April 20, 2015

Modcast #326: Wow! Just wow.

Are you ready to be wowed? I've got a bunch of brand new music that is guaranteed to blow your socks off, as well some sixties beat music just to keep it interesting. So, make sure you've got the speakers turned up to 11 and you've got your dancing shoes on, because you're about to get wowed.

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Grace Love & The True Loves
-- Fire (2015)
The Corner Laughers -- Fairytale Tourist (2015)
Belle & Sebastian -- Allie (2015)
The School -- All I Want From You Is Everything (2015)
Skinny -- Mr. Bragg (2015)
Valley Lodge -- Go (2013)
The Neighborhood Bullys -- The Bully Stomp (2015)
FFS -- Johnny Delusional (2015)
Don Fardon -- I'm Alive (1969)
The Tages -- It's My Life (1967)
The Medallions -- Leave Me Alone (1967)
The Palace Guards -- Gas Station Boogaloo Downtown (1967)
The Zags -- Red-Eyed Dawn (2014)
Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry -- Some Kind Of hero (2014)
Dexters -- Worth Your While (2014)
The Masterplan -- What's Up With That (2004)


Valley Lodge -- Go



The School -- Is He Really Coming Home?




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April 2, 2015

Modcast #325: Saturday Morning Pop

Zoinks! Keep an on your cereal bowl kids, I am taking aim at a bygone Saturday morning tradition and planning to blow it away. I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids and their damn dog. Mod powers activate. Form of diamond geezer, shape of an aging ace....

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Lance Link & The Evolution Revolution -- Evolution Revolution
The Murmurs -- H. R. Puff N Stuff
The Bugaloos -- The Senses Of Our World
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes -- Inspector Gadget
MXPX -- Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
The Jackson 5ive -- I Want You Back
The Archies -- Sugar Sugar
The Monkees -- Randy Scouse Git
The Bedrock Rockers -- Sunny Sun Day
Josie & The Pussycats -- With Every Beat Of Your Heart
Schoolhouse Rock -- Verb, That's What's Happening
The Hardy Boys -- Sink Or Swim
The Electric Company -- Sweet Sweet Sway
The Ramones -- Spiderman
The Dickies -- Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah
Material Issue feat. Liz Phair -- The Tra La La Song
Lance Link & The Evolution Revolution -- Magic Feeling


Lance Link & The Evolution Revolution -- Superstatic, Instamatic, Electric Vibrations



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The Archies - Bang-Shang-A-Lang



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March 16, 2015

Modcast #324: The Rocking Dead

This week on the modcast I'm paying to tribute to some not so living legends. At least not living anymore. Sadly all these folks have passed on, but they've left behind musical legacies that have impacted and changed music forever. RIP.


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Quincy Jones featuring Amy Winehouse -- It's My Party (2010)
Jimi Hendrix -- Fire (1967)
The Doors -- Soul Kitchen (1966)
The Rolling Stones -- Under My Thumb (1966)
The Who -- Glittering Girl (1967)
The Beatles -- Twist & Shout (1963)
Small Faces -- Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1967)
Marvin Gaye -- What's Going On (1970)
Sam Cooke -- Shake (1964)
Otis Redding -- Heh Heh Baby (1964)
The Ramones -- Havana Affair (1976)
The Clash -- London Calling (1979)
The Lambrettas -- Go Steady (1980)
Stiv Bators -- The Last Year (1979)
Material Issue -- Something's Happened To Catherine (1998)
The Exploding Hearts -- Modern Kicks (2003)
The Ramones (intro by John Peel) -- California Sun (1976)


The Lambrettas -- Beat Boys In The Jet Age



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March 4, 2015

Modcast #323: Extra Soft And Absorbent

Welcome to the show kids, and what a show it's going to be. The first half of the show is packed full of brand new music, and the second half has a lot of really cool tracks from the past.

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The Mads -- What I Need (2015)
The Zags -- Play It Loud (2015)
The Spitfires -- Stand Down (2015)
Houdini Dax -- Apple Tree (2015)
The Action Jets -- In Your Arms Tonight (2015) (downloads)
Supertonic Sound Club -- Love Is A Four Letter Word (2015)
Hanky Panky -- A Queen Without A Crown (2015)
Paul Orwell -- Something Of Nothing (2015) (downloads)
The Get Up -- Get Lucky (2013)
Martha High & Speedometer -- You Got It (2012)
Pizzicato Five -- Sweet Soul Revue (1995)
Lou Courtney -- Trying To Find My Woman (1965)
The Von Bondies -- The Fever (2004)
The Monitors -- Gimme Direction (2013) (downloads)
Shoes -- She Satisfies (2012)
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes (2015)


The Von Bondies -- C'mon C'mon



Houdini Dax -- Apple Tree



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February 25, 2015

Modcast #322: Kicks & Chicks

Modcasts like this one don't come along very often. Only every week or so as I get 'em produced! This week is no exception, including all the professional production standards, great music, and as one modcast critic it put it "a voice never meant for radio." With an endorsement like that I know you won't waste anytime checking this week's offerings from the fine folks listed below.

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Yellowstone -- A Place With A Bar You Can Swim To (2014)
R.E.M. -- 1,000,000 (1982)
Joe Jackson -- Happy Loving Couples (1979)
The Clash -- Train In Vain (1979)
The Zipps -- Kicks & Chicks (1966)
The Sorrows -- You've Got What I Want (1965)
The Knickerbockers -- Lies (1964)
The Luvd Ones -- Up Down Sue (1966)
The Morlocks -- Promised Land (2010)
Wicked Ones -- Back To My Cave (198?)
Red Vines -- Johnson County (198?)
The Godfathers -- 'Cause I Said So (1988)
The Risk -- Weekend (2002)
Redondo Beat -- Can't Wait Until Saturday Night (2011)
Choo Choo -- I Hope You Feel (2007)
The Rising -- Free My Soul Tonight (2014)
The Artwoods -- Can You Hear Me (1965)


Luvd Ones -- I'm Leaving You


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February 7, 2015

Modcast #321: Another Bowlful O'Soul

This modcast is sizzling with soul. I'm still trying to recover from that heartbreaking loss the Seahawks suffered in the final seconds of the Sueprbowl last week. And, really the only way to get out of a funk like I've been in is ... well with something funky. So here it is, funkified for your pleasure.

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Check out Modcast #152 the original Bowlful O'Soul show.

James Brown -- Make It Funky Pt. 1 (1971)
Eddie Holland -- Leaving Here (1963)
Sam Cooke -- Sugar Dumpling (1962)
The Four Tops -- Standing In The Shadows Of Love (1966)
Little Richard -- A Little Bit Of Something (Beats A Whole Lot Of Nothing) (1967)
Roosevelt Franklin -- Alphabet Song (1974)
Eddie Floyd -- Soul Street (1974)
The Exciters -- Blowing Up My Mind (1968)
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- I Got High (2011)
Raphael Saadiq -- Heart Attack (2011)
Randa & The Soul Kingdom -- Be Yourself (2011)
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics -- Tried On A Smile (2014)
Harmony & Groove -- On The Fly Melody (2012)
Humble Souls -- Beads, Things And Flowers (1997)
Soulive -- Tonight (2009)
Andre Espeut's Quintet -- Let It Go (2013)


Roosevelt Franklin -- The Skin I'm In


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January 22, 2015

Modcast #320: Mod, Mod, Mod; Punk, Punk, Punk; Music, Music, Music

This week I turn on the way back machine and head back to the punk frontier of the late 70s and early 80s. Why is that? Well I just finished reading the completely fantastic Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys. It's the memoir of Slits guitarist Viv Albertine. For music fans, the first half of the book is really great recounting Viv's time as a part of the Sex Pistols inner-circle of friends, her on-again off-again tortured romance with Mick Jones and her encounters with everyone from Chrissy Hynde to Malcolm Mclaren.

The second half of the book is even better really, telling the story of the rest of Viv's life and her battles with cancer, men, and depression. It also chronicles her life as a filmmaker/videographer, wife and mother, and her eventual make-up with music after leaving it behind for almost 25 years. She has crazy will power and her personality is clearly a force of nature. It was inspiring and a great read and I highly recommend it.

So, reading that got me listening to a lot of the music that she wrote about and that got me digging through my old power pop and punk files and I decided rather than play a whole bunch of stuff you all probably know by heart I'd throw out some more obscure and less heard stuff. So I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I have putting this modcast together.


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Vicky & the Vengents -- Not Your Little Girl (2013)
The Zeros -- Radio Fun (1977)
City Limits -- Dancing In The Heat (1980)
The Models -- Man Of The Year (1977)
Richard & The Taxman -- Now We're Through (1980)
The Moderns -- The Year Of Today (1979)
The Modernettes -- Teen City (1980)
Algebra Moms -- Strawberry Cheesecake (1979)
Single Bullet Theory -- Five Strings (2013)
The Press -- Jimmy Jimmy (1979)
The Peens -- Thrill Me (1980)
Start -- Invisible Man (1981)
The Pink Tiles -- There She Goes (2014)
Home Blitz -- Secret Wave (2012)
Johnny Salvage -- I Got A Line (2013)
Barreracudas -- Baby Baby Baby (2011)
The Judes -- Go Mod (2014)


Berreracudas -- Girl



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January 13, 2015

Modcast #319: It's No Secret

Welcome back to the mod world. Digging through my music and unearthing a whole bunch of cool tracks this week. With everything from new stuff from Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and The Dollyrots all the way back to Jefferson Airplane and Small Faces, it's going to be quite a ride.

To accompany you on that journey how about a Maple Rum Sour?

2 ounces spiced rum
1 ounce maple syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
2 splashes Bar Keep baked apple bitters
Mix all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Electra -- Start All Over (2012)
Eleanor Friedberger -- Stare At The Sun (2013)
Franz Ferdinand -- Eleanor Put Your Boots On (2005)
Supergrass -- Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1997)
Acid House Kings -- Would You Say Stop? (2011)
Josie Cotton -- Run Pussy Cat (2007)
The Go-Go's -- Cool Jerk (1982)
Ivy & The Teachers -- Once Burnt Twice Learnt (1980)
Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo -- Inside Doubt (1982)
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -- One Way Punk (2014)
Goldfinger -- Here In Your Bedroom (1996)
New York Dolls -- Puss'n'Boots (1974)
The Detroit Cobras -- Village Of Love (2003)
The Beau Brummels -- Don't Talk To Strangers (1965)
Jefferson Airplane --It's No Secret (1966)
Small Faces -- Runaway (1967)
The Who -- Postcard (1974)
The Dollyrots -- Barefoot And Pregnant (2014)


The Dollyrots - Be My Baby (Ronettes Cover)



Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -- The Look of Love

January 5, 2015

Modcast #318: Take It To The Limit

Welcome to the new year. Got a nice mix of mostly new tracks this week with some new sounds from old friends as well as from some new voices. I think you'll dig it and it's a good way to kick of the new year.

New Year's Cranberry Margarita
2 shots tequila
2 shots cranberry juice
1/2 shot sweetened lime juice
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
Pour all ingredients over ice and shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail glass.

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The Low Twelve -- In My Dreams (2014)(stream/download)
Thee Wylde Fuzz Show -- Thinking (2014)
The Ace -- I'm Leaving You (2014)
The See No Evils -- Hanging Around (2014)
The 45s -- Around And Around (2014)
The Number Ones -- I Wish I Was Lonely (2014)
The Capers -- Go Against The Sun (2014)
The Frinchers -- My First Time (2014)
The Zags -- It's (2014)
The Empty Hearts -- Drop Me Off At Home (2014)
The Moons -- Heart And Soul (2014)
Men Of North Country -- Boy (2014)
The Len Price 3 -- Preying Mantis (2014)
The Rifles -- Go Lucky (2014)

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December 21, 2014

Modcast #317: Mr. Suave's Christmas Office Party

Well, here it is the second seasonal modcast this year! Joining me is Ken from The Shingles to help sort through a bunch of really cool Christmas tracks. Merry Christmas mods!

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Cute Lepers -- Cute Lepers Xmas Song
Angry Snowmans -- Egg Nog
The Dollyrots -- Because I'm Santa
Toy Dolls -- Credit Crunch Christmas
Bill Cosby -- Merry Christmas Mama
Jaymz Bee -- Sleigh Ride
Magnus T -- Snow Bunny
Marvin Gaye -- Purple Snowflakes
The Len Price 3 -- It's Christmas Time Ebenezer
Boss Martians -- 3 Ghosts
Chesterfield Kings -- Hey Santa Claus
Short Skirts -- Christmas Depends on You
Sleepwalkers -- Christmas Morning
Leevees -- How Do You Spell Channukkahh?
Lisa Mychols -- Lost Winter's Dream

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December 13, 2014

Mr. Suave's 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational

Ho, ho, ho, kiddies! It's time for another installment of the now annual Christmas Modcast invitational. That's right, as with all my VIP soirees this one is by invite only. I sent out a limited number of invites and moddoms publicity whores gobbled 'em right up. So, this year, you're going to be treated to a merry mix of seasonal sounds from all manner of podcasters, bloggers and musicians.


You'll hear from the kingpin of mod opinion-makers, Warren Peace of We Are The Mods, who's contribution proves that all a good fade takes is a steadily fiddled knob. And from the long reigning queen of mod podcasting, the one and only Penny Lane from Punks & Parkas. Also on board is the prince of power pop promotion, The Ice Cream Man; mod music maven, Modification's Melvyn Fickling, Mr. style and sophistication himself, soul dj Parka Pat; the mod world's favorite guest host, Ken from The Shingles, plus season's greetings from Paradise, The Idle Gossip, RAF, and The Inciters.

Finally, rounding out the show is a really fantastic spoken word essay from Mary Queen of Cosmos. Not to be missed. Trust me.

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Chris, John, Josh & Brad from RAF
Melvyn Fickling from Modifications Mod Radio
Ken from The Shingles
Mr. Suave
Mary Queen of Cosmos from Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World
Tamar Burke from Paradise
Warren Peace from We Are The Mods
Patrick Foisy from Parka Avenue
Don Roland from The Inciters
Mike Stilts from The Idle Gossip
Wayne from Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More
Penny Lane from Punks & Parkas
Kurtis Powers from The Face Radio

Check out last year's show here.