Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Story So Far
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of the UK female Post-Punk band's sole 1981 album including bonus tracks. The Mo-dettes were formed as part of the Punk explosion, with former members having been part of the... more »
2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of the UK female Post-Punk band's sole 1981 album including bonus tracks. The Mo-dettes were formed as part of the Punk explosion, with former members having been part of the London squat community, numbering Joe Strummer and Sid Vicious among their housemates. Indeed, the genesis of the band came about while drummer June Miles-Kingston and guitarist Kate Corris were assisting Malcolm McLaren and Julien Temple on the set of The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle.ú The band also featured Jane Crockford on bass - famous for the 'punk cannibalism' incident when she bit the ear of Shane McGowan at a Clash gig - and Swiss singer Ramona. See them all in action in the booklet with some great photos and a collection of memorabilia that includes posters, badges and more. This release features the group's sole album, but also adds bonus tracks around that release as well as their epic, wonderful debut single, 'White Mice'. Cherry Red.
Choolay | Albuquerque, NM | 06/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love The Mo-Dettes, and if you love the sound of the post-punk era, you'll love them too! This album is chock-full of catchy tunes!!!"
The story... 20 years later
M. Perea | southern california usa | 04/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album as an import when it was first released in the '80s. Rodney on the ROQ was playing the Mo-dettes and they sounded great. I saw them when they played Southern California then (was it Perkin's Palace in Pasadena? I think so) and loved them. So, I have looked for the CD for some time and was glad to finally find it available. I ordered it last year and several months later it showed up. Though the band didn't like the production of The Story So Far, it is all I know of the Mo-dettes and it remains a favorite disc of mine.
It's true that the music takes me back--but it's more than nostalgia. The Story So Far reminds me what music was like when "Indy" was more than just a label and "Alternative" was not a genre--as it simply is not. The ladies aren't coached and haven't been coddled--and best, they don't sound like they're selling anything.
"Dark Park Creeping," "The Kray Twins," "Bedtime Stories"--these are great songs, and though some of the other songs have a more pop feel--and Ramona's voice, not to mention her big eyes, made me swoon--The Mo-dettes are definitely more Slits than Go-Go's. I used to think they could be an all-female Stranglers--don't know about that now. But listen to them beside the Specials, the Selector, or the Jam.
The Story So Far is more than '80's music, and the Mo-dettes were more than just another all-girl band, and if Ramona is out there anywhere... well, I'm listening more critically now, but I'm still swooning."