Music

Music of the past and music of the present. If you want to know what’s what in the world of mod-friendly music or want to catch up with the latest reviews, you’ll find it all here. Don’t forget our New Bands and Spotify sections too.

Coming soon: Soho Scene ’63 (Jazz Goes Mod) double CD

by Modculture 7 November, 2017

You might recall the original vinyl from 2015. Following on from that is an expanded Soho Scene ’63 (Jazz Goes Mod) from Rhythm and Blues Records. Continue Reading

The Jam – 1977 40th Anniversary Box Set (Universal)

by Modculture 19 October, 2017

The Jam’s new 1977 box set covering the band’s first eventful recording year over four CDs and one DVD reviewed by Claire Mahoney. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Copasetic! The Sound of Mod Ska (Trojan)

by Modculture 13 October, 2017

Great to see Trojan producing some interesting collections once more, with the latest being Copasetic! The Sound of Mod Ska. Continue Reading

Looking At The Pictures In The Sky: The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1968 box set

by Modculture 11 October, 2017

Now this is substantial. The Looking At The Pictures In The Sky: The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1968 box set that is, which is coming out soon via Cherry Red. Continue Reading

Steve Marriott – Watch Your Step: Final Performances ’91 box set

by Modculture 26 September, 2017

The last gigs of Steve Marriott are being issues as a four-CD box set, going by the name of Watch Your Step: Final Performances ’91. Continue Reading

Soul On Fire – The Detroit Soul Story 1957-1977 (Soul Time)

by Modculture 25 September, 2017

Cherry Red has a clutch of interesting boxes coming out before the end of the year, including Soul On Fire – The Detroit Soul Story 1957-1977 on its Soul Time label. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Let’s Do The Boogaloo CD and vinyl (Ace)

by Modculture 20 September, 2017

You can always rely on an Ace Records compilation to deliver the goods, so the Let’s Do The Boogaloo CD and vinyl should be well worth picking up. Continue Reading

Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Big Time Operator limited edition box set

by Modculture 6 September, 2017

That was a title and a half. Probably appropriate as the Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Big Time Operator box set is quite a substantial package as well as a limited edition. Continue Reading

Coming soon: Paul Weller – Mother Ethiopia limited edition vinyl

by Modculture 15 August, 2017

Paul Weller has just dropped (as the kids say) Mother Ethiopia, which is landing as a limited edition piece of vinyl next month. Continue Reading

Modernist Jukebox: Paul Orwell

by Modculture 15 August, 2017

In the first of a new series, we invited top tunesmith Paul Orwell to fill his imaginary Modernist Jukebox with 20 defining tracks. Check them out plus a Spotify playlist of the majority of the tunes selected. Continue Reading