Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-18-2010

July 18, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

And another weekend bites the dust. At least the week gets off to a proper start with a visit to the Marsbar Theater. David Marsden sees to it that all of our musical needs are fulfilled. You just can’t ask for more than that when Monday is looming large on the horizon.

Be sure to join us again this coming weekend ~ Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 pm until midnight (eastern). In the meantime, if anyone can help out with the list on Sunday nights from 10 pm until midnight, I would be very grateful.

 ~ MissParker ~

A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
Band – Chest Fever
Blue Rodeo – Lost Together
Boo Radleys – Lazarus
Bruce Cockburn – Tokyo
Chicago – Color My World
China Crisis – African & White
Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up & See me)
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Cure – The Walk
Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop – Well Did You Evah!
Dee Long – Goodnight Universe
Deftones – Drive
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Dr. Hook – Sharing Our Love Together
End Games – First Last For Everything
Fiction Factory – Feels Like Heaven
FM – Dream Girl
Garfield – Private Affair
Grapes Of Wrath – O Lucky Man
Icehouse – Great Southern Land
Jason Collette – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jerry Lee Lewis – 16 Candles
Joe Jackson – Real Women
Jools Holland – Wish I Knew How To Be Free
Lee Michaels – Heighty Hi
Leonard Cohen – Democracy
Love – My Little Red Book
Mark Knopfler – Long Road
Martha & The Muffins – Black Stations / White Stations
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Part II
Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women
Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark  – Joan Of Arc
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Pink Floyd – Echoes
Rick Wakeman – Space Oddity
Roger Waters – Watching TV
Rymes With Orange – Home House Flower
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Summertown
Snowy White – Burning Love
Spiral Beach – Midnight
Squeeze – Last Time Forever
Supertramp – Cannonball
Tears For Fears – Woman In Chains
Ten Years After – I’d Love To Change The World
Thomas Dolby – Wind Power
Timber Timbre – Magic Arrow
Troggs – Love Is All Around
Ultravox – White China
Ventures – Perfidian

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-17-2010

July 17, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Looking for an excuse to be cool on a sultry summer night? There’s no better place to be than in the theater of cool – the Marsbar Theater – where David Marsden can shove a few tunes into your ears. No worries – if you missed him tonight, you have a chance to redeem your weekend – and lower your temperature – tomorrow night at 7pm. See you there.

 ~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Autograph – Dance All Night
Boomtown Rats – Up All Night
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Carole Pope – Love Strikes Hard
Chameleons – Swamp Thing
City Boy – Dinner At The Ritz
Comsat Angels – After The Rain
Crimea – Losing My Hair
Dee Long – Mad Magazine
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
Elsiane – Prosaic
Elvis Costello – Lip Service
Extras – Circular Impression
Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
Fools – Psycho Chicken
Frijid Pink – House Of The Rising Sun
Gary Clail – Human Nature
Gary Numan – Cars
Gentlman Reg – Rewind
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Harrison Fjord – Docking With Jesus
Hidden Cameras – Colour Of A Man
HIM – You Are The One
Iggy Pop – Endless Sea
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
INXS – Devil Inside
Japan – Life In Tokyo
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses
Kasabian – Where Did All The Love Go?
LCD Sound System – Get Innocuous!
Leon Russell – This Masquerade
Magazine – Thank You
Moev – Head Down
Motors – Love & Loneliness
Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming To Take Me Away
New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City
Parachute Club – Dancing At The Feet Of The Moon
Powder Blues Band – What Have I Been Drinking?
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Robbie Robertson – Soapbox Preacher
Shriekback – All Lined Up
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – 21st Century Boy
Silversun Pickups – Getting Old Is Getting Old
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Dirty Disco
Soup Dragons – I’m Free
Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’
Spoons – Ciao
Start – Hey You
Sting – Roxanne
Strawbs – Autumn
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
Type O Negative – Blood & Fire

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Gang of Four

Gang of Four formed in 1977 in Leeds, UK with Jon King (vocals), Andy Gill (guitar), Dave Allen (bass), and Hugo Burnham (drums). Influenced by the Ramones and Television, Gang of Four played a stripped down version of punk, later referred to as post-punk.

The band released their first single, “Damaged Goods,” in 1978. The single’s success led to two Peel radio sessions and an LP, Entertainment. The band experienced the backlash of controversy at the onset with the BBC banning their single “At Home He’s a Tourist” for “controversial lyrics,” and then later “I Love A Man In Uniform” during the Falklands war in 1982.

Gang of Four released their second LP Solid Gold in 1981. Allen left the group following a US tour to form Shriekback, and was briefly replaced by Busta “Cherry” Jones, then Sara Lee. Lee not only lent her skills as a bassist, she provided vocals, as well, extending the band’s audience and appeal. The band released their third album Songs of the Free which included the aforementioned banned song “I Love a Man In Uniform.”

Burnham left the band, who went on to release Hard in 1983. In 1986, they released The Peel Sessions, but by that time Gang of Four was essentially defunct. Gill and King reunited in 1994, and released a couple of albums together. Then, the entire original line-up reformed in 2004. After numerous retirements and reformations, Gang of Four remains active, announcing it will release yet another album the end of 2010.

Gang of Four’s music has withstood the test of time. Too bad they were not more well-known when they broke onto a scene that was ripe for their style. Never heard of them? Here’s your chance to make up for lost time. Post-punk fans, rejoice.

Purchase Gang of Four music here.

“To Hell With Poverty” via YouTube user Byrd75:

“I Love A Man In Uniform” via YouTube user YCSmusic:

“Damaged Goods” via YouTube user xlsomeonelx:

“Tattoo” via YouTube user clmnt92:

“Damaged Goods” via YouTube user samuraiinCfede:

Early Discography

Entertainment! (1979)
Solid Gold (1981)
Songs of the Free (1982)
Hard (1983)
The Peel Sessions (1986)

Gary Numan vs. DieHard Battery

To know me is to know my undying love for Gary Numan. In fact, I have VIP tickets to see/meet him in October during his North American Pleasure Principle Tour.

This ad was just released on YouTube yesterday, and is well on its way to becoming viral. In my humble opinion, it is ultra-cool.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-11-2010

July 11, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

No better way to beat the “Monday’s coming and I can’t stop it” blues than to spend Sunday evening in the Marsbar Theatre. Let David Marsden jump-start your week the way it was meant to be. Make a note to join us next Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 pm until midnight eastern.

The playlist is until 10 pm – if anyone can fill in the list post-10 pm, it would be greatly appreciated.
~ MissParker ~

Be Bop Deluxe – Panic In The World
Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
Broken Social Scene – All To All
Champion Heartache – Dirty Mind
Clash – The Magnificent Seven
City Boy – The Greatest Story Ever Told
Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives
Extras – Jealous Girl
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Fools – It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls
Frank Zappa – Flakes
garfield – Above Market Street
Gentlmen Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Godley & Crème – 5 O’clock In The Morning
Hidden Cameras – Colour Of A Man
Housemartins – People Who grinned Themselves To Death
Hudson Ford – Burn Baby Burn
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Jona Lewie – Louise (We Get It right)
Klaatu – Knee Deep In Love
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane (Intro)
Moist – Silver
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Queen – The Show Must Go On
Rheostatics – Why Is This Man Laughing
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Simple Minds – In Trance As Mission
Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Spirit – Nature’s Way
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Thinkman – The Formula
Thomas Dolby – Wind Power
UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-10-2010

July 10, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Once again, this was a fabulous night for music in the Marsbar Theater. This past Thursday, David participated in a one-year memorial for the late Martin Streek. Tonight, David played some of Martin’s favorite music in his honor, making an already extraordinary night even more wonderful.

Join us tomorrow night from 7 pm until midnight eastern.
~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Beloved – The Sun Rising
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
Book Of Love – Boy
Boomtown Rats – Dave
Broken Social Scene – Chase Scene
Champion – Resistance (Skool)
Cure – Love Cats
David Bowie – Here Comes The Night
Dee Long – Make Love In Zero Gravity
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – C’Mon Eileen
Evermore – It’s Too Late
Gary Numan – Cars
Golden Dogs – Saints At The Gates
Hidden Cameras – Do I Belong?
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Spasticus (Autisticus)
Japan  – Rhodesia
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Joe Cocker – Summer In The City
Living Color – Glamour Boys
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Forest Fire
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Midge Ure – If I Was
Oingo Boingo – You Really Got Me
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Powder Blues Band – Hear That Guitar Ring
Priddle Concern – Dive
Pukka Orchestra – Wonderful night To Be Young
Rammstein – Stripped Down To The Bone
Redbone – Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Richard Strange & The Engine Room – Damascus
Richard Wright – Confusion
Robbie Robertson – Fallen Angel
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Over At The Frankenstein Place
Roger Waters – Tower Of Faith
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
Sam Roberts – Brother Down
Sham 69 – Poor Cow
Shriekback – Nemesis
Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia (My Reflection)
Slave To The SQUAREwave – New York’s A Go-Go
Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun In The Summertime
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight Tonight
Spoons – Tell No Lies
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Too Precious
Strawbs – Benedictus
Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
U2 – Dancing Barefoot
Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Sigue Sigue Sputnik

The epitome of 80’s New Wave space-age excess, in looks and sound, was a band named after a Russian street gang, Sigue Sigue Sputnik (burn, burn sputnik). Formed in the early 80’s, the founding members were former Generation X bassist Tony James and Martin Degville. They were joined by outlandish frontman Zarjaz Baby, Neal X (Whitmore), Chris Kavanagh, Ray Mayhew and Yana Ya Ya.

Known for its outrageous and campy style, Sigue Sigue Sputnik hit its groove in 1986 when three of their singles charted in the UK top 40. “Love Missile F1-11” is the band’s most well-known song. Filled with trippy, spacey music, nonsensical lyrics, and a psychedelic-influenced tempo, listening “Love Missile F1-11” is like having a party in your ears. According to Wikipedia:

Sigue Sigue Sputnik lyrics combined futuristic imagery (“Cryin’ on our knees as the network screams”, “Saturn dreams, laser beams” and “space cowboy”) with camp, erotic, references to fetishized violence and B movie imagery. Songs referred to a “love rocket red”, “21st century sex machines”, “Atom age wonder”, “easy action Frankenstein”, “Chinese-speaking strip TVs” and a “freako psycho horror show”. This line could also be read as “freako psycho horrorshow”, a reference to A Clockwork Orange. They also created images such as “hips and lips and beauty queens”, and “venus ramp, sexy tramp…vegas vamp”. “Love Missile F1-11″‘s lyrics pushed the boundaries of parental tolerance and gained media attention with repeated double-entendre entreaties to “Shoot it up, Shoot it up, Shoot it up”.

Whether you like what you hear or not, there’s no disputing that this band leads the pack in ground-breaking New Wave extravaganza. It also was terribly short-lived, breaking up after only two studio albums. James blamed the media turning against them for their demise. In truly love-hate fashion, the media that first hyped the formation of Sigue Sigue Sputnik, ended up stabbing them in the back, accusing them of both manufacturing much of the controversy surrounding their live performances, and of miming onstage.

If you want music that makes you smile, give Sigue Sigue Sputnik a listen. There’s enough camp schtick packed into their productions to satisfy a walk on the wild side musically for a long time to come.

Purchase Sigue Sigue Sputnik music here.

Not for the faint of heart:

“Love Missile F1-11” via YouTube user metrodax:

“Atari Baby” via YouTube user escaquito75:

“21st Century Boy” via YouTube user junglerecords:

80’s Discography

Flaunt It (1986)

Dress for Excess (1988)