Feature: We Play 'What Song...' with Erica Dunn from MOD CON

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MOD CON, a collaborative project featuring Erica Dunn, Sara Retallick and Raquel Solier, shared their single 'Do It Right Margo' recently. Along with the release of their single, they also dropped the music video for the track, which you can view below! 

Have a glimpse at what Erica from MOD CON likes to jam in our latest 'What Song...'

What song reminds you of your youth? 
'Going to California (IV) by Led Zeppelin
I was given a mixtape by a friend’s older brother and had a brief time of life where I thought Led Zeppelin was the name of one person à la Jimi Hendrix, Lead Belly etc. Not ashamed to reveal a deep love affair with Led Zep and many frustrated attempts to learn the solo in 'Stairway to Heaven'. This song nicely recalls the time; summer afternoons in the suburbs, weird folk and weeeeeeeed.

What song do you listen to before you jump on stage?
'Is A Gunslinger' by Bo Diddley
This classic, with its diddley beat and call and response backing vocals, are sho’ to light a fire under you anytime. Both Lady Bo (Peggy Jones) and the Duchess (Norma-Jean Wofford) have big places in my heart and were incredible musicians in the studio and on the stage; incredible, strong women who defied stereotype. It’s Peggy Jones who is shredding on this track.

What song would you make your theme song? 
Janitor by Suburban Lawns
Su Tissue and co. create joyous insanity that would make me get out of bed on the morning of the apocalypse and boogie. See their perfect off the wall performance live on then 80s underground tv show hosted by Peter Ivers for brain refreshment: 

What song reminds you of your first heartbreak? 
'Break Down and Let It All Out' by Nina Simone​
Kick down some doors with some sass and some class. Get out there and kick some ass.

What song is your ultimate party track? 
'Come Back Jonee' by DEVO
I am a nerd! Do the pogo with me! Now air guitar! Now do the twist!

What do you have on repeat right now? 
Any Other Way by Jackie Shane
The entire Jackie Shane back catalogue has just been issued on double vinyl and I’m currently shredding both records back to back non stop. An incredible artist and trans pioneer in a cut-throat gangster era of music, she is finally receiving some worldwide credit for her trance inducing voice. The live recordings are particularly incredible.

What song is your guilty pleasure? 
'Born to be Wild' by Space Lady​
Guilty pleasure/pure indulgence! Find the true spirit and then channel it by singing with a tinfoil space helmet on!! Don’t stop or look back!! Play that Casio baby!!

Watch the video for 'Do It Right Margo' below: