April 13, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Creation

One of the first songs that I ever heard labeled as a mod song was "Biff Bang Pow" by The Creation. It's been a favorite ever since. It's a simple song. It simply sizzles with great guitars, crashing drums and one of the catchiest chorus' ever recorded. The Creation were the art-pop sensations of the sixties mods, and while "Biff Bang Pow" doesn't show off all of their musical genius, it is still one of the best songs they ever did. (Check out the video below of "Painter Man" with guitarist Eddie Phillips sawing away on his strings with a violin bow. Phillips was allegedly the first to use a bow on the guitar, though years later Jimmy Page would do to greater acclaim.)

The Creation -- Biff Bang Pow

The Creation -- Painter Man