March 27, 2013

Modcast #262: The Stuffed Cougar

This week Ken and Daren from The Shingles are bringin' the rock and roll to you.  They got the old stuff, the new stuff, the in-between stuff, and the stuffed cougar stuff. And it's the good stuff, if you know what I mean.

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88 - At Least It Was Here (Community: Music from the Original Television Series, 2010)
Kids - This is Rock'n Roll (The Kids, 1977)
Eddie & The Hot Rods - Hard Drivin' Man (Live) (Teenage Depression, 1976)
Boys - Schoolgirls (To Hell with the Boys, 1979)
Attention - Have A Drink (Gettin' All​.​.​., 2012)
Impressions - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story (The Young Mods' Forgotten Story, 1969)
Jimmy Hughes - Neighbor, Neighbor (Steal Away, 1964)
Solutions - My Mojo Ain't Workin' No More (Communicate!, 2004)
Dirtbombs - I'll Wait (Ultraglide in Black, 2001)
June Noa - Spin Around (Not Guilty, 2013)
Robin McKelle & The Flytones - Fairytale Ending (Soul Flower, 2012)
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March 20, 2013

From The Vaults Modcasts #42 & #50 (2007)

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 suave days of 2007. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a couple classic modcasts that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

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Modcast #42: But It's Alright

Here's another great episode of the Mod World, if I do say so myself. Lots of variety here with some soulful sounds, some 60s psychadelia, some mod revival, some pop-punk of the late 70s, and just overall good stuff.
  • Sleeper -- Lie Detector
  • Crawling Walls -- Fly Tonight
  • Johnny Moped -- Incendiary Device
  • Agent Orange -- Bloodstains
  • JoBoxers -- Just Got Lucky
  • JoJo Zep & the Falcons -- But It's Alright
  • The Kick -- Stuck on the Edge of A Blade
  • Wreckless Eric -- I Wish it Would Rain
  • The Kinks -- (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
  • The End -- Shades of Orange
  • The Prisoners -- Wish the Rain

Bonus Videos: Here are two great videos from Sleeper. Delicious Nice Guy Eddie If you'd like to have your band featured on the modcast e-mail me at


Modcast #50: Wanna Know A Secret?

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, I've got lots of really interesting songs this week including some ska from Canada's Kingpins, some new stuff from Mando Diao and the Kaiser Chiefs, and some very excellent power pop from Permanent Green Light. Not to mention a bit of soul music, not the least of which is from Ms. Amy Wnehouse. If you want to get a look at Amy Winehouse and see her do Rehab live skip down below to where I've got the video posted. If you haven't heard Rehab yet you absolutely need to check this out. It's amazing how much she has perfectly captured the sixties soul sound. If you've got a question for me drop me a line at
  • Fingerprintz -- Do You Want to Know a Secret
  • Permanent Green Light -- We Could Just Die
  • Naz Nomad & The Nightmares -- Kicks
  • SheBeats -- Marianne
  • DC Fontana -- Take Your Time
  • Betty Davis -- Walkin' Up the Road
  • Amy Winehouse -- Tears Dry on Their Own
  • Kaiser Chiefs -- The Angry Mob
  • Mando Diao -- Morning Paper Dirt
  • Subways -- City Pavement
  • Kingpins -- Lot's Wife
Bonus Video: Amy Winehouse -- Rehab

March 12, 2013

Modcast #261: Near Misses

This week's show is called Near Misses. Each track here was previously considered for inclusion in a past show, but for whatever reason ended up not making the cut. Not because they're not good songs, but because I chose a different song by the band, or maybe ran out of time in the show, or something like that. At any rate, here then are a whole slew of almost made it tracks, that are getting a second shot at starring in the big show.

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Fay Hallam & The Bongolian -- Get Off The Bus (2012)
The Who -- Four Faces (1979)
Mickey Dolenz -- Huff Puff (1965)
Hipster Image -- Make Her Mine (1968)
The Marigolds -- I've Had Enough (1985)
The Unclaimed -- The Sorrow (1980)
US Mods -- I'm Gone (1980)
The Style Council -- Come To Milton Keynes (1985)
Portishead -- Sour Times (1994)
The Orange Peels -- 2020 (2009)
Menswear -- Being Brave (1996)
The Primitives -- Wild Flower (2012)
B-Back -- Gin Fuzz (2009)
The Speedies -- Let Me Take Your Photo (1979)
Masonics -- Ooh-Poo-Pa-Doo (2002)
Destination Soul -- Easy My Mind (1966)
Georgie Fame
& The Blue Flames (1963)

The Unclaimed - She'll Never Come

March 5, 2013

Modcast #260: Keepin' The Faith

Soul music really is the soul of mod. Since the 60s mods have had a love affair with soul music. It's amazing how big (and sometimes surprisingly subtle) an influence soul has been to music overall. Too many songs are really just soul songs gussied up in another genre whether it be garage, or lounge, or sophistopop or whatever. So, this week I'm taking you all out for a serious soul fling. Put your dancing shoes on, and get ready to get down.

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Shirley Ellis -- Soul Time (1966)
The James Hunter 6 -- Minute By Minute (2013)
Quantic & Alice Russel -- Magdalena (2013)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators (2013)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- Tell Me (2007)
The Diplomats of Solid Sound -- Hurt Me So (Lack of Afro remix) (2010)
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics -- The Man Says (2012)
Otis Redding -- Loving By The Pound (1967)
The Jackson 5 -- Rockin' Robin (1972)
Just My Imagination -- The Temptations (1971)
Diana Ross &The Supremes -- You Can't Do That (1964)
Reality -- Change The World (1972)
Bill Butler -- Burning Touch Of Love (1972)
Poison -- Let Me Lay My Funk On You (1975)
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- Want More (2011)

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics -- My Dear

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators -- Break Free (Shake A Tail Feather)

March 3, 2013

Portland's Groovy Garage Band Paradise Show Off New Video

Portland is boasting more and better bands everyday it seems. Paradise is certainly one of the better with a very cool sixties, garage vibe going on. This is the new single Humans and Stars from their debut album Diary of an Old Soul.