rock, My Kind of Town, Heavy Soul, Street Sounds and the Modculture online site). A positive overview of the book at Soul Source and an interview with the author at this link Merc.

Paul Weller - "Love this book, a great piece of work.

"Thanks for getting the truth out there....good job done." - Lloyd Johnson (Original Mod)

"What a great book." - Adam Cooper (Heavy Soul magazine)

Paul Anderson (Author of best seller 'Mods: the new Religion')  "A big, heavy, hard backed gold mine: a fantastic source of information." 

"One of my fave Mod books" - Ray ‘Patriotic’ Margetson (Original 70's Mod)

"A beautiful piece of work" - Don Hughes (Mod author and original Mod)

"It's an absolute tour-de-force. Fantastic!!" - Jason Brumell (Mod author)

The Definitive book about Mod Culture." - Vive Le Rock magazine 

"Exhaustively researched." - Shindig magazine

"Essential." - Best of British magazine

“This is Mod, seen through their [Mods] eyes: an enlightening read about an important part of British youth culture.” (Scootering Magazine review)

"A major reference to [Mod] culture." My Kind of Town magazine

"An awe-inspiring romp through Mod history." - Street Sounds magazine

"I dig this book." - Andy Crofts (The Moons)

“[ Sawdust Caesars is] Fab, groovy and cool.” - Maurice Moore (Nottinghamshire Mod) 

Lee Radforth (King Bee Club) - “One of the top three Mod books of all time.”

John Hellier - “This book is indeed COMPULSORY for anybody who is the slightest bit interested in Modernism from day one to the present."

Mod legend and friend of The Who, Irish Jack Lyons speaks about the book 'Sawdust Caesars' here

An extensive feature is available on the excellent Mod Generation site at this link 

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Official stockists:

Sherrys of London 63 Broadwick Street

Off Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9QX

What Katy Did vintage shop, Devon

(Also available at the shop's online store  where you can purchase via bank transfer protected by paypal)


Back To Mono record shop, Lincoln

Maker's Emporium  no.26 High Street, Rotherham

Vinyl Tap record shop, Elsecar, Wentworth, near Rotherham

Also available at amazon.co.uk 

Recommended blog by 'Sawdust Caesars: original Mod Voices' contributor Scarlett Baylis (pictured below with her copy of the book)

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