Saturday, 28 July 2012

Mo-Dettes - Dark Park Creeping 7'' (1980)

I remember hearing this for the first time on the Richard Skinner radio show, sitting with my ear pressed against my hissing transistor radio; I instantly fell in love with it. I thought white mice was a good 7'', but, to me, this is the Mo-Dettes crowning glory. I still can't work out why they weren't huge. How can the Belle Stars still, today, be a name that people of a certain age know, yet the same people answer "who" when you mention the Mo-Dettes.

I owned all the Mo-Dettes releases and remember standing outside volume records having a conversation with a mate about how good they were and another lad saying, but they're a Mod band. Mod/Punk/New Wave...who cares to me they were just a great band and I was in love with their music and their singer Ramona Carlier.




  1. I feel the same about the these girls. Met them outside Valentino's in Edinburgh and they were kind enough to add me to their guest list. Bouncers on the door decided that I was never in a month of Sundays, gonna be 18 and wouldn't let me in. Fair cop, I was only 16 at the time :))

  2. Damn that's a shame, they put on a good show. :)

  3. I don't think there were many people listening to The Mo-Dettes at the time, but everybody who DID fell madly in love with them...