May 16, 2013

Modcast #267: In Mod We Trust

Got a full load of new music for you to keep you shuff, shuff, shuffling your feet. And a few older toe tappers in here as well, just to keep things interesting.

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The Brand New Heavies Feat. N'Dea Davenport -- Sunlight (2013)
She & Him -- Sunday Girl (2013)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- White Lines (2013)
Shaolin Temple Defenders -- Kung Fu Fighting (2013)
Fitz & The Tantrums -- The Walker (2013)
Harmony & Groove -- On The Fly Melody (2013)
Charles Bradley -- Love Bug Blues (2013)
The Harrisons -- Man Of The Hour (2007)
The Anydays -- Shoot It All Down (2008)
RAF -- Nothing Seems To Fit (2013)
Epicycle -- School Girls (1979)
Boys -- We're Too Young (1977)
Twisted Wheel -- Lucy The Castle (2009)
Madness -- Benny Bullfrog (1984)

Madness - Shut Up

Madness - House of Fun

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May 8, 2013

From the Vaults: Modcasts #40 & # 45

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 sweltering days of Summer 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 #40: Take a Look at The Young Idea

At long last, the much anticipated Squire tribute album has arrived. And it's worth the wait. Seventeen fantastic Squire songs covered by a whole slew of various mod and power pop bands like The Shambles, the Little Murders, Paul Bevoir, Mega Super Ultra, Jeremy and Mod Fun. Squire epitomized the pop side of mod during the revival of the late 70s and early 80s. They were at the forefront of the scene the entire time, and later helped revitalize the American mod scene by appearances in the states --especially in California-- throughout the late 80s. Now we have The Young Idea A Pop Tribute to Anthony Meynell and Squire. I'm previewing a couple of tracks for you all on today's show. You can pickup your copy over at the Jam Records website.
  • Squire -- Take a Look
  • The Eddies -- Debbie Jones
  • The Shingles -- Girl on a Train
  • The Blocked -- Plastic Punks
  • Mother Earth -- Very Together
  • Three 0'Clock -- I Go Wild
  • Mary's Danish -- Yellow Creep Around
  • Leaving Trains -- Cigarette Motel
  • The Canary Sect -- See Me In Action
  • Code Blue -- Modern Times
  • Bim Skala Bim -- Talk Talk and Talk

Bim Skala Bim - Solitary Confinement (1985)

Bim Skala Bim - Skeleton (1995)

Modcast #45: See the Light

This week's modcast has some good stuff. There's a good dose of power pop as usual. But, there's a nice little trio of 80s synthesizer infused, soul influenced modpop as well. I think you'll find a striking similarity between Mood Six and The Truth, both sounding like precursors to later groups such as Swing Out Sister or the Orange Peels.

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  • The M.B.s (Modern Blues Band) -- Another Day
  • Green Circles -- Amourette
  • Eurovox -- In For A Penny
  • Statues -- The Audition
  • Odd Numbers -- Little Kings & Queens
  • The Last Ones -- Bit of You
  • Paul Collins -- USA
  • Mood Six -- I Saw The Light
  • The Truth -- You Play With My Emotions
  • The Housemartins -- Five Get Over Excited
  • The Pandoras -- You're All Talk

The Odd Numbers
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May 1, 2013

Modcast #266: Get Ready To Rumble

Another week, another great modcast coming your way. I'm, kicking off the show with an American 60s band that sounds almost more mod than the British mods of their day. The band is Powder and I included them this week in part because this coming Saturday I'm going to get to meet them when they play at the Studio 66 mod night at the LoFi Performance Gallery here in Seattle, and lucky me I'm going to be the guest DJ.

Another thing that is making this week's show especially good is that I'm joined by my old friend Dean Hoth who is the singer and bass player for power pop band The Eddies. Additionally Dean has been a behind the scenes mover and shaker in producing some great tribute albums, and is also working on releasing unheard live materials of older mod bands from the 80s to the 90s to the 21st century. Such as The Shambles. He's got some news for mod music lovers.

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Powder -- I Try (1968)
Chardon Square -- 65 Film Show (1985)
The Plimsouls -- Great Big World (1980)
The Shambles -- Blindspot (1996)
Cheap Trick -- I Want You To Want Me (1979)
Jeff Hershey & The Heartbeats -- Don't Come Around (2013)
Fitz & The Tantrums -- Spark (2013)
Greyboy Allstars -- Old Crow (2013)
Vampire Weekend -- A-Punk (2008)
Scouting For Girls -- She's So Lovely (2007)
Tim Timebomb & Friends -- Skeleton Crew (2012)
Spearmint -- Outside The Roundhouse (1999)
Generation X -- Friday's Angels (1979)
Split Enz -- Six Months In A Leaky Boat (1981)
The Blues Magoos -- Gotta Get Away (1966)

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