Mod Mania

A Truly British Phenomenon

Release Date: April 26th                      Label: UMTV


The mod revival starts now with the launch of this definitive double CD, showcasing the greatest tracks that defined a generation.


Rediscover the sub-culture of mods: the flamboyant fashion, screeching scooters and constant clubbing which is epitomised through hit tracks from the likes of The Who, The Kinks, Georgie Fame, The Spencer Davis Group and The Small Faces.  The distinctive blending of British Rhythm and Blues and classic American Soul is revitalised on this superb double disc album, providing the soundtrack to the days when a fishtail parka covered a sharply dressed teenager in a post-war Britain.


This is not to overshadow the mod revival of the late 70s, where classic artists such as Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, Purple Hearts and the biggest of them all The Jam produced timeless anthems which united the scooter wielding modernists.


The third wave of mod culture is already upon us.  The Who played this year’s Super Bowl and revisited their classic Quadrophenia soundtrack, reproducing the album in its entirety during a live performance at the Albert Hall and this Autumn also sees the eagerly awaited remake of the iconic British movie Brighton Rock.  Starring Sam Riley, Pete Postlethwaite and Helen Mirren, this rewritten interpretation brings the story forward into the 60s and features legions of mods, an assembly of scooters and of course, their music.  Fred Perry and Ben Sherman are releasing their new mod fashion ranges and Paul Weller (The Modfather) of featured band The Jam was recently crowned a God Like Genius at this year’s NME Awards.  Last year’s Ska Mania has sold over 150,000 copies and Mod Mania is also set for mass appeal to the in crowd.


You may not have to worry about the threat of rockers and police anymore, but the music lives on.  It’s time to rev up that Lambretta and get ready for Mod Mania.


Proposed Track Listing:


CD 2

01.        Th Small Faces – Sha La La La Lee

01.        The Who – My Generation

02.        Spencer Davis  – Keep On Running

02.        The Jam – A Town Called Malice

03.        The Jam – The Modern World

03.        The Kinks – You Really Got Me

04.        The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night

04.        Joe Tex – Show Me

05.        The Lambrettas – Poison Ivy

05.        Little Carl Carlton – Competition Ain’t Nothing

06.        Chuck Woods – Seven Days Too Long

06.        Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

07.        Booker T & The M.G’s – Green Onions

07.        Ramsey Lewis – Wade In The Water

08.        The Capitols – Cool Jerk

08.        The Marvelettes – I’ll Keep Holding On

09.        Frank Wilson – Do I Love You

09.        Fontella Bass – Rescue Me

10.        Secret Affair – Time For Action

10.        Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

11.        Purple Hearts – Millions Like Us

11.        The Supremes – Stoned Love

12.        The Chords – Maybe Tomorrow

12.        Isley Brothers – Behind A Painted Smile

13.        Smokey Robinson – Going To A Go Go

13.        Ray Charles – What I Say

14.        Martha Reeves – Jimmy Mac

14.        The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin

15.        Four Tops – Standing In The Shadow Of Love

15.        The Small Faces – All Or Nothing

16.        R Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House

16.        The Long Tall Story – On The Streets Again

17.        Al Wilson – The Snake

17.        Secret Affair – My World

18.        Georgie Fame – Yeah Yeah

18.        The Kingsmen – Louie Louie

19.        The Small Faces – Tin Soldier

19.        Wynder K. Frog – Green Door

20.        Squire – Walking Down The Kings Road

20.        Martha Reeves – Nowhere To Run

21.        Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour

21.        Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher

22.        Dobie Gray – Out On The Floor


22.        The Temptations – Ain’t To Proud Too Beg

23.        The Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack


23.        Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools

24.        Showstoppers – Ain’t Nothing But A House Party


24.        Dobie Gray – The In Crowd

25.        Junior Walker – (I’m A) Road Runner


25.        Stevie Wonder – Travelin’ Man


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