Friday, 7 January 2011

The Muleskinners

The 3rd E.P in the Rare Mod series on Acid Jazz Records is the best so far.

First we had  Steve Marriott & The Moments from his pre-Small Faces days, next an unreleased collection from soul goddess Sharon Tandy and The Fleur de Lys, but for this, the third extended-play in the series, compilers Paul Anderson and Damian Jones have truly excelled themselves.

The Muleskinners were a R&B outfit from west London, overlooked but for one small fact. The Muleskinners featured a very young Ian McLagan. Mac played guitar and keyboards in the band and this is an unreleased demo session culled from acetate. Never before released but expressing the true rhythm & blues of the original mod era.

The Muleskinners
 McLagan of course passed into the mod pantheon because of his role in the legendary Small Faces. Later with The Faces he became a true rock superstar. This is his first steps on the ladder. 

A true slice of musical history from a young west London mod band – and heard here for the first time ever.


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