Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World
By Mr Suave
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Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World is the web's original modcast celebrating the music of the mod lifestyle, as well as mod-influenced music from past eras. You'll hear everything from power pop to rock, soul to ska, acid jazz to lounge, and whatever falls in between.One of the things which has impressed me most in life was the mod movement in England, which was an incredible, youthful thing." -- Pete Townshend, The Who, 1968 Catalogued here are the sights and sounds of mod as I understand it. Much will be familiar to other mods. I realize many narrow-minded people, mods and others, will look at much of this and dismiss it as not truly "mod." So be it. However you view it, I hope you enjoy exploring these sights and sounds as much as I did putting them together.
||CleanModcast #415: Garage Stompin' in the Sixties||Put on your stovepipe pants, slip into a paisley shirt and get your chelsea boots shined up, it's...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #414: iMod Shuffle Vol. VI||Oops, the iPod did it again. I'm either too busy or too lazy to curate my own modcast this week. ...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #413: Suburban Sunset||Prepare for a soundgasm of good music on this week's show. Stir up a strong something or other, s...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #412: This Is Where It's At||This week's show is short and sweet. You know what they, size doesn't matter, it's what you do wi...||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #411: Behind The Music Vol. II||After a dozen years of modcasting the tables were finally turned in episode 400 when I was the on...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #409: André M's One Handed Shuffle||I've got a special treat for you this week. Guest hosting is UK musician and composer André M. A...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #408: It's Still Rock & Roll To Me||Welly, welly, well, sirs, here it is. Start. Stop. Turn it off and back on again maybe it will wo...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #407: The Obligatory Promotion of Mike's New Album||The Shingles (don't Google that on a full stomach) are in the driver's seat this week. Ken and Mi...||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #406: Your Mileage May Vary||If you're looking for new tunage you've tuned into the right show. Lots of cool new sounds for yo...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #405: Play Ball with Mike from Vista Blue||It's baseball season so I've called up a promising prospect to give this week's modcast some real...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #404: New Cool Old School||Jazz has always played a big part of the mod lifestyle, indeed it was arguably the founding sound...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #403: Hard To Beat||Hard to beat, as in both the music in this week's show and the flu that's been going around. I m...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #402: Still Another Bowlful O' Soul||Get the funk up outta your chair and start movin' and groovin' to that souled out beat. From acro...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #401: The Last Gasp||Here it is, the first of the modcast's second 400 shows! Egads. What will happen first, Trummp's ...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #400: Mr. Suave Behind The Music||Hitting a milestone this week with the #400th episode of the modcast. Mary Queen of Cosmos sits m...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #399: Mr. Suave's Mod Tiki Christmast Extravaganza 2017||Another year, another Christmas modcast. The good tidings here are that at least this year we hav...||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #398: Have Yourself A Mary Little Christmas||And now for something completely different. Well, okay, not completely different. The difference-...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #397: Get Hip To The Beat||Welcome to Modcast 397, I'm inching ever closer to 400 all the time. This episode is chock full ...||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #396: They Got You Covered||I'm baaaaaack. And with a very cool show of very cool covers. Everybody loves a good cover song. ...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #395: Back From The Dead (Halloween Mix 2017)||After 10 years of torturing us with his halloween mixes DJ Ken is Back From The Dead with a mix s...||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #394: Give Yourself A Hand||So this is it, this is where the modcast jumps the shark ... again. All the music in the world ...||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #393: Caution Gerbils May Explode if Kicked||Action packed show this week, so hot it could explode into flames at any time. As always find...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #392: What Is The Perfect Pop Song?||What is the perfect pop song? Good luck on getting an answer. Most of us can't agree on what a po...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #391: Beat Party||Great line up on this week's show if I do say so myself. And I do. Lots of new music, as well as ...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitModcast #390: Joe Strummer's Bootcamp||Unless you've been living under a rock you know all about the recent outbreaks of violence during...||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #389: Unofficial Tiki Oasis 2017 International Intrigue Mix||As is his usual modus operandi Ken from the cocktail syndicate is back with the officially Unoffi...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #388: Deep Diving the Revival||Welcome to Modcast #388 in which I deep dive the mod revival and post-punk late '70s early '80s m...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #387: Twophers||It's double the listening pleasure, twice as nice, two times the fun, on all new Modcast #387: Tw...||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #386: The Shingles Ruin Summer Again||Only the second episode of season 11 and I'm already shirking my modcasting duties and turning th...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #385: Back in the Saddle||I'm baaaaack. Did you miss me? My first extended sabbatical from the modcast is over. It only ...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #384: Something's Funky Up Here||Hello funkonauts! This is the funkiest modcast in a long while, so I hope you're in for some very...||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #383: Now Sounds of the Jet Set||Flashback to 1968 and think go-go boots for her and cuban heels for him. All the while the groovy...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #382: The Music Go Bang!||This week's modcast is fully loaded and ready to explode with great music, new and old. As alw...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #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 th...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #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 we...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #379: Some Pop In Your Punk||Two great tastes that taste great together, power pop and punk. Or, pop punk for short. I hesit...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast #191: Mod Essentials III The Britpop Invasion||Here, finally, was proof that mod could mutate into a reflection of contemporary street culture a...||2/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModcast 125: Mod Essentials II - The Revival||Welcome to Mr. Suave’s Mod Mod World. This is a special episode of the modcast, the second ...||4/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
What the hell is "mod"?
I don't know exactly what qualifies as mod but I sure od like what Rob plays. But seriously, what qualifies as mod music because he's crossing a lot of genres and styles and time periods. I know there was mod music in the 60s in England and a mod revival. Seems he mostly plays britpop here. I like it all though.
This is the Best by Far
I can't believe there is a podcast devoted to the mod movement. Because of this podcast, it has made me take a look at other bands that have shaped this movement, from Weller, the Who, the Jam, and many others (to many to mention). Keep up the great work Mr. Suave so that others can see the importance this British movement had on American music and vise versa!
This is one of my top two favorite music podcasts. It doesn't get any better than MOD. Clean living under difficult circumstances. Smart, hip, funny, serious and stylish. Mr. Suave's got it all, the host with the most!