80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 06-15-10

Tonight’s show was just the shot in the arm this world-weary body needed. Any playlist that includes both David Sylvian and Peter Murphy is a winner in my book. Ed shaped his show’s theme around the upcoming August 6-8 concert in Hamilton, ON, called Festival of Friends. It will feature, among others, A Flock Of Seagulls, Peter Murphy, and Squeeze. That’s an 80’s dream line-up. Wish I could be there to see it. Check out the line-up for yourself at http://www.creativearts.on.ca/performers.html.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “obscurity rules, top 40 drools” 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 15, 2010

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.
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.

U2 – Gloria
Diodes – That Was The Way It Was
BB Gabor – Soviet Jewellry (Nyet Nyet Soviet)
Ultravox – I Can’t Stay Long
Martha & The Muffins – Come Out & Dance
Japan – Adolescent Sex
Squeeze – Cool For Cats
A Flock Of Seagulls – Committed
Peter Murphy – The Line Between The Devil’s Teeth (12 inch)
Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
Spoons – Smiling In Winter
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peel Sessions)
Box – Dancing On The Grave (12 inch)
David Byrne – Big Business (12 inch)
Romeo Void – A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)
Boys Brigade – Africa
Danielle Dax – The Shamenen
Chameleons UK – Tomorrow Never Knows
Chalk Circle – Superman (Meets The Man Of Steel)
The The – Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 inch)

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-13-2010

June 13, 2010

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

Mondays seem to come just a tad too quickly and tomorrow is no exception. David Marsden has gotten the week off to a perfect start, taking the edge off of the Monday doldrums. Join us next weekend to both end and start your week the way it should be.

 ~ MissParker

Abraham’s Children – Workin’ For The Man
Al Kooper – I Can’t Quit Her
Al Stewart – Lord Grenville
Band – Shine A Light
Beck – Diamond Dogs
Black Keys – Everlasting Light
Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills – Really
Boys Brigade – Melody
Carole Pope – Love Strikes Hard
Cars – Drive
Chalk  Circle – April Fool
Cliks – Red & Blue
Crash Test Dummies – Song Bird
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Dr. John – Making Whoopee
Eight Seconds – Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous)
FM – Dream Girl
Frank Zappa – Dancin’  – 96 Tears
Garfield – Play It Again Boys
Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues
Grateful Dead – Truckin’
Hidden Cameras – Underage
Japan – Suburban Love
Jeff Beck – Rock My Plimsoul
Jeff Healey – Love You Too Much
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
Joel Plaskett – Every Time You Leave
Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
Leon Russell – Pisces Apple Lady
Leon Russell – Delta Lady
Long John Baldry – Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock  & Roll
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Fox On The Run
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd – Have A Cigar
Powder Blues Band – What Have I Been Drinking?
Roger Waters – Radio Waves
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Silverspun Pickups – Getting Old is Getting Old
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Here Comes The Sun
Stranglers – Golden Brown
The The – Armageddon Days Are Here Again
Timber Timbre – Lay Down In Tall Grass
Tommy Bolin – Post Toastee
Yello – Lost Again

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003 until June 2010, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-12-2010

June 12, 2010

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

Another glorious end to the week. Tonight’s set was seamless enjoyment from beginning to end. If you missed out, please join us tomorrow night when we have our ears pleasured once again from 7 pm until midnight. Thank you, David, for everything that you do.

~ MissParker

Aaron Neville – Respect Yourself
Blancmange – Blind Vision
Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
Breeding Ground – Happy Now I Know
Brian Eno & John Cale – Spinning Away
British Sea Power – Waving Flags
Champion Heartache – Dirty Mind
Chris Spedding – Guitar Jamboree
Cliks – Dirty King
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cure – Lullaby
Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire
Daniel Ash – Burning Man
Dave Rave – Good News
David Bowie – Here Comes The Night
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Depeche Mode – Master & Servant
Diodes – Teenage Nation
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
Fingerprintz – Bulletproof Heart
Fixx – Red Skies At Night
Four Tops – I’ll Be There
Golden Dogs – Saints At The Gates
Hunter Valentine – Staten Island Dream Tour
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Clever Trevor
Iggy Pop – Pumping For Jill
Jesus & Mary Chain – April Skies
John Martyn – I’d Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)
Jon & Vangelis – I Hear You Now
King Crimson – I Talk To The wind
Madness – One Step Beyond
MC 900 FT Jesus – The City Sleeps
Mental As Anything – Let’s Live It Up
New Order – World In Motion
New Pornographers – Use It
Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell
Priddle Concern – Dive
Rammstein – Stripped
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love?
Rough Trade – Shaking The Foundations
Rupert Hine – The Setup
Scissor Sisters – Lovers In The Backseat
Scissor Sisters – Return To Oz
Shriekback – All Lined Up
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Summertown
Slave To The SQUAREwave – 1972
Smiths – This Charming Man
Spoons – Two Thousand Years
Spoons – – Hey You
Stranglers – Too Precious
Sweet – Love Is Like Oxygen
Ten Pole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
Thompson Twins – Don’t Mess With Dr. Dream

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003 until June 5, 2010, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Cassandra Complex

Cassandra Complex began as an avant-garde act when Rodney Orpheus met Paul Dillon in Leeds. Andy Booth, who was a journalist that interviewed the band, later joined their ranks.

Cassandra Complex music can be described as being 80’s Goth with a smattering of industrial thrown in for fun. I have a huge soft spot for Goth/industrial, my ears perking up whenever David Marsden or Ed-FM feature the genre. Moody, heavy, and extremely expressive, Cassandra Complex definitely has what it takes to do justice to the style.

The band released their first single, the appropriately titled “March”, in March 1985. When Dillon subsequently left, the band recruited John Marchini, with Jez Willis and Keith Langley providing back-up. The newly reformed Cassandra Complex released a live cassette and was signed to the local label Rouska.

In 1988, Marchini and Booth left, leaving Orpheus to recruit a new line-up for 1989’s Satan, Bugs Bunny, and Me album. Hamburg guitarist Volker Zacharias joined a year later, and remains to this day. Over the years, more personnel changes ensued, but the band currently continues to tour, with another album due to be released this year.

Cassandra Complex music can be found here.

Official Cassandra Complex website.

Rodney Orpheus website.

One Millionth Happy Customer via YouTube user Shams79:

“March” via YouTube user rodneyorpheus:

“Defcon 1” via Youtube user Waver80:

“Power” via YouTube user Dexbam:

Discography

Grenade (1986)
Theomania (1988)
Satan, Bugs Bunny, and me … (1989)
Cyberpunx (1990)
The War Against Sleep (1991)
Sex & Death (1993)
Wetware (2000)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 06-08-10

Ed was on the outer fringe of obscure tonight. The tunes were hot and rare – made to order just like barbecue on a sultry summer night. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, you need to plan on joining us from 8-10 p.m. eastern on Tuesday nights. If you’re jonesing for something rare and out of the ordinary, this is the place to be.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “lick the car and dust the dog” 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 8, 2010
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.
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.

Martha & The Muffins feat. Jocelyn & Daniel Lanois – This Is The Ice Age 
Cannon Heath Down – Having Dreams
Yaz – Goodbye Seventies
Men Without Hats – O Sole Mio
Tear Garden – Valium
Cure – A Forest (extended)
Chris & Cosey – Stolen Kisses
Teardrop Explodes – Ha Ha I’m Drowning
Spoons – Walk The Plank
Neon Judgement – Wish I Could
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Breeding Ground – Reunion (12 inch)
Intimate Strangers – Let Go
Human League – Open Your Heart
Teenage Head – Something On My Mind
Pete Wylie – Sinful (tribal mix)
Box – Live On TV
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (annihilation mix)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Telegraph (extended)
Polyrock – Love Song
Monsoon – Ever So Lonely

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Flesh For Lulu

Flesh for Lulu formed in Brixton, London, UK, in 1982. Their music is described as being an Alternative rock/Gothic band. Personally, I consider it more solidly New Wave with a hint of Goth.

Nick Marsh (vocals and guitar), James Mitchell (drums), Rocco (originally from Wasted Youth, guitar and vocals), and Glen Bishop (bass) formed the original line-up of the band. After signing to Polydor Records in 1983, bassist Glen Bishop left to join Under Two Flags, and was replaced by Kevin Mills (formerly of Specimen).

Their first album, Flesh for Lulu, eluded commercial success. They followed it up with Blue Sisters Swing (1985), recorded for their new label, Hybrid. The album cover featured two nuns kissing, which led to the album being banned in the U.S. and Europe. I find that astounding based on the content of other album covers that were sold and promoted prominently featuring t&a, among other “naughty” bits.

Flesh for Lulu didn’t let that stop them. They joined yet another label, Statik Records, and released Big Fun City later the same year.

“I Go Crazy” (from Long Live the New Flesh — 1987) is the song for which the band is most noted. It was featured in the movie Some Kind of Wonderful and as a result enjoyed limited airplay on American college rock radio stations. Flesh for Lulu took advantage of this notoriety and toured the U.S. It paid off; their 1989 LP release, Decline and Fall, charted in the top 15 of the Modern Rock Tracks chart. In 1990, they cracked the U.S. nut with a single “Time and Space” which landed solidly in the top 10 of the Modern Rock chart. Unfortunately, Flesh for Lulu seems to have run out of steam at that point, and called it quits.

This is a band that’s definitely worth listening to and adding to your 80’s music collection. I was delighted to hear some very solid tunes beyond their commercial success, “I Go Crazy.” Flesh for Lulu was far from the unfair label of “one-hit wonders,” working hard throughout the decade and creating music that should have given them the sales and credibility that they deserved.

Buy Flesh For Lulu music here.

Vist the official band site.

I Go Crazy” via YouTube user LadyStardust06:

 

Postcards From Paradise” via YouTube user torontokads:

Restless” via YouTube user HeliosHelleborine:

Subterraneans” via YouTube user hanman1:

“Time and Space” via YouTube user bahnscott:

80’s Discography

Flesh for Lulu (1984, Polydor)
Blue Sisters Swing (1985, Hybrid)
Big Fun City (1985, Statik)
Long Live the New Flesh (1987, Beggars Banquet)
Plastic Fantastic (1989, Beggars Banquet)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 06-01-10

Once again, Ed provided us with the perfect music for a hot, sultry night. Not only were the tunes high-temp, there was a bit of island salsa thrown in for fun. Then, if you weren’t already revved up, Ed threw in Yello’s “The Race.” I don’t care how cranky or out-of-sorts you might be. By the end of two hours of Retrospect, you will be refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “the music is always freshly obscure around here” 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 1, 2010

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.
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. 

1.      The The – Uncertain Smile  
2.      Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
3.      Rough Trade – Deca-Dance
4.      Cannon Heath Down – Bone Of Contention
5.      Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy
6.      Cassandra Complex – One Millionth Happy Customer
7.      Yello – The Race (12 inch)
8.      Camper Van Beethoven – Abundance
9.      Vital Sines – Rhythm Dark
10. Glove – Mouth To Mouth
11. Yeah Yeah Noh – Superimposed Man
12. Taxi Girl – Cherchez Le Garcon
13. Robbie Rox – Let’s Get Dirty
14. Damned – Edward the Bear
15. Captain Sensible – Brenda Part I
16. Captain Sensible – Brenda  Part II
17. BB Gabor – Metropolitan Life
18. Rational Youth – Cite Phosphore (extended)
19. Ministry – Work For Love (extended)
20. Waterboys – Whole Of The Moon
21. Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People