September 22, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Attack

The Attack were a short lived and rather obscure mod freakbeat band that only ever released a few singles and one album. Essentialy two guys, Richard Shirman and John Du Cann, the band went through a number of lineup changes in just two short years before calling it quites. But they left behind some great singles with a very fuzzed out, garage psych sound that was rougher than The Creation, and and less soulful than Small Faces, all of which could be a little hard on the ears. Yet this is what made The Attack interesting though, a certain raw, untamed quality that went well with the intensity of their music. A compilation CD About Time The Definitive Mod Pop Collection was released by RPM records in 2006 and is a great addition to any sixties mod collection.

The Attack -- Feel Like Flying