Marsbar Playlist ~ 10-31-2010

October 31, 2010

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

David gave a terror-ific performance tonight that left all of us cowering from the ghoulies and ghosties swirling about. He has an amazing knack for spinning a tale along with the tunes. It was difficult to leave, but tomorrow *is* Monday…..

JerusalemSlim did a fabulous job of filling in the holes of the list. Heartfelt thanks for his extreme attention to detail and invaluable assist.

Be sure to join us next weekend for the best free-form broadcast in the universe.

 ~ MissParker ~ 

Ali Slaight – Hey You
Alice Cooper – The Black Widow
Annie Lennox – Love Song For A Vampire
Arthur Brown – Fire
Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
Bernard Hermann – Theme From Psycho
Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
Citizens Of Halloween – This Is Halloween
Clan Of Xymox – The Bitter Sweet
Classics IV – Spooky
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Cowboy Junkies – Me And The Devil
Cowboy Junkies – Witches
Crash Test Dummies – The In-Between Place
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
David Marsden – Spoken Word Piece (Apartment 1407)
David Marsden – Spoken Word Piece (Milk Bottles)
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
Dr. John & The Blues Brothers Band – Season Of The Witch
Eels – Marie Floating Over The Backyard
Fire Diviner – Wither & Die
Flash & The Pan – Down Among The Dead Men
Fred Schneider – Monster
Gentleman Reg – Rewind
I.C.E. – Strange Attracto
Jonathon Round – Sympathy For The Devil
Lou Reed – Hallowe’en Parade
Marilyn Manson – This Is Hallowe’en
Martha & The Muffins – Drive
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (excerpt from Part I)
Moev – Yeah Whatever
Nightwish – Sleeping Sun
Normal – Warm Leatherette
Ozzy Osbourne – Bark At The Moon
Peter Murphy – Seven Veils
Pink Floyd – Childhood’s End
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Rammstein – Eifersucht
Reverend Horton Heat – Halloween Dance
Rheostatics – Who Is That Man And Why Is He Smiling?
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Fanfare/Don’t Dream It
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Over At The Frankenstein Place
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Science Fiction Double Feature
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You
Sisters Of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
Stranglers – The Raven
Switchblade Symphony – Wiccan Lullaby
Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass
Vic Mizzy – Addams Family Theme

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 ~ 10-30-2010

October 30, 2010

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

David got us all warmed up in anticipation for the upcoming halloween festivities. While the kiddies are out gathering up their treats, the adults will have Marsbars shoved exclusively into their ears. I think it’s safe to say the adults will have the better part of the deal….won’t you join us from 7 pm until midnight? Your ears will be glad you did.

 ~ MissParker ~

69  Eyes – Beneath The Blue
A’s – Woman’s Got The Power
Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
Blue Peter – Radio Silence
British Sea Power – Waving Flags
Carole Pope – Love Strikes Hard
Chester French – She Loves Everybody
Chilly Gonzales – Bittersweet
Chuck Berry – No Particular Place To Go
Comsat Angels – On The Beach
Darkroom – A Test Of Time
Dave Rave  – Good News
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Dominic Troiano – Lonely Girl
Dr. John – Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
Elbow – An Audience With the Pope
Elton John & Leon Russell – A Dream Come True
Frank Zappa – Montana
Gang Of Four – I Love A Man In Uniform
Gary Numan – Cars
Hawaiian Pups – Young Boys
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Hidden Cameras – Underage
Ian Drury & The Blockheads – Spasticus (Autisticus)
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Long John Baldry – Morning Dew
Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween
Motors – Love & Loneliness
Ned & Manson – Sensimilla Street
New Order – Dracula’s Castle
Payola$ – China Boys
Peter Green – Black Magic Woman
Powder Blues Band – Hear That Guitar Ring
Propellerheads – Theme From James Bond (?)
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Scritti Politti – Absolute
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Silversun Pickups – Growing Old Is Getting Old
Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love
Skinny Puppy – One Time One Place
Slave To The SQUAREwave – London Baby
Spoons – Two Thousand Years
Spoons – Ciao
Start – Hey You
Status Quo – In The Army Now
T.Rex – Rock On
Third World – Try Jah Love
Tin Star Orphans – We Are Lions
Type O Negative – Love You To Death
Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll

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 ~ Gary Numan Live 10-17-2010

Graphic styled by Kristin Harris

One of the biggest events in my life took place on Sunday, October 17, 2010. I wanted to write about it immediately after, but decided to wait a few days for a couple of reasons. First, I wanted to let the warm, joyous feelings from that day wash over me, and be replayed over and over in my mind, savoring every moment, nuance, note, gesture, sight, touch, taste, sound… And second, I wanted to try to separate the rabid fan in me from the music critic, in hopes of writing a purely objective review. It’ll be close.

The Arrival
My husband and I arrived in Orlando around 2:30 pm following a long drive. Gary Numan was playing the Club Firestone that evening, but we had been informed to queue up for the meet and greet no later than 4:15. After figuring out the parking situation, and having a picnic in the vehicle, we walked to the back of the venue and asked the people setting up the show if we were in the right place. Everyone we spoke to related to the venue and the show could not have been more helpful throughout the entire event. Hubby has a rare medical condition, and necessities for his comfort were cheerfully attended to.

The Sound Check
Around 4 pm, one of Gary’s staff came around to check ID for the meet and greet, and to provide us with further instructions. A short time later, all of the VIP ticket holders were ushered into the building and directed to sit on the two stairs that separated the levels of the half-moon shaped venue. Up on the stage, amidst equipment that was being set up and tested, was Gary Numan and his band: Ade Fenton (keyboards), David Brooks (keyboards), Richard Beasley (drums), Steve Harris (guitar) and Tim Muddiman (bass).

For the next two and a half hours, we were treated to the awe-inspiring spectacle of a master form his craft in front of our eyes. In a word, it was mesmerizing. We even heard snippets of songs that were about to be played in their entirety in the near future. Talk about an adrenaline rush! Gary and Co. were absorbed by what they were doing, but at one point when I led a cheer following a partial song, Gary looked up and flashed us one of his polar icecap-melting grins. It was as if to say, “You finally woke up!”

The Meet and Greet
We were called up by name to talk to Gary Numan and have a picture (or two) taken. The man is incredibly gracious, friendly, and has the priceless ability to make whomever he is talking to feel like they’ve known him forever. I really worried that I would be so gobsmacked that I would be speechless. But, I felt so at ease, we actually had a brief conversation about immigration, Florida, and what his music has meant to me. Looking back at the photos my husband dutifully shot during our exchange, Gary looked so animated and connected, giving the impression of a meeting between old friends.

The Show
Gary Numan doesn’t just use synthesizers as an accompaniment – the synthesizers are used to orchestrate the very core of the music. It takes a huge amount of skill to use synthesizers as the foundation of song after song without sounding cheesy. Numan is an absolute master in drawing out the very heart and soul of a song by giving a heartbeat and breath to electronics. He also ensures that his light show is up to par with the music. It was breathtaking to behold, especially considering he packs the whole kit ‘n kaboodle along with him as he travels.

Numan was true to the sound of the original Pleasure Principal selections. The reason behind his reach for absolute perfection during the sound check was apparent throughout the performance. During the past week, I have listened to live recordings of The Pleasure Principal tracks performed in the early 80’s. Aside from Numan’s voice being slightly throatier, Sunday night’s music was nearly identical, giving it an authentic, rich feel.

The love and energy flowing between the crowd and Gary Numan was actually palpable. As the show wore on, Gary became more animated and energized. It was like watching batteries recharge. Numan interacted with the audience, becoming one with his fans, drawing them up into his magical sphere.

As he skillfully moved through the set, the instruments changed along with the music. Midway through the set, Numan’s keyboard was removed and replaced by his guitar. The wired mic was replaced with wireless when Numan sang sans instrument. He was poetry in motion, bringing us up to date in time with his later genre of Gothic/Industrial, mining for the deepest emotions, pouring his heart out and laying it bare for the audience to envelope.

The Encore
When Numan and co. exited the stage following an exhausting, satisfying set, the crowd refused to let up their applause and adulation. Gary and the band returned for another three songs, including “Are ‘Friends’ Electric.” The show defies adequate description. Those that paid the ridiculously reasonable general admission rate of $25.00, certainly got so much more than their money’s worth. Those of us that paid the VIP rate also received well over our tickets’ face value.

I had high expectations for this, in my case, once in a lifetime event. I could not have been happier with the results. The music critic in me was satisfied with a professional and energetically performed show. The rabid fan in me is eternally grateful for my best concert experience ever, hosted by a most gracious and unassuming artist. Thank you Gary Numan for October 17, 2010. It is a day I’ll happily relive in detail for the rest of my days.

Purchase Gary Numan music and merchandise here.  

Visit Gary Numan’s official website.  

“Films” via YouTube user GaryNumanOfficial:

“Haunted” via YouTube user GaryNumanOfficial:

“Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” via YouTube user GaryNumanOfficial:

“Replicas” montage via YouTube user knightvision1228:

“Pure” via YouTube user deadliner:

The Pleasure Principle Live Tour play list:

The Fall
Down In The Park
Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
We Are So Fragile
A Prayer For The Unborn

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 10-26-10

Ed was back with a vengeance after being off for 4 weeks – part of that time was well-spent in Maui meeting Pat Benatar. Not too shabby, eh? Do you believe he even thought about us during that wonderful respite? Well, of course he did! Look at what he played to make it up to us.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his “hey, Aloha, eh?” 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 October 26, 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:
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.

FM – Just Like You
Nash The Slash – Wolf
Nash The Slash – Dead Man’s Curve
Sex Gang Children – Beast
Yello – Of Course I’m Lying
Clash – Justice Tonight Kick It Over
Spoons – Nova Heart
Gary Numan – Down In The Park
Ten Pole Tudor – Who Killed Bambi
Colourfield – My Wild Flame
Danse Society – I See The Light
New Order – Cries & Whispers
A Split Second – Neuro Beat
Payola$ – China Boys
Pat Benatar – Anxiety
Images In Vogue – Lust For Love
Captain Sensible – The Russians Are Coming
X Mal Deutschland – Incubus Succubus
Dalek I Love you – Heaven Was Bought For Me
Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop

Marsbar Playlist ~ 10-24-2010

October 24, 2010

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

David set our week up perfectly with a medley of songs put together from the heart. And, next week is a special weekend indeed….join us both nights, but especially Sunday night when David will scare your socks off as he shoves a couple of Marsbars in your ears.

 ~ MissParker ~

Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
Band – Shine A Light
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
City Boy –
City Boy – The Violin
Clockwise – Drastic
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Crash Test Dummies – Songbird
Death Of The Author Brigade  – Pretty
Dee Long – Mad Magazine
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Deep Purple – Help
Dr. John – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Eight Seconds – Kiss You When It’s Dangerous
Elbow – An Audience With The Pope
Elton John & Leon Russell – I Should Have Sent Roses
Elton John & Leon Russell – Mandalay
Elton John & Leon Russell – Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Fixx – Secret Separation
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Garfield – Private Affair
George Harrison – When We Was Fab
Gorillaz f. Mos Def & Bobby Womack – Stylo
Hidden Cameras – Colour Of A Man
Japan – Taking Islands In Africa
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
Ken Nordine – My Right Hand
Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Lewis Furey – The Sky Is Falling
Lightning Seeds – Pure
Marianne Faithfull – Blue Millionaire
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream (Part II)
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Paul Hyde – I Miss My Mind The Most
Peter Murphy – All Night Long
Pink Floyd – One Of These days
Rod Stewart – Only A Hobo
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion
Snowy White – Burning Love
Soul Asylum – Runaway Train
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Here Comes The Sun
Tin Star Orphans – Deadly Medley
Type O Negative f. Ozzy Osbourne – Pictures Of Matchstick men
Waterboys – Independence Day

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 ~ 10-23-2010

October 23, 2010

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

David did it again – brought us a jam-packed 5 hours that left us all happy, sated, ears filled with tunes. He also premiered the new CD featuring Elton John & Leon Russell. That was a defintie show-stopper. If you missed it tonight, be sure to join us Sunday night from 7 pm until midnight. Your ears will be ever so grateful.

 ~ MissParker ~

Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Brian Eno/ John Cale – Spinning Away
Champion Heartache – Breathing For A Living
Chuck Berry – Nadine
Copyright – Radio
Darkroom – San Paku
Dee Long – Wicked
Elton John & Leon Russell – If It Wasn’t For Bad
Elton John & Leon Russell – My Kind Of Hell
Elton John & Leon Russell – The Best Part Of The Day
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Flash And The Pan – Down Among The Dead Men
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Gary Numan – Cars
Genesis – I Know What I Like
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Goddo – Oh Carole! (Kiss My Whip)
Gwen Stefani – Early Winter
Happy Mondays – 24 Hour Parrty People
Ian Drury & The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La La La Long)
James Brown – Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex machine
Japan – Transmission
Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade Of Pale
Killing Joke – War Dance
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Kissing The Pink – The Last Film
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Matt Bianco – Yeh Yeh
Moev – Yeah Whatever
Muse – Uprising
Odds – Heterosexual Man
Oingo Boingo – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Pink Floyd – In The Flesh?
Pink Floyd – The Thin Ice
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)
Pink Floyd – The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Pink Floyd – Mother
Playing For Change – Stand By Me
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Shriekback – My Spine Is The Bassline
Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia (My Reflection)
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Boy vs. Girl
Slave To The SQUAREwave – White Knuckle Trip
Spoons – Old Emotions
Spoons – Ciao
Squeeze – Tempted
Steel Pulse – Sound System
Stranglers – Golden Brown
Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Tubes – Tubes World Tour
Within Temptation – The Promise

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 ~ 10-17-2010

October 17, 2010

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

My sincere thanks to JerusalemSlim for covering for me Sunday night….because I was in Orlando seeing/meeting my absolute music idol, Gary Numan. More to follow…check this space!

Join us in the Marsbar Theatre this weekend for the best freeform broadcasting you will ever hear….guaranteed!

 ~ MissParker ~

AC/DC  – Big Balls
Al Stewart – Roads To Moscow
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
B.B. King – Hummingbird
Bloomfield & Kooper – Albert’s Shuffle
Bryan Ferry  – Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Cake   – Sheep Go To Heaven
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
Daniel Lanois  – The Maker
David Usher  – Black Black Heart
Dee Long  – Good Night Universe
Dee Long   – Make Love In Zero Gravity
Depeche Mode  – Everything Counts (In Large Amounts)
Eric Clapton – Let It Grow
Fiat Lux – Blue Emotion
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Fire Diviner  – Wither and Die
Gentleman Reg   – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Hidden Cameras – In The NA
Housemartins  – The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death
I.C.E. – Strange Attractor
Iggy Pop  – Play It Safe
Images In Vogue – Rescue Me
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
John Foxx – Europe After The Rain
Jon & Vangelis – The Friends Of Mr. Cairo
Jonathan King – Everyone’s Gone To The Moon
Jonathan Richman  – There’s Something About Mary
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Lewis Furey   – Top Ten Sexes
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions  – Brand New Friend
Long John Baldry (with Kathi McDonald) – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Maximum Balloon – Groove Me
MC 900 Ft Jesus – The City Sleeps
Meryn Cadell  – The Sweater
Moist – Breathe
Muse  – Undisclosed Desires
Patti Smith Group  – Dancing Barefoot
Paul Young  – Every Time You Go Away
Peter Murphy – Indigo Eyes
Propellerheads (feat. Shirley Bassey) – Light My Fire
Psychedelic Furs – Heartbeat
Richard Strange & The Engine Room  – Damascus (Burn In The Shadows)
Rough Trade  – Crimes Of Passion
Sam Cooke   – You Send Me
Sick Puppies – Growing Old Is Getting Old
Simple Minds – Love Song
Slave To The Squarewave  – My Beautiful
Soft Cell – Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – The Last Girl
T. Rex – The Slider
Tanita Tikiram  – Twist In My Sobriety
Tee Set  – Ma Belle Amie
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Tom Robinson  – Atmospherics (Listen To The Radio)
Ugly Kid Joe  – Cat’s In The Cradle

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 ~ 10-16-2010

October 16, 2010

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

Before I begin, a big “thank you” once again to Jerusalem Slim who provided the balance of the list from 10 pm until midnight.

But wait….it’s not Sunday night….so why am I falling down on the job, you may ask? Tomorrow is a big day for me. Will write more about it post-Sunday. And, Jerusalem Slim has agreed to also handle the whole Sunday show for me – you’re a peach, JS.

 ~ MissParker ~

Animotion – Obsession
Autograph – Turn Up The Radio
Box Tops – The Letter
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Champion Heartache – This Opportunity
Colourbox – Just Give Em Whiskey
Crash Test Dummies – Songbird
Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
Elton John – Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Live)
Evermore – It’s Too Late
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Frank Zappa – Dirty Love
Gary Numan – Cars
Gentleman Reg – When Heroes Change Professions
Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
INXS – Original Sin
Iron and Wine – Love and Some Verses
Japan – Television
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Leon Russell – This Masquerade
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Long John Baldry – Baldry’s Out
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane (live)
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Metallica – The Unforgiven
Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween
Moev – Head Down
New Pornographers – Use It
Passengers – Miss Sarajevo
Powder Blues Band – Hear That Guitar Ring
Sammy Turner – Lavender Blue
Shriekback – Nemesis
Specials – Ghost Town
Rammstein – Reise, Reise
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Healing Hands
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm
Supertramp – Cannonball
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Third World – Try Jah Love
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Type O Negative (?) – Never Let Me Down Again
Type O Negative – Paranoid
Vibrators – Disco In Moscow

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 ~ Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath started in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1983 with brothers Chris and Tom Hooper, and Kevin Kane. The band was named after the famous 1940 Henry Fonda movie, but that’s where the similarities end. Grapes of Wrath, the band, was another Canadian gem that was overlooked in the lower 48. Our loss, to be sure.

The Grapes of Wrath released two albums early on in their career, but remained pretty much under the radar. It wasn’t until their 1987 album Treehouse that the band started to gain recognition in their native land. Treehouse garnered their first hit single, “Peace of Mind.” Their second collection, Now and Again, came two years later and put the fledgling band firmly into the spotlight. They added a keyboardist named Vincent Jones, and set out on tour.

The next Grapes of Wrath LP, These Days, was released in 1991. The band hit their groove with a decidedly harder rock sound, leading to their music genre’s description as “folk rock.” The album spawned two hit singles, received a CASBY award in 1992, and would prove to be the band’s last recorded effort for the next decade. The band continued to tour in various iterations weathering the typical personnel changes, finally calling it quits in 2001. A version of the band reunited in 2009 and have toured until the present.

This is not typical of the music that I write about on this site – post-punk or New Wave – but the Grapes of Wrath are a solid, talented band. Check them out to see what you may have missed due to fickle and clueless corporate-run 80’s radio.

Official website for The Grapes of Wrath here.

Buy Grapes of Wrath music here.

“You May Be Right” via YouTube user koenig1999:

“I Am Here” via YouTube user koenig1999:

“Peace of Mind” via YouTube user kurdtss:

“All the Things I Wasn’t” via YouTube user kurdtss:

“What Was Going Through My Head” via YouTube user kurdtss:


The Grapes of Wrath (1984)
September Bowl of Green (1985)
Treehouse (1987)
Now and Again (1989)
These Days (1991)
Seems Like Fate 1984-1992 (1994)
Field Trip (2000)

Marsbar Playlist ~ 10-10-2010

October 10, 2010

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

David treated us to a most fabulous autumn set to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Canada. It was a perfect tapestry of magnificent spoken word and music – the Marsden way. What a gift, indeed.

Many thanks to JerusalemSlim who covered the list from 10 pm until midnight….because of his help, the list is now complete.

 ~ MissParker –

A-Ha – Crying In The Rain
Boys Brigade – Melody
Cars – Moving In Stereo
Crash Test Dummies – Songbird
Cure – Love Cats
Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
David Marsden – Spoken Word (Autumn)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Deftones – Drive
Electric Flag – Killing Floor
Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Lucky Man
Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
FM – 1 O’Clock
Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Grapes Of Wrath – You May Be Right
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah
Hidden Cameras – Do I Belong?
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Joe Cocker – Everybody Hurts
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – My Male Curiosity
Leon Russell – Watching The River Flow
Lighthouse – 1849
Little Feat – Spanish Moon
Madness – Our House
Magna Carta – Lord Of The Ages
Mark Knopfler – Wanderlust
Maximum Balloon – Absence Of Light
Mike Batt – Ring of Scorpio
Moist – Picture Elvis
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Procol Harum – In Held ‘Twas In I
Richard Burton – War Of The Worlds
Roger Waters – Watching TV
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet – Having An Average Weekend
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Love Unknown
Snowy White – Bird Of Paradise
Spoons – Two Thousand Years
Steppenwolf – Snowblind Friend
Steven Page – Queen Of America
Strawbs – Autumn
Strawbs – Winter Long
Strawbs – You And I (When We Were Young)
Tears For Fears – Sowing the Seeds Of Love
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics
Troggs – Love Is All Around
Van Morrison – When The Leaves Come Falling Down

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