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

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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)

August 3, 2018

Modcast #412: This Is Where It's At

This week's show is short and sweet. You know what they say, size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it. And I do some amazing things this week with lots of new songs, as well as a couple older tracks.

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The Fratellis -- Sugartown (2018)
The Cheap Cassettes -- Kiss The Ass Of My Heart (2018)
Faz Waltz -- Oh Penny (2018)
Brad Marino -- On The Brink (2018)
Outtacontroller -- Glassy Eyes (2018)
Big Kizz -- I Want A Girl (2018)
Arlo -- Runaround (2018)
Samuel S. Parkes -- Let Me Go
Caroline Rose -- Bikini (2018)
Jet Banana -- Love Is Away
Flasher -- Who's Got The Time (2018)
Something To Do -- Sweet Caroline (2018)
Juliana Hatfield -- Physical
Spirit Kid -- Dot The I (2014)

Samuel S. Parkes -- Let Me Go

Big Kizz -- Eye On You

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August 2, 2018

The Tunes - Valerie

Summery, sunshine pop from yesteryear.

The Tunes - Valerie (Bright Yellow Sun, 2005)

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July 29, 2018

Clem Burke gets his due

I've always thought Clem was underrated and never really got that accolades he deserved. Until now. Can't wait to see this one.

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