January 18, 2009

From the Vaults Modcast #46: Rock-N-Roll Or Run

Once more into the vault my friends, once more into the vault. Step back in time, to a time when the modcast was young and fresh. Take a giant step outside your current listening constraints and journey with me all the way back to 2006. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

This is episode #46 of the web's original modcast and with it comes a bit of everything. I particular like the soul songs up front, even though Explosion In Your Soul is nearly a complete rip off of the Soul Survivor's first big hit, Expressway to Your Heart. And the mod-ska tunes in the middle are pretty interesting with one from the Untouchables that most don't remember, and one from a band most mods never heard of, the U.S. Mods. So, I hope you'll enjoy this particular episode as much as I did putting it together. Questions? Comments? E-mail me at rob@mistersuave.com.

  • The Movement -- More Products
  • The Soul Survivors -- Explosion (In Your Soul)
  • Soul Partners -- Just Fun
  • Acid -- The Story of L.S.D.
  • The Untouchables -- Another Late Night
  • U.S. Mods -- Government
  • The Paragons -- Got To Get Away
  • Monks -- Johnny Be Rotten
  • Speedball -- No Survivors
  • The Rousers -- Rock-N-Roll Or Run
  • The Kick -- Armchair Politician

Bonus Video: U.S. Mods -- "I'm Gone" b/w "Government"

This week's bonus video is a bit of homemade hodgepodgery that is pretty interesting because it's from some relative unknowns, but also a bit of a snapshot into what some average mod bands were thinking and playing in 1980 in the heartland of the United States.