October 30, 2007

Modcast #73: It's Spooky Modoween

Happy Mod-o-Ween! Don't be scared this is just Mr. Suave's halloween episode of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. This week's show is extra spooky, extra creepy, and extra good. If you like sixties infused garage rock with a bit of punkish power pop thrown in then you are going to be in heaven.

  • Madness -- I chase the devil
  • Gorehounds -- Voodoo priest
  • Groovie Ghoulies -- Daughter of Frankenstein
  • Dead Kennedys -- Halloween
  • The Ghastly Ones -- Haulin' Hearse
  • The B-52s -- Devil in my car
  • Gravedigger V -- It's spooky
  • Zombina & The Skeletones -- The grave ... and beyond
  • The Undertakers -- Born in a graveyard
  • The Playn Jayn -- Dig my own grave
  • The Postmarks -- Everyday is Halloween

The Ghastly Ones -- Haulin' Hearse Madness -- I chase the devil

October 21, 2007

Modcast #72: Happy All The Time

Welcome to modcast number 72 of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. This episode is chock full of garage, soul, power pop and more. From the Kravin A's to Sleeper, from The Crooks to Rare Groove Orchestra, there's no doubt you will find more than a few morsels of goodness within. And a bit of news for you all, I've launched a new sort of thing on the modcast homepage, Mod Sounds. Every so often I will be sharing mod singles with all my dear listeners out there. So, keep an eye on this page because it will update periodically each week with a new download. Kicking things of this week you can grab The Targets -- Searching for a Scene. As always you can e-mail me at rob@mistersuave.com. Enjoy.
Jimmy Lingon -- I Don't Know, I Don't Care

Sonic Love Affair -- Something to Believe in

The Mod Sound: The Targets - Searching for a Scene

I'm starting something new, where in every so often (I hesitate to say daily, or even weekly, as I'm a notorious procrastinator) I will be sharing single songs from my collection. These will primarily be mod songs that are perhaps obscure, or at least not mainstream. My hope is that this will introduce you all to things you might have missed otherwise and that you will search out the artists, buy their music or support their live performances.

So the first upload I've selected is from a band that I saw play live only once right at the end of their existence, The Targets. They were a southern California mod band from Claremont, fronted by a young woman named Nikki. The guitarist was Perry Tollet who went on to form the mod power pop band Chardon Square that played the So Cal mod scene throughout the rest of the 80s. This track is Searching for a Scene. It's a simple song, a sort of blend of sixties pop with eighties power pop, and definitely geared for dancing. The lyrics are simple too, but perfect for sixteen year old mods that were into reviving all things sixties, cool and British. We wanna be sharp/when we go out at night/We don't wanna look like skanks/we don't wanna fight/We're so far from London/that sometimes I just ache/Working next here on our own/We're all gonna shake.

Get it here.

October 17, 2007

Modcast #71: Time for a Mod Block Party

.. Modcast #71: Time for a Mod Block Party

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, and welcome to the mod block party. Lots of cool sounds at the block party this week including The Creation, The Funseekers, The Chords, The Jetz, The Futureheads and more. Questions? Complaints? If you want to e-mail me you can do so at rob@mistersuave.com.
  • The Leopards -- Block Party
  • The Vapors -- News At Ten
  • The Chords -- Hold On I'm Coming
  • Translator -- Everywhere That I'm Not
  • The Creation -- Biff Bang Pow
  • Action -- Baby You've Got It
  • Baby Snakes -- She'll Be Gone
  • The Slickee Boys -- Girls Want To Be With Girls
  • The Jetz -- Moderns For A Day
  • The Funseekers -- Forever Yours
  • Futureheads -- Stupid And Shallow

Bonus Video: The Vapors -- Jimmie Jones

The Creation -- Try and Stop Me

October 7, 2007

Modcast #70: The Real Me

.. Modcast #70: The Real Me
Welcome to the 70th episode of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World in which I'm going to showcase the most played albums in my collection. Each song comes from an album that I play constantly -- some of them for twnety years or more. I've played through vinyl LPs, cassettes, and CDs of all these albums. I play these albums at least monthly, or even weekly, if not daily. Everything from the very first album I bought for my very own nine year old self, The Monkees, to my mod faves from The Jam and The Who to mod faves like Stupidity and non-mod faves like Oingo Boingo. Another eleven great tracks. Enjoy.
  • The Jam -- It's Too Bad
  • The Who -- The Real Me
  • The Standells -- Rari
  • The Monkees -- I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone
  • The Style Council -- Walls Come Tumbling Down
  • Madness -- Baggy Trousers
  • Franz Ferdinand -- Come On Home
  • Mad Parade -- Calling Out
  • Social Distortion -- Mommy's Little Monster
  • Oingo Boing -- On The Outside
  • Stupidity -- Bend Don't Break

Bonus Video: The Jam -- Going Underground

Oingo Boingo -- Appearance on the Gong Show

October 1, 2007

Modcast #69: Mods, Skins, Punks

.. Modcast 69: Mods, Skins, Punks

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, this week is a very garage rock sorta show so enjoy.
Bonus Video: Pandoras -- You're All Talk

TSOL -- Word Is