May 15, 2022

Modcast #514: Late To The Party

You're late to the party, but lucky for you Mr. Suave's party never ends. Mary Queen of Cosmos joins me this week to talk about being late to musical parties, and the joy of discovering something new to you no matter how old it might be.

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Oddisee -- That's Love (2015)
Le Tigre -- Friendship Station (1999)
Elastica -- Connection (1995)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Maps (2003)
Lady Wray -- Through It All (2022)
Yola -- Break The Bough (2021)
DJ Blinky Bill -- Mungu Halali (2018)
The Moondogs -- Who's Gonna Tell Mary (1980)
Shonen Knife -- Catch Your Bus (1998)
Star Collector -- Play A New Song (2006)
Soft Cell -- Say Hello Wave Goodbye (1982)

THE MOONDOGS - SHE'S 19 from Granada TVs MOONDOGS MATINEE


Elastica - Waking Up


Shonen Knife - "Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)"


May 7, 2022

Modcast #513: Speed Zone Ahead

When I began putting this modcast together all the songs were pretty short, sharp and speedy. I rounded it out with some other great tracks that may not be speed monsters, but they can definitely keep up with the pace.

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The Mads -- (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace Love & Understanding (2022)
Dirt Royal -- Shoot Me Now (2022)
Shake Some Action -- Neurotic Psychotic (2022)
The Wigs - Ono (1981)
Ready Steady -- California Girls (1981)
Pretty Matty -- Silver (2020)
Brat Farrar -- Come Back To You (2020)
JER -- Clout Chasers (2022)
The Fantastic Fellinis -- I'm Alive (2021)
Mimi & The Miseries -- Stop Following Me 'Round (2022)
Drool Brothers -- Cool Kids (2022)
Alien Nose Job -- Kings Gambit (2021)
Transporter -- Kids On The Run (1982)
Echo & The Bunnymen -- Do It Clean (1980)
The On & Ons -- Get Your Kicks (2021)
Red Sleeping Beauty -- Windy (1988)

Bonus Third Set

Dirt Royal - It Was You


The Fantastic Fellinis - Nightmare


Dizzy Box Nine - 17 Seconds


DM3 - 1 Time, 2 Times Devastated


Gabriel's Dawn - I Don't Believe (In The Summer of Love)


The Creeps - Oh, I Like It!

The Corner laughers - Bells of El Camino



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April 23, 2022

Modcast #512: Power Pop Talk with Kid Gulliver's Simone Berk

This time around I'm joined by Boston, veteran power pop outfit Kid Gulliver's lead singer, Simone Berk to talk about the band, what makes a good song, and she schools me on some of Boston's power pop history.

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Speakeasy -- She's Got It All (2013)
Kid Gulliver -- I Wanna Be A Popstar (2020)
The Primitives -- Crash! (1986)
The Muffs -- Sad Tomorrow (1995)
Shonen Knife -- Buttercup (I'm A Super Girl) (2019)
Speedfossil -- Luckiest Man In The World (2021)
The Neighborhoods -- Pure And Easy
Kid Gulliver -- Carousel (2018)
Kid Gulliver -- Gimme Some Go (2021)

Kid Gulliver Bandcamp
Red on Red Records


Kid Gulliver - Stupid Little Girl


Kid Gulliver - You'll Never Know


Kid Gulliver - Beauty School Dropout

The Neighborhoods "Prettiest Girl" & "No Place Like Home"


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April 16, 2022

Modcast #511: Yet Another Funky Bowlful Of Soul

Are you ready for me to sock it to you with another bowlful of soul?

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The Jimmy Castor Bunch -- Troglodyte (1974)
Durand Jones & The Indications -- The Way That I Do (2021)
Soul Revivers -- Gone Are The Days (2022)
Lady Wray -- Let It Go (2016)
Gizelle Smith -- Superstar (2022)
The Dip -- Apollonia (2022)
Emma Noble with Nick Corbin -- Back On Track (2022)

Jamie & The Numbers -- Boys Don't Cry (2022)
Ikebe Shakedown -- Adonai (2022)
Cheery Boop & The SoundMakers -- I Wan To Give You My Everything (2014)
Freddi / Henchi & The Soul Setters -- Cartoon People (1975)
Judy Street -- What (1968)
Tom Jones -- If I Only Knew (1994)
Lexsoul Dancemachine -- Beef Grinder (2016)

Bonus Third Set

Soft Cell -- What


Terri Walker - Already Told Ya

Marta Ren -- Light My Fire


Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Keep on Looking


The Feedbacks - Destination Unknown


Tanika Charles - Love Overdue


Lady Wray - Under The Sun


The Jimmy Castor Bunch


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April 9, 2022

Modcast #510: Play Loud

If your speakers go to 11 then crank 'em up. This week's the show is packed with mostly new music, hip tracks all.

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Corduroy -- Play Loud (1997)
T.C. Folkpunk -- Based On The Evidence (2022)
Hayley & The Crushers -- Lust To Love (2022)
The Stanleys -- Kids Gonna Rock (2017)
The Shivvies -- Have My Heart (2021)
The Real Sickies -- Going Through Changes (2021)
The Chelsea Curve -- Do All The Things (2022)
Kid Gulliver -- Stupid Little Girl (2021)
Descendents -- Tired Of Being Tired (2022)

Michael Simmons -- Mumbo Jumbo (2022)
The Screens -- Chicky Varda (2020)
Tom Robinson Band -- 2-4-6-8 Motorway (1979)
Chime School -- Dead Saturdays (2020)
Lunchbox -- Dream Parade (2020)
Juliana Hatfield -- Nightmary (2021)
Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes (2011)
The Chats -- Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist) (2022)

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Bonus Third Set

The Screens -- Jennifer Jones


The Cute Lepers - "So Screwed Up"


Doctor And The Medics - Spirit In The Sky


Boys Wonder - Goodbye Jimmy Dean, Hotrod & Interview MTVE 11/04/88


E.G. Daily - We Got The Beat


Radio Birdman - Burn My Eye


The Jolt - I Can't Wait

Ingrates - Don't Wanna Work


April 1, 2022

Modcast #509: Straight Ahead with The Chelsea Curve

Modcast 509 The chelsea Curve
Great show lined up for you with a few blasts from the past, and lots of new music as well. Not least of which comes courtesy of one of the best bands on the scene these days, Boston's own The Chelse Curve. Their debut album All The Things is just out now (pick it up on their Bandcamp page), and no surprise it totally rocks. The Chelsea Curve join me on the modcast to talk musical inspirations and other such stuff so tune in and enjoy.

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Sports Team -- Happy (God’s Own Country) (2022)
The Clash -- I'm Not Down (1979)
The Buzzcocks -- I Don't Mind (1979)
The Chelsea Curve -- Inconceivable (2021)
The Chelsea Curve -- Top It Up (2021)
Frigate -- My Baby Lied (2000)

Len Price 3 -- She Came Out Of The Sun (2022)
The Courettes -- R.I.N.G.O. (2022)
Flatliners -- Infinite Wisdom (2017)
Christian Blunda -- Hyperblaster (2022)
Watts -- Shady (2021)

Bonus Third Set
The Chelsea Curve - "Jamie C'Mon"


Tom Robinson Band - Long Hot Summer


Soul Revivers -- The Underground (2022)


Durand Jones & The Indications


Frank Popp Ensemble - Breakaway


Modus - Club Soul Magic


The Music Machine - Masculine Intuition


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March 25, 2022

Modcast #508: Mod, Mod, Mod & More Mod

Modcast #508Sixteen years of modcasting and I've never done a show like this one. This is a the mondo moddest of all modcasts. So far. Ton of great songs, mod songs all with no exceptions. Check it out you might find a few surprises.

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The Gretschmen -- The Theme From Mondo Mod (1967)
Innocenti -- We Are The Mods (2008)
Young Fresh Fellows - A Young Mod's Last Ride (2020)
Eleanor Rigby -- Mod Girls (1985)
Misty Woods -- Mod Boy (1997)
The Untouchables -- Mod Knights (1981)
Television Personalities -- I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod (1995)

The Targets -- Mods Dançam Sós (2019)
Terry Tonik -- A Little Mod (1979)
Stanley Road -- Street Fighting Mods (2011)
The Jam -- All Mod Cons (1978)
Chico Hamilton -- For Mods Only (1966)
Jack & The Mods -- The Jack Mod Kick (2016)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies -- Modsquadrophenia (1996)
RAF -- New Mod Song (2019)

Bonus Third Set

Mondo Mod (1967)


The Co-Stars -- Beat Goes On


Eleanor Rigby -- Eleanor Rigby


Jamie and The Numbers - You Don't Love Me


Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone


The Users -- It's Not True


Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor Put Your Boots On


Purple Hearts - My Life's A Jigsaw



March 16, 2022

Modcast #507: Beat Party Time

MOdcast #507
Whether it's power pop, garage rock, new wave, old wave, any wave it's time to get out on the dance floor and work it on out. Another mod friendly mix of new and old tunes to get you through the day.

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Star Collector -- Morningstar (1999)
Kerosene Stars -- Hearts (2022)
Trevor Blendour -- Falling In Love (2022)
The Shang Hi Los -- Billy (2022)
Drool Brothers -- Alice (2022)
A Permanent Shadow -- Humdrum (2022)
Tina & The Total Babes -- All About Makin' Out (2001)

The Dip -- Apollonia (2022)
Soul Express -- Determination Pt. 1 (2015)
Ursula 1000 Feat. Emma Noble -- Gimme A Sign (2022)
The Kooks -- Ooh La (2006)
The Spitfires -- Did You Have To Go (2022)
The Flechettes -- Ink & Gold (2021)
Orbis Max -- You Sold Tomorrow (2021)

Bonus Third Set

Anton Barbeau -- Rain, Rain


Rude Boy George - Dancehall Days


The Spitfires - Life Worth Living


General Public -- Never You Don That


Speedfossil - You Got a Lot of Nerve


The Chats - Can You (Point Your Fingers and do the Twist)


The Monday Club - Time Ticks Away


Thee Jenerators -- Mystery Man


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March 2, 2022

Modcast #506: You're All I've Got Tonight

Modcast #506Mr. Suave is rested, ready, and talking about himself in the third person, as he drops a musical mayhem bomb on you. Lots of good music coming your way, so download, turn on, and tune in.

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Soda Cracker Jesus -- My Anthem (2022)
The Pulsebeats -- Life Is A Movie (2022)
The Control Freaks -- ICU (2021)
Caroline & The Treats -- Me & My Vibrator (2018)
The Len Price 3 -- Ready To Cry (2022)
Velvet Starlings -- Bitter Pills (2019)
Foxboro Hot Tubs -- Sally (2008)
Material Issue -- Trouble (1991)
I Don't Know How But They Found Me -- Nobody Likes The Opening Band (2020)

Reaction Formation -- Galesburg Bound (1986)
The Veras -- In My Mind (2020)
The Refelctors -- All Made Up (2021)
Jim Lindberg -- Good Enough (2021)
Lily Konigsberg -- That's The Way I Like It (2021)
Emperor Penguin -- Belgravia Affair (2021)
The Erratix -- When Will It End (2021)
The Drums -- I Don't Know How To Love (2011)
James Sullivan -- Lea Bridge (2021)


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Bonus Third Set

The Spitfires -- Did You Have To Go


I Don't Know How But They Found Me -- Boys Don't Cry


Taxi Boys -- Bad To Worse


Thee Attacks -- So Cold


Rickey Andrews -- Chances Are Your Dance Is Mine


The Inciters -- Manifesto


Danny Wilkerson and Lannie Flowers with Orbis Max -- One Of A Kind


The Vice - Singing Around




February 5, 2022

Modcast #505: So Fresh And So Clean

From beginning to end, the music on this week's modcast is so fresh and so clean. All new music to indulge your ears. What are you waiting for?

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Tony Valentino -- Barracuda (2022)
Len Price 3 -- Hippies (2021)
St. Jimi Sebastian Cricket Club -- Until We Meet Again (2021)
The Pre-Amps -- Doesn't Change (2021)
Lee Harrington & Lynda Mandolyn -- Sweet Child (2021)
Bilk -- Bad News (2021)
The Linda Lindas -- Oh! (2022)
Brad Marino -- Gil, I Want You (2022)
J Prozac -- Mandy (2022)

Shanda & The Howlers -- Want You Anyway (2022)
The Reflectors -- Carry On (2021)
The Mike Bell Cartel -- Wait! (2021)
Speedfossil -- Luckiest Man In The World (2021)
Rumble Strip -- Adam West (2021)
Action City -- The Lines You Blur (2021)
Too Much Saturn -- Life On Repeat (2022)
Cameronoise -- Windmills (2021)
Spygenius -- Is That Love (2021)

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Bonus Third Set

The Linda Lindas - "Oh!"

The Laissez Fairs - Sunshine Tuff


Bilk - Love Is No Easy Game


St. Jimi Sebastian Cricket Club -I Still Get The Calls


Chime School - It's True


The Mike Bell Cartel - Million Years


Lily Konigsberg - That's the Way I Like It


The Grip Weeds - Strawberry Fields Forever (Live At Daryl's House)


Dany Laj and The Looks - Sweet Pretender


Screeching Weasel - Never Been In Love



January 30, 2022

Modcast #504: The Year Of The Cover

Maybe it's the pandemic, being in lockdown, self quarantining, or just the stress of it all, who knows; but, whatever it is the past couple of years have seen a slew of cool cover songs. So, here I am delivering to your hungry ears some of the best covers of 2021.

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Paul Stanley's Soul Station -- Baby I Need Your Loving (The Four Tops)
Cheap Cassettes -- Your I's Are Too Close Together (The Elevators)
Pavid Vermin -- Shout Your Lungs Out (Doug & The Beets)
Brad Marino -- Indian Giver (1910 Fruitgum Company)
Jim Basnight -- Rebel Kind (The Modernettes)
Velvet Starlings -- Stepping Stone (The Monkees)
Checkered Hearts -- My Best Friend's Girl (The Cars)
K-OS -- Just What I Needed (The Cars)

The Corner Laughers -- Shadow Dancing (Andy Gibb)
Kid Gulliver -- I Started A Joke (The Bee Gees)
Bart Mendoza -- Different Drum (Linda Rondstadt and The Stone Poneys)
The Armoires -- Sense Working Overtime (XTC)
Irene Peña -- Tonight We Fly (20/20)
Sharp Class -- Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group)
Go Mod Go -- Send Me A Postcard (Shocking Blue)

A few of the covers modcasts from the vaults:
Modcast #166: Mr. Suave's Got You Covered
Modcast #167 Classic Songs Ska'd For Life
Modcast #168: Under Cover of Lounge
Modcast #280: Get Under The Covers With Me Baby
Modcast #396: They Got You Covered
Modcast #464: Who Did It Better?

Bonus Third Set

Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Small Faces - Here Comes The Nice


Rapture - Emily Capell


Purple Hearts - Can't Help Thinking About Me


Nostalgia 77 Feat Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army


Supergrass - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)


No Doubt - It's My Life


The Hot Rats - (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)


Green Day - My Generation


Mad Parade - Mothers Little Helper


Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra - You Oughta Know


Dynamite Hack - Boyz In The Hood


Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn



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January 16, 2022

Modcast #503: Mr. Suave's Faves Of 2021

It's that time again, time for the annual look back at last year's best. Every year I stumble across some great tunes that stub my ear. So, here are the tracks that caught my ear in 2021. Sit back, relax and let the music take you away.

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The Chelsea Curve -- All In Time
Catbite -- Excuse Me Miss
Pale Lips -- Candy Song
The Forty Nineteens -- You've Got Stardust In Your Eyes
The Rugs -- My Love Is Bad
Brent Seavers -- Me And My Melancholy face
The Peppermint Kicks -- The Morning Girls
Cold Expectations -- In The Padlocked Night
Star Collector -- Cayenne & Caramel
The Brothers Steve -- Get On Up
Portable Radio -- Should've Bounced
Go Mod Go -- Look At Me!
Emma Noble -- Table Dancers
The Solid Bond -- Son Of A Tailor
The James Clark Institute -- Better Than I Remember
Angel Du$t -- All The Way Dumb

Star Collector - The Silent Type