February 10, 2008

Modcast #83: Whether it's new or old, it's all good

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. Lots of really great stuff on this week's show from beginning to end. The opening track from the Undertones is nothing short of terrific -- a song that does justice the band's original sound and could have easily been penned and played in 1980. And, all that without the distinctive vocals of original front man Feargal Sharkey. It's rare for an aging band to reform and produce good new material, and almost unheard for them to do so with a new singer. But, the Undertones deliver in aces. Other standouts here include new material from The Cynics, The Svengalis, The Gurus and Joe Jackson who is back in top shape also with a track that could have fallen out of his back catalog circa the Look Sharp era. Enjoy kids.

Questions? Comments? Rants? Raves? I'm listening:rob@mistersuave.com This week's bonus videos are delightful. Wish the quality of the Dolly Mixture vid was better, but I'm just happy to find any video of them at all.

Dolly Mixture -- Been Teen

Graham Coxon -- Bittersweet Bundle of Misery