Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-29-2010

August 29, 2010

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

Tonight’s show landed with a pronounced thud smack in the middle of 80’s alternative. There were so many welcome offerings of long lost new wave and post punk – a little something for everyone – generously sprinkled with some classic blues and contemporary gems. Join us next weekend, and make sure you have your ears lubed up and ready to have some special tunes shoved into them.

David provided the balance of the list from 10 pm until midnight. I’m still looking for a volunteer to cover that time slot on Sundays.
~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Beneath The Blue
Alan Parsons – Doctor Tarr
Annie Lennox – Whiter Shade of Pale
B.B. King feat. Stevie Ray Vaughn – Confessin’ The Blues
Bambi – Rock On
Bill Haley & The Comets – When The Saints Go Marching In
Bill Nelson – Flaming Desire
Box – Live On TV
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Chester French – She Loves Everybody
City Boy – 5,000 Years
Comsat Angels – On The Beach
Cowboy Junkies – Dead Flowers
David Bowie – Cat People
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Deftones – Drive
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Dr. John – Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Dr. John – Right Place Wrong Time
Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These)
Fats Domino – I’m Walking
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Frank Zappa – Dancing Fool
Genesis – Watcher of the Skies
Gentleman Reg – Heroes Change Professions
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends (Music Rising)
Hidden Cameras – Origin: Orphan
Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle
Images In Vogue – Rescue Me
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow
Japan – Taking Islands In Africa
Jeremy Fischer – High School
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
John Foxx – Underpass
Kate Bush – Babooshka
Leon Russell – Back to the Island
Leon Stevenson – Walk Alone
Lords Of The New Church – Dance With Me
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
Otis Span – Mr. Cleanhead
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Perth County Conspiracy – Don’t You Feel Fine
Peter Gabriel & Jimmy Pursey – Animals Have More Fun
Professor Longhair – 501 Boogie
Pukka Orchestra – Your Secret Is Safe With Me
Rocky Horror – Science Fiction
Sick Puppies – Growing Old is Growing Old
Slave To The SQUAREwave – 1972
Spoons – Two Thousand Years
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Stranglers – Peaches
Streetband – Toast
Taj Mahal – All Along the Watchtower
Willy DeVille – Moonlight

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 ~ 8-28-2010

August 28, 2010

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

Tonight was one of those nights that just kept getting better and better. David outdid himself with a fabulous woven tapestry of tunes that kept us entertained and enthralled. If you missed out, and even if you were there, come join us tomorrow night when we get to experience it all over again.
~ MissParker ~

Autograph – Turn Up The Radio
Barclay James Harvest – She Said
Be Bop Deluxe – Modern Music On The Radio
Be Bop Deluxe – Dancing In The Moonlight
Boomtown Rats – Dave
Box Tops – The Letter
Boys Brigade – Into The Flow
Chameleons – Swamp Thing
Clash – This Is Radio Clash
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Darkroom – A Test Of Time
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Diodes – Catwalker
Dr. John – Such A Night
Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Flying Burrito Brothers – Sin City
FM – Dream Girl
Frank Zappa – Cheap Thrills
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Humble Pie – 79th And Sunset
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Klaatu – Anus Of Uranus
Kraftwerk – Tour De France
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Love & Rockets – Haunted When The Minutes Drag
Madness – One Step Beyond
Moev – Head Down
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
Nash The Slash – Psychotic Reaction
Parachute Club – Boys Club
Powder Blues Band – Sweet Little Girl
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Rammstein – Reise Reise
Rough Trade – Weapons
Roxy Music – Do The Strand
Simple Minds – Rockets
Simply Red – Jericho
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Summertown
Sparklehorse – Wish You Were Here
Spiral Beach – Midnight
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Way Of The West – Don’t Say That’s Just For White Boys
XTC – Dear God

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 ~ Yeah Yeah Noh

Listening to Ed-FM on CFRC and David Marsden from the 94.9 TheRock.FM is always a learning experience. Like me, they champion the lesser-known artists which ends up with their shows being treasure troves of music I’ve never before experienced. I believe in sharing this wealth of knowledge, so whenever I hear a talented artist or band that should have been widely-known but ended up being overlooked, it’s my pleasure to give them some deserved exposure here.

Yeah Yeah Noh is a staple of Ed-FM’s show. They were a post-punk group from Leicester, England that began life in 1984. One of the reasons this band may have been so obscure is that they were only together for two years. It was a productive period, though, which saw the release of three albums.

Yeah Yeah Noh was made up of Derek Hammond (vocals, guitar) and John Grayland (guitar). Adrian Crossan (bass) joined them in time to record their first single. Sue Dorey (drums, vocals) was later brought on board, just in time for their second single.

Yeah Yeah Noh’s style has been alternately described as punk, post-punk, and jangle pop. There seems to be a little something for everyone: a variety of sounds along with meaningful and sometimes playful lyrics. The band also flirted with psychedelic rock after guitarist Tom Slater joined. Unfortunately, nothing really cemented the group together, and it came apart without settling into its own signature groove. Before they broke up, however, they recorded some sessions for John Peel which were, fortunately, preserved and eventually released 20 years later in 2006.

If post-punk is your preferred sound, check out Yeah Yeah Noh. Their spare delivery is, at times, somewhat reminiscent of another criminally underrated post-punk band from L.A. – the Abecedarians. And, thanks to some dedicated fans, Yeah Yeah Noh has a few entries on YouTube that you can sample.

Purchase Yeah Yeah Noh music here.

Blood Soup” via YouTube user qashak:

Beware The Weakling Lines” via YouTube user euth:

The Superimposed Man” via YouTube user hawthorne 1975:

Houdini” via YouTube user COGENTCOG:


When I Am A Big Girl (1985)
Cutting The Heavenly Lawn of Greatness…Last Rites For The God Of Love (1985)
Fun On The Lawn, Lawn, Lawn (1986)
Leicester Square: The Best of Yeah Yeah Noh (2006)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 08-24-10

Ed started off the evening with songs from the letter “B” – including the late Michael Been. Listening to “Everywhere I Go” drove home what a great loss the music community suffered with Been’s passing this past week. He was definitely a major contributor to the best decade of music, and criminally underrated, to boot. 

Note: Ed is pre-empted next week for some sporting event….imagine that. Please join us on September 7 when he will be back in rare form….guaranteed.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “we don’t need no steenkin’ volume control” 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 August 24, 2010

 Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
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Box – Friends
B-52s – Planet Claire
Blondie – Dreaming (7 inch)
Call – Everywhere I Go
Men Without Hats – Jenny Wore Black
Japan – Life In Tokyo (disco mix)
Boys Brigade – Into The Flow
Martha & The Muffins – By The Rivers Of Babylon
Yeah Yeah Noh – Blood Soup
Wedding Present – Take Me
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
Jona Lewie – Louise
Nash The Slash – Citizen
Cassandra Complex – One Millionth Happy Customer
Nails – Hotel For Women (12 inch)
Payola$ – I’ll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy
Sex Pistols – Friggin’ In The Riggin’
Spoons – Symmetry (extended)
Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind

Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-22-2010

August 22, 2010

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

Another weekend bites the dust. But, we did it in style, thanks to David Marsden and his hard work. Let’s make a pact to do it again next weekend, same time, same place.

Note: Many thanks to Contact who shared that David played “Dark Side Of The Moon” in its entirety. I still need what was played from 10-11 pm. And, to David himself, who provided the missing pieces of the puzzle. The list is now complete. If anyone would like ot volunteer to be list-keeper from 10 pm until midnight on Sundays, please let me know.

 ~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Argent – Hold Your Head Up
Arthur Brown – Fire
B-52s – Planet Claire
Boomtown Rats – Up All Night
Box – Live On TV
Cottage Industry – Point On The Hill
Dee Long – Wicked
Elliot Murphy – Rock Ballad
Elton John – That’s Why They Call It The Blues
FM – Dream Girl
Front 242 – Headhunter
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Gentleman Reg – Rewind
Gordon Deppe – Show And Tell
Hidden Cameras – Underage
INXS – Shine Like It Does
Jesus & Mary Chain – Sidewalking
John Foxx – Europe After The Rain
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Keef Hartley – When I Die
Ken Nordine – What Time Is It
Long John Baldry – Flying
Moist – Breathe
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
Northern Pikes – Things I Do For Money
Oingo Boingo – I Am The Walrus
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
Paul Hyde – Maddest Of The Mad
Peter Murphy – Indigo Eyes
Pink Floyd – Any Colour You Like
Pink Floyd – Brain Damage
Pink Floyd – Breathe
Pink Floyd – Eclipse
Pink Floyd – Money
Pink Floyd – On The Run
Pink Floyd – Speak To Me
Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky
Pink Floyd – Time
Pink Floyd – Us And Them
Placebo – Running Up That Hill
Pukka Orchestra – Listen To The Radio
Rheostatics – Who Is That Man And Why Is He Laughing
Robbie Robertson – Soap Box Preacher
Roger Waters – Radio Waves
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Sinners Of Saint Avenue
Specials – Ghost Town
Status Quo – The Party Ain’t Over Yet
Strawbs – Ghosts
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science
Timber Timbre – Magic Arrow
Toad The Wet Sprocket – All I Want
Tubes – White Punks On Dope
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.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 8-21-2010

August 21 , 2010

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

They may call these the “dog days of summer,” but at the Marsbar Theatre, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. David turned the dogs loose with tunes to fill your ears no matter what mood you were in tonight. Join us tomorrow night for the second half of a double-header that’s sure to start your week off on the right note.

 ~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Aswad – Don’t Turn Around
Bill Haley & The Comets – Rock Around The Clock
Billy Idol – Mony Mony
Book Of Love – Boy
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Call – I Still Believe
Carole Pope – Seduction
Dave Rave – Good News
Dee Long – Mad Magazine
Depeche Mode – Precious
Depeche Mode – Strangelove
Fine Young Cannibals – Suspicious Minds
Flash & The Pan – Early Wake-Up Call
Four Tops – Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Gentleman Reg – Rewind
Gentleman Reg – When Heroes Change Professions
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Hidden Cameras – Colour Of A Man
Howard Devoto – Rainy Season
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Icehouse – Hey Little Girl
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
Japan – Quiet Life
Jason Collett – Long May You Love
Joe Cocker – Everybody Hurts
Julian Cope – Soldier Blue
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Martha & The Muffins – Women Around The World At Work
Midge Ure – If I Was
Moev – Open Mind
Moody Blues – Isn’t Life Strange
Motors – Airport
New Pornographers – Use It
Oingo Boingo – Same Man I Was Before
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Phoebe Snow & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – People Get Ready
Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell
Powder Blues Band – What Have I Been Drinking?
Psychedelic Furs – Here Come Cowboys
Rammstein – Du Hast
Richard Strange & The Engine Room – Damascus
Rolling Stones – Miss You
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summertime
Sisters Of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Dirty Disco
Snowy White – Burning Love
Soup Dragons – Mother Universe
Spoons – Ciao
Strange Advance – Love Games
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Time Zone – World Destruction
Toni Childs – Dead Are Dancing
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?

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 ~ FM (Nash The Slash)

This criminally underrated post is a combination that is win-win no matter how you look at it. As a music icon, Nash The Slash stands very firmly on his own two feet. Known for his outlandish costume of mummy-like bandages, a penchant for standing off to the side and performing from the shadows, he is an amazingly eclectic artist who at one time provided back-up for my favorite musician, Gary Numan. The fact that Nash the Slash was also part of a fabulous band that spanned 20 years (off and on) is another formidable accomplishment. For all of those reasons, it is a pleasure to feature FM for this week’s installment.

FM formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1976. It started out as a “progressive space-rock” duo, made up of Cameron (Ronnie) Hawkins (vocals, synthesizer, bass) and Nash the Slash (vocals, electric violin, electric mandolin, drum machine). FM’s first recording included live performances of three fantastic and unusual songs: “Phasors on Stun,” “One O’Clock Tomorrow,” and “Black Noise.”

The following year, the group added a drummer, Martin Deller. Citing the “commercial” direction the band was heading toward, Nash the Slash left to pursue a solo career. The split would prove to be temporary. Meanwhile, Ben Mink stepped in to play electric violin and electric mandolin. The band later re-released Black Noise, and three other collections called Direct to Disc, Surveillance, and City of Fear.

Nash the Slash rejoined FM in 1983. Already signed as a solo artist with Quality Records, he was instrumental in getting FM signed, as well. He released his solo effort, American Band-ages, and FM, along with Nash, released Con-Test. Martin Deller ended up leaving in 1986, replaced by two new members, Greg Critchley (drums) and Simon Brierley (guitars). This iteration of FM released Tonight, and after one more personnel change (Randy Cooke replaced Brierley on drums), FM disbanded in 1989.

The break-up proved to be temporary as Hawkins, Nash the Slash, and Deller teamed up once again in 1994 for a two-year touring stint. There was one more rebirth for FM in 2006, but that seems to have been the final note for the talented and unique band.

Check out music by this group of uber-talented musicians, or miss out on yet another gifted Canadian creation that was light-years ahead of its time, and under-appreciated, to boot.

Purchase FM (Canada, not UK) music here and Nash the Slash music here.

Phasors on Stun” via YouTube user thecatkeaton:

Just Like You” via YouTube user kurdtss:

One O’Clock Tomorrow” via YouTube user sevenmaiden7:

Dream Girl” via YouTube user molsonman36:


Black Noise (1977)
Direct to Disc (1978)
Surveillance (1979)
City of Fear (1980)
American Band-ages (1984)
Con-Test (1985)
Tonight (1987)
RetroActive (1995)
Lost In Space (2001)