Last night’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM totally rocked the house. It was easy to see that ED-FM was chomping at the bit after being derailed last week by a frozen transmitter. The playlist was hot and chock full of obscurities.
One amazing track that Ed played was a song called “Midway” by Ohama which narrated the hardships Ohama’s parents went through as a result of internment of Japanese-Canadians in a prison camp during World War II. The United States committed similar atrocities with its Japanese-American citizens. A very sad time for so many people who had their worldly possessions and their livelihoods unjustly stripped from them.
I heard from a reliable source that Ed was bouncing off the walls at the CFRC studio, especially during his much-beloved “Yello” track. It’s OK Ed, because I was doing some heavy chair-dancing myself. And, I’m sure we were in good company.
A warm Welcome Back to Ed. Have a look at the playlist and if you see something you like, be sure to listen in next Tuesday from 8-10pm EST. Ed takes requests by phone: (613) 533-CFRC (2372) or email: retrospectcfrc at dot ca. Indulge yourself in some “80’s Music that doesn’t suck.”
CFRC-FM Playlist January 20, 2009
Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
- Rough Trade – Deca-Dance
- Lene Lovich – It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) – Extended Dance mix
- Ohama – Midway
- Simple Minds – Here Comes The Fool
- Mark Shreve – Legion
- Matt Bianco – Yeah Yeah
- Alexei Sayle – Didn’t You Kill My Brother? (Mr. Crazy Mix)
- Gordon Deppe and The Spoons – Theme For A City
- Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past (F version 12” Mix)
- Yello – The Race (12” Mix)
- Siouxsie and the Banshees – Song From The Edge Of The World (Columbus Mix)
- Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
- Benjamin Russell – Miracle
- Gary Numan/Tubeway Army – We Have A Technical J
- Rheingold – Triad Dimensions