November 2, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Blocked

As best I can tell, The Blocked were an early to mid 90s mod outfit from the UK. They didn't do all that much damage on their first time around, but enough that eventually someone (Detour Records to be exact) saw fit to release a bunch of their recordings. Pretty standard mod revival stuff, but with a few flares here and there that make for good listening. The Kinks-like "Happy Families" is a pretty good track through and through, as is "Keep Your Hands Off Felicity" -- which is their big smash hit, if you believe everything you read on the internet.

The Blocked -- Happy Families

The Blocked -- Keep Your Hands Off Felicity