Dec 22nd, 2009 by Conor McCabe
This is from an interview which took place in a pub in Dublin, as part of an Irish labour and working class oral history archive. The questions focused mainly on housing, as well as the experience of growing up on a Corporation estate in the 1960s/1970s.
Towards the end of the interview, I asked the interviewee about the kind of music he listened to, the programmes he watched, and the things he did as a kid and as a teenager. In the clip below he’s talking about being a Mod in the 1970s/1980s. I’ve blanked all names mentioned, as well as the name of the pub where the interview took place, to protect anonymity.
I think it’s an interesting snippet, touching as it does on an aspect of Irish teen culture during the period, as well as providing a class analysis of that culture - an analysis initiated by the man himself.