Stuck On Repeat: The Mo-Dettes’ “White Mice”

Nov 9th, 2006 // 4 Comments

modettes.jpgThe all-female UK quartet the Mo-Dettes had a slim, slightly spotty output, but their first, self-released single, “White Mice,” remains one of that era’s finest pure pop achievements–thanks in large part to the way the song ties together lead singer Ramona Carlier’s Swiss-accented mocking (“Don’t be stupid, don’t be limp / No girl likes to love a wimp”) and a backing “ooh-ahh” chorus that’s straight out of ’60s girl-group land.

Mo-Dettes – White Mice [MP3, link expired]
Mo-Dettes [Women of '70s Punk]

  1. eddy

    hoo-fucking-ray for some long-overdue mo-dettes love. i mean, the long blondes are great and all, but credit where it’s due.
    what’s next? “did you see her?” by pink military?

  2. mike a

    oh, this is awesome. what a great song. thank you for showing love for early ’80s femme-pop-postpunk. (pink military would be great. or the almighty dolly mixture, who i’m told had beef with the mo-dettes back in the day!)

  3. walkingdisaster

    Pink Military is a good but let’s not forget about “Mind Your Own Business” by Delta 5.

  4. MTS

    I do adore this band, however, the Long Blondes are bit more Lung Leg & Kenickie than Mo-Dettes. Seriously, listen to Maid to Minx. You’ll plotz.

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