March 29, 2009

Modcast #123: It Came From California

This week it comes from California, the it being some great mod bands down through the years. California has always been the nation's defacto leader for the mod scene. Not that there aren't great scenes and bands from around the country, but in California you have three scenes in San Francisco, Los Angeles/Orange County, and San Diego, and each has its own distinct personality -- which you'll get a taste of on this show. Some new mod bands like The Parties and The New Fidelity, some mod legends like The Odd Numbers, The Pandoras and Manual Scan, and some lesser known mod bands like The Idea and The New Breed.

If you're interested in more about mods in the golden state checkout the excellent California Mod Scene website complete with history, photos, and flyers.

Listen Now

The Parties -- Radio
The Idea -- You Remind Me Of You
Sidewalk Society -- Night Owl
The New Breed -- Blessing in Disguise
The Pandoras -- Hot Generation
Manual Scan -- For Those
The Shambles -- She Said It's Late
The Eddies -- 65 Film Show
The Hi-Fives -- Hypnotizer
The Odd Numbers -- All Worked Up
The New Fidelity -- Right Track

The Parties -- Gotta Get Out

Manual Scan -- Come See Me