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The Mod Fun

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Mod Fun is Mick “London” Hale (vocals/guitar), Bobby “Werner” Strete (bass/vocals) & Chris Collins (drums/vocals). Mod Fun started as childhood friends in early 1979 and counted a lot of FM radio rock and early punk among their influences. In the early 80’s they discovered The Jam and tried to pick up where the British neo-mod/punk band had left off. This was evident as the band began performing at local nightclubs in the NYC/NJ area, decked out in black suits, skinny ties and two-tone shoes as they blazed through their high-energy sets.

In 1984 They released their first single - “I Am With You” b/w “Happy Feeling” on their own “New Records” label. Interestingly, these tracks were “fuzzed out” homages to the 60’s psychedelic garage scene and foreshadowed a change in Mod Fun’s sound as they discovered more of the classic artists who had influenced The Jam. Appearing frequently at such NYC clubs as CBGB, The Dive and R.T. Firefly, Mod Fun signed a record deal with NYC’s Midnight Records on which they released their first album - “90 Wardour Street” to rave reviews in 1985. Their live shows were still high energy spectacles that have been said to have influenced many who saw them to start bands of their own. In fact, it has been noted that they preceded Nirvana and Green Day by nearly a decade with their 3 piece high energy, sometimes reckless and destructive, sets.

On the strength of their single and album, Mod Fun set out on their first U.S.

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