December 7, 2007

Modcast #77: My One and Only Modcast

Welcome to Mr. Suave’s Mod Mod World. This week the mod world is blessed with lots and lots of goodness like the incomparable surf, punk, mod, power-pop band Agent Orange and the now legendary revival modsters, Purple Hearts. Both bands were ones that I really didn't care for all that much when I was first introduced to them. At the time I first discovered Agent Orange I was more into the really soulful side of the mod sound and they were just too punk for me. And the Purple Hearts seemed derivative, just another mod revival band when there were so many similar bands to enjoy like the Chords, Lambrettas and Secret Affair. But, it didn't take long before I began to appreciate each band's individual sound, and their own unique take on the music. Both bands have suffered from sort of 'also ran' type careers, and looking bad I see that they're so much more than that.

As for the rest of the show it's the usual collection of perfect music. But, I do have to tell you what surprised me most about this week's modcast was a certain little power pop song I think you'll really enjoy from Mike Tholfsen who checks in with My One and Only One Note. There's lots of other good notes, as well.
  • Agent Orange -- Somebody to Love
  • Bronco Bullfrog -- One Day with Melody Love
  • Chris Stamey & The DBs -- You Wanted to Know
  • Mike Tholfsen -- My One and Only One Note
  • 007 -- Nearly Man
  • Split Screens -- Know What I Want
  • Purple Hearts -- Perfect World
  • Corduroy -- Don't Wait For Monday
  • The Solarflares -- Feet Wrong Way Round
  • Mother Earth -- Very Together
  • Vibrators -- Amphetimene Blue

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Bonus Videos:
Purple Hearts -- Millions Like Us

Corduroy -- The Joker's Wild