Even irregular MRML visitors know that Dylan and punk rock are the twin engines of this blog. Hence, when I can engage both obsessions - things go zoom! So that brings us to late seventies UK band The Mods who played a revved-up mod-punk/power-pop hybrid including an organ and hand-clap powered version on the too-rarely covered Dylan outtake, "If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Gotta Stay All Night)". It's a rock-solid version but one so obscure it isn't even listed in the exhaustive Dylan Covers DataBase!
The Mods - If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Gotta Stay All Night)
As with many of their fellow late seventies UK bands, The Mods learned a bit about what it was from The Jam. However, The Mods' seemed willing to pinch from a a greater array of sixties icon then Mr. Weller & co, who had really honed in on the The Who, The Kinks and The Small Faces.
The Mods - This is What it's All About
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