January 16, 2022

Modcast #503: Mr. Suave's Faves Of 2021

It's that time again, time for the annual look back at last year's best. Every year I stumble across some great tunes that stub my ear. So, here are the tracks that caught my ear in 2021. Sit back, relax and let the music take you away.

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The Chelsea Curve -- All In Time
Catbite -- Excuse Me Miss
Pale Lips -- Candy Song
The Forty Nineteens -- You've Got Stardust In Your Eyes
The Rugs -- My Love Is Bad
Brent Seavers -- Me And My Melancholy face
The Peppermint Kicks -- The Morning Girls
Cold Expectations -- In The Padlocked Night
Star Collector -- Cayenne & Caramel
The Brothers Steve -- Get On Up
Portable Radio -- Should've Bounced
Go Mod Go -- Look At Me!
Emma Noble -- Table Dancers
The Solid Bond -- Son Of A Tailor
The James Clark Institute -- Better Than I Remember
Angel Du$t -- All The Way Dumb

Star Collector - The Silent Type


December 24, 2021

Modcast #502: Suave Office Christmas Party (2021)

Suave Christmas Office Party
Merry Christmas and welcome to Suave headquarters 2021 office Christmas party. As always I'm joined by my Christmas partner in crime DJ Ken of The Shingles, It is indeed that time of year again when everyone is dusting off their old skool Christmas disks and spinning The Waitresses and Wham! morning 'til night. But not on this modcast. Nope on this modcast we're jazzing it up so you're going to get some cool yule, literally, from the likes of Louis Prima, Jamie Cullum, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Oscar Peterson and the Chairman of the Board. So, heat up the eggnog, slip in some whiskey, sit back and relax with some Christmas cheer.

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The Count Basie Orchestra -- Good Swing Wenceslas
Emilie Clair Barlow - Little Jack Frost
Burt Bacharach -- The Bell That wouldn't jingle
Kurt Elling -- Cool Yule
The Starlighters -- Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling
Louis Prima -- Shake Hands With Santa 1951
Louis Prima Jr. -- Hey Skinny Santa
The Ramsey Lewis Trio -- Egg Nog
Les DeMerle Sextet - Little Bebop Drummer Boy
Jamie Cullum - Hang Your Lights
Oscar Peterson -- Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 1995
Swingerhead - Mistletoe Mambo
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - It's Christmas Time (Oh Yeah)
Frank Sinatra - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine -- "Christmas In Las Vegas"

December 18, 2021

Modcast #501: 2021 Christmas Invitational

This holiday modcast is a show for music lovers, so if you're not one you're listening to the wrong podcast. If you are one then you're in the right place as I've enlisted the help of a whole bunch of fun folks to share their fave holiday music with us all. We'll hear from James Clark of James Clark Institute, Rex & Christina of Big Stir Records, Vic Wayne from Star Collector, Mike Patton of Vista Blue, DJ Parka Pat from Addicted To The Needle, Neal Augenstein of Modest Proposal, and longtime modcasters DJ Ken and Mary Queen of Cosmos. Plus you can mix up some Christmas cheer with Parka Pat's holiday cocktail recipe. Get to listenin' kids! 

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Mr. Suave: The Waitresses -- Christmas Wrapping
DJ Ken: Miles Davis & Bob Dorough -- Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
James Clark of James Clark Institute: James Clark Institute -- Father Christmas
Neal Augenstein of Modest Proposal: The Mockers -- (There's No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is In Your Heart
Vic Wayne of Star Collector: Star Collector -- Almost Funny
Mr. Suave: Pointed Sticks -- Power Pop Santa
Rex & Christina of Big Stir Records: Librarians With Hickeys -- Listen, The Snow Is Falling Mike Patton of Vista Blue: Jimmy Donely -- Santa, Please Don't Pass Me By
DJ Parka Pat of Addicted To The Needle Podcast: Big John Greer -- We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
Mary Queen of Cosmos: Bill Murry with Phoenix -- Alone on Christmas Day
Mr. Suave: The Shitbirds -- Christmas is a Comin'
Stevie Wonder -- What Christmas Means To Me

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December 12, 2021

Modcast #500: Let Me Spell It Out For Ya

I started this modcast in part because it seemed to me that a lot of great mod bands from the original Southern California scene of the 80s never got their due. My first few shows were dedicated to sharing the music of some those bands and then it just sort of grew from there.

Remember back in 2006 the internet was still in its infancy really. Napster had opened up digital music in the 90s, but it still wasn't easy to find music by bands like these online. You couldn't just type their name in google and have a complete playlist wash over you. So, I thought I'd share what I had. I had digitized a lot of my mod catalog a few years before that and so I had the mp3s and could share them. And now here we are 500 shows later.

I gotta tell you after doing this show for 15 years, this modcast is really the first love letter to myself. I've collected some of my favorite artists and a few of my favorite songs, fitting them all into a strange little theme that Mrs. Suave came up with. I struggled to figure out a good way to hang 500 shows together for this one particular modcast. I just couldn't come up with a good theme. And then she dropped this little gem on me. Let's see if you can figure it out. If you do, let me know.

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Monkees
Isaac Hayes
Style Council
Three O'Clock
English Beat
Ramones
Sergie Mendes & Brazil '66
Undertones
Agent Orange
Vandals
Equals
Dot
Combustible Edison
Oingo Boingo
Madness

Did this one way back in the third season of the modcast.
What is Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World


The Drinking Man's Diet made me the man I am today. No carbs, lotsa gin. What can I say.
The Drinking Man's Diet


Just a little video thingy I did for fun.
The Leopards - Psychadelic Boy


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November 27, 2021

Modcast #499: Your Virgin Ears

Modcast #499 gives you a big blast of power poppin', old school, punk and new wave. Get your musical wet suits on and your oxygen tanks topped off so you can join me on another deep dive into some more obscure and less championed tracks of the past.

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The Atlantics -- When You're Young (1978)
The Outlets -- Bright Lights (1982)
The Pencils -- Time Of Your Life (1984)
The First Steps -- Anywhere Else But Here (1980)
The Hypsterz -- 66 54321 (1980)
Peter Dayton -- Skintite (1981)
La Peste -- Better Off Dead (1978)

LAX -- Ronnie's Song (1979)
Algebra Mothers (A Moms) -- Strawberry Cheesecake (1979)
The Upset -- Hurt (1980)
White Summer -- Power Poison (1984)
The Donkeys -- Monkey Business (198?)
Deep Throats -- Rock 'n Roll Discharge (1978)
The Valves -- It Don't Mean Nothing At All (1979)
Excel -- If It Rains (1979)

Bonus Third Set

The Jetz - Time Of Your Life


The Pencils - Time Of Your Life


Paragraf Pop - Med Dig


Fingerprintz - Houdini Love


Brave New Works - Mixed Up Feelings


The Click - Just Another Monday


The Vipers ~ "Never Alone", "Telling Those Lies", "We're Outta Here"


The Voltags - Shut up



November 13, 2021

Modcast #498: Here Comes The Nice

Modcast #498 is gonna leave you breathless, guaranteed. I've got a great line up of great music for all of you my great listeners. I've got something solid, something cold, something checkered, something amplified, from punk rock to garage rock to northern soul to power pop, I've got all the bases covered.

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PlanB -- Give It To Me Now (2021)
Graham Hanlon & The Solid Bond -- Movin' Up (2021)
Cold Expectations -- In The Padlocked Night (2021)
Not A Moment Too Soon -- In The Zoom Breakout Room (2021)
doublepluspop -- Coincide (2021)
Angel Du$t -- No Fun (2021)
The Exbats -- Best Kiss (2021)
Bart Mendoza -- Sunny (2021)

The Ramonas -- Loser (2021)
The Amplifier Heads -- Earth Girls On The Loose (2021)
Pavid Vermin -- It's Not You (2021)
Dfactor Pop -- I Don't Chill (2021)
The Reflectors -- Faster Action (2021)
The Laissez Fairs -- Sunshine Tuff (2021)
The Checkered Hearts -- Love Buzz (2021)
Dan Vapid & The Cheats -- Come Find Me (2021)

Bonus Third Set
Shocking Blue -- Love Buzz


David Robinson -- Say Goodbye


The Jimmy C -- Poor Boy


The Airport 77s - Losers Win


Livingmore -- Sharp

Freddie Dilevi - "In the Light of a New Day" (Los conciertos de Radio3)


The Heartdrops -- Fool For Love


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October 30, 2021

Modcast #497: Come Join The Masquerade

DJ Ken has done it again. He's mixed a Halloween cake that is sure to knock your costume off with Louis, Lizzy, Siouxsie, Curry, Dolly, Lefty and so much more.

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Lucky you here's all 13 razorblade free bagfuls of halloween musical goodies from the years gone by! Get them all right here.

Berlin - Masquerade (Pleasure Victim, 1982)
Tim Curry - Sweet Transvestite (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975)
3-D Invisibles - Creature Of The Drive-In (Jump Off The Screen, 1986)
No More Kings - The Living Dead (III, 2014)
Vaccines - Paranormal Romance (Back In Love City, 2021)
Vista Blue - Where Do You Wanna Sleep (Halloween III) (New Nightmares, 2021)
Bloodrock - D.O.A. (Bloodrock 2, 1970)
Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Beggars Banquet, 1968)
Thin Lizzy - Killer On The Loose (Chinatown, 1980)
Aquabats - Skeleton Inside! (Kooky Spooky In Stereo, 2020)
Loafers - The Undertaker (Contagious, 2008)
The Specials - International Jet Set (More Specials, 1980)
Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogotá - Cumbia de los muertos (Una Visión, 2010)
Senor Coconut - Showroom Dummies (El Baile Alemán, 2000)
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - Jeannie's Afraid of the Dark (Just the Two of Us, 1968)
Lefty Frizzell - Long Black Veil (Single, 1959)
Damned - Absinthe (Grave Disorder, 2001)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Mother/Oh Mein Papa (Join Hands, 1980)
Louis Armstrong w. Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra - Spooks (Single, 1954)

One Hour of Vintage Halloween Commercials from the 1960s to the 1990s (and beyond)


October 17, 2021

Modcast #496: Ease On Down To The Lounge

Right this way, watch your step, the bar's open, get yourself a table and we'll bring you a drink.

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Love Jones -- Stars (2008)
October Country -- I Just Don't Know (1968)
The Explorers Club -- One Drop Of Rain (2020)
Gentle Tuesday -- I Made Up My Mind (1999)
Lovin Spoonful -- Summer In The City (1966)
Jerry Adams -- Send A Letter (2013)
Brian Wilson (feat. She & Him) -- On The Island (2015)

The Speed Of Sound -- Wired & Tired (2021)
The Free Design -- Now Is The Time (1969)
Rinaldi Sings -- Empress Of The Splendid Season (2021)
The Association -- Along Comes Mary (1966)
The Orange Peels -- Give My Regards To Rufus (2021)
The Red Button -- She's Going Down (2007)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 -- Going Out Of My Head (1966)
Four King Cousins -- Love So Fine (1968)

The Explorers Club -- Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy


She & Him -- Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?


Corduroy -- The New You


Swing Out Sister -- Until Tomorrow Forgets


Joel Sarakula -- Parisian Woman


Shirley Bassey -- The Look Of Love

Jodie -- Pushover


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October 2, 2021

Modcast #495: The Real Deal

Modcasst #495 The Real Deal

This week's show is the real deal, complete with the hip shaking you want, and the head banging you need.

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James Clark Institute -- Yellow (2021)
Go Mod Go -- She Was Good (2021)
Fay Hallam -- Rays Of Light (2021)
Rinaldi Sings -- Footprints In The Sand (2021)
Eli Paperboy Reed -- News You Can Use (2019)
Ian M Bailey -- I'm Not The Enemy (2021)
The Daylilies -- Cat Inside The Windo (2021)
James Clark Institute -- Little Powder Keg (2021)

Abbie Barrett feat. Greg Hawkes -- I Will Let You Know (2021)
The Brothers Steve -- Better Get Ready (2021)
The Control Freaks -- I'm Always Right (2021)
Star Collector -- The Silent Type (2021)
Kerosene Stars -- Get Up (2021)
The Cheap Cassettes -- Endless Summer Ends (2021)
Pavid Vermin -- Whoa Dude (2021)
Diamond Hands -- I Lose You Win (2021)

Reviews You Can Use: James Clark Institute – The Color Of Happy

Better than I remember. That’s the title to a song falling somewhere in the middle of the new James Clark Institute release. And it's a perfect way to describe the album. No matter how good I think it is when I'm talking about it with someone, or blathering on about it like this on the modcast, it's so much better when I'm actually listening to it. So, here's my review you can use for James Clark Institute’s The Color of Happy.

This is a simple album. Simple pop music. Simple hooks and riffs. The themes are simple. The music is simple. It is simply delightful. Simplicity is underrated, as it is so hard to do simple right. A few artists get it, McCartney. Lowe. Jackson. Joe of course, but Michael too if you think about it. People want to overthink pop music -power, indy, jangle, whatver - and make it something more than it really is, which does it such a disservice. The truth is the songs on The Color of Happy sound simple, and that's part of its strength and beauty. Because in reality they're sophisticated, difficult, and making art like that is so often misunderstood.

It delivers the band's simple and enjoyable tight knit sound from a number of angles. There's the pure pop of the piano driven opening track Little Powder Keg, with its hummable catchy bouncy chorus, that suddenly has this understated sort of Who like middle section that is pure gold. And don't get me started on Yellow. I mean damn. Just a perfect little northern soul bopper for diamond geezers like me who are fading to black.

The album is full of great music from top to bottom. It finishes quite appropriately with a mod-friendly upbeat number, Next best Thing.

Let me be your next best thing.
Your hips will swerve, your mood will swing.
Your lips won’t perse and your dopamine will offer up an extra gleam,
If you let me be your next best thing.

What a great way to end, making the listener want to come back for so much more. In short, The Color of Happy is delightful. And, always better than I remember.

Bonus Third Set

Star Collector - The Silent Type


The Lunar Laugh - I Wanna Know


The Reflectors -- Faster Action (Live)


doublepluspop -- When She Disappeared


BRNDA -- Wrong Taco


Catbite -- Not Ur Baby


Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men


Kelley's Heels -- Faded Out



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September 26, 2021

Modcast #494: The Triple Play

Modcast 494 The Triple PlayIt's the end of the season, the pennant race is on, the fall classic is looming. So, of course I had to call up some ringers to talk baseball and music. First up is DJ Ken from The Shingles, and batting cleanup is none other than Vista Blue front man, Mike Patton. All baseball related songs of course, and a few of baseball's greatest play calls as well.

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Seth Swirsky -- There's Nothing Like The Game of Baseball
Harry Simeone Songsters -- It's A Beautiful Day For A Ball Game (1961)
Vista Blue -- We're Outta The Pennant Race (2015)
Jeffrey Foskett -- Baseball Card Fever (2018)
The Ueckers -- More Than A Hobby (2013)
Liam Gallagher -- Once (2019)
Baseball's Greatest Play Calls
The Intruders -- Love Is Like A Baseball Game (1968)
Vida Blue Pt 1 -- Jimmy Bee (1974?)
The Baseball Project -- Please Don't Call Them Twinkies (2011)
Vista Blue -- Stealing Signs (2021)

Bonus Third Set

New Marines -- I like Baseball (1980)



The Baseball Project - Ichiro (Live on KEXP)


JOEY BISHOP SHOW with "The L.A. Dodgers"


Sam and Dave - Knock It Outta The Park


The Ueckers - Doom Balloon


Vista Blue - Designated Hitter

Herman Munster tries out for the Dodgers


Everclear - Jackie Robinson


September 20, 2021

Modcast #493: Diver Down

Modcast #493: Diver DownYou know the artists but do you remember these tracks? I've got deep cuts from the back catalogs of some of our favorite bands on this week's show. These are the songs that often get forgotten, or overshadowed by the bigger hits. We all know their hits, everyone knows their popular albums, and the true fans will know a lot of the back catalog for all the bands here, I'm sure. But I'm guessing even those diehards don't play many of these tracks very often.

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Paul Weller -- Has My Fire Really Gone Out? (1993)
The Who -- The Good's Gone (1965)
The Jetset -- The Wheel's Of Love (1986)
The Decibels -- It's Not Me (2018)
The Beatles -- Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (1968)
Ocean Color Scene -- I Told You So (2007)
The Creation -- Midway Down (1968)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Fames -- Bend A Little (1964)

The Ramones -- Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (1977)
The Standells -- Our Candidate (1966)
The Heartdrops -- Coming Back (1999)
Squeeze -- Vicky Verky (1980)
Oasis -- Step Out (1995)
Purple Hearts -- Extraordinary Sensations (1979)
The Rubinoos -- All Excited (1976)
Nirvana -- Lounge Act (1991)

Bonus Third Set

The Rolling Stones - Leave Me Alone


The Jam - See Saw


ABC - Only The Best Will Do


Small Faces - Patterns


Blondie - In The Sun


Green Day - Amanda


The Monkees - Sunny Girlfriend


The Kinks - Creepin' Jean


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September 4, 2021

Modcast #492: Summer's Slipping Away

Indeed, it's the end of the summer season and just in the nick of time here comes guest hosts DJ Ken and Michael Simmons to say a final farewell with their annual summer shindig.

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Cheap Trick - The Summer Looks Good On You (In Another World, 2021)
Jagger Holly - At The Beach Tonight (The Last Of The International Playboys, 2018)
Airport 77s - All the Way (Rotation, 2021)
Explorers Club - Look To The Horizon (Single, 2021)
Michael Simmons - One Summer Sunday (Demo, 2021)
Coral - Take Me Back To The Summertime (Coral Island, 2021)
America - Ventura Highway (Homecoming, 1972)
Cult Stars From Mars - Funny Face (Single, 2021)
Beach Boys - Keepin' the Summer Alive (Keepin' The Summer Alive, 1980)
War - Summer (Greatest Hits, 1976)
Paul Weller - On Sunset (On Sunset, 2020)

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