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RockBoar.com 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 bands59 bands in database


Mod Rock artists: 366 artists in database

Adam FaithAdrian Metcalfe
Alan "Bam" KingAlan "Honk" Jones
Alan BillsAlan Escombe-Wolhuter
Alan GlenAlan Heidelberg
Alan MairAlan Powell
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
Austin VernerBarry Allchin
Barry HewittBarry Jenkins
Beer KlaasseBen King
Benny QvotrupBernard Basso
Bill BlissettBilly Boy Miskimmin
Blue WeaverBob Ainsworth
Bob GarnerBob Henrit
Bob LanghamBob Lloyd
Bob ScrivenBobby Fisher
Bobby LilesBoudewijn "Bob" Bresser
Brian AugerBrian Bastow
Brian CocoranBrian Glascock
Brian KatterhornBrian Parker
Brian RedmondBruce Bowles
Bruce FoxtonCalvin Coleman
Charlie McCrackenChas Chandler
Chris BennettChris Dreja
Chris HolmesChris Kritzinger
Chris LovegroveChris Lovfen
Chris StockleyChris Stone
Chris WhiteCliff Edwards
Clive GriffithsClive Taylor
Clive ThackerColin Blunstone
Colin WoodDane Stephens
Daniel SwanDaniel van Bergen
Darian SahanajaDave Clapham
Dave LawsonDave Maine
Dave MasonDave Meredith
Dave PetherDave Preston
Dave RowberryDave Spencer
Dave WallerDave Winthrop
David BeaverDavid Booker
David CairnsDavid Smale
Davie LennoxDee Murray
Dennis BryonDennis Smith
Denny BallDexter Dalwood
Dick DiamondeDick Heckstall-Smith
Doug SandomEarl Slick
Eddie CampbellEddie Hardin
Eddie PhillipsEric Burdon
Eric ClaptonFlemming Knud Sørensen
Frank AielloFrank DIxon
Fred GandyGary Leport
Gene LatterGene Molenaro
Geoff KrivitGeorge Lynam
George WoodGeorge Young
Gerry FeleyGinger Baker
Gordon "Snowy" FleetGordon Jackson
Graham BondGraham Carter Dimmock
Graham GouldmanGreg Cook
Gypie MayoHans Klitgaard Larsen
HardyHarry Paul Ward
Harry VandaHarvey Ross
Harvey ShieldHarvey Starr
Heinz HoffHilton Valentine
Hugh "Tudge" WilliamsonHugh Grundy
Ian GillanIan McLagan
Ian MoncurIan Page
Ian StarrIan Whiteman
Jørgen StigJörg "Jockel" Schulte-Eckel
Jack BruceJack Jones
Jack McCullochJacques Eckhardt
Jamie CromptonJeff Allen
Jeff BeckJeff Dean
Jens Henrik DahlJeremy Valentine
Jerry DonahueJim Capaldi
Jim McCartyJim Rodford
Jimmy BilsburyJimmy Hart
Jimmy JohnsonJimmy McCulloch
Jimmy PageJimmy Powell
Jimmy TarbuttonJimmy Winston
Joe AllansonJoey Covington
John "Junior" WoodJohn "Mod" Rogan
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 PughJohn Steel
John VerityJohn Weider
Johnny EatonJohnny Foster
Johnny KreugerJohnny Rogers
Jon HisemanJulie Driscoll
Karel "Kid" van EttingerKeith Airey
Keith GlassKeith Moon
Keith PowellKeith Relf
Keith WestKen Gudman
Ken LawrenceKenney Jones
Kenny AaronsonKenny Godlass
Kenny PickettKenny White
Kevan FogartyKevan Foggerty
Kevin GodleyKevin Mann
Kim GardnerLarry Raspberry
Larry WallLaurie Garman
Len TuckeyLes Jones
Linda MillingtonLong John Baldry
Louis CennamoMal Ford
Mal RitterMark Barnes
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 KornerNeil Levine
Nick SheppardNick Tweddell
Nick WymerNigel Olsson
Nippy NoyaNorman "Miff" Mitham
Norman StraceyOllie Halsall
Paddy ChambersPat Neal
Paul ArnoldPaul Atkinson
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 Thorpe
Peter WatsonPhil Gaynor
Phil HeatleyPhil Sawyer
Poli PalmerRainer Bleck
Randy AsheRay Arnott
Ray FenwickRay Majors
Ray PhillipsReg King
Richard HenryRick Buckler
Rick WillsRicky Brown
Rob HendryRod Argent
Rod DemickRod Stewart
Roger DaltreyRoger Deane
Roger GloverRoger Groome
Roger PowellRoger Sutton
Ron PattonRon Smith
Ron WoodRonnie George
Ronnie LaneRonnie Smith
Rudolph Alexander Hanius HansenRuss Ballard
Russell SmithRuud van Buuren
Seb SheltonSebastian Santa Maria
Sheila Carter DimmockSimon "Boots" Alcot
Simon TourleSonny DiNunzio
Soren KøchSpencer Davis
Steve BrookesSteve Gold
Steve GrantSteve Gregory
Steve HortonSteve Howe
Steve JacobsonSteve Marriott
Steve RodfordSteve Speer
Steve ValentineSteve Winwood
Stevie WrightTerry Brennan
Terry CroweTerry Nolder
Terry SylvesterTom Toomey
Tommy BishopTony Barber
Tony CahillTony Cooke
Tony DangerfieldTony Lander
Tony LiddleTony McIntyre
Tony MunroeTony Ollard
Trevor CourtneyTrevor Williams
TwinkUlli Grün
Vic BriggsWerner Krabb
Wesley StaffordZoot Money
 

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