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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 bands60 bands in database

Mod Rock artists: 373 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 WhiteClem "Paddy" McCartney
Cliff EdwardsClive Griffiths
Clive TaylorClive Thacker
Colin BlunstoneColin Wood
Dane StephensDaniel Swan
Daniel van BergenDarian Sahanaja
Dave ClaphamDave Lawson
Dave MaineDave Mason
Dave MeredithDave Pether
Dave PrestonDave Rowberry
Dave SpencerDave Waller
Dave WinthropDavid Beaver
David BookerDavid 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 BarnardFrank DIxon
Fred GandyGary Leport
Gene LatterGene Molenaro
Geoff KrivitGeorge Lynam
George WoodGeorge Young
Gerry FeleyGinger Baker
Glenn ShorrockGordon "Snowy" Fleet
Gordon JacksonGraham Bond
Graham Carter DimmockGraham Gouldman
Greg CookGypie Mayo
Hans Klitgaard LarsenHardy
Harry Paul WardHarry Vanda
Harvey RossHarvey Shield
Harvey StarrHeinz Hoff
Hilton ValentineHugh "Tudge" Williamson
Hugh GrundyIan Gillan
Ian McLaganIan Moncur
Ian PageIan Starr
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
Jim RodfordJimmy Bilsbury
Jimmy HartJimmy Johnson
Jimmy McCullochJimmy Page
Jimmy PowellJimmy Tarbutton
Jimmy WinstonJoe Allanson
Joey CovingtonJohn "Junior" Wood
John "Mod" RoganJohn Acutt
John AllenJohn Allsebrook
John BywatersJohn 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
Laurie PryorLen Tuckey
Les JonesLinda Millington
Long John BaldryLouis Cennamo
Mal FordMal Ritter
Mark BarnesMark Feltham
Martin PigottMartin Shaw
Martin StoneMatt McIntyre
Michael DunfordMick 'Chippie' Carpenter
Mick "Spud" ThompsonMick Avory
Mick CarterMick Gallagher
Mick HawksworthMick Underwood
Mick WallerMick Weaver
Micky GroomeMike "Oz" Osborne
Mike EvansMike Falana
Mike FewingsMike Gardner
Mike GregoryMike Patto
Mike SmithMike Webb
Muff WinwoodMyke Scavone
Neil JonesNeil Korner
Neil LevineNick Sheppard
Nick TweddellNick Wymer
Nigel OlssonNippy Noya
Norman "Miff" MithamNorman Stracey
Ollie HalsallPaddy Chambers
Pat NealPaul Arnold
Paul AtkinsonPaul Bultitude
Paul ComerfordPaul Samwell-Smith
Paul WellerPeder Jelsbak
Perry JordaanPete Brown
Pete ClarkPete Hogman
Pete McDanielsPete Shannon
Pete TownshendPete York
Peter BrideoakePeter 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 BrittenTerry Crowe
Terry NolderTerry Sylvester
Tom ToomeyTommy Bishop
Tony BarberTony Cahill
Tony CookeTony Dangerfield
Tony LanderTony Liddle
Tony McIntyreTony Munroe
Tony OllardTrevor Courtney
Trevor WilliamsTwink
Ulli GrünVic Briggs
Werner KrabbWesley Stafford
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