July 3, 2010

Modcast #171: Where I'm Comin' From

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, and what better way to open a show on a day when Germany schools Argentina in the world's game than with a German mod band Superpunk with "Das Waren Mods". And since it's America Independence Day, a day when the national pasttime is in full swing, I also included a great song by power poppers The Baseball Project about former MLB pitcher Jose Lima. Lima was a good pitcher -- great one year, 1999 when he won 21 games and started the All-Star Game -- but was better known for being quite the character. In fact, The New York Times dubbed him "the national anthem-crooning, towel-waving merengue singer who moonlights as a right-handed pitcher." Sadly, Lima died of a massive coronary on May 23rd at only 37 years of age. Amazingly, The Baseball Project already have a song out honoring him, and a damn fine one too that's a bit evocative of a more 1979ish power pop sound. Lots of other good stuff on this week's show. So, don't blow your hands off with a firecracker, but do celebrate the great American holiday with a few cocktails and the web's longest running modcast.

Superpunk -- Das Waren Mods (2008)
Healer Selecta -- Rock A Rolla Boogaloo (2010)
Diesler -- Pick Pocket feat. Laura Vane (2010)
The Underbelly -- Confession (featuring Roxie Ray) (2010)
Tiger Trap -- Words And Smiles (1993)
Bridge -- Pool Side Music (2009)
Honeyrider -- Summer Girl (2009)
Secret Service -- You've Been Gone For So Long (1988)
Permanent Green Light -- We Could Just Die (1992)
The Baseball Project -- Lima Time (2010)
Allesandro Allesandroni -- Duke Soul Jazz (1977)

The Baseball Project -- Let The Good Times Crawl (The Young Fresh Fellows)

Healer Selecta -- Tura Stomp