CLIQUE, THE - Vanbrugh Park
Sello: Detour records
Formed in the mid 1980's The Clique soon became the biggest and best loved combo on the European 60's Mod scene. Everything about the band was right - the look, the sound, the attitude and Mods around the globe hailed them as the new Mod Messiahs. This album gives us some of the earliest recordings of the band - they were put into a studio by ‘Acid Jazz’ records when the label had some spare studio time in around 1986 / 1987 . With a helping hand from James Taylor Quartet leader James Taylor on Hammond the group went into the studio and laid down some mighty fine pure British Mod / R&B / Beat. Mixing sterling originals with covers such as ‘Leaving Here’ ‘Sookie Sookie’ and ‘You’d Better Stop’ this album was sure to be a hit on the Mod scene.