80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 06-02-09


Things were hotter than a summer night in south Florida last evening on Ed’s Retrospect show. He pulled out all the stops to bring us more of his private stock in an all-too-fast evening of rawking hawt obscure gems. Personally, I loved the opener – “Baby Ran” by 54-40. Can’t get enough of that wonderful 80’s CanCon. It only got ever so much better from there. Was that both Nina Hagen and Lene Lovitch on the same raucous recording? I’ll never tell. Prior to last night’s show, I’d only known of the Extras from a silly song about protected sex called “Circular Impression.” Last night they lit up the speakers with a killer tune, “Fever Fire.” Wonderful, obscure stuff. And the Nails doing anything other than “88 Lines?” Only here at Retrospect.

 Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “drive-like-a-bat-out-of-hell-on-the-information-superhighway-of-obscure” 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 June 02, 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 paste this URL into your Windows Media Player: http://sunsite.queensu.ca:8000/
Join us in the Chat Room during the show – either click the link on the right menu under the Rave and Roll graphic, or here.

1.    54-40 – Baby Ran
2.    The Box – Closer Together (54th St. mix)            
3.    Art Of Noise – Legs (inside leg mix)
4.    New Muzik – Changing Minds
5.    Frank and Moon Unit Zappa – Valley Girl
6.    Alexei Sayle – Didn’t You Kill My Brother (crazy mix)
7.    Screaming Bamboo – Lifelike
8.    Bram Tchaikovsky – Robber
9.    Sex Gang Children – Beasts
10.  Devo – That’s Good
11.  Split Enz – Six Months In A Leaky Boat
12.  The Extras – Fever Fire (12 inch single)
13.  Chalk Circle – Me, Myself, and I (the Precious Mix)
14.  Xymox – Blind Hearts (12” single)
15.  Nina Hagen – Wir Leben Immer Noch
16.  Images In Vogue – Lust For Love
17.  Land of Giants – Cannibal Dolls (12 inch single)
18.  The Nails – Every Time I Touch you
19.  Crown of Thorns – Pictures
20.  Flash & The Pan – Midnight Man (extended)
21.  Stan Ridgway – Salesman

6 thoughts on “80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 06-02-09

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  2. Speaking of Screaming Bamboo, I thought I’d pop in and say hi. So hi!

    Hope you and Dan are well. It’s raining like hell here, but in Florida as you well know what else is new?


  3. ((((((((Spaceman Chris)))))))))))))

    Thank you for dropping by to visit! It’s storming something fierce down south of you – but as you said, this is Florida in June! Hope all is well in your neck of the universe.



  4. Hey there,
    Thanks for playing Screaming Bamboo. I was the drummer for the band. I did not hear the show but think the song you must have played is called “Lifelike”, rather than “Likeness”.


  5. Hey Jeb!

    Thanks so much for the visit. Sorry for getting the name of the song wrong – sometimes things get pretty hectic when I am trying to transcribe the list.

    Hope you’ll tune in when you can – as a matter of fact, there’s another show tonight. 🙂

    Cheers and all the best,


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