Mood Six

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


Mood Six were central to the short-lived UK psychedelic revival that swept London’s West End in the early 80s, and had evolved from various units with mod leanings. Drummer Simon Smith (3 December 1958, Merton Park, London, England; ex-Merton Parkas), songwriter Tony Conway (b. 28 February 1958, Newbury, Berkshire, England) and Andy Godfrey (b. 28 December 1957, Ilford, Essex, England) were both drawn from Security Risk, Paul Shurey and Guy Morley came from VIP’s, leaving only Phil Ward without high-profile previous experience. The group debuted on WEA Records’ 1982 new psychedelia compilation A Splash Of Colour. The band contributed two tracks, the catchy ‘Plastic Flowers’ and the atmospheric ‘Just Like A Dream’, although both owed as much to late 60s pop as psychedelia. The resulting publicity surrounding that scene led to an interview on BBC Television’s Nationwide and a contract with EMI Records. ‘Hanging...

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