Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Although they were a bit more poppy than some of their post punk peers, The MO-dettes all too few recordings sit very nicely on a mixtape alongside The Gang Of Four, The Slits, Girls At Our Best and The Raincoats as I realised when I was burning a CD for someone who wasn't even born when The MO-dettes' album was released. One album, five singles, three Peel sessions and they were all too quickly gone. I recently bought the CD of their only album, The Story So Far, and, like a nice malt whisky, it has aged remarkably well. In amongst their original recordings is a very nice cover of Paint It Black. As with any good cover, they tried to do something different with the song and it paid off. Not sure if I would get away with posting a Stones tune so instead we have the rather wonderful Foolish Girl, one of the many high points of a much neglected classic post punk album.