May 16, 2019

Modcast #429: The Sass of Brass

Here it is one of the horniest modcasts ever. That's right this modcast is stacked with horns. All made from brass ... even most of the woodwinds.

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Herb Alpert -- Sneaky (2014)
Liquid Soul -- Equinox (1996)
Curly Hamner & Milt Buckner -- Bernie's Tune (1962)
James Taylor Quartet -- Man Of Mystery (1997)
Chet Baker -- Stella By Starlight (1989)
Stan Getz -- Barbara's Theme (1960)
Camaro 67 -- Voyager (2016)
Birds & Brass -- Sort Of Soul (1970)
Claus Ogerman -- Watusi Trumpets
Button Down Brass Band feat. Ray Davies -- The Odd Couple (1972)
James Clarke -- Double Take (197?)
Jack Constanzo & Don Swan -- Bei Mir Bist Du Schon/La Furiosa (1956/1960)
Sam Butera & The Witnesses -- I Love Paris (1958)
Little Big Horns -- Get Back (1965)
Enoch Light & The Light Brigade -- Swamp Fire (1964)



April 26, 2019

Modcast #428: Pressed to Impress

I've been pressed to impress myself of late. Got me a new suit, some new ties and have been upping the game with a bit more effort to step out with style. But, the music is still the same. So, here we go again with a great set of new music, along with a few older gems to round out the mix.

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Chris Pope & The Chords UK -- 21st Century Blues (2018)
Jay Allen & the Archcriminals -- Big Lie (2019) (Rum Bar Records free sampler)
Too Much Saturn -- Blame Game (2019)
The Vapour Trails -- Godspeed It (2019)
Cheap Gunslingers -- Good Time (2019)
Gentleman Jesse & His Men -- Brayn (2019)
Natalie Sweet -- Lip Service (2019)
Nikki & The Corvettes -- Boys, Boys, Boys (1980)
The Donnas -- Get You Alone (1999)
Lisa Mychols -- Ready For Action (2014)
Agent Orange -- Somebody To Love (1990)
Come Ons -- I Get So Excited (2000)
Shed Seven -- Getting Better (1996)
JET -- Las Chance (2003)
Proper -- Lucky Things (2015)

Lisa Mychols -- Looking Out My Back Door


April 7, 2019

Modcast #427: All Together Now

This week's modcast sort of came together by accident, as some of my best shows do. It didn't start out that way, but eventually as I was working on things the theme presented itself and I thought it would work pretty well. As you listen I'm sure it won't be hard for you to nail down what the theme is. No matter the theme it's a nice mix of funky, soulful, acid jazz goodness.

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The Younghearts -- A Little Togetherness (1968)
Diana Ross & The Supremes -- Someday We'll Be Together (1970)
Al Green -- Let's Stay Together (1972)
Detroit Sex Machines -- Rap It Together (196?)
USN Port Authority Soul Band - Get Together (1971)
Monophonics -- All Together (2012)
The Untouchables -- Soul Together (1985)
Gazzara -- Keep Yourself Together (1995)
Mother Earth -- Very Together (1995)
The James Taylor Quartet -- Love Will Keep Us Together (1995)
The Style Council -- World Must Come Together (1989)
Brand New Heavies -- Keep Together (1994)
Lack of Afro -- Together At Last (2009)
The Charlatans -- Let's Go Together (2017)

US Navy Port Authority Soul Band -- Scoobe


East of Underground (US Arny Banbd) - Smiling Faces



March 24, 2019

Modcast #426: Coming on Strong!

You know when you're at a baseball game and as soon as you hear the crack of the bat you know it's a homerun? That's this show folks. Tons of great new music for you. So, get yourself a hotdog, some peanuts, and a cold one as you enjoy this week's modcast.


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And keep up with me between modcasts:
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Joe Jackson -- Fabulously Absolute (2019)
Ardent Sons -- Take Me Down Easy (2019)
The Kariannes -- This Song Is A Cure (2019)
Brad Marino -- C'mon, C'mon, C'mon (2019)
Emperor Penguin -- Asking For A Friend (2019)
Kai Danzberg feat. Dana Countryman -- My Beautiful Day (2019)
The Crocodiles -- Love Is Here (The End Is Near) (2019)
Bilk -- Spiked (2019)
French Boutik -- Beta Gamma (2019)
i Rudi -- Mediocritia (2019)
Iguana Death Cult -- Femme Fatale (2019)
The Mads -- Hold The Alien (2019)
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis -- The Game Is On (2017)
Diamond Hands -- Now Or never (2018)
Eric Din -- I Can See It Now (2019)
Vangoffey -- Trials Of A Modern Man (2019)


The Mads -- Hold the Alien



French Boutik -- Hitch A Ride



March 5, 2019

Modcast #425: Garage Rockin' Through the 80s

Hello garage rockers, are you ready to rock and roll? Special delivery to you on this modcast is some great old 80s garage rock. It's loud and brash, with lots of fuzzy guitars and pounding drums. The girls will all be in miniskirts and gogo boots, while the boys will have Prince Valiant hair and lotsa paisley shirts. This show is packed with great music, some of it a little obscure as I've chosen some deeper tracks that maybe don't get played as much. So packed that you won't even hear groups like Gravedigger V, Tell-Tale Hearts, Pandoras, Crawdaddy's, or the Fuzztones. But what you do get is going to blow you away.

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Lyres -- You Won't Be Sad Anymore (1986)
The Corsairs -- Here She Comes (1984)
The Cheepskates -- Here She Comes (1984)
Backdoor Men -- Going Her Own Way (1986)
The Leopards -- If You Come Back (1986)
The Barracudas -- On The Strip (1980)
The Gruesomes -- Unchain My Heart (1986)
The Chud -- Rumble At The Love-In (1987)
Plan 9 -- I'm Not There (1982)
The Chesterfield Kings -- She Told Me Lies (1984)
Crawling Walls -- One Last Kiss (1985)
The Beguiled -- I Don't Care (1985)
The Funseekers -- Kismet (1988)
The Brood -- I'll Put You Down (1988)
Running Stream -- I Never Loved A Girl (1986)
The Dawgs -- My Town (1982)

Past garage rock modcasts:
Modcast #415: Garage Stompin' in the Sixties (2018)
Modcast #375: Time Out In The Garage (2016)
Modcast #274: Everybody's Going To The Love-In (2013)
Modcast #161: Garage Rock 'Round The World (2010)
Modcast #3: In The Garage (2006)

The Gruesomes -- Hey!


1984 Cheepskates Interview on Videowave




February 17, 2019

Modcast #424:Front and Center

Welcome to the modcast kids, I've got a great show lined up for you. Out here in the Pacific Northwest we just survived Seattle's snowpacalypse. We got over a foot of snow here in West Seattle at Suave Mannor and spent the past week housebound. That doesn't usually happen out here. Rain yes, a little snow sometimes, but not like this. It was Seattle's biggest snowfall in almost 100 years, but being snowed in did give me time to work up this modcast. Some new stuff, some old stuff, all great stuff.

If you're enjoying the show then I'd much appreciate it if you gave me a nice, big, 5-Star rating in iTunes - Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World.

[NOTE: They're aving some tech problems over at Podomatic, so for now I'm using Mixcloud as a backup.]
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Cromm Fallon -- Scars From You (2018)
The Coathangers -- Bimbo (2019)
Virginia Violet & The Violet Rays -- Go On Without Me (2018)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators -- Paint Me In A Corner (2015)
The Fay Hallam Trinity -- Stand Up (2006)
The Meow Meows -- Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (2017)
Cleargreen -- (To Be Understood) In My Paradise (2018)
The Sunchymes -- Emily Layne (2019)
Dee Rangers -- I'm Your Fool (2019)
Skinny Lister -- My Distraction (2019)
The Stitches -- Cars of Today (2019)
Start -- Empty Rooms (1983)
The Mustard Club -- The Rest Of My Life Begins Today (1985)
No Entry -- Behind The Moon (1969)
The Speedways -- Tonight You'll Find Love (2019)
Emperor Penguin -- Distracted (2002)

The Coathangers -- Down Down


Skinny Lister -- Trouble on Oxford Street



February 7, 2019

Modcast #423: The Mod Jazz Organization

So, this is my first modcast of 2019. I know it's a little late getting started. But I needed a break I guess. Only been doing this almost 13 years now and this is first month without a modcast! Not a bad track record if I say so myself.

I can't remember who but a while back somebody messaged me and asked if I'd do a whole show of cool organ jazz, and well here it is. The first one at least. I've got a couple of other organ shows brewing in the back of my mind. But this one is all just cool jazz numbers really. Some by artists you're sure to recognize and some by a few that might be new to you.

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Martin Medski & Wood -- I Wanna Ride You (2002)
Lord Large -- Stuck In A Wind Up
André M -- Hard Faced (2019)
The True Loves -- The Dirty (2017)
Stoned Soul Picnic -- Move Move Move (2002)
James Taylor Quartet -- Stand Up (2001)
Privates Hammond Orchestra -- Battle of Yoker
The Soul 699 - Soul 69 Theme (2003)
Wynder K. Frog -- Dancing Frog (1968)
Gene Ludwig Organ Trio -- Blues For Mister Fink
Jimmy Smith -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe Part 2
Jimmy McGriff -- I've Got A Woman Pt. 1
Freddie Roach -- Party Time
The Civil Tones -- Soul Bucket
Galactic -- My Little Humidor

Lord Large - Stuck In A Wind Up

December 31, 2018

Modcast #422: Faves of 2018

This is it, the end of another year. 2018 is bowing out and 2019 is stepping up to the plate. This past year was a pretty damn good one for new music. So much so that it's taken me weeks to really filter through the crop and pick just the ripest bits of tasty musical fruit. Tons of good bands simply didn't make the cut, not because they didn't produce good stuff, but just because I only have one more hour this year and so you're going to get just the tastiest bits. The bands that didn't make the show could have a show of their own like The Mads, The Chats, Alkaline Trio, Faz Waltz, Outtacontrollers, the Darts, The Vaccines, The Interrupters, and The Laissez Faires. Which means what remains is going to give you one hell of a ride.

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The Peawees -- Christine
Michael Simmons -- Bucket List
Caroline Rose -- Soul No. 5
Dot Dash -- Fast Parade
Dream Machine -- Buried Alive
The Damned -- Procrastination
The Fratellis -- Starcrossed Losers
The Spitfires -- The New Age
Parquet Courts -- Total Football
Stone Foundation -- Don't Walk Away
Monophonics -- Beggin'
André M -- You Can't Change
Delvon Lamarrr Organ Trio -- Close But No Cigar
Fontaines DC -- Winter Sun

The Peawees -- Walking Through My Hell

December 23, 2018

Modcast #421: Blowin' Up Christmas

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.

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Christmas Christmas -- Mojo Nixon
Bellrays -- Christmas train
Brad Marino -- Christmas Time Almost Here
Mark Bacino -- Merry Christmas, I Love You
Jeffrey Foskett -- Christmas Time Is Here
The Sonics -- Santa Claus
The Vipers -- Christmas I'll Be Home
Fuzztones & Screaming Jay Hawkins -- It's That Time Again
The Love Machine -- The Lonely Hearts Club Christmas
Rancid -- Xmas Eve
Ravers -- Punk Rock Christmas
The Business -- Bollocks to Christmas
JD McPherson -- Hey Skinny Santa
Yobs - Run Run Rudolph
Mistle Toads - Santa's A Boozer
Tommy Tutone -- 867-5309 Christmas Version
Empty Hearts -- It's Christmastime
Fountains of Wayne -- Valley Winter Song

The Sonics -- Santa Claus


December 12, 2018

Modcast #420: And On And On And On

Here we are twenty plus years past the heyday of Britpop and the internets are all atwitter wondering whether or not we're having a Britpop revival. Can you really revive something that never died? Maybe it's more of a Britpop resuscitation. Either way I settle the debate and put the question of a Britpop revival to bed on an all new, supersized modcast.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- While The Song Remains The Same (2015)
Beady Eye -- Beatles And Stones (2011)
Black Honey -- Corrine (2015)
Mando Diao -- God Knows (2004)
Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be (2015)
The Rifles -- The Great Escape (2009)
The Fratellis -- Creepin' Up The Back Stairs (2009)
Dirty Pretty Things -- Tired Of England (2008)
Kaiser Chiefs -- Learnt My Lesson Well (2008)
Shambolics -- My Time Is Now (2018)
Shame -- Lampoon (2018)
Cleargreen -- Stargazed (2018)
Sports Team -- Kutcher (2018)
Brand New Friend -- Seatbelts For Aeroplanes (2018)
Estrons -- Strobe Lights (2017)
Otherkin -- Ay Ay (2018)
Shader -- Silver (2018)
Neon Waltz -- Dreamers (2018)
Fur -- Angel Eyes (2018)
Jack Fletcher Band -- Young Man At Heart (2015)

Past Britpop Modcasts

Modcast #190: The Britpop Launching Pad
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/02/modcast-190-britpop-launching-pad.html

Mod Essentials III: The Britpop Invasion
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/02/mod-essentials-iii-britpop-invasion.html

Modcast #373: The Ladies of Britpop
http://www.mistersuave.com/2016/11/this-weeks-show-is-focused-on-britpops.html

The Rifles -- Local Boy


Neon Waltz - The Stranger Things


Sports Team - Stanton | Live From The Distillery


Brand New Friend ~ Girl


Cleargreen - (To Be Understood) In My Paradise



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





December 11, 2018

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.

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 #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.
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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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Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves
The first ever modcast invitational with The Bang, The Ice Cream Man, The School, Warren Peace and more.
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November 23, 2018

Modcast #419: Bits & Pieces

Here we are nearing the end of the year and entering into holiday season. So, no holiday music! Just a whole bunch of great songs that I've been wanting to play on and off for a while. A few new tracks and lots of others spanning the gamut of time and genre.

In other news, Suave Manor is getting remodeled and my regular studio office has been relocated to the basement. So, if things sound a bit different that is probably why. As you can see from this on the spot shot of the modcast coming to form, it's not a bad room. Pretty cool in fact as I can stare some of my favorite framed records. Soon all will be right in my suave little corner of the universe and I'll have a newly remodeled office where I can once again work my magic.


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Heavyball -- The Perils of Midweek Drinking (2017)
The Rooks -- Friends of Mine (2000)
Mike Daly & The Planets -- Eelctricity (2017)
Sick Rose -- Girl On A Train (2014)
Daisy -- Little Love (2017)
The Devonns -- Come Back (2018)
Cocktail Slippers -- Who Are You (2007)
Buster Shuffle -- Pretty Boy (2017)
B-Back -- Brother Ringo (2006)
The Fall Outs -- Bury My Body (1996)
The Letters --- Nobody Loves Me (1979)
Wyldlife -- Teenage Heart (2018)
Rockpile --Queen of Hearts (Live) (1980)
Dirt Royal -- It Was You (2015)
The Strypes -- (I Need A Break From) Holidays (2017)
The Haywains -- I'm Still Waiting (1993)

The Fall-Outs -- Here I Come


Buster Shuffle - We Fall To Pieces