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The Story So Far
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on 28 October 2017
The Mo-Dettes come across like a poppier take on The Slits (where Kate Korus got her start) with a solid rhythm section topped by minimalist guitar and extraordinary vocal stylings. This disc comprises most of their output but with some omissions: the original b-side version of "Masochistic Opposite", their cover of "Twist And Shout" which appeared on a bonus flexi with initial copies of "Paint It Black" and the live version of "Kray Twins" which was their final single. Nevertheless an enjoyable example of the DIY approach to punk pop. Kate and June provide an insight into the band's brief career which saw them fall prey to record company machinations.
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on 5 November 2008
After literally years of waiting, longing for this album to be issued on cd, I am delighted that Cherry Red have seen the light and obliged.A stunning set from an all-girl outfit, it still mystifies me how this band have slipped and remained under the radar for so long.Much is made of the post punk cannons of the Au Pairs, Kleenex and Girls at our Best, but the Mo-dettes were in my view just as good.White Mice and their inventive cover of Jagger/Richards Paint it Black are just two of many highlights and the thought of this great band being rediscovered by fans of quality music, is almost as welcome as tghe release itself!!
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on 8 September 2016
Great album, sounds as fresh and exciting as if it were released this year. Choppy guitars, harmonies, snappy funny lyrics, this is on repeat on my cd player. I wasn't around "back in the day" but this there is nothing nostalgic about this album.
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on 30 March 2015
Rubbish production, but if you like the songs (and I love them) then it is a great no nonsense bop around your living room album
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on 19 February 2015
Great
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on 18 July 2017
great
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on 30 August 2017
Ah, memories of 1979 and seeing Siouxsie and the Banshees at Hammersmith supported by the Cure and.. who are these Mo-dettes? Rather excellent... and then the following year, seeing them at the Marquee and getting up on stage to dance with them... happy days. They were a fantastic rhythmic post-punk band with terrific tunes, unfortunately not too successful and eventually, had their thunder stolen by the likes of the (inferior) Belle Stars. Always thought they were best heard on the original four singles and first Peel session, but the album is mostly great (though did we ever need 'White Mice disco? Perhaps not), and the remaining singles tracks are bonusses here, including the amazing jazzy 'Waltz in blue minor'. One of the very best bands of the era.
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on 24 May 2017
Do not buy this cd it is not depeche mode first song is a tribute band then rest are instrumental then interview with depeche mode from the 1980 not pleased
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on 27 May 2017
phoney unofficial rubbish
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on 10 August 2017
Not the best bootleg out there by a long shot - the track listing is incorrect, the CD has 9 tracks (one is an interview, and two are covers by other bands) and the general quality of the recording is poor. Wouldn't recommend unless you've been through all the official albums, archives and the decent quality bootlegs. Even then, stick to YouTube for your fix.
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