I was talking with a sociology type and they were saying that many youth cultures were really the record companies appropriating some street fashion to push a band or a new type of music, and were not really that based on a subculture of any kind. It got me wondering about youth subcultures that came and went, or were pretty much artificially forced to start with. Others are local scenes and forgotten as they were marginal to a London-centric rock media when we were dependent on the inkies.
I would see the 80s Essex funk scene as something that was actually big but marginalised as not rock enough.
The hippie traveller scene, likewise, but too uncool so near to punk.
Grebo – too west midlands?
Punk pathetique – never even started really.
Oi – cancelled or engineered out?
were there scenes that have been forgotten, have some been buried due to social and cultural factors? Were you part of a forgotten sociological subgrouping?