I don't know the 'Mods' that you know G. E. however the Mods I know still love the blues on the whole as they certainly did in the 60's & many Mod bands of today still play the blues too.
From what I've picked up over the decades also, yes you may put us [Mods] in the bubble of Decent 'Beat/Motown/Northern/Soul/Ska/American Black & most 60's' music, we also - en masse, from my experience - have quite eclectic taste too. I, for instance have Streisand on in the background [quite a regular occurance] following on from some solo Peter Gabriel beforehand.
Thinking about it now, I think there's only boring/depressing Country & headbanging hard/heavy/goth rock I dont like.
Yes, it's true we have our favourite genre[s] - but it's unfair now, as it was in the 60's, to put us in any kind of 'box' musically.