June 27, 2013

Modcast #270: A Musical Tour of the 60s

On this week's modcast I'm bringing you some wonderful music from that decade of decades, the 1960s. The sixties got stuck in my craw early on, when I was just a young'un. For some reason from a very early age I just really liked all sorts of sixties stuff -- movies, tv, music, fashion. It was only natural that when I got to be a teen that I would get sucked into the mod scene with it's love of all things sixties. Recently I was talking to a friend about Mad Men about how many changes the decade went through. Thanks to watching Mad Men we realized how everything duuring the sixties seemed to radically change every few years. Just look at the difference between music in 1960 and music in 1970. So this week I'm taking you on a year by year trip through the decade highlighting some great songs, one per year, with a few bonus songs to wrap up the hour.

Listen Now

Sam Cooke -- Wonderful World (1960)
Ike & Tina Turner -- It's Gonna Work Out Fine (1961)
Booker T & The MGs -- Green Onions (1962)
George Fame & The Blue Flames -- Baby Please Don't Go (1963)
The Rolling Stones -- (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1964)
Them -- Bright Lights, Big City (1965)
The Who -- Batman (1966)
The Creation -- Making Time (1967)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 -- Look Around (1968)
Burt Bacharach -- Pacific Coast Highway (1969)
Les Baxter -- Que Mango! (1960)
Roy Budd -- Love Is A Four Letter Word (1971)
Small Faces -- My Mind's Eye (1967)
The Chobb -- We're Pretty Quick (1966)
Graham Bond Organization -- Long Tall Shorty (1964)
The Who -- Pictures Of Lily (1968)

Nat King Cole Trio -- Route 66

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June 13, 2013

Modcast #269: The Big Booze Show

Time to get your booze on kiddos. It's the big booze show. Of course every show is a big booze show for me. But this time I've got all the boozy songs in one place for you, and a few drinks that you can slurp up while listening. From The Who to The Gymslips, from Indigo Swing to The Heartbeat, lots of drinking songs to go with your libations.

Listen Now

Dee Rangers -- Leave My Bottle Alone
The Who -- Whiskey Man (1966)
Cream -- Sweet Wine(1966)
Herman's Hermits -- Moonshine Man (1965)
The Gymslips -- Drink Problem (1983)
Tim Timebomb -- Jockey Full Of Bourbon (2012)
The Heartbeat -- Cigarettes And Booze (1979)
UB40 -- Red, Red Wine (1987)
The New Pornographers -- The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism (2000)
The Rapscallions -- Great Swines Drink Alike (2008)
Indigo Swing -- Drinkin' It Up (1998)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- Gimme That Wine (2012)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies -- Drunk Daddy (1990)
Dinah Washington -- Me & My Gin (1958)

In a shaker put ice
4 parts gin
half a part vermouth
shake and pour
add an olive or a twist or a cocktail onion to garnish.
The key is having it as cold as possible.

Suave Manhattan
In a shaker put ice
3 parts bourbon
1 part tuaca liqueur
a splash of sweet vermouth
shake and pour
add a cherry for garnish.
Man it's out of this world. It turns tha manhattan upside down. And as long as you're underneath with your mouth open, thats just fine.

Da Communist
In a shaker put ice
2 part gin
1 part orange juice
1/2 part cherry brandy
1/2 part lemon juice
Shake over ice, pour and enjoy. (Trust me on the cherry brandy, a little goes a long way.)

The Who -- Boris The Spider

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June 4, 2013

Modcast #268: Back in Business

Well, I'm back from a little modcasting break and have an all new show for you with lots of great music that I think you'll really dig. Summer is coming, and if you pour yourself a healthy drink then you can relax right into this show no problem. If you're drink is unhealthy, even better.

Listen now

Miles Kane -- Don't Forget Who You Are (2013)
The Small Faces -- You Really Got Me (1966)
David Bowie & The Lower Third -- You've Got A Habit Of Leaving (1965)
The Monkees -- Rosemarie (1968)
The Monkees -- Mommy and Daddy (1968)
The Most -- Stickin' Out With You (2013)
The Boss -- Streets Where I Live (1979)
Purple Hearts -- Frustration (1980)
Supergrass -- Mansize Rooster (1995)
999 -- Waiting (1978)
The Style Council -- Walls Come Tumbling Down (1985)
Larry's Rebels -- I'll Make You Happy (1967)
Benny Westmore & His Private Numbers -- One Hundred Years Old (2012)
The Standells -- Mr. Nobody (1966)
The Animals -- We Gotta Get Outta This Place (1965)
Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers -- Got To Get You Outta My Life (1966)

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The Style Council -- My Ever Changing Moods

Supergrass -- Mary

June 3, 2013

Don't worry, I'll be back. In the meantime The Question - Getting Through

Here's a rare video of southern California early 80s mod band The Question with Tony Rugolo on bass, Phil Cusimano on guitar & vocals, and David White on Drums.