The Moderns – S/T E.P. 7″

I think it’s about time for another mod jewel, and unlike Parkas Pop, this one is really hard to resist. Surprisingly fast and tough, and Janne was not only Swedens mod answer to Mike Watt when it came to brilliant and inovative basslines, but also an incredibly skilled song writer.

The well dressed boys had quite a career both in Sweden and abroad and did an even better second 7″ called Ready for the 80’s (that I know Peter will post here someday) before they sealed a major deal and did an LP on Parlaphone. Basicly everything the band did is well worth picking up including some wonderful smashers on various compilations. Pick up your wallet and search for them before they get even more pricey.

PS. Take a good look at the third guy from left. He’s doing the pose that makes you look like your mom ate too many Thalidomide pills while she was expecting… DS.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1979
Label: Self Released
Format: 7″
The year of today.mp3
Got to have pop.mp3
When the time comes.mp3
Say yes.mp3

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16 Responses to The Moderns – S/T E.P. 7″

  1. Erich says:

    this makes me wanna dance around naked! great!!!

  2. ahh yeah…I’m INTO THIS!!!!

  3. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Never understood the hype around this record. The year of today is a good track while When the time comes is GREAT the rest are just meeehh. Rather put on The Who.

  4. zach says:

    this is pretty good. first song is great!

  5. Laszlo says:

    AMAZING! There’s a nice repress on this release. 100 on white wax i believe came out in Japan last year..The original pressing is soooooooooooo expensive…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Got to have to POP! Fan Fucking Tastic!

  7. Keith says:

    I like their album a lot more than the singles, I hope it comes out on cd sometime… I like Strindbergs a lot, so I was really happy when I heard the Moderns album afterwards.

  8. Keith says:

    and I forgot, the Parkas Pop record is cool, I hear it at least one a week.

  9. Matt says:

    Anyone know where to find their full length LP? Is it any good??

    • Martin says:

      The LP ain’t as good as their 7inches, but still well worth picking up if you ask me. It pops up on Tradera a couple of times each year, and usually end on $50 or slightly more.

  10. Laurent says:

    Hallelujah ! This is miracle of a record! A real jewel, a killer mod/power pop band ! Can we learn more about the band ? Thank you very much.

  11. ulf88 says:

    It’s now possible to bid on a MINT copy of this great EP on Ebay. And if You don’t get it – try the CD with Powder – it’s absolutely marvellous Mods-pop. Made in the sixties but released in the 90’s. And try to find the Girls from Sweden – they are equal great to the Moderns!!!

  12. Hosehead says:

    An authorized reissue of this is finally available again! Reissued with full colour labels and sleeves, nearly identical to the original.

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