Mods, Rockers & The Revolution
Chicago: Solidarity Bookshop, [c. 1965-1966]. First edition. 4to, 10 pp,
mimeographed from typescript and holograph. Side-stapled in mimeographed
First and only edition of this pamphlet which gathers three essays on rock music
and revolution; Franklin Rosemont’s Mods, Rockers, & The Revolution, which
previously appeared in the Rebel Worker #3, but is here revised and enlarged;
Pop Goes the Beatle by Charles Radcliffe, which frst appeared in Freedom, and
Twist and Shout by Richard Mabey, reprinted from Peace News.
OCLC asserts two different dates for this publication, 1965 and 1966, meaning
that it either predates or appears in the same year as the first issue of Radcliffe’s
own Heatwave, which, according to Savage, “laid the foundations for the next
20 years of sub-cultural theory.” This rare pamphlet has to be considered a
companion piece to that, if not an antecedent - a critical and early exploration of
the concept of sub-cultures that we suspect is less recognized as such only due
to its scarcity.
OCLC locates only three scant holdings.