February 3, 2008

Modcast #82: Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, it's time to learn how to pick it up, pick it up, pick it up.

This week it's a ska world indeed. I've got here a bunch of bands that know a thing or two about skanking. For instance,what better way to open a show that focuses on ska, than to do so with a band that isn't a ska band, but sure as hell loves the music? I open with Border Ska by Camper Van Beethoven. Camper Van was probably the band that the terms alternative and indie were created to define, and a big part of their sound was combining ska with punk and straight ahead rock and roll. So tune in and check out Dr. Ring Ding, Los Fastidios, Inspecter 7, and The Toasters.

  • Camper Van Beethoven -- Border Ska
  • Dr. Ring-Ding & the Senior All Stars -- Fever
  • English Beat -- Save it for Later
  • Mr. Review -- Ice & Snow
  • The Loafers -- Follow My Leader
  • Los Fastidios -- Skankin' Town
  • The Toasters -- 2-Tone Army
  • The Selecter -- Missing Words
  • The Slackers -- Feed My Girl Ska
  • The Know How -- Selfish
  • Inspecter 7 -- Popeye

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If you have a podcast of your own that you think I'd like let me know, and maybe we can do some cross-promotion of the shows. Or, if you'd like to try your hand on DJing a show, let me know. I've had guest hosts in the past and would welcome any interest. And finally, if you're in a punk, power pop, ska or any type of mod band really, shoot me an MP3 and I'd be glad to work you into a future modcast. If you've got any questions you can e-mail me at rob@mistersuave.com.

Los Fastidios -- We're Coming Back

The Loafers featuring guest vocalist Laurel Aitken -- Sally Brown