Though exciting at the time, sadly for me a lot of these tracks by 80's U.S. "mod" bands did not age well. Indeed I think the folks behind the "This is Mod" compilations are scraping the barrel. Certainly Manual Scan and Modest Proposal are legendary on an almost international level, but the rest? No one outside of sunny California was familar with Chardon Square, did they ever even make a record? In fact I was a mod in the U.S. in the 80's and I never knew a mod who considered The Edsys a mod band! This compilation however will appeal to those intrepid trainspotters who are still seeking out the first Mod Fun 45, the first Manual Scan E.P. or either New Breed 45's! For die-hards only!
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