December 24, 2015

Modcast #347: Christmas Extravaganza 2015

It's time again for me to imbibe too much and serve up an eclectic mix of holiday tunes. I'm joined as usual for this merry mess by Ken who manages to keep this thing from going totally to the isle of misfit modcasts. Merry Crimble and all that.

Listen Now

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Surfin' Snoopy (1965)
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter (1983 - 7 Inch Version)
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas (1971)
Betty Lloyd - Snowflakes (1969)
Elin Ruth & The Beat From Palookaville - Christmas Is Sooner Than You Think (2015)
Gaspard Royant - Christmas Is Back in town (2015)
Helen Love & Friends - The Townhall (2015)
Chuck Brodsky - On Christmas I Got Nothing (1998)
Darlene Love - Christmas Time For The Jews (2005)
Martin Newell & Andy Partridge - Christmas In Suburbia (1993)
Genuine Fakes - Do You Want To Build A Snowman (2015)
Beach Boys - Melekalikimaka (1998)
Chris & Peter Allen - Ten Below (1968)
Gram Rabbit - California Christmas (2015)
Connection - Rock-N-Roll Christmas (2014)
Thee Headcoatees - Santa Claus (1992)
Love Me Nots - Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (2015)
Critics - She Feels Like Christmas Day (1991)
Public Access TV - here come the bells (2015)
Albert Finney - I Hate People ("Scrooge" 1970)
Saturday's Children - Deck Five (1966)
Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight (1977)

SNL Funhouse - Christmastime for the Jews from Bix Pix Entertainment, Inc. on Vimeo.

December 12, 2015

Modcast #346: 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational

This is the 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational. As I do each year I've sent out a decree to mod bands, DJs, bloggers, and podcasters that they present themselves for holiday inspection. Got a group of folks this year with some really great songs, a few classics, a couple of real gems. Inspector 12 says they passed with flying colors.

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This year's guests:
Patrick Foisey from Parka Avenue Blog
Don Roland from The Inciters
Warren Peace from Maximum Rhythm & Booze Podcast
Wayne Lundqvist Ford from Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Blog
Chris, Brad, John & Josh from RAF
Kurtis Powers from The Face Radio
Penny Lane from Punks in Parkas Radio Show
Action Dave from The Action Jets
Mary Queen of Cosmos: Check out Rick Goldschmidt history of Rankin & Bass.
Mary's annual holiday cocktail:
The English Rose
•2 ounces gin
•1 ounce dry vermouth
•1 ounce apricot brandy
•1/2 ounce lemon juice
•1 teaspoon grenadine
•Maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Richard Cheese - Christmas in Las Vegas

December 7, 2015

Modcast #345: The Big Booze Show

Here it is, the last thing we really needed for a modcast, a complete show of alcohol related songs. But, what's done is done. And now it's probably even a bit overdone.

As promised the recipe for what I'm drinking this week:
Coconut Kahlua Latte
2 oz. Kahlua
2 tbsp cream of coconut
1 double tall latte (2 shots espresso 3/4 cup steamed milk)
2 tbsp. of white sugar
pinch of cinnamon

Listen Now

The Gymslips -- Drink Problem (1983)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- Gimme That Wine (2012)
Voodoo Organist -- Whiskey River (2011)
Love Jones -- Alcohol and Little Pills (2010)
Dinah Washington -- Me and My Gin (1958)
Lou Rawls -- Scotch and Soda (1963)
The Fonxinaires feat. Brandy Butler -- Gin and Tonic (2009)
Bang Girl Group Revue -- Drink In Hand (2010)
UB40 -- Red Red Wine (1983)
Dr. Feelgood -- Milk and Alcohol (1978)
The Who -- Whiskey Man (1966)
The Forty-Fives -- Drinkin' with No. 3 (2000)
Dirty Pretty Things -- Gin and Milk (2006)
Rain Parade -- Cheap Wine (1985)

Nick & Nora Charles' best alcohol moments from The Thin Man series

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November 27, 2015

Modcast #344: And The Beat Goes On

Just in time for the weekend, here's modcast #344 chock full of great tunes, new and old.

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What I'm drinkging this week:
The Shriner
•1 1/2 oz. Sloe gin (I recommend Plymouth)
•1 1/2 oz. Brandy (Martell VSOP works well here)
•1/4 oz. Simple syrup
•2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Stir well with crushed ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Mordicus -- Porte-Parole (2014)
Ezra Furman -- Restless Year (2015)
The Ace -- Man Out Of Time (2015)
The Piniellas -- Count 1 2 3 (2015)
The La's -- Son Of A Gun (1990)
Presidents Of The United States Of America -- Candy Cigarette
Testors -- Lets Get Zooed Out (2015)
Black Joe Lewis -- The Hipster (2013)
Electric Peanut Butter Company -- Go Go Go
The White Stripes -- Good To Me (2003)
Small Faces -- Lazy Sunday Afternoon (1968)
Needle In A Haystack -- The Twilights (1966)
Stanley Road -- Street Fighting Mods (2010)
Eleanor Rigby -- Mod Girls (1985)
The Gwen Stacys -- Swimming Suit (1997)
Inspiral Carpets -- So Far (1989)
Komeda -- Boogie Woogie Rock-n-Roll (1996)

Komeda -- It's Alright Baby

Mordicus -- ROi SOLEiL

Ezra Furman -- Lousy Connection

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons -- Take Off Your Sunglasses

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November 9, 2015

Modcast #343: Time For Action

It's action time in the mod lounge, and I'm bringing you all new music to get the party started. And for those of you hoping to imbibe a bit during the show you can follow along at home with these simple instructions!

  • 6oz. Whiskey
  • Healthy splash of sweet vermouth
  • Splash --or two-- black walnut bitters
  • Shake over ice and serve straight up

  • Listen Now

    Action Jets -- After The Show (2015)
    Button Up -- Never Knowing (2015)
    French Boutik -- End Of The Line (2015)
    I Rudi -- Nei Confini (2015)
    Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott -- Heatongrad (2015)
    The Strypes -- Best Man (2015)
    The Sonics -- Be A Woman (2015)
    Archie & The Bunkers -- Miss Taylor (2015)
    Deep Creep -- Move A Little
    Vidunder -- In And Out Of Mind (2015)
    The Fallen Leaves -- Out In A Forest (2015)
    The Higher State -- In A World That Just Don't Care (2015)
    Paul Messis -- The Blind Leading The Blinder (2015)
    Dot Dash -- Winter Of Our Discontent (2015)
    Wavves -- Way Too Much (2015)
    Vista Blue -- It's Rizzo (2015)
    Jakob Danger -- King Of The World (2015)

    I Rudi - Sha La La La Lee

    Action Jets - "Action Jets (Time for the)"

    November 2, 2015

    Modcast #342: Doin' The iMod Shuffle Vol. 4

    It's time for another volume of the iMod shuffle. If you recall, the iMod shuffle is where my ipod takes over the show and shows me how it's done. There's only rule for the iMod shuffle, I play it as it came up on the ipod -- these exact songs in exactly this
    order, no substitutions. And this time around I even keep my yapper closed more than usual, so there's less talk and more rock.

    Listen Now

    The Ordinary Boys -- Little Bitch (2004)
    The Bat Boys -- Mighty Mayhem (1966)
    The Apemen -- I Got Soul (1993)
    The Faint -- Glass Danse (2001)
    The Professionals -- That's Why I Love You (1967)
    Richard Hell & The Voidoids -- I'm Your Man (1977)
    Talking Heads -- Psycho Killer (1977)
    Parov Stelar - Libella Swing (2009)
    The Gurus -- Tears On The Wardrobe (2006)
    Andy Arthurs -- I Can Detect You (For 100,000 Miles) (1978)
    The Nits -- Yes Or No (1978)
    Would Be Goods -- The Camera Loves Me (1988)
    Boyce & Hart -- Alice Long (1969)
    Club de  Belugas feat. Brenday Boykin -- Wild Is My Love (2009)
    Don Ray -- Born A Loser (1968)
    Franz Ferdinand -- Katherine Kiss Me (2009)
    Wire -- 12XU (1977)
    The Ordinary Boys -- Over The Counter Culture (2004)

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    October 26, 2015

    Modcast #341: Dig My Own Grave (Annual Halloween Mix)

    Halloween is upon us which means it is time for DJ Ken to torture us once again with his annual mix of ghoulish music.


    01. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 1980)
    02. 3-D Invisibles - Monsters Across The USA (Vampires A-Go Go, 2009)
    03. Fountains Of Wayne - Monster House (Unreleased song from 'Monster House,' 2006)
    04. Vincent Razorbacks - Jack The Ripper (The Vincent Razorbacks, 2008)
    05. Buzzcocks - Something's Gone Wrong Again (Singles Going Steady, 1979)
    06. Lou Reed - Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven, 2002)
    07. Damned - Plan 9 Channel 7 (Machine Gun Etiquette, 1979)
    08. Dickies - She's A Hunchback (Stukas Over Disneyland, 1983)
    09. Cramps - What's Behind The Mask? (Songs The Lord Taught Us, 1980)
    10. Hydeouts - Creeps at Night (Single, 2009)
    11. Rock 'N' Roll Soldiers - Barbarian (The Two EPs, 2006)
    12. Ghastly Ones - Spooky Girl (Target Draculon, 2006)
    13. Holophonics - Halloween (MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween, 2014)
    14. Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Lon Chaney (with Alex Désert) (A Big Band Tribute To The Skatalites Volume II, 2015)
    15. Lord Kitchener - Love In The Cemetery (Single, 1962)
    16. Playn Jayn - Dig My Own Grave (Five Good Evils, 1985)
    17. Walker Brothers - Deadlier Than The Male (Portrait, 1966)

    Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Lon Chaney (Extra Spooky-Version)

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    October 15, 2015

    Modcast #340: The New Art School

    It's a bit of a cliché, forming a band while you're in art school. Or college. Or any school at all. But that's because it happens quite a bit. So I've collected a whole bunch of bands whose origins go back to art school mostly, though occasionally college as well. Ready to get schooled?

    Listen Now

    The Jam -- Art School (1977)
    The Kinks -- Misty Water (1968)
    The Who -- The Punk and The Godfather (1973)
    The Doors -- Love Street (1968)
    Pink Floyd -- Mathilda Mother (1967)
    Talking Heads -- Once In A Lifetime (1980)
    The Diodes -- Child Star (1977)
    Devo -- Girl U Want (1980)
    The Clash -- This Is Radio Clash (1981)
    The New Hearts -- Just Another Teenage Anthem (1977)
    The Boys -- Stop, Stop, Stop (1978)
    Franz Ferdinand -- Cheating On You (2004)
    The Rifles -- Long Walk Back (2012)
    Material Issue -- Out Right Now (1991)
    The Cure -- In Between Days (1985)

    The Diodes -- Catwalker

    The Diodes -- Tired Of Waking Up Tired

    Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

    September 22, 2015

    Modcast #339: Calling All Mods

    Calling all mods. Come in mods. Get tuned in to a great modcast with power pop, soul, and ska all well represented this week.

    Listen Now

    RAF Mod Band -- Want You To Know (2015)
    The Spitfires -- Disciples (2015)
    The Connection -- Pathetic Kind Of Man (2015)
    The Pacifics -- Little Ruth (2015)
    Leon Bridges -- Smooth Sailin' (2015)
    Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott -- The Austerity of Love (2015)
    Fay Hallam -- Arco (2015)
    Belleruche -- Mirror In The Bathroom (2010)
    The Selecter -- Open Goal (2015)
    The Valkyrians -- Borstal Breakout (2011)
    Lily Allen -- Friday Night (2007)
    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Rico Rodriguez -- L.O.V.E. (2009)

    Pacifics -- Say You Love Me

    The Specials AKA & Rico -- Jungle Music

    Leon Bridges - Coming Home

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    September 8, 2015

    Modcast #338: Moving In The Right Direction

    Get up close and personal with the artists on this week's modcast, featuring great music spanning nearly 50 years.

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    The Doors -- Peace Frog (1970)
    Jefferson Airplane -- Plastic Fantastic Lover (1967)
    The Guess Who -- It's My Pride (1966)
    Spencer Davis Group -- Somebody Help Me (1966)
    Mike Curb & Bob Summers -- Pot Party (1967)
    Love Dimension -- Got Gratitude (2014)
    The Seahorses -- Suicide Drive (1997)
    Sloan -- I've Gotta Know (2011)
    Marvelous Darlings -- Teenage Targets (2010)
    Starjets -- 10 Years (1979)
    The Five Faces -- Run, Run, Run (????)
    Killermeters -- Midnight Breakfast Show (1997)
    The Donuts -- She May Be Your Girl (1979)
    The Quads -- There's Never Been A Night (1979)
    The Reactions -- Don't Look Back (1986)
    The Love-In -- Late As Usual (1987)

    The Love Dimension -- Messenger of Love

    The Seahorses -- Love Is The Law

    Starjets -- War Stories

    Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World Past 'Casts

    August 30, 2015

    Modcast #337: The Fall Classics

    Fall is in the air. Damn, seems like only last week I was doing a dog-days-of-summer soundtrack. Welcome to the changing of the seasons modcast. It's time for fall classics, so I've compiled a whole bunch of what I call fall classics for you, as well as paying homage to the fall classic which is going to sneak up on us pretty quickly now. So grab your glove, put on your rally caps because we're going out to the ball game, right after some brand new music.

    Listen Now

    Pelicans and their Allies -- Just Like July (2015)
    The Corner Laughers -- Octavia A (2015)
    Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be (2015)
    Joe Jackson -- A Little Smile (2015)
    The Young Evils -- Touch Tone Lovers (2012)
    The Tea Cozies -- Dead Man's Sister (2011)
    Vista Blue -- We're Outta The Pennant Race (2015)
    The Baseball Project -- Panda And The Freak (2011)
    New Marines -- I Like Baseball (1980)
    Albert Jones -- Vida Blue (1971)
    Jimmy Bee -- Vida Blue Pt. 1 (1971)
    The Intruders -- Love Is Like A Baseball Game (1968)
    Sam & Dave -- Knock It Outta The Park (1970)
    The Corner Laughers -- I'd Rather Count Comorants With You (2012)

    The Young Evils -- Renegades

    August 21, 2015

    Modcast #336: Catch The Beat

    Another week another modcast. It's been a sunny, sultry, and unseasonably warm summer here in Seattle. The dog days of summer are indeed upon us, and now you've got a soundtrack to go with it. So, catch some rays, catch some cocktails, and catch the beat.

    Listen Now

    Long Island Iced Tea
    (Officially sanctioned summer libation of this modcast.)
    1 part vodka
    1 part tequila
    1 part rum
    1 part gin
    1 part triple sec
    1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
    Pour over ice, fill rest of glass with Coca-Cola.

    Sick Sad World -- Alone All The Time (2015) (bandcamp)
    Universals -- Hey You (1967)
    The Herd -- This Boy's Always Been True (1966)
    Sammy Davis Jr. -- You Can Count On Me (1976)
    Christopher Gunning & The Peddlers -- Tell The World We're Not In (1971)
    The Mike Cotton Sound -- Make Up Your Mind (1964)
    Summer Fiction -- Dirty Blonde ( 2014) (bandcamp)
    Pretty Cartel -- Diamonds & Rainbows (2013) (bandcamp)
    Young Ladies -- The Time (2014) (bandcamp)
    Dirty Fences -- White Lies (2015)
    The Strypes -- Now She's Gone (Live) (2015)
    Muck & The Mires -- Cheating Yourself (2014)
    Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers -- Born To Be Your Fool (1979)
    Come Ons -- What's A Girl To Do? (2000)
    The E-Types -- Well Enough Alone (1993)
    Madness -- On The Beat Pete (1980)

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    Summer Fiction -- Chandeliers

    Dirty Fences -- Judy (Don't Go)

    Days Gone Bye -- Pretty Cartel

    Doreen -- Muck and the Mires

    August 10, 2015

    Modcast #335: Tiki Oasis 2015 Yesterday's Future, Today! (The Unofficial Mix)

    It's tiki time on the modcast and Ken from the Shingles has put together a terrific soundtrack for this year's Tiki Oasis. If you're going to be at Tiki Oasis look us up. We'll be the drunk guys in the bushes probably.

    Listen Now

    01. Man or Astro-Man? - Jetson's Theme (Intravenuos Television Continuum, 1999)
    02. Tornados - Telstar (Single, 1962)
    03. Addy Flor Orchestra - Chica Do Verão (Mission to Mars Mix) (Proud To Present, 1970)
    04. Bob Crewe & Charles Fox - Barbarella (Barbarella Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1968)
    05. Clouseaux - The Kitchen of Tomorrow (Beyond Good and Evil, 2006)
    06. Ding Dong Devils - Twistin' Spacemen Of Rapa Nui (Space Fezcapade, 2014)
    07. Perrey & Kingsley - Swan's Splashdown (The in Sound From Way Out!, 1966)
    08. Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Saturday Night on Saturn (Space Escapade, 1958)
    09. Tikiyaki Orchestra - Mai Tais On The Moon (Stereoexotique, 2007)
    10. Russ Garcia - Lost Souls of Saturn (Fantastica, 1959)
    11. 101 Strings - Astral Freakout (2:59)
    12. Chocolate Watch Band - Expo 2000 (2:42)
    13. Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Theme From Stella Interstellar (Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000, 1968)
    14. Mel Henke - Woman In Space (La Dolce Henke, 1962)
    15. Project: Pimento - Star Trek (Magical Moods of the Theremin, 2003)
    16. Leonard Nimoy - Highly Illogical (Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space, 1967)
    17. Lorraine Bowen Experience - Space (Music To Watch Comets By : Compiled By The Gentle People, 1997)
    18. Dana Countryman - Cocktails In Space (Two Zombies Later, 2003)
    19. Walter Wanderley - Song of the Jet [Sambo Do Aviao] (Samba So!, 1967)
    20. Dick Dale - Space Mountain (Disney Park Audio, 1996)
    21. Davie Allan & The Arrows - Our Favorite Martian (Delphonic Sounds Today: Del-Fi Does Del-Fi, 1999)
    22. Phenomenauts - Where Is the X-38? (Re-Entry, 2004)
    23. Space Cadets - We Are The Space Cadets (Astrobilly Rockin`, 1996)
    24. Kaiser George & Los Straitjackets - Twistin' Out in Space (Twist Party!!!, 2006)
    25. Symarrip - Skinhead Moonstomp (Single, 1969)
    26. David Bowie - Space Oddity? (David Bowie, 1969)
    27. Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon (It Might As Well Be Swing, 1964)
    28. Rex Allen - There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, 1964)

    July 31, 2015

    Modcast #334: Spotlight on Brian Wilson

    Summer is in full swing, even in Seattle. Though, in full disclosure this delightful ode to Mr. Wilson was crafted in warmer, sunnier, southerner climes. Namely that dried out husk of a region known as the Inland Empire of Southern California. In such a place you have to get your pleasure where you can. In this case it's a full dose of surf and sun inspired sixties pop sounds from Brian Wilson and Beach Boys and all collected, dusted off and spun up for you by two of The Shingles:regular guest host DJ Ken, and alternating summer special guest star Mike Simmons. Both are men of many talents not the least of which is knowing a good tune when they hear one. Slather on your cocoa butter and prepare to catch some rays.

    Listen Now

    01. Brian Wilson - This Beautiful Day
    02. Beach Boys - Soulful Old Man Sunshine (3:27)
    03. Beach Boys - Catch A Wave (2:08)
    04. Beach Boys - The Warmth Of The Sun (3:03)
    05. Beach Boys - Little Honda (1:54)
    06. Vicki Korcher - Summer Moon
    07. Beach Boys - In the Parkin' Lot (2:04)
    08. Beach Boys - Girls On The Beach (2:25)
    09. Beach Boys - Surfers Rule (2:37)
    10. Beach Boys - Keep an Eye on Summer (2:24)
    11. Beach Boys - Hawaii (2:00)
    12. Beach Boys - Surfer Girl (2:27)
    13. Beach Boys - County Fair (2:16)
    14. Beach Boys - Lonely Sea (2:39)
    15. Beach Boys - Do It Again (2:26)
    16. Beach Boys - It's OK (Alternate Mix) (2:11)
    17. Beach Boys - Isn't It Time (3:44)
    18. Beach Boys - All Summer Long (2:09)
    19. Beach Boys - And Your Dream Comes True (1:08)

    July 20, 2015

    Modcast #333: Time To Shake The Shack

    Shake, rattle, bang your head. This is music that is meant to get your blood pumping. So, slam back a cold one and get off your fat backside and shake a tailfeather.

    Listen Now

    Les Grys-Grys -- Mighty Crazy (2015)
    Pezband -- Hippy Hippy Shake (1978)
    The Plimsouls -- Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1981)
    The Dickies -- You Drive Me Ape (1978)
    The Monkees -- Sweet Young Thing (1966)
    Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels -- Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (1967)
    The Chocolate Watch Band -- Let's Talk About Girls (1967)
    Count Five -- Peace Of Mind (1966)
    The Electric Prunes -- Get Me To The World On Time (1967)
    The Boys -- You Make Me Shake (1977)
    Code Blue -- Other End Of Town (1980)
    Continentals -- Fizz Pop (Modern Rock) (1979)
    Lime Spiders -- Slave Girl (2005)
    The Launderettes -- Porn Star (2002)
    The Solarflares -- Valerie (2003)
    Mickey & The Milkshakes -- Please Don't Tell Me Why (2005)
    Social Distortion -- Pretty Thing (2000)

    The Dickies on CPO Sharkey

    The Electric Prunes -- I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (The Mike Douglas Show)

    June 29, 2015

    Modcast #332: Are You Feeling Lucky?

    The stakes are high but lucky for you I've spun up such a combination for this week's modcast that there's no way you can lose. Get your bets down now.

    Listen Now

    Steve Ellis & Cow -- Up (2015)
    Darondo -- Do You Really Love Me
    Mayer Hawthorne -- Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (2009)
    Mario Biondi -- All Of My Life (2015)
    Aztec Camera -- Obvious (1983)
    Truth -- Exception of Love (1984)
    Dream Academy -- Life In A Northern Town (1985)
    The Popguns -- Lovejunky (2014)
    The Broken Vinyl Club -- Day Too Long (2011)
    The Judes -- New Wave Girl (2014)
    Mod Fun -- I Believe (1986)
    Kurt Baker -- Can't Have Her Back (2011)
    Paul Collins Beat -- Falling In Love (2009)
    Warm Soda -- I Wann Go Fast (2015)

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    Darondo - Wish You Was Here

    Darondo - Penthouse Letters

    June 18, 2015

    Modcast #331: Sweet Smell O' Success

    Got a great lineup for you on this episode of the mod, mod world. Like a blast from the past one of the most primal garage rock combos of all time has just dropped a new album like a bomb and shaken up the whole garage rock world, The Sonics are back with all new music. More than that there's some brand new ska sounds, as well as a few old ska tracks, some great power pop, and the ubiquitous more. So crack open a cold one and get to listenin'.

    Listen Now

    The Sonics -- I Got Your Number (2015)
    The Selecter -- Box Fresh (2015)
    The Army -- Trendy (1981)
    DB Cohen -- Rockahula (2013)
    Jamie T -- Man Not A Monster (2009)
    Ska City Rockers -- You Don't Know Like I Know (1980)
    Heavyball -- Black Eye Friday (2014)
    The Motion -- Run For Your Life (2014)
    The Woody Peakers -- She's Going On (1988)
    The Pooh Sticks -- Radio Ready (1990)
    Young Ladies -- Without You (2014)
    Muscle Souls -- Love My Baby's Love (2014)
    The Hot Sprockets -- Soul Brother (2014)
    Tim Rogers & The Bamboos -- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (2015)
    Edsilia Rombley -- Sweet Soul Music
    Cloudberry Jam -- Growing Up In The 80s (2015)

    Heavyball -- Smalltown Boy

    Young Ladies -- Head Back Home

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    June 8, 2015

    Modcast #330: Get Hip To The Good Bit

    At long last I'm back with a new modcast, and it's better than ever. All new music for you this week from blistering R&B to soul scorchers. Don't be afraid to get hip to the good bit.

    5FT Fez -- Watch Me Fall (2015)
    The Inciters -- Just A Little More (2015)
    The Mighty Sceptres -- Just Didn't Mean It (2015)
    Paul Weller -- Phoenix (2015)
    Black Noire -- Deadly Silence (2015)
    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- Lock All The Doors (2015)
    The Strypes -- Eighty-four (2015)
    The Corner Laughers -- Fairytale Tourist (2015)
    Courtney Barnett -- Elevtor Operator (2015)
    FFS -- Piss Off (2015)
    The Kubricks -- Ghosts (2015)
    Tarzan Bros. -- Keep Us Alive (2014)
    The Skints -- My War (2015)
    Squire -- Eight Miles High (2015)

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    The Kubricks - Self-Help Wannabe

    The Skints - Rise Up

    May 21, 2015

    Modcast #329: 9th Anniversary Special & Tribute to Mad Men

    Hard to believe it's been almost a decade since the first modcast away back in May of 2006! The world is a smaller place than it was when I kicked this thing off, and I like to think a better place because of it. Joining me to celebrate and commiserate the end of Mad Men is frequent mod world guest host Ken from The Shingles.

    Got a really big show for you this week, in fact this is by far the longest modcast in the show's entire nine year run. But it's okay because this whole show is focused on mid-century music in the tradition of Mad Men. Few programs have ever used music so effectively as Matt Weiner did on Mad Men. The music did more than just date the show. It was more than period piece set decoration. The music on Mad Men was like a whole other character with all the emotion and plot direction that goes with such.

    Not all the songs here were featured on the show, though quite a few of them were. But they are definitely songs you could have imagined, and maybe wished had been on the show.

    Listen Now

    Henry Mancini -- Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
    Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll -- Don't Do It No More (1967)
    Petula Clark - I Know a Place (Season 4, episode 9, The Beautiful Girls)
    Frank Sinatra & Count Basie -- More (1964)
    Me & My Gin -- Dinah Washington (1958)
    Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road (Season 4, episode 1, Public Relations)
    Tom Jones -- Promise Her Anything (1966)
    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Casino Royal Theme (Main Title) (Season 5, episode 13, The Phantom)
    Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde (Season 6, episode 4, To Have and to Hold)
    Gillian Hills - Zou Zou Bisou (Season 5, episode 1–2, A Little Kiss)
    Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (Season 5, episode 1–2, A Little Kiss)
    Nancy Sinatra -- I Gotta Get Out Of This Town (1967)
    Martin Denny - Misirlou (Season 2, Episode 11, The Jet Set)
    Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Season 5, episode 8, Lady Lazarus)
    Zombies - This Will Be Our Year (Season 7, episode 2, A Day's Work)
    Judy Collins - Both Sides Now (Season 6, episode 13, In Care Of)
    Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (Season 5, episode 6, Far Away Places)

    One of my favorite scenes from the first season of Mad Men:

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    May 10, 2015

    Modcast #328: Guaranteed Fillers, Thrillers & Killers

    If you asked me to DJ your dance party you'd get something kinda like this -- a whole set of floor filling, toe tapping, blistering rug cutters. I'll keep the chat to a minimum and let you just dig the deep grooves. Get to steppin'!

    Listen Now

    Combustible Edison -- Cadillac (1994)
    Just Brothers -- Sliced Tomatoes (1968)
    David Whitaker -- Strip Poker At Caesers Palace (1967)
    The Undertakers -- Beat Party (1966)
    James Clarke -- Wild Elephants (1973)
    Sugarman 3 -- But It's Alright (2012)
    Casey & The Pressure Group -- Comin' Home (1971)
    Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm - Thinking Black (1969)
    Johnny Jones & The King Casuals -- Purple Haze (1968)
    Erasmus Chorum -- Jungle (1973)
    6ix Toys -- Do Your thing (2014)
    US3 -- Cantaloop (1994)
    Herbie Hancock -- Bring Down The Birds (1966)
    United Future Organization -- The Planet Plan (1996)
    Ursula 1000 -- Kinda Kinky (2002)
    Hansi -- Cocaine (2012)
    Fatboy Slim -- Rockafeller Skank (1998)
    Bad Manners -- Pipeline (1998)
    Madness -- One Step Beyond (1979)
    The Specials -- Sock It To 'Em JB (1980)

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    April 30, 2015

    Modcast #327: The Comp Of Comps

    Everybody likes a good compilation album. This week I'm highlighting a bunch of really great 80s comps from power pop to mod to punk. Back in the 80s when finding good music took more than a Google search and mouse click, compilation albums could help turn you on to new and cool sounds. I remember finding the 20 Of Another Kind Vol. 2 album which had tracks from The Jam and Purple Hearts. At least half of the other bands on the album I'd never heard of before, but I bought it in the hopes of finding new mod friendly tunes. I bought a lot of compilations back then, and all of the records represented on this week's show were ones that I bought myself between 1980-1990, and played the hell out of them for years afterwards. I'm hoping to highlight some lesser known things, or some things that are otherwise hard to come by, so you may not be hearing a lot of your own favorites. Speaking of which, if you had a favorite compilation back in the day, drop me a line on the show's Facebook page and let me know what it was.

    Listen Now

    RAF -- Want You To Know (2015)
    Agent Orange -- Bloodstains (1980, Rodney On The Roq)
    Social Distortion -- Lude Boy (1981, Hell Comes To Your House)
    Red Cross -- Annettes Got The Hits (1980, The Siren)
    Thee Fourgiven -- Spiders In My Sink (1985, Garage Sale)
    The Unclaimed -- Walk On The Water (1985, Garage Sale)
    Boy (You Got Me Good) -- Wednesday Week (1983, Warfrat Tales)
    Brand New Drug -- The Last (1983, Warfrat Tales)
    The Not Quite -- War Or Hands Of Time (1986, Declaration Of Fuzz)
    The Fezmen -- So Easy Baby (1984, Battle Of The Garages #2)
    Sex Museum -- Drugged Personality (1986, Battle Of The Garages #4)
    The Mutts -- Anxious Color (1984, Battle Of The Garages #3)
    Solid State -- Train To London Town (1985, Cutting Edge)
    Patrick Fitzgerald -- Improve Myself (1980, 20 Of Another Kind Vol. 2)
    The Daggermen -- Ivor, The Engine Driver (1988, The Final Countdown)
    The Merton Parkas -- You Say You Will (1987, The Beat Generation And Angry Young Men)
    The Jolt -- No Excuses (1979, 20 Of Another Kind)

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    April 20, 2015

    Modcast #326: Wow! Just wow.

    Are you ready to be wowed? I've got a bunch of brand new music that is guaranteed to blow your socks off, as well some sixties beat music just to keep it interesting. So, make sure you've got the speakers turned up to 11 and you've got your dancing shoes on, because you're about to get wowed.

    Listen now

    Grace Love & The True Loves
    -- Fire (2015)
    The Corner Laughers -- Fairytale Tourist (2015)
    Belle & Sebastian -- Allie (2015)
    The School -- All I Want From You Is Everything (2015)
    Skinny -- Mr. Bragg (2015)
    Valley Lodge -- Go (2013)
    The Neighborhood Bullys -- The Bully Stomp (2015)
    FFS -- Johnny Delusional (2015)
    Don Fardon -- I'm Alive (1969)
    The Tages -- It's My Life (1967)
    The Medallions -- Leave Me Alone (1967)
    The Palace Guards -- Gas Station Boogaloo Downtown (1967)
    The Zags -- Red-Eyed Dawn (2014)
    Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry -- Some Kind Of hero (2014)
    Dexters -- Worth Your While (2014)
    The Masterplan -- What's Up With That (2004)

    Valley Lodge -- Go

    The School -- Is He Really Coming Home?

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    April 2, 2015

    Modcast #325: Saturday Morning Pop

    Zoinks! Keep an eye on your cereal bowl kids, I am taking aim at a bygone Saturday morning tradition and planning to blow it away. I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids and their damn dog. Mod powers activate. Form of diamond geezer, shape of an aging ace....

    Listen Now

    Lance Link & The Evolution Revolution -- Evolution Revolution
    The Murmurs -- H. R. Puff N Stuff
    The Bugaloos -- The Senses Of Our World
    Me First & The Gimme Gimmes -- Inspector Gadget
    MXPX -- Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
    The Jackson 5ive -- I Want You Back
    The Archies -- Sugar Sugar
    The Monkees -- Randy Scouse Git
    The Bedrock Rockers -- Sunny Sun Day
    Josie & The Pussycats -- With Every Beat Of My Heart
    Schoolhouse Rock -- Verb, That's What's Happening
    The Hardy Boys -- Sink Or Swim
    The Electric Company -- Sweet Sweet Sway
    The Ramones -- Spiderman
    The Dickies -- Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah
    Material Issue feat. Liz Phair -- The Tra La La Song
    Lance Link & The Evolution Revolution -- Magic Feeling

    Lance Link & The Evolution Revolution -- Superstatic, Instamatic, Electric Vibrations

    I Created Lancelot Link

    The Archies - Bang-Shang-A-Lang

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    March 16, 2015

    Modcast #324: The Rocking Dead

    This week on the modcast I'm paying to tribute to some not so living legends. At least not living anymore. Sadly all these folks have passed on, but they've left behind musical legacies that have impacted and changed music forever. RIP.

    Listen Now

    Quincy Jones featuring Amy Winehouse -- It's My Party (2010)
    Jimi Hendrix -- Fire (1967)
    The Doors -- Soul Kitchen (1966)
    The Rolling Stones -- Under My Thumb (1966)
    The Who -- Glittering Girl (1967)
    The Beatles -- Twist & Shout (1963)
    Small Faces -- Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1967)
    Marvin Gaye -- What's Going On (1970)
    Sam Cooke -- Shake (1964)
    Otis Redding -- Heh Heh Baby (1964)
    The Ramones -- Havana Affair (1976)
    The Clash -- London Calling (1979)
    The Lambrettas -- Go Steady (1980)
    Stiv Bators -- The Last Year (1979)
    Material Issue -- Something's Happened To Catherine (1998)
    The Exploding Hearts -- Modern Kicks (2003)
    The Ramones (intro by John Peel) -- California Sun (1976)

    The Lambrettas -- Beat Boys In The Jet Age

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    March 4, 2015

    Modcast #323: Extra Soft And Absorbent

    Welcome to the show kids, and what a show it's going to be. The first half of the show is packed full of brand new music, and the second half has a lot of really cool tracks from the past.

    Listen Now

    The Mads -- What I Need (2015)
    The Zags -- Play It Loud (2015)
    The Spitfires -- Stand Down (2015)
    Houdini Dax -- Apple Tree (2015)
    The Action Jets -- In Your Arms Tonight (2015) (downloads)
    Supertonic Sound Club -- Love Is A Four Letter Word (2015)
    Hanky Panky -- A Queen Without A Crown (2015)
    Paul Orwell -- Something Of Nothing (2015) (downloads)
    The Get Up -- Get Lucky (2013)
    Martha High & Speedometer -- You Got It (2012)
    Pizzicato Five -- Sweet Soul Revue (1995)
    Lou Courtney -- Trying To Find My Woman (1965)
    The Von Bondies -- The Fever (2004)
    The Monitors -- Gimme Direction (2013) (downloads)
    Shoes -- She Satisfies (2012)
    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes (2015)

    The Von Bondies -- C'mon C'mon

    Houdini Dax -- Apple Tree

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    February 25, 2015

    Modcast #322: Kicks & Chicks

    Modcasts like this one don't come along very often. Only every week or so as I get 'em produced! This week is no exception, including all the professional production standards, great music, and as one modcast critic it put it "a voice never meant for radio." With an endorsement like that I know you won't waste anytime checking this week's offerings from the fine folks listed below.

    Listen Now

    Yellowstone -- A Place With A Bar You Can Swim To (2014)
    R.E.M. -- 1,000,000 (1982)
    Joe Jackson -- Happy Loving Couples (1979)
    The Clash -- Train In Vain (1979)
    The Zipps -- Kicks & Chicks (1966)
    The Sorrows -- You've Got What I Want (1965)
    The Knickerbockers -- Lies (1964)
    The Luvd Ones -- Up Down Sue (1966)
    The Morlocks -- Promised Land (2010)
    Wicked Ones -- Back To My Cave (198?)
    Red Vines -- Johnson County (198?)
    The Godfathers -- 'Cause I Said So (1988)
    The Risk -- Weekend (2002)
    Redondo Beat -- Can't Wait Until Saturday Night (2011)
    Choo Choo -- I Hope You Feel (2007)
    The Rising -- Free My Soul Tonight (2014)
    The Artwoods -- Can You Hear Me (1965)

    Luvd Ones -- I'm Leaving You

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    February 7, 2015

    Modcast #321: Another Bowlful O'Soul

    This modcast is sizzling with soul. I'm still trying to recover from that heartbreaking loss the Seahawks suffered in the final seconds of the Sueprbowl last week. And, really the only way to get out of a funk like I've been in is ... well with something funky. So here it is, funkified for your pleasure.

    Check out Modcast #152 the original Bowlful O'Soul show.

    James Brown -- Make It Funky Pt. 1 (1971)
    Eddie Holland -- Leaving Here (1963)
    Sam Cooke -- Sugar Dumpling (1962)
    The Four Tops -- Standing In The Shadows Of Love (1966)
    Little Richard -- A Little Bit Of Something (Beats A Whole Lot Of Nothing) (1967)
    Roosevelt Franklin -- Alphabet Song (1974)
    Eddie Floyd -- Soul Street (1974)
    The Exciters -- Blowing Up My Mind (1968)
    JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound -- I Got High (2011)
    Raphael Saadiq -- Heart Attack (2011)
    Randa & The Soul Kingdom -- Be Yourself (2011)
    Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics -- Tried On A Smile (2014)
    Harmony & Groove -- On The Fly Melody (2012)
    Humble Souls -- Beads, Things And Flowers (1997)
    Soulive -- Tonight (2009)
    Andre Espeut's Quintet -- Let It Go (2013)

    Roosevelt Franklin -- The Skin I'm In

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    January 22, 2015

    Modcast #320: Mod, Mod, Mod; Punk, Punk, Punk; Music, Music, Music

    This week I turn on the way back machine and head back to the punk frontier of the late 70s and early 80s. Why is that? Well I just finished reading the completely fantastic Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys. It's the memoir of Slits guitarist Viv Albertine. For music fans, the first half of the book is really great recounting Viv's time as a part of the Sex Pistols inner-circle of friends, her on-again off-again tortured romance with Mick Jones and her encounters with everyone from Chrissy Hynde to Malcolm Mclaren.

    The second half of the book is even better really, telling the story of the rest of Viv's life and her battles with cancer, men, and depression. It also chronicles her life as a filmmaker/videographer, wife and mother, and her eventual make-up with music after leaving it behind for almost 25 years. She has crazy will power and her personality is clearly a force of nature. It was inspiring and a great read and I highly recommend it.

    So, reading that got me listening to a lot of the music that she wrote about and that got me digging through my old power pop and punk files and I decided rather than play a whole bunch of stuff you all probably know by heart I'd throw out some more obscure and less heard stuff. So I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I have putting this modcast together.

    Listen Now

    Vicky & the Vengents -- Not Your Little Girl (2013)
    The Zeros -- Radio Fun (1977)
    City Limits -- Dancing In The Heat (1980)
    The Models -- Man Of The Year (1977)
    Richard & The Taxman -- Now We're Through (1980)
    The Moderns -- The Year Of Today (1979)
    The Modernettes -- Teen City (1980)
    Algebra Moms -- Strawberry Cheesecake (1979)
    Single Bullet Theory -- Five Strings (2013)
    The Press -- Jimmy Jimmy (1979)
    The Peens -- Thrill Me (1980)
    Start -- Invisible Man (1981)
    The Pink Tiles -- There She Goes (2014)
    Home Blitz -- Secret Wave (2012)
    Johnny Salvage -- I Got A Line (2013)
    Barreracudas -- Baby Baby Baby (2011)
    The Judes -- Go Mod (2014)

    Berreracudas -- Girl

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    January 13, 2015

    Modcast #319: It's No Secret

    Welcome back to the mod world. Digging through my music and unearthing a whole bunch of cool tracks this week. With everything from new stuff from Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and The Dollyrots all the way back to Jefferson Airplane and Small Faces, it's going to be quite a ride.

    To accompany you on that journey how about a Maple Rum Sour?

    2 ounces spiced rum
    1 ounce maple syrup
    1 ounce lemon juice
    2 splashes Bar Keep baked apple bitters
    Mix all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

    Listen Now

    Electra -- Start All Over (2012)
    Eleanor Friedberger -- Stare At The Sun (2013)
    Franz Ferdinand -- Eleanor Put Your Boots On (2005)
    Supergrass -- Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1997)
    Acid House Kings -- Would You Say Stop? (2011)
    Josie Cotton -- Run Pussy Cat (2007)
    The Go-Go's -- Cool Jerk (1982)
    Ivy & The Teachers -- Once Burnt Twice Learnt (1980)
    Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo -- Inside Doubt (1982)
    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -- One Way Punk (2014)
    Goldfinger -- Here In Your Bedroom (1996)
    New York Dolls -- Puss'n'Boots (1974)
    The Detroit Cobras -- Village Of Love (2003)
    The Beau Brummels -- Don't Talk To Strangers (1965)
    Jefferson Airplane --It's No Secret (1966)
    Small Faces -- Runaway (1967)
    The Who -- Postcard (1974)
    The Dollyrots -- Barefoot And Pregnant (2014)

    The Dollyrots - Be My Baby (Ronettes Cover)

    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra -- The Look of Love

    January 5, 2015

    Modcast #318: Take It To The Limit

    Welcome to the new year. Got a nice mix of mostly new tracks this week with some new sounds from old friends as well as from some new voices. I think you'll dig it and it's a good way to kick of the new year.

    New Year's Cranberry Margarita
    2 shots tequila
    2 shots cranberry juice
    1/2 shot sweetened lime juice
    1/2 shot Grand Marnier
    Pour all ingredients over ice and shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail glass.

    Listen Now

    The Low Twelve -- In My Dreams (2014)(stream/download)
    Thee Wylde Fuzz Show -- Thinking (2014)
    The Ace -- I'm Leaving You (2014)
    The See No Evils -- Hanging Around (2014)
    The 45s -- Around And Around (2014)
    The Number Ones -- I Wish I Was Lonely (2014)
    The Capers -- Go Against The Sun (2014)
    The Frinchers -- My First Time (2014)
    The Zags -- It's (2014)
    The Empty Hearts -- Drop Me Off At Home (2014)
    The Moons -- Heart And Soul (2014)
    Men Of North Country -- Boy (2014)
    The Len Price 3 -- Preying Mantis (2014)
    The Rifles -- Go Lucky (2014)

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