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Nikki's Changed

by U.S. Mods

This classic U.S. Mods single offers a haunting, soft-rock version of the secret Nikki keeps hidden, and why.
Genre: Rock: Soft Rock
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Album Notes
"Nikki's Changed" was recorded at Rockhill Records, Studio One, in
Kettering, Ohio. Tom thought it would be interesting to write a lyric from
the perspective of a friend of a child molestation victim. The crime changes
Nikki, but also affects the people around her in a profound way. Nikki was
happy and fun, but now she's distant and withdrawn. Her friends, who loved
her, now feel pushed aside and left out of Nikki's inner life. Sad but all
too true, "Nikki's Changed" addresses a glimpse of life from a unique
perspective.

Tom Henninger and Mike Clements started the U.S. Mods in 1986. Mike was banging on the drums with a powerful, straight ahead attitude. Tom was playing his new songs that were inspired by the classic Joe Jackson album “Look Sharp”. Spunky, Hyper-Pop rock with a lyrical bend towards awkward love relationships and social inequities.

With the addition of Bruce Warren, one of the top bass players in the Dayton area, the U.S. Mods sound formed around a great chemistry, mainly beer.

In 1987, the U.S. Mods recorded and released “From The Free World” to college radio. “A Million Tears Away” held the #1 spot on a popular Cleveland college radio station for 4 weeks. The album was on the top 30 play lists of over 275 radio stations across the country.

Soon after, Dave Kraus joined the band as lead guitarist. It was time to let loose and when the Mods went back into the studio to record their new album “Station 7” they were fully engaged and ready to broaden their musical output. The result is a tight collection of songs building upon the Mods impressive musical vocabulary. “Station 7” finds the Mods taking chances lyrically, vocally and using the sound effects to bring out the deliberate, “Sgt. Pepper” sensibility.

In 1989, “Station 7” was released to college radio. Once again, college radio responded with over 320 college radio stations reporting the U.S. Mods on their top 30 play lists. The Mods also got a great deal of airplay on a prominent radio station in Dublin, Ireland. A radio station in Berlin, Germany also reported playing the U.S. Mods Station 7” LP.

By the summer of 1989 the Mods were working on their next album, “Mindless Moderation”. The album was finished, so what is on the CD is the Mods practicing the new songs for playing live and recording.

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