What is Mod? Mr. Suave's Mod, Mod World is the web's original modcast celebrating mod music, and mod-influenced music from past eras including soul, ska, garage, sixties R&B, power pop, punk, britpop, acid jazz, lounge, easy listening and more.
Step back in time, to a time when the modcast was young and fresh. Step back to July of '06. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.
I've picked out some good tracks for you this week, if I do say so myself. A little something for everyone -- some old stuff, some new stuff, some rock, some soul, some very mod, and some only reminiscent.
Welcome to Mr. Suave’s Mod Mod World, and it’s a good, good world this week indeed with the latest release from one of my fave Britpop bands The Charlatans. I had to get that Charlatans track in there in order to let you know about the free Charlatan’s album available for download at Xfm. You can grab the whole thing right now, right here.
But I digress. In truth the rest of the modcast is a bit out of step with that opening. It’s got cool, groovy sounds beginning to end. Anyhow, I recommend you grab yourself a libation, sit back, relax and enjoy some cool swingin’ sounds. It’s time you were Rockin’ with this Mod.
The Charlatans – You Cross My Path
Michael Brown & Friends – Rockin’ with the Mods
Earl Grant – House of Bamboo
Mel Torme – Sunshine Superman
The Mel-Tones – Quick Pick
The Omega Men – Cat Robot
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited – Grid Girls ‘68
Welcome to Mr. Suave’s Mod Mod World, episode #86 in which we have a few interesting connections. Opening act Elton Motello frontman Alan Ward had once been in another band with future Damned member Bryan James, so maybe it’s no surprise that both bands produced great punk rock. Another connection made in the show is between more 70s Brit punks, this time the move from Chelsea to Generation X. Lots of pitch perfect power pop in this week’s show up from the likes of Martha & the Muffins, Clive Culbertson, The Briliant Corners, Fast Eddie and more. And if you head on over to the modcast homepage you can check out this week’s bonus video from Beulah. Thanks for listening.