Before I started my research the only thing I could remember about the Mo-dettes was that one of them, Jane the bassist, was once married to Woody from Madness.
I can now tell you they formed in London in 1979 and disbanded in 1982, released six singles and one album: “The Story So Far”. They are often described as an all girl punk band, which may be true but I have only heard this single from 1981, which I would describe as pop with attitude.
For more information look here.
For a John Peel session look here.
The line-up on this single is:
Ramona Carlier – Vocals (She’s from Switzerland, hence the wonderful spoken french in the middle of the song)
Kate Korus – Guitar
Jane Crockford – Bass (Who apparently once shared a flat with Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten)
June Miles-Kingston - Drums
MP3: The Mo-dettes - Tonight