October 22, 2009
Brighton in the sixties was a sort of mod mecca, and even more so after Quadrophenia hit in 1979. But, in the real world of 1979 some of Brighton's best punk bands occasionally crossed over into the mod revival column from time to time. There's little doubt that mods and punks were all going to the same shows in '79, and Brighton wasn't that big a venue so naturally the two groups mixed. One of the local bands they all liked was Woody & The Splinters. More of a punk band than a mod band, nevertheless the Splinters still had fans in both camps. They had one single, "I Must Be Mad" that was a real spikey bit of power pop with staccato like guitars.
Woody & The Splinters -- I Must Be Mad