Tuesday, May 11, 2004

The Modulators - "Spin Me Around"

The Modulators were a local New Jersey band that played the small clubs in NJ and New York almost weekly during the early 80's. They released several singles and one nine song E.P., "Tomorrow's Coming", from where "Spin Me Around" appeared on Vintage Vinyl records, an off shoot of the local record store of the same name. Their music was inspired by The Beatles, The Byrds and Marshall Crenshaw among others. Their music was 80's power pop at it's finest. The special effects heavy video for the song "Spin Me Around" received heavy rotation on the Newark, NJ video channel U68. The Modulators may hold the record for playing Bloomfield, NJ's The Dirt Club more times than any other band. Their song "Down At The Dirt" was the clubs theme song and appeared on the "Dirt Compilation Vol. 1." The Modulators primarily were Joe Riccardello on bass & Keyboards, Mark Higgins on Guitar and Mark Westlake on Drums.

The Modulators - "Spin Me Around".mp3


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh snap. my dad's in this band. sweet.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what hotties!!!!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Hanson ?

Let's see the video! "Oh! You spin me around. Yeah!"

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With my feet on the ground. Ooh!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Who's your daddy? Really, who? Please have him email me.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can't e-mail you with no e-mail address...

11:37 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

it's the email on the page: tunes@ericactive.com

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Higgins be my physics teacher. Pride be overwhelmin in me mon! ya mon!!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where to get other recordings from this band? I'm not giving an email address so just post on this page if you can. I know it's a long shot, but i'm hooked!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget about that band from Athens...The Modulators still make Rock n Roll...even in '06

3:56 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

You want recordings? Contact vvinyl.com

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ernie - Chachi!! Contact me and Mark at this e-mail address: kkemom@hotmail.com. Put something in the subject that I know it's you so I don't trash it!


PS - we have a few records if anyone's interested.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow mr. higgins was a physics teacher at my school

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever happened to Mr. Higgins after his stint as physics teacher at Northern Burlington?????

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for those of you wondering where mark is, he's now the best physics teacher at a high school in central new jersey. He has also mastered the art of the haiku.

1:40 PM  
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6:48 PM  
Blogger head trap productions said...

Mark Higgins is my Physics teacher at Princeton High school! i always thought he was in a band....
hes totally the coolest teacher i have this year!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

joe riccardello is my uncle =p

was searching actually for my grandfathers name but found this site. pretty cool

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'cakes is my boss!

11:24 AM  
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10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Mr. Higgins! We used to hum this in class all the time.

5:24 PM  

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