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.
  • 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
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