April 30, 2014

Modcast #298: Flashback to '94

Just like some girls' mothers, some years are bigger than other years. One of the great mod friendly years in musical history happens to be back 20 years ago, Before the internet, before MP3s became ubiquitous, back to when vinyl was still dead, CDs ruled the musical universe. Before ipads, pods or phones. Hell John Major was still in 10 Downing street and things were just about to really get wild. 1994 brought us lounge music, pop punk, Britpop, and acid jazz. Now I'm bringing 1994 to you.

Interested in more Britpop? Check out Mod Essentials III: The Britpop Invasion.

Listen Now

Combustible Edison -- Cadillac
These Animal Men -- Who's The Daddy Now
Sleeper -- Twisted
Elastica -- Stutter
Oasis -- Live Forever
Blur -- End Of A Century
Green Day -- She
Weezer -- Buddy Holly
The Offspring -- Come Out And Play
Pizzicato Five -- Sweet Soul Revue
Stereolab -- Ping Pong
Corduroy -- Don't Wait For Monday
The Beautiful South -- Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)
Swing Out Sister -- Don't Let Yourself Down
The Night Trains -- Lovesick
Pulp -- Babies

Oasis - Shakermaker (Live, 1994)

Pizzicato Five -- Baby Love Child

April 12, 2014

Modcast #297: The Weekend Starts Now

Weekends make life worth living, and this modcast is going to make your weekend that much better. I've got lots of brand new music for you, as well as some older and deeper cuts. Start living better by listening now!

Listen Now

The Rifles -- Under And Over (2014)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- Stranger To My Happiness (2014)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- Take Care Of My Love (2014)
The Allergies -- Special People (2014)
The Zags -- Tatoo (2014)
The Men -- BBQ (2014)
The Idle Gossip -- All I Wanna Do Is Dance (2014)
Paradise -- Pictures Of Matchstick Men (2014)
Spearmint -- Isn't It Great To Be Alive (1999)
The Red Button -- Gonna Make You Mine (2007)
Oasis -- She Is Love (2002)
Slim Gaillard -- Selling Out (1986)
The James Taylor Quartet -- Good Thing (2006)
The Fratellis -- Whisky Saga (2013)
The Offspring -- One Hundred Punks (200?)

"It's a Love Thing" Live Session - Nick Pride & The Pimptones featuring Beth Macari

The Idle Gossip - On My Way

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April 3, 2014

Modcast #296: The Swingin' Sound of Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street in the 1960s was the fashion, style and musical center of the universe; and where mod made its most artistic impact. The bands of the British invasion were the kings of Carnaby Street, The Who, The Beatles, The Kinks, Small Faces, all of them were there. You know all of them. But there was another similar sound.
It was the swinging sound of sixties London. It spawned an entire style of music that was easy listening, soulful, swinging, jazzy, cinematic; in short lounge music for lack of another genre moniker. That Carnaby sound was the inspiration for this week's show. I hope you're feeling groovy, baby.

Listen Now

The John Schroeder Orchestra -- Agent Double-0-Soul (1966)
Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra -- Groovy Motion (2009)
The James Taylor Quartet -- Music To Watch Girls By (1997)
Corduroy -- Follow That Arab (1996)
Les Humphries Singers -- Mandrake (1969)
Stan Getz -- Marrakesh Express (1971)
Alessandro Alessandroni -- Spyscrapers (1977)
Roy Budd -- Getting Nowhere In A Hurry (1971)
Gert Wilden & Orchestra -- Beach Party (197?)
The Leading Figures -- Artistry in Ryhthm (1967)
John Barry -- Beat Girl (1961)
Pete Moore -- Catwalk  (1970)
Piero Umiliani -- Notte In Algeria (1963)
Garry Blake & His Orchestra -- Do It Again (1968)
David Holmes -- Trapdoor Man (2007)
Johnny Lytle Trio -- The Village Caller (1963)

Gert Wilden -- I Told You Not To Cry

Expo 67: Go Go Dancing in Ontario Pavilion

Carnaby Street - We're Going To Have A Smashing Time

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