November 20, 2020

Modcast #467: Hip New Sounds

Covid is raging around the world. It's clear many musicians are using this time to tap into their inspiration and some great music is being written and recorded these days in spite of all the daily horrors. I've got a whole bunch of it cued up for you.  Originally, my plan for this modcast was to do a new and used show with new and old music mixed.  But I realized I've been remiss of late in highlighting all the great new music coming out in the past couple of months so decided to just focus on all the new stuff. Hope you dig it as much as I do. 

 

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First Set

Young Fresh Fellows -- A Young Mods Last Ride (2020)
Dirt Royal – Don’t Let The Bastards (Grind You Down) (2020)
Luncbox – Utopia (2020)
Mike Browning – Hangin’ Out (2020)
The Adam Brown – Hummin’ Around (2020)
Shane Tutmarc – Can I Count On You (2020)
Eric Din – Jupiter Girls (2020)
Irene Peña – The Summer Place (2020)
The Shang Hi Los – Sway Little Player (2020)

Second Set

Ralphie’s Red Ryders – I Won’t Shoot My Eye Out (2020)
The Stents – With Another (2020)
Beebe Gallini – Open Up Your Door (2020)
Brian Ray – Got A New Thing (2020)
The Moons – Today (2020)
The Nude Party – Cities (2020)
Johnny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles – Melody Delight (2020)
Fantastic Negrito – Platypus Disaster (2020)


Bonus Third Set

John Lee's Groundhogs - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (1966)


The Rub - Death Of Pop


Giuda - Overdrive


The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Vanishing Girl


The Woggles -- Paisley in Paradise


Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Bike Lane (Live on KEXP)


Jarvis Cocker - Black Magic (Live in Sydney)


Alan Power - Prodigal Son


The Sh-Booms - Leon The Hustler


November 8, 2020

Modcast #466: 21st Century Garage Rock Reenvisioned

Join me on my deep dive into modern garage rock, all from around the turn of the century. A new century required a new garage rock sound. And we got it. Built around buzzed out, guitar driven buzzsaw sounds and incorporating elements of everything from soul to grunge to modern alternative rock, all aimed at keeping the garage sound fresh but still recognizable.

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The Mooney Suzuki -- Everything's Gone Wrong
The Come-Ons -- Whatcha Got?
The Detroit Cobras -- Breakaway
The Dirtbombs -- Chains Of Love
The Boss Martians -- She's In You're Gone
Jet -- Last Chance
Hawaii Mud Bombers -- Surf N Don't Walk

The Hives -- Knock Knock
Oblivians -- Jim Cole
The Black Keys -- Girl Is On My Mind
The White Stripes -- Broken Bricks
The Flaming Sideburns -- The Witch
The Vines -- Outtatheway
The Datsuns -- In Love
The Libertines -- Up The Bracket

All the past garage rock modcasts:
Modcast #425: Garage Rockin' Through the 80s (2019)
Modcast #415: Garage Stompin' in the Sixties (2018)
Modcast #375: Time Out In The Garage
(2016)
Modcast #314: Cleaning Out The Garage
(2014)
Modcast #294: Garage Stompin'
(2014)
Modcast #274: Everybody's Going To The Love-In (2013)
Modcast #161: Garage Rock 'Round The World
(2010)
Modcast #3: In The Garage (2006)

Bonus Third Set

Black Keys - Have Love Will Travel


Detroit Cobras - I'll Keep Holding On


The Strokes - Barely Legal


The Von Bondies - Going Down


The White Stripes - Screwdriver


Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Miles Away


The Sights - Rock and Roll Circus


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Hate The Taste


VPRO: Detroit Music Scene Documentary
A White Stripes & The Dirtbombs documentary made by the Dutch television station VPRO.




November 4, 2020

Modcast #465: The Devil Made Me Do It

Lucky you, you get to listen to DJ Ken's 13th annual halloween modcast, the unluckiest of modcast spooktaculars. Twenty tracks of ghoulish greatness. Like candy corn for your ears.

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You can catch up with any of the 12 past annual halloween modcasts right here.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Spooky Madness (Casper: A Spirited Beginning, 1997)

Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (Black Celebration, 1986)

Damned - Black Is The Night (The Rockfield Files, 2020)

Fleshtones - Face of the Screaming Werewolf (Face Of The Screaming Werewolf, 2020)

Fred Schneider & The Shake Society - Summer In Hell (Fred Schneider & The Shake Society, 1984)

Kate Nash - Death Proof (Girl Talk, 2013)

No More Kings - Zombie Me (Apoca-Mix) (III, 2014)

Shaina Taub - If I Die Before You (Die Happy, 2018)

Horny Toad - Vampire Ska (Thirteen, 1996)

Baked A La Ska - Pesky Kids (Skalloween, 2019)

Slackers - Bo Evil (The Great Rocksteady Swindle, 2010)

Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Chase The Devil (War Ina Babylon, 1976)

Tampico Mariachis - La Llorona (Día de los Muertos: Viva Mexico, 2016)

Michael Jackson - Is It Scary (Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, 1997)

Dusty Springfield - Haunted (A Brand New Me, 1970)

Robert Upchurch - The Devil Made Me Do It (Single, 1974)

The Heavy - A Ghost You Can't Forget (Hurt and The Merciless, 2016)

Kaiser George & The Hi-Risers - I'm Gonna Haunt You (Transatlantic Dynamite!, 2006)

Vista Blue - This Street Sucks (Tricks and Treats, 2019)

Fats Waller - There's Going To Be The Devil To Pay (Single, 1935)

 

Vintage Halloween Safety 

 

November 3, 2020

Mr. Suave's Electile Dysfunction Election Night Special

From the vaults . . . I was going to do a special election episode of the Modcast, but in reviewing what I did in 2016 I found it was going to be hard to beat.

[Originally broadcast Nov. 2016] One year, 6 months, 27 days and 16 hours ago that 'nasty' woman announced her bid to become president in 2016. That means we've suffered through 829440 minutes of hearing about her effing e-mails. It wasn't much later that an orange hot air balloon slithered down that escalator and started the whole world laughing. Funny thing is, no one's laughing anymore. But it's all over now, except the screaming and shouting and suing.

So, turn on your least favorite cable news outlet whether it be MSNBC, FOX or CNN, turn the sound down on the tube and way up on your stereo system. With no talkin, just rockin' here is Mr. Suave's Electile Dysfunction Election Night Special playlist. Sort of like a soundtrack for your breakdown.

I'm Mr. Suave and I approved this playlist.

Featuring music from The Kinks, the Temptations, Barry McGuire, The Who, The vipers, The First Steps, The Rainyard, The Guess Who, Pretty Things, Jetty Boys, Slickee Boys, Buzzcocks, Mad Parade, Oingo Boingo, Devo, The Riptides, The Ruts, The Clash, Agent Orange, The Offspring, X, Steve Adamyk Band, The Ramones, The Cute Lepers, The Darling Buds, The Diodes, The Grays, Sam Cooke, Davie Bowie, Mountain Goats, The Chambers Brothers, The Addicts, Scissor Sisters and The Doors.


October 25, 2020

Halloween Grab bag of Musical Goodness for 2020

Halloween is upon us!



Ever year about this time DJ Ken hunkers down in his basement lacing his candy with some serious vinyl and carving his annual Halloween Modcast. Here's TWELVE razorblade free bagfuls of halloween musical goodies! That's right a dozen halloween modcasts hosted by DJ Ken from The Shingles.  Links below. Next week will bring an all new 13th Halloween spooktakular modcast. Stay tuned!

Modcast #107: Monsters A-Go-Go! (2008)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2008/10/halloween-modcast-107-monsters-go-go.html

Modcast #144: Something Wicked This Way Comes (2009)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2009/10/modcast-144-something-wicked-this-way.html

Modcast #181: Monsters Rule O.K. (2010)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2010/10/modcast-181-monsters-rule-ok.html

Modcast #216: No Costume, No Candy (2011)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/10/annual-halloween-modcast-216-no-costume.html

Modcast #249: Rest In Peace (2012)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2012/10/modcast-249-rest-in-peace.html

Modcast #283: How Do the Dead Come Back? (2013)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2013/10/modcast-283-halloween-special-2013-how.html

Modcast #311: Death Is A Lonely Business (2014)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2014/10/welcome-to-annual-halloween-modcast.html


Modcast #341: Dig My Own Grave ( Halloween 2015)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2015/10/halloween-is-upon-us-which-means-it-is.html

Modcast #372: And When I Die (Halloween 2016)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2016/10/modcast-372-and-when-i-die-halloween.html

Modcast #395: DJ Ken's 10th Annual Halloween Modcast #395: Back From The Dead (2017)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2017/10/dj-kens-10th-annual-halloween-modcast.html


Modcast #417 Death Is Amongst Us (Halloween 2018)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2018/10/modcast-417-death-is-amongst-us.html


Modcast #437: It's Later Than You Think (Halloween, 2019)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2019/10/modcast-437-its-later-than-you-think.html>

October 23, 2020

Modcast #464: Who Did It Better?


Welcome to Modcast #464: Who Did It Better in which I will undoubtedly piss off a bunch of people by proclaiming various covers to be far superior versions than the original songs themselves. Change my mind! Covers from artists such as The Jam, Goldbug, Night Trains, Secret Affair, the Three O'Clock, Paul Weller, Scissor Sisters, Agent Orange, White Stripes, Material Issue, The Beautiful South, Men of North Country, Oingo Boingo, and Cake

 

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Bonus Video Set

Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - The Fool On The Hill (1968)



The Fuzztones - Strychnine



The Offspring - Bloodstains



No Doubt - It's My Life



Green Day - Another State Of Mind



Social Distortion - Ring Of Fire



Chicago Transit Authority - I'm A Man



October 13, 2020

Modcast #463: We Have Lift Off!

Houston we have a problem, too much great music for just one modcast! From soul to power pop to punk to sixties styled R&B, I've got a great show standing on the launching pad ready to blast off to your ears. Crank up the volume on your headset and get ready to be blown outta this world.

 

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The Ghost Wolves -- Let's Go To Mars (2020)
The Sunchymes -- Emily Layne (2020)
The Lemon Drop Gang -- Georgie (2020)
The Corner Laughers -- Changeling (2020)
The Jaded Hearts Club Band -- This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (2020)
Eli Paperboy Reed -- That's Love (2020)
Billy Buchanan -- Love Me Right (2018)
Stone Foundation -- Deeper Love (2020)
Darron Robinson -- She Can Love (2020)

Nick Frater -- So Now We're Here (2020)
Brontosaurus -- Band Of The Week (2020)
The Bookends -- She's Got It (2020)
The Reflectors -- Teenage Hearts (2020)
Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes -- Not To Me (2020)
Ed Ryan -- Let It Out (2020)
Bloods -- Girls Are Just Fucking Cool Like That (2020)
RX27 -- Murder Ballad (2020)
Live Ones -- Right On Sister (2020)

 Be sure to check out Rum Bar Records free summer sampler: Somebody Out There Is Having A Party Vol 2 


French Girls - No Morals


 

Foreign Films - Ocean Moon


 

James Taylor Quartet ft. Natalie Williams & Noel McKoy - People Get Ready


 

The Moons - Today


 

Hey My Friend - Brick Nova


 

Theater Royal - A Marvelous Death


 

60' Whales - Ready Go



September 23, 2020

Modcast #462: Skankin' To The Beat

Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up. Welcome to the skacast. Mr. Suave's Mod Mod world is going rocksteady this week with a full load of new ska and reggae tunes for you. I've mixed up a potent brew of new ska and reggae for you all. Your welcome.

 
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T-Killas -- Kowalski
Heavensbee feat. Mista Rhee -- Rude! Original! Suave! (A Tribute to Ranking Roger)
Omegaman feat. Kromanauts -- Politics of Greed
Subsetters -- bump In the Night
Lotek Hifi feat. Daddy Speedio -- This Is The Rebirth Of Rude
Emily Capell -- Lunatic On De Run
Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation -- No Bam Bam

The Specials -- B.L.M.
The Interrupters -- Easy On You
Kalles Kaviar -- 24 7 Ska
The Red Stripes -- Do The Ska
The Oldians -- Walking By The Line
Alpheus -- Gonna Be Good
Jamaican Jazz Lovers -- Delerium Tremens


T-KILLAS -- Dandy & Rude (Live Session)


Bite me Bambi- Song 2 (Blur Cover)


The Interrupters -- Easy On You


Crucial DBC -- Universal melody


Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Get Smart

The Slackers -- The Way Of A Woman

Get Up - Maroon Town


September 4, 2020

Modcast #461: The Lockdown Sound

Welcome to Mr. Suave's locked down, shut down, quarantined mod world. Periods of upheaval and trauma often result in amazing bursts of art -- physical art, written art, recorded art, all sorts of art.  Since right after the global shut down I started scouring the interwebs for artists who were producing new music from lockdown. And I found it. Lots of it. More than one modcast could possibly contain. I'm not gonna do another one, at least not right away. So you'll just have to enjoy this one.

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Emily Capell -- Rapture (Sweet Rapture) (2020)
The Regrettes -- What Am I Gonna Do Today? (2020)
Muck & The Mires -- Zoom Breakup (2020)
Marc Platt -- Insane World (2020)
Andy Lewis -- In the Lockdown (2020)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- Don't Turn Me Loose (2020)
The Go-Go's -- Club Zero (2020)
Gallows Birds -- My Lambretta (2020)

Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis -- In Spite Of Ourselves (2020)
Goldfinger -- 99 Red Balloons (2020)
The Dollyrots -- Teenage Kicks (2020)
The Grip Weeds -- For Pete's Sake (Stay At Home!) (2020)
Billie Joe Amstrong (with Sussanna Hoffs) -- Manic Monday (2020)
Oliver Orton -- Days (2020)
Kurt Baker -- You Can't Do That (2020)
The Interrupters -- Get Down Moses (2020)

Watch more lockdown music:
Emmaline is Quarantined -- Vista Blue (2020)
Housebound Ska Collective - Feel Good Inc.
Sparks - All That (Live in Isolation)
CHRISSIE HYNDE & JAMES WALBOURNE – DYLAN LOCKDOWN SERIES 01: IN THE SUMMERTIME

August 26, 2020

Modcast #460: Buy Or Beware


That's right I'm having a big ol' fire sale on great music and you had better buy into the proposition or beware the consequences, like missing out on some kick ass music.

 

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The View -- Underneath The Lights (2011)
Suave Martyrs -- Footsteps (2020)
Jordan Jones -- Be My Baby (2019)
Rick Hromadka -- Full Blown Freakout (2020)
The Lodger -- You Got Me Wrong (2006)
The Choosers -- Hanging Up On You (2013)
The Lash Outs --Get To Work (2016)

Herzog - Fiction Writers (2020)
Seahorses -- Love Is The Law (1997)
Theatre Royal -- TV Blind (2020)
The Eddies -- Together (2017)
Locksley -- One More Minute (2009)
Schizophonics -- The One I Want (2019)
The Images -- Lost In The Crowd (2016)
Graduate -- Acting My Age (1980) 


The View -- Superstar Tradesman  

Theatre Royal-Live At The Cavern - Part 2
 

Suave Martyrs - Man About Town

August 17, 2020

Modcast #459: In The Style Of

Long have groups mixed soul with jazz and pop, infusing it all with strings and horns, and often synthesizing throughout. Lots of mod and mod friendly bands have experimented with sophistipop over the years, ultimately paving the way for the acid jazz sound that we've all come to love. Here then are some from across the span of time of the modcast that have dabbled in such sophisticated songmanship.

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Animal Nightlife -- Native Boy (1983)
The Questions -- Bottom Line (1984)
Tracie Young -- The House That Jack Built  (1983)
Eggstone -- April And May (1997)
Nick Heyward -- When It Started To Begin (1983)
The Truth -- Exception Of Love (1985)
Cloudberry Jam -- Your Love (2005)
Paris Match -- I Want You To Want Me (2007)

Rhye -- Hymn (2018)
The Pearlfishers -- The Last Days Of September (2014)
The Big Sound Authority -- Soul Man (1985)
Danny Wilson -- Davy (1987)
The Pale Fountains -- The Norfolk Broads (2013)
Incognito -- Talkin' Loud (1993)
Shakatak -- The Blue Zone (2019)
Swing Out Sister -- Breakout (1987)


Animal Nighlife - Boys With The Best Intentions

Big Sound Authority -- (Call Me) Soul Man OGWT

The Pearlfishers: Love & Other Hopeless Things

August 7, 2020

Modcast #458: The Doctor Will See You Now

Are you feeling run down and unwell due to a lack of good music? Don't worry, Dr. suave here to prescribe the best medication for your condition. I'm proscribing two sets of perfectly mixed music which will have you rocking out in no time at all.

 

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The Total Rejection -- Drilling Holes Into The Sky (2020)
The Donkeys -- Listen To Your Radio (1981)
The Idolizers -- Golden Days (2020)
The Pretenders -- Hate For Sale (2020)
Pavid Vermin -- Throw Me In The Trash (2020)
The Maggots -- Go Away (2007)
Sweet Reaper -- Sidewalk Psycho (2020)
The Yum Yums -- Summertime Pop (2020)

Librarians With Hickeys (Feat. Lisa Mychols) -- That Time Is Now (2020)
Bad Moves -- Tides (2020)
Starbenders -- Hangin' On Tonight (2020)
Inspiral Carpets -- Generations (1992)
The Resonars -- Carrie Don't Care
Freddie Dilevi-- Let The Good Times Roll (2020)
Nick Lowe -- You Stabbed Me In The Front (1990)
The Targets -- Mods Dancam Sós (2019)

 

July 30, 2020

Modcast #457: Summer Easy Chillin'

It's summertime and the livin' is easy. Let the summer wind come blowin' in as you listen to two sets of laid back, summertime tunes. All perfect for relaxing on the patio with some gin and tonic.




Terry Callier -- Love Two Love (1978)
James Taylor Quartet -- Baby Come Back (2020)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 -- Love Music (1973)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames -- Sweet Thing (1966)
Ben Sidran -- About Love (1972)
Janis Siegel -- Lovin' Eyes (2020)
Laila Biali -- Revival (2020)
Emanuel K. Rahim and the Kahliqs -- Al-Alim (1973)

The Jelly Beans -- I'm Hip To You (1964)
Alphonse Mouzon -- Sunflower (1973)
The Everettes -- Looking For Love (2020)
Lack Of Afro -- You Could Do Better (2020)
Joel Sarakula -- Sunshine Makes Me (2020)
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick  -- Got To Let My Feelings Show (2020)
Junior Parker -- Taxman (1970)
100% Pure Poison -- Windy C (1974)

Some cool, funky, mod jazz.

Ben Sidran -- Poor Girl


July 14, 2020

Modcast #456: Right On Target

Two sets of absolutely fabulous music for the modern mod. This week's modcast is a dynamite show with two sets jam packed with mod friendly songs, every one of 'em a winner.  Don't believe me? Just listen to this. You'll be glad you did.

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Diamond Hands -- Hide Away (2020)
The False Positives -- Favorite Things (2020)
The Spitfires -- Life Worth Living (2020)
Johnny Marr -- The Right Thing Right (2013)
RAF -- Get What You Get (2019)
Hi-End -- Perfect Company (2020)
The Whiffs -- On The Boulevard (2020)
Len Price 3 -- You Tell Lies (2010)
Chardon Square -- Moving Bright Colors (1984)

Voodoos -- TV Set (2020)
Marc Platt -- Joe Strummer (2020)
The Palisades -- All Around The World (2018)
Kickovers -- Black And Blue (2002)
Duncan Reid And The Big Heads -- Welcome To My World (2020)
The Rifles -- Inbetween Days (2006)
The Action -- Never Been To Boston (2017)
Dot Dash -- The Color And The Sound (2011)

False Positives -- Favorite Things

The Whiffs - Please Be True (live unreleased)

June 28, 2020

Modcast #455: Endless Bummer

DJ Ken & Michael Simmons are at the controls this week, dialing in the summer season. 


Dobie Gray -- New Ray of Sunshine (2001)
Michael Simmons -- First Days of Summer (2018)
Pearlfishers -- We'll Be The Summer (2001)
Linus Of Hollywood -- Cabin Life (2018)
Astral Drive -- Summer of '76 (2018)
Popdudes -- Ridin' In My Car (2020)
Raspberries -- Drivin' Around (1972)
Latin Soul Syndicate -- In My '64 (2003)
Rob Bonfiglio -- Passenger Seat (2018)
Dean Friedman -- Summer Days (2002)
Orange Peels -- Seaside Holiday (2020, 2009)
American Breed -- Cool It (We're Not Alone) (1968)
Alan Boyd -- Channel Surfing (2004)




Remember the Thunder - Aurora Model Motoring



June 22, 2020

Modcast #454: 3 Chords, 3 Minutes & Skinny Ties

Three minutes, three chords, and skinny ties is one of the best recipes for music. This week I've got your full meal deal of mostly late 70s and early 80s power pop. The tracks here are what I fondly call lesser lights, not as a slight, but rather as an acknowledgement that they should've been so much more. There are at least a dozen shoulda been hits right here in this modcast.


The Fans -- You Don't Live Here Anymore (1980)
The Official Secrets -- Fooling With My Heart (1980)
The Innocents -- Every Wednesday Night At Eight (1980)
The Click -- Just Another Monday (1983)
Expressos -- Want (1981)
The Really 3rds -- Daptapper (1981)
Shivvers -- Teenline (1980)
The Spoil -- Dream On (1983)
The Telefones -- Brave New World (1981)
Nines -- Holiday (1982)
The Tweeds -- I Need That Record (1981)
Mod Lang -- Because Of You (1982)
Crash! -- Alright On The Night (1981)
Ivy & The Teachers -- Angry Faces (1980)
Start -- No Direction (1980)
Terminal Spectators -- Another Day Another Dream (1982)



June 6, 2020

Modcast #453: Better Things

What a time to be alive. None of us has ever lived through a pandemic like this. Around the world people are affected in different ways and to different degrees. One thing that for me is a constant comfort is music. I've been listening to a lot of classic tracks the past couple of months. Like comfort food, this is comfort music. I love my comfort foods from ice cream to mac and cheese to chex mix. And of course all the cocktail accompanists. So motown to lounge, power pop to jazz, and all manner of genres in between. I call it ear candy, and it is helpful in soothing the soul.

I thought I'd reach out to some friends, various musicians, DJs, artists, and so on and find out what it is they're listening to during these tough times. What's their go-to comfort music? Joining me are Neal from Modest Proposal, Don from The Inciters, Dfactor Dave, Andrè M, Mike from Vista Blue, Wayne from The Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Podcast, and Parka Pat from the Addicted to the Needle podcast.

Here then is what they came up with, mixed in with a couple of sets of my own picks, one from the sixties and one from the eighties. I hope it makes you feel as good as it does me.


Neal Augentstein | Fountains of Wayne -- Better Things
Parka Pat | Les Hou-Lops -- Pas Besoin D'un Docteur
The Miracles -- Shop Around
The Temptations -- Get Ready
The Four Tops -- Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames -- Baby Please Don't Go
Wayne Lundquist Ford | Terry Reid -- This Time
Don Roland | Phyllis Dillon -- Perfidia
Small Faces -- Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me
The Who -- The Real Me
Pretty Things -- SF Sorrow Is Born
The Doors -- Break On Through
Mike Patton | Fountains Of Wayne -- Radiation Vibe
DFactor Dave | The Strokes -- Brooklynn Bridge To Chorus
Manual Scan -- Nothing Can Be Everything
The Untouchables -- The General
Salvation Army -- Mind Gardens
The Crooks -- Modern Boys
The Jam -- Ghosts
Swing Out Sister --  You On My Mind
Culture Club -- Church Of The Poison Mind
Andrè M | Big John Patton -- Along Came John
Don Roland | The Blasters -- I'm Shakin'

Fountains of Wayne -- Better Things

May 25, 2020

Modcast #452: Even Bigger Bowlful O' Soul


Got your best threads on? Got your rhythm shoes ready? Put some talcum on the hardwoods and get ready to groove baby, because you're about to get funked. I've mixed up a full show of funky, chunky, sometimes discoey soul just for you.




Crowd Pleasers -- Ohio We're Gonna Dance (1979)
Edwin Starr -- Bigger And Better (1980)
Billy Ocean -- Love Really Hurts Without You (1976)
Pedigree Cuts -- Yeah Yeah Yeah
Skeewiff -- Get Down To the Pumped Up Funk (2014)
The Getup --Straight From The Hob (2014)
Jamiroquai -- Little L (2001)
King Britt & Sylk 130 -- When The Funk Hits The Fan (1998)
Fishbone -- Bonin' In The Jungle (1990)
Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch -- Money (2019)
Chaka Khan -- Like Sugar (2018)
Corduroy -- Magic Mountain (2018)
Brothers Johnson -- Stomp (1980)
Hot Chocolate -- Girl Crazy (1982)
The Spinners -- It's A Shame (1970)
Mayer Hawthorne -- Make Her Mine (2009)
Aretha Franklin -- Rock Steady (1972)


Madness -- Love Really Hurts Without You

May 17, 2020

Modcast #451: Songs for the Cocktail Hour

It's happy hour somewhere, and to celebrate Mary Queen of Cosmos joins me to share some great music for you cocktail hour.  We've got now sounds from back then, and new tunes with old twists. So, mix yourself a tasty libation, and get ready to get happy.


Dr. K -- Martini Swing (2005)
Dionne Warwick -- Always Something There To Remind Me (1973)
Avalanches -- If I Was A Folkstar (2016)
Martinibomb -- Operation Fascination (2012)
Vince Guaraldi Trio -- Cast Your Fate To The Wind (1962)
Stereolab -- Cellulose Sunshine (2008)
Hammond Experss -- Ass Enchilada (2007)
The Ramsey Lewis Trio -- The In Crowd (live 1965)
Esquivel -- Yeyo (1968)
Orgone -- The Vice Yard (2020)
The Style Council -- Dropping Bombs On The White House (1984)
The Budos Band -- My Girl (2007)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd -- Desafinado (1962)
Johnny Astro -- Patio Pizzicato (1999)
Badly Drawn Boy -- Once Around The Block (2000)
Gert Wilden & Orchestra -- Dirty Beat (1970)


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Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. Mod friendly music mixes since 2006.

May 9, 2020

Modcast #450: Music For Hanging Out

Spring is in the air, the grill is hot and the cocktails are cold, and here's your soundtrack for just kicking back and enjoying life. All new music this week, with lots of power pop, garage rock and soulful vibes coming your way.

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Diamond Hands -- Sleep Too Long (2020)
The Corner Laughers -- Sisters Of The Pollen (2020)
It's Karma It's Cool -- Back In '78 (2020)
Nat Freedberg -- Ain't Nothin' Sacred No More (2020)
Marc Platt -- Joe Strummer (2020)
The Bumblebats -- Balaclava (2020)
The Speedways -- Love Really Hurts Without You (2020)
Canine 10 -- Sick Joke (2020)
The Ghost Wolves -- Let's Go To Mars (2020)
Brad Marino -- False Alarm (2020)
Outtacontroller -- City Lights (2020)
The Ratboys -- Sonic Boy (2020)
X -- Water & Wine (2020)
Billie Joe Armstrong -- Manic Monday (2020)

Diamond Hands - Tomorrow Can Wait


The Ghost Wolves - Day Will Follow Dawn



May 1, 2020

Modcast #449: The Innocents Ride Again

The 1980s, 2-stroke terrors of So-Cal's Inland Empire ride again. This week a few old scooter buddies join me in celebrating all of our shelter in place orders. From our old days riding around southern California as the way too pretentious Innocents 21+ ESC, to our graying geezerhood, we pulled together a few tracks each for this thematic show.

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The Clash -- Four Horsemen
The Lambrettas -- Beat Boys In The Jet Age
Fine Young Cannibals -- Good Thing
Brian Briggs -- See You On the Other Side
The New Lime -- Sunny
Lemon Preacher -- Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
Pomplamoose -- Mr. Blue Sky
Sonic Archers -- Blue Smoke
The Untouchables -- Whiplash
The Romantics -- 21 And Over
The Knack -- Let Me Out
Fountains of Wayne -- New Routine
Spearmint -- We're Going Out
The Kinks -- Better Things


Fountains of Wayne -- Better Things (Live Conan O'Brien, Sept. 21, 2001)


Pomplamoose -- Mr. Blue Sky

April 22, 2020

Modcast #448: Best Laid Plans

You know the old saying, man plans and the gods laugh. Well they had a good chuckle when another planned modcast sort of crashed and burned. So with almost no time to prepare our old friend and sometime guest host, DJ Ken, partnered up with me to throw together a show on the fly, slapdash style. We spun up the relevant music machines and came up with a nice mix of tunes. Hopefully, we can rebuild the other show bigger, better, faster and showier.

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The Strypes -- [I need a break from] Holidays
Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be
Galileo 7 -- Everything is Everything Else
Eli Paperboy Reed -- Lovers Compensation
ABC -- The Flames Of Desire
Weeklings -- Change Your Mind
Bram Tchaikovsy --STrange Man Change Man
Overtures -- Still On My Mind
Fratellis -- Sugartown
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio -- Concussion
Corduroy -- Clockwork man
The Chats -- Bus Money
Parquet courts -- Almost Had to start a fightin' and out of patience
Foxhall Stacks -- Turntable Exiles

Jerry Miller from The Untouchable's has been suffering from kidney failure and a friend put this Go Fund Me page together to help raise some much needed cash for his medical expenses. Check it out and help out if you can.


The Chats -- Nambored


The Overtures - Onceinaworld


April 14, 2020

Modcast #447: Kids Want Hits

It's not just the kids, everybody wants hits these days. So, here you go, some great, feel good music to get you through the day. Got lots of new tunes, as well as a few past classics. Enjoy.

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The Cudas -- Kids Want Hits (2019)
Subculture -- Break Me Free (2020)
The Incurables -- Glam (2019)
The Cycle Paths -- I'm In Trouble (2020)
The Spitfires -- (Just Won't) Keep Me Down (2020)
Vista Blue -- Emmaline is Quarantined (2020)
Teenage Fanclub -- Slow Fade (2005)
Addison Love -- Like The Beatles (2018)
Fountains Of Wayne -- The Summer Place (2011)
The Hannah Barberas -- No Mystery (2020)
Kid Gulliver -- Susie Survived Chemotherapy (2020)
DFactor Pop - Home Of The Brave (2020)
Tommy Ray -- Ain't No Use (2020)
Quincy -- A Get Well Card From The Devil (2020)
SA Renyers -- Sharp Reminders (2019)
Lucy & the Rats -- Dark Clouds (2020)
Cherry Parke -- All Around The Moon (2020)

Tommy Ray -- Ain't No Use

March 28, 2020

Modcast #446: C-19, Not C-86

Mary Queen of Cosmos vents her coronavirus frustrations and I clap back with some happier tracks featuring the likes of The Lambrettas, Squire, Rancid, Orgone, Wolf Alice, Elvis Costello, Time Zone, Car Seat Headrest,Small Faces, The Clash & more.

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Deltron 3030 -- Virus
Elvis Costello -- Waiting for the End of the World
The Creation-Life is Just Beginning – 1967 single release
Car Seat Headrest -- Times to Die
small Faces -- Don't Burst My Bubble
Wolf Alice -- You're a Germ
MxPx - - I'm Ok, You're Ok
Orgone -- Waiting
Squire -- It's Getting Better
Selecter -- Time Hard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZbL7PVGjqg
The Lambrettas - Good times
The Rentals -- Waiting
Rancid -- I ain't worried
Idles -- Cry to Me
Madness -- The Sun and the Rain
The Raveonettes -- My Time's Up
The Clash -- I'm Not Down
Time Zone -- World Destruction
The Ramones -- I Believe In Miracles

Mary Queen of Cosmos wants to ease your C-19 suffering with this delish mix of gin and bourbon.

The Suffering Bastard
1 oz Bourbon
1 oz London dry gin
1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Ginger ale, to top
Garnish: Mint sprig

Add the bourbon, gin, lime juice and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled (about 30 seconds).
Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
Top with the ginger ale.
Garnish with a mint sprig


Elvis Costello - Waiting For The End Of The World (live, 1978)

March 7, 2020

Modcast #445: Don't Touch Me I'm Sick

It's gone airborne! From under self-imposed quarantine in Seattle, the corona virus capital of America, here comes Modcast: #445 Don't Touch Me I'm Sick! Wash your hands, adjust your mask, don't touch your face, and whatever else you do turn up the volume.

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Mudhoney -- Touch Me I'm Sick
The Chamberdeacons -- Sick
The Revox -- Sick of You
Spazzys -- Doctor Doctor
A Bunch of Jerks -- Medicine
Hollywood Brats -- Sick On You
Fast Eddie -- I Don't Need No Doctor
The White Stripes -- Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine
Supergrass -- Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)
The Fratellis -- We Need Medicine
The Prisoners -- Mourn My Health
The New Pornographers -- End of Medicine
Art Brut -- Hospital
Swing Out Sister -- Better Make It Better
The Night Trains -- Love Sick
Carol Douglas -- Doctor's Orders
The Marvelettes -- You're My Remedy
The Brand New Heavies -- Get Away

Humble Pie -- I Don't Need No Doctor (Live LA Forum 1973)


Sharon Jones & Dap Kings -- Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In (2004)


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February 23, 2020

Modcast #444: The Rim Ram Room

Time for something a little different. I've packed out this show with mid-century rat packers, swingers, and singers such as Frank Sinatra, Wynonie Harris, Bobby Darin, Dinah Washington, Julie London and more.

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Frank Sinatra -- Bim Bam Baby
Della Reese -- Why Don't You Do Right
Jo Stafford -- The Gentleman Is A Dope
Peggy Lee -- I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
Blossom Dearie -- Rhode Island Is Famous For You
Bobby Darin -- Gyp The Cat
Sammy Davis Jr. -- Too Close For Comfort
Nat King Cole -- L-O-V-E
Vic Damone -- Little Girl
Dean Martin -- Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Wynonie Harris -- Quiet Whiskey
Dinah Washington -- Me & My Gin
Doris Day -- Cuttin' Capers
Ann-Margaret -- Thirteen Men
Mel Henke -- The Lively Ones

Jeanne Gayle -- Bim Bam Baby


Nat King Cole Trio -- Little Girl


Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Little Girl


Ann Margret & Al Hirt - Little Boy (Little Girl)


February 3, 2020

Modcast #443: For The Love Of Rock & Roll

If you're a music lover like I am than you will love this modcast. I've got a little bit of everything from punk to pop, new to old, sweet to pervy. Don't believe me, just listen in and try not to like the tunes I've got in the mix.

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Dogmatics -- I Love Rock & Roll (2019)
Muck & The Mires - Cupid's Not A Friend Of Mine (2020)
In Deed -- Flavour Of The Month (2019)
The Hussy -- Cornflakes (2019)
Ken Fox -- One Less Step (2020)
Fontaines DC -- Liberty Belle (2019)
Poison Boys -- I Won't Look Back (2019)
Ulysses -- Bad Tattoo (2019)
The Andersons! -- From The Get-Go (2000)
The Weeklings -- I'm In Love (2015)
Noonday Underground -- Sunbeam (2015)
Ex Hex -- Diamond Drive (2019)
Ahem -- Sideways (2019)
Lauran Hibberd -- Bang Bang Bang (2019)
Natelie Sweet -- Bottle Of Wine (2019)
Powerslut -- Leopard Print Butt Plug (2016)
Drowning Effect -- Holiday (2019)

Powerslut -- Hot Tub Wingman


Muck & The Mires -- Saturday Let Me Down Again




January 12, 2020

Modcast #442: Faves of 2019

It's time for my annual look back of some of the songs that I really liked last year. Are these the best of 2019? To be sure they should be included in any best of round-up, but there were lots of great artists who produced a lot of great music last year. These then are the tracks that really jumped out at me, that got lodged in my head and my playlists. Enjoy this quick listen back as you begin listening forward to 2020.

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X -- Delta 88 Nightmare
The Who -- I Don't Wanna Get Wise
RAF Mod Band -- Little Generals
The Recalls -- Tears Of Love
The Lolas -- Oceans Of The Moon
Brad Marino -- What Comes Naturally
Geoff Palmer -- All The Hits
André M -- View From Above
Michael Kiwanuka -- Rolling
PP Arnold -- Baby Blue
Bleached -- Hard To Kill
Pale Lips -- You're A Doll
Tacocat -- The Problem
The Regrettes -- I Dare You
Skinny Lister -- My Distraction
The Beat with Ranking Roger -- Who's Dat Lookin


Skinny Lister -- Trouble On Oxford Street


Bleached -- Think of You