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This Is Mod, Vol. 3: A Diamond Collection

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Volume three of the This is Mod Series focuses on the short-lived Diamond Records, a London-based label which sought to keep the mod revival on life support during the mid-'80s -- and nearly all of the label's output is here with the exception (thankfully) of the obscure Oi! band, the Business. Most of the bands, which includes the Scene, Long Tall Shorty, the Moment, the B Team, the Way Out, and the Rage, were more '60s purists than the Jam, but it's not much of a stretch to lump these groups in with their late-'70s predecessors. It is, however, hard to believe this stuff was being done as late as 1986.

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