45 mods step out tonight front


Mods - Step Out Tonight b/w You Use Me (picture sleeve)

Format: 45
Label: Mod 001
Year: 1978
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: punk, mod, rock
Value of Original Title: $200.00
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Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, 1970's, Punk Room, 81-82-83-84 Canadian Music


Side 1

Track Name
Step Out Tonight

Side 2

Track Name
You Use Me



Mods promo session - and another taken from above. Credit: Rose Kapp


Mods promo session 1983. Dave Lawson, Vic Gailiunas, Adam Gailiunas. Credit: Rose Kapp


typical jump shot - Dave, Adam and Vic of the Mods, 1983. Credit: Rose Kapp.


Vic twirling a drum stick. Credit: Rose Kapp


Mods promo session 1983. Credit: Rose Kapp


Mods and Friends 1983: Jeff Emsley, Adam Gailiunas, Bryan Thurston, Vic Gailiunas, Dave Lawson, Ron Tychsen. Credit: Rose Kapp

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45-Mods-Step Out Tonight VINYL 01

45 mods step out tonight vinyl 02

45-Mods-Step Out Tonight VINYL 02

45 mods step out tonight back

45-Mods-Step Out Tonight BACK

45 mods step out tonight front

Step Out Tonight b/w You Use Me (picture sleeve)


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The Mods – Greg Trinier (vocals), Scott Marks (guitar), Mark Dixon (bass) and David Quinton (drums) – were one of Toronto's leading power-pop/punk bands of the late 70's. As well as headlining at clubs like The Horseshoe and The Edge, they opened for the Police, Ultravox, Squeeze and the Specials at larger venues.

The band enjoyed plenty of local media support in the press and on radio, touring throughout 1978 and ’79 across Canada and the mid-western United States (sometimes with Teenage Head).

This 1978 seven-inch was their only release at the time, but was enough to net the lads an appearance in Colin Brunton's movie The Last Pogo – a filmed document of the Toronto punk scene. ‘Step Out Tonight’‘s crunching chords and blistering drumroll make it one of the better punk singles to come out of Canada back then, though Trinier’s vocals - more weird than quirky – may turn off a few ears. The mostly standard-issue mod on the flipside ratchets up the energy a notch. Still, this would have been a well spent two bucks at the time.

Although the band had an LP in the can by 1979, it unfortunately “became mired in a haze of failed expectations and legal difficulties involving CBS records. The 1995 CD Twenty 2 Months contained the album plus an assortment of demos and live tracks. All of the original members of the Mods recently reunited on November 26, 2006 for their first appearance in 26 years.

All photos courtesy photographer extraordinaire Rose Kapp


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