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RAW MOD—The New Kind Of People 1965 — 1968 (TOP SOUNDS TSLP 011 / TSSCD 011)

TSLP 011 vinyl album with 16 page booklet
TSSCD 011 compact disc with 24 page booklet

UK £24.00 including postage
Europe £29.00 including postage
USA / Canada £37.00 including postage

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Initially a London-centric movement that germinated during the latter half of the 1950s, Modernism — largely through Ready Steady Go! and then the well publicized seaside disturbances of 1964 — eventually became a nationwide phenomenon. Some of the older established Mods treated the movement being absorbed into mainstream pop culture and the resultant commercialism with disdain, nevertheless there was a major positive with a further spread of 'beat' groups in Britain who found inspiration in the Mod style and its music — whether that being American Soul, Tamla or R'n' B, or the home grown sounds of the Who and the Small Faces. Sourced from acetates and private pressings Raw Mod unearths over a dozen bands who never got as far as a recording contract but nonetheless entered a studio to enthusiastically commit their Mod friendly wares to disc, and blends R'n'B and blue eyed soul with some cool beaters and gritty ravers.

Some of these groups may not have considered themselves as Mod bands, perhaps only a few of them did, but regardless they made the right noise at the right time — and during that glorious period in British pop history — they were indeed the new kind of people. Come on children!

The LP features 16 tracks and includes a 16 page booklet, the CD (with 24 page booklet) features 5 bonus songs including both sides of the Kontax 1967 single that Top Sounds released as a 45 in 2021.

All the performances have been restored to the best possible standards, and both the LP and CD come with the usual Top Sounds illustrated booklets.

  1. THE TAMASINS — I Wish You Would
  2. THE KING BEES — In The Midnight Hour
  3. THE SHANES — Talking About My Baby
  4. THE TAMASINS — Out Of Line
  5. THE SHANES — Leaving Here
  6. THE SOVEREIGN GROUP — Loving You Girl
  7. THE SYSTEM — You're Walking On My Side
  8. THE CORPUS SOUL — Thinking About You
  9. THE SHANES — You Must Believe Me (CD bonus track)
  10. 27th ALL STARS — The Original Doris Dog
  11. THE SHANES - Dancing In The Street (CD bonus track)
  12. THE UMPTEENTH TIME — Look Before You Leap
  13. THE SOVEREIGN GROUP — Mr Pleasure (CD bonus track)
  14. THE KONTAX — Near Me (CD bonus track)
  15. TWO SQUARED — Love Hurts
  16. THE CHAOS — New Kind Of People
  17. JOKERS'S WILDE — Say Those Magic Words
  18. THE ELECTRIC SUN — Painted Rain
  19. THE KONTAX — Hold On I'm Coming (CD bonus track)
  20. GRANNY'S ATTIC — 24 Hours
  21. THE POOR BOYS — What Does She Want
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