March 24, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Move

The Move were a later sixties mod psychadelia band that scored a handful of top ten singles, including one #1, "Blackberry Way." They incorporated the sound and style of most of the popular British mod bands of the day, from The Who-like "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" to the very Creation influenced "Fire Brigade." The Move also had a keen ear for blenging pop music with psychadelic and blues riffs that kept their songs easily accessible by the average listener and still gave them that little something extra that attracted those looking for things more outside the mainstream. The band moved steadily beyond pop and psychadelia to the prog rock arena and eventually morphed into Electric Light Orchstra in the early 70s and virtually abandoned any similarities to their early sound at all.

The Move -- Blackberry Way