July 31, 2013

Modcast #273: Instant Action

Welcome to the real world people. This week's show is full of instant action, and is what's real for mods in the world today. And yesterday. And maybe tomorrow.

Speaking of yesterday, today and tomorrow, I've been ruminating of late about what are my top ten favorite songs. Turns out it's rather hard to do. Should I pick my absolute single favorite song in each of ten different genres? Or top ten songs in specific genres? But I'd be curious to know your thoughts about how one can go about picking out their top ten favorite songs. All time? All genres? One genre? Bands only? Solo artists? By decade perhaps? Leave me your thoughts below, or head on over to the modcast Facebook page at facebook.com/modmodworld and let me know what you think.

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Too Much Saturn -- Photogenic
The Jam -- That's Entertainment
Elvis Costello and the Attractions -- I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
The Godfathers -- If I Only Had Time
The Decibels -- Go Away
The Go -- Instant Reaction
The Early Hours -- Two Girls
Camera Obscura -- Do It Again
Belle and Sebastian -- Dirty Dream #2
Would-Be-Goods -- Emmanuaelle Baert
Small Faces -- You've Really Got A Hold On Me
George Baker Selection -- I Wanna Love You
The Artwoods -- I Take What I Want
Ever-green Blues -- Three's A Crowd
Dean Parrish -- Turn On Your Love Light
Aunt Nelly -- Daytrippin
US3 -- Cantaloop

The Godfathers - I'm Lost And Then I'm Found

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July 24, 2013

From The Vaults: Modcast #209 Hour of Power

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 Summer 2011. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

The mod world is busier than a fly at a crap convention this week. So, I picked out songs that for the most part need no introduction, by artists that you are all well familiar with. Then I just get out of the way and let the music testify. The verdict? Guilty of greatness I'm sure.

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The Jam -- Set The House Ablaze
The Kinks -- I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Rolling Stones -- Have You Ever Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow
The Monkees -- Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Attack -- Feel Like Flying
The Move -- I Can Hear The Grass Grow
The Creation -- Through My Eyes
Steve Marriott & The Moments -- Good Morning Blues
Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 -- With A Little Help From My Friends
Generation X -- Friday's Angels
The Specials -- Stereotype
The Last Ones -- Number One Again
The First Steps -- I Got The News
The Jags -- She's So Considerate
Secret Affair -- I'm Not Free
The Style Council -- Have You Ever Had It Blue
Squire -- Girl On A Train
Mod Fun -- Your Eyes Reflect
The Jetset -- Count The Beating Hearts
The Red Button -- Free
Graham Coxon -- Freakin' Out

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July 17, 2013

From The Vaults: Modcast #206 Sum-Sum-Summertime

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 2011. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, it's time to get some summertime booze. At last, at long last, summer has come to seattle. This has been one of the coldest springs on record in the northwest, but the times they are a changin'. The thermometer has actually eeked up over 80 degrees fahrenheit. Not exactly Vegas temps sure, but I'll take it.

This week you're going to get a full dose of sunny, hot, summer songs.
But don't blame me, it's not my fault. Give credit where credit is due right, so I have to give credit and a shout out to one of the best blogs on the net Music Ruined My Life. If you dig power pop, punk, pop-punk, mod, new wave and so on then Music Ruined My Life should be one of the blogs you follow. Jeffen the man behind the blog recently did a great post featuring summer songs -- which got me to thinking. I started putting together a list in my mind and voila here's the modcast to prove it.

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The Cute Lepers -- It's Summertime Baby
Psychotic Youth -- Summer is On
Hidden Peace -- Summer of Love
The Infidels -- Summertime Sucks
Fountains of Wayne -- It Must Be Summer
Honey Rider -- Summer of My Life
PAS/CAL -- Summer Is Almost Here
The School -- Summers Here
Seth Swirsky -- Sonic Ferris Wheel
Jeffrey Foskett -- I Live For The Sun
Mr. Suave's Reviews You Can Use Acid House Kings
Acid House Kings -- Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?
The Californias -- Summer Days
60 Ft. Dolls -- Back To The Summer
Seargent -- Sunshine
The Billionaires -- The End Of Summer Song

Seargent -- Sunshine

60 Ft. Dolls - Stay

July 10, 2013

Modcast #272: You Can Dig It

Welcome to the mod world friends. Lots of new stuff on this week's show, as well as some older tracks, a bit of acid jazz later and a few surprises along the way. can you dig it? I think you can.

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Booker T. Jones -- Fun (2013)
Johnny Marr -- The Right Thing Right (2013)
The Vice -- Rain Came Down (2013)
Hanky Panky -- A Precious Bitch (2013)
Groove Tunnel -- How Do You Feel (2001)
The Brilliant Corners -- Growing Up Absurd (1985)
Mad Monster Party -- Something More (2013)
Mayer Hawthorne -- Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin' (2009)
Soul Senate -- Good Side (2013)
Allo Darlin' -- Woody Allen (2010)
Mother Earth -- Hope You're Feeling Better (1995)
Raw Stylus -- Use Me (1993)
Corduroy -- January Woman (Remastered, 2013)
Steely Dan -- Do It Again (1972)
Veronica Falls -- Teenage (2013)

Mad Monster Party -- Death Valley Days, Just Lucky, and Interview

Groove Tunnel -- Rainy Day

Mayer Hawthorne -- The Walk

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July 3, 2013

Modcast #271: The Soundtrack of My Summer

Sun. Surf. Sand. It's summertime, at least in California. Who better to give you a musical spray tan than guest hosts Ken from The Shingles and Michael from Sparkle*Jets UK? No one else can do to your ears what they can. So, get yourself a lot of gin and a little tonic, collapse onto your beach chair, and prepare to get some summer sun.

Listen Now

Catalinas - Summertime's Calling Me (Single, 1975)
Mike Viola - Soundtrack Of My Summer (Electro De Perfecto, 2011)
Silver Sun - There Goes Summer (Neo Wave, 1998)
Thorns - Long, Sweet Summer Night (The Thorns, 2003)
Beach Boys - Your Summer Dream (Surfer Girl,1963)
Love Jones - Hey California (Forever, 2010)
xTc - Summer's Cauldron (Skylarking, 1986)
Glenn Tilbrook - This Summer (Demo, 1995)
10cc - Sand in my Face (10cc, 1973)
Phoenix - Summer Days (United, 2000)
Wombats - Summer Hit (Wombats EP 2, 2008)
Red Button - On a Summer Day (As Far As Yesterday Goes, 2011)
Explorers Club - Summer Days, Summer Nights (Grand Hotel, 2012)
Tikiyaki Orchestra - Mana Pacifica (Aloha, Baby!, 2011)

The Zombies -- "Summertime" (1965)

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