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Crooks, The

Hailing from Stoke Newington in London, The Crooks had a lengthy residency at The Pegasus in Green Lanes - and wore mainly rugby shirts and flares before turning mod in 1978. Generally shunned by the mod...

Makin’ Time

Makin' Time hailed from the West Midlands and for a period were considered the great white hopes for the mod revival scene. Their debut single Here Is My Number was produced by Pat Collier who had...

Squire

Though they never received the recognition they deserved, Squire was one of the earliest and finest mod revival bands of the late 70's. Squire were able to transcend the limits of the genre with their high-quality pop which...

Secret Affair

Secret Affair formed in East London in 1978 and were one of the stars of the late 70's Mod Revival movement,  receiving early exposure by supporting The Jam in England. Their first single, Time For Action, was the perfect youth anthem...

Purple Hearts, The

Dropping their shady punk past as The Sockets (not 'Jack Plug & The Sockets', contrary to popular belief), this Romford four-piece were figureheads for the Essex Mod stronghold, along with their label mates, The Chords. Together the...

Little Murders

English ex-pat Rob Griffiths embraced 1960s English pop culture (The Who, The Kinks, Union Jack flags draped over amplifiers) so it was perhaps unsurprising that Little Murders (the band were named after a 1971 film starring...

Long Tall Shorty

A London band originally known as The Indicators, Long Tall Shorty were immensely popular on the mod revival club circuit. Fronted by Keith Mono, they recorded By Your Love for Warner Brothers but the record was mysteriously withdrawn after a...

Lambrettas, The

In the spring of 1979, the Mod revival was gathering momentum. In Brighton, Quadrophenia was being filmed, and in the East End of London, the Bridge House had been holding regular Mods Monday nights which culminated in a Mods Mayday '79 event...

Jam, The

Paul Weller (born John William Weller) and Rick Buckler met at school in Woking, Surrey, in 1975 and played music together during their lunch hours. The pair joined up with Bruce Foxton - who had been playing...

Fixations, The

This mod revival band formed in North London in 1978. Paul Cathcart Vocals, guitar Paul Cattini Vocals, guitar Richard Sharp Bass Ken Gamby Drums

Circles, The

Fronted by singer and guitarist Mick Walker, this Wolverhampton based mod revival four-piece quickly built up a strong local following. The band signed to Graduate Records in 1979, who released the band's debut single, Opening Up b/w Billy, which reached #3...

Chords, The

Based in Deptford, The Chords were probably the most energetic and powerful Mod Revival band in London. The band featured Billy Hassett (vocals/guitar) and his cousin Martin Mason (bass), plus Chris Pope (guitar) and Brett 'Buddy' Ascott (on...

Teenbeats, The

A quintet from Hastings, England, The Teenbeats were one of the better bands on Britain's late '70s mod revival scene, with Huggy Leaver (vocals), Ken Copsey (lead guitar), Paul Thomas (rhythm guitar, vocals), Eddie Mays (bass), and...

Gents, The

These Doncaster mod revivalists first came to prominence when they won the EMI Supergroup competition in Leeds. The first prize was a recording session at Abbey Road, and from that came a single - double A-side The...

Mod Revival

Summer 1978 - England: Two years on, punk has exploded from its roots in grubby Sex Pistols gigs to shock exposés, hit singles, high street fashion and cartoon punks like Sham 69. It has lost its bite. The Jam, part of...

Merton Parkas

If the Merton Parkas had called their debut LP Just Another Face in the Neo-Mod Crowd, no further explanation would have been needed. This unmemorable group had nondescript vocals, tame playing (guitar and piano so polite as...

Key, The

Greg Hearnden   Vocals, guitar James Robinson   Bass, vocals Scott Egginton   Drums Graham Hill Bass

Nine Below Zero

Formed in the late '70s (originally performing as Stan's Blues Band at the Thomas A Becket pub on the Old Kent Road) London R&B quartet Nine Below Zero took its name from a Sonny Boy...

Back To Zero

Young mod revival group Back To Zero formed in early 1979 in North London where bespectacled guitarist Sam Burnett (17), drummer Andy Moore (16) and 17-year-old bassist "Mal" (Mark Malyon) were going to school together. They...

Sets, The

Australian band The Sets, led by brothers Gary and Don Hosie, were the leaders of the Sydney mod revival scene in the early 80s. Formed originally as a three-piece by Keith Claringbold (guitar and vocals), Phil Robinson...

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