80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 02-08-11

It was a funding drive tonight for a fabulous station that operates on the kindness of its listeners. Ed was in rare form, spinning rare tunes and drumming up donations – talk about multi-tasking! If you want to hear 80’s music that no one else airs, CFRC and Ed’s show Retrospect is the place to be.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”I do this purely for the love of music” 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 February 8, 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: 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.

Men Without Hats – Jenny Wore Black
Pukka Orchestra – Rubber Girl
Glove – Perfect Murder
Martha & The Muffins – By The Waters Of Babylon
Nails – Hotel For Women (12 inch)
Yello – Of Course I’m Lying
Voice – Lime
Comsat Angels – You Move Me
New Order – Everything’s Gone Green
Cottage Industry – Things Go Up
Yeah Yeah Noh – Blood Soup
Chameleons – Up The Down Escalator
Psyche – Thundershowers In Ivory Towers
Sex Beat – Sex Beat
Extras – Circular Impression
Fad Gadget – Swallow It
Spoons – Smiling In Winter
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy
Squeeze – Slap & Tickle
Alphaville – Big In Japan (12 inch)

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-6-2011

February 6, 2011

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

All fueled up and ready to meet Monday morning head-on, thanks to David Marsden. My head is chock-full of some seriously great tunes – there’s not another thing that I need.

Thanks to David for all of his hard work and free-form broadcasting from the heart. No one does it better, and that’s a fact.

Thank you once again JerusalemSlim for your cheerful and ever-at-the ready assistance. In case I haven’t told you lately….you *ROCK*!

 ~ MissParker ~

Annie Haslam – Rockalise
Art Of Noise – Instruments Of Darkness
Barclay James Harvest – She Said (Live)
Big Audio Dynamite – The Bottom Line
Boys Brigade – Passion Of Love
British Sea Power – Waving Flags
Cure – Lovesong
Dalbello – Gonna Get Close to You
David Gilmour – So Far Away
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Des’ree & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Ain’t No Sunshine
Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
Elliott Murphy – Everything I Do (Leads Me Back To You)
Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Fischer Z – The Worker
Flash & The Pan – Down Among The Dead Men
Front Line Assembly – Civilization
Garfield – Private Affair
Gary Moore – Looking For Somebody
Genesis – Firth Of Fifth
Japan – Transmission
Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade of Pale
Jonathan King – Everyone’s Gone To The Moon
Klaatu – Sub-Rosa Subway
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Lighthouse – 1849
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Pink Floyd – Outside The Wall
Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell
Pink Floyd – The Trial
Pink Floyd – Waiting For The Worms
Procol Harum – Grand Hotel
Rheostatics – Who Is That Man And Why Is He Laughing
Richard Wright – Confusion
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Snowy White – Burning Love
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Little Wing
Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
U2 – Dancing Barefoot
Violent Kin – Velvet Hideout
Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry
Within Temptation – Our Farewell

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 ~ 2-5-2011

February 5, 2011

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

Tonight was a perfect night. I started out by eating a delicious MarsBar (the local grocery has started importing them), then finsihed the evening by having David shove some of his special Marsbars in my ears. In all, I couldn’t have asked for a finer, more satisfying show. And why wouldn’t it be? David Marsden celebrates 50 years of being on air all this coming year. He plans on making the celebration last the entire year, so we are very lucky, indeed.

You can start by tuning back in tomorrow night from 7 pm until midnight. Trust me on this – you do not want to be left out in the cold, when there is a warm and inviting theatre for you to gather in. See you there!

 ~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Age Of Electric – Remote Control
Band/Dr. John – Such A Night
Blancmange – Blind Vision
Bob Marley – Is This Love
Box Tops – The Letter
Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl Of My Dreams
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Champion  – Resistance (Skool)
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
Clash – Jimmy Jazz
Cliks – Dirty King
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Elbow – The Fix
Elvis Costello – Alison
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
FM – Phasers On Stun
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Sister Change
Genesis – The Musical Box
Gentleman Reg   – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Godley & Crème – An Englishman In New York
Golden Dogs – Saints At The Gates
Iggy Pop – Sister Midnight
Jesus & Mary Chain  – Just Like Honey
John Cooper Clark – Beasley Street
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Kissing The Pink – The Last Film
Long John Baldry – Flying
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize
Midge Ure – If I was
Moev – Head Down
Muse  – Undisclosed Desires
New Pornographers – Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr. Bojangles
Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation
Procol Harum – Conquistador
Rammstein – Stripped
Richard Strange & The Engine Room  – Damascus
Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
Roderick Falconer – Play It Again
Romeo Void – Never Say Never
Simple Minds – Love Song
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – Healing Hands
Specials – Ghost Town
Spoons – Ciao
Spoons – Old Emotions
Strange Advance – We Run
Tin Star Orphans – Wear A Frown
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?
Wall Of Voodoo – Ring Of Fire

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 ~ Lords Of The New Church

The Lords of the New Church formed in 1982, featuring legendary punk artists Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys) and Brian James (The Damned), along with Dave Tregunna (Sham 69) and Nicky Turner (The Barracudas). Wearing their punk roots proudly, they produced some of the edgier 80s tuneage, helping to balance out what could have been too much of a New Wave good thing. Their hard-to-classify music has been described as “darker and more melodic than traditional punk.”

Early on, the band found success with a single called “Open Your Eyes,” which charted in Canada’s Top 40. Another single, a parody cover version of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” was a less successful 1985 release, but is the band’s best known single to date. Because of how much I detest anything Madonna, if you want to hear that one, you’re on your own to find it.

Stiv Bators was notorious for his no-holds- barred onstage antics. During one such performance, Bators accidentally succeeded in hanging himself, declared clinically dead for several minutes. He managed to somehow fortunately make a full recovery, and the band went on to record two more albums.

In total, the band recorded three studio albums and one live album in their relatively brief 7-year career before ending with a flourish 1989. At a live performance, Bators fired the other group members onstage after an encore. The following year, Stiv Bators died tragically after being struck by a car in Paris.

Lords of the New Church reformed in 2003 with original members James and Tregunna, joined by frontman/vocalist Adam Becvare. They continue to tour and perform to this day, which is good news for people that missed them the first time around. Meanwhile, be sure to sample some of their original music which was an important and underrated part of history’s best musical decade.

Update: Mike Adamany from the group Lustkillers sent this information:

Adam Becvare continues to work with The Lords of the New Church when not fronting his own band The LustKillers.
Listen & View at:
http://www.myspace.com/lustkillers
http://www.facebook.com/lustkillers

http://www.lustkillers.com

Check them out!

Purchase Lords Of The New Church music here.

“Dance With Me” via YouTube user emimusic:

“Russian Roulette” via YouTube user ammutbite:

“Holy War” via YouTube user sevenmaiden7:

“Open Your Eyes” via YouTube user emimusic:

Discography

The Lords of the New Church (1982)
Is Nothing Sacred? (1983)
The Method to Our Madness (1984)
Psycho Sex (EP) (1987)
Hang On (2003)

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Gary Numan’s KCRW Performances

This past Fall, synth icon Gary Numan took the US and Canada by storm with his critically acclaimed Pleasure Principle tour. Celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the release of this superb LP, Numan decided to give his North American fans a chance to experience his perfectly-honed live shows by launching an aggressive trek from coast to coast. He had already stolen my heart, but meeting him October 17, 2010 only confirmed my beliefs; not only is he a gifted, cutting-edge musician, he is a sweet and humble man, as well.

While touring in California, Numan and his band (Ade Fenton – keyboards, David Brooks – keyboards, Richard Beasley – drums, Steve Harris – guitar,  and Tim Muddiman –  bass) performed at the KCRW studios. YouTube user leeleec79 has posted several videos which I have linked below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Gary Numan’s official website.

Purchase Gary Numan music here.

Gary Numan’s discography.

 

“Haunted” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

“A Prayer For The Unborn” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

“Cars” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

“Zulu” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

“Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

“Pure” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

“The Fall” on KCRW via YouTube user leeleec79:

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 02-01-11


Ed challenged us all to put our obscure thinking caps on tonight. Mine got a real workout as I scrambled to identify the unidentifiable. Even Googling the lyrics let me down. Thank goodness Ed graced us with detailed back-announcing, otherwise some of tonight’s tunes would still be languishing in the alternate universe cut-out bin.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”I dare you to ID this song” 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 February 1, 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: 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.

New Regime – I Won’t Let You Go
Hush – Now Reality
Short Wave Mystery – Pilots
Room 9 – Angels Sing
B-52s – Planet Claire
Extras – Hip Hop Hip Hip
Sex Pistols – Bodies
Xmal Deutschland – Mondlicht
A Split Second – Cold War In The Brainbox
It’s Immaterial – Ed’s Funky Diner
Gang Of Four – He’d Send In The Army
Neo A-4 – Say This To Me (12 inch)
Yello – Call It Love (12 inch)
Viva B – Man From China
BB Gabor – Metropolitan Life
Blue Fantasy – Evil Places
Databank A – Etiquette of Travel
Rational Youth – Bang On (12 inch)
Martha & The Muffins – Paint By Number Heart
XTC – Generals & Majors
Neon Judgement – I Wish I Could