June 22, 2018

Modcast #409: André M's One Handed Shuffle

I've got a special treat for you this week. Guest hosting is UK musician and composer André M. André has been pushing out some fantastic, hammond-based soul, funk and R&B for a bit now. When you hear what he's listening to you'll understand why his music is so much fun to listen to. Check out his debut album ‘Cheriton Drive’ and 45s 'Sneaky Thief' and the double A side 'Kenzy's Choice'/'Dap And Dip'. More music is on the way, too.

e-mail: andrem@set2records.com

Listen Now

Branding Iron - Born Too Late
John Fred and His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise
Paul Weller - Into Tomorrow
Simon Haseley - Bora
Mark Ronson - Outer Version
Professor Longhair - Something On Your Mind
The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
The Animals - It’s My Life
Billy Preston - Stop In The Name Of Love
The Valentines - Breakaway
Small Faces - I Feel Much Better
The Who - My Generation (Instrumental)
Keith Mansfield - Exclusive Blend
Dr Feelgood - Malamut
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
Small Faces - Here Come The Nice
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
André M - Dodged A Bullet

André M -- Sneaky Thief

June 20, 2018

Mr. Suave's First Five Shows

Everything has a beginning, even the world's longest running modcast. Step into your wayback machine Mr. Peabody and dial up the first ever five episodes of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World from way back in 2006.

Modcast #1:The 80s Mod Scene
Welcome to episode one featuring a number of lesser known, but still fantastic, mod bands from the US in the 1980s.

Modcast #2: It's a Mod, Ska and even Garage Rock kinda World
Welcome to episode two again featuring a mix of various mod, and ska, bands from the the 1980s.

Modcast #3: In The Garage
Welcome to episode 3 featuring garage revival bands.

Modcast #4: Mod Progeny - What Hath We Wrought?
This week's episode features current mod/mod friendly bands. So, here are a few contemporary mod-ish tracks.

Modcast #5: It's The Powerpop Stupid
Welcome to episode #5 dedicated to powerpop. Powerpop has always had a starring role in the mod scene.

June 14, 2018

Modcast #408: It's Still Rock & Roll To Me

Welly, welly, well, sirs, here it is. Start. Stop. Turn it off and back on again maybe it will work. Lo, and behold the modcast is back up and running after some behind the scenes technical difficulties with my host, Podomatic. I don't know if it makes me feel better to know it wasn't just me that suffered, but most all of those who use Podomatic. But no matter everything seems to be back online and in order.

So, without further ado here is my F-U to trolls of the recent weeks who felt the need to tweet or comment on the Facebook show about how terrible this show is. I think one of them said my voice was like listening to nails on a chalkboard. I've always said I had a face for radio and a voice for silent films, so it isn't like I haven't been upfront about this! My first thought was to actually use recordings of nails on chalkboards, but I was too lazy to spend the time to do all that. Most of the complaints were actually about content; apparently my choices aren't mod enough. I beg to differ for so many reasons, mostly because they're wrong. You can listen in to hear my reasoning, the tracks themselves of course, and judge for yourself.

Listen Now

Billy Joel -- It's Still Rock And Roll To Me (1980)
Roger Daltrey -- As Long As I Have You (2018)
The Doughboys -- She Rocks My Soul (2017)
Dr. Feelgood -- Back In The Night (1975)
Foxy Shazam -- Last Chance At Love (2012)
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band -- Little Girl (2004)
The Mads -- Do the Snake (2018)
20/20 -- Kick It Up Twice (1982)
Mary's Danish -- Porcupine (1992)
Slade - So Far So Good (1974)
Blues Magoos -- Pipe Dream (1967)
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane -- My Baby Gives It Away (1977)
Electric Light Orchestra -- Rockaria! (1976)
Jet -- One Hipster One Bullet (2009)
Steve Miller Band -- Roll With It (1968)
Nine Below Zero -- Three Times Enough (1981)
Brian Wilson feat. She & Him -- On The Island (2015)

Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

The Mads -- The Orange Plane