October 30, 2011

Annual Halloween Modcast #216: No Costume, No Candy

DJ Ken from The Shingles and his trusty Burt Ward, Daren, are on hand to scare the bejeebers out of you. Don't worry they won't do it with heavy metal or gangsta rap.

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Science Fiction Double Feature (Are A Drag, 1999)

Agent Orange - Voices (In The Night) (This Is the Voice, 1986)

Little Tibia & the Phibbeans - The Mummy (Mad Monster Party: Official Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1967)

Bleed - The Goon (Monster Party 2000)

Swingin' Neckbreakers - No Costume No Candy (Halloween Hootenanny, 1998)

Creeping Cruds - All Hail the Horror Host (The Incredibly Strange People Who Stopped Living, 2005)

Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes (Anchor Records Single, 1977)

Batlord - Back From The Dead (Death By Woman, 2006)

Birthday Party - Release The Bats (Junkyard, 1982)

Mummies - The Fly (Play Their Own Records, 1992)

Bolshoi - Sunday Morning (Friends, 1986)

Love & Rockets - Haunted When the Minutes Drag (Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven, 1985)

Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum) (Fun Boy Three, 1982)

Action - Shadows And Reflections (Parlophone Single, 1967)

October Country - My Girlfriend Is A Witch (October Country,1968)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins -- "I Put A Spell On You" (live)

October 29, 2011

Mr. Sauve's Reviews You Can Use: The Perms

Mr Suaves Reviews You Can Use: The Perms by mistersuave

Power pop. indie pop. That sums up The Perms latest album, Sofia Nights perfectly. I've been a fan of The Perms for a few years now, and tt's never been hard to figure out The Perms influences. As usual they echo all across Sofia Nights 10 tracks, sometimes bumping up against each other in the same songs even. The Smithereens. Urge Overkill. Cheap Trick. Even 20/20, The Shoes, and The Paul Collins Beat. The Perms definitely should be listed along side all of these groups. Not because they're derivative, but rather because they are following in their footsteps and making their own mark with guitar driven pop. The band has matured. this is both the perms power pop sound long time fans have grown to love, and it's also the perms who have evolved into a bit edgier band, but still with that innocent feeling goodness I've always enjoyed about their music.

October 25, 2011

Modcast #215: Live For Today

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World where we've got the power pop ringing loud and clear this week.

Power pop has always been a big part of mod music, right alongside northern soul. And over the years there have been some great power pop bands that hitched their trailer to the mod scene. Since the days of The Who and The Creation, and then later in the mod revival with The Jam, Secret Affair, The Chords and so on. Brit pop of course had a lot of power pop influences and much of the guitar driven indie rock of the 21st century has its roots in power pop.

Coming up on the modcast you'll get some great power pop influenced music from The Crack, Electra, The Corsairs, Sloan, The Rifles, and The Perms. Speaking of which, nestled right there in the middle of the show is another of Mr. Suave's Reviews You Can Use this time around giving you a taste and feel for The Perms great new album, Sofia Nights.

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Paul Collins Beat -- Hanging Around With You (2011)
Electra -- Heartbreak is for Fools (2010)
Electra -- The Israelites (2011)
The Rifles -- I Get Low (2011)
Woggles -- Sweet Tea (1997)
The Love Kittens -- Come In The Kitchen (196?)
The Primitives -- Crash (1988)
Mr Suaves Reviews You Can Use The Perms
The Perms -- Live For Today (2011)
The Corsairs -- Never Listen (1986)
The Apemen -- Somebody Help Me (1993)
The Crack -- You Keep Running (1989)
Ursula 1000 -- Stinger (2011)
James Taylor Quartet -- Light Up Your Soul (2011)
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -- Twinkle Star (2011)
Sloan -- Shadow Of Love (2011)

Sloan - The Rest of My Life

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -- Pride of Lions

October 17, 2011

A spooktacular blast from Halloweens past

Halloween is just around the corner so enjoy a couple of spooktacular classic modcasts.
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Modcast #73: It's Spooky Modoween

Happy Mod-o-Ween! Don't be scared this is just Mr. Suave's halloween episode of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. This week's show is extra spooky, extra creepy, and extra good. If you like sixties infused garage rock with a bit of punkish power pop thrown in then you are going to be in heaven.
  • Madness -- I chase the devil
  • Gorehounds -- Voodoo priest
  • Groovie Ghoulies -- Daughter of Frankenstein
  • Dead Kennedys -- Halloween
  • The Ghastly Ones -- Haulin' Hearse
  • The B-52s -- Devil in my car
  • Gravedigger V -- It's spooky
  • Zombina & The Skeletones -- The grave ... and beyond
  • The Undertakers -- Born in a graveyard
  • The Playn Jayn -- Dig my own grave
  • The Postmarks -- Everyday is Halloween
The Ghastly Ones -- Haulin' Hearse Madness -- I chase the devil

Modcast #107: Monsters A-Go-Go!

Halloween Modcast 2008: Monsters A-Go-Go! Be afraid, be very afraid. Ken from The Shingles is at the controls of the modcast this week and if that doesn't scare you, nothing will. Get haunted. Video clip from "Mad Monster Party"-The Mummy!

October 12, 2011

From The Vaults: Modcasts #27 & #29

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 back to a not so distant past, all the way back to 2008. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a couple of classic modcasts that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

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Modcast #27: Coming Tuesday I feel Better
Here's a special episode of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, featuring songs about the days of the week. Enjoy, and I'll have a new episode for you right away.

Small Faces -- Lazy Sunday
Corduroy -- Don't Wait for Monday
Skyshakers -- A Girl Called Tuesday
Jetset -- Wednesday Girl
The Truth, Thursday Club
The Easybeats -- Friday on My Mind
The Specials -- Friday Night, Saturday Morning
The Jam -- Saturday's Kids
Squire -- Saturday Shopping
The Odds, Saturday Night
The Incredible Moses Leroy -- It's A Sunday

The Easybeats -- Friday on My Mind

Modcast #29: Biff Bang Mod
Welcome to modcast #29. Lots of good stuff this week, including a really cool video from United Future Organization. Now if that ain't mod, I don't know what is! Enjoy the sounds.

The Lambrettas -- Go Steady
The Times -- Biff Bang Pow
The Saints -- I'm Stranded
Thee Mad Lovers -- All My Pseudo Love
Sandra Phillips -- World Withouth Sunshine
Shel Naylor -- It's Gonna Happen Soon
Paulo Apollo Negri -- Can't Get Satisfied
Tony Hatch Orchestra -- Herbin'
United Future Organization -- Cosmic Gypsy
Vibraphonic -- Trust Me
Sloan -- Try To Make It

United Future Airlines -- United Future Organization

October 3, 2011

From The Vaults: Modcasts #93 and #145

Modcast #93 Just Floating By
In listening, listening and relistening to this week’s Modcast, I have to say I’ve even impressed myself. This is a damn good show. It starts out strong, and it stays that way throughout. Lots of new stuff here from the Baskervilles, Looker, Radio Days, and The Fores, all of which make the show downright unstoppable. The rest of the show is only that much stronger for showing it’s staying power from the likes of The Kinks to Oasis. This is just a little snap shot of my current mod world. Don’t be so jealous, I’m sure you’re nearly as suave in your own way. Enjoy.

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Baskervilles – Have You Seen Them
Looker – Gates of the Old City
The Red Button – Floating By
Oasis – Half the World Away
The Black Hollies – Paisley Pattern
The Fores – Golden Gate
Radio Days – Rock-n-Roll Girl
The Hangmen – Faces
The Rolling Stones – Play With Fire
The Kinks – Groovy Movies
Teenage Head – Top Down

I get e-mail. Can you believe that? If you have a question then just shoot it over to me at rob@mistersuave.com.

Looker -- Bullet Train

The Kinks -- I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight

Modcast #145: Mods Ride Again

I'm back baby. You can't get rid of me that easy. Between guest hosts, and sharing a few of the old shows from the vaults, it seems I haven't done a lot of my modcasting of late. A big shout of thanks to the recent guest hosts who've made me look like such an amateurish hack -- Dan from The New Fidelity (Modcast #140), Neal from Modest Proposal (Modcast #143) and Ken from The Shingles (Modcast #144).

But, I'm back on the beat, Pete. And have I got a show for you. Don't believe me? Just listen in.

Enzo Bontempi -- Bangarang (1968? or 2009?)
The School -- Let It Slip (2008)
New Street Adventure -- Small Town Heroes (2009)
Cool Frog -- Much Than You (2009)
Connett -- Soul Clean (2008)
The Madd -- You Can Be My Baby (2009)
The Cribs -- We Were Aborted (2009)
Nick Gilder -- Got To Get Out (1978)
The Quick -- No No Girl (1976)
Sweet -- Wig Wam Bam (1974)
Graham Day & The Gaolers -- Wanna Smoke (2008)

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