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

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

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

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

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

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Cachorro Grande is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Cachorro Grande Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Simon Townshend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Simon Townshend Rock music, Acoustic music, Hard rock

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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
The Yardbirds British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

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

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The Lambrettas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added The Lambrettas Mod revival

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The Action is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
The Action Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Folk rock

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

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

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The Chords is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Rod Robeson added The Chords Pop music, Power pop, Mod revival

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The Spencer Davis Group is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
The Spencer Davis Group British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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

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

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The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added The Byrds Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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

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

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Manfred Mann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
jason-darrell-_zebedeerox_ added Manfred Mann Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Rhythm and blues

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Aztec Camera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Scottea added Aztec Camera Indie pop, New Wave, Alternative rock

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Television Personalities is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Television Personalities Indie pop, New Wave, Punk pathetique

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

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

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Skytone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Skytone Indie pop, Rock music, Mod

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Nicky James is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
Nicky James Psychedelia, Rock music, Country

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The Boxmasters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mod Bands/Artists
The Boxmasters Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

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

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

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

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