July 16, 2018

From the Vaults - Modcast #143 with guest host Modest Proposal's Neal Augenstein

Okay, with Modest Proposal set to release a new album next month, and livestream an acoustic session this weekend on the modcast facebook page, it seemed like a good time to open up the vaults and dust off this modcast from nearly a decade ago.  Modest Proposal front man Neal Augenstein guest hosted Modcast #143 at the time of the group's then first reunion in 25 years. Great mix of music and a bit of band history from Neal.

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Original post Oct. 11, 2009:
One of the first mod singles I ever owned was by Modest Proposal a band out of Washington DC. It was a great single and I played it to death over the years. So, it was cool to get a message from Neal Augenstein, MP's lead singer, with news that the band was planning to reunite. They will be playing November 28th at Comet Ping Pong, on upper Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC - and the opening band will be The Reply. (Get tix here)

Neal, who now works at radio station WTOP is chronicling the band's reunion. The first post is here and there are several others as well. I wish I could be in DC to see the band back together. If any of you do get to the show take some pictures and let us all know how it turns out.

This week's show is hosted by Neal and it's a crackin' good one. I think you'll enjoy it, I know I did.

The Modern Lovers -- She Cracked
The O'Kaysions -- I'm A Girl Watcher
Petula Clark -- Downtown
Cass Elliot -- Make Your Own Kinda Music
The Jam -- Standards
Jackson 5 -- The Love You Save
Davy Jones -- Girl
The Beatles -- I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Ramones -- Don't Go
Purple Hearts -- My Life's A Jigsaw
Peter Paul & Mary -- If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)

Modest Proposal -- Nobody Says No