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Mood Six were a neo-psychedelic band formed in London's West End in 1981. Emerging from the remnants of mod revival groups like the The Merton Parkas and the VIPs, their original lineup included Phil Ward, Tony Conway, Andy Godfrey, Guy Morley, Paul Shurey, and Simon Smith.
Debuting with two tracks - "Just Like a Dream" and "Plastic Flowers" - on the A Splash of Colour compilation, the group immediately launched itself to the forefront of the short-lived British new psychedelia revival. Signing to EMI, Mood Six issued their first official single written by Tony Conway, "Hanging Around", but were dismissed from the label when the release of the follow-up, "She's Too Far (Out)," was aborted, leaving only white label versions in circulation. 80's artist Toni Basil chose to record her own version of "Hanging Around" and this is included as the B-side to her massive selling "Hey Mickey" single.
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. Two compilations were later released on Cherry Red, "Songs from The Lost Boutique" and "Cutting Edge Retro".
- Just like a Dream + Plastic Flowers (2 tracks from Various Artists compilation A Splash of Colour WEA K58415, 1981)
- Hanging Around / Mood Music (7" EMI 5300 1982)
- She's Too Far / Venus (White Label copies only with P/S) (7" EMI 5336 1982)
- Plastic Flowers / It's Your Life (12", Psycho Records, 1985) This is a re-recorded version of Plastic Flowers.
- The Difference Is... (LP, Psycho Records, 1985)
- What Have You Ever Done? (12", Cherry Red, 1986)
- A Matter of.. (LP Cherry ed 1986)
- I Saw The Light (12", Cherry Red, 1987)
- And this is it (LP Lost Recording company 1993)
- Plastic Flowers / It's Your Live (12", Old Gold, Spain, 1997)