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Various Artists
  1. The Birds No Good Without You Baby
  2. The Poets Call Again
  3. Wimple Winch Save My Soul
  4. Yardbirds Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
  5. The Flies I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
  6. David Bowie The Gospel According To Tony Day
  7. Tomorrow My White Bicycle
  8. John's Children Midsummer Night's Scene
  9. The Gods Come On Down To My Boat Baby
  10. The Action In My Dream
  11. Kaleidoscope Flight From Ashiya
  12. Dantalian's Chariot Madman Running Through The Fields
  13. The Who I Can See For Miles
  14. The Accent Red Sky At Night
  15. Tintern Abbey Vacuum Cleaner
  16. Fleetwood Mac Rambling Pony
  17. Nirvana Rainbow Chaser
  18. Spencer Davis Group Moonshine
  19. The Fire Father's Name Is Dad
  20. Billy Nicholls London Social Degree
  21. Aquarian Age 10,000 Words In A Cardboard Box
  22. The Elastic Band 8 1/2 Hours Of Paradise
  23. Vamp Floatin
  24. Timebox Gone Is The Sad Man
  25. The Koobas Barricades
  26. Graham Bond Love Is The Law
  27. Small Faces Me, You and Us Too
  28. Brain Auger Feat. Julie Driscoll --(Flesh Failures) Let The Sunshine In
  29. Terry Reid Superlungs My Supergirl
  30. Colosseum Elegy
  31. The Kinks This Time Tomorrow

Eddie Piller Presents - British Mod Sounds of The 1960s Volume 2: The Freakbeat & Psych Years

Various Artists

Edsel / demon records Curated Compilation
  • 140g black 2lp

    Released: 17th Feb 2023


A deep dive into the post Mod scene in '60s Britain, Featuring a selection of classic and rare tracks, tracing the scene from early '65 to the dawn of a new decade.

Even before Demon's well received 2022 box set 'British Mod Sounds of The 1960s' was released conversations were being had around a follow up, though rather than just offering a straight if slightly diluted second volume, compiler Eddie Piller decided to put together a collection exploring "What the Mods did next". Once again, long conversations (and the occasional heated debate) were had to ensure the quality of music and attention to detail were second to none. Anything less just wouldn't be the Mod way. The British Mod bands that had made the first half of the decade so exciting were still around but inevitably their influences had changed. No longer content with re hashing American R&B, the scene split in multiple directions, not all of it forward looking some hardened their up tempo sound and gradually evolved into what we would come to know as Freakbeat. Others bought in psychedelic, esoteric or Eastern influences. A third strand explored a more pastoral or Folk based route. Simply put, songs and hair got longer. Before the decade was out the choices for the discerning listener included Jazz Rock, Proto Prog, Whimsy, Heavy Rock, and Psychedelic Soul even sounds derived from Cockney music hall made an appearance. 'Volume 2: The Freakbeat & Psych Years' tracks the development of the original Mod mainstays (the Small Faces, The Who, The Action, The Kinks), with a generous selection of future superstars (David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Steve Howe of Yes are all represented here), alongside a few artists so obscure, so rare, that they never got to release a record in the '60s, but Eddie has tracked down the tapes nonetheless.