September 20, 2021

Modcast #493: Diver Down

Modcast #493: Diver DownYou know the artists but do you remember these tracks? I've got deep cuts from the back catalogs of some of our favorite bands on this week's show. These are the songs that often get forgotten, or overshadowed by the bigger hits. We all know their hits, everyone knows their popular albums, and the true fans will know a lot of the back catalog for all the bands here, I'm sure. But I'm guessing even those diehards don't play many of these tracks very often.

Listen Now

Paul Weller -- Has My Fire Really Gone Out? (1993)
The Who -- The Good's Gone (1965)
The Jetset -- The Wheel's Of Love (1986)
The Decibels -- It's Not Me (2018)
The Beatles -- Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (1968)
Ocean Color Scene -- I Told You So (2007)
The Creation -- Midway Down (1968)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Fames -- Bend A Little (1964)

The Ramones -- Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (1977)
The Standells -- Our Candidate (1966)
The Heartdrops -- Coming Back (1999)
Squeeze -- Vicky Verky (1980)
Oasis -- Step Out (1995)
Purple Hearts -- Extraordinary Sensations (1979)
The Rubinoos -- All Excited (1976)
Nirvana -- Lounge Act (1991)

Bonus Third Set

The Rolling Stones - Leave Me Alone

The Jam - See Saw

ABC - Only The Best Will Do

Small Faces - Patterns

Blondie - In The Sun

Green Day - Amanda

The Monkees - Sunny Girlfriend

The Kinks - Creepin' Jean

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September 4, 2021

Modcast #492: Summer's Slipping Away

Indeed, it's the end of the summer season and just in the nick of time here comes guest hosts DJ Ken and Michael Simmons to say a final farewell with their annual summer shindig.

Listen Now

Cheap Trick - The Summer Looks Good On You (In Another World, 2021)
Jagger Holly - At The Beach Tonight (The Last Of The International Playboys, 2018)
Airport 77s - All the Way (Rotation, 2021)
Explorers Club - Look To The Horizon (Single, 2021)
Michael Simmons - One Summer Sunday (Demo, 2021)
Coral - Take Me Back To The Summertime (Coral Island, 2021)
America - Ventura Highway (Homecoming, 1972)
Cult Stars From Mars - Funny Face (Single, 2021)
Beach Boys - Keepin' the Summer Alive (Keepin' The Summer Alive, 1980)
War - Summer (Greatest Hits, 1976)
Paul Weller - On Sunset (On Sunset, 2020)


August 28, 2021

Modcast #491: The Future Is Bright

Modcast 491 The Future Is Bright

If the future is so bright you gotta wear sunglasses, the music of now is so great you gotta turn up the volume. Lucky listeners out there are gonna get hipped to some very cool new music from garage pop to punk rock to soul, got it all going on right now, right here. You're welcome.

Listen Now

The Screens -- Coming Live From The City Of Light (2020)
Reaction -- Gotta hold of My Heart (2021)
Pama International -- Smile & Say Good Morning(2021)
Richie Mayer -- Sunshine Blues (2021)
Orange Peels -- Whenever (2021)
Jodie -- Pushover (2021)
Mark & The Clouds -- In The Big Crowd (2021)
Danny Wilkerson -- Enough For Somebody (2021)

Cromm Fallon & The P200 -- Two Stroke Smoke (2021)
Bad Nerves -- Baby Drummer (2020)
The Veras -- Spaceman (2021)
The Sorels -- She's In The Gang (2021)
The Terraplanes Blues Band -- Catfish (2021)
The Prof. Fuzz 63 -- Sheena Is A Soccer Mom (2021)
The Yellowhead Project -- A Million Minds In Tune (2021)

Reviews You Can Use: Wilkerson, Big Stir Records (2021)

I wasn't sure what I expected when I pressed play on Wilkerson, but it wasn't what I got, which sort of took my breath away. It opens with Everybody Loves to Love and the first thing I think is oh my god Burt Bacharach! But that wasn't all, it bounces effortlessly into sort of light psychpop, Beatles style, and all with such ease. Then the second song comes on, and remember I'm still on my first listen at this point, and I could have leaped up and started dancing. that second song, Enough For Somebody, is an uptempo northern soul vibing pop number, shoulda been an instant classic. Fast becoming one of my favorite songs on the album after countless listens now. As if that wasn't enough you get this fantastic mix of strings to kick off the third song Endless Haze, which has still another sort of vibe, a different, easy, feeling. After that it's one bit of delightful pleasure after another, all bringing in different elements and stylistic flourishes, but sill cohesive and holding on to a basic power pop platform. This is an album you'll listen more than once, or even a dozen times, for sure.

Bonus Third Set

Caper Clowns - CAPS LOCK ON

Save Henry -- Sunrise

Cromm Fallon & The P200 - Two Stroke Smoke

Pale Lips -- Candy Song

Smile -- Hideout

Du Blonde -- Pull The Plug

Lucas Aaron -- Ocean Girl

The Rugs -- My Love Is Bad

August 18, 2021

Modcast #490: All Funked Up

Here comes some super soul tunes with such rounded edges that it gives it a smooth, swaggering vibe the likes of which your ears will be begging for more. This will have movin' and groovin' and slidin' and glidin' as you bump and hustle across the floor.

Listen Now

The Untouchables -- Freak In The Streets (1985)
The Allergies -- Jumping Off (2020)
Bosq ft. Kaleta -- Backstrokin' (2019)
Frankie Smith -- Double Dutch Bus (1980)
Commodores -- Machine Gun (1974)
Renegades of Jazz -- Flaximus (2021)
Jungle Fire -- Firewalker (2013)
Soopasoul -- If It Ain't Funky Back It Up (2018) Jamiroquai -- Soul Education (1999)
Deee-Lite -- Deep Ending (1990)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- It's A Love Thing (2014)
The Traffic -- White Lines (2016)
Basement Freaks -- All That Funk! (2016)
Vic Ceasar -- Shake Down (Bare Knuckles OST) (1977)

Bonus Third Set

Fort Knox Five feat. Flex Mathews -- Reach

The Brothers Johnson -- Ain't We Funkin' Now

Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know

Hodges, James & Smith ‎– Sexy Ways

The Jacksons - Goin' Places

Maceo & The Macks -- Soul Power 74

J-Zone -- Knight Rider

Liquid Soul -- Sex God

James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing Live

August 7, 2021

Modcast #489: Stirring Things Up

Power pop lovers of all stripes are probably well aware of the guests joining me on this modcast: Rex and Christina co-founders of Big Stir Records. We talk about turning a live scene into a record label and some of the new --and old-- acts they're bringing to your ears.

Listen Now

The Forty Nineteens -- It's For Fun (That's All We're Living For) (2021)
The Well Wishers -- We Grow Up (2020)
Sorrows -- Christabelle (2021)
Danny Wilkerson -- You Still Owe Me A Kiss (2021)
Popsicko -- Nastassja (2021)
(An Oral History of Popsicko)
The Armoires -- (Just Can't See) The Attraction (2020)
The Living Dolls -- Everything That Happened (2021)

Check out more about Big Stir Records artists at

SORROWS: The Real Story of The Real Album

Some of my other favorite Big Stir artists, friends, and co-conspirators

sparkle*jets u k - Ballad of El Goodo

The Corner Laughers -- Bells of El Camino

Librarians With Hickeys - Black Velvet Dress

Irene Peña - Not from Around Here

In Deed - Don’t Need, Don’t Care

July 29, 2021

Modcast #488: Play 'Em Again Suave

We're just a little past the half way mark for this year and already it's shaping up to be a great one as far as new music goes. A lot of music rumbles through my ears, and lately these are the artists who are in heavy rotation here at Suave headquarters. There are definitely some solid contenders for my annual best of list at the end of the year. These are acts I've already hyped this year, but the music is so good I decided I'd better play 'em again.

Listen Now

Vista Blue -- Back To The Summer Olymics (2021)
Local Drags -- Give A Shit Anyway (2021)
Sharp Class -- Living For Kicks (2021)
The Speedways -- 11th Street Kids (2021)
Pavid Vermin -- Take Me To Your Leader (2020)
Geoff Palmer -- Tomorrow (2021)
The Peppermint Kicks --The Morning Girls (2021)
Star Collector -- Rip It Off (2021)

Emma Noble -- No Turning Back (2021)
Danny Laj And The Looks -- Smoke In The Sun (2021)
The Lovedays -- Your Money Or Your Life (2010)
The Pre-Amps -- With My Baby (2021)
The Checkered Hearts -- Happy Hour (2021)
The Lodger -- I Think I'll Start Again (2021)
The Chelsea Curve -- A Better Way (2021)
Rich Arithmetic -- Saving Sunset (2021)

Local Drags - Think Straight

Men Of North Country- Titanic

Strange World - Official Video

The Sha La La's - Carpenter Of Love

Justine and The Unclean - Rock and Roll Blackmail

Bad Nerves - Radio Punk

The Hot Sprockets - Soul Brother

L.A. Exes - Skinny Dipping

July 17, 2021

Modcast #487: Here Comes The Ice Cream Man

Modcast #487

Ages ago I discovered this great blog (yes blog!) called Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More. It was highlighting all the exact types of music that I loved. Eventually that morphed into the fantastic Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Podcast and Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Records, run by the even more fantastic, prince of power pop promotion, Wayne Lundqvist Ford. I'd be shocked --shocked I tell you-- if you could find anyone who has done more to promote independent artists playing all the great types of mod friendly music from power pop to northern soul and everything in between. His compilations featuring new and old bands are legendary for breaking new sounds as well as sometime being so vast you're riding high for weeks listening to them all.

So, I invited him to chat about new music, old music, what is good music, and more. He even kindly brought some brand new tunes to share with us all.

Where's Wayne at? Well, like Roy Kent he's here, he's there, he's every f*cking where.
Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Podcast (Podomatic)
Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Records (Bandcamp)
Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More (Facebook)
Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More (Twitter)

BTW: Wayne guest hosted a couple of modcasts back in the day, one of which has even survived into the present: Modcast #276: With Guest Host The Ice Cream Man.

Listen Now

The Shambles -- It's A Mod Mod World (2006)
ANC4 -- Is It Me Again (2021)
Mark And The Clouds -- You Wanna Put Me Down (2021)
The RU Handies -- Raining Teardrops (2021)
The Len Price 3 -- Sucking The Life Out Of Me (2017)
The Most -- Howl (2021)
Small Faces -- Hey Girl (1967)
Velvet Starlings -- Kids In Droves (2019)

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July 12, 2021

Modcast #486: Today's Hit Parade

Modcast 486 Today's Hit Parade

The sounds may cover the decades, but they're all now sounds from now bands. With nods to past eras aplenty, all of the band here are pumping out great, new music.

Listen Now

Stephen's Ruin -- Tonight (2021)
Charlton Lane -- Gimme Gimme Gimme (2021)
The Only Things -- Head Down (2020)
Lannie Flowers -- Back Of A Car (2021) (Bandcamp)
Peppermint Kicks -- Hey Fanzine (2021)
The Checkered Hearts -- So Long, Maybe (2021)
Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience -- He's A Liar (2021)
Joe James & The Pariahs -- Abandon Ship (2021)

Channel Three -- Flat By The Sea (2021)
Cloud Eleven -- You Make Me Happy
Kelly Finnigan -- Smoking & Drinking (2021)
Kat Eaton -- The Joker (2021)
The JB Conspiracy -- Falling Down (2021)
The Action -- Radio Bar (2021)
Catbite -- Call Your Bluff (2021)

Pavid Vermin -- Take Me To Your Leader

Tommy Ray -- In Love Again

Dirty Sidewalks - With a Girl Like You

The Well Wishers - We Grow Up

The Dents - Mistreatment

Los Chicos -- I Don't Wanna Learn

The Yellowhead Project -- A Million Minds in Tune

The Short Fuses -- Rockford Getaway

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June 29, 2021

Modcast #485: Down With The Upstroke

Time to get down with the upstroke, the Jamaican R&B shuffle that is the foundation of ska music. Got lots of cool music for you this week with some new ska, some unlikely ska, some ska covers -- hey can't have a ska show without covers can you.

Listen Now

Buster Shuffle -- Sucker Punch Shuffle (2021)
Kim Wilde -- 26580 (1981)
Joe Jackson Band -- Pretty Boys (1980)
Blur -- Fade Away (1995)
The Meow Meows -- Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (2017)
Capitol 1212 -- Love Will Tear Us Apart (2018)
Alpha Boy School -- Boys Don't Cry (2003)

Bad Operation -- Kinda Together (2020)
Ranking Jr. feat. The Ordinary Boys -- Jump And Skank (2021)
Urban Blight -- Escape From Reality (1986)
The Targets -- Perfect Guy (1983)
Top Secret -- She's So Ugly (1980)
The Akrylykz -- Smart Boy (1980)
The Communicators -- Let It Go! (2019)

Alpha Boys School - The Roots of Reggae and Ska

Bonus Third Set

Boss [Boff] -- Rude Boys Are Back In Town

The Steady 45s -- Equal Rights

The Bandulus - Dear Lord

The Sensibles -- Nuclear Paradise

The Offspring -- What Happened To You

Kilburn & The High Roads -- Roadette Song

Dance Hall Crashers -- Lost Again

Klang - Beat It

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June 20, 2021

Modcast #484: Summer Solstice Sounds

Modcast 484 Summer solstice soundsI've queued up some sunshine pop for your summer listening enjoyment. It's summer in Seattle, and a few other places around the world as well, and that means it's time for some sunshiney sounds. I've got lots of new tunes and few older ones to keep you cool on those hot summer nights.

Listen Now

The Incredible Moses Leroy -- 1983 (2001)
Portable Radio -- Hot Toddy (2021)
Emma Noble -- Woman of the World (2021)
Four King Cousins -- Love So Fine (1968)
The Explorers Club -- Say You Will (2020)
The Jetset -- The Flavor Of The Year (1992)
The Adam Brown -- Hummin Around (2021)
Long Tall Shorty -- And That Ain't All (2001)

The Corner Laughers -- Shadow Dancing (2021)
Menswe@r -- Can't Smile Without You (1996)
Pama International -- You Are So Beautiful (2019)
Lack of Afro -- Walk in the Sun (feat. Professor Elemental) (2016)
The Zigzag Hearts -- Pretty Hung Up (2021)
The Vapour Trails -- That'll Do It (2021)
Emperor Penguin -- Planet of Love (feat. Lisa Mychols) (2021)

The Yum Yums -- Here Comes Summer

Stephen's Ruin -- Runaround

Cloudberry Jam -- Walking In My Sleep

The Free Design -- Happy Together

Joel Sarakula -- Harmony

The Incredible Moses Leroy -- Fuzzy

King Cousins Top Twenty - The King Family Show 1965

The Four King Cousins perform on premiere of 1969 King Family Show

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June 11, 2021

Modcsat #483: All Things Star Collector

This week I was fortunate to connect with the lead singer of Vancouver, BC's Star Collector (Bandcamp, Facebook). It was a fun conversation about the band, his inspirations and what he's listening to currently. Star Collector's latest album, their first in about 15 years, is Game Day and it is a rip roaring power pop ride from start to finish. Highly recommended, as is anything from their four earlier LPs. You won't be disappointed.

Listen Now

Star Collector -- Morningstar (1999)
Star Collector -- Have You Seen Suzie (2001)
The Jam - -Start (1982)
Star Collector -- Game Day (2021)
Star Collector -- Funeral Party (2021)
Star Collector -- The Evil Room (2006)
Star Collector -- Overpass (2003)
The Dirty Sidewalks -- Rock and Roll (Save My Soul) (2018)

Vic's Picks -- what he's listening to lately

Jim Trainor -- Heaven Descending

Dirty Sidewalks - Hey Girl

Deadlights -- Breaking Down

Kevin Robertson -- Love's Blue Yonder

The Purrs -- Destroy the Sun

Dolph Cheney -- I Wanted You

RAF Mod Band -- Want You To Know

The Legal Matters -- Light Up The Sky

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June 1, 2021

Modcast #482: Mr. Suave Sells Out (15th Anniversary Show)

Fifteen years in and the modcast is still going strong. Stronger than strong having just recently passed 1,162,585 visitors to, and over over 500,000 downloads and streams of the modcast since it's inception in 2006. Big thanks to all the fans and friends who've been listening down the years.

We're all products of good marketing these days. Good marketing often includes good music. So this week DJ Ken joins me in showcasing some of the great songs that have been sold out to hawk all manner of products and outlets.

Listen Now

Buzzcocks -- Everybody's Happy Nowadays (1979)
The Muffs -- Everywhere I Go (1993)
Dandy Warhols -- Bohemian Like You (2000)
Caesars -- Jerk It Out (2002)
Speedies -- Let Me Take Your Photo (1979)
The Fratellis -- Flathead (2006)
Supergrass -- Alright (1995)
Marlena Shaw -- California Soul (1968)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- Midnight Rider (2016)
T Bones -- No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) (1966)
Franz Ferdinand -- No You Girls (2009)
The Clash - Pressure Drop (1980)
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire (1963)

Alka-Seltzer "No Matter What Shape" 1966

The Clash Pressure Drop 2007 Nissan ad

The Muffs 1997 Fruitopia commercial

May 24, 2021

Modcast #481: Breaking New Sound Too

breaking New Sound Too

Here it comes. Another shotgun scatter of new tunes. Breaking New Sound Too. There is so much cool new music out there that one Modcast alone can't hip you to all the mod friendly sounds that abound. Last week's Modcast #480: Breaking New Sound was a huge success (fastest one ever to 3000 streams), and there were so many more songs and bands I wanted to highlight, I did something rare and threw together a part 2 for this week's listening.

Listen Now

TC Folkpunk -- I'm Not Bitter (2021)
The Handcuffs -- She Ain't No Fluffer (2021)
Hearts Apart -- Lonely Days (2021)
Ruby Bones -- Drink All Night (2021)
Vista Blue -- She's Not The One For You (2021)
Catbite -- Horizontal Aggression (2020)
Brent Seavers -- Me And My Melancholy Face (2021)
Brad Marino -- To Bleed (2021)
Geoff Palmer -- Many More Drugs (2021)

Corduroy -- I'm So Bored (2021)
Cold Expectations -- Summer Dress (2021)
Chris Church -- Know (2021)
Super Genius -- There Are Reasons (2021)
Danny Laj & The Looks -- Sweet Pretender (2021)
Kingfisher -- Illusions (2021)
Fur -- The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life (2021)
Star Collector -- Stranger (Renting Space In My Head) (2021)
The Media -- Blink Of An Eye (2021)

Dany Laj & The Looks - Hold For Love

The Media -- Blink of an Eye

Kingfisher - Get Away (Live @ Klubb Karantän)

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May 15, 2021

Modcast #480: Breaking New Sounds

Sixteen great artists all breaking new sound for you on the Modcast. I've got some power pop for you, some garage rock, some straight up punk rock, some soulful stuff, a bit of indie rock. What do they all have in common? They're all excellent. What else would you get on Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World?

Listen Now

Your Academy -- Talent Party (2021)
The Courettes -- Hop The Twig (2021)
The Bad News -- Rock City Baby (2020)
The G-Bombs -- I can't Breathe (2021)
The Chelsea Curve -- All In Time (2021)
The Bishops Daredevil Stunt Club -- X-Play (2021)
Ransom & The Subset -- Fast Car (2021)
We Are The Union -- Fresh Fruit For Rotting Punk Rock Stars (2021)

Curt Florczak -- Dead Letter box (2021)
The Velvet Starlings -- Before My Time Is Done(2021)
The Lovedays -- Stop! (2010)
Wellsprings Ltd. -- Ready Or Not(2021)
Phil Angotti -- The Lamp(2021)
Mystery Rose -- Gossip(2021)
The Armoires -- The Night I Heard A Scream(2021)
The Plutos -- Moonshake (2021)

Velvet Starlings cover of Stepping Stone by The Monkees

The Courettes - "Want You! Like a Cigarette"

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May 1, 2021

Modcast #479: Tasty Waves & Hot Licks

The tide is high and surf's up, it's time to wax your stick and hit water. Got an ocean full of garage rock, punk rock, and surf rock.

Listen Now

The Surf Punks -- Shark Attack (1982)
Emptifish -- Surfboard (1985)
Turbo AC's -- High By the Beach (2018)
Hellen Keller -- Surfin' With Steve and Idi Amin (1978)
Jim Basnight & The Moberlys -- Blood Beach (2000)
Los Tiki Phantoms -- Kalifornia (2006)
The Go-Go's -- Beatnik Beach (1981)
The Surfrajettes -- Undercover Secretary (2018)
The Surfites -- Tail Slide (2007)

Toy Dolls -- Wipeout (1985)
The Pandoras -- Haunted Beach Party (1984)
Barracudas -- The K.G.B. (Made A Man Out Of Me) (1981)
Lombego Surfers -- Spooky Surf (2018)
Hungry Onions -- Surf Bass (2018)
Dead Coast -- Mystic Rider (2013)
Dead Kampers -- Hawaii Five-0 (2020)
Agent Orange -- Miserlou (1981)
Hi-Fi Ramblers -- Baby It's You (2000)

The Surf Punks -- I Got Gas

Go-Go's - Beatnik Beach (Totally Go-Go's Live '81)

April 19, 2021

Modcast #478: This Is It

No more rehearsing and nursing of parts, this is it, the show of shows, and who knows what heights we're gonna hit with this one. They say a good day starts with a good breakfast. So, a good week should start with a good modcast. Kick off your week with Modcast #478: This Is It.

Listen Now

The Lodger -- Black And White (2021)
The False Positives -- Do It Wrong All Over Again (2021)
Local Drags -- Think Straight (2021)
Pale Lips -- Doo-Wop Showaddywaddy (2019)
The Forty Nineteens -- Time Marches On (2021)
Radio Days -- I Got A Love (2020)
Skinny -- Eyes Wide Open (2012)
The Credits -- A New Direction (2018)

Parade -- Dressed for Club And Country (2015)
The Cheap Cassettes -- Lil' Bit Everyday (2021)
Irene Peña -- Wherever You Are (2021)
The Shake -- What You Got To Say (2019)
Triptides -- It Won't Hurt You (2021)
The Routes -- Mesmerised (2021)
Sharp Class -- Time Meant Nothing To Me (2021)
Bruce Moody -- One Desire (198?)

Sharp Class – Living For Kicks (Acoustic)

Triptides - Hand of Time

Radio Days -- Till the End of the Night

April 11, 2021

Modcast #477: Gateway Drugs

What was your first musical crush? What was the band that was a gateway to other similar acts?  That's the focus of this week's modcast with Mary Queen of Cosmos joining in the fun.  And it's a monster. One of the longest ever. Action packed from top to bottom with a crazy mix of genres from acid jazz to punk to soul.

Listen Now

Sex Pistols -- Anarachy in the UK
Bikini Kill -- Rebel Girl
The Jam -- In The City
The Julie Ruin -- Planet You
Oingo Boingo -- Only A Lad
The Cure -- Jumping Someone Elses's Train
Echo & The Bunnymen -- Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Fontaines DC -- Boys in the Better Land
The Style Council -- The Whole Point of No Return
Swing Out Sister --- Breakout
Corduroy -- (I Know Where The) Good Times (Have Gone)
US3 -- Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Stevie Wonder -- Sir Duke
Four Tops -- I Can't Help Myself
Raphael Saadiq -- Big Easy
Combustible Edison -- Millionaire's Holiday

April 4, 2021

Modcast #476: And Now For Something A Little Different

This modcast is a happy hour in and of itself, the perfect accompaniment to your own cocktail party. That's the good thing about modcasts, they're always there when youw want them. So hit the pause button and go mix yourself a tasty libation, don't be stingy with the booze, Mr. Suave doesn't allow subtle drinks. Then sit back and let this one wash over you from a completely fresh angle.

Listen Now

Cornelius -- Cannabis (1994)
Thievery Corporation -- Coming From The Top (1999)
Combustible Edison -- Short Double Latte (1996)
Esquivel -- Johnson Rag (1960)
Mini Groove Orchestra -- Pom Pop (2003)
Corduroy -- Moshi Moshi (1998)
Towa Tei -- The Sound Museum (2004)

Pizzicato Five -- Twiggy Twiggy (Twiggy vs James Bond) (1994)
The Karminsky Experience, Inc. -- Exploration (1997)
Pimp Daddy Nash -- Balloon To The Moon (1998)
Nicola Conte -- Mambo De Los Dandies (2001)
Club Des Belugas -- Skip To The Bip (Brazil Mix) (2006)
Johnny Astro -- Patio Pizzicato (1999)

The Karminsky Experience -- Exploration

CORNELIUS - "Count Five or Six" - Yo Gabba Gabba!

Combustible Edison - Laura's Aura

April 1, 2021

Modcast 4-1: Mr. Suave's Hot Rockin' Beats

It's time to be hunting the gowk. You won't wanna miss this modcast with it's very special guests! Mrs. Suave is at her hottest, bringin' you all the heaviest of hits this time around. You'll be tearing your hair out in no time at all. Promises!

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March 24, 2021

Modcast #475: Time Won't Let Me

From old school to new cool the latest modcast is packed with great music of the power pop, garage rock, mod friendly variety. Plus Dean Hoth from The Eddies drops in to talk about the band's new album and upcoming projects.

Listen Now

Grenadiers UK -- Ace Face (2021)
The Eddies -- Can I Be With You (2020)
Four By Art -- Just Feelin' Alright (1986)
Modest Proposal -- Nobody Says No (1985)
The Outnumbered -- I Feel So Sorry Now (1986)
The Smithereens -- Time Won't Let Me (1991)
The Piranhas -- Fiddling While Babylon Burns (1980)

The Pre-Amps -- Hard To Say (2021)
Beebe Gallini -- Busy Izzy (2021)
Pale Lips -- You're A Doll (2019)
The Happy Fits -- Go Dumb (2020)
The Krayolas -- All I Do Is Try (2007/20221)
French Boutik - Mamma We're All Crazee Now (2021)

The Pre-Amps - With My Baby

March 14, 2021

Modcast #474: For your Listening Pleasure

 Great line up for this go around with a little bit of everything from some soul to ska to psych-pop to garage rock.

Listen Now

The Eddies -- Show Me (2020)
The False Positives -- Closed Circuit TV Romance (2020)
Paul Messis -- Please Don't Tell Me Why (2020)
Chris Church -- Learn (2021)
Popular Creeps -- Split Decision (2021)
Supertonic Sound Club - Let's Get Arrested (2020)
Bhopal's Flowers -- When The Sinner Becomes A Saint (Then The Devil Bleeds) (2021)
Exploding Flowers -- Amongst The Burnt Out Stars (2020)

Joystick -- Parellelograms (2021)
Kill Lincoln -- Civil Surgery (2020)
Block 33 -- High Street Blues (2020)
(Music Venue Trust)
French Girls -- Crazy Yo! (2013)
Candy Smokes -- Ya Ya Ya (2021)
The Jack Cades -- Where To Go (2020)
The Mudd Club -- Bored To Death (2021)
David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels -- The Songs That Changed Our Lives (Feat. Eddie Argos) (2021)

The Mudd Club - Bottle Blonde

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March 6, 2021

Modcast #473: Look Sharp with guest Oliver Orton

I'm joined this week by Sharp Class (formerly Subculture) frontman, mod singer and songwriter, Oliver Orton. Listen as we discuss the band's names, their latest single, their videos, some of Oliver's fave songs and more.

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Sharp Class -- Ready To Go
Sharp Class -- Gimme Some Lovin
The Kinks -- Waterloo Sunset
Shirley Ellis -- Soul Time
The Jam --Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?
Oliver Orton -- Days
Subculture (Sharp Class) -- Young
Subculture (Sharp Class) -- Sound of Truth

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Subculture (Sharp Class) --  Kids Don't Dance

February 25, 2021

Modcast #472: More Sounds Of Now

Here are 20 tracks, the sounds of now, guaranteed to perk up your ears, all perfect for your listening pleasure. 

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Star Collector -- Green Eyes
Heatwaves -- Tell Me What You See
The Sound of Pop Art -- Stop The World
The Devonns -- Come Back
Rich Arithmetic - Girl's Reply
The Gabriels -- Loose Canyon
Emperor Penguin -- Talk To Me (feat. Orbis Max)
The Airport 77s -- Christine's Coming Over
Linnea's Garden -- Non-dramatic Breakup Song
The Brothers Steve -- Carry Me
The Viewers - You're The Loser
Hayley & The Crushers -- Jacaranda
The Stents -- Undone
The Cheap Cassettes -- Lil' Bit Everyday
The Battlebeats -- Stitch Your Heart Up
Drool Brothers -- Go Go GoGo
Jim Basnight -- New Guitar In Town 

Star Collector -- Rip It Off

Linnea's Garden- Non-Dramatic Breakup Song

The Gabriels - Loose Canyon

February 13, 2021

Modcast #471: DJ Parka Pat's Got You Covered

Record collector and Mod DJ extraordinaire, Parka Pat the man from the Parka Avenue Blog and the Addicted to the Needle podcast, brings some of his rare 45's to the modcast. Specifically, he's sharing some great cover versions of classic tracks. And, as a special bonus for the modcast faithful he brings us an exclusive, a 45 single that isn't available to listen to anywhere else. Big thanks for that! Join us as we talk about record collecting, DJing, scooter trips and all things mod. 
(Cover photo courtesy of Patrick Foisy)

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Be sure to check out DJ Parka Pat's cool podcast all about record collecting and mod music: On Facebook at Addicted to the Needle - The Podcast Where A Vinyl Addict Meets His Dealer. And on Podomatic.  

I remember seeing this great, but crazy, documentary when it premiered at EMP here in Seattle, juast as it was first released back in 2000. There's a point where they talk bout a CD collection and I remember thinking to myself, I think he means OCD collection.

Alan Zweig's VINYL

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January 14, 2021

Modcast #470: 20 From 2020


Kicking off 2021 with the obligatory best of 2020. And yes there were some bests in 2020, especially when it came to music. Here then are some of my favorite tracks from last year. Have a listen, knock back a cold something or other, and get ready for the next 12 months of musical mayhem. Cheers friends!

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The Sharp Class -- Ready To Go
Subsetters -- Promises & Misery
The Spitfires -- Tear This Place Right Down
The Speedways -- Good Girls Don't Break Hearts
Young Fresh Fellows -- Young Mod's Last Ride
The Yum Yums -- Baby Baby Baby
X -- Star Chambered
Lunchbox -- The Academy
The Magic Gang -- Make Time For Change
The Everettes -- things You Do
Joel Sarakula -- Midnight Driver
The Sound of Pop Art -- Velvet Nights
Muck & The Mires -- She Blocked My Number
Herzog -- I'm Being Replaced
Kid Gulliver -- I Wanna Be A Popstar
It's Karma It's Cool -- bubblegum Monsters
Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes -- In My Backyard
The Sunchymes -- Emily Layne
Diamond Hands -- Hide Away
The Regrettes -- What Am I Gonna Do Today

Sharp Class Livestream

Bonus Set

Block 33 -- Broken By Design

Outtacontroller -- Operator

Ed Ryan -- Even Time

The Chats -- Do What I Want

The Incurables -- Glam

Hi-End -- Lookin' For Some Kicks

Suave Martyrs -- Straight A's

The Adam Brown -- Hummin' Around