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

Mod Essentials III: The Britpop Invasion

Modcast #373: The Ladies of Britpop

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.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #317: Mr. Suave's Christmas Office Party (2014)
DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me in queueing up a sleighfull of Christmas tracks.
Listen on Mixcloud

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.
Listen on Mixcloud

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.
Listen on Mixcloud

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.
Listen on Mixcloud

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

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.

Listen Now

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

November 5, 2018

Modcast #418: Mr. Suave's Swingin' Cocktail Lounge

Turning the modcast into a loungecast one more time. Call it lounge music, cocktail music, jetset bachelor pad music, exotica, whatever, if it swings then its in the mix this week.

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Walter Wanderley -- Taste of Sadness (1966)
The Bob Crewe Generation -- Miniskirts in Moscow (1967)
The Dave Pike Set -- Jet Set (1966)
Pete Moore -- Catwalk (1970)
The Link Quartet -- Beat It (2002)
Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra -- Wasabi Sauce (2009)
Les Reed -- High Society (1963)
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited -- Nightclub '67 (2002)
Enoch Light -- The Dating Game (1966)
The Dudley Manlove Quartet -- Spanish Flea (1995)
Dennis Lotis -- Celebration (1968)
Mel Tormé -- Right Now (1965)
Shirley Bassey -- Light My Fire (1971)
Della Reese -- Why Don't You Do right? (1960)
Sammy Davis Jr. -- Love Is All Around (The Mary Tyler Moore Theme) (1972)
Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra -- A Groovy Movie (1995)
Joey Altruda --Tropical Espionage (1995)

Joey Altruda

Dave Pike -- Jet Set

October 27, 2018

Modcast #417 Death Is Amongst Us (Halloween 2018)

There's a lot of Zombies in this year's Halloween modcast. It's a scary one with ombies, gravediggers, devils, and even hipsters. DJ Ken from the Shingles is back as the head devil for his eleventh annual haunting halloween blowout, Modcast #417: Death Is Amongst Us.

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Missed one of the others? Here's ten pumpkin's full of rockin' Halloween tunes.

Belle & Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard (The Life Pursuit, 2006)
Aquabats - Fashion Zombies (Charge!!, 2005)
Fleshtones - Haunted Hipster (Mondo Zombie Boogaloo, 2013)
Cadaver Club - Afraid Of Me (It's Always The Quiet Ones, 2013)
Fiends - Gravedigger (Gravedigger, 1998)
RAF - Zombie Girl (Single, 2018)
Vista Blue - Always Check the Backseat (Scary Songs To Sing in the Dark, 2017)
Teenage Bottlerocket - Haunted House (Tales From Wyoming, 2015)
Hula Girls - Curse Of The Tiki (The Curse Of The Tiki, 2010)
Messer Chups - Tales From The Crypt (Aloha Swamp Swamp Vacation (All Inclusive), 2018)
Buck-O-Nine - Don't Be Afraid (Punk Rock Halloween: Loud, Fast & Scary, 2017)
Madness - Death Of A Rude Boy (Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, 2012)
Damned - Devil In Disguise (Evil Spirits, 2018)
Turbonegro - Hurry Up & Die (RockNRoll Machine, 2018)
Deadbolt - Scare Me (Tiki Man, 1994)
Shriekback - Nemesis (Oil And Gold, 1985)
Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion (Floodland, 1987)
Ray Davies - March of the Zombies (Our Country: Americana Act 2, 2018)
Norma Tanega - You're Dead (Walkin' My Cat Named Dog, 1966)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell (Hot, 1996)
Rubinoos - Graveyard Shift (45, 2014)

Halloween Safety Tips from the 70s

October 17, 2018

Get Ready For Your 2018 Halloween Music Sugar Rush

Gear up for this year's annual Halloween modcast from DJ Ken, coming the weekend before the big day itself!

Tricks or treats? There's been a lot of both over the past decade. Here's TEN bagfuls of halloween goodies! That's right ten halloween modcasts hosted by DJ Ken from The Shingles.  Links below.

Modcast #107: Monsters A-Go-Go! (2008)

Modcast #144: Something Wicked This Way Comes (2009)

Modcast #181: Monsters Rule O.K. (2010)

Modcast #216: No Costume, No Candy (2011)

Modcast #249: Rest In Peace (2012)

Modcast #283: How Do the Dead Come Back? (2013)

Modcast #311: Death Is A Lonely Business (2014)

Modcast #341: Dig My Own Grave ( Halloween 2015)

Modcast #372: And When I Die (Halloween 2016)

Modcast #395: DJ Ken's 10th Annual Halloween Modcast #395: Back From The Dead (2017)

October 15, 2018

Modcast #416: Do The Dance Around

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, and this time around I'm delivering some new tunes, some older tunes, some soul, some power pop, basically a little bit of everything. And, I'm excited to have found and have a chance to share with you one special track.

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They Might Be Giants -- All Time What (2018)
Michael Simmons -- This Is Most Certainly True (2018)
Jack Mosbacher Band -- Burning Love (2016)
Weeland and the Urban Soul Collective -- Life's So Simple (2010)
Stone Foundation -- Next Time Around (2018)
Dot Dash -- Green On Red (2018)
Odd Robot -- Amnesiatic (2018)
The Control Freaks -- I Am Crime (2018)
The Peawees -- Walking Through My Hell (2018)
The Right Here -- More Delusions (2018)
The Laissez Faires -- High Horse (2018)
Juliana Hatfield -- Kellyanne (2017)
The Crows -- Don't Play Around (1980)
The Interrupters -- Broken World (2018)
They Might Be Giants -- Starry Eyes (2015)

Dot Dash -- Unfair Weather

September 18, 2018

Modcast #415: Garage Stompin' in the Sixties

Put on your stovepipe pants, slip into a paisley shirt and get your chelsea boots shined up, it's time to slip back to the sixties for some raw and raucous cave-stompin garage rock.

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The Moods -- Rum Drunk (1965)
The Missing Links -- Wild About You (1965)
The Downliners Sect -- Everything I've Got To Give (1966)
Count Five -- Can't Get Your Lovin' (1966)
The Climax -- You..! (1966)
Chob -- We're Pretty Quick (1966)
The Belles -- Come Back (1965)
Gents -- If You Don't Come Back (1967)
The Fleur De Lys -- I Walk The Sands (196?)
The Alarm Clocks - Yeah (1966)
Fly-Bi-Nites -- Found Love (1967)
The Jaguars -- It's Gonna Be Alright (1966)
The Uncalled For -- Do Like Me (1966)
The Abstracts -- My Baby Left Me (1965)
Gentlemen Wild -- You Gotta Leave (1965)
? & The Mysterians -- 8-Teen (1966)
The Standalls -- Don't Say Nothing At All (1967)

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Count Five -- Peace of Mind

The Fleur de Lys -- Wait For Me

Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. Mod friendly music mixes since 2006.

August 27, 2018

Modcast #414: iMod Shuffle Vol. VI

Oops, the iPod did it again. I'm either too busy or too lazy to curate my own modcast this week. That's right it's that time again, time for the old iPod to shuffle up a batch of random acts of music excellence. So, here's your chance to peek behind the curtain as it were and see what's lurking on my disk drives. Let's set the iPod on shuffle and be on our way.

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears -- Boogie (2009)
Galliano -- Welcome To The Story (1991)
Supergrass -- Sun Hits The Sky (1997)
Mood Six -- What Have You Ever Done (1986)
Elvis Presley -- Hard Headed Woman (1958)
The Rifles -- She's The Only One (2006)
Monkeeman -- The A Parade (2014)
Acid Drops -- She Laughed Outloud (1988)
Payolas -- China Boys (1980)
Amyl & The Sniffers --I'm Not A Loser (2018)
The Dentists -- I Had An Excellent Dream (1985)
Ennio Morricone -- Valmont's GoGo Pad (1968)
Daisy -- Heartbeat (2008)
Disjam feat. Eric IQ Gray -- Point Blank (1995)
Dfactor Pop -- Back In The Game (2018)
Eric Clapton -- Cocaine (1977)
Green Day -- Nightlife (2012)

The Dentists -- Gas

August 15, 2018

Modcast #413: Suburban Sunset

Prepare for a soundgasm of good music on this week's show. Stir up a strong something or other, sit back on the old porch and watch the sun go down while sweet, sweet music soothes your soul.

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Muck & The Mires -- #Lonliness (2018)
The Spitfires -- The Bitter End (2018)
The Time Sellers -- Down Here
Camens -- Boys Will Stray (2018)
Caper Clowns -- Sacre Bleu (2018)
Lia Pamina & Dario Persi -- So Far Tonight (2018)
Human Furniture Company -- Test Pilot (2018)
Wimps -- Trip Around The Sun 2017)
The Darts -- Subsonic Dream (2018)
Gin Blossoms -- Devil's Daughter (2018)
Cosmos Sunshine -- Letdown (2018)
Circa 62 -- Beby Behometh (2018)
Sobs -- Girl (2017)
The Molochs -- To Kick In A Lover's Door (2018)
David Robinson --What In The World (2018)
Simon Love -- Golden Boy (2018)
Fantastic Negrito -- Bullshit Anthem (2018)

The time Sellers -- Good Times

August 8, 2018

Makin' Time + The Threads = new release from The Deep Six

Thirty years on down the road mod revivalists of the 80s have been popping up all over the place. Now here's Mark McGounden of Makin' Time and Paul Hooper-Keely of The Threads with a new release from their latest combo The Deep Six.

They just released their third single, the delightfully catchy, bouncy, jangly, jaunty, hook filled It's Happening.

The Deep Six -- It's Happening
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August 7, 2018

Wait, Green Day went Tiki?

I had forgotten that on Nimrod Green Day had gone all Tiki exotica on Last Ride In. It's a pretty good, simple tune with some gently lapping waves, a bit of xylophone (or vibraphone, I can never tell the difference) and simple surf riffs. Who'da thunk it?

Green Day -- Last Ride In (Nimrod, 1997)