Bands/Musicians The Best Mod Bands/Artists  

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in the 1950s and 1960s, mod culture dominated most of what was going on in the UK in terms of culture. Mods were hip and cool, and it was reflected in the trend setting fashion and music to come from that time period. Though originally named after those who listened to modern jazz, mod bands took elements of that, R&B and soul to form a subculture of rock music that became wildly popular during their heyday. The best mod bands are some of the most well known rock bands in music history. The movement was such a big deal in London that it spawned the Mod revival, a period where 

So, what are the best mod bands? The Who were one of the bands at the forefront of the mod movement. Their original slogan of maximum R&B and their original logo were hallmarks of the mod culture. Their music fused garage rock, classic R&B and modern rock music of the time and set a template for mod bands in the future. During the mod revival, The Jam, fronted by Paul Weller, became known as one of the best mod bands. Their songs and fashion sense replicated what made the mod movement so popular in England in the first place. Though close to punk rock, The Jam's sound consisted - like early Who - R&B, beat music, psychedelic rock and soul. 

This is the list of the best mod bands. If you think a band or artist should be on here and isn't, feel free to add them this list. This poll answers the questions "who are the best mod bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mod musician ever?" If you're a fan of mod music, this is your chance to have your voice heard. 

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252 41
The Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

2
166 58
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

3
219 104
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

4
167 82
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

5
102 69
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

6
84 72
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

7
34 23
The Lambrettas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added Mod revival

8
124 136
Cachorro Grande is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

9
53 53
The Creation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Garage rock

10
51 51
Simon Townshend is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Acoustic music, Hard rock

11
49 50
Secret Affair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Rhythm and blues, Power pop, Mod revival

12
26 21
The Chords is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added Pop music, Power pop, Mod revival

13
35 35
The Spencer Davis Group is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

14
49 55
The Action is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Folk rock

15
19 16
The Purple Hearts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added Mod revival, Punk rock

16
2 0
The Easybeats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Pop rock, Rock and roll

17
11 14
Long Tall Shorty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added

18
1 0
The Pretty Things is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Garage rock

19
1 0
Georgie Fame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Jazz

20
21 33
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

21
2 4
New Street Adventure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Darren Foreman added

22
22 39
The Gents is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Pop music, Rock music, Acoustic music

23
28 55
Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Rhythm and blues

24
32 65
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

25
8 27
Hipster Image is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists

26
10 32
Television Personalities is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, New Wave, Punk pathetique

27
11 36
Aztec Camera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Scottea added Indie pop, New Wave, Alternative rock

28
7 35
Casbah Club is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Hard rock, Mod

29
5 29
Nicky James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Psychedelia, Rock music, Country

30
4 29
The Boxmasters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

31
4 29
Skytone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Rock music, Mod

32
4 30
Edgard Scandurra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists

33
3 26
Nick Danger and the Danger Cit... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Rock music, Rockabilly

34
4 32
Júpiter Maçã is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists

35
2 27
The Social Icons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Power pop, Surf music