THE MODS - RITUAL


THE MODS - 'Ritual'/'Everybody Needs Somebody' (Revelation VII) 1965

The Rolling Stones influence is obvious for all to hear on the 60s garage classic 'Ritual' by a group of New Jersey teenagers calling themselves The Mods. Not the greatest name for a band but it's one that many USA groups happened upon during the first wave of the British Invasion.

'Ritual' is a group original but the flip 'Everybody Needs Somebody' is a cover version. So too was their first 45 on Revelation VII released some months before this one. The Mods reverbed version of 'Satisfaction' can be found on Back From The Grave - Volume 2. This record came in a picture sleeve showing the boys crouching down next to a sports car.

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