Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-31-2010

July 31, 2010

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

Fabulous show tonight. David worked doubly hard for our listening pleasure because he will be on break tomorrow night. Join us next Saturday and Sunday night in the Marsbar Theater – your ears will be ever so grateful that you did.

 ~ MissParker ~

Adrian Belew – Big Electric Cat
Autograph – Dance All Night
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Champion – Resistance (Skool)
Cure – The Caterpillar
David Bowie – China Girl
Dee Long – Goodnight Universe
Depeche Mode/New Order – Strangelove/Bizarre Love Triangle
Diodes – Photographs Of Mars
Elbow – Audience With The Pope
Elton John – Song For Guy
Elvis Costello – Alison
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Gary Moore – Looking For Somebody
Gazebo – I Like Chopin
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Homer Simpson – Beer Song
Hunter Valentine – She Only Loves Me When She’s Wasted
Japan – Rhodesia
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – My Male Curiosity
Kissing The Pink – One Step
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Lewis Furey – Cops Ballet/Rubber Gun Show/Top Ten Sexes
Living Colour – Glamour Boys
Madness – Our House
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Moist – Breathe
New Pornographers – Use It
Pink Floyd – Wot’s The Deal
Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You
Rammstein – Stripped Down To The Bone
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summertime
Slave to The SQUAREwave – Dirty Disco
Snowy White – Bird Of Paradise
Soup Dragons – I’m Free
Spoons – Nova Heart
Strange Advance – We Run
Stranglers – Too Precious
T. Rex – The Slider
Tal Bachman – Darker Side Of Blue
The The – Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
Tubes – White Punks On Dope
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Vital Sines – Collage
Yaz – Situation

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 ~ Kissing The Pink (KTP)

Sure, the name is a bit odd, conjuring up some R- or even X-rated mental visions. But, quirky name aside, Kissing The Pink started life in England as a solid New Wave/synth-pop band circa 1982. The original members were Nick Whitecross, Jon Hall, George Stewart, Josephine Wells, Pete “Barnie” Barnett, Sylvia Griffin, and Steve Cusack. As with many bands from that era, there were other members that moved in and out over the years.

The band had a strong cult following, but failed to break into the big time. Even though they had several early singles that charted well, widespread recognition eluded them. The band ended up shortening their name to KTP in 1985, and the single “Certain Things Are Likely” made it to number 1 and remained there for three weeks in 1987. It’s definitely one of my favorite Kissing The Pink recordings. When you watch/listen below, I dare you to sit still.

Although they did not enjoy the worldwide success they deserved, KTP has remained together, recording as recently as last year, comprised of Jon, Nick, and George. They are also currently actively involved with producing music. There are 4 KTP albums available to purchase and listen to. I highly recommend checking this band out. They stayed the course throughout the 80’s, and left their indelible mark on the synth-pop/dance music scene. Those of you who were active clubbers probably danced the night away fueled by KTP and the most diverse music decade ever.

Purchase Kissing the Pink/KTP music here.

“The Other Side Of Heaven” via YouTube user Industrial82:

“The Last Film” via YouTube user smorodina:

“Radio On” via YouTube user NormN354:

“Certain Things Are Likely” via YouTube user pelepollo:

Discography

Naked (1983)

  

 

  

  

What Noise? (1984)

  

  

 

 

Certain Things Are Likely (1986) (as KTP)

 

 

 

         

 Sugarland (1993)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 07-27-10

Something for everyone tonight. The songs ran the gamut of New Wave to post-punk to pure punk. And even if you’d heard it before, perhaps Ed dished up a mix that was a bit on the obscure side. It’s always a treat to hear a favorite in a whole new arrangement.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “a good DJ is like a master chef” 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 July 27, 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.

Payola$ – Rose
Alarm – Rain In The Summertime (12 inch thunder mix)
Yello – Vicious Games (extended)
Play Dead – Conspiracy (Saigon mix)
Vis-à-Vis – I Am The Night (Colour Me Black)
Moev – Wanting (12 inch)
Sex Gang Children – Beasts
New Order – Everything’s Gone Green (12 inch)
Boulevard Noir – Images Of Concrete Toys
Spoons – Nova Heart (7 inch single)
Peter Murphy – Blue Heart (12 inch)
Hawaiian Pups – Ode To Young Boys
Thought – Rapture
Rough Trade – What’s The Furor About The Fuhrer?
Ministry – Nature of Love
Transition Vamp – Tell That Girl To Shut Up
Indochine – Trois Nuits Par Semaine
Extras – Fever Fire
Martha & The Muffins – Swimming

Marsbar Playlist ~ 7-25-2010

July 25, 2010

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

The music flowed freely – unencumbered and plentiful. There were even a couple of unique mixes thrown in for good measure. Equal parts love and caring with a little bit of humor sprinkled in, and you have the formula for the best way to spend your Saturday and Sunday nights. Marsden and you, putting it across the planet from The Rock.FM.

Here is the list until 10 pm. And once again, if anyone can help with the post-ten o’clock Sunday night lists going forward, it will be greatly appreciated.

 ~ MissParker ~

Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Beck – Diamond Dogs
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
Blodwyn Pig – Dear Jill
British Sea Power – Waving Flags
Broken Social Scene – All To All
Bruce Cockburn – Open
Cure – Pictures Of You
Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
Daniel Lanois – The Maker
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Dr. Feelgood – Bonie Moronie
Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals – Tattoo Black
Echo & The Bunnymen – Rescue
Elbow – Starling
Elton John – This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore
Flash & The Pan – Down Among The Dead Men
Hidden Cameras – Rewind
Hidden Cameras – Colour Of A Man
Jesus Jones – International Bright Young Thing
Joe Cocker – Summer In The City
Ken Tobias – Dream #2
Kinks – Catch Me Now I’m Falling
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Lightning Seeds – Pure
Madness – One Step Beyond
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
Paul Hyde  – Started Smoking Again
Pink Floyd – High Hopes
Rough Trade – Weapons
Silencers – Wild Mountain Thyme
Steppenwolf – Snowblind Friend
Strawbs – Hero & Heroine
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Skeletons

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 ~ 7-24-2010

July 24, 2010

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

There was no shortage of excellent tunes tonight as my chair, worn out from chair-dancing, will attest to. From beginning until end, David made sure we were happy, entertained, and above all, musically fulfilled. If you couldn’t make it tonight, you have another chance this weekend to join us Sunday night. Do yourself a favor – you won’t regret it.
 ~ MissParker ~

Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Cake – Sheep Go To Heaven (x2)
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Crack The Sky – Safety In Numbers
Cure – More Than This
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
Evermore – It’s Too late
Fiat Lux – Blue Emotion
Fine Young cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
FM – One O’Clock Tomorrow
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Golden Dogs – Underwater Goldmine
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah
Hidden Cameras – Underage
Hunters & Collectors – Talking To A Stranger
Iggy Pop – Wild Child
Japan – Adolescent Sex
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On
Jona Lewie – Always In the Kitchen At Parties
Julian Cope – Soldier Blue
Kinks – A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy
Klaatu – Dog Star
Madness – Our House
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Don’t Kill It Carol
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
Moev – In & Out
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
National Velvet – Flesh Under Skin
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Secret
Peter Frampton – Do You Feel Like We Do
Phoebe Snow/ Ladysmith Black Mambazo – People Get Ready
Placebo – Pure Morning
Procul Harem – Grand Hotel
Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Redbone – Witch – Crimes Of Passion
Simple Minds – Rockets
Slave To The SQUAREwave – 1972
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Softshock – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Spirit Of The West – Enough Already Alright (Hello Cleveland)
Spoons – Nova Heart
Spoons – Ciao
Supertramp – Brother Where You Bound
Toni Childs – Dead Are Dancing
Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
Wendy Carlos – Title Music From A Clockwork Orange

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 ~ Information Society

Information Society was formed at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1982. The original band members were Kurt Larson, Paul Robb, and James Cassidy. An eclectic ensemble, they didn’t really fit into one genre, embracing electronic music, a bit of hip hop, and a flair for the avant-garde.

In their first year, the band released two albums: The InSoc EP and Creatures Of Influence. It wasn’t until two years later that the band released a single that gained them some traction called “Running.” Information Society’s singer at the time, Murat Konar, left the band soon afterward. With “Running’s” success, the band made a decision to relocate to New York City, a bold move that paid off for them. Amanda Kramer joined the group and lent her vocals to their second single “Walking Away.” Shortly after, she too, was history.

Information Society’s most well-known single was 1988’s “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy).” It’s a trippy synth conglomeration that uses both a sample of Leonard Nimoy saying, “pure energy,” and a sample of DeForest Kelley saying, “It’s worked so far, but we’re not out yet!” The song is found on the self-titled album Information Society, and the samples were licensed for use through the efforts of Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard and a big fan of the group.

The band enjoyed a two more Top 10 Billboard hits from that same album with “Walking Away” and “Repetition.” They also ended up with a fourth single, a cover of ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love On Me.”

Information Society’s next album, Hack (1990), wasn’t nearly as successful as their self-titled LP, but the band still enjoyed two top 40 hits with “Think” and “How Long.” Since then, they have broken up, reformed, and recorded, forging ahead despite experiencing a multitude of personnel changes, and releasing an EP just last year. Perhaps not New Wave nor post punk, but a vital and underrated 1980’s presence nonetheless.

Purchase Information Society Music here.

“What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” via YouTube user Vorash2000:

“Think” via YouTube user chivinno:

“Running” via YouTube user LePhunkDunk:

“Repetition” via YouTube user Exxagerado:

80’s Discography

The InSoc EP (1983)
Creatures Of Influence (1984)
Information Society (1988)
Hack (1990)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 07-20-10

It has been a long, cruel summer without Ed-FM and Retrospect. We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Ed has returned (and I was really worried he’d run away for good!) from a well-deserved break. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the list below and tell me that wasn’t worth waiting for! Thank you Ed for the obscure fix our ears have been craving.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “you only *think* you know 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 July 20, 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.

Kraftwerk – Tour De France
Henry Badowski – My Face
Box – Dancing On The Grave
Gary Numan – Jo The Waiter
Wang Chung – Wait (extended mix)
New Order – Cries & Whispers (12 inch)
Boys Brigade – Saigon
Spoons – Red Light
Classix Nouveau – Manitou (12 inch)
English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom (dub mix)
Positive Noise – Ghosts (12 inch)
Two People – Mouth Of An Angel
Visage – Love Glove (extended)
Breeding Ground – Winter Garden
Indians In Moscow – The Price Of Love
Sisters Of Mercy – Alice (12 inch)
Voice – Lime
Men Without Hats – Antarctica
Yello – Dr. Van Steiner
Squeeze – Slap & Tickle
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
Rational Youth – Sister In The Navy