Originally released in 1995 this was their first album for three years and their first album of new TVPs material on Overground Records, who had previously issued two live albums, and reissued nine of their singles.
Featuring eleven new tracks, the album was recorded by Liam Watson at Toe Rag Studios and was a marked change of direction from the highly polished ‘Closer To God’.
“I wanted to get back to basics and recapture the spirit of the first two albums that were low budget and recorded quickly, that’s how all our best records were made” Dan Treacy 1995
Re-packaged with new artwork from the original artist Alison Wonderland and sleeve notes by Edward Ball (TVPs/The Times) the album will teach the kids of today everything they need to know about how to become a mod. What more could they want?
“If you’re a Mod, you’re a Mod twenty four hours a day, even working with other people, you’re still a Mod. Some of them just can’t understand older men with homes and families, it’s just a different world, but I’m past it now, I’m too old You’ve got to be sixteen to be a Mod, to be able to wear high heeled boots and long hair and not care what anyone thinks” Dan Treacy 1995
This was the last TVPs album of original material. Albums since have been either compilations or consisted of cover versions, and as such ‘I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod’ remains a remarkable testament to an extraordinary talent.