1. I Want To Sleep With You by Eleanor Rigby: Anthony Meynel of seminal Mod act Squire once said this single is in the top five 'must have' Mod revival records to own. It was notorious for being sold with a free condom and being banned but it still hit Number One in Ireland. It was Number One in the Cavern Mod chart for two years. The vinyl still changes hands for up to £15.00.
2. Make Up Your Mind by The Reaction: This rare record was also considered a Mod classic. The vinyl fetches at least £12.00 on the collectors market. It is available for the first time here as a download.
3. Starsky and Hutch by the Lambrettas: This band was one of the most successful of the Mod revival period scoring a couple of top ten hits with Poison Ivy and Da-a-ance. Much of their output is still available but this rare recording of the Starsky and Hutch theme was exclusive to Cult Themes from the 70’s Vol. 1.
4. Mod Boy by Misty Woods: Misty was touted as being the successor to Eleanor Rigby and was also produced by Russell C. Brennan. A big fan of Eleanor and Mods she wrote her own Mod anthem Mod Boy which was released as a solo track. Misty became lead singer of Box Office Poison. Later she collaborated with Mod band The Times for a while before eventually teaming up with Soft Cell.
5. The Saint by Ministry of Ska: After Eleanor Rigby’s disappearance her Mod producer/songwriter Russell and former King Kurt/Tempole Tudor man Dick Crippen formed this band. They proved highly popular both with cult themes and their own original material. This track also features on Themes from 60’s Vol.2
6. Louie Louie by Box Office Poison: One show on XFM radio dedicated a whole show to this song playing many versions. This version of the Mod classic was voted the best of all of them. It also featured on the Doc Martens promotional album Generation to Generation.
7. Get Carter by The Incredibly Strange Film Band: This is a track much loved by Mods and with the original not being available for many years this was considered the definitive version. Also on Cult Themes from the 70’s Vol.1.
8. Mod Girls by Eleanor Rigby: The title said it all, an anthem for Mods fairer sex. It was on the Censorship album and Best of Eleanor Rigby Vol. 2
9. The Man From Uncle by The Grave: The Grave was Eleanor Rigby’s Mod backing band. They got to shine on their excellent cover of this cult TV show theme, a track that also featured on Themes from the Sixties Vol. 1.
10. Stingray by CBU: This 90’s Mod band from Wigan made a bit of a dent in the Mod scene before changing their name to Summer and then The Frantics. This was on Themes from the 60’s Vol. 1.
11. 5:15 (Quadrophenia) by Misty Woods. Another fine Mod track with Misty Woods on vocals, this time backed by the incredibly talented Incredibly Strange Film Band. It featured on both the Generation to Generation Doc Martens album & Cult Themes from the 70’s Vol. 1.
12. Watcha Gonna Do 'Bout It? by Mouse: This original Doc Martens version was featured on the Generation to Generation album. A different mix features on the solo album Mirror Image by Mouse.
13. Department-F by Box Office Poison: This is a popular cult TV show with Mods and fans called this version better than the original.
14. I’m Not Like Everybody Else by Eleanor Rigby: This is a bit of a Mod anthem and a Kinks cover. Upon release even hardcore Kinks fans said this was a better version than the original. It's taken from The Best of Eleanor Rigby Vol. 2.
15. Condoms by Ministry of Ska: This is an original track by the band and has been picking up airplay in the US. Taken from the Rarin to go album.
16. To Sir With Love by Studio 68: This short lived Mod band from the revival period features Paul Moody who went on to be a top writer for NME & Melody Maker. This track was also taken from Themes from the Sixties Vol. 1.
17. The Man with the Golden Gun by Moneypenny: The buzz on this band (originally called The Club) was that they were the new young version of the Small Faces. However just prior to recording the lead singer dropped out and they changed the band name. However this is a very Mod take on a Bond theme.
18. Absolute Beginners by Once More Into The Bleach: The cover of this Bowie track came from this Mod flavoured film. Debbie Harry recommended the band to FLR and Russell set about making the production more like The Walker Brothers meets Blondie. Jonathan Ross loved it and played it on his radio show. It featured on Cult Themes from the 80’s.
19. 1995 by Box Office Poison: Some say this was the follow up band to Eleanor Rigby as Russell was writer/producer as well as being in the band. Eleanor had also talked about fronting this band before disappearing. Legendary Mod DJ Gary Crowley said it was one of his most requested records. It was his record of the week. It’s a cover of an original Eleanor Rigby song.
20. You Only Live Twice by Eleanor Rigby: This is the record labels second number 1 hit release (in Italy). It proved highly popular on Themes from the Sixties Vol. 1 and The Best of Eleanor Rigby Vol. 1. Both of these albums are now deleted as CDs. The track is also on the James Bond themes album, and is only available on download.
1. I Want To Sleep With You by Eleanor Rigby
2. Make Up Your Mind by the Reaction
3. Starsky and Hutch by the Lambrettas
4. Mod Boy by Misty Woods
5. The Saint by Ministry of Ska
6. Louie Louie by Box Office Poison
7. Get Carter by the Incredibly Strange Film Band
8. Mod Girls by Eleanor Rigby
9. The Man from Uncle by The Grave
10. Stingray by CBU
11. 5:15 by Misty Woods
12. Whatcha Gonna Do 'Bout It? by Mouse
13. Department-F by Box Office Poison
14. I’m Not Like Everybody Else by Eleanor Rigby
15. Condoms by Ministry of Ska
16. To Sir With Love by Studio 68
17. The Man With The Golden Gun by Money Penny
18. Absolute Beginners by Once More Into The Bleach.
19. 1995 by Box Office Poison
20. You Only Live Twice by Eleanor Rigby
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