80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 03-24-09



Ed-FM was just “full of it” (in his own words) last night; full of rarities, obscurities, and a smattering of on-the-edge-of-almost-there, that is. And, he provided me with another great idea for a “Criminally Underrated” by spinning “Paris Is One Day Away” by The Mood. There’s a band with a fabulous 80’s sound that should have had a huge impact; but more on that in a few days.


Be sure to tune in to Ed and his supersonic 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on Tuesday nights. 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.” I guarantee die-hard 80’s New Wave/post-punk fans will not be disappointed.


CFRC-FM Playlist March 24, 2009


Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

ED-FM ~ Retrospect

80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck

If the “Listen Live” link on the CFRC Website doesn’t work, copy and past this URL into your Windows Media Player: http://sunsite.queensu.ca:8000/


  1. Manufacture – As The End Draws Near
  2. Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse
  3. The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
  4. The Trees – Delta Sleep
  5. Two Men, A Drum Machine, and A Trumpet  – Tired Of Getting Pushed Around
  6. Nash The Slash – Swing Shift (soixante-neuf)
  7. A Drop In The Gray – Wide Eyed One
  8. Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (12 inch)
  9. Dalek I Love you – Heaven Was Bought For Me
  10. Benjamin Russell – Miracle
  11. Johnny Analog – Rhythm Ruled
  12. Ohama – Images Are Drugs
  13. B-52s – Planet Claire
  14. Seona Dancing – More To Lose
  15. The Mood – Paris Is One Day Away
  16. Fad Gadget – Swallow It
  17. The Art Of Noise feat. Dwayne Eddy – Peter Gunn (12 inch)
  18. The Clash – Charlie Don’t Surf
  19. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
  20. Landscape – Norman Bates
  21. Single Gun Theory – Red Sunshine
  22. Telex – Moskow Diskow
  23. The Flying Lizards – TV

11 thoughts on “80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 03-24-09

  1. Thanks to both of you for stopping by – I hope you both have a great week – Glen, see you in the Marsbar Theatre! Ed, try not to work too hard!



  2. Ooo. I have been looking for a copy of Two Men, A Drum Machine and a Trumpet for a long time !

    I am way, way out of your time zone, but will have to try and check this show out. The playlists are always compelling. 😀


  3. Hi Joey,

    I think there’s a 5-hour time difference, if I remember correctly – that would put the show from 3-5 in the afternoon for you. Ed may not be on this coming Tuesday – he is going to try to pre-record a show, but will be out of town next week. Definitely try for the week after if you can. 🙂

    All the best and great to see you,


  4. Hi MissP,

    Did you like More to Lose by Seona Dancing (Ricky Gervais and Bill Macrae)? It’s like a new wave anthem here in the Philippines. 🙂


  5. Yes I did (((((McDoc)))))) – I am learning about a lot of wonderful music listening to Ed-FM’s show. And, I’m finding out that folks in the Philippines have fabulous taste in music! 🙂



  6. I haven’t heard Strawberry Switchblade since the last time I heard Strawberry Switchblade! Only you could bring that back in the depths of what little mind I have, lovely lady.

    By the way, if you are out and about around 1:30 tgis afternoon, Discovery is coming hope and the landind track on the first entry rev takes it over Cuba and right up your coast. If you hear a couple sonic booms, it’s just the ship coming home, not an early start to that Mayan calendar business. I’m headed out the door now for the landing. Yack later!


  7. Spaceman (((((((Chris))))))))

    Thank you for the (literal) heads up. I’ll be listening/watching around 1:30. All week we’ve had the doors and windows open, but today, unfortunately, things are closed up tight, and the AC is cranking, because of the humidity. But, I’ll be sure to step outside around that time.

    I’m glad Ed’s playlist conjured up some good memories. 🙂 When things slow down for you (Har!), you need to give him a listen on Tuesday nights. This Tuesday, unfortunately, he’s going to be out of town, but will be back the following week. Plus, I’m still counting on you to show up in Marsden’s chat room one of these Thursday/Friday nights!

    All the best to you,


  8. Jeez, it’s pretty obvious I can’t spell too well when I’m in a hurry. Just got home from the landing, perfect as it could be. The landing was delayed an orbit due to high winds at the Cape, hope you don’t have a stiff neck from looking up too long wondering where the heck it was! The landing track changes with each orbit, so it was more inland than planned on the previous orbit. I bet you heard the sonic booms though, no?


  9. When we didn’t see/hear anything by around 1:45, we went back inside and turned on network news. That’s when we heard the landing had been delayed and saw the shift in how the Discovery would be coming in. I kept an ear peeled for sonic booms around 3:00 pm, but heard nothing. Ended up watching the picture-perfect landing on TV – what a gorgeous sight! So glad it got back safely. 🙂

    Sometimes I think you have the *best* job in all the world. But I think you know that!

    All the best and thank you for being there. 🙂



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