Garry Bushell

Author's books

Time for Action: The Mod Revival 1978 – 1981


The Mod Revival of 1978-1981 put life and laughs into an increasingly grim post-punk UK scene. The roots of ‘New Mod’ were in The Jam and their ‘All Mod Cons’ album which inspired a generation of teenagers to embrace the joys of Fred Perrys, Harrington jackets, Vespas and powerful songs with great tunes. Garry Bushell was the first rock writer to cover the scene, reviewing the Purple Hearts, the Jolt, the Chords and Secret Affair in rapid succession. This is his funny, informative and affectionate history of the rise and fall, rebirth and lasting influence of the Mod Revival as it happened. With rare photographs, this brilliant book is a must for enthusiasts.