June 21, 2017

Modcast #385: Back in the Saddle

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


Strypes -- Behind Closed Doors




May 25, 2017

Crack Open The Vaults Of The Modcast

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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May 7, 2017

Modcast #384: Something's Funky Up Here

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


Mako & The Hawk -- Party Goin' On







April 25, 2017

Modcast #383: Now Sounds of the Jet Set

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


Alan Hawkshaw -- Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue











March 28, 2017

Modcast #382: The Music Go Bang

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


March 14, 2017

Modcast #381: Screen Songs of the 60s

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


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



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March 3, 2017

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

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


The Orwells -- Who Needs You


The Novatones -- Daddy Didn't Know


The Blue Collars - Cheater



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February 7, 2017

Modcast #379: Put Some Pop In Your Punk

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)


The Dollyrots -- Twist Me To The Left







January 11, 2017

Modcast #378: Best of 2016

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


Pale Lips - Mary-Lou Sniffin' Glue


Cais Sodré Funk Connection - Offbeat




December 31, 2016

Modcast #377: The People Who Died

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

    JB's Allstars



    December 20, 2016

    Modcast #376: It's Not Christmas Yet!

    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


    December 4, 2016

    Modcast #375: Time Out In The Garage

    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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