The Mod Scene

October 28, 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 6, 2007
  • Release Date: August 6, 2007
  • Label: Universal (UC)
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:03:07
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  • ASIN: B001NS7LRS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,666 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jason Piecuch on April 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I had a copy of this CD I purchased at Amoeba Records in San Francisco several years ago. When I recently moved out of the City, the CD somehow vanished in the process of my move. I have a few theories of where it went. CD Now has allowed me to get another copy!

DECCA Records, as with most labels at one time used to sign a lot of different stuff. The comp of Mod-styled music here from their vaults contains some real gems from the that period starting from about 1962 or so.

The selections give a good overview of the scene. It's not going to have every hair-splitting deatail of the large and varied scope of the Mod scene, but I fully enjoyed it.

An added bouns is the liner notes. Well done! So many CD comps overflowing the market today are so poorly put together packaging wise, it's good to see that Decca put some thought into this. Photos, art, and a good feel of the times is evident in this package. The write up is also very well researched. Every group on this comp has something said about them.

I know some 'purists' out there are going to call this comp a bunch of rubbish, but for someone who likes the general sound of the scene, or for someone who is getting into this varied and diverse scene, I would tell them to buy it.
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The Mod Scene (1998) is a compilation of 25 tunes released primarily in the 1960's, by artists signed to Decca Records. Overall, the songs reflect a great deal of variety, including examples of British beat music, soul, funk, blues, rhythm and blues, and a touch of psychedelia. If you enjoy music from this time period, you will probably appreciate this diverse collection. There may not be many recognizable hits, and some tunes are definitely stronger than others, but there really isn't a dud in the entire collection.

If based on the album's title, you are expecting British mop top Merseybeat types, sounding like The Beatles, or Gerry and the Pacemakers, you will be in for a surprise. Although there are a few tunes in that category, including a group called St. Louis Union that is kind of reminiscent of The Animals, the selections are split almost evenly between the rock and pop numbers, and soul and rhythm and blues based tunes. The Small Faces, and Tom Jones, are probably the most familiar names, but the best songs probably come from more obscure artists like The Poets, Quik, Pete Kelly's Soulution, Eyes Of Blue, Hipster Image, and The Attack. The songs generally reflect the innocence of those times, and are mostly

The Mod Scene seems to be intended for oldies fans looking for more than just familiar chart toppers. If you fall into that category, do yourself a favor and check out the samples either at Amazon or iTunes, for some idea of the kind of variety to be found in this collection. Decca has also released several similar collections including, the Freakbeat Scene, the R&B Scene, and the Northern Soul Scene.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Reed VINE VOICE on May 5, 2012
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Total of twenty-five tracks (one song each) by 25 lesser-known psychedelic, freakbeat and mod bands and artists. Couple here that I'm quite familiar with + I believe that I have at least one full CD by each (several of them, anyway) like Scotland's - The Poets, The Attack, Small Faces, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band and Tom Jones. Then, of course there are many obscure bands that managed to only release one 7" 45 vinyl single in their all-too brief existence. Such as The Wards Of Court, Pete Kelley's Solution, Ronnie Jones With The Nightmares, The Habits, Loose Ends among others. Maybe not the best various artists CD collection I've heard - by any means. But, it'll do.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2003
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Wow- asied from Tom Jones and the Small Faces these are one hit blunders. Actually, they didn't even chart. Just played to the max in mod haunts of the 60s. See the Motown influences and how they lead to the Jam and even down the road further to Inspirla Carpets and The Stone Roses. "Lovingly Yours" could be a 70s sit-com theme. The problem with these songs is the flat singing. Amen Corner is the rare exception that comes close to capturing the James Brown feel so many are going for. But the songs!!!!! Tons of re-make material here for the right singer!
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Other than yet another version of "Walking the Dog," this is a fabulous compilation. Some upbeat tunes. Some bluesier numbers. I love that the majority of the artists on this compilation are obscure. My collection is complete enough at this point that if it is well know, I probably already have it. Favorites include "Stop! Stop! Stop!" by Graham Gouldman, "If Your Love Don't Swing" by Pete Kelly's Soulution, and "We Don't Know" by The Attack.
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