By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
This complicated musical evolution began with American R&B singers like Fats Domino and Huey "Piano" Smith, who inspired early Jamaican ska, which evolved into rocksteady, then reggae. The first British skinheads embraced these sounds during tough economic times in late-'60s Britain; more than 40 years on, traditional skinhead tastes haven't changed much.
But don't listen for "Redemption Song" at these parties. Though Marley is beloved, skins prefer him with the classic Wailers lineup that includes Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. In fact, skinhead parties feature beats and bass that bear more resemblance to a good hip-hop break than what most people think of as reggae.
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Unlike many other musical subcultures (punk, for example), skinheads don't usually "grow out of it." Some have been around since the early 1980s and are pushing 60. Their preferred look — sharp, smart and clean — certainly helps them to age gracefully, but Morales believes something else keeps people in the fold. "It's that attitude: the idea that I work for all my shit. Nothing has been given to you, so you're proud of the stuff you have." It's not just about wearing the right clothes or having the right records in your collection; it's about representing your working-class way of life.
Morales gets a bit of downtime when Holloway takes the stage, though he's still on the job, so there's no time to grab a drink at the bar. His eyes darting about the room, he looks over the scene that has shaped him since he was an adolescent. He's living proof that what makes a skinhead is not what you wear — or even how your hair's shorn — but what you've got in your heart.
Check out the skinhead scene June 9, when reggae legends The Pioneers perform at Los Globos.
East LA Hooligans mijas a new chapter branched off from west end skinheads..... beer bxtchs and guns...working class mexicans...brown skins only... puro bootboi's
@locoskin Fuck West End Skins! Salchicha put you guys on check levas! You guys are just Cholos trying to be white, but your not white and never will be levas. You guys are a bunch of bitches. Mob Boss got his face beat in by Chava Salchicha. You guys are a bunch of fake as fools that are ashamed of what you really are! Mexicans!
"I Am You": If you attended any of the mod/ska functions in mid-'80s L.A. then you would've seen skinheads, mods and rudies as racially diverse as L.A. itself. I know because I was there, I was a skinhead and so were all my friends. Sure, It's safe to say that the vast majority of us had never been to England, but knew very well that it all originated across the pond, and respected it for that matter. But hello, the original (English) skinheads themselves adopted much of their fashion and music from American and Jamaican culture. And who's gonna blame them for doing that? They found a music and style they dug, so they dug it…just like we're all digging it today.
hahahahahahaha Yeah, for sure. Shouldn't your tired, old wrinkled up prune ass be at home taking care of your kids and not be squeezed into a micro skirt, fishnets and docs?. Nothing sadder than an old lady trying to relive her youth. The torch has been passed, deal with it. And, of course you are not TCEM, who would think such a thing?.
Um maybe you didn't know enough skinheads because Latinos have ALWAYS been a part of the LA skinhead scene - north side firm- south bay skins and Carson and ghost town- not to mention the valley and oc... But I guess German and Italian and south American skinheads are odd to you as well? It's been worldwide for quite awhile...
Who does not see the oddity in this Latino skinhead scene? It is BRITISH CULTURE and looks peculiar when you see overweight Latino men and women (see pic) hooked on GMO and processed foods that consciously or inadvertently disassociate from who they really are (just look at their parents for some insight). It is safe to say that a majority of these “skins” either 20 or 40 something’s have never even been to England. I am forty and attended mid 80’s hardcore and punk shows whether in ELA back yards, Fenders Ballroom, Oxnard, etc. I had friends who were skins and punks during the 80’s and have frequented England (seen real Brit culture) and so I think I know just a little bit on this matter. Haha.
Whoever is telling people that TCEM is Melissa Ross is fucked up. I posted as Rally 200 but have no idea who TCEM was/is. And to lie and say you've traced the messages back to my cell phone? Thats funny since the only cells I have are NOT registered in my name. I dont have my own. So first it's Gonzo and now its me. Try again you lame fuck. I would never talk crap about Spanky or Kimo.... They are friends. And to pass around fucked up rumors is just starting shit.
Gonzo is not a Skinhead. Just an average street thug using Skins and punks to promote bands and take their money. Maybe Tiffani is blowing him - they both have fucked up faces
On it. Sounds really cool and I'm totally jealous. Thanks! UPDATE: I'd heard of this and now I'll definitely read it.
i wrote a book on it... history of major skinhead gangs as well as the subculture..looks like a lot of the young ones need to read the book too.... find it on amazon under my name Nicholas.
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