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What is Mod? Mr. Suave's Mod, Mod World is one of the web's original modcasts celebrating mod music, and mod-influenced music from past eras including soul, ska, garage, sixties R&B power pop, punk, britpop, acid jazz, lounge, easy listening a



Updated: 2017-10-18T03:44:08.605-07:00

 



Modcast #393: Caution Gerbils May Explode If Kicked

2017-10-04T08:16:04.662-07:00

Action packed show this week, so hot it could explode into flames at any time.

Here we are turning the corner from summer to fall and heading into the back stretch of 2017 aimed at the finish line. There's about a dozen weeks left in the year and I've got seven modcasts to pump out in order to hit show #400. I was hoping to do that this year, but it's going to be tight. But I pumped one out for you this week that has lots of cool new music, as well as some ... er, shall we just call them more experienced sounds?

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Karla Kane -- Lilac Line (2017) (get the new album here)
Vista Blue -- Girl Who Can Curl (2017)
Oh! Gunquit -- Never Sorry (2017)
The Darts -- Revolution (2017)
Dirty Fences -- Goodbye Love (2017)
Duncan Reid and the big heads -- Bombs Away (2017)
Alvvays -- Plimsoll Punks (2017)
Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg -- Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (1995)
Mood Six -- Flowers and Boxes (1987)
Southern Culture on the Skids -- Freak Flag (2016)
The Selecter -- Frontline (2017)
Rude Boy George -Town Called Malice (2017)
Spy Kids -- Today's News (1991)
The Employees -- Pick It Up (1980)
King Apparatus -- Made For TV (1999)
The Jam -- But I'm Different Now (1980)


Dirty Fences -- Teen Angel
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Oh! Gunquit -- Lights Out
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The Corner Laughers vocalist debuts a soft and sensational new solo album

2017-10-03T16:23:43.313-07:00

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The Corner Laughers have become one of my favorite groups over the past decade. It's surprising because I'm not to fond of folk music, and they have folksiness in spades. Rather than folksy though I've always heard a sort of twee, poppishness to their songs. Vocalist Karla Kane has always ridden atop the Laughers music effortlessly, an integral part of the whole. When I realized the latest release was a solo project I wondered how that would sound. And now I know. It sounds great. Again surprising to me is my enjoyment of what can only be called a folk album. Kane's voice is strong and striking as always, reminding a little bit of She & Him's Zoey Daschenal not because they sound so similar but because they have this sort of ethereal quality that belies an elegant and underlying strength. They both share a softness around the edges that works especially well here for Kane when coupled with the thought provoking lyrics on songs like All Aboard, the feminist folk of Don't Hush Darling, and the album's title track King's Daughters Home For Incurables. Another striking song is Lilac Line, with Kane's customary ukulele twanging along, it boasts a catchy chorus and builds to what amounts to a crescendo for an otherwise subtly understated album. And it reminded me just a bit of the Beautiful South, which is a good thing in my book. Overall this is a strong and enjoyable solo debut, and maybe will inspire me to expand my listening boundaries even a bit further. I'm not going to stop hoping for another right proper album from the Laughers as a whole though!

Karla Kane's King's Daughters Home For Incurables will be released October 6th and you can order it here.



Modcast #392: What Is The Perfect Pop Song?

2017-09-19T23:31:29.092-07:00

What is the perfect pop song? Good luck on getting an answer. Most of us can't agree on what a pop song is, let alone which ones are perfect. Or near to. But, Mary Queen of Cosmos had the guts, the chutzpah, the balls if you will, to take up Mr. Suave's challenge to figure out the modern day perfect pop song. It's a good show with quote, "a lot of good upstroking and downstroking", so you know you're going to enjoy it on some level. What do you think? What is the perfect pop song, if there is such a thing? Are any of these that? I'll be the judge. The jury. And the executioner. If the Queen of Cosmos is lucky she will while away the rest of her life in musical purgatory. But if she's very, very lucky (hint, hint, I'm the judge) she won't have to pay for all the vodka she wasted making all those cosmos to make this show listenable.

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Nick Lowe -- Cruel To Be Kind (1979)
Sleigh Bells -- Rill Rill (2010)
Phoenix -- Girlfriend(2009)
Best Coast -- Feeling Okay (2015)
The Preatures -- How I Feel (2014)
The Beach Boys -- Good Vibrations (1966)
The Romantics -- What I Like About You (1980)
Green Day -- Basket Case (1994)
Devo -- Girl U Want (1980)
Sleater-Kinney -- Leave You Behind (2000)
The Postal Service -- Such Great Heights (2003)
The Rolling Stones -- Ruby Tuesday (1967)
The Cure -- Boys Don't Cry (1979)
Paul Weller -- Close To You (2004)
The Police -- Every Breath You Take (1983)

Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?
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Modcast #391: Beat Party

2017-09-06T12:36:17.839-07:00

Great line up on this week's show if I do say so myself. And I do. Lots of new music, as well as lots of great tracks from yesteryear.


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Action Skulls -- Mainstream (2017)
Gary Lewis & The Playboys --My Heart's Symphony (1966)
Graham Bond Organization -- I Want You (1965)
Count Five -- They're Gonna Get You (1966)
Small Faces -- What's A Matter Baby (1968)
Russ Kennedy & The Little Wheels -- I've Been Watching You (1966)
The Buzz -- Smithereens (2017)
Propeller -- Little Unsteady (2017)
Suzy & Los Quattros -- Start Again (2017)
Kwyet Kings -- Radiated By Your Charm (1997)
Teenage Fanclub -- Slow Fade (2005)
Now -- Into The 80s (1979)
Sick Sad World -- Skateboarding Girl (2015)
Liquid Soul -- Spam Sucker (2000)
Seaside Sons -- Let Me Be (2015)
Camper Van Beethoven -- The Day Lassie Went To The Moon (1985)


Northern Soulshaker Cocktail
Spicy Raspberry Jalapeno Margarita
2oz. Tequila
1oz. Jalapeno Liqueur
1oz. Sweetened Lime Juice
Crabbie's Scottish Raspberry Flavored Ginger Beer
Fresh raspberries and fresh jalapenos

In cocktail shaker stir together tequila, jalapeno liqueur and lime juice, and set aside. In a half-pint glass muddle half a dozen raspberries and some jalapeno slices in the bottom. Fill glass with ice, add the tequila mixture and fill the rest of the glass with the ginger beer. If you're looking for an extra kick add a few splashes of Bitterman's Hellfire Habanero Bitters. Garnish with lime slice.

Barnes & Barnes -- Party In My Pants
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Barnes & Barnes - Fish Heads
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Modcast #390: Joe Strummer's Bootcamp

2017-08-25T14:30:28.629-07:00

Unless you've been living under a rock you know all about the recent outbreaks of violence during protests, anti-protests, free speech marches, and so on. From Portland, OR to Portland, ME; Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Louisville. It seems like there is some sort of unrest just about everywhere. None of it more publicized though than the white supremacists and neo-Nazi's who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. We shouldn't be surprised, this has happened many times before. Sadly, it will likley happen many times again. Listen nowDownloadThis now famous quote from uber-contrarian Henry Rollins has been popping up in memes and social media over and over again. "This is not the time to be dismayed, this is punk rock time. This is what Joe Strummer trained you for." That got me and Mary Queen of Cosmos thinking and drinking (we do a lot of both). Who are the people Joe trained? Who are the graduates of Joe Strummer's Bootcamp? This week's modcast highlights just a few. The Clash -- Know Your Rights (1982)Gil Scott Heron -- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970)Jamila Woods -- Blk Girl Soldier (2016)The Julie Ruin -- I Decide (2016)Billy Bragg & Wilco - All You Fascists (2000)X -- See How We Are (1987)Propagandhi - White Proud and Stupid (1998)Body Count - No Lives Matter (2017)A Tribe Called Quest -- We The People (2016)Chumbawamba - Enough Is Enough (1994)The Offspring - L.A.P.D. (1992)Fink -- Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us (2011)Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes -- Wake up Everybody width="500" height="281" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RCTaGygj_z0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>[...]



Modcast #389: Unofficial Tiki Oasis 2017 International Intrigue Mix

2017-08-06T18:31:57.529-07:00

As is his usual modus operandi Ken from the cocktail syndicate is back with the officially Unofficial Tiki Oasis 2017: International Intrigue mix. It's really chapping my hide to have to listen to this since for the first time in a few years I'm not attending Tiki Oasis. I had to buy a roof and some siding for the house --neither of which I ever get to really look at you know seeing as they're on the outside and I'm on the inside-- which really put a dent in the old pocketbook. And following on the heels of my trip to New York, where the Suave's spent money like drunken sailors on leave, and ahead of an upcoming mele kalikimaka holiday expedition to the Hawaiian islands, money is tight. Like .... well never mind what it's tight like. Get a cocktail and loosen up for a good time. Listen NowDownload01. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra - Come Spy With Me (Come Spy With Me, 1966)02. Petula Clark - L'Agent Secret (Single, 1966)03. Ennio Morricone - Deep Down (Diabolik) (Danger: Diabolik Soundtrack, 1968)04. Barry Adamson - 007, A Fantasy Bond Theme (The Murky World Of Barry Adamson, 1999)05. Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Get Smart (Melbourne Ska Orchestra, 2013)06. Barbara Feldon - 99 (Single, 1966)07. Combustible Edison - Spy Vs. Spy (I, Swinger, 1994)08. Hollies Ft. Peter Sellers - After the Fox (After The Fox Soundtrack, 1966)09. Del Noah and the Mount Ararat Finks - Push the Button, Max! (Shots In The Dark, 1996)10. Clee-Shays - Ed Spy (Super Spy Themes, 1966)11. Bent Scepters - Harry Palmer (Blind Date with Destiny, 1997)12. David Whitaker Orchestra - Federation Of Finks (Music To Spy By, 1966)13. Corduroy - Follow That Arab (High Havoc, 1993)14. Swingerhead - She Could Be a Spy (She Could Be a Spy, 1998)15. Johnny Dankworth - Modesty Blaise (Main Theme) (Modesty Blaise Soundtrack, 1966)16. Carlo Montez - Danger In Go Go Boots (Nymphomania, 1998)17. Bikini Machine - Where's N°11? (An Introduction To Bikini Machine, 2003)18. Propellerheads - Spybreak! (Single, 1997)19. Joey Altruda - Tropical Espionage (Cocktails With Joey, 1995)20. Lalo Schifrin - Jim On The Move (Mission: Impossible Single, 1968)21. Billy Strange - Run Spy Run (The Secret Agent File, 1965)22. Wall of Voodoo - Spy World (Call Of The West, 1982)23. Walker Brothers - Deadlier Than the Male (Deadlier Than The Male Soundtrack, 1967)24. Mike Redway - Casino Royale (Unreleased Casino Royale Closing Credits, 1967)25. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Come Spy With Me (The Love I Saw In You Single, 1967)WELCOME TO TIKI OASIS TV! width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-xpRl5cu7JE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>[...]



Modcast #388: Deep Diving the Revival

2017-07-31T13:12:07.295-07:00

Welcome to Modcast #388 in which I deep dive the mod revival and post-punk late '70s early '80s mod revival this week. There are a few here that most of you will know, but much of the rest is a bit more obscure. But no less better for being less renowned that's for sure. If you know 'em all, and if you don't sit back and enjoy the show.

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Dirty Looks -- Let Go (1980)
The Scene -- I've Had Enough (1979)
Normal Day -- Angelina, Angelina (1980)
Screen Gemz -- Teenage Teenage (1979)
The Donuts -- All The Innocent Girls (1980)
The Fans -- You Don't Live Here Anymore (1980)
Nirvana Devils -- Some Foreign Shore (1985)
The Jetz -- Moderns For A Day (1983)
Wildfang -- Like Ringo (1984)
City LImits -- Dancing In The Heat (1980)
Strangeways -- Show Her You Care (1978)
Rudi -- The Pressure's On (1979)
The Really 3rds -- Everyday, Everyway (1981)
The Piranhas -- Fiddling While Babylon Burns (1980)
Starjets -- 10 Years (1979)
The Jetset -- Count The Beating Hearts (1985)

Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

Dirty Looks -- Lie To Me
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The Jetset -- Wednesday Girl
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Modcast #387: Twophers

2017-07-16T14:07:06.974-07:00

It's double the listening pleasure, twice as nice, two times the fun, on all new Modcast #387: Twophers. Because, I'm playing two tracks from every artist this week. Started out with a couple of bands that I just couldn't decide which track to include, and so I thought what the hell I'll play both. And, so here we are with a whole of show of double doses of musical goodness.

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The MnM's -- Knock Knock Knock (1980)
Peter Perrett -- An Epic Story (2017)
Peter Perrett & The One -- I'm Not Like Everybody Else (1994)
Playboy Manbaby -- Last One Standing (2017)
Playboy Manbaby -- You Can Be A Fascist Too (2016)
The Buttertones -- Sadie's A Sadist (2017)
The Buttertones -- Matador (2017)
Hurry -- Fascination (2016)
Hurry -- Under Her Thumb (2016)
Ragamuffins -- Dance 'Til Your The Last One Standing (2016)
Ragamuffins -- Telling Tales (2015)
Mando Diao -- Long Before Rock'n'Roll (2006)
Mando Diao -- Tv And Me (2006)
The MnM's -- I'm Tired (1980)

The Ragamuffins - Dance (Til You're The Last One Standing)
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Playboy Manbaby -- Last One Standing
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Peter Perrett -- How The West Was Won
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Modcast #386: The Shingles Ruin Summer Again

2017-07-06T12:19:55.929-07:00

Only the second episode of season 11 and I'm already shirking my modcasting duties and turning the show over to The Shingles. DJ Ken is joined by Michael Simmons and the two deliver some seriously suave sounds for your summer soundtrack.


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01. Beach Boys - It's a Beautiful Day (Americathon Soundtrack, 1979)
02. Supergrass - Sun Hits The Sky (In It for the Money, 1997)
03. Randell Kirsch & Papa Doo Run Run - California Sleepwalking (Santa Cruz, 2001)
04. Rick Henn - Girl On The Beach (Single, 1973)
05. Explorers Club - California's Callin' Ya (Together, 2016)
06. Thee Midniters with Godfrey - Down Whittier Blvd. (Single, 1967)
07. Tikiyaki 5-0 - Supernova (Introducing The Exotic Sounds Of Tikiyaki 5-0, 2016)
08. XTC - Grass (Skylarking, 1986)
09. Electric Soft Parade - Summertime In My Heart (Idiots, 2013)
10. Mark Eric - Place For The Summer (A Midsummer's Day Dream, 1969)
11. Rumer - Pizza And Pinball (Into Colour, 2014)
12. Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (National Lampoon's Vacation Soundtrack, 1983)
13. Johnny Aloha - Drink To Hawaii (Lavapalooza: Richard Cheese Presents Johnny Aloha, 2010)


1966 Surfing, Skateboarding and Bikinis
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Modcast #385: Back in the Saddle

2017-06-21T06:35:47.380-07:00

I'm baaaaack. Did you miss me? My first extended sabbatical from the modcast is over. It only took 10 years for me to take a real break. That's right I've got ten full years of modcasting under my belt now. So welcome to season eleven. And that puts us at the halfway mark of 2017, so I've got lots of new music from the first of half of the year.

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Eggstone -- Shooting Time
One Way Ticket -- Miss Grievous
Los Padrinois -- La Pinta Completa
Blondie -- Doom Or Destiny
Honeychain -- Lucky One
Indonesian Junk -- Crimes
Courtney Barnett -- How To Boil An Egg
Kurt Vile -- Pretty Pimpin'
The Charlatans -- Let's Go Together
The Mountain Goats -- Rain In Soho
The Strypes -- Behind Closed Doors
Eggstone -- Like So


Honeychain -- Messy Love
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Strypes -- Behind Closed Doors
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Crack Open The Vaults Of The Modcast

2017-05-25T13:42:07.597-07:00

While I take a short break and try to get things back on track you should crack open the vaults and check out some of the past modcasts. Here's what's online right now. If there's a past show you'd like to hear just let me know and I'll hook you up.

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Modcast #384: Something's Funky Up Here

2017-05-08T16:11:47.755-07:00

Hello funkonauts! This is the funkiest modcast in a long while, so I hope you're in for some very cool super soul. This is soul music, superfunkified, always cool, always fresh, sometimes jazzy, occasionally with a hint of acid, and never without a full dose of the disco. This is funky.

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Quasamodo & The Q Orchestra -- Funkentstein (2013)
Skeewiff -- Get Down To The Pumpe Up Funk (2015)
Onam Agemo & The Disco Jumpers -- The Disco Jumpers (2017)
Ikebe Shakedown -- Curitiba Strut (2017)
Shaolin Temple Defenders -- Super Nacho Funk (2013)
Midas Touch -- Big Deal! (1977)
Jazzkantine -- Funky Old Kantina (2016)
Club Des Belugas -- Skip To The Bip (2006)
Lack Of Afro -- Holding My Breath (Feat. Jake Morley) (2011)
Mako & The Hawk -- The Devil Made Me Do It feat. Chima Anya (2016)
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- I Got High (2011)
Jamiroquai -- Superfresh (2017)

Northern Soulshaker Cocktail



JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- You Can't Break Me
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Mako & The Hawk -- Party Goin' On

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Modcast #383: Now Sounds of the Jet Set

2017-04-25T00:13:49.473-07:00

Flashback to 1968 and think go-go boots for her and cuban heels for him. All the while the groovy now sounds of the jet set generation are smoothing out the rough edges all around.

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Giancarlo Barigozzi -- Airport Rock (1972)
Addy Flor Orchestra -- Chica Do Verrao (1977)
John Cacavas & The Marc Duval Orchestra-- Breakout For Bass (1973)
Roger Webb & The Paul Dupont Orchestra -- Go-girls (1970)
Claus Ogerman -- Right Now (1965)
Bob Crewe Generation -- Theme For A Lazy Girl (aka Miniskirts In Moscow) (1967)
Henry Mancini -- Odd Ball (1959)
Henri Rene -- Whispering (196?)
The Young Lovers -- The Black Queen's Beads (1968)
Bob Thiele & His Orchestra -- Krishna (1967)
I Componenti -- Zeus (1967)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass -- Slick (1968)
Garry Blake & His Orchestra -- Soul Coaxing (1968)
Keith Mansfield -- Mexican DJ (1969)
Lalo Schifrin -- Anpacondra Soul (1965)

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Keith Mansfield -- Exclusive Blend
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Alan Hawkshaw -- Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue
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Modcast #382: The Music Go Bang

2017-03-29T12:13:54.740-07:00

This week's modcast is fully loaded and ready to explode with great music, new and old.

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The Steven McDonald Group -- Motorboat (2002)
The Pacifics -- When I'm Gone (2017)
Fuzzy Vox -- I Got A Girl (2016)
The Eddies -- Nuclear Boy (2016)
Action Jets -- Rock'N'Roll Drag Queen (2017)
Fascinations Grand Chorus -- Growing (2016)
Honeychain -- Messy Love (2017)
Ken Sharp -- Solid Ground (2016)
Fred Thomas -- Brickwall (2017)
Milk'n'Cookies -- Chance To Play (1975)
X -- Make The Music Go Bang (1983)
The Giljoteens -- Before My Eyes (2007)
The Undertones -- There Goes Norman (1980)
The Kids -- Your Eyes (1982)
Them -- I Can Only Give You Everything (1966)

Northern Soul Shaker Cocktail


Fuzzy Vox -- Distracted
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Modcast #381: Screen Songs of the 60s

2017-03-14T23:53:04.979-07:00

This week I am joined by the inimitable Mary Queen of Cosmos as we explore songs from films of the sixties. If you like movies, especially movies from that decade of decades, then you're going to love this week's modcast.

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Goldfinger -- John Barry Orchestra feat. Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, 1964)
Moon River -- Aretha Franklin (Breakfast At Tiffany's, 1961)
Mrs. Robinson -- Booker T & The MGs (The Graduate, 1967)
Promises, Promises -- Dionne Warwick (Promises, Promises, 1968)
Aruba Liberace -- Liberace (Where The Boys Meet The Girls, 1965)
Ain't That A Kick In The Head -- Dean Martin (Ocean's 11, 1960)
Lonely Room -- Adolph Deutsch (The Apartment, 1961)
The Cincinnati Kid -- Ray Charles (The Cincinnati Kid, 1966)
Bring Down The Birds -- Herbie Hancock (Blow-Up, 1966)
Theme From The Magnificent Seven -- Al Ciaola (The Magnificent Seven, 1960)
Barbarella -- The Bob Crewe Generation (Barbarella, 1968)
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly -- Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, 1966)
The Pink Panther -- Henry Mancini (The Pink Panther, 1963)
Casino Royale -- Herb Alpert (Casino Royale, 1967)

Barbarella -- Opening Credits
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Dean Martin -- Ain't That A Kick In The Head

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Modcast #380: Mr. Suave's Grabbag of Goodies

2017-03-03T15:09:29.447-08:00

From Britpop to power pop to indie pop I've got a grabbag full of all sorts of goodies on this week's modcast.

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Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation -- Some Velvet Morning (1986)
The Orwells -- Black Francis (2017)
The Novatones -- Living For the Weekend (2011)
The Blue Collars -- Happy Pills (2013)
The Gallery's -- You Don't Really Love Her (2017)
The Sherlocks -- Was It Really Worth It (2017)
The Corner Laughers -- Just Can't Get Enough (2015)
Skinny -- Live For Today (2012)
Title Tracks -- Cain And The Twigs (2011)
The Magnetic Fields -- Andrew In Drag (2012)
The Bodines -- Heard It All (1987)
The Style Council -- Down In The Seine (1985)
James Taylor Quartet -- Woman (2011)
The Charlatans -- I Don't Wann See The Sights (1991)
Veronica Falls -- If You Still Want Me (2013)


Northern Soulshaker Cocktail
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The Orwells -- Who Needs You
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The Novatones -- Daddy Didn't Know
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The Blue Collars - Cheater
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Modcast #379: Put Some Pop In Your Punk

2017-02-08T08:13:31.303-08:00

Two great tastes that taste great together, power pop and punk. Or, pop punk for short. I hesitate to call this a pop punk show but definitely leans in that direction. If you like those original pop punkers The Ramones, or Nikki & The Corvettes or The Go-Gos or The Muffs, Green Day, The Presidents of the United States, The Fastbacks, and so on then you are going to dig this week's show.


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Vista Blue -- I Don't Know Where Dr. Frank Lives (2016)
The Dollyrots -- Save Me (2016)
Tacocat -- Crimson Wave (2014)
The Tuts -- 1982 (2016)
Dollsquad -- Rock-N-Roll Boy (2006)
Suacy Yoda -- Wonton (2010)
Dirty Fences -- 2X2 (2016)
The Malakas -- Cigarettes And Heroin (1999)
General Tso's Fury -- Cereal Time (2015)
Bare Wires -- Runaway Hear (2009)
Blink-182 -- She's Out Of Her Mind (2016)
The Pink Tiles -- State Of The Nation (2015)
Wiseguys -- Invalids (1996)
The Riptides -- Shit Outta Luck (2009)
Somerdale -- Coolest Kid In The Room (2016)

Northern Soul Shaker Cocktail

The Dirty Fences -- Judy (Don't Go)
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The Dollyrots -- Twist Me To The Left
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Modcast #378: Best of 2016

2017-01-11T13:56:39.537-08:00

I'm not so over 2016, especially all the good music it delivered. I've got 18 great songs from 18 great bands on today's show. How good was 2016? So good none of these also really great bands made that cut: Men of North Country, Vista Blue, Teenage Fan Club, The Darts, Flat Five, Madness, Seven Long Years, The Q, The Posies, The Eddies, Charles Bradley, James Hunter, Explorers Club, Fashionism, The Zolas, Nick Pride & The Pimptones, Dustaphonics, The Regrettes, Eli Paperboy Reed, Girl Ray, Dogtooth, The Ace, Plan-B, The Fleshtones, The Julie Ruin. Stunning isn't it?! Here's to 2017 being able to deliver as much great tunage.

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Tommy & The Rockets -- Here Comes Summer
The Zags -- Sick Stereo
The Lash Outs -- Validation Song
The Kickstand Band -- Stay Inside
Pale Lips -- (You Make Me) Wanna Be Bad
The Well Wishers -- Impossible To Blame
French Boutik -- Je Ne Suis La
Hurry -- Under Her Thumb
Trolley -- Crying All The Time
The Soul Snatchers -- Use It Up
Quantic & Flowering Inferno -- 1000 Watts feat. Christopher Ellis
Lack of Afro -- Walk In The Sun feat. Professor Elemental
Cais Soder Funk Connection -- One Of These Days
ABC -- Singer Not The Song
Weezer -- (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
Green Day -- Still Breathing
B-Movie -- San Francisco
The Monkees -- Good Times


Le Casse - French Boutik
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Pale Lips - Mary-Lou Sniffin' Glue
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Cais Sodré Funk Connection - Offbeat
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Modcast #377: The People Who Died

2017-01-03T10:00:25.760-08:00

If ever a year demanded a wake it's 2016. Have we ever felt more deeply the loss of so many cultural icons from Muhammad Ali to George Michael (hey I still love Wham's first album, so there!), Garry Shandling to Garry Marshall. It was just a shitty year for the touchstones of Gen X, the people we grew up with. The defacto mom who raised us, Florence Henderson, to the defacto royalty, Princess Leia, who was a role model to even us boys. So many writers, actors, singers and storytellers, too many to count and seemingly more than most other years for some reason.

So, here's the wake, my and Mary Queen of Cosmos take on celebrating the end of the year, wherein we play a few songs, raise a few drinks, and remember all of those who now leave us only with those memories.

First rule of 2017? Don't talk about 2016.

Mary Queen of Cosmos recommends some additional reading/listening:
  • I'm Afraid of Americans -- by Thurston Moore on performing with David Bowie

  • GuyClark -- The songwriter's songwriter, Texas-born. A master story-teller. Hard-living, hard-loving, hard-working, he died in May at the age of 74. Rolling Stone beautifully eulogizes him much more eloquently than I ever could.

  • Sharon Jones on NPR:
    http://www.npr.org/2016/07/28/487707877/soul-singer-sharon-jones-the-cancer-is-here-but-i-want-to-perform
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126558180


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    Jim Carroll -- The People Who Died
    David Bowie -- I'm Afraid of Americans
    Guy Clark -- Walkin' Man
    Sharon Jones -- Without A Heart
    Al Caiola -- Temptation
    Alan Brown Set -- Mr. Pleasure
    Mose Allison -- You're Mind Is On Vacation
    Prince - Paisley Park
    Tribe Called Quest -- Can I Kick It?
    Earth, Wind & Fire -- September
    Inspiral Carpets -- This Is How It Feels
    The Untouchables -- City Gent
    The Specials -- Enjoy Yourself
    David Bowie -- Lazarus

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    Modcast #376: It's Not Christmas Yet!

    2016-12-20T00:00:47.583-08:00

    It's not Christmas yet, so no Christmas songs this week. You'll get a full dose of that stuff on Christmas eve when DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me for the 10th Annual Modcast Office Christmas Party.

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    Dog Party -- 'Til You're Mine (2016)
    The Darts -- Revolution (2016)
    Miss Chain & The Broken Heels -- Uh Uh (2016)
    The Charms -- Boys Room (2003)
    The Bay Rays -- New Home (2016)
    Andre Williams -- What Now (2016)
    The Toasters -- House Of Soul (2015)
    Alexia Coley -- Love At First Sight (2016)
    Joel Sarakula -- Northern Soul (2015)
    Trambeat -- Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2015)
    The Dip -- Working Man (2015)
    The Jennifers -- Danny's Song (1992)

    Dog Party -- Los Angeles
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    Modcast #375: Time Out In The Garage

    2016-12-06T14:45:25.710-08:00

    It's time to get back out in the garage for some pounding, driving, hard rock-n-rolling. From yesteryear to this year here's a whole modcast packed with great garage rock.


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    Fuzzy Vox -- Distracted (2016)
    Echoes Of Carnaby Street -- Baby Doesn't Know (1966)
    The Blues Magoos -- Pipe Dream (1967)
    The Traits -- Nobody Loves The Hulk (1969)
    Quik -- I Can't Sleep (1967)
    Acid Drops -- She Laughed Out Loud (1987)
    The Crawdaddys -- You're Gonna Need My Love Someday (1981)
    The Lyres -- Busy Body (1984)
    The Miracle Workers -- Flashing Red Light (1984)
    Green Telescope -- Make Me Stay (1986)
    The Shoutless -- I Tell No Lies (1984)
    Kaz Mirblouk -- The Narrows (2016)
    The Blind Owls -- Unwanted Men (2016)
    The Regrettes -- Hot (2016)
    The Pinheads -- Wildfire (2016)


    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

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    Modcast #374: Get Hip!

    2016-11-22T13:20:16.292-08:00

    "We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster." It worked for Steve Austin, and I'm hopin' it works for me. I'm going in for a hip replacement so I can get back to dancing, back to scootering and, just back to it all in general. This modcast is better, stronger, faster and totally hip.

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    Plan B -- What's On Your Mind (2016)
    Madness -- Grandslam (2016)
    The Mads -- The Way She Smiles (2016)
    ABC -- The Singer Not The Song (2016)
    The Monkees -- A Better World (2016)
    The Kickstand Band -- I LIve For The Sun (2016)
    Vista Blue -- Crystal Lake (2016)
    Green Day -- Revolution Radio (2016)
    Blink-182 -- She's Out Of Her Mind (2016)
    The Feels -- You're Gonna Haunt Me All My Life (2016)
    Q -- Stumble (2016)
    The Dealers -- Baths & Whirlpools (2016)
    Seven Long Years -- Come On Run With Me (2016)
    The Ragamuffins -- Paint By Numbers (2013)
    The Montesas -- Midnight Beat (2003)
    The White Wires -- I Can Tell (2010)


    Plan B -- I Don't Mind
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    The Mads - The Way She Smiles
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    The Dealers - My Mind
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    Mr. Suave's Electile Dysfunction Election Night Special

    2016-11-08T15:37:01.660-08:00

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    Modcast #373: The Ladies of Britpop

    2016-11-07T12:01:15.115-08:00

    This week's show is focused on Britpop's leading ladies. The boys of Britpop have got their due over the years, but in my opinion the ladies are all too often forgotten. So here they are in all their musical glory.


    Technical note: For some reason Podomatic is not playing friendly with all browser platforms. It seems to work best with Chrome lately, and not so well with ID or Firefox. If you have trouble streaming or downloading, I have also uploaded the modcast to Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/mistersuave/modcast-373-the-ladies-of-britpop/]


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    Kenickie -- Punka (1996)
    The Audience -- I Know Enough ( I Don't Get Enough) (1998)
    The Darling Buds -- Think Of Me (1988)
    The Flatmates -- Happy All The Time (1985)
    Velocette -- Get Yourself Together (1999)
    Republica -- Drop Dead Gorgeous (1996)
    Sleeper -- Delicious (1995)
    Sleeper -- Lie Detectors (1996)
    Dubstar -- No Morscrite (1997
    Echobelly -- Car Fiction (1994)
    Fluffy -- I Wanna Be Your Lush (1997)
    Salad -- Drink The Elixir (1995)
    Elastica -- Waking Up (1995)
    Lush -- Hypocrite (1994)
    The Popguns -- Living In Sin (1991)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail


    Saffron Interview
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    Fluffy -- Nothing

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    Echobelly -- King of the Kerb

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    Modcast #372: And When I Die (Halloween 2016)

    2016-10-29T09:38:00.599-07:00

    Halloween is upon us and that means it's time for DJ Ken from The Shingles to roll out his annual haunting of the modcast. So, get your best costume on, indulge in your favorite candy, imbibe your favorite cocktail and enjoy DJ Ken's 9th annual Halloween modcast.


    Due to technical bullshit difficulties week's show is now streaming from Mixcloud.


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    01. Smiths - Cemetry Gates (The Queen Is Dead, 1986)
    02. Japan - Halloween (Quiet Life, 1979)
    03. Beautiful South - Don't Fear The Reaper (Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs, 2004)
    04. Devo - Monsterman (Something Else For Everybody, 2013)
    05. Cryptics - You're Evil (Time Machine: The History Of Canadian 60's Garage Punk And Surf (1985-95))
    06. Damned - Born To Kill (Damned Damned Damned,1977)
    07. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Ghost Riders In The Sky (Love Their Country, 2006)
    08. T.S.O.L. - Silent Scream (Dance With Me, 1981)
    09. Misfits - Vampira (Walk Among Us, 1982)
    10. Turbonegro - Hi, I Got No Pulse (City Of Satan CDS, 2005)
    11. Arctic Monkeys - Red Right Hand (Crying Lightning Single B side, 2009)
    12. Holophonics - Bark At The Moon (MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween, 2014)
    13. Mission Creeps - Skeletons (Midnight Blood, 2013)
    14. Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) (This Modern Glitch, 2011)
    15. Joe 90 - And When I Die (Final Destination Soundtrack, 2000)
    16. Adam & the Ants - Killer in the Home (Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)
    17. Echo & The Bunnymen - Nocturnal Me (Ocean Rain, 1984)
    18. Robin McKelle - Go To Hell (Modern Antique, 2008)


    Disneyland Showtime 1970
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