Mod or modern music (See also) British Invasion, grunge,
Mod or Modern music developed in London, England in the late 1950s to mid 1960s. As much a lifestyle as a musical style mods sported short bobbed haircuts and distinctive clothes. Mods were inspired by American r&b, soul, Jamaican ska, and bluebeat combined with hard rock influences like the The Who and Small Faces.
Mods frequented all night dance clubs listening to early bands like the Beatles who's r&b influences had not yet inspired the British Invasion. Mods who favored high fashion often clashed with conventional rock fans known as rockers who wore T-shirts and leather in violent. They fought in violent brawls and confrontations inspiring the novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess featuring a mod from the future. Followers of the genres were egged on by artists who fed into the conflict by releasing records praising one style and disparaging another.
Pete Townshend wrote and scored Quadrophenia which was a groundbreaking film that helped solidify the genre. Mod experienced a short lived revival during the late 1970s and also during the grunge period when bands like Pearl Jam and others expressed an interest in the band.
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Silver Dragon Records presents recording artist Lazarus X and solo album Weapon of Love. Lazarus X's determined honest rock combined with haunting and soulful melodies struck a chord with many rock music fans. Some fans received a preview of the publicity photos and album at a rooftop listening party a day before it is released and the response was amazing. Lazarus X has a long and interesting history in the local Houston scene. His interview was well received by fans and is available here. Part 1 - Part 2 - The strong vocal harmonies and dark ominous guitars layered with very powerful and accessible melodies and energetic bursts of Laz's 7 string make for a wild and interesting ride. The lyrics are very moving, at times dark and at others very inspiring and insightful. Check out Lazarus X merchandise like tour and WOL T-shirts or preview one of Laz's songs by downloading a free mp3. Also stay tuned for more cool content.