Let's get serious...
This unicorn-rare 45 is so much more than a just a 20 year old hopeful who became a world star.. this is a rare record with two immense MOD tracks that jkust never surface for sale..
So take a listen to "Rod The Mod" after honing his MOD persona performing with or part of Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions, Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket etc. Rod was very busy touting himself around taking the stage with up and coming bands. Managed release a 45 for Decca, but his love for R&B/Soul led him to EMI Columbia who assure he could record that style if he wanted.
"The Day Will Come" showcases a young vocal, with the rough edges just cracking through, with a huge Big City production. Blaring horns, full male vocal choruses. That rarity alone has kept it off Northern Soul turntables to decades. Flip it over and young Rod gives up and ever more impressive performance of Brit-style SOUL/MOD with Re Guest again sparing nothing of the rich production. Zipping strings, full male chorus, relentless percussion build into another fine recording..
Two 1965 MOD killers that most have not heard and even fewer seen. Rarity is extreme, this is our FIRST COPY ever! A fellow dealer, digger, DJ who has spent a lifetime hunting vinyl, freely admitted he had never seen a copy before and was so surprise how good it was.. Rod The Mod does not disappoint no matter which side you play.
A record the links several collectable vinyl genre, not least Rod Stewart fans of which I'm guessing very few people own this 45. British MOD beat music, two awesome tunes underlining the style. And Northern Soul as Rod's penchant for a Soul influenced recording comes through loud and clear..
Hear and spy the enticing scan, you are viewing a piece of Rock History and two darn good tunes!
Fine clean vinyl, good strong gloss, some very mild hairlines NOT affecting play. Both DEMO labels are clean, mild dulling to white areas. No notable blemishes, stickers, writing, stains or tears, RED "A" is unbroken, bright and strong (see scans)