Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-27-2010

June 27, 2010

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

Hoping you were able to join us and get your week jump-started in the right direction. Nothing like a few hours in the Marsbar Theatre to set your week up in the best way possible. Thank you David for all you do to enrich our lives. The sets dedicated to the heroes that put on their wings and Pride Week were both over-the-top.

~ MissParker ~

Partial list until 10 pm.

Bob Reid – Highway Of Heroes
Box – Closer Together
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy
Carmen Twillie – The Circle Of Life
Cottage Industry – Point On The Hill
Counting Crows – If I Could Give All My Love
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
Elvis Costello – Lip Service
Ghostwriters – Ready Steady Go
Grapes Of Wrath – See Emily Play
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Icehouse – Electric Blue
Iggy Pop – I’m Bored
Images In Vogue – Just Like You
INXS – Original Sin
Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties
Jools Holland – I Wish I Knew What It Meant To Be Free
Leon Russell & New Grass Revival – Jumpin’ Jack Flash/ Youngblood
Lightning Seeds – Marvelous
Mick Ronson – Over The Rainbow
Motors – Airport
New Order – World In Motion
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
Pansy Division – Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other
Paul Hyde – If You Loved Someone
Pursuit Of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Rod Stewart – The Killing Of Georgie
Rough Trade – Crimes Of Passion
Slave to The SQUAREwave – Sinners Of Saint Avenue
Tubes – Don’t Touch Me There
Van Morrison – Madame George
Ventures – Telstar

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 ~ 6-26-2010

June 26, 2010

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

The best way to escape the insanity is to tune in to David Marsden on 94.9 The Rock.FM. Music broadcast the way it was meant to be….free-form, intelligent, and with love. Join us tomorrow night, same time, same place….7 pm until midnight at The Rock.FM.
 ~ MissParker ~

Adrian Belew – Big Electric Cat
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
City Boy – 5000 Years/ Don’t Know Can’t Tell
Clash – Guns Of Brixton
Cliks – Dirty King
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Dave Rave – Good News
Eight Seconds – Kiss You When It’s Dangerous
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Gary Numan – We Are Glass
Genesis – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Golden Earring – Vanilla Queen
Hidden Cameras – Mild Mannered Army
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Jags – The Last Picture Show
Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died
Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Joe Jackson – Sunday Papers
Kissing The Pink – The Last Film
LCD Sound System – Get Innocuous!
Lewis Furey – Top Ten Sexes
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
My Morning Jacket – Look At You
National Velvet – Sex Gorilla
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Pete Shelley – Homosapien
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Psychedelic Furs – Sister Europe
Pukka Orchestra – Listen To The Radio
Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me?
Rita Marley – One Draw
Romeo Void – Never Say Never
Sam Cooke – Another Saturday Night
Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
Silversun Pickups – It’s Nice To Know You Work Alone
Slave To The SQUAREwave – 1972
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Stunt Chimps – Claves
Supertramp – Cannonball
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Thomas Dolby – One Of Our Submarines
Waterwalk – Never Leaving Eden

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 ~ Blancmange

It’s always a pleasure to find out that big-sound band you’re listening to is actually an uber-talented duo. Another happy surprise is when the duo’s name is out-shined by the actual ability of the musicians. Such is the case with the British duo Blancmange. Fabulous music from an extraordinary pair, far and away nothing like their name, which translates into the rather bland-sounding “white dish.”

Vocalist Neil Arthur and instrumentalist Stephen Luscombe formed Blancmange in Harrow, Middlesex UK in 1979. Prior to releasing their first EP Irene and Mavis, they released a track on the Some Bizzare Album, leading to a recording contract with London Records. Their debut album, Happy Families charted in the top 30 and produced a well-known single, “Living On The Ceiling.”

Blancmange’s other most noted singles, “Blind Vision” and “Don’t Tell Me” charted at number 10 and 8 respectively and were a product of their second album Mange Tout. This proved to be the pinnacle of the duo’s short lifespan, with a surprising downturn in sales and popularity shortly following. The 1985 album Believe You Me didn’t fare very well and Blancmange decided to call it quits in 1987.

Luscombe released an album of Indian-influenced music under the name The West India Company in 1989, and Arthur released a solo album Suitcase, in 1994. Good news has it that Blancmange has recently reformed and the duo is busy writing material for a new album. This is definitely great news because this is a talented pair who deserved a much better and long-lived shot at stardom the first time around. We can only hope that the second time will be the charm.

Purchase Blancmange music here.

The band’s official MySpace page.

Blind Vision” via YouTube user trmnmk:


Game Above My Head (12 inch mix)” via YouTube user Hcres79:


Living On The Ceiling” via YouTube user JimEAPG:

Don’t Tell Me” via YouTube user flemwad:


80’s Discography

Happy Families (1982)

Mange Tout (1984)
Believe You Me (1985)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 06-22-10

Ed-FM will not be on the air for the next three weeks. He’ll be taking a well-deserved holiday, and we’ll miss him dearly. In fact, Ed made sure he left us with plenty of fuel to sustain us in his absence. If you don’t believe me, just have a look at the great playlist from tonight’s show.

Come back and join us on July 20, 2010 to give your ears some of what they are hungering for.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “if you’ve never heard it before, I’m doing my job” 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 22, 2010

Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
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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.
To listen to any shows that you may have missed, go to the CFRC website and look up the archives under the “Programming” drop-down menu. You can enjoy Ed’s previous shows in one-hour increments.

Rational Youth – Holiday In Bangkok
China Crisis – Tragedy & Mystery
Coconuts – Naughty Boy
Room 9 – Angels Sing
Data Bank-A – Etiquette Of Travel
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party (party ‘til you’re dead mix)
Men Without Hats – Jenny Wore Black
Depeche Mode – See You (12 inch)
Seona Dancing – More To Lose (extended mix)
Spoons – Red Light
Nash The Slash – Psychotic Reaction
KLo – If Not For Love
Book Of Love – Lost Souls (extended)
Pete Shelley – Homosapien (elongated dance party mix)
Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way (extended)
Blancmange – That’s Love That It Is
Visage – Fade To Grey
Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-20-2010

June 20, 2010

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

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there. It was a fast weekend, but ended on a perfectly pitched note thanks to David. Be sure to join us this coming weekend for great music, fabulous company, and the best free-form broadcasting in the universe.

 ~ MissParker ~

Apples In Stereo – Floating In Space
Artists United Against Apartheid – Sun City
Beat Farmers – Happy Boy
Bonzo Dog Band – Urban Spaceman
Box – Crying Out Loud For Love
Box Tops – The Letter
Carol Pope – Dream #6
Cars – Moving In Stereo
Clash – Magnificent Seven
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
David Bowie – Station To Station
Dave Rave – Good News
Dee Long – I Cried Out
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Frank Zappa – Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
Gowan – Criminal Mind
Harrison Fjord – Open Spaces
Howard Devoto – Rainy Season
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Ian McCulloch – Jealous Guy
Iggy Pop – Play It Safe
Interview – St. Jean Wires
Jimi Hendrix – Burning Midnight Lamp
John Lee Hooker/Santana – The Healer
Johnny Clegg & Juluka – Scatterlings Of Africa
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Klaatu – Sub-Rosa Subway
Lee Michaels – Heighty Hi
Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now
Madness – One Step Beyond
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Moist – Breathe
Mike Batt – Imbecile
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
New Pornographers – Use It
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Prefab Sprout – Faron Young
Robbie Robertson – Soapbox Preacher
Roger Waters – Watching TV
Silverspun Pickups – Growing Old Is Getting Old
Simply Red – Positively Fourth Street
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Summertown
Soul Asylum – Runaway Train
Special AKA – Free Nelson Mandela
Spoons – Old Emotions
Squeeze – Last Time Forever
Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Third World – Try Jah Love
Tom Robinson Band – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
William Shatner – Common People
Zwol – Southern Part Of France

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 ~ 6-19-2010

June 19, 2010

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

Another delicious Saturday night thanks to David and the Marsbar Theater. Join us tomorrow night to hear music like it should be played – freestyle, and with love.

~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Autograph – Turn Up The Radio
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy
City Boy – The Greatest Story Ever Told
Cliks – Dirty King
Colin James – Man’s Gotta Be A Stone
Crimea Lottery – Winners On Acid
Cut Copy – Lights & Music
Dalbello – Animal
David Bowie – Drive-In Saturday
Diodes – Catwalker
Earons – Land Of Hunger
Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
Fiction Factory – Feels Like Heaven
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Norwegian Wood
Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage
Gary Numan – Are Friends Electric?
Gracious – Heaven
Hidden Cameras – Rewind
Hidden Cameras – In The Na
Icehouse – No Promises
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
King Crimson – Elephant Talk
LCD Sound System – Get Innocuous!
Leonard Cohen A Thousand Kisses Deep
Lords Of The New Church – Open Your Eyes
Marillion – Angelina
Martha & The Muffins – Women Around The World At Work
Mary Onettes – Puzzles
Moev – Alibis
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
New Pornographers – Sweet Talk
Patti Smith – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Pink Floyd – One Of These Days
Powder Blues Band – Boppin’ With The Blues
Project Pitchfork – Orange Mood
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Simple Minds – Rockets
Slave To The SQUAREwave – New York’s A Go Go
Spoons – Love Drum
Spoons – Ciao
Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
Status Quo – In The Army Now
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Teardrop Explodes – Poppies In The Field
The The  – Sweet Bird Of Truth
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?
Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl
Vibrators – Disco In Moscow
Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio

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 ~ Teenage Head

Photo by: Peter Bauce

You’ve got to love a punk band with a clever name and a hot music catalog. Teenage Head, from Hamilton, ON Canada wins on both counts. It’s an eclectic band that’s fun to listen to and actually spans more music genres than merely punk.

Teenage Head’s founding members were Frankie Venom (who died on Oct. 15, 2008), Gord Lewis, Steve Mahon, and Nick Stipanitz (later replaced by Jack Pedler). They formed in 1975 and released their first single, “Picture My Face,” three years later. Their self-titled album Teenage Head followed shortly after.

It wasn’t until the LP Frantic City was released in 1980 that the band became well-known throughout Canada. The album’s success led to gigs in the US, which had to be played without Gord Lewis who was in a serious car wreck just prior to the tour. He was temporarily replaced by David Bendeth.

The next album, Tornado, was released in 1983 and came with its own bit of controversy. It seems the stuffed shirts at the American distributor took exception to the band’s name and insisted they change it to Teenage Heads. Puhleeze. Teenage Head acquiesced, and the album would spawn their last hit in Canada.

In 1985, although plagued with personnel changes, Teenage Head managed to release another album, Trouble In The Jungle. Their final 80’s-era album was titled Head Disorder and failed to produce a single that charted.

Be sure to check out this multi-faceted band who deserved much more recognition than they ultimately received. Tight, talented, and at times troublesome (they appeared at a concert in 1978 billed as “The Last Pogo” which ended in a riot) they were certainly capable of world recognition. Although widespread fame eluded them, their worthwhile contribution to 80’s music lives on.

Purchase Teenage Head music here.

More information on Teenage Head can be found here.

Luv for Sale” via YouTube user bobzmyuncle:

Let’s Shake” via YouTube user Picturemyface:

Teenage Beer Drinkin’ Party” via YouTube user bobzmyuncle:

Disgusteen” via YouTube user Picturemyface:


Teenage Head (1979)
Frantic City (1980)
Some Kinda Fun (1982)
Tornado EP (as “Teenage Heads”) (1983)
Trouble in the Jungle (1986)
Electric Guitar (1988)
Head Disorder (1996)
Teenage Head with Marky Ramone (2008)