It's time to get back to basics, to brush up on the foundations of the whole mod thing. So, I've put together a list --certainly not definitive-- of what I think are some of the most foundational bands of the mod scene. Some of these were bands that actively championed the mod movement, and others were bands that embodied a mod sense of style and sound. All of them have inspired mods, and laid the groundwork for later punk, powerpop, and garage bands.
Love the show? Hate the songs I selected? Have a question about what I'm listening to these days? Want to just bitch moan or whine? Comments are nice, as is e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Who -- I Can't Explain
More than any other video, I think that this one captures the sounds as well as the sense of style that made up the original mod scene. And, how can you argue with The Who, the absolute leaders of the sixites mod scene. So, I deem this the greatest mod video ever.
The Pretty Things -- Midnight to Six