Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Modulators (She's So Cynical Single Plus LP Bonus Tracks)

Yesterday I got a chance to see one of my favorite NJ 80's Powerpop bands. They played a handful of their classics in celebration of the re-release of their "Tomorrows Coming LP", at Vintage Vinyl, a long time record store in Fords NJ. I posted both their LP, and this single when I started this blog a few years back. Since the LP is back in print, and I was never really happy with quality of those early post's; I decided to take both post's down; and replace them with this post of their classic single, and a few bonus Lp tracks; this isn't from the new disc' I re-recorded them myself. If you would like to purchase the LP, you can pick one up through Kool Kats Musik, or through Amazon, for 12.00. I don't usually add Utube footage to my post's but I wanted you to see that after all these years, these guys definitely still have it. This was shot yesterday at the in store appearance that I attended; I would like to thank Mark for the great footage. If you like what you hear, The Modulators are part of The International Pop Overthrow Festival, go check them out.

The Modulators were a NJ three piece (now a Four piece) who played around the NJ, NY area quite a bit in the early 80's, especially The Dirt Club in Bloomfield NJ. In all they released two singles, this being the second, an LP called Tomorrow's Coming, and they had a cut on The Dirt Club Comp, Vol, 1. Both this single as well as the LP were on Vintage Vinyl Records. Joe Riccardello, who originally played Bass, and split Vocal duties, used to work in the original Irvington store. I got to meet him yesterday, and he was a very nice guy. He now handles the guitar rhythm section in their new four piece line up. If you would like to read more on the band, I found THIS cool page.

Band members (on this single were)

Joe Riccardello - Bass, Vocals
Mark Higgins - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Westlake - Drums

Vintage Vinyl Records 1982

1. She's So Cynical
2. Dream Girls



Woody said...

Thank you very much for this!!!

Frank Miller said...

Your Welcome!

Jimzig said...

GREAT Performance! Glad I Went!