December 11, 2019

Santa's sack is bulging . . . with past Christmas modcasts

Season greetings from the vaults. Here are a few of the past Christmas shows that I've dug out of retirement and reposted at Mixcloud for your listening pleasure. Please, please me by listening to them all. Check back occasionally as I'll be posting more as I uncover them.



Updated Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Modcast #421: Blowin' Up Christmas (2018)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and you know what that means. Time for another modcast office Christmas party. At past parties DJ Ken and I have thrown up on Christmas, been blown away by Christmas, blown off Christmas, but this year we're blowing up Christmas. Listen Now!

Modcast #399: Mr. Suave's Mod Tiki Christmast Extravaganza 2017
Another year, another Christmas modcast. The good tidings here are that at least this year we have a Christmas modcast! That's right I'm back with DJ Ken to bring you the yule you'll wish you could forget. It's tikirific! Listen now!

Modcast #398: Have Yourself A Mary Little Christmas
And now for something completely different. Well, okay, not completely different. The difference-maker this week is Mary Queen of Cosmos who is bringing her sleigh full of Christmas spirits to the modcast. Listen now!

Modcast #347: Christmas Extravaganza 2015
A damn good holiday show, if I do say so myself.
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Modcast #317: Mr. Suave's Christmas Office Party (2014)
DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me in queueing up a sleighfull of Christmas tracks.
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Modcast #288: Mr. Suave's 2013 Christmas Extravaganza
Another year, another Christmas office party. For this year's rat pack Christmas celebration, I'm joined again by my sometimes sober co-host DJ Ken from The Shingles. This year's extravaganza is strictly BYOB. You bring the spirits and we'll bring the cheer. Bottoms up! Listen now

Modcast #255: Mr. Suave's 2012 Christmas Extravaganza
Crazy, eclectic mix of tunes for the season including The Eels, She & Him, HB Radke, Eux Autres, Vince Guiraldi, Jigsaw Seen and lots more.
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Mr. Suave's 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Extravaganza (2011)
Well, it is Christmas time even if it doesn't really seem like it around Suave HQ. Usually I'm fully into the Christmas spirit by this time of the season, but this year just hasn't done it for me. As will be evidenced by the somewhat ho-ho-humbug attitude of this year's annual Christmas modcast extravaganza. Back to share his despair is Ken from The Shingles. Sadly the show was lost in the great hard drive crash in the winter of 2012.
In breaking news the missing show has been found! Listen now.

Modcast #219: Power Chords, Harmonies and Mistleto
I was lucky enough to have a chance to interview my old friend Dean Hoth, who is the lead singer of power pop trio The Eddies. We talked not just about what the band is up to, but more importantly to discuss a new Christmas compilation that is the perfect gift for any and all power pop loving mods out there. Powerchords, Harmonies and Mistletoe. Not a full Christmas show, but in light of the loss of 2011's show, this will have to do. Listen now

Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Swingin' Christmas Extravaganza
Merry Christmas kids. As always, I am joined by Ken from The Shingles for this year's big Christmas show, and it is big. We've got some nice new seasonal sounds from Pink Martini as well as classics from Sinatra and some cool stuff from Bob Francis, Jaymz Bee and more. Make sure your turkey is stuffed, your tree is trimmed, and your glass is full of Christmas cheer when you settle down to listen to this one. Listen now

Modcast #184: Mr. Suave's Mod Rockin' Christmas (2010)
A Christmas bonus! These are not your grandfather's Christmas songs, from Jimmy Severe and His Blue Christmas Boys to The Eels and The Cuban Mistletoe Crisis this hodgepodge of slightly different but cool yule sounds. Listen now

Modcast #150: Mr. Suave's 2009 Mod Christmas Extravaganza (AKA First Annual Swingin' Christmas Extravagana, Modcast Christmas Office Party)
No matter what the neighbors think, this is one cool and smooth modcast. I've enlisted Ken from The Shingles to join me in delivering a Christmas dozen -- that's 14 great songs. This is one holiday modcast that will go down in the history books with some great stuff from Miles Davis to The Very Foundation, from Farrah to Girl Trouble. It's all good, and it's all merry, and you're going to love it. Listen now


Mr. Suave's 2008 Christmas Modcast
It's time for the annual Christmas Modcast. This year's show is a cozy little combination of songs that go well with hot chocolate and peppermint schnapse. I've got a few seasonal surprises for you this year from The Shambles, The Wondermints, The Yobs, Girl Trouble and more. I'm sure you've all got a bunch of online shopping to do and I've got loads of Christmas cocktails to shake up, so on with the show. Listen now


The Modcast Invitationsls

Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves (Original modcast invitational)
The first ever modcast invitational with The Bang, The Ice Cream Man, The School, Warren Peace and more.
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Modcast #287: Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Light the lights, trim the tree, shake up some holiday concoctions and here from mod bands, bloggers, DJs from around the world as they share their fave tracks.
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Modcast #316: Mr. Suave's 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Wherein I'm once again joined by the likes of Penny Lane, RAF, Paradise, Warren Peace, The Ice Cream Man and many more sharing their favorite seasonal sounds.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #346: 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
This is the 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational. As I do each year I've sent out a decree to mod bands, DJs, bloggers, and podcasters that they present themselves for holiday inspection. Got a group of folks this year with some really great songs, a few classics, a couple of real gems. Inspector 12 says they passed with flying colors. Listen now

December 2, 2019

Modcast #439: Rock On!

This week's modcast rocks hard. It's a great collection of new tunes from garage to power pop and everything in between. Turn your speakers up to eleven.

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The Who -- All This Music Must Fade (2019)
Subculture -- Sound Of Truth (2019)
Acid -- Anything I Want (2018)
905s -- Sub Zero (2019)
The Muffs -- The Kids Have Gone Away (2019)
Miss June -- Best Girl (2019)
RÃ¥ttanson -- Kiss This Year Goodbye (2019)
It's Karma It's Cool -- Hipsters And Aeroplanes (2019)
Jetstream Pony -- Not The One (2018)
The Persian Leaps -- Catnip For Cupid (2019)
Big Stir Records Fourth Wave Compilation coming Dec. 5th, $5 from each sale to benefit The Ed Asner Family Center
The Armoires -- Pushing Forty (2019)
The Gotham Rockets -- What's Done Is Done (2019)
ANC4 -- Winner (2019)
Sleeper -- Look At You Now (2019)
The See No Evils -- Hold On (2019)
Three One Oh -- I Want It (2018)

SubCulture - The Kids Don't Dance





November 9, 2019

Modcast #438: The Soulution

If you've got a musical problem then this modcast is your soulution. Jam packed with fillers, thrillers and killers, guaranteed to get your blood pumping and to your toes tapping.

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The Vibrations -- Soul A Go Go
Little Archie -- All I Have To Do
Jimmy Castor -- It's Okay
Johnny Wyatt -- This Thing Called Love
Little Richard -- A Little Bit Of Something
Chubby Checker -- You Just Don't Know
The Pointer Sisters -- Send Him Back
The Supremes -- He's All I Got
The Marvelettes -- I'll Keep Holding On
The Elgins -- Heaven Must Have Sent You
Glady Knight -- It's Too Late For You And Me
Peaches & Herb -- I Need Your Love So Desparately
Rodger Collins -- You Sexy Sugar Plum
Johnny Jones & The King Casuals -- Purple Haze
Toni Basil -- Breakaway
Tony Christie -- Now's The Time

October 27, 2019

Modcast #437: It's Later Than You Think (Halloween, 2019)

Halloween is here, mostly on time even if later than you think. And DJ Ken is back with his annual corn maze of music, this time around going old school, new school, and all cool. Do the trick or treat and enjoy yourself.

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Panic! At The Disco - It's Almost Halloween (Single, 2008)
Damned - Street Of Dreams (Phantasmagoria, 1985)
No More Kings - They're Coming To Get You Barbara (III, 2014)
Actionslacks - When Evil Comes Around (Actionslacks,2012)
Muck & The Mires - Creep You Out (Cellarful of Muck, 2011)
Plasticsoul - All Died Pretty (Therapy, 2017)
Riverdales - Squirm (Invasion USA, 2009)
Interrupters (with Tim Armstrong) - Phantom City (Say It Out Loud, 2016)
Baked A La Ska - Calling All Ghosts (Skalloween, 2019)
Blondie - Die Young Stay Pretty (Eat To The Beat, 1979)
Police - Murder by Numbers (B-side of "Every Breath You Take", 1983)
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Talking Heads 77, 1977
Joy Division - Dead Souls (Still, 1981)
D.I. - Punk Rock Suicide (On The Western Front, 2007)
D.O.A. - Bring Out Your Dead (We Come in Peace, 2012)
Vista Blue - I'm Gonna Be You for Halloween (Tricks and Treats, 2019)
Dean Friedman - Death To The Neighbors (Squirrels In The Attic, 2005)
Connection - (It's A) Monsters' Holiday (Single, 2017)
Robbie Fulks - She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died) (Country Love Songs, 1996
Chris Price - Suicide (Homesick, 2012)
Fats Waller - Abercrombie Had A Zombie (Fats Waller 1940-1941, 1998)
Guy Lombardo - Enjoy Yourself (Decca Records 24825, 1949)

Yolanda Montes Tongolele - Mambo de la Muerte








October 21, 2019

Halloween is here and the treat bag is loaded with Modcasts!

Halloween is upon us!


THIS YEAR'S HALLOWEEN MODCAST
Modcast #437: It's Later Than You Think (Halloween, 2019)

DJ Ken is back with his annual corn maze of music, this time around going old school, new school, and all cool. Do the trick or treat and enjoy yourself.

Ever year about this time DJ Ken hunkers down in his basement lacing his candy with some serious vinyl and carving his annual Halloween Modcast. Here's ELEVEN razorblade free bagfuls of halloween musical goodies! That's right 11 halloween modcasts hosted by DJ Ken from The Shingles.  Links below.

Modcast #107: Monsters A-Go-Go! (2008)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2008/10/halloween-modcast-107-monsters-go-go.html

Modcast #144: Something Wicked This Way Comes (2009)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2009/10/modcast-144-something-wicked-this-way.html

Modcast #181: Monsters Rule O.K. (2010)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2010/10/modcast-181-monsters-rule-ok.html

Modcast #216: No Costume, No Candy (2011)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/10/annual-halloween-modcast-216-no-costume.html

Modcast #249: Rest In Peace (2012)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2012/10/modcast-249-rest-in-peace.html

Modcast #283: How Do the Dead Come Back? (2013)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2013/10/modcast-283-halloween-special-2013-how.html

Modcast #311: Death Is A Lonely Business (2014)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2014/10/welcome-to-annual-halloween-modcast.html


Modcast #341: Dig My Own Grave ( Halloween 2015)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2015/10/halloween-is-upon-us-which-means-it-is.html

Modcast #372: And When I Die (Halloween 2016)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2016/10/modcast-372-and-when-i-die-halloween.html

Modcast #395: DJ Ken's 10th Annual Halloween Modcast #395: Back From The Dead (2017)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2017/10/dj-kens-10th-annual-halloween-modcast.html


Modcast #417 Death Is Amongst Us (Halloween 2018)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2018/10/modcast-417-death-is-amongst-us.html








October 5, 2019

Modcast #436: Alexa can you hear me?

If you have an Alexa, or any digital assistant, you know how musically inept it can be. Mary Queen of Cosmos, one of the biggest abusers of Alexa ever, joins me as we set out to prove just how horrible Alexa's musical prowess really is when it comes to mod friendly music.

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Graduate -- Acting My Age (1980)
The Truth -- Spread A Little Sunshine (1985)
The Strypes -- What A Shame (2013)
Selecter -- On My Radio (1980)
English Beat -- Twist And Crawl (1980)
Madness -- Bed & Breakfast Man (1979)
The Specials -- Enjoy Yourself (1980)
White Stripes -- We're Going To Be Friends (2001)
Would Be Goods -- The Camera Loves Me (1988)
Brilliant Corners -- Growing Up Absurd (1985)
Archie Bell & The Drells -- I Can't Stop Dancing (1968)


Under The Influence: 2 Tone Ska



Doris Day -- Enjoy Yourself (1950)


September 6, 2019

Modcast #435: Lean Into It

Here we go again with Modcast #435, packed with great music as always.

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The Truth -- Keep On Keeping On (2019)
Pale Lips -- Mary-Lou Sniffin' Glue (2016)
The Control Freaks -- I Hate Your Face (2019)
Sour Ops -- Tinder Flame (2019)
Dollyrots -- Do You Love Me (2019)
Right Here -- More Delusions (2019)
The Not Amused -- Punks In Parkas (2016)
Slumberjet -- (Theme From) Our Street (2019)
Seazoo -- Throw It Up (2019)
The Safes -- Universal Heartbeat (2019)
The Embryos -- Wake Up Screaming (2019)
TV's Daniel -- Maybe We'll All Die (2019)
Redd Kross -- The Party Underground (2019)
Eli Paperboy Reed -- Burn Me Up (2019)

The Not Amused


The Dollyrots -- In Your Face


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August 18, 2019

Modcast #434: Blast Off!

Here comes another full show of cool new music, got some power pop, some psychadelic garage sounds and a whole set of the ladies.

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The Decibels -- Hey Emily (2018)
Ray Paul -- I Need Your Love Tonight (2019)
Nick Eng -- It's Alright (2019)
The Jeanies -- I Think You're The Wrong one (2014)
David Brookings & The Average Lookings -- That Girl's Not Right (2019)
Sleeper -- Paradise Waiting (2019)
Whenyoung -- The Others (2019)
Bleached -- Hard To Kill (2019)
In Deed -- Don't Need, Don't Care (2019)
Genya Ravan -- He Got Me (Whe He Got His Pants On) (2019)
The Premonitions -- Give Back What You Take (2019)
The Recalls -- Choose One (2019)
The Total Rejection -- 15 Miles Out Of My Mind (2019)
The Night Times -- Watch Your Step (2019)
André M -- The Downtown Shuffle (2019) (pre-order)


Ray Paul & RPM -- Brokenhearted (Live 1979)


Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Can't You Feel My Heartbeat


The Decibels -- Radio








July 29, 2019

Modcast #433: Done Messing Around

No more messing around, just bringing you a great music mix. Some new stuff. Some old stuff. And, it is all fun stuff.

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Cromm Fallon -- Out of Control (2019)
Shanda & The Howlers -- She Don't Want A Man (2017)
Bee Bee Sea -- Be Bop Palooza (2019)
The Speedways -- Seen Better Days (2019)
Subculture -- The Kids Don't Dance (2019)
Car City -- Foolish Pride (2019)
The Embrooks -- Don't Look at Me (2019)
Jim Basnight -- Best Lover In The World (2019)
Ex-Teens -- The New Victorians (2019)
Translator -- Gravity (1985)
The Chemicals -- Out Of My Mind (1984) (Check out Meanbean's other reissues)
The Crows -- Don't Play Around (1980)
The Reputations -- I Believe You (1980)
The Rousers -- Magazine Girl (1979)
The Laissez Fairs -- Redundant Beacah (2019)

Shanda & The Howlers -- Blue Eyed Trouble



The Speedways -- They Don't Know


July 18, 2019

Modcast #432: Blues in the Beginning

Everyone knows that jazz and soul played a big part in the early mod scene, and so of course did the blues. Mostly white British youth became enamored of delta blues belted out by black American musicians in the mid to late '50s. The sounds of Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, and Sonny Boy Williamson swamped London music clubs. A first wave of older players latched on to the music like Alexis Korner, Zoot Money, George Fame, Cyril Davies and Graham Bond. These early blues adopters took other younger musicians under the collective wings and mentored the future stars of the British invasion in rhythm & blues such as Long John Baldry, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Manfred Mann, Eric Burdon, Rod Stewart and more. It was these stars that the early mods embraced and turned into the icons of their burgeoning teen music scene. This then is the blues in the beginning of the mod era.

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Cyril Davies & His R&B All Stars -- Country Line Special (1962)
Davie Jones & The King Bees -- Liza Jane (1964)
George Fame & The Blue Flames -- Do The Dog (1963)
The Steampacket -- Baby Baby (1965)
The Artwoods -- If I Ever Get My Hands On You (1964)
Spencer Davis Group -- Midnight Train (1964)
Them -- Don't Start Crying Now (1964)
The Rolling Stones -- I'm A King Bee (1964)
The Kinks -- Bald Headed Woman (1964)
The Who -- Daddy Rolling Stone (1965)
The Yardbirds -- A Certain Girl (1964)
The Birds -- Next In Line (1965)
The Pretty Things -- Big City (1965)
Downliners Sect -- Tiger In Your Tank (1966)

The Birds - That's All I Need You For (cameo in The Deadly Bees 1966)


Mick Jagger talks about Cyril Davies


Eric Burdon, Stevie Winwood, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Rod Stewart (Steampacket) - I Feel Alright


Them - Here Comes The Night clip






July 1, 2019

Modcast #431: Jerry Dammers' Bootcamp

In 1980 musical currents were steeped in punk, post-punk, power pop, and new wave. The Specials were riding high off the success of their debut album, and founder Jerry Dammers pushed the band to immediately record a follow-up, More Specials. But rather than continue the DIY, punked up ska and reggae they had mastered on their first LP, Dammers pushed for doing something entirely different, something new and contrary to the popular sounds of the era.

In an interview in mid-1980 Dammers said: "It's time for 2-Tone bands to begin getting experimental. Some of the home-grown ska has started to become a cliche. We've got to start all over again." So he drove The Specials in hard left turn creating an album of easy listening, exotica, lounge music. And young mods like yours truly ate it up.

We didn't realize we were cutting our teeth on lounge music and that it was training us up for the coming cocktail revolution of the 1990s. There's no doubt that Jerry Dammers trained mods to like lounge, exotica, tiki and other incredibly strange music that we embraced decades later. So who are the people Jerry really trained? Who are the graduates of Jerry Dammers' Bootcamp? DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me in highlighting a few of Dammers contemporaries and his musical progeny.

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The Specials - Holiday Fortnight (1980)
Beautiful South - Tonight I Fancy Myself (1990)
Colourfield - Thinking of You (1985)
Blur -- To The End (La Comedie, feat. Francoise Hardy) (1995)
Everything But The Girl - I Must Confess (1984)
Animal Nightlife - Love Is Just the Great Pretender (1985)
Buster Poindexter - Knock 'em Down Whiskey (1994)
Combustible Edison -- Blue (1994)
Love Jones -- Alcohol & Little Pills (2011)
Madness - Return of the Las Palmas 7 (1980)
English Beat -- Can't Get Used To Losing You (1980)
Supergrass -- Coffee In The Pot (2005)
Style Council -- Luck (1985)
Jerry Dammers -- Riot City (1985)

Jerry Dammers interview 2014


"It would never have happened without Jerry Dammers. It was Jerry Dammers made all that happen." The Specials / Jerry Dammers (2 Tone)


Paul Morley talks to Jerry Dammers

















June 3, 2019

Modcast #430: All New Hits

What do you want? New music! When do you want it? Right freakin' now! Your demand is my command. I am but your humble music aggregator.

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Geoff Palmer -- All The Hits (2019)
Amoebe Teen -- Suit And Tie (2019)
The Mads -- Turn Me Up (2019)
Cromm Fallon -- Out Of Control (2019)
The Heck -- Cold As Ice (2019)
Pale Lips -- You're A Doll (2019)
Tacocat -- New World (2019)
Librarians With Hickeys -- And Then She's Gone (2019)
Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles -- Intergalactic Superlove (2019)
Nick Lowe & Los Striatjackets -- Love Starvation (2019)
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes -- 1-2-3-4 (2019)
Diplomats of Solid Sound -- Fool (2019)
Oliver Kennan -- The Tinkerer (2019)
The Planet Smashers -- Too Much Information (2019)
The Skints -- Learning To Swim
The Beat With Ranking Roger -- Maniac (2019)
Dfactor Pop -- Catch Us If You Can (2019)

Amoeba Teen -- Caught in the Middle


Planet Smashers -- Too Much Information