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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239 38
The Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

2
156 53
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

3
207 99
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

4
154 79
The Small Faces is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

5
99 66
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

6
83 70
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

7
124 134
Cachorro Grande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

8
51 48
Simon Townshend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Acoustic music, Hard rock

9
30 22
The Lambrettas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added Mod revival

10
50 52
The Creation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
British Invasion, Rock music, Garage rock

11
24 19
The Chords is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added Pop music, Power pop, Mod revival

12
44 49
Secret Affair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Rhythm and blues, Power pop, Mod revival

13
33 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
18 15
The Purple Hearts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added Mod revival, Punk rock

15
45 54
The Action is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Folk rock

16
2 3
New Street Adventure is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Darren Foreman added

17
8 13
Long Tall Shorty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added

18
19 33
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

19
20 38
The Gents is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Pop music, Rock music, Acoustic music

20
27 55
Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Rhythm and blues

21
31 63
The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

22
10 30
Television Personalities is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, New Wave, Punk pathetique

23
11 34
Aztec Camera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Scottea added Indie pop, New Wave, Alternative rock

24
7 26
Hipster Image is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists

25
7 35
Casbah Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Hard rock, Mod

26
5 29
Nicky James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Psychedelia, Rock music, Country

27
4 29
The Boxmasters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

28
4 29
Skytone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Rock music, Mod

29
4 30
Edgard Scandurra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists

30
3 25
Nick Danger and the Danger Cit... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Rock music, Rockabilly

31
4 31
Júpiter Maçã is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists

32
2 27
The Social Icons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Power pop, Surf music