80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 01-20-09


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 yahoo 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


  1. Rough Trade – Deca-Dance
  2. Lene Lovich – It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) – Extended Dance mix
  3. Ohama – Midway
  4. Simple Minds – Here Comes The Fool
  5. Mark Shreve – Legion
  6. Matt Bianco – Yeah Yeah
  7. Alexei Sayle – Didn’t You Kill My Brother? (Mr. Crazy Mix)
  8. Gordon Deppe and The Spoons – Theme For A City
  9. Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past (F version 12” Mix)
  10. Yello – The Race (12” Mix)
  11. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Song From The Edge Of The World (Columbus Mix)
  12. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
  13. Benjamin Russell – Miracle
  14. Gary Numan/Tubeway Army – We Have A Technical J
  15. Rheingold – Triad Dimensions

7 thoughts on “80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 01-20-09

  1. Hi and thanks for your comment. Did you record anything in the 80’s? If not, there are other blogowners I’m in touch with that feature current, indie music. I’ll pass on your website to them to check out.



  2. Hey (((Jason)))

    Sorry about your computer problems. Mine’s been acting up for a few weeks, but fortunately the sound works. As for the Mars Bar Theatre…I am wishing and hoping for all the best for David. He’s had a rough go of it the past week+. I wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to hearing him back on the air.

    Know anything about the group that posted here…The Wolfmen?

    Take care and all the best!


  3. Heya Wolfmen,

    Thank you for the clarification – how wonderful to hear that you two are still making music! I am going to forward this information to Ed at CFRC and make it a point to spread the news to my fellow music bloggers. I’m adding a link to your site, as well.



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