For Episode 102 of the Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by journalist, editor and broadcaster Claire Mahoney – an active member and influential promoter of the Mod scene with a passion for music, fashion, art and culture.
We’ll hear all about her teenage discovery of The Jam, and a love affair that has lasted a lifetime.
Claire has written extensively about the mod scene, made regular appearances on BBC Radio Wales to speak about The Jam, Paul Weller, Mod and 60s soul music.
We’ll hear more about her latest project Detail Magazine – a print publication dedicated to offering a more in-depth look at the UK’s most stylish subculture – Mod and her book Welsh Mod.
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EP102 – Claire Mahoney – Journalist, Broadcast, Editor on The Jam, Paul Weller & Mod… ”I’m sitting watching rainbows…” – Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast
Detail is an incredible print magazine dedicated to offering a more in-depth look at the UK’s most stylish subculture – Mod.
The magazine covers style, culture, music, film, fashion from a modernist angle with in-depth features from some of the ‘scene’s’ most enthusiastic wordsmiths including Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson, Eddie Piller, Ian Moore and Graham Lentz.
This is matched with top-notch design, illustration and photography to create a bespoke reading experience that digital publishing hasn’t yet been able to match.
You can buy Detail Magazine here
Welsh Mod: Our Story
Check out Claire’s book that documents 50 years of Welsh Mod
Welsh Mod: Our Story is a high-quality, hard-back photographic book, documenting the roots and revival of the mod subculture in Wales from the 60s through to the present day.
Claire shares stories from conversations with Welsh musicians, fashion designers, film directors, DJs, record collectors and scooter enthusiasts about what mod means to them and how it has changed their life.
There has never been a book of this type that pays tribute to the mod scene in Wales. This is a first.
Claire gives a uniquely Welsh take on Britain’s most enduring subculture and appeals anyone interested in photography, fashion, subcultures and of course, Wales.
You can buy a copy here