December 24, 2022

Modcast #527: Ready! Steady! Go Ho-Ho-Ho!

Christmas time is here again! Settle in for a long winters modcast Christmas office party as DJ Ken joins me in sharing a big ol' sleigh full of Christmas tunes.

Listen Now

Launch Control - My Name Is Santa, And I'm A Punk Rocker (2016)
Backyard Superheroes - Coal in My Stockings (2022)
Make Like Monkeys - Blow Up Christmas (2019)
Weeklings - Christmas Day (2021)
Lisa Mychols & Super 8 - Santa Please (2022)
The Dollyrots - Christmas Time With You (2022)
Vista Blue - Why Is the Carpet All Wet, Todd 92022)
The Voltz - Do You Remem ber Christmas (2022)
Spearmint - Santa Lives In My Building (2021)
Marginals - Merry Christmas, You Ain't Missed Much (2022)
The Flirtations - Christmas Time Is Here Again (1968)
Beatophonics - A Very Merry Christmas (2020)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Can Tell When Christmas Is Near (1970)

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Bonus Third Set Of Christmas Cheer

Vista Blue - Kmart Christmas 1979

The Linda Lindas – Groovy Xmas

Cameronoise - And A Star On Top Of It All

David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels - Winter Tragedy

The Offspring - Bells Will Be Ringing (Please Come Home For Christmas)

December 17, 2022

Modcast #526: 2022 Modcast Christmas Invitational

Every year I send out a decree for the coolest of the cool, the moddest of the mods and rockers to gather and deliver their yuletithe. This year's invitational is packed with their faves, their originals and more. Who wants to sock Springsteen in the face? Yule find out. Who doubled down with two, that's right count 'em two favorite Christmas tracks? Yule find out. Who penned up some original seasonal sounds? Yule find out. And I'm throwing in a few picks of my own along the way. Mull some wine, nog some eggs, dawn you ugliest sweater and get ready to get merry.

Listen Now

The Drool Brothers: Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
The Airport 77s: Dave LaCrone and the Mistletones - O Come All You Faithful
Chelsea Curve: Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66 - The Christmas Song; The Dickies - Silent Night
Mr. Suave: Squirrel Nut Zippers - Sleigh Ride
The Question: Phil Cusimano - Snowball
Kid Gulliver: Bruce Springsteen*- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Dot Dash: Three Wise Men AKA XTC - Thanks For Christmas
The Adam Brown: Bing Crosby - Christmas In Kilarney
Mr. Suave: Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Ring Those Christmas Bells
Cameronoise: John Lennon - Happy Xmas War Is Over
Mr. Suave: The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

November 20, 2022

Modcast #525: Soul Transfusion

Northern soul has infused, and been transfused into all manner of music. It's a foundational part of the mod scene, and well everything else in music as well it turns out. So, thought I'd single out a few interesting byways and sideways of northern soul.

Listen Now

10,000 Maniacs -- Few And Far Between (1992)
Hello -- Tell Him (1978)
The B-Team -- All I Ever Wanted (1985)
Soft Cell -- What (1982)
JoBoxers -- Just Got Lucky (1983)
Banarama -- State I'm In (1984)
Naked Eyes -- Always Something There To Remind Me (1982)
Jamie & The Numbers -- Boys Don't Cry (2021)

Spearmint -- Sweeping The Nation (1999)
ABC -- Viva Love (2016)
Ben Pirani -- Light Of My Life (2018)
Paul Stanley's Soul Station -- I, Oh I (2021)
Miles Kane -- Caroline (2022)
Emma Noble feat. Nick Corbin -- We Gonna Live Forever (2022)
Bruce Springsteen -- Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (2022)
The Stranglers -- Walk On By (1978)

Bonus Third Set

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Pizzicato Five - Sweet Soul Revue

Miles Kane - Nothing's Ever Gonna Be Good Enough (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)

Frank Popp Ensemble - TORN UP

Men of North Country - Mirror Man

Haircut 100 - Love Plus One

Dexys Midnight Runners - Seven Days Too Long

The Style Council - Shout To The Top

The Three O'Clock - When Lightning Starts

Andrew Kingslow - Crossed the Borderline

November 16, 2022

The Ghosts of Modcast Christmas Invitationals Past

Christmas is when friends and family gather to share the joy of the season. Oh, and to bitch at each other out about stuff. We try to keep that at a minimum here. Sadly.

The Modcast Invitationsls
[Updated 2022]

Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves (Original modcast invitational)
The first ever modcast invitational with The Bang, The Ice Cream Man, The School, Warren Peace and more.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #287: Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Light the lights, trim the tree, shake up some holiday concoctions and hear from mod bands, bloggers, DJs from around the world as they share their fave tracks.
Listen now

Modcast #316: Mr. Suave's 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Wherein I'm once again joined by the likes of Penny Lane, RAF, Paradise, Warren Peace, The Ice Cream Man and many more sharing their favorite seasonal sounds.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #346: 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
This is the 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational. As I do each year I've sent out a decree to mod bands, DJs, bloggers, and podcasters that they present themselves for holiday inspection. Got a group of folks this year with some really great songs, a few classics, a couple of real gems. Inspector 12 says they passed with flying colors. Listen now.

Modcast #501: 2021 Christmas Invitational
This holiday modcast is a show for music lovers, so if you're not one you're listening to the wrong podcast. Listen now.

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November 6, 2022

Modcast #524: Fun Fun Fun

Get your radio blasting and we'll go cruising just as fast as we can now. All new music coming your way on this week's typical two set modcast, and don't miss the bonus third set of songs below.

Listen now

Dot Dash -- Forever Far Out (2022)
Popular Creeps -- From The Past (2022)
The Twenty Twos -- Feel Alive (2005)
Screaching Weasel -- My Favorite Nightmare (2022)
Judy & the Jerks -- California (2022) The Fastbacks -- Vacation (2022)
Candymouse -- King Of The Pricks (2022)
Sharp Class -- Tales Of A Teenage Mind (2022)

Mike Bell Cartel -- (I Can't Live Up To Your) Hallucinations (2022)
The Magnificent -- I Gotta Find Me Somebody (2022)
Kid Gulliver -- Nothing But Trouble (2022)
Super Genius -- Laugh With Me (2022)
Raised On TV -- Around The Sun (2022)
Amoeba Teen -- Just Not That Into You (2022)
The Figgs -- Hot Vice (2022)
Hayley Mary -- The Drip (2021)
Orbis Max -- Elvis Has Left The Building (2022)

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Bonus Third Set

Bus Stop Lovers - On Fire

Hayley Mary - Fall In Love

Odd Numbers - From Cradle to Grave

Mousefolk - Sleepwalk

Popular Creeps - Black And Blue

Geoff Palmer - I Want What I Want When I Want It

Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout

November 2, 2022

Modcast #523: Mr. Suave's Block Party

modcast #523Where my party people at? Crank up the stereo because we're going to rock the block on the modcast this week with some new tunes as well as a few golden oldies.

Listen Now

The Leopards -- Block Party (1986)
The Step -- It Ain't Nothing But A House Party (1980)
Day Dreems -- The Bad Old Days (2022)
Acid Moon And The Pregnant Sun -- I love You (2020)
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott -- I Drove Her Away With My Tears (2022)
Ceremony -- You'll Never Know (2019)
The B-52s -- Party Out Of Bounds (1980)
Drool Brothers -- Attaboy Luther (2022)

Gerald V. Casale -- I'm Gonna Pay You Back (2021)
The Briefs -- Bad Vibrations (2019)
The Fleshtones -- American Beat (1984)
The Excessories -- Teenage Daydream (2001)
The Erratix -- When Will It End (2021)
Susan -- Now I Know Why (2019)
Brad Marino -- Dream Last Night (2022)
Nipper & The Seaturtles -- Looks A Great Deal Like A Turtle (2004)

Bonus Third Set

The Leopards -- Psychadelic Boy

The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing

Ian Dury and The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

The Count Five - Peace of Mind

The Flies - House of love

The Black Hollies - Run With Me Run

The Fireballs - Bottle of Wine

Christmas is coming like it or not

No other way to put it, Halloween's over. Christmas is lurking just around the corner. That means it's time to heat up the mulled wine, mix up some peppermint cocktails, and plan another modcast Christmas office party.

To do that I need a heads up on any and all new holiday tunes and seasonal albums. So, singers, bands, songwriters and such let me know if you've got any holiday releases coming be sure to let me know. Hit me up on social or drop me a line at

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October 16, 2022

Modcast #522: Mod Pop Rock

Modcast 522The modcast is back with a biff bang pow of 1980s power poppin' mod friendly rock and roll. Thanks some old mates reminiscing with me I've come up with a whole bunch of really great songs including some rarities, some more obscure stuff, but also a few more familiar things as well. Get to listenin'.

Listen Now

The Absolute Beginners -- Southern Beat (1984)
Radio Radio -- Signed With A Star (1983)
The Girls -- Beg Your Pardon (1988)
The colors -- Popstar (1982)
The Verdix -- Lookin' Around (1981)
Linda and the Dark -- Where Have All The Good Times Gone (1981)
The Indicators -- No Age For Love (1982)
Manual Scan -- Nothing Can Be Everything (1986)

The Dazzlers -- Heartdrop (1979)
The Donkeys -- Don't Go (1981)
Dirty Looks -- Let Go (1981)
Smart Alec -- Do What I Have To (1980)
Tranzista -- Roll On Friday (198?)
The Secrets -- I Can Dance Better (1982)
The Fictions -- I Let Go (1980)
The Corsairs -- Today (1984)
The Young Lords -- Big Burden (1980)

Bonus Third Set

Smart Alec - Scooter Boys

Linda and the Dark - Horror Movies

Zero-One! - You're The One

The Rats - Can't Stand Back

The Spikes - Tell It On

The Cold - Do The Dance

Division 4 - Stop Dreaming

The Rave - Take Me To The Movies!

October 8, 2022

Takin' You Out To The Ballgame

It's time for playoff baseball, and even the Mariners are in it this year! Who'da thunk it? I've got a modcast in the works, but not quite ready for the big leagues yet. Soon though. In the meantime I'm dusting off a few old baseball modcasts so you have something to listen to between innings.

Modcast #337: The Fall Classics (2015)

Modcast #405: Play Ball wtih Mike from Vista Blue (2018)

Modcast #494: The Triple Play (2021)

Goo Goo Dolls - Take Me Out To The Ball Game

September 18, 2022

Modcast #521: Sounds Alive

Modcast #521 Sounds AliveSummer is dead. Long live fall. And long live good music. Got lots of great new music from lots of cool bands on this modcast. Sit back, relax, and let the sounds breathe new life into your ears.

Listen Now

The Fabulous Heydays -- Cut From A Different Cloth (2021)
Reptalians -- I Feel Fine (2022)
South Croyden -- She Likes It Like That (2022)
Karen -- Leave This Town (2022)
Librarians With Hickeys -- I Better Get Home (2022)
The Happy Somethings -- Not In This Life (2022)
Janelane -- Another Drug (2022)
The Young Hasselhoffs -- Quiet (2022)
The Airport 77s -- One Good Thing About Summer (2022)
Muck & The Mires -- Beat Revolution (2022)
The Legendary Swagger -- One And Done (2022)
Sandy Dish -- Conspiracy Mum (2022)
Thick -- Happiness (2022)
R.M.F.C. -- Access (2022)
Mad Mojo Jett -- Hard To Be Broken (2022)
The Smithereens -- Out Of This World (2022)

Bonus Third Set

Roxx Revolt & the Velvets - Supersonica Girl

Martha - Baby, Does Your Heart Sink?

Mad Mojo Jett - Missing Stairs

Thick - Tell Myself

Stars Like Ours - High

The Shook Ups - Burden On Me

The Figgs - Hot Vice

The Figgs - Favorite Shirt & Wasted Pretty

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September 5, 2022

Modcast #520: Blue-Skied Soul

modcast 520 blue-skied soulI'm back! That's right modcast lovers, like it or not I am back after a slightly longer vacation than usual. Just like Richard Milhouse Nixon, I'm tanned, rested and ready. So, naturally I flashback to 1968 when music was being mixed into new shapes and forms, often by older stars who were desperate to stay relevant. But also by up and comers looking to hit it big with a sort of bubblegum pop aimed at teens and their rapidly expanding wallets.

So you get some pretty cool, and pretty interesting music in the roughly five year period of '67 to '71. Much of that was America's easy, breezy version of blue-eyed soul. Known as sunshine pop, I've always said it could just as easily been called blue-skied soul as it was so tied to California blue skies, with bits of soul, psych and folk mixed in with a sort of sun and fun vibe.

Listen Now

Avant Garde -- Naturally Stoned (1968)
Millennium -- Sing To Me (1968)
The Cyrkle -- Squeeze Play (1970)
Strawberry Alarm Clock -- Sit With The Guru (1968)
The Yellow Balloon -- Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (1968)
The Fun And Games -- The Grooviest Girl In The World (1968)
Status Cymbal -- Lovin' Day (1967)
Carole King -- It's Too late (1971)
Harumi -- Hunters Of Heaven (1968)

Sonny & Cher -- In Case You're In Love (1967)
The Nazz -- Not Wrong In Love (1969)
The Five Americans -- Sound Of Love (1967)
The Grass Roots -- Temptation Eyes (1969)
American Breed -- Cool It (We're Not Alone) (1969)
The Alan Copeland Singers -- You're More Fun (1969)
Jack Jones -- Pretty, For Me (1968)
Nancy & Frank Sinatra -- Life Is A Trippy Thing (1971)
The 5th Dimension -- One Less Bell To Answer (1970)

Bonus Third Set
The Young Generation - Pretty For Me

The Partridge Family - Let The Good Times In

Freda Payne - Band Of Gold

Chicago Transit Authority - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

The Turtles - Guide For The Married Man

The Carpenters - They Long To Be (Close To You)

Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come

July 19, 2022

Modcast #519: Modcast & Chill Out

Cool off with some scorching hot music.

Listen Now
(Link Tree)

Graham Day -- All That You Became (2022)
Nick Frater -- Love Heist (2022)
The Babe Rainbow -- Johnny Says Stay Cool (2017)
Billy Sullivan -- Overcome (2022)
Flamingoes -- Scenester (1995)
Liam Gallagher -- I'm Free (2022)
Vista Blue -- So Tuff (2022)

The James Taylor Quartet -- The New Money Spyder (2022)
The Freedom Affair -- Outta My Mind (2020)
Sister Cookie -- Crucify (2021)
Daytoner -- Shout Love (2022)
Alex Opal -- Telling You Lies (2019)
My Friend Joe -- Things You Said (2022)
Sunzoom -- The Happy Fly (2022)
The Jacksonians -- California Dreamin' (1973)

Bonus Third Set

Babe Rainbow - Rainbow Rock

Babe Rainbow - Morning Song

Nick Frater - Dancing With A Gertrude

Sparks - I Wish You Were Fun

The Hanging Stars - Black Light Night

Natalie Sweet - He's so Strange

RAF - Nothing Seems To Fit

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July 8, 2022

Modcast #518: Just Monkeeing Around

The Modcast turns into a Monkeecast this week. Top to bottom this show is all pre-fab four. Related at least. The Monkees were constructed no doubt. But what a construction.

Listen Now

This modcast is a first. In 16 years I've never done a show focusing on just one band. The closest I ever came was back in 2020 when I did a whole modcast featuring bands that sounded a lot like The Style Council, Modcast #459: In The Style Of. But this one is different. This focuses on the Monkees music and you'll get a few of their lesser known tracks along the way, as well as some of the members later solo material, and then some interesting covers of Monkees songs and songs clearly inspired by and sampling the Monkees. So buckle up baby it's gonna be quite a ride. Let's go monkey around.

The Monkees -- [I'd Go The] Whole Wide World (1987)
The Monkees -- Ditty Diego (rehearsal take) (1968)
Micky Dolenz -- Piston Power (1998)
Peter Tork & Jerry Lee Stanley -- Milkshake (1994)
Davy Jones -- Girl (The Brady Bunch appearance) (1972)
Davy Jones -- Mr. Wong Theme Song (2004)
The Monkees -- Long Title Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (1970)
The Monkees -- Oh My My (stereo remix) (1970)
The Monkees -- Steam Engine (alternate mono remix) (1982)

Carole King -- Pleasant Valley Sunday (2005)
The Grip Weeds -- The Porpoise Song (2021)
The Four Tops -- Daydream Believer (1969)
David Sanborn and Cassandra Wilson -- Last Train To Clarksville (1999)
The New Monkees -- Burnin' Desire (1987)
Run DMC -- Mary, Mary (1984)
The Monkees -- Zilch (stereo mix) (1967)
Del The Funky Homosapien -- Mistadobalina (1991)
The Untouchables -- (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone [Live] (1985)

Third Set (coming momentarily)
(Youtube playlist)

Barbi & The Kens - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Merton Parkas - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Krewmen - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Liverpool Five - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Black Velvet Flag - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Intruder - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

The Farm - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Micky Dolenz & the American Metropole Orchestra - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Sex Pistols - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

PJ & Duncan - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Velvet Starlings - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Holophonics - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Vibravoid - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

The Flies - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Modern Rocketry - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Minor Threat - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Paul Revere & The Raiders - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

The Trashmen - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

The Queers - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

State of Alert - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

The Voodudes - [I'm Not Your] Stepping Stone

Peter Tork - [I'm Not Your] Steppin' Stone

June 21, 2022

Modcast #517: Survivor Syndrome

Modcast #517 I survived Covid and am back in the saddle and ready to ride. Come on along for some cool, mod friendly tunage.

Listen Now

The B-Team -- All I Ever Wanted (1985)
The Daylilies -- Ode To TV (2022)
I Monster & People Soup -- Beat The Drum (2013)
The Vandals -- Lady Killer (1982)
The Adam Brown -- Get Up (2020)
The Yellowhead Project -- Too Much Is Goin' On (2021)
The Colourfield -- Pushing Up The Daisies (1985)
Spygenius -- Sky-Pie, Century 21 (2022)

The Pre-Amps -- With My Baby (2021)
Los Pepes -- Small Time (2022)
The Schizophonics -- Black To Comm (2020)
Starter Jackets -- Outer Reaches (2022)
The DollyRots -- Alone Again, Naturally (2022)
Bay City Rollers -- Rock'n'Roll Love Letter (1976)
Exploding Flowers -- Stumbling Blocks (2020)

Bonus Third Set

Stone Foundation - Outside Looking In

The B-52s - Big Bird - Live Dortmund 1983

DollSquad (Live March 2021)

The Coolies - King of Confusion

Los Pepes - Anecdotes

The Tambles - Crying Still

The Control Freaks "F.B.I."

June 6, 2022

Modcast #516: Pick Your Poison

Here's your counternmeasure to crappy music. Lotsa cool, new rock and roll for you on this week's modcast, as well as a few cool throwbacks nestled in there just for fun. You'll feel better in no time.

Listen Now

The Legendary Swagger -- She (2022)
The Chelsea Curve -- Nuthin' Going On (2022)
The Living Dolls -- She's On My Mind (2019)
The Three O'Clock -- Fall To The Ground (1983)
Cindy Lawson -- I'm Not The Only One (2022)
The Darts -- Shit Show (2022)
The Wylde Gooms -- You Did Me Wrong (2022)
The Purple Hearts -- Let's Get A Burger Man (1985)

Marc Platt -- Sweetest Sound (2018)
The Sadies -- Stop And Start (2022)
JoBoxers -- Don't Keep The Ladies Waiting (1996)
Bennet -- Someone Always Gets There First (1993)
Oridnary Boys -- The Higher The Highs (2006)
The Spitfires -- Promised Land (2022)
The Strypes -- Turnin' My Back (2017)
In Deed -- Don't Kill The Babe (2022)

Bonus Third Set

The Hazmats -- Empty Room

The Chelsea Curve - "Nuthin' Goin' On"

Flying Raccoon Suit -- Driftwood

The Cigarettes -- You Were So Young

The Wyld Gooms- City of People

The Crooks -- The Beat Goes On

Walker Brigade -- Choker

The Sadies -- Lay Down Your Arms - Translucent Sparrow - Another Year Again

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May 23, 2022

Modcast #515: Out Of My Brain On The Five Fifteen

Get out of your brain, not on the train, but on this modcast. Fifteen fantastic songs that should be topping charts worldwide. They're tops on this show and you'll hear why when you tune in.

Listen Now

Day Dreems
-- Make That Go (2022)
Young Scientists -- My House (2022)
JP Bimeni & The Black Belts -- Ghost City (2022)
Eli Paperboy Reed -- It's Not Love, But It's Not Bad (2022)
Abi Farrell -- Out Of Your Shadow (2022)
Gabriel's Dawn -- Real Love (2021)
The Assist -- Television Kid (2021)

Walker Brigade -- Fallout (2022)
The Dogmatics -- Drop That Needle (2022)
The Haunts -- Kids In The Street (2019)
Dizzy Box Nine -- GPA (2022)
Brad Marino -- Another Sad And Lonely Night (2022)
The Aiport 77s -- Losers Win (2021)
Action City -- The Lines You Blur (2021)
Vista Blue - I Keep Hitting On Girl (They Just Keep Hitting Me) (2022)

Bonus Third Set

The Assist -- Irrational Movements

Young Scientists -- Mouse Party

Spanky Darth Vaders -- Give Me Your Love

Suggs & Paul Weller - OOH DO U FINK U R

Jo Boxers -- Don't Keep The Ladies Waiting

Too Much Saturn -- Stop Thief

Len Price 3 -- Waiting for the Trouble to Come

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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.

Listen Now

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)


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.

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now

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?

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now

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