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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