Marsbar Playlist ~ 1-30-2011

January 30, 2011

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

Well, it was a fast weekend (aren’t they always?). But, David managed to get our week jump-started in the right direction. We can now go out into the world armed with the fabulous tunes he shoved in our ears, and take on everything that’s thrown at us, head on!

Join us next weekend 7 pm until midnight Saturday and Sunday for the best free-form broadcasting from the master himself – David Marsden.

Special thanks to JerusalemSlim for his valued assistance.

 ~ MissParker ~

A-ha – Crying In The Rain
Al Stewart – Roads To Moscow
Alan Parsons Project – The Raven
Albert Collins – Master Charge
B-52s – Planet Claire
Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
Be Bop Deluxe – Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids
Be Bop Deluxe – Dancing In The Moonlight (All Alone)
Be Bop Deluxe – Honeymoon On Mars
Be Bop Deluxe – Lost In The Neon World
Be Bop Deluxe – Modern Music
Be Bop Deluxe – Modern Music (Reprise)
Box – Closer Together (12” mix)
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Bruce Cockburn – Call It Democracy
City Boy – The Greatest Story Ever Told
Crash Test Dummies – Not Today Baby
Danny Marks – Any Other Way
Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop – Well, Did You Evah?
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long  – Make Love In Zero Gravity
Deodato – Also Sprach Zarathustra
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (Live)
Extras – Circular Impression
Fire Diviner  – Wither & Die
Frank Zappa – Flakes
General Public – Too Much Or Nothing
Genesis – The Carpet Crawlers 1999
Holly Johnson & Friends – Ferry Cross the Mersey
Housemartins  – Caravan Of Love
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
James Brown – Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
John Foxx – Europe After The Rain
John Lee Hooker – Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
Jools Holland – I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Lords Of The New Church – Dance With Me
Lou Reed – Intro (Sweet Jane)
Manfred Mann – Spirit In The Night
Marianne Faithfull – Vagabond Ways
Martha And The Muffins – Swimming
Mink Deville – The Moonlight Let Me Down
Moby (& others) – Natural Blues
National Velvet – Sex Gorilla
Paul Young – Come Back & Stay
Perth County Conspiracy – Listen To The Kids
Pukka Orchestra – Your Secret Is Safe With Me
Ray Davies – Morphine Song
Roger Waters  – Towers Of Faith
Sly & The Family Stone – Stand!
Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Third World – Try Jah Love
Water Walk – Never Leaving Eden Again
Youngbloods – Get Together

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 ~ 1-29-2011

January 29, 2011

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

It was wonderful to have David back on the airwaves again. In case you were not aware, David was dealing with medical issues last week that ended up pre-empting him from his weekend radio show, but not our hearts. We missed him, and now he’s back with a vengeance. The set list tonight was outstanding, as always, but seemed to hold something just a little special for us all. See for yourself…then join us tomorrow night from 7 pm until midnight to give your ears the unique treat they are craving. You, and your ears, will not be disappointed.

 ~ MissParker ~

ABC – When Smokey Sings
Aztec Camera – Walk Out To Winter
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Cure – Pictures Of You
Depeche Mode  – In Your Room
Earons – Land Of Hunger
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
Fiat Lux – Blue Emotion
Front line Assembly – Transmitter (Come Together)
Godley & Crème – Sandwiches Of You
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
Headboys – The Shape Of Things To Come
Hunter Valentine – Staten Island Dream Tour
I.C.E. – Strange Attractor
Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
Japan – Obscure Alternatives
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jerry Lee Lewis/Big Bopper/Champs/Wanda Jackson/Little Richard/Danny & The Juniors – Montage of 60s Songs
Jesus & Mary Chain  – Just Like Honey
Jimi Hendrix – Angel
King Crimson – I Talk To The Wind
Kinks – Misfits
Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
Little Feat – Old Folks Boogie
Madness – Our House
Mike Batt – Lady Of The Dawn
Oingo Boingo – You Really Got Me
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
Parachute Club – Boys Club
Paul Hyde – If You Love Someone
Peter Green – Black Magic Woman
Priddle Concern – Dive
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – History Repeating
Rammstein – Dalai Lama
Robbie Robertson – Testimony
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Scissor Sisters feat. Sir Ian – Invisible Light
Shriekback – All Lined Up
Silencers – Sacred Child
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – White Knuckle Trip
Snowy White – Burning Love
Spoons – Two Thousand Years
Spoons – Ciao
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
XTC – Making Plans For Nigel

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 ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 01-25-11

We really missed our weekly dose of Ed-FM. He had a nasty case of H1N3 last week, but braved the elements and made a brave return, even though he was still a tad under the weather. It was definitely worth the wait. Even if you recognize some of the tunes listed below, I’ll bet you haven’t heard the particular version. And, Ed’s going bargain-bin shopping tomorrow, so rest assured the obscurities will flow like Dom Perignon…or something like that!

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”I can’t believe I found that tune in the bargain bin” 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 January 25, 2011
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.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Endicott
Q Lazzarus – Good-Bye Horses (extended)
Yello – Moon On Ice
Martha & The Muffins – Come Out And Dance
Simple Minds – Love Song
Men Without Hats – I Got The Message
Dead Can Dance – The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
Dali’s Car – His Box
The The – December Sunlight (Cried Out)
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past (extended)
Dalek I Love You – African Express
Depeche Mode – Master & Servant (black & blue version)
Benjamin Russell – Miracle
Information Society – Tomorrow
Monsoon – You Can’t Take Me With You
New Order – Love Vigilantes
Strange Advance – We Run (extended)
Boys Brigade – Melody
A Split Second – Rigor Mortis (12 inch)

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Hunters & Collectors

Hunters & Collectors formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1981. The starting members were John Archer (bass), Geoff Crosby (keyboards), Doug Falconer (drums), Robert Miles (live sound, art director), Greg Perano (percussion), Mark Seymour (guitar, vocals) and Ray Tosti-Gueira (guitar, vocals). Originally Hunters & Collectors were considered to be a part of the Krautrock genre and featured strong percussion accompanied by prominent guitar and driving bass. Over time, Hunters & Collectors added a horn section, consisting of Nigel Crocker (trombone), Jack Howard (trumpet), Andy Lynn (trumpet), Chris Malherbe (trumpet), Jeremy Smith (French horn) and Michael Waters (trombone).

When Hunters & Collectors were first signed to Mushroom Records in 1982, apparently the record company had a bit of a dilemma classifying their music. So, to accommodate this eclectic group, Mushroom formed an “alternative” label called “White Label.” Their first release was World of Stone, a three-track EP in January 1982, followed by a self-titled debut LP, Hunters & Collectors. Their first single release, “Talking To A Stranger,” has been featured on David Marsden’s show. It has a curious, catchy rhythm/bass component that perked my ears up the first time I heard it. It had a very well-done video to accompany its promotion, but the single never made it into the Top 50.

As with so many gifted 80’s bands, Hunters & Collectors experienced trials and tribulations with personnel and management. They continued to release music, but couldn’t seem to get any traction. The band finally achieved hard-won Australian success in 1986 with the release of LP Human Frailty. This LP managed to make it into the Top 10, sparking some interest from US-based IRS Records. The release in the states brought the band here to tour twice.

The next couple of album releases did modestly well, keeping the band alive, performing, and recording. Further personnel changes continued to plague them as they sought the all-elusive momentum of success they once fleetingly enjoyed in the US. It wasn’t for lack of trying; Hunters & Collectors worked hard at producing solid music through the 90s, finally calling it quits in 1998.

If it wasn’t for hearing this group on shows like David Marsden’s Marsbar Theatre and Ed-FM’s Retrospect, I never would have had the pleasure of learning more about them. I hope you’ll take the time to check out their music and ultimately find something that you will enjoy, too.

Official Hunters & Collectors MySpace page.

Purchase Hunters & Collectors music here.

“Talking To A Stranger” via YouTube user hazermi: 

“Say Goodbye” via YouTube user nzoz1986:

“When The River Runs Dry” via YouTube User nzoz1986:

“Throw Your Arms Around Me” via YouTube user tyronnem:

“Turn A Blind Eye” via YouTube user nzoz1989:

Studio albums

Hunters and Collectors (1982)
The Fireman’s Curse (1983)
Jaws of Life (1984)
Human Frailty (1986)
What’s a Few Men? (1987)
Fate (1988)
Ghost Nation (1989)
Cut (1992)
Demon Flower (1994)
Juggernaut (1998)

Marsbar Playlist ~ 1-16-2011

January 16, 2011

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

Another end to another week…or is it just the beginning? When wrapped up in David Marsden’s show, sometimes it’s difficult to tell which is which. At any rate, it was a magnificent night, indeed. If you missed tonight’s show, you missed out on a killer presentation illustrating the finer art of free-form broadcasting, like no one else on the planet can do it.

Thank you David for everything that you do to make a cold winter night the brightest and warmest spot in the universe. We certainly do appreciate you.

Many sincere thanks to JerusalemSlim for the assist with documenting the last hour of the show.

Be sure to join us for another weekend of first-class music by the best radio host to ever sit down in front of a microphone.

 ~ MissParker ~

BB Gabor – Nyet Nyet Soviet (Soviet Jewelry)
Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
Box – Closer Together
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Brian Eno/ John Cale – Spinning Away
Carmen Twillie – Circle Of Life (from “The Lion King”)
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
City Boy – 5000 Years/Don’t Know Can’t Tell
Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Daniel Lanois – The Maker
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Deftones – Drive
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia
Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
Grinderman – Vortex
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
Jam – Town Called Malice
Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jeremy Fisher – Fall For Anything
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses
Jim Pepper – Witchi Tai To
Jimi Hendrix – Angel
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
Jon & Vangelis – I Hear You Now
Juluka – Scatterlings Of Africa
Lighthouse Family – Free
Lightning Seeds – Marvellous
Matthew Sweet – Dark Secret
Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules – Mad World
Moody Blues – Legend Of A mind
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)
Paul Hyde – Started Smoking Again
Perth County Conspiracy – Keeper Of The Key
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
Pink Floyd – One Slip
Pukka Orchestra – Listen To The Radio
Robbie Robertson – Broken Arrow
Roger Waters & The Company – The Tide Is Turning
Scissor Sisters – Mary
Screaming Blue Messiahs – I Wanna Be A Flintstone
Spiral Beach – Midnight
Stan Ridgway – The Big Heat
Taj Mahal – Take A Giant Step
Tal Bachman – Darker Side Of Blue
Twilight Hotel – When Wolves Go Blind
Violent Kin – Velvet Hideout
Waterboys – Blues For Your Baby
Wilco – Any Major Dude Will Tell You

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 ~ 1-15-2011

January 15, 2011

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

It was a banner night at The Rock.FM tonight as David led us down a musical path unlike any others. The songs he selected for us to delight in were nonstop excellence. After you look over the play list, I think you’ll agree you’ll need to make the time to listen in with us. If so, join us tomorrow night at 7 pm to let David Marsden shove a couple of….*tunes* in your ears.


Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Boomtown Rats – Up All Night
Boys Brigade – Into The Flow
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Cocteau Twins – Pandora
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Crash Test Dummies – Lake Bras D’Or
Crowbar – Oh What A Feeling
Cure – Pictures Of You
Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
Darkroom – San Paku
Dave Rave – Good News
Depeche Mode  – Everything Counts (In Large Amounts)
Dr. John – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Falco – Der Kommissar
Fools – It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls
FM – One O’Clock Tomorrow
Frank Zappa – Cheap Thrills
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire
Gentleman Reg   – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Hunters & Collectors – Talking To A Stranger
Jackie Shane – Any Other way
Japan – Adolescent Sex
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Kinks – Lost & Found
Long John Baldry – Mr. Rubin
MC 900 Ft Jesus – The City Sleeps
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Moev – Yeah Whatever
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
Pink Floyd – Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Pukka Orchestra – A Wonderful Time To Be Young
Rammstein – Du Hast
Rammstein – Stripped
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Shriekback – All Lined Up
Silversun Pickups – Growing Old Is Getting Old
Simple Minds – Rockets
Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – Pumpin’ Up The “P” House
Spoons – Ciao
Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
Thomas Dolby – Airwaves
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?
Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Yaz – Nobody’s Diary
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.

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ The Bolshoi

My motto is, “Never enough Goth.” Continuing from last week’s Clan of Xymox post comes another 80s Goth/post-punk band, The Bolshoi.

Short-lived, but definitely memorable, The Bolshoi formed in Bath, UK in 1984. The original founding members were Trevor Tanner (vocals, guitar), Jan Kalicki (drums), and Nick Chown (bass). Their music was basically eclectic in nature, but definitely leaned toward Goth. The moody, pensive vocals and accompanying music were reminiscent of Bauhaus.

In 1985, the band relocated to London and added Paul Clark on keyboards. A couple of albums, and a switch to a more mainstream sound brought the band a broader touring schedule. But problems with the label found the band with a completed album that was never released. That signaled the end of The Bolshoi; gone from the 80’s music scene way too fast, but leaving some fabulous music behind.

If you listen to nothing else, be sure to check out “A Way.” It’s sure to tickle the Goth fancy of any serious 80s music fan.

Purchase The Bolshoi music here.

The Bolshoi official website.

“A Way” via YouTube user photosensitivity:

“A Way – extended mix” via YouTube user billpaxxton:

“Happy Boy” via YouTube user AngryJezebel:

“By the River” via YouTube user a1jungle:

“Sunday Morning” via YouTube user mtatini:


Giants (1985)
Friends (1986)
Lindy’s Party (1987)
Country Life (1988, unreleased)