May 30, 2011

Modcast #202: Ready Steady Mod!

This week on the modcast, something old something new, but nothing borrosed or blue. The something new is Mr. Suave's Reviews You Can Use, this week with a review of The Spazzys latest release "Dumb is Forever".

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Southern Sound -- Just The Same As You (1967)
The Universal -- Day In Day Out (2011)
77 Bombay Street -- Up In The Sky (2011)
Miles Kane -- Quicksand (2011)
Elf Power -- Never Believe (2004)
The Things -- Can't Get Enough (1986)
The Asteroid #4 -- King Richard (2001)
Mr. Suaves Reviews You Can Use: The Spazzys
The Spazzys -- Dissolution
The Q -- Good Enougn (2011)
The Perms -- High School High (2011)
Trolley -- Born in '77 (199?)
The Second Generation -- The Way You Were (1988)
The Rumble Strips -- Alarm Clock (2007)
Foxboro Hot Tubs -- 27th Ave. Shuffle (2008)


The Q -- Being Totally Frank


Asteroid #4 -- Wicked Wire

May 22, 2011

Modcast #201: Guest Host Gary from The Affected Four

This week Gary from The Affected Four is in the house with 19 tracks of pure mod mayherm. 

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Oasis -- Let There Be Love
Oasis -- Got Let It Out (Shagadelic Mix)
The Above -- Find Somebody New
Clique -- She Doesn't Need You Anymore
Creeps -- Come Back Baby
The Men -- If I Can't Have You
The Aardvarks -- You're My Loving Way
13th Floor Elevators -- You're Gonna Miss Me
Afex -- She's Got The Time
Bob Seger -- Heavy Music Pt. 1
The Pretty Things -- Come See Me
Ike & Tina Turner -- Dust My Broom
Soul  Sister -- Soul Woman
The Turles -- Buzz Saw
Spanky Wilson -- Sunshine Of Your Love
Lack of Afro -- Touch My Soul
The Affected Four -- Something's Happening
Smoke -- Universal Vagrant
The Birds -- That's All I Need You For


The Pretty Things -- Roadrunner



The Creeps - Now Dig This (live 1988)

May 15, 2011

Modcast #200: 5th Anniversary Special

Welcome to the 200th modcast of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. And, this is the 5th anniversary of the modcast. That's right we've all survived 199 modcasts. When this show started Osama really was living in a cave, no one outside of chicago had ever heard of Obama. My how things have changed.

I started this modcast in part because it seemed to me that a lot of great mod bands from the original Southern California scene of the 80s never got their due. My first few shows were dedicated to sharing the music of some great 80s mod bands and then it just sort of grew from there. Here we are a couple hundred shows later, and I still feel like some great bands are just lost in the mix. So, I'm circling right back to where it all started.

Joining me this week is my long-time compadre Ken who survived all those early days in the scene along with me a few other concert-tested veterans. We've each picked out some key songs from the likes of The Question, Manual Scan, The Three O'Clock, The Modsters and more. Enjoy, and for my tenth anniversary I promise something more contemporary. See you then.

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Agent Orange -- Bloodstains (1981)
Three O'Clock -- With a canteloupe girlfriend (1983)
Bangs -- Getting out of hand (1981)
Untouchables -- Dance beat (1982)
Chardon Square -- 65 film show (1985)
The Jetz -- Mascara (1984)
The Question -- Brand new world (1983)
Pandoras -- That's your way out (1984)
Gravedigger V -- She got (1984)
Nashville Ramblers -- The trains (1986)
Targets -- Searching for a scene (1984)
Modsters -- Why aren't you dreaming (1986)
The Event -- Nine lives (1988)
Manual Scan - Nothing you can do (1982)

The Question -- Wild Child (live 1988)




May 1, 2011

Modcast #199: More Than Just Good Enough

Welcome to the modcast. This week I'm enjoying some of the first sunshine of the year here at suave headquarters in Seattle. This has been a cold wet year in Seattle, so any bit of sun is nice. Kinda like how any bit of Social Distortion is nice. One of my long time faves, Social Distortion has produced a violent little short film for their latest single "Machine Gun Blues". Before they were hardcore punks or mommy’s little monsters they apparently were gangsters who loved to shoot up stuff and didn’t care about being the good guys.

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Title Tracks -- Light Sleepers (2011)
Raphael Saadiq -- Heart Attack (2011)
Dennis Coffey -- Don't Knock My Love (Feat. Fanny Franklin) (2011)
The Go! Freaks -- A Ton Of My Love (2011)
Fitz & The Tantrums -- Sweet Dreams (2011)
DC Fontana -- It Don't Worry Me (2011)
The James Taylor Quartet -- Lucky Jim (2011)
The Cynics -- I Need More (2011)
The Routes -- As It Is (2011)
Red Light Driver -- Diamond Rough (2011)
Caroline Andersen -- Birthday Suit (2011)
Booze -- The Scene (2011)
Social Distortion -- Machine Gun Blues (2011)
Q -- Good Enough (2011)


Raphael Saadiq -- Good Man (Acoustic)


Social Distortion -- Machine Gun Blues