Monday, February 18, 2013

INTERVIEW WITH JOE OF THE MODULATORS

The Modulators: So many ties, so little time.

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Who are you?

Joe Riccardello of The Modulators.

Who are you wearing?

Gap jeans, Converse, Chapstick.

Who in the band looks the best in bowling shoes?

Tie - Mark Higgins, Mark Westlake.

Best bowler in the band?

Jim Brennan.

Favorite Paul Collins song?

"I Don't Fit In."

What is power pop?

Great melodies, crunchy chords, harmony vocals.

Who has the best hair in Brit Pop?

Paul Weller, who also wore some mean bowling shoes.

Best use of modulation in a power pop song?

Tie - The Who, "So Sad About Us", The Raspberries, "Tonight".

Best thing about playing the Cavern?

Standing where The Beatles played.

Biggest differences between being a power pop band in the 80's and in 2013?

I think there is a bit more respect and reverence for the genre now. In the 80's there were a lot of band-wagon jumpers.

What is your message for the kids?

Get off the cell phone and go see a band!

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Listen to The Modulators here:

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Links:

The Modulators on the Internet

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Upcoming shows

POWER-POP-A-LICIOUS II FESTIVAL

February 1 & 2, 2013 - Modulators play February 2nd

Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., NYC

Power-Pop-A-Licious II Fest on Facebook

RSVP HERE

BUY TICKETS HERE

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