January 15, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Odd Numbers

In 1995 there were hardly any serious mod bands to be found anywhere, let alone in San Jose. And yet, there they were. The Odd Numbers, smack dab in the middle of a long and glorious career -- something most mod outfits can't say. The Odd Numbers are a serious mod band in the style of the mod revival, blending hard and fast power pop, dare I say it -- punk rock, with soulful melodies influenced equally by Motown and the British invasion. For mods, it's a pure sound. One that many bands try to equal, and truthfully few even come close. But The Odd Numbers are the exception that proves the rule. They nailed it. Three times in fact. This track, What Love Is, comes from their second release, 1995's Retrofitted For Today (considered one of my 'must have' albums -- you've been notified). Happily their myspace page says they're working on a brand new full-length release.

The Odd Numbers-- What Love Is

Oh yeah, they have this video too.