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Cable Street and the Public Order Act of 1936.

The British Union of Fascists (BUF) was launched in 1932, just as Hitler was beginning his own ascent into power. It was led by Sir Oswald Mosley, an establishment figure with an aristocratic background who had served as an MP … Continue reading

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Unite The Union Banner

The Unite the Union banner is a disobedient object that embodies in many ways the ideas of Social Movement theory. It contains ‘symbols, identities, practices and discourses’ that Vera Taylor and Nella van Dyke consider essential to ‘pursue or prevent … Continue reading

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Trashmouth Part 3 – ‘Yuppies Out Manifesto.’

Skip to 3:10 for Meatraffle’s ‘Yuppies Out,’ but you may as well check out the last bit of the last song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TD29DJJCK8 A predominant and unifying thread that runs throughout this movement is the anti-gentrification slogan, ‘Yuppies Out.’ Trashmouth signees … Continue reading

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‘Thinking about moving to Hastings.’ Trashmouth Part 3 – ‘Yuppies Out!!!!!!!!’

This compilation album was released by Trashmouth at the end of last year. The title of the album gives an indication of the strong ‘anti-gentrification of London sentiment’ that is expressed by many bands in this movement. It is an … Continue reading

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Bat-Bike Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US7OGIXu8eg In relation to these bands and this movement, an examination of subcultural authenticity and resistance is essential. David Muggleton explains in his book, Inside Subculture: The Postmodern Meaning of Style that: ‘In a two-way process, authentic stylistic resistance occurs … Continue reading

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Trashmouth: Part 2 – Bat-Bike

   Bat-Bike’s night, ‘Chubby’ can be seen as a movement culture. The night is steeped in ideas that try to tackle and resist a form of cultural hegemony that serves to support the position of the power holder in society. … Continue reading

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Trashmouth: Part 2 – Bat-Bike Part 1 : ‘MICRO MEDIA’

Below are the facebook details of the first three ‘Chubby’ events put on by Trashmouth’s Bat-Bike. There have only been three, the third in fact was two nights ago. I have pasted each nights bio at the beginning of this … Continue reading

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