Thursday, 26 July 2007
The Mo-dettes (as in MODE-ttes not Modettes no mods here!) released this cover of "Twist and Shout" as a flexi-single with the first pressing release of their version of "Paint it Black" in the year of 1980. In contrast to a particularly haunting cover of "Paint it Black", this is pretty upbeat. The Mo-dettes were formed in London in 1979 with stateside born guitarist Kate Korus (former Castrators & The Slits), Swiss born ballet student Ramona Carlier who had left her homeland for lack of its punk culture, and two brits June Miles-Kingston and teen
runaway Jane Crockford. Interestingly Kate and Jane met on the set of The Great Rock'nRoll Swindle, where Jane had been sharing a flat with Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten!Listen! Listen! Listen! If you dont like it and have the receiptI'll give you a full refund!