The Society of Cool!
Most of all The Creation. Of course The Action, The Artwoods, The Birds (mod??), Fleur de Lys, definitely John´s Children; The Eyes have often been ridiculed and I absolutely can´t see why! Ah, I mustn´t forget the Attack! Love them!
I, somehow, only first heard of the Yardbirds yesterday. Listened to them straight away and was sadly disappointed. .
I´m with Karl here, I´m afraid. Pretty Things, Downliners Sect, early Kinks and Stones, Animals, Birds... I prefer them all to the Yardbirds.
Great outfit, just like Alexis Corners Blues Inc. where Davis was involved too. But I think Greg referred to bands whose members were more or less obviously mods themselves. Otherwise I´d immediately have to mention The Downliners Sect and The Pretty Things (who actually were regulars in John Stephens boutiques).
The Attack, Bram Rigg Set, Fleur de Lys, Rupert's People, The Eyes and The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate (just for the great "Gonna live again")...
The Universal, a great mod band playing today that are for me the most under-rated band around, check them out before you tell me im wrong.
Cliff Bennett and the rebel rousers, English soul band Mod as hell...