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 Welcome to The ModPopPunk Archives!
This web site feature Power Pop - Punk Rock - '79 Mod Revival bands biographies, discographies...
Loads of picture sleeves,bands pix, sounds, links.
The bands listed here were active between mid 70s to mid 80s .
Please don't hesitate to email me any additional informations about the bands listed...

Record of the Month

Lukas SHERFEY
"Soul Vacation"
With his first solo effort Lukas Sherfey (ex The Movement) show us his ability to combine Rock and Soul and references like Paul Weller and Elvis Costello. The album contains 11 strong tracks and if you dig the Mod thing and the new soul wave this album is definitely a must!
Gig of the Month
21 Feb 2009
THE Q @ Bassy Club, Berlin, Germany.
MySpace of the day
Dick YORK
London

 


NEWS:

·  SOMETHING FIERCE
There're no answers
... hot blast of punk powerpop influenced tracks on this new CD.




·  THE Q " Issues "' is the long awaited debut from this UK Mods from outta Gloucestershire.. This limited 10' vinyl EP features 4 songs that have a pure 79 mod revival sound inspired by bands like 'The Jam' and 'Secret Affair'. Produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven ( legendary former producer of 'The Jam', the 'Turning Japanese' single by 'The Vapors', etc ). And these guys provide much more than catchy Power Pop and Mod tunes. The Q leads by example in the song writing stakes, capturing that working class edge and displaying a keen social conscience, reminiscent of early Townsend or Weller.
Time For Action Rds


·  Gus Chambers passed away at the age of 52 on October 13, 2008. He was singer with the Coventry punk band SQUAD - having stepped into the shoes of Terry Hall who left to join the Specials.



· 
THEE MAKEOUT PARTY's new CD
"Play Pretend " is being released on power-pop-oriented label, Teenacide Records.

·  Base Records from Japan has released for the first time the album that Pointed Sticks made for Stiff in 1980.

·  The BOYS "Punk Rock Anthology" is to be released by Anagram Records on Monday 15 September and will contain 46 tracks, including six previously unreleased demos from 1976-1980. All tracks have been digitally remastered and the double CD will come with in a deluxe 16-page colour booklet featuring notes to every track and a full discography.


· PRIVATE JETS - powerpop band from Sweden - has just released their debut album "Jet Sounds". On November 8 they'll play at the International Pop Overthrow in New York.

·  ANTI PASTI will be playing gigs later this year and early next year. Shows have been agreed in Berlin in February 2009, London 2008, with possible short tours in the US and other european countries

·  The PURPLE HEARTS have reformed. They will be doing one or two gigs later this year. Also next year they will be playing the following scooter rallies -   Scarborough easter 2009 I.O.W 2009 and Camber 2009. Anyone interested in booking the Purple Hearts please contact Robin on 07983 362207

·  Jez Bird, the former lead singer of the 80s mod band the LAMBRETTAS, passed away on Wednesday (August 27) following a battle against cancer.

·  The UNDERTONES are happy to announce that new arrangements have been made with Union Square Music for the re-issue of the first four albums. All four albums will be remastered and reissued on the Salvo / Ardeck imprint with bonus tracks and new booklets. The re-issue campaign will also feature a 56 track 2CD anthology including 27 previously unreleased demos, live, session and rehearsal tracks.

·  Last 999 album - Death In Soho will be realise on vinyl on Czech label Papagajuv Hlasatel First press will be 250 black vinyls + 250 color vinyls, part of color vinyls will be in special textile bag sleeve.

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Andy(Search&Destroy), Alun(from Wales), André(from Portugal), Abdella (from France), Ada (Strangeways), Adam(Exploding Hearts)RIP , Andy(Zipper), Bart(Manual Scan), Alfred(Twist & Shout), Bobby & Rich(Pleazer), Boni & Vero(The Veros), Brian(BackToZero), Brian(Rudi), Brian(The Shapes), Brice(Zipper), Carl(The Magnets), Chuck(Hyped2Death), Daisule(Wizzard In Vinyl), Dan(Demics), Dave (Sham 69), Dave (What/Exit), Dave(Vipers), Den(Pencils), Dom P., Ed(The Rudies), Eric(Paris), Elvera(Reekus Rds), Frédéric F, Freddie(The Explosives), Gareth(The Shapes), Gavin(Private Dicks), George(The Carpettes), Gerry, Austin & Jackie(The Moondogs), Hakan (Bruset), Hervé(Floo Flash), Howard (The Marbles), Ian(The Name), Ian(The Scene), Ian Dunster(Uk), Jack(The Boys), James(The 45s), Jamie(Untamed Youth), Jan (The Moderns), Jean Marc Vos, Jean-Luc Roujou, Jordi (from Spain), Joe D. (from Belfast), Jeff(from USA), Jeff(Purple Hearts), John(Overground Rds), John(The Zipps), Joe(Defiant Pose), Joey(Silly Boys), Jonathan(Paley Brothers), Jeremy(Barracudas), Jerry(The Toys), Joe(The Go), Juluis(from Holland), Jump Up! Rds, Ken(The Vipers), Kidder (Incr. Kidda Band), Klas(Protectors), Larry (Phonz), Laurent L. (from Brittany), LastYear'sYouth Rds(Joe), Lukas(The Movement), Luke & Aude (from Eire and Brittany), Maks(Dolbies), Mark(Knife Edge), Marco (Blind Alley), Mark(The Lambrettas), Mitch(Rattlers), Matthew Kaplan, Müllja(from Berlin), Mike (The Stripes), Mickey & John (Undertones), Neil(The Flys), Nestor (Detroit,USA), Nick (The Pleasers), Norman (Famous Players) Pär(Vapors website), Paul(G Squad), Paul(Tearjerkers, )Peter(Heartbreak), Pete(Negatives), Phil(The Stiffs), Pilon (de Paris), Pierre(Désaxés), Ralf(Die Profis), Ramona(Dizzy&Romilar), Raf (GuerillaFront), Régis "Lagouille" (from France), Régis R. (France), Richard(The Diodes), Richard(Ail Symudiad), Richard (Tours), Rick(The Jam), Rob(Little Murders), Robbie(Speedometers), Roger (The Pop), Sean and Guy(from Ulster), Stephen(Nightriders), Steve(Distractions), Steve(Boys website), Steve(LowDownKids), Steve(The Now), Stuart(Fast Cars), Ted (Stanbys), Terry(SlowGuns), Tim(Pylons), Tim (XL Capris), Todd(Impossible years), Tom(Atlantics), Tony(Strange Movments), Tony&Fabie(Guilty Rds), Vincent(Brigade Choc), Yoshisato(The Badge website)......