September 18, 2012

From The Vaults: Modcasts #188 & #180

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 those oh so cold and rainy days of Winter 2010. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

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Modcast #188: More than just a dog and pony show

Welcome to Mr. Sauve's Mod Mod World.  Get things off to a rockin' start with the opening track to Social Distortion's forthcoming album due out later this month called "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes". Ya gotta appreciate a band that opens with an instrumental, especially a cool, garage tune like "Road Zombie".  Reminded me of The Goldstars who opened their 2010 EP in a similar style. Anyhow, it's good that Social D has a new album, and from my first few spins it's pretty much what you'd expect a little Stonesy, a little Hank Williams, a whole helluva lotta punk rock guitar. The show goes on from there with a swaggering rock and roll arrogance that even blows me away. And I put it together. Go figure.

Social Distortion -- Road Zombie (2011)
Los Peyotes -- Garaje o Muerte (2011)
Mothers Children - That's Who (2010
The Ace -- Loose Cannon Woman (2010)
The Like -- Walk of Shame (2010)
Paul Bertolino -- Just Another Breakup (2000)
The Lolas -- Dog and Pony Show (2001)
The Contrast -- Caught in a Trap (2007)
Smash Palace -- Win it All (2010)
Good Shoes -- The Way My Heart Beats (2010)
Parov Stellar -- Booty Swing (2010)

Los Peyotes - Garaje o Muerte

The Like - Wishing He Was Dead

Modcast #180: Some Hits Hurt

So, lately I've been on a Three O'Clock kick listening to the band's back catalog over and over and over. I've even come to appreciate what was probably their last great song "Her Head's Revolving". Which was of course the last album featuring the band's core lineup. Like all good music does it touched a nerve and then led me on a little musical jaunt. It's one of those jaunts that is probably best listened to rather than explained. I mean, how do you adequately explain all the cool music on tap for you this week from Shonen Knife to 999, The Marigolds to Mooney Suzuki? You don't. The best you can do is listen to it and simply enjoy.

Three O'Clock -- Her Head's Revolving
White Rabbits -- The Plot (2007)
Vibrators -- DNA Robot (2010)
Shonen Knife -- Animal Song (1993)
The Ace -- If You're Out There (2010)
The Cute Lepers -- Some Hits Hurts (2009)
The Marigolds -- Sticks And Stones (1985)
Cuban Heels -- Downtown (1978)
999 -- Action (1978)
Gary Valentine (The Know) -- I Like Girls (1980)
Mooney Suzuki -- Yeah You Can (2000)

Shonen Knife -- It's A New Find

999 -- Emergency