Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-13-2011

February 13, 2011

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

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! David launched our week in the right direction once again. We look forward to a smooth week, and the chance to do it all over again this coming weekend….Saturday and Sunday night from 7 pm until midnight.

Special thanks and a Happy Valentine’s Day to JerusalemSlim for his much-appreciated assist with tonight’s list.

 ~ MissParker ~

801 – City Of Light
Band (with The Staples) – The Weight
Bruce Cockburn – Coldest Night Of The Year
Bryan Ferry – I Put A Spell On You
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Champion – My Black Saab
Classics IV – Spooky
Cliff Edwards – When You Wish Upon A Star
Crash Test Dummies – The In-Between Place
Crosby, Stills and Nash – Wooden Ships
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. John – Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Elbow – Starlings
Elliott Murphy – Rock Ballad
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Fire Diviner – Wither and Die
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jimi Hendrix – Rainy Day, Dream Away
Joel Plaskett – Rewind
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Speedboat
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Marillion – Angelina
Mark Knopfler – Nobody’s Got The Gun
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach (30th Anniversary Version)
Matthew Sweet – Dark Secret
Odetta (feat. Dr. John) – Please Send Me Someone To Love
Orchestral Manoeuvres – In The Dark Secret
Patti Smith Group – Frederick
Paul Hyde – Started Smoking Again
Pink Floyd – Childhood’s End
Placebo – Pure Morning
Records – Starry Eyes
Rick Wakeman – Anne Boleyn
Robbie Robertson – Testimony
Roger Waters  – Sunset Strip
Rupert Hine – The Set-Up
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Slave To The SQUAREwave – A Love Unknown
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Dirty Disco
Sly & The Family Stone – Family Affair
Sparklehorse (feat. Thom Yorke) – Wish You Were Here
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)
Strange Advance – We Run (12″ version)
Stranglers – The Raven
T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Talking Heads – I Zimbra
Thunderclap Newman – Accidents
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Tommy Bolin – Bustin’ Out For Rosey
Ultravox – Love’s Great Adventure
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Vladymir Rogov – Lincoln Walk

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 ~ 2-12-2011

February 12, 2011

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

As David leads us up to Valentine’s day, has has managed to touch each and every one of us with the precious Valentine gift of music. There was definitely something for everyone as he spun his heart out on the turntable, finding powerful songs that would hold special meaning for all of us. It’s a priceless gift that few know how to give – David’s been doing it every time he heats up the airwaves for the past half-century. Every show of his is a gift, and we are the lucky recipients.

To be a part of this magical connection, join us tomorrow night at 7 pm until midnight. Once you realize what you’ve been missing, there’s no going back.

 ~ MissParker ~

(Spoken Word) – Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Art Of Noise – Beat Box
Book Of Love – Boy
Boomtown Rats – Dave
Brian Eno/ John Cale – Spinning Away
China Crisis – African & White
Cliks – Red & Blue
Colourbox – In This Arena
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cure – The Caterpillar
Dalbello – Animal
Dave Rave – Good News
Dee Long – Mad Magazine
Demics – New York City
Elbow – An Audience With The Pope
Elsiane – Prosaic
Elton John & Leon Russell – A Dream Come True
Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
Fools – It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls
Gary Numan – Cars
Gentleman Reg   – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Grace Jones – Ladies & Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
Julian Cope – Soldier Blue
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Kinks – Lost & Found
Lee Michaels – Heighty Hi
Living Colour – Glamour Boys
Lotus Eaters – The First Picture Of You
Madness – One Step Beyond
Moev – Open Mind
Northern Pikes – The Things I Do For Money
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Indian Reservation (The Lament of The Cherokee Nation)
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Pink Floyd – One Of These Days
Pop Will Eat Itself – Def Con One
Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Roger Waters  – Who Needs Information?
Rough Trade – All Touch
Shriekback – Nemesis
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – Healing Hands
Spiral Beach  – Midnight
Spoons – Nova Heart
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Walk On By
Strawbs – Queen Of Dreams
Tal Bachman – Darker Side of Blue
Teenage Head – Let’s Shake
Tim Curry – I Do The Rock
Tom Robinson – Listen To The Radio
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Vladymir Rogov – Where Is Love

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 Damned

The Damned formed in 1976 with Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, and Brian James, all former members of punk-genre groups. When Scabies and James initially decided to strike out on their own, they invited Sid Vicious and Dave Vanian to audition for lead vocalist. Vanian was the only one to show up, so he got the job. Thus began The Damned, a vital, eclectic, and important influence on the 80’s music scene.

The Damned released their first album, Damned Damned Damned, which was coincidentally the first album to be released by a British punk band. Not only was it a first, it garnered some minor hits, and worldwide recognition for the band. A US tour shortly followed (another British punk band ”first”), and The Damned began to set a solid foothold in the highly volatile late 70’s punk rock scene.

After recruiting a second guitarist known simply as Lu, the band released a second album which reportedly was not promoted properly and tanked miserably .The band broke up and ended their recording relationship with their label. They tentatively reformed without James, signed on with a different label, experimented with switching roles, and headed back into the studio to try for another successful album release. During this phase, Vanian changed from typical punk front man to a more melodic and Gothic flare, giving the band the reputation of being one of the first to give birth to the genre.

From Wikipedia:

Machine Gun Etiquette featured a strong 1960s garage rock influence, with Farfisa organ in several songs. Recording at Wessex Studios at the same time as The Clash were there to record London Calling, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones made an uncredited vocal appearance on the title track. Fans and critics were pleasantly surprised, and Machine Gun Etiquette received largely positive reviews; Ira Robbins and Jay Pattyn described it as “A great record by a band many had already counted out.”

Ward was replaced by Paul Gray in 1980. After a couple of years and another album and EP release, The Damned added a full-time keyboardist, Roman Jugg, to fill in for Sensible who not only was splitting his time between guitar and keyboards, he was also splitting his time between The Damned and his own solo career. Captain Sensible made the jump to his solo career full time in 1984, leaving Jugg to take over the guitarist spot. Bryn Merrick was also added on Bass.

In 1985, the band decided to play up Vanian’s penchant for vampire-esque looks and music. They released Phantasmogoria, noted for its decidedly Gothic sound. The band found success with a non-album release of the single “Eloise” which charted in the UK Top Ten. In 1986, they released the album Anything, a commercial flop as a whole; but one very moody, elegant, and beautiful track, “In Dulce Decorum,” was included on the “Miami Vice II” soundtrack. This was my first introduction to the group, and remains my personal favorite.

The group broke up officially after releasing the aptly titled live album recording The Final Damnation.

Purchase The Damned music here.

“In Dulce Decorum” via YouTube user jebekijkthetmaar:

 “In Dulce Decorum (Dub Version)” via YouTube user roberteitor:

“Eloise” via YouTube user eddieredblood:

“Alone Again Or” via YouTube user livingdeadpunk138:

“Grimly Fiendish” via YouTube user NightNursebetty:

“Neat Neat Neat” via YouTube user r200300418:


Damned, Damned, Damned (18 February 1977)
Music for Pleasure (18 November 1977)
Machine Gun Etiquette (2 November 1979)
The Black Album (20 October 1980)
Strawberries (1 October 1982)
Phantasmagoria (15 July 1985)
Anything (5 December 1986)
Not of This Earth (11 November 1995)
Grave Disorder (21 August 2001)
So, Who’s Paranoid? (10 November 2008)

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
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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:

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:


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