Neo-psychedelic combo Mood Six was formed in London's West End in 1982; emerging from the remnants of mod revival groups like the Merton Parkas and the VIP's, their original lineup included Phil Ward, Tony Conway, Andy Godfrey, Guy Morley, Paul Shurey, and Simon Smith. Debuting with a pair of tracks on the A Splash of Colour compilation, the group immediately launched itself to the forefront of the short-lived British psychedelia revival; signing to EMI, Mood Six issued their first offical single, "Hanging Around," but were dismissed from the label when the follow-up, "She's Too Far (Out)," proved a commercial disappointment. In 1985, Mood Six resurfaced on the Psycho label with the LP The Difference Is..., jumping to Cherry Red to issue A Matter Of! a year later. After a long period of seeming inactivity the band returned in 1993, releasing And This Is It on their own Lost Recording Company label.
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