October 13, 2020

Modcast #463: We Have Lift Off!

Houston we have a problem, too much great music for just one modcast! From soul to power pop to punk to sixties styled R&B, I've got a great show standing on the launching pad ready to blast off to your ears. Crank up the volume on your headset and get ready to be blown outta this world.

 

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The Ghost Wolves -- Let's Go To Mars (2020)
The Sunchymes -- Emily Layne (2020)
The Lemon Drop Gang -- Georgie (2020)
The Corner Laughers -- Changeling (2020)
The Jaded Hearts Club Band -- This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (2020)
Eli Paperboy Reed -- That's Love (2020)
Billy Buchanan -- Love Me Right (2018)
Stone Foundation -- Deeper Love (2020)
Darron Robinson -- She Can Love (2020)

Nick Frater -- So Now We're Here (2020)
Brontosaurus -- Band Of The Week (2020)
The Bookends -- She's Got It (2020)
The Reflectors -- Teenage Hearts (2020)
Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes -- Not To Me (2020)
Ed Ryan -- Let It Out (2020)
Bloods -- Girls Are Just Fucking Cool Like That (2020)
RX27 -- Murder Ballad (2020)
Live Ones -- Right On Sister (2020)

 Be sure to check out Rum Bar Records free summer sampler: Somebody Out There Is Having A Party Vol 2 


French Girls - No Morals


 

Foreign Films - Ocean Moon


 

James Taylor Quartet ft. Natalie Williams & Noel McKoy - People Get Ready


 

The Moons - Today


 

Hey My Friend - Brick Nova


 

Theater Royal - A Marvelous Death


 

60' Whales - Ready Go



September 23, 2020

Modcast #462: Skankin' To The Beat

Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up. Welcome to the skacast. Mr. Suave's Mod Mod world is going rocksteady this week with a full load of new ska and reggae tunes for you. I've mixed up a potent brew of new ska and reggae for you all. Your welcome.

 
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T-Killas -- Kowalski
Heavensbee feat. Mista Rhee -- Rude! Original! Suave! (A Tribute to Ranking Roger)
Omegaman feat. Kromanauts -- Politics of Greed
Subsetters -- bump In the Night
Lotek Hifi feat. Daddy Speedio -- This Is The Rebirth Of Rude
Emily Capell -- Lunatic On De Run
Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation -- No Bam Bam

The Specials -- B.L.M.
The Interrupters -- Easy On You
Kalles Kaviar -- 24 7 Ska
The Red Stripes -- Do The Ska
The Oldians -- Walking By The Line
Alpheus -- Gonna Be Good
Jamaican Jazz Lovers -- Delerium Tremens


T-KILLAS -- Dandy & Rude (Live Session)


Bite me Bambi- Song 2 (Blur Cover)


The Interrupters -- Easy On You


Crucial DBC -- Universal melody


Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Get Smart

The Slackers -- The Way Of A Woman

Get Up - Maroon Town


September 4, 2020

Modcast #461: The Lockdown Sound

Welcome to Mr. Suave's locked down, shut down, quarantined mod world. Periods of upheaval and trauma often result in amazing bursts of art -- physical art, written art, recorded art, all sorts of art.  Since right after the global shut down I started scouring the interwebs for artists who were producing new music from lockdown. And I found it. Lots of it. More than one modcast could possibly contain. I'm not gonna do another one, at least not right away. So you'll just have to enjoy this one.

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Emily Capell -- Rapture (Sweet Rapture) (2020)
The Regrettes -- What Am I Gonna Do Today? (2020)
Muck & The Mires -- Zoom Breakup (2020)
Marc Platt -- Insane World (2020)
Andy Lewis -- In the Lockdown (2020)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- Don't Turn Me Loose (2020)
The Go-Go's -- Club Zero (2020)
Gallows Birds -- My Lambretta (2020)

Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis -- In Spite Of Ourselves (2020)
Goldfinger -- 99 Red Balloons (2020)
The Dollyrots -- Teenage Kicks (2020)
The Grip Weeds -- For Pete's Sake (Stay At Home!) (2020)
Billie Joe Amstrong (with Sussanna Hoffs) -- Manic Monday (2020)
Oliver Orton -- Days (2020)
Kurt Baker -- You Can't Do That (2020)
The Interrupters -- Get Down Moses (2020)

Watch more lockdown music:
Emmaline is Quarantined -- Vista Blue (2020)
Housebound Ska Collective - Feel Good Inc.
Sparks - All That (Live in Isolation)
CHRISSIE HYNDE & JAMES WALBOURNE – DYLAN LOCKDOWN SERIES 01: IN THE SUMMERTIME

August 26, 2020

Modcast #460: Buy Or Beware


That's right I'm having a big ol' fire sale on great music and you had better buy into the proposition or beware the consequences, like missing out on some kick ass music.

 

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The View -- Underneath The Lights (2011)
Suave Martyrs -- Footsteps (2020)
Jordan Jones -- Be My Baby (2019)
Rick Hromadka -- Full Blown Freakout (2020)
The Lodger -- You Got Me Wrong (2006)
The Choosers -- Hanging Up On You (2013)
The Lash Outs --Get To Work (2016)

Herzog - Fiction Writers (2020)
Seahorses -- Love Is The Law (1997)
Theatre Royal -- TV Blind (2020)
The Eddies -- Together (2017)
Locksley -- One More Minute (2009)
Schizophonics -- The One I Want (2019)
The Images -- Lost In The Crowd (2016)
Graduate -- Acting My Age (1980) 


The View -- Superstar Tradesman  

Theatre Royal-Live At The Cavern - Part 2
 

Suave Martyrs - Man About Town

August 17, 2020

Modcast #459: In The Style Of

Long have groups mixed soul with jazz and pop, infusing it all with strings and horns, and often synthesizing throughout. Lots of mod and mod friendly bands have experimented with sophistipop over the years, ultimately paving the way for the acid jazz sound that we've all come to love. Here then are some from across the span of time of the modcast that have dabbled in such sophisticated songmanship.

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Animal Nightlife -- Native Boy (1983)
The Questions -- Bottom Line (1984)
Tracie Young -- The House That Jack Built  (1983)
Eggstone -- April And May (1997)
Nick Heyward -- When It Started To Begin (1983)
The Truth -- Exception Of Love (1985)
Cloudberry Jam -- Your Love (2005)
Paris Match -- I Want You To Want Me (2007)

Rhye -- Hymn (2018)
The Pearlfishers -- The Last Days Of September (2014)
The Big Sound Authority -- Soul Man (1985)
Danny Wilson -- Davy (1987)
The Pale Fountains -- The Norfolk Broads (2013)
Incognito -- Talkin' Loud (1993)
Shakatak -- The Blue Zone (2019)
Swing Out Sister -- Breakout (1987)


Animal Nighlife - Boys With The Best Intentions

Big Sound Authority -- (Call Me) Soul Man OGWT

The Pearlfishers: Love & Other Hopeless Things

August 7, 2020

Modcast #458: The Doctor Will See You Now

Are you feeling run down and unwell due to a lack of good music? Don't worry, Dr. suave here to prescribe the best medication for your condition. I'm proscribing two sets of perfectly mixed music which will have you rocking out in no time at all.

 

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The Total Rejection -- Drilling Holes Into The Sky (2020)
The Donkeys -- Listen To Your Radio (1981)
The Idolizers -- Golden Days (2020)
The Pretenders -- Hate For Sale (2020)
Pavid Vermin -- Throw Me In The Trash (2020)
The Maggots -- Go Away (2007)
Sweet Reaper -- Sidewalk Psycho (2020)
The Yum Yums -- Summertime Pop (2020)

Librarians With Hickeys (Feat. Lisa Mychols) -- That Time Is Now (2020)
Bad Moves -- Tides (2020)
Starbenders -- Hangin' On Tonight (2020)
Inspiral Carpets -- Generations (1992)
The Resonars -- Carrie Don't Care
Freddie Dilevi-- Let The Good Times Roll (2020)
Nick Lowe -- You Stabbed Me In The Front (1990)
The Targets -- Mods Dancam Sós (2019)

 

July 30, 2020

Modcast #457: Summer Easy Chillin'

It's summertime and the livin' is easy. Let the summer wind come blowin' in as you listen to two sets of laid back, summertime tunes. All perfect for relaxing on the patio with some gin and tonic.




Terry Callier -- Love Two Love (1978)
James Taylor Quartet -- Baby Come Back (2020)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 -- Love Music (1973)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames -- Sweet Thing (1966)
Ben Sidran -- About Love (1972)
Janis Siegel -- Lovin' Eyes (2020)
Laila Biali -- Revival (2020)
Emanuel K. Rahim and the Kahliqs -- Al-Alim (1973)

The Jelly Beans -- I'm Hip To You (1964)
Alphonse Mouzon -- Sunflower (1973)
The Everettes -- Looking For Love (2020)
Lack Of Afro -- You Could Do Better (2020)
Joel Sarakula -- Sunshine Makes Me (2020)
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick  -- Got To Let My Feelings Show (2020)
Junior Parker -- Taxman (1970)
100% Pure Poison -- Windy C (1974)

Some cool, funky, mod jazz.

Ben Sidran -- Poor Girl


July 14, 2020

Modcast #456: Right On Target

Two sets of absolutely fabulous music for the modern mod. This week's modcast is a dynamite show with two sets jam packed with mod friendly songs, every one of 'em a winner.  Don't believe me? Just listen to this. You'll be glad you did.

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Diamond Hands -- Hide Away (2020)
The False Positives -- Favorite Things (2020)
The Spitfires -- Life Worth Living (2020)
Johnny Marr -- The Right Thing Right (2013)
RAF -- Get What You Get (2019)
Hi-End -- Perfect Company (2020)
The Whiffs -- On The Boulevard (2020)
Len Price 3 -- You Tell Lies (2010)
Chardon Square -- Moving Bright Colors (1984)

Voodoos -- TV Set (2020)
Marc Platt -- Joe Strummer (2020)
The Palisades -- All Around The World (2018)
Kickovers -- Black And Blue (2002)
Duncan Reid And The Big Heads -- Welcome To My World (2020)
The Rifles -- Inbetween Days (2006)
The Action -- Never Been To Boston (2017)
Dot Dash -- The Color And The Sound (2011)

False Positives -- Favorite Things

The Whiffs - Please Be True (live unreleased)

June 28, 2020

Modcast #455: Endless Bummer

DJ Ken & Michael Simmons are at the controls this week, dialing in the summer season. 


Dobie Gray -- New Ray of Sunshine (2001)
Michael Simmons -- First Days of Summer (2018)
Pearlfishers -- We'll Be The Summer (2001)
Linus Of Hollywood -- Cabin Life (2018)
Astral Drive -- Summer of '76 (2018)
Popdudes -- Ridin' In My Car (2020)
Raspberries -- Drivin' Around (1972)
Latin Soul Syndicate -- In My '64 (2003)
Rob Bonfiglio -- Passenger Seat (2018)
Dean Friedman -- Summer Days (2002)
Orange Peels -- Seaside Holiday (2020, 2009)
American Breed -- Cool It (We're Not Alone) (1968)
Alan Boyd -- Channel Surfing (2004)




Remember the Thunder - Aurora Model Motoring



June 22, 2020

Modcast #454: 3 Chords, 3 Minutes & Skinny Ties

Three minutes, three chords, and skinny ties is one of the best recipes for music. This week I've got your full meal deal of mostly late 70s and early 80s power pop. The tracks here are what I fondly call lesser lights, not as a slight, but rather as an acknowledgement that they should've been so much more. There are at least a dozen shoulda been hits right here in this modcast.


The Fans -- You Don't Live Here Anymore (1980)
The Official Secrets -- Fooling With My Heart (1980)
The Innocents -- Every Wednesday Night At Eight (1980)
The Click -- Just Another Monday (1983)
Expressos -- Want (1981)
The Really 3rds -- Daptapper (1981)
Shivvers -- Teenline (1980)
The Spoil -- Dream On (1983)
The Telefones -- Brave New World (1981)
Nines -- Holiday (1982)
The Tweeds -- I Need That Record (1981)
Mod Lang -- Because Of You (1982)
Crash! -- Alright On The Night (1981)
Ivy & The Teachers -- Angry Faces (1980)
Start -- No Direction (1980)
Terminal Spectators -- Another Day Another Dream (1982)



June 6, 2020

Modcast #453: Better Things

What a time to be alive. None of us has ever lived through a pandemic like this. Around the world people are affected in different ways and to different degrees. One thing that for me is a constant comfort is music. I've been listening to a lot of classic tracks the past couple of months. Like comfort food, this is comfort music. I love my comfort foods from ice cream to mac and cheese to chex mix. And of course all the cocktail accompanists. So motown to lounge, power pop to jazz, and all manner of genres in between. I call it ear candy, and it is helpful in soothing the soul.

I thought I'd reach out to some friends, various musicians, DJs, artists, and so on and find out what it is they're listening to during these tough times. What's their go-to comfort music? Joining me are Neal from Modest Proposal, Don from The Inciters, Dfactor Dave, Andrè M, Mike from Vista Blue, Wayne from The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Podcast, and Parka Pat from the Addicted to the Needle podcast.

Here then is what they came up with, mixed in with a couple of sets of my own picks, one from the sixties and one from the eighties. I hope it makes you feel as good as it does me.


Neal Augentstein | Fountains of Wayne -- Better Things
Parka Pat | Les Hou-Lops -- Pas Besoin D'un Docteur
The Miracles -- Shop Around
The Temptations -- Get Ready
The Four Tops -- Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames -- Baby Please Don't Go
Wayne Lundquist Ford | Terry Reid -- This Time
Don Roland | Phyllis Dillon -- Perfidia
Small Faces -- Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me
The Who -- The Real Me
Pretty Things -- SF Sorrow Is Born
The Doors -- Break On Through
Mike Patton | Fountains Of Wayne -- Radiation Vibe
DFactor Dave | The Strokes -- Brooklynn Bridge To Chorus
Manual Scan -- Nothing Can Be Everything
The Untouchables -- The General
Salvation Army -- Mind Gardens
The Crooks -- Modern Boys
The Jam -- Ghosts
Swing Out Sister --  You On My Mind
Culture Club -- Church Of The Poison Mind
Andrè M | Big John Patton -- Along Came John
Don Roland | The Blasters -- I'm Shakin'

Fountains of Wayne -- Better Things

May 25, 2020

Modcast #452: Even Bigger Bowlful O' Soul


Got your best threads on? Gor your rhythm shoes ready? Put some talcum on the hardwoods and get ready to groove baby, because you're about to get funked. I've mixed up a full show of funky, chunky, sometimes discoey soul just for you.




Crowd Pleasers -- Ohio We're Gonna Dance (1979)
Edwin Starr -- Bigger And Better (1980)
Billy Ocean -- Love Really Hurts Without You (1976)
Pedigree Cuts -- Yeah Yeah Yeah
Skeewiff -- Get Down To the Pumped Up Funk (2014)
The Getup --Straight From The Hob (2014)
Jamiroquai -- Little L (2001)
King Britt & Sylk 130 -- When The Funk Hits The Fan (1998)
Fishbone -- Bonin' In The Jungle (1990)
Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch -- Money (2019)
Chaka Khan -- Like Sugar (2018)
Corduroy -- Magic Mountain (2018)
Brothers Johnson -- Stomp (1980)
Hot Chocolate -- Girl Crazy (1982)
The Spinners -- It's A Shame (1970)
Mayer Hawthorne -- Make Her Mine (2009)
Aretha Franklin -- Rock Steady (1972)


Madness -- Love Really Hurts Without You