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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture    The prime of British mod rock was very short-almost all of the key records were made in 1965 and 1966. Only two pure “mod” groups, the Who and Small Faces, could be said to have had substantial commercial and artistic impact. And even then, this impact was largely limited to Britain at the time; not only that, by the time they’d been recording for a couple of years, each of those groups had largely moved beyond mod music entirely. Yet mod remains a durable part of rock’s fabric, providing the key link between the British Beat Boom and British psychedelia, and fusing melodic harmonies, power guitar chords, soul/R&B, and distinctly British breeziness into a genuinely new and exciting style that typified British pop it most energetic and effervescent.[1]

     There were a few other fine mod bands in the mid-‘60s that had same degree of success in the U.K.; in the U.S., they are known only to collectors. Prominent among these were in the Creation, who emulated the Who’s feedback screeches and drones, though their material actualy quite poppy. Creation guitarist Eddie Phillips pioneered the use of violin bow on electric guitar before Jimmy Page adapted the device for the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.[1]

     It was, perhaps, in the cards that mod wouldn’t last long. The whole mod ethic, after all, was built upon flash, sensation, and living for the moment. It was the type of adrenaline, rush that was difficult, to sustain, particularly as the movement’s leaders, The Who and the Small Faces, quickly evolved into psychedelic-influenced hard rock bands in 1967. The evolution from mod to psychedelia, actually, was fairly natural, as many of the bands were already pioneering the guitar distortion the would be one of psychedelia’s hallmarks, and moving towards more ambitious and personal lyrical statements. Even same of the lesser known mod groups, such as the Creation, the Smoke, John’s Children, and even Wimple Winch (from Liverpool) were moving in a decisively psychedelic direction by 1967, and each case produced work in the idiom that was just the impressive as their mod outings.[1]

- Richie Unterberger

1. "All Music Guide to Rock. The Definitive guide to Rock, Pop, and soul". Edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas. 3rd Edition. Publisher: Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-653-X. p. 1321-1322

Mod Rock bands54 bands in database

Mod Rock artists: 317 artists in database

Adrian MetcalfeAlan "Bam" King
Alan Escombe-WolhuterAlan Glen
Alan HeidelbergAlan Mair
Alan PriceAlan Shacklock
Ali McKenzieAlistair "Bev" Beveridge
Allan JonesAllan Wilson
Allen EllettAndy Fairweather Low
Andy MitchellAndy Petre
Andy RossAnthony "Top" Topham
Armando "Blacky" LindingerArthur Sharp
Barry AllchinBarry Hewitt
Barry JenkinsBeer Klaasse
Ben KingBenny Qvotrup
Bernard BassoBilly Boy Miskimmin
Blue WeaverBob Garner
Bob LanghamBob Scriven
Bobby FisherBobby Liles
Boudewijn "Bob" BresserBrian Auger
Brian BastowBrian Cocoran
Brian GlascockBrian Katterhorn
Brian RedmondBruce Bowles
Bruce FoxtonCalvin Coleman
Charlie McCrackenChas Chandler
Chris BennettChris Dreja
Chris HolmesChris Kritzinger
Chris LovegroveChris Stone
Clive GriffithsClive Taylor
Clive ThackerColin Wood
Dane StephensDaniel Swan
Daniel van BergenDave Clapham
Dave LawsonDave Maine
Dave MasonDave Meredith
Dave PetherDave Preston
Dave RowberryDave Spencer
Dave WallerDave Winthrop
David BeaverDavid Cairns
David SmaleDavie Lennox
Dee MurrayDennis Bryon
Dennis SmithDenny Ball
Dexter DalwoodDick Diamonde
Dick Heckstall-SmithDoug Sandom
Earl SlickEddie Campbell
Eddie HardinEddie Phillips
Eric BurdonEric Clapton
Flemming Knud SørensenFrank Aiello
Frank DIxonFred Gandy
Gary LeportGene Latter
Geoff KrivitGeorge Lynam
George WoodGeorge Young
Gerry FeleyGinger Baker
Gordon "Snowy" FleetGordon Jackson
Graham BondGraham Carter Dimmock
Graham GouldmanGypie Mayo
Hans Klitgaard LarsenHardy
Harry Paul WardHarry Vanda
Harvey ShieldHeinz Hoff
Hilton ValentineHugh "Tudge" Williamson
Ian GillanIan McLagan
Ian MoncurIan Page
Ian WhitemanJørgen Stig
Jörg "Jockel" Schulte-EckelJack Bruce
Jack JonesJack McCulloch
Jacques EckhardtJamie Crompton
Jeff AllenJeff Beck
Jeff DeanJens Henrik Dahl
Jeremy ValentineJerry Donahue
Jim CapaldiJim McCarty
Jimmy BilsburyJimmy Hart
Jimmy JohnsonJimmy McCulloch
Jimmy PageJimmy Powell
Jimmy TarbuttonJimmy Winston
Joe AllansonJohn "Junior" Wood
John AcuttJohn Allen
John AllsebrookJohn Dalton
John Du CannJohn Entwistle
John GlascockJohn Gustafson
John HalseyJohn Harty
John HawkenJohn Idan
John KerrisonJohn Kinrade
John KnightsbridgeJohn McLaughlin
John SteelJohn Weider
Johnny EatonJohnny Foster
Johnny KreugerJon Hiseman
Julie DriscollKarel "Kid" van Ettinger
Keith MoonKeith Powell
Keith RelfKeith West
Ken GudmanKen Lawrence
Kenney JonesKenny Aaronson
Kenny GodlassKenny Pickett
Kenny WhiteKevan Fogarty
Kevan FoggertyKevin Godley
Kevin MannKim Gardner
Larry RaspberryLarry Wall
Laurie GarmanLen Tuckey
Les JonesLinda Millington
Long John BaldryLouis Cennamo
Mal FordMal Ritter
Mark FelthamMartin Pigott
Martin ShawMartin Stone
Matt McIntyreMichael Dunford
Mick 'Chippie' CarpenterMick "Spud" Thompson
Mick AvoryMick Carter
Mick GallagherMick Hawksworth
Mick UnderwoodMick Waller
Mick WeaverMicky Groome
Mike "Oz" OsborneMike Evans
Mike FalanaMike Fewings
Mike GardnerMike Gregory
Mike PattoMike Smith
Mike WebbMuff Winwood
Myke ScavoneNeil Jones
Neil KornerNick Sheppard
Nick TweddellNick Wymer
Nigel OlssonNippy Noya
Norman "Miff" MithamOllie Halsall
Paddy ChambersPat Neal
Paul BultitudePaul Comerford
Paul Samwell-SmithPaul Weller
Peder JelsbakPerry Jordaan
Pete BrownPete Clark
Pete HogmanPete McDaniels
Pete ShannonPete Townshend
Pete YorkPeter Cowap
Peter GarnerPeter Mariosa
Peter ShoesmithPeter Watson
Phil GaynorPhil Heatley
Phil SawyerPoli Palmer
Rainer BleckRandy Ashe
Ray FenwickRay Majors
Ray PhillipsReg King
Richard HenryRick Buckler
Rick WillsRicky Brown
Rob HendryRod Demick
Rod StewartRoger Daltrey
Roger DeaneRoger Glover
Roger GroomeRoger Powell
Roger SuttonRon Patton
Ron WoodRonnie Lane
Ronnie SmithRudolph Alexander Hanius Hansen
Ruud van BuurenSeb Shelton
Sheila Carter DimmockSimon "Boots" Alcot
Simon TourleSpencer Davis
Steve BrookesSteve Gold
Steve GrantSteve Gregory
Steve HortonSteve Howe
Steve JacobsonSteve Marriott
Steve SpeerSteve Valentine
Steve WinwoodStevie Wright
Terry BrennanTerry Crowe
Terry NolderTerry Sylvester
Tommy BishopTony Barber
Tony CahillTony Cooke
Tony DangerfieldTony Lander
Tony LiddleTony McIntyre
Tony MunroeTony Ollard
Trevor WilliamsTwink
Ulli GrünVic Briggs
Werner KrabbWesley Stafford
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