From scooters to ski pants, from white lipstick to winkle pickers, STARK RAVING MOD! is a celebration of the 60s-revival Mod subculture in 1980s Australia.

Posted: April 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Mod | No Comments »


The Jump Club was a regular haunt for Melbourne Mods. Little Murders played there often and it was a venue that generally attracted a small but loyal in-crowd. But this Friday night the Jump Club was to become a virtual sea of Mods, where The Sets would play their Melbourne debut gig, supporting Paul Kelly and the Dots.

The Jump Club regulars didn’t know what hit them. For outsiders looking on, it might have seemed like a Mod rent-a-crowd had just showed up. The Mods wanted to let loose that night after being cooped up in the Magic Bus for 12 hours and the drive up from Adelaide, so there was plenty of frantic dancing and crowd surfing. The official Sets go-go dancers, Glyn and Belinda, set the pace.

After the Sets finished playing, word went around that there was a party on. The Invasion made its way there by scooter and whatever means possible. The party was at a large stately house in a leafy suburb, Camberwell – it looked like Mum and Dad had gone away for the weekend. The loungeroom was filled with dancing suits and mini-skirts, all trying to outdo each other with their dance moves. It was an enthusiastic kick start to the big weekend ahead.