MOJO PRESENTS: The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies (2006), Maximum ’65 (2000) & The Black Keys – The Live EP (2007)

FrontThree more freebies from MOJO. The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies is an excellent dirgey/garagey tribute to The Kinks’ frontman. Three tracks were recorded exclusively for this comp (*), while a few others come from other commercial Davies/Kinks tribs (This Is Where I Belong – The Songs Of Ray Davies And The Kinks & Give The People What We Want – Songs Of The Kinks). Maximum ’65 is a celebration of all things 1965. And, regardless of some of these tunes’ actual release dates, this is a stellar collection of winning Brit/pop that contributed to one fine, vintage year for pop music. One of MOJO’s earliest (and best) comps. The Black Keys – The Live EP might be more of a promotional union than anything else, but it produced this nifty live disc that, unless I’m mistaken, was later commercially released (or something)

MOJO Presents: The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies (March 2006)
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE Better Things (3:07)
STEVE WYNN This Strange Effect (2:47)
REDD KROSS Fancy (2:52)
MUDHONEY Who Will Be The Next In Line (2:09)
THE THANES You Shouldn’t Be Sad (1:56)
BILL LLOYD This Is Where I Belong (2:04)
* THE GREEN PAJAMAS A Long Way From Home (2:46)
YO LA TENGO No Return (2:00)
* KEVIN TIHISTA Situation Vacant (2:58)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY Tell Me Now So I Know (1:58)
* PETER BRUNTNELL Waterloo Sunset (3:26)
MARK LANEGAN Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl (4:12)
ED KUEPPER Steam Train (7:35)
GRAVENHURST See My Friends (8:48)

MOJO: Maximum ’65 (September 2000)
SMALL FACES Get Yourself Together (2:17)
JOHN MAYALL/BLUESBREAKERS I’m Your Witchdoctor (2:13)
DAVID BOWIE I Can’t Help Thinking About Me (2:47)
DONOVAN Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) (3:12)
P.P. ARNOLD (If You Think You’re) Groovy (2:58)
THE 5AM EVENT Hungry (2:28)
FLEUR DE LYS Circles (3:05)
THE SORROWS Take A Heart (3:16)
THE TIMEBOX Soul Sauce (2:59)
THE CLIQUE We Didn’t Kiss, We Didn’t Love, But Now We Do (2:35)
THE SPECTRES (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet (2:21)
THE CARNABYS Jump And Dance (2:39)
THE POETS Baby Don’t You Do It (2:29)
BILLY NICOLLS London Social Degree (2:23)
THE SEARCHERS Popcorn Double Feature (2:59)
STATUS QUO You’re Just What I Was Looking For (3:50)
CHRIS FARLOWE Handbags And Gladrags (4:00)
PENTANGLE Light Flight (3:17)
THE KINKS Waterloo Sunset (3:12)

MOJO: The Black Keys – The Live EP (August 2007)
No Trust (4:40)
Girl Is On My Mind (4:50)
10am Automatic (3:04)
Elevator (3:43)


  • Willard
    July 10, 2011 - 07:51 | Permalink

    Search HERE

    July 10, 2011 - 08:47 | Permalink

    Mojo sure loves the Black Keys, don’t they?

  • lemonflag
    July 11, 2011 - 00:45 | Permalink


  • July 13, 2011 - 10:13 | Permalink

    Thanks for the Black keys, I missed that one

  • Anonymous
    July 6, 2013 - 01:31 | Permalink

    Hey dude, thanks for all the fabulous Mojo comps, These three links all dead, any chance of re-ups?


    • Willard
      July 6, 2013 - 09:34 | Permalink

      New links up, thanks.

  • Irontree23
    July 6, 2013 - 21:00 | Permalink

    Great Stuff and thank you for the re up

  • Roddus
    July 7, 2013 - 00:00 | Permalink

    Awesomely quick response to re up requests, thanks so much.

  • Anonymous
    March 18, 2015 - 18:34 | Permalink

    Thanks for this continuing series, Willard.

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