January 1, 2009

Mod-A-Day: Makin' Time

I resolved to start the new year out right, and the best way to do that is with some soulful power pop from a group that couldn't do anything else (and who'd want them to?). This is Every Single Day (another resolution of mine) from Makin' Time.

Makin' Time were mainstays of the mod scene in the mid-80s, following in the footsteps of the mod revival, and paving the way for numerous other mods of the future. Led by Fay Hallam and Mark McGounden, the band had a traditional mod sound that blended soulful harmonies with sixties R&B shaking, turning each song into a dancable floorshaker of a number. Hallam later went to play in the Prime Movers and now heads up Fay Hallam Trinity, while McGounden went on to lead the super soulful The Upper Fifth. Of course, the one member of Makin' Time to make it big - relatively speaking - was bass player Martin Blunt who ended up in Manchester band The Charlatans.

Makin' Time - Every Single Day