'Sure, mod is about clean living under difficult circumstances, okay, I hear you, but sometimes you can put too much starch in your collar. From the very origins of the modernist scene, faces got down and dirty; box-suited and aloof in smoky Soho joints; ruining their chukkas in rhythm & blues crowd frenzies; dance-floors heaving with a heavy fug of hormones and hair lacquer; the blur of adrenalin and perspiration; blocked and bloodied as all-nighters spilt into weekends, sand in the hair and blisters in boots. Beatles or The Stones? I'll take the latter, the swivel-hip sex appeal that made bad girls screech, maddened and moist, torn hair in tufts, fitful nights of turning and tossing, crying themselves to sleep with guilty, filthy thoughts. The history of mod is sweat soaked and ear-splitting, limbs and microphones flaying; the loudest bands, the proudest; high-rise volume, distorted, disjointed, under the influence, pounding twelve bar, gritty rock and roll soul music that has influenced the groups on this compilation album; turn it up, jump, hump, shout and get busy ... to Dirty Mod!' (Searle, Dirty Mod, (2016)).
Featuring, the Uks finest garage rock bands, The Fallen Leaves, Dave's Doors Of Perception, and Eight Rounds Rapid. Parisian minxes, The Buns. Swivel hip rockers, Maker, and and The Sons Of Mod. Grunge Blues hipsters, The Monkey Gland Blues Band, The Beatniks, King Mojo and The Get-Go, enthusiastic youthful soul from Samuel Rogers and his band, plus another great cover version from The Third Degree, (the band that had that hit with Duffy's Mercy); Dirty Mod has little to do with the self-conscious preening of the generic spat of 'mod bands,' concentrating instead on the hard-grafting, gritty R&B outfits that splintered the boards of the original mildew stained nightclubs and jazz-bars of a scene first inventing itself in passion and sweat . This is a great compilation album.
Out now on Well Suspect Records.
1.The Samuel Rogers Band – Liven Up.
2.The Monkey Gland Blues Band – Shake It Down.
3.The Third Degree – Toxic.
4.The Buns – Thrill Me Up.
5.THE FALLEn leaVES – Did You See Her.
6.Eight Rounds Rapid – Bully Boy.
7.The Get-Go – Rockin' Girl.
8.Maker – Move Your Feet.
9.The Beatniks – CC (Love Surprise).
10.The Sons Of MOD – This Is Sound.
11.The Outcrowd – Booze Monkey.
12.Dave's Doors Of Perception – Sex & Drugs & Armed Revolution.
13. King Mojo – Ejector Seat.