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What is Mod? Mr. Suave's Mod, Mod World is one of the web's original modcasts celebrating mod music, and mod-influenced music from past eras including soul, ska, garage, sixties R&B power pop, punk, britpop, acid jazz, lounge, easy listening a

Updated: 2017-03-26T08:21:42.752-07:00


Modcast #381: Screen Songs of the 60s


This week I am joined by the inimitable Mary Queen of Cosmos as we explore songs from films of the sixties. If you like movies, especially movies from that decade of decades, then you're going to love this week's modcast.

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Goldfinger -- John Barry Orchestra feat. Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, 1964)
Moon River -- Aretha Franklin (Breakfast At Tiffany's, 1961)
Mrs. Robinson -- Booker T & The MGs (The Graduate, 1967)
Promises, Promises -- Dionne Warwick (Promises, Promises, 1968)
Aruba Liberace -- Liberace (Where The Boys Meet The Girls, 1965)
Ain't That A Kick In The Head -- Dean Martin (Ocean's 11, 1960)
Lonely Room -- Adolph Deutsch (The Apartment, 1961)
The Cincinnati Kid -- Ray Charles (The Cincinnati Kid, 1966)
Bring Down The Birds -- Herbie Hancock (Blow-Up, 1966)
Theme From The Magnificent Seven -- Al Ciaola (The Magnificent Seven, 1960)
Barbarella -- The Bob Crewe Generation (Barbarella, 1968)
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly -- Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, 1966)
The Pink Panther -- Henry Mancini (The Pink Panther, 1963)
Casino Royale -- Herb Alpert (Casino Royale, 1967)

Barbarella -- Opening Credits
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Dean Martin -- Ain't That A Kick In The Head

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Modcast #380: Mr. Suave's Grabbag of Goodies


From Britpop to power pop to indie pop I've got a grabbag full of all sorts of goodies on this week's modcast.

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Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation -- Some Velvet Morning (1986)
The Orwells -- Black Francis (2017)
The Novatones -- Living For the Weekend (2011)
The Blue Collars -- Happy Pills (2013)
The Gallery's -- You Don't Really Love Her (2017)
The Sherlocks -- Was It Really Worth It (2017)
The Corner Laughers -- Just Can't Get Enough (2015)
Skinny -- Live For Today (2012)
Title Tracks -- Cain And The Twigs (2011)
The Magnetic Fields -- Andrew In Drag (2012)
The Bodines -- Heard It All (1987)
The Style Council -- Down In The Seine (1985)
James Taylor Quartet -- Woman (2011)
The Charlatans -- I Don't Wann See The Sights (1991)
Veronica Falls -- If You Still Want Me (2013)

Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

The Orwells -- Who Needs You
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The Novatones -- Daddy Didn't Know
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The Blue Collars - Cheater
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Modcast #379: Put Some Pop In Your Punk


Two great tastes that taste great together, power pop and punk. Or, pop punk for short. I hesitate to call this a pop punk show but definitely leans in that direction. If you like those original pop punkers The Ramones, or Nikki & The Corvettes or The Go-Gos or The Muffs, Green Day, The Presidents of the United States, The Fastbacks, and so on then you are going to dig this week's show.

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Vista Blue -- I Don't Know Where Dr. Frank Lives (2016)
The Dollyrots -- Save Me (2016)
Tacocat -- Crimson Wave (2014)
The Tuts -- 1982 (2016)
Dollsquad -- Rock-N-Roll Boy (2006)
Suacy Yoda -- Wonton (2010)
Dirty Fences -- 2X2 (2016)
The Malakas -- Cigarettes And Heroin (1999)
General Tso's Fury -- Cereal Time (2015)
Bare Wires -- Runaway Hear (2009)
Blink-182 -- She's Out Of Her Mind (2016)
The Pink Tiles -- State Of The Nation (2015)
Wiseguys -- Invalids (1996)
The Riptides -- Shit Outta Luck (2009)
Somerdale -- Coolest Kid In The Room (2016)

Northern Soul Shaker Cocktail

The Dirty Fences -- Judy (Don't Go)
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The Dollyrots -- Twist Me To The Left
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Modcast #378: Best of 2016


I'm not so over 2016, especially all the good music it delivered. I've got 18 great songs from 18 great bands on today's show. How good was 2016? So good none of these also really great bands made that cut: Men of North Country, Vista Blue, Teenage Fan Club, The Darts, Flat Five, Madness, Seven Long Years, The Q, The Posies, The Eddies, Charles Bradley, James Hunter, Explorers Club, Fashionism, The Zolas, Nick Pride & The Pimptones, Dustaphonics, The Regrettes, Eli Paperboy Reed, Girl Ray, Dogtooth, The Ace, Plan-B, The Fleshtones, The Julie Ruin. Stunning isn't it?! Here's to 2017 being able to deliver as much great tunage.

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Tommy & The Rockets -- Here Comes Summer
The Zags -- Sick Stereo
The Lash Outs -- Validation Song
The Kickstand Band -- Stay Inside
Pale Lips -- (You Make Me) Wanna Be Bad
The Well Wishers -- Impossible To Blame
French Boutik -- Je Ne Suis La
Hurry -- Under Her Thumb
Trolley -- Crying All The Time
The Soul Snatchers -- Use It Up
Quantic & Flowering Inferno -- 1000 Watts feat. Christopher Ellis
Lack of Afro -- Walk In The Sun feat. Professor Elemental
Cais Soder Funk Connection -- One Of These Days
ABC -- Singer Not The Song
Weezer -- (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
Green Day -- Still Breathing
B-Movie -- San Francisco
The Monkees -- Good Times

Le Casse - French Boutik
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Pale Lips - Mary-Lou Sniffin' Glue
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Cais Sodré Funk Connection - Offbeat
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Modcast #377: The People Who Died


If ever a year demanded a wake it's 2016. Have we ever felt more deeply the loss of so many cultural icons from Muhammad Ali to George Michael (hey I still love Wham's first album, so there!), Garry Shandling to Garry Marshall. It was just a shitty year for the touchstones of Gen X, the people we grew up with. The defacto mom who raised us, Florence Henderson, to the defacto royalty, Princess Leia, who was a role model to even us boys. So many writers, actors, singers and storytellers, too many to count and seemingly more than most other years for some reason.

So, here's the wake, my and Mary Queen of Cosmos take on celebrating the end of the year, wherein we play a few songs, raise a few drinks, and remember all of those who now leave us only with those memories.

First rule of 2017? Don't talk about 2016.

Mary Queen of Cosmos recommends some additional reading/listening:
  • I'm Afraid of Americans -- by Thurston Moore on performing with David Bowie

  • GuyClark -- The songwriter's songwriter, Texas-born. A master story-teller. Hard-living, hard-loving, hard-working, he died in May at the age of 74. Rolling Stone beautifully eulogizes him much more eloquently than I ever could.

  • Sharon Jones on NPR:

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    Jim Carroll -- The People Who Died
    David Bowie -- I'm Afraid of Americans
    Guy Clark -- Walkin' Man
    Sharon Jones -- Without A Heart
    Al Caiola -- Temptation
    Alan Brown Set -- Mr. Pleasure
    Mose Allison -- You're Mind Is On Vacation
    Prince - Paisley Park
    Tribe Called Quest -- Can I Kick It?
    Earth, Wind & Fire -- September
    Inspiral Carpets -- This Is How It Feels
    The Untouchables -- City Gent
    The Specials -- Enjoy Yourself
    David Bowie -- Lazarus

    JB's Allstars
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    Modcast #376: It's Not Christmas Yet!


    It's not Christmas yet, so no Christmas songs this week. You'll get a full dose of that stuff on Christmas eve when DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me for the 10th Annual Modcast Office Christmas Party.

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    Dog Party -- 'Til You're Mine (2016)
    The Darts -- Revolution (2016)
    Miss Chain & The Broken Heels -- Uh Uh (2016)
    The Charms -- Boys Room (2003)
    The Bay Rays -- New Home (2016)
    Andre Williams -- What Now (2016)
    The Toasters -- House Of Soul (2015)
    Alexia Coley -- Love At First Sight (2016)
    Joel Sarakula -- Northern Soul (2015)
    Trambeat -- Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2015)
    The Dip -- Working Man (2015)
    The Jennifers -- Danny's Song (1992)

    Dog Party -- Los Angeles
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    Modcast #375: Time Out In The Garage


    It's time to get back out in the garage for some pounding, driving, hard rock-n-rolling. From yesteryear to this year here's a whole modcast packed with great garage rock.

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    Fuzzy Vox -- Distracted (2016)
    Echoes Of Carnaby Street -- Baby Doesn't Know (1966)
    The Blues Magoos -- Pipe Dream (1967)
    The Traits -- Nobody Loves The Hulk (1969)
    Quik -- I Can't Sleep (1967)
    Acid Drops -- She Laughed Out Loud (1987)
    The Crawdaddys -- You're Gonna Need My Love Someday (1981)
    The Lyres -- Busy Body (1984)
    The Miracle Workers -- Flashing Red Light (1984)
    Green Telescope -- Make Me Stay (1986)
    The Shoutless -- I Tell No Lies (1984)
    Kaz Mirblouk -- The Narrows (2016)
    The Blind Owls -- Unwanted Men (2016)
    The Regrettes -- Hot (2016)
    The Pinheads -- Wildfire (2016)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail


    Cadillac - The Crawdaddys
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    Modcast #374: Get Hip!


    "We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster." It worked for Steve Austin, and I'm hopin' it works for me. I'm going in for a hip replacement so I can get back to dancing, back to scootering and, just back to it all in general. This modcast is better, stronger, faster and totally hip.

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    Plan B -- What's On Your Mind (2016)
    Madness -- Grandslam (2016)
    The Mads -- The Way She Smiles (2016)
    ABC -- The Singer Not The Song (2016)
    The Monkees -- A Better World (2016)
    The Kickstand Band -- I LIve For The Sun (2016)
    Vista Blue -- Crystal Lake (2016)
    Green Day -- Revolution Radio (2016)
    Blink-182 -- She's Out Of Her Mind (2016)
    The Feels -- You're Gonna Haunt Me All My Life (2016)
    Q -- Stumble (2016)
    The Dealers -- Baths & Whirlpools (2016)
    Seven Long Years -- Come On Run With Me (2016)
    The Ragamuffins -- Paint By Numbers (2013)
    The Montesas -- Midnight Beat (2003)
    The White Wires -- I Can Tell (2010)

    Plan B -- I Don't Mind
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    The Mads - The Way She Smiles
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    The Dealers - My Mind
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    Mr. Suave's Electile Dysfunction Election Night Special


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    Modcast #373: The Ladies of Britpop


    This week's show is focused on Britpop's leading ladies. The boys of Britpop have got their due over the years, but in my opinion the ladies are all too often forgotten. So here they are in all their musical glory.

    Technical note: For some reason Podomatic is not playing friendly with all browser platforms. It seems to work best with Chrome lately, and not so well with ID or Firefox. If you have trouble streaming or downloading, I have also uploaded the modcast to Mixcloud:]

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    Kenickie -- Punka (1996)
    The Audience -- I Know Enough ( I Don't Get Enough) (1998)
    The Darling Buds -- Think Of Me (1988)
    The Flatmates -- Happy All The Time (1985)
    Velocette -- Get Yourself Together (1999)
    Republica -- Drop Dead Gorgeous (1996)
    Sleeper -- Delicious (1995)
    Sleeper -- Lie Detectors (1996)
    Dubstar -- No Morscrite (1997
    Echobelly -- Car Fiction (1994)
    Fluffy -- I Wanna Be Your Lush (1997)
    Salad -- Drink The Elixir (1995)
    Elastica -- Waking Up (1995)
    Lush -- Hypocrite (1994)
    The Popguns -- Living In Sin (1991)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

    Saffron Interview
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    Fluffy -- Nothing

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    Echobelly -- King of the Kerb

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    Modcast #372: And When I Die (Halloween 2016)


    Halloween is upon us and that means it's time for DJ Ken from The Shingles to roll out his annual haunting of the modcast. So, get your best costume on, indulge in your favorite candy, imbibe your favorite cocktail and enjoy DJ Ken's 9th annual Halloween modcast.

    Due to technical bullshit difficulties week's show is now streaming from Mixcloud.

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    01. Smiths - Cemetry Gates (The Queen Is Dead, 1986)
    02. Japan - Halloween (Quiet Life, 1979)
    03. Beautiful South - Don't Fear The Reaper (Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs, 2004)
    04. Devo - Monsterman (Something Else For Everybody, 2013)
    05. Cryptics - You're Evil (Time Machine: The History Of Canadian 60's Garage Punk And Surf (1985-95))
    06. Damned - Born To Kill (Damned Damned Damned,1977)
    07. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Ghost Riders In The Sky (Love Their Country, 2006)
    08. T.S.O.L. - Silent Scream (Dance With Me, 1981)
    09. Misfits - Vampira (Walk Among Us, 1982)
    10. Turbonegro - Hi, I Got No Pulse (City Of Satan CDS, 2005)
    11. Arctic Monkeys - Red Right Hand (Crying Lightning Single B side, 2009)
    12. Holophonics - Bark At The Moon (MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween, 2014)
    13. Mission Creeps - Skeletons (Midnight Blood, 2013)
    14. Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) (This Modern Glitch, 2011)
    15. Joe 90 - And When I Die (Final Destination Soundtrack, 2000)
    16. Adam & the Ants - Killer in the Home (Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)
    17. Echo & The Bunnymen - Nocturnal Me (Ocean Rain, 1984)
    18. Robin McKelle - Go To Hell (Modern Antique, 2008)

    Disneyland Showtime 1970
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    Modcast #371: iMod Shuffle Vol. V


    Oops, the iPod did it again. That's right it's that time again, time for the old iPod to shuffle up a a batch of random acts of music excellence. Truth is, depending on how you look at it, I'm either too busy or too lazy to curate my own modcast this week. So let's set the iPod on shuffle and be on our way.

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    BMX Bandits -- Top Shop Girl (1992)
    Outrageous Cherry -- Pretty Girls Go Insane (2008)
    The Bangles -- I'm In Line (1982)2015)
    Spoon -- The Way We Get By (2002)
    The Urges -- Corners Of Her Mind (2015)
    Dirt Royal -- It Was You (2015)
    Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey -- Ice On The Motorway (2014)
    Selecter -- James Bond (1980)
    Comet Gain -- If You Ever Walk Out Of Life (2006)
    Brand New Heavies -- Stay This Way (1992)
    Samuel S. Parkes -- What You Do In Your Own Time Is None Of Mne (2015)
    Bonnie Hayes & The Wild Combo -- Inside Doubt (1982)
    Aldo Vanuccie -- Get A Hold On This (feat Kylie Auldist) (2016)
    Pretty Voices -- Lost Weekend (2010)
    The Mode -- Last One To Fall (2009)
    Beverly Ann Bemeser -- You've Got Your Mind On Other Things (1968)

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    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

    Dirt Royal -- It Was You
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    Modcast #370: Cool New Sounds


    From my lips to your ears, here are some of the best new tunes you're going to find collected all in one place. This week's show has all new music, all released (or to be released) in 2016, from power pop to garage rock. Get to listening!

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    French Boutik -- Hitch A Ride
    Men of North Country -- One More Time
    The Dahlmanns -- Play It (On Repeat)
    The Fleshtones -- Too Many Memories
    Castlecomer -- Escapism
    Action Jets -- Big Dumb Show
    The Speed of Sound -- Shut All The Clubs
    The RPMs -- I Don't Like It
    The Cheap Cassettes -- Wreckless
    Death By Unga Bunga -- Fight!
    The Privates -- Action woman
    Dustaphonics -- You Don't Love Me Anymore
    Beach Slang -- Hot Tramps
    Dot Dash -- The Infinite

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

    French Boutik -- Pousse au Crime
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    Men of North Country -- Pandora
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    Death By Unga Bunga -- Tell Me Why
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    Modcast #369: It's a 60s Thing


    Step into the wayback machine for a blast from the past. This week it's all sixties music top to bottom.

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    The Balloon Farm -- A Question Of Temperature (1967)
    The Rolling Stones -- I Just Want To Make Love To You (1964)
    The Yardbirds -- Baby What's Wrong (1963)
    David Bowie -- Take My Tip (1964)
    Graham Bond Organization -- I Want You (196?)
    Rocking Vickers -- Dandy (1966)
    Georgie Fame -- Sunny (1966)
    Kenny & The Kasuals -- Journey To Tyme (1967)
    The Who -- Early Morning Cold Taxi (1967)
    The Creation -- Midway Down (1968)
    The Choir -- It's Cold Oustide (1966)
    The Smoke -- My Friend Jack (1967)
    The Drag Set -- Day And Night (1967)
    Count Five -- They're Gonna Get You (1966)
    The Eyes -- My Degeneration (1966)
    The Turnstyle -- Riding A Wave (1968)
    Mark Markham & The Jesters -- Goin' Back To Marlboro Country (1966)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

    The Smoke -- My Friend Jack (original '67 version)
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    The Smoke -- My Friend Jack (70s version)
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    The Rolling Stones -- I Just Want To Make Love To You (Hollywood Palace Show June 1964)
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    Modcast #368: Hold Steady, Rocksteady


    It's time for a rocksteady beat, so here's a full shows worth of ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds.

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    Madness -- Mr. Apples (2016)
    The Frightners -- Nothing More To Say (2016)
    Show Me Island -- Right Awful Proof (2016)
    Steady 45s -- Rush Hour (2016)
    Quantic & Flowering Inferno feat. Hollie Cook -- Shuffle Them Shoes (2016)
    Skameleon -- Hot Ska (2016)
    Rude Boy George -- Kids In America (2016)
    The Valkyrians -- Astro Zombie (2011)
    Max Romeo -- Wet Dream (1968)
    Culture -- Why Am I A Rastaman (2000)
    Lee Francis -- Whatever (2009)
    Ska Face -- Don't You Ever Leave (2012)
    Neville Staple -- Johnny Too Band (2014)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

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    Modcast #367: On The Beat


    I have been lazing around a lot lately, slacking if you will. It's summer, I've earned it. But, summers over and it's back to work pumping out modcasts. Break's over, everyone back on their heads if you will. So, I've pumped this one out for you with some cool classics, and some brand new stuff as well. Get yourself situated because this one is going to rock your socks off.Listen NowDownloadNorthern Soulshaker CocktailThe Zags -- Sick Stereo (2016)Swingin' Medallions -- Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) (1966)Gary Lewis & The Playboys -- Everybody Loves A Clown (1966)The Detroit Cobras -- Village of Love (2015)Nancy Sinatra -- Baby, Please Don't Go (2004)The Ace -- Man Out Of Time (2016)Vista Blue -- When It Was Summer (2016)The Perms -- Lose Yourself (2016)The Do-Its -- If You Don't Love Me (Then Don't Love Me) (2016)The Junipers -- Dig Me Up (2016)Siberian Death Crash -- 4 Outta 4 (On The Risk Board) (2016)Jools Holland's Orchestra feat. Mark Knopfler -- Mademoiselle Will Decide (2001)The Handcuffs -- Dirty Glitter (2011)The Strypes -- Status Update (2015)Pretty Voices -- Lost Weekend (2010)Death in Vegas feat. Paul Weller -- So You Say You Lost Your Baby (2002)The Zags -- Tatoo allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="" width="500">The Zags -- Replaced allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="" width="500">And keep up with me between modcasts:Twitter - @mistersuave Facebook - Subscribe - iTunes[...]

    Modcast #366: Soul Stompin'


    Summer vacation is in full swing on the modcast this week.  I've been on a little vacation of late myself, and there's more to come.  But first here's a taste of some soul music both new and old.  As I enjoy some cool libations and soak up some sunshine I'll try to work out another cool music mix for when I can get back home.

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    Eli Paperboy Reed -- Tomorrow's Not Promised (2016)
    The Soul Snatchers -- Just Like Sly (2016)
    Lack Of Afro -- One World (feat. Herbal T)(2016)
    Hidden Jazz Quartet -- High Heels (feat. Omar)(2016)
    Cais Sodre Funk Connection -- Take It Like A Man (2016)
    Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- Sweetness & Light (2016)
    Family Atlantica -- Enjara (2016)
    The Third Wave -- Love Train (1970)
    James Brown -- The Boss (1973)
    Bobby Womack -- Never Let Nothing Get The Best Of You (1978)
    Jerry Jackson -- Hey Sugarfoot (1965)
    Stevie Wonder -- Monkey Talk (1963)
    Tom Jones -- Venus (1970)
    Matt Bianco -- Wap Bam Boogie (1988)

    Tiki Oasis 2016: Party On Monster Island! (The Unofficial Mix)


    Hard to believe it's been a whole year since last year's tiki shindig. Indeed, it's once again time to don your tiki shirts, your cabana shorts, your deck shoes and head out to San Diego for the world's biggest tiki extravaganza, Tiki Oasis 2016: Party on Monster Island. This year's event promises to be a blast with great acts like The Sonics, The Woggles, Creepy Creeps, Jason Lee & The Riptides, Creepexotica and lots more. And as usual, friend of the Modcast DJ Ken has spun up a monster mix of terrifying tracks with his officially unofficial Tiki Oasis mix. An if you missed them before, you can check out the past two years' tiki mixes. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="">01. Ethel Ennis - Mad Monster Party (2:33)02. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Science Fiction Double Feature (2:34)03. Five Blobs - The Blob (2:39)04. Bobby Fuller Four - Wolfman (2:46)05. Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (3:26)06. Brian Setzer - Go-Go Godzilla (3:37)07. 3-D Invisibles - Monsters Across The USA (3:13)08. Cramps - Goo Goo Muck (3:06)09. Creepy Creeps - Creepstomp (2:13)10. Boss Fink - Dawn of the Living Finks (2:35)11. Dave Edmunds - The Creature from the Black Lagoon (3:45)12. Dead Elvi - The Creature Stole My Surfboard (3:19)13. Deadly Ones - There's A Creature In The Surfer's Lagoon (2:10)14. Deadbolt - Tiki Man (3:35)15. Martin Denny - Voodoo Dreams (2:32)16. Messer Chups - Mobile Coffin (3:17)17. Eddie Angel & The Omega Men - Frankie's Groovy Monster Boots (2:43)18. Gene Miller - Frankenstein Walk (2:24)19. Fleshtones - Dracula a Go-Go (2:10)20. Woggles - Dracula's Daughter (2:05)21. Donna Loren - It Only Hurts When I Cry (2:32)22. Screaming Lord Sutch - She's Fallen in Love with the Monster (2:51)23. Shindiggers - Black 'N' Hairy (2:14)24. Sonics - Psycho (2:17)25. Stems - She's A Monster (3:53)26. Tubes - Attack Of The Fifty Foot Woman (4:35)27. Little Tibia & the Fibias - It's The Mummy! (2:41)28. Slackers - The Mummy (3:21)29. Jump With Joey - El Diablo Ska (3:08)30. Jason Lee and The R.I.P. Tides - Snake Eyes (2:48)31. Jon & The Nightriders - Slither (2:25)32. Phantom Four - A Forest (3:50)33. Bollock Brothers - Horror Movies (4:17)34. Jimmy Psycho Experiment - The Munster's Theme (2:42)35. Fred Schneider & The Shake Society - Monster (3:35)Last year at Tiki Oasis 2105: Man or Astroman width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>On board for this year are The Creepy Creeps -- Haunted Hop width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>[...]

    Modcast #365: Summer Sailin'


    This week it's time to set sail to a smooth, smooth soundtrack of the much maligned yacht rock genre; much maligned but unfairly so if you ask me. While the sound's heyday was the 70s, it has influenced and generated similar music all through the decades since. The soulful synthpop of the 80s, the souljazz of the 90s, and many contemporary artists have dabbled with songs that could have ridden the high seas of the yacht rock during its prime. So, don your deck shoes, make sure your crew includes a mixologist, stock your bar and set sail with some smooth sounds.

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    The Red Button -- On A Summer Day (2011)
    Corduroy -- January Woman (1995)
    Steely Dan -- Black Friday (1975)
    Chicago -- 25 Or 6 To 4 (1970)
    Blues Image -- Ride Captain Ride (1970)
    Mother Earth -- Very Together (1995)
    Simply Red -- Something Got Me Started (1991)
    Steve Craddock -- Last Day Of The Old World (2011)
    Everything But The Girl -- Don't Leave Me Behind (1986)
    Sade -- Your Love Is King (1984)
    Swing Out Sister -- Feel Free (1994)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

    Steely Dan -- Do It Again (1973)
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    Modcast #364: C'mon Get Happy


    If last week I was down, down, down, this week I'm up, up, up. Got some great, get happy sort of music for you on this week's show.

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    The Mads -- On The Bus (2016) (Bandcamp)
    Outtacontroller -- Television Zombie (2015)
    The Zolas -- Swooner (2016)
    Fashionism -- Subculture Suicide (2016)
    Parasites -- You Make Me Feel Good (2012)
    The Lash Outs -- Sha La La (2016)
    The Woggles -- Somebody's Been Sleepin' (2015)
    The Sonics -- Be A Woman (2015)
    Dexters -- Suburban Sex Dungeon (2015)
    Dot Dash -- Daddy Long Legs (2016)
    Chris Stamey -- Universe Sized Arms (2015)
    B-Movie -- Climate Of Fear (2016)
    Weezer -- Thank God For Girls (2016)
    Gary Ritchie -- Lonely Out In Space (2016)
    Squeeze -- Happy Days (2015)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

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    The Woggles -- Get Down With It
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    Modcast #363: The World's A Mess


    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. What a week it has been. What a month, what a year, a decade, a century in fact. It's like the world is falling apart around us and no one really has a clue of how to put it back together. Unless you were hiding under a rock lately then you, like everyone, have been inundated with the news, all of it bad. Much of it horrible. Killings, racism, phobias, terrorism, beheadings, culture clashes, not to mention a US presidential election. I don't mean to be a Donny downer but life sort of sucks right now. And relative to many, I have it pretty good day to day.It finally got to me when I discovered myself listening to more and more depressing music. Which naturally bleeds over into the modcast. Art imitates life after all. So, here it is in all it's depressing, apocalyptic glory. A collection of songs that are either a sign of the times or a reflection of the end of times. Listen NowDownloadMad Parade -- Freak Show (2003)Offspring -- Stuff Is Messed Up (2008)Against Me! -- Transgender Dysphobia (2014)Everclear -- All Fucked Up (2000)NOFX -- Franco Un-American (2003)X -- The World's A Mess It's In My Kiss (1980)The Clash -- London Calling (1979)Circle Jerks -- Stars And Stripes (1982)Ramones -- Planet Earth 1988 (1984)The Editors -- Road To Nowhere (2006)The Decembrists -- Calamity Song (2011)The Kinks -- Drift Away (1993)Gloomy Sunday -- Billie Holiday (1941)Northern Soulshaker CocktailFishbone -- Party At Ground Zero allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="446" src="" width="595">And keep up with me between modcasts:Twitter - @mistersuave Facebook - Subscribe - iTunes[...]

    Modcast #362: That Was Then, This Is Now


    Yet again I'm joined by Mary, Queen of Cosmos for a look back at some contemporary artists. The sound they had, and the sound they've got. There will be some classics and some surprises through out.

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    The Jam -- Left, Right & Centre (1976)
    The Monkees -- Valleri (1968)
    The Monkees -- Love's What I Want (2016)
    The New Pornographers -- Sing Me Spanish Techno (2005)
    The Pornographers -- Brill Bruisers (2014)
    Calexico -- Alone Again Or (2003)
    Calexico -- Cumbia de Donde (2015)
    Dexy's Midnight Runners -- Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire Doesn't Apply (1980)
    Dexy's Midnight Runners -- Gazing In The Grass (2016)
    TV On The Radio -- Wolf Like Me (2006)
    TV On The Radio -- Million Miles (2013)
    The Prisoners -- Find And Seek (1986)
    James Taylor Quartet -- Why Can't We Get Along (2011)
    Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be (2015)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

    Modcast #361: Future's Cool Past


    The sun is out, the music's hot, and surprisingly so is my cocktail. I've mixed up some great tracks to get us going for the summer season. It's a bit of an eclectic mix, but that's what makes it so interesting. From new to old, from classic to contemporary, there's a little something here for everyone. Perfect for catching some rays.

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    The Most -- Louie Louie (2015)
    Vista Blue -- Striking Out With You (2016)
    Teenage Fanclub -- I'm In Love (2016)
    Faz Waltz -- Good Time Is Callin' Loud ( 2016)
    Biters -- The City Ain't The Same (2016)
    The Monks -- Complication (1966)
    The Tweeds -- I Need That Record (1981)
    The Hotrats -- Lovecats (2010)
    Green Day -- Give Me Nova Caine (2004)
    Teenager -- Singles Don't Sell (2013)
    Ramones -- On The Beach (1996?)
    The Enemy -- Get Up And Dance (2012)
    Oasis -- Live Forver (1994)
    The Californias -- I Will Wait For You (2006)
    Wavves -- Heart Attack (2015)

    Northern Soulshaker Cocktail
    I'm on a spicy cocktail kick, so this week's northern soulshaker cocktail is a spicy serrano cocktail. Mix one up, and then check out the modcast I've mixed up for you.

    Teenage Fanclub -- Live on the Dennis Miller Show 1992 -- What You Do To M + Pet Rock
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    The Hotrats -- Crystal Ship
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    Modcast #360: Bring It On!


    It's time to kick off year eleven of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. That's right ten years in the bag and now looking towards another ten trips around the sun. In accordance with the grand and illustrious history of the show I'm sticking with the tried and true format of introducing you to some new tunes, all the while paying tribute to the greats of the past 50+ years. So, it should come as no surprise then that this modcast has everything from soul to indie pop, from power pop to R&B and even some soulful synthpop. Bring it on!

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    The Monkees -- You Bring The Summer (2016)
    Tommy & The Rockets -- Beer & Fun & Rock-N-Roll (2016)
    The Lash Outs -- State of Excess (2016)
    Julie Ruin -- I'm Done (2016)
    The Chamberdeacons -- Gotta Get Away (1996)
    Weezer -- L.A. Girlz (2016)
    The Posies -- Unlikely Places (2016)
    The Fraidies -- The Clang Of The City (2014)
    Dogtooth -- Get In Get Out (2016)
    Cloudberry Jam -- Your Love (2012 remix)
    ABC -- Confessions Of A Fool (2016)
    Dollsquad -- Bad Word (2012)
    Tacocat -- Crimson Wave (2014)
    Bare Wires -- Runaway Heart (2009)
    Outrageous Cherry -- What Have You Invented Today (2008)
    Eli Paperboy Reed -- Cut Ya Down (2016)

    Eli Paperboy Reed live at Union Pool - "My Way Home"
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    Tacocat -- Crimson Wave
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    Modcast #359: Ten Years, Ten Songs


    Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World 10th Anniversary Special That's right, this week on the modcast we'll be celebrating 10 years of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. Hard to believe it's been that long: so many shows, so many songs, so many good memories. To celebrate I've challenged longtime guest modcaster, DJ Ken from The Shingles to a head to head match up of his songs vs. mine. We each picked one year from each decade since the sixties. Next we each secretly selected two songs from that year to battle it out head to head. Then one of us reveals his two picks and the other picks which of those two songs he thinks one of his songs is better than, and it's on. Ten years, ten songs, and ultimately you're the judge. Vote for which songs think should win out. Vote who you think had the better selections overall. You can vote in the comments below, or bounce over to the show's Facebook page and mix it up there. Listen NowDownloadBonus mix of all songs, included the losersDJ Ken: Aretha Franklin -- The House That Jack Built (1968)Mr. Suave: Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions -- People Get Ready (1965)Mr. Suave: The Jam -- In The City (1977)DJ Ken: The Jam -- Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (1978)DJ Ken: The Untouchables -- Dance Beat (1982)Mr. Suave: The Godfathers -- Birth, School, Work, Death (1988)DJ Ken: Love Jones -- I Like Young Girls (1993)Mr. Suave: Blur -- The Universal (1995)DJ Ken: Freddie & The Four-Gone Conclusions -- (Come On Over) To My Side (2002)Mr. Suave: Len Price 3 -- Rentacrowd (2007)Bonus Round:DJ Ken: The Yorktown Lads -- Something To Write About (2014)Mr. Suave: The Inciters -- STOP (2015)This week's northern soul shaker cocktail, from way back last month: The Suave DiabloBlur - The Universal width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Love Jones -- Custom Van width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>[...]