February 5, 2016

Modcast #350: Bring It On!

Bring it on I can take it. Whatever you can dish out, I can eat it up. This week's show doesn't take no prisoners, and certainly don't take no shit. Whether it's brand new or classic, garage rock, psych rock or power pop, this is the modcast that's bringin' it all on. Hold on to your lids kids, it's gonna be a wild ride.

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The Saucy Jacks -- Goin' Out Tonight (2016)
Action Jets -- Tarot Cards (2016)
Sha La La's -- Bring It Down On You (2015)
The Terraces -- The Hustler (2015)
The Harringtons -- On My Mind (2015)
Trambeat -- Breaking The Rules (2015)
The Originators -- A Little Supreme (2015)
Denis Lotis -- The Finger Points At You (195?)
The Mickey Finn Group -- Garden Of My Mind (1966)
The Birds -- Magic Words (1966)
The Living Eyes -- Stuck In My Own World (2013)
The Quick Beats -- Sorry (2014)
The Trypt Up -- Love's Gone Bad (2012)
Slade -- Wild Winds Are Blowing (1969)
The Whereabouts -- I Don't Care (2014)
Graham Coxon -- Freakin' Out (2004)

Sha La La's -- Soul Of The Nation

January 21, 2016

Modcast #349: It's Go Time

After five hours in the ER with two pelvic x-rays, a chest x-ray and CT scan, I can say with great assurance that it is not go time for yours truly. With as many broken bones as I have between my back and my ribs, go time is a long time from now. Lest there be any wild rumors about what I was doing at the time this all came about, let me assure, dear listener: it was the dog's fault! Indeed, I'm pretty sure he, the Notorious G.I.B., pushed me. But I lack good security cam footage so we'll never know for sure. As I lay here recovering all I've got to console me is some wild, strange, soothing, swinging, engaging music. And I'm sharing it with you. Along with the recipe for my current pain killer chaser, the gin basil smash. And smashing it is.

Gin Basil Smash
2 Parts Hendrick's Gin
1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Part Simple Syrup
8 torn and quartered basil leaves
Add basil to base of cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard over ice. Strain over an ice-filled rock glass. (If you've recently been thrown down stairs by your animal companion you are encouraged to follow that first sip with a couple of percocet.)

Listen Now

Martinibomb -- The Love God (2004)
French Boutik -- Hitch A Ride (2015) (Click here to help sponsor French Boutik)
The Family Silver -- Peace & Love (2015)
French Kicks -- So Far We Are (2006)
Jake Bugg -- Lightning Bolt (2012)
The Three O'Clock -- Fall To The Ground (1983)
Sleeper -- What Do I Do Now (1996)
The Damned -- Generals (1982)
The Bite -- Old White Money (2015)
The Reducers -- Let's Go (1984)
The Undertones -- Everything You Say Is Right (2007)
Thee Martian Boyfriends -- Mojo Action (2016)
Matt Grocott & The Shrives -- Turn Me On (2014)
Kurt Baker --Enoughs Enough (2015)
Parasites -- What Kind Of Love (2012)
Reno Bo -- Have You Seen Her Face (2015)
Sylvain Sylvain -- Every Boy And Every Girl (1982)

Kurt Baker -- Sends Me To Mars

January 11, 2016

Modcast #348: Mo' Bowls O' Soul

The new year is upon us and you know what that means. It means you gotta put on your slickest dancing shoes and get ready to strut your stuff, it's time for another bowlful of soul, another totally souled out modcast.

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Check out last year's soul kickoff for 2015: Modcast #321: Another Bowlful of Soul

The Inciters -- STOP (2015)
The New Mastersounds (Feat. Kim Dawson) -- Soul Sista (2014)
Brooklyn Funk Essentials -- Blast It! (2015)
Skeewiff -- Slam Your Funky Funk-Funk (Feat. Ashley Slater) (2015)
The Soul Motivators -- Free To Believe (2015)
Smoove & Turrell -- The Clown (2014)
The Mighty Sceptres -- Just Didn't Mean It (2015) (Nick Radford)
Stone Foundation -- Learning The Hard Way (2015)
Fay Hallam -- Soul Revolution (2015)
Supertonic Sound Club (Feat. Sharon Gitau) -- Cracked Up Over You (2015)
Speedomter (Feat. James Junior) -- Middle Of The Night (2015)
Leon Bridges -- Flowers (2015)
Mario Biondi -- Heart Of Stone (2015)
Kokolo -- How We Gonna Work It Out (2015)

Angeline Morrison -- Are You Ready Cat?

December 24, 2015

Modcast #347: Christmas Extravaganza 2015

It's time again for me to imbibe too much and serve up an eclectic mix of holiday tunes. I'm joined as usual for this merry mess by Ken who manages to keep this thing from going totally to the isle of misfit modcasts. Merry Crimble and all that.

Listen Now

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Surfin' Snoopy (1965)
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter (1983 - 7 Inch Version)
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas (1971)
Betty Lloyd - Snowflakes (1969)
Elin Ruth & The Beat From Palookaville - Christmas Is Sooner Than You Think (2015)
Gaspard Royant - Christmas Is Back in town (2015)
Helen Love & Friends - The Townhall (2015)
Chuck Brodsky - On Christmas I Got Nothing (1998)
Darlene Love - Christmas Time For The Jews (2005)
Martin Newell & Andy Partridge - Christmas In Suburbia (1993)
Genuine Fakes - Do You Want To Build A Snowman (2015)
Beach Boys - Melekalikimaka (1998)
Chris & Peter Allen - Ten Below (1968)
Gram Rabbit - California Christmas (2015)
Connection - Rock-N-Roll Christmas (2014)
Thee Headcoatees - Santa Claus (1992)
Love Me Nots - Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (2015)
Critics - She Feels Like Christmas Day (1991)
Public Access TV - here come the bells (2015)
Albert Finney - I Hate People ("Scrooge" 1970)
Saturday's Children - Deck Five (1966)
Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight (1977)

SNL Funhouse - Christmastime for the Jews from Bix Pix Entertainment, Inc. on Vimeo.

December 12, 2015

Modcasst #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.

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2014: Modcast #316: 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Sadly 2013 has departed to the trash heap of podcasting history.
2012: Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves

This year's guests:
Patrick Foisey from Parka Avenue Blog
Don Roland from The Inciters
Warren Peace from Maximum Rhythm & Booze Podcast
Wayne Lundqvist Ford from Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Blog
Chris, Brad, John & Josh from RAF
Kurtis Powers from The Face Radio
Penny Lane from Punks in Parkas Radio Show
Action Dave from The Action Jets
Mary Queen of Cosmos: Check out Rick Goldschmidt history of Rankin & Bass.
Mary's annual holiday cocktail:
The English Rose
•2 ounces gin
•1 ounce dry vermouth
•1 ounce apricot brandy
•1/2 ounce lemon juice
•1 teaspoon grenadine
•Maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Richard Cheese - Christmas in Las Vegas

December 7, 2015

Modcast #345: The Big Booze Show

Here it is, the last thing we really needed for a modcast, a complete show of alcohol related songs. But, what's done is done. And now it's probably even a bit overdone.

As promised the recipe for what I'm drinking this week:
Coconut Kahlua Latte
2 oz. Kahlua
2 tbsp cream of coconut
1 double tall latte (2 shots espresso 3/4 cup steamed milk)
2 tbsp. of white sugar
pinch of cinnamon

Listen Now

The Gymslips -- Drink Problem (1983)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- Gimme That Wine (2012)
Voodoo Organist -- Whiskey River (2011)
Love Jones -- Alcohol and Little Pills (2010)
Dinah Washington -- Me and My Gin (1958)
Lou Rawls -- Scotch and Soda (1963)
The Fonxinaires feat. Brandy Butler -- Gin and Tonic (2009)
Bang Girl Group Revue -- Drink In Hand (2010)
UB40 -- Red Red Wine (1983)
Dr. Feelgood -- Milk and Alcohol (1978)
The Who -- Whiskey Man (1966)
The Forty-Fives -- Drinkin' with No. 3 (2000)
Dirty Pretty Things -- Gin and Milk (2006)
Rain Parade -- Cheap Wine (1985)

Nick & Nora Charles' best alcohol moments from The Thin Man series

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November 27, 2015

Modcast #344: And The Beat Goes On

Just in time for the weekend, here's modcast #344 chock full of great tunes, new and old.

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What I'm drinkging this week:
The Shriner
•1 1/2 oz. Sloe gin (I recommend Plymouth)
•1 1/2 oz. Brandy (Martell VSOP works well here)
•1/4 oz. Simple syrup
•2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Stir well with crushed ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Mordicus -- Porte-Parole (2014)
Ezra Furman -- Restless Year (2015)
The Ace -- Man Out Of Time (2015)
The Piniellas -- Count 1 2 3 (2015)
The La's -- Son Of A Gun (1990)
Presidents Of The United States Of America -- Candy Cigarette
Testors -- Lets Get Zooed Out (2015)
Black Joe Lewis -- The Hipster (2013)
Electric Peanut Butter Company -- Go Go Go
The White Stripes -- Good To Me (2003)
Small Faces -- Lazy Sunday Afternoon (1968)
Needle In A Haystack -- The Twilights (1966)
Stanley Road -- Street Fighting Mods (2010)
Eleanor Rigby -- Mod Girls (1985)
The Gwen Stacys -- Swimming Suit (1997)
Inspiral Carpets -- So Far (1989)
Komeda -- Boogie Woogie Rock-n-Roll (1996)

Komeda -- It's Alright Baby

Mordicus -- ROi SOLEiL

Ezra Furman -- Lousy Connection

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons -- Take Off Your Sunglasses

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November 9, 2015

Modcast #343: Time For Action

It's action time in the mod lounge, and I'm bringing you all new music to get the party started. And for those of you hoping to imbibe a bit during the show you can follow along at home with these simple instructions!

  • 6oz. Whiskey
  • Healthy splash of sweet vermouth
  • Splash --or two-- black walnut bitters
  • Shake over ice and serve straight up

  • Listen Now

    Action Jets -- After The Show (2015)
    Button Up -- Never Knowing (2015)
    French Boutik -- End Of The Line (2015)
    I Rudi -- Nei Confini (2015)
    Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott -- Heatongrad (2015)
    The Strypes -- Best Man (2015)
    The Sonics -- Be A Woman (2015)
    Archie & The Bunkers -- Miss Taylor (2015)
    Deep Creep -- Move A Little
    Vidunder -- In And Out Of Mind (2015)
    The Fallen Leaves -- Out In A Forest (2015)
    The Higher State -- In A World That Just Don't Care (2015)
    Paul Messis -- The Blind Leading The Blinder (2015)
    Dot Dash -- Winter Of Our Discontent (2015)
    Wavves -- Way Too Much (2015)
    Vista Blue -- It's Rizzo (2015)
    Jakob Danger -- King Of The World (2015)

    I Rudi - Sha La La La Lee

    Action Jets - "Action Jets (Time for the)"

    November 2, 2015

    Modcast #342: Doin' The iMod Shuffle Vol. 4

    It's time for another volume of the iMod shuffle. If you recall, the iMod shuffle is where my ipod takes over the show and shows me how it's done. There's only rule for the iMod shuffle, I play it as it came up on the ipod -- these exact songs in exactly this
    order, no substitutions. And this time around I even keep my yapper closed more than usual, so there's less talk and more rock.

    Listen Now

    The Ordinary Boys -- Little Bitch (2004)
    The Bat Boys -- Mighty Mayhem (1966)
    The Apemen -- I Got Soul (1993)
    The Faint -- Glass Danse (2001)
    The Professionals -- That's Why I Love You (1967)
    Richard Hell & The Voidoids -- I'm Your Man (1977)
    Talking Heads -- Psycho Killer (1977)
    Parov Stelar - Libella Swing (2009)
    The Gurus -- Tears On The Wardrobe (2006)
    Andy Arthurs -- I Can Detect You (For 100,000 Miles) (1978)
    The Nits -- Yes Or No (1978)
    Would Be Goods -- The Camera Loves Me (1988)
    Boyce & Hart -- Alice Long (1969)
    Club de  Belugas feat. Brenday Boykin -- Wild Is My Love (2009)
    Don Ray -- Born A Loser (1968)
    Franz Ferdinand -- Katherine Kiss Me (2009)
    Wire -- 12XU (1977)
    The Ordinary Boys -- Over The Counter Culture (2004)

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    October 26, 2015

    Modcast #341: Dig My Own Grave (Annual Halloween Mix)

    Halloween is upon us which means it is time for DJ Ken to torture us once again with his annual mix of ghoulish music.

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    01. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 1980)
    02. 3-D Invisibles - Monsters Across The USA (Vampires A-Go Go, 2009)
    03. Fountains Of Wayne - Monster House (Unreleased song from 'Monster House,' 2006)
    04. Vincent Razorbacks - Jack The Ripper (The Vincent Razorbacks, 2008)
    05. Buzzcocks - Something's Gone Wrong Again (Singles Going Steady, 1979)
    06. Lou Reed - Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven, 2002)
    07. Damned - Plan 9 Channel 7 (Machine Gun Etiquette, 1979)
    08. Dickies - She's A Hunchback (Stukas Over Disneyland, 1983)
    09. Cramps - What's Behind The Mask? (Songs The Lord Taught Us, 1980)
    10. Hydeouts - Creeps at Night (Single, 2009)
    11. Rock 'N' Roll Soldiers - Barbarian (The Two EPs, 2006)
    12. Ghastly Ones - Spooky Girl (Target Draculon, 2006)
    13. Holophonics - Halloween (MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween, 2014)
    14. Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Lon Chaney (with Alex Désert) (A Big Band Tribute To The Skatalites Volume II, 2015)
    15. Lord Kitchener - Love In The Cemetery (Single, 1962)
    16. Playn Jayn - Dig My Own Grave (Five Good Evils, 1985)
    17. Walker Brothers - Deadlier Than The Male (Portrait, 1966)

    Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Lon Chaney (Extra Spooky-Version)

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    October 15, 2015

    Modcast #340: The New Art School

    It's a bit of a cliché, forming a band while you're in art school. Or college. Or any school at all. But that's because it happens quite a bit. So I've collected a whole bunch of bands whose origins go back to art school mostly, though occasionally college as well. Ready to get schooled?

    Listen Now

    The Jam -- Art School (1977)
    The Kinks -- Misty Water (1968)
    The Who -- The Punk and The Godfather (1973)
    The Doors -- Love Street (1968)
    Pink Floyd -- Mathilda Mother (1967)
    Talking Heads -- Once In A Lifetime (1980)
    The Diodes -- Child Star (1977)
    Devo -- Girl U Want (1980)
    The Clash -- This Is Radio Clash (1981)
    The New Hearts -- Just Another Teenage Anthem (1977)
    The Boys -- Stop, Stop, Stop (1978)
    Franz Ferdinand -- Cheating On You (2004)
    The Rifles -- Long Walk Back (2012)
    Material Issue -- Out Right Now (1991)
    The Cure -- In Between Days (1985)

    The Diodes -- Catwalker

    The Diodes -- Tired Of Waking Up Tired

    Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

    September 22, 2015

    Modcast #339: Calling All Mods

    Calling all mods. Come in mods. Get tuned in to a great modcast with power pop, soul, and ska all well represented this week.

    Listen Now

    RAF Mod Band -- Want You To Know (2015)
    The Spitfires -- Disciples (2015)
    The Connection -- Pathetic Kind Of Man (2015)
    The Pacifics -- Little Ruth (2015)
    Leon Bridges -- Smooth Sailin' (2015)
    Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott -- The Austerity of Love (2015)
    Fay Hallam -- Arco (2015)
    Belleruche -- Mirror In The Bathroom (2010)
    The Selecter -- Open Goal (2015)
    The Valkyrians -- Borstal Breakout (2011)
    Lily Allen -- Friday Night (2007)
    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Rico Rodriguez -- L.O.V.E. (2009)

    Pacifics -- Say You Love Me

    The Specials AKA & Rico -- Jungle Music

    Leon Bridges - Coming Home

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