Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-30-2011

April 30, 2011

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

Due to a family emergency, only a partial list tonight. This is what was played from 7 pm until 10 pm.  JerusalemSlim graciously supplied titles from 10-11:00 pm, so it’s close to being complete. Join us tomorrow night from 7 pm until midnight for the best free-form broadcasting on the planet.

? – Too Fast To Live (?)
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
Band – Chest Fever
Beach Boys – Kokomo
Big Audio Dynamite – The Globe
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
Black Keys – Tighten Up
Bolus – Postman
Book Of Love – Boy
Chalk Circle – April Fool
David Usher – Too Close To The Sun
Dee Long – Toronto
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Eric Clapton – Willie and the Hand Jive
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Spasticus (Autisticus)
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
Japan – Rhodesia
Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Knife Girls’ – Night Out
Living Colour – Glamour Boys
Martha & The Muffins – Swimming
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
New Pornographers – Use It
Populars – Smart Bomb
Rammstein – Los
Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora – Celluloid Heroes
Roger Waters – Home
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
Rough Trade – Fashion Victim
Santana feat. Everlast – Put Your Lights On
Simple Minds – Love Song
Simply Red – Positively 4th Street
Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love
Sisters Of Mercy – No Time To Cry
Slave To The Squarewave  – Summertown
Spirit Of The West – Enough, Already Alright (Hello Cleveland)
Strange Advance – This Island Earth
Talk Talk – It’s My Life
Time Zone – World Destruction
Toad The Wet Sprocket – All I Want
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
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.

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80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 04-26-11


Once again, life got in the way and I was not able to compile the list for last night’s Retrospect. Thank you, Ed for sending it along – I listened to the show, and I am very appreciative of the Gary Numan dedication. It made my night.

CFRC-FM Playlist April 26, 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.

Gary Numan – We Have A Technical (ext)
Psyche – Insatiable
Cassandra Complex – One Millionth Happy Customer
Nina Hagen – African Reggae
Voice – Business as Usual In Beruit
Kraftwerk – The Model (catobonic Mix)
Band Of Outsiders – Skylight
Pukka Orchestra – Weekened (Comes Alive)
Clash – The Guns Of Brixton
Chalk Circle – Me, Myself and I
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to The Pleasuredome
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me (ext)
Arkitex – First World Calling
Yello – Moon On Ice
Martha and The Muffins – Swimming
Echo and The Bunnymen – Over The Wall
Dead Can Dance – Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove

Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-24-2011

April 24, 2011

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

It was a fun evening in the theatre tonight. Geets Romo and an assortment of motley characters crowded into the studio with David Marsden and kept him, and us, thoroughly entertained. Kind of like having a Slinky ™ on steroids–shiny, interesting, in perpetual motion, and you just can’t put it down. The conversations, banter and recollections were golden.

Thank you, JerusalemSlim, for allowing me two hours of relaxed listening time. you rock!

Beat Farmers – Happy Boy x 2
Blue Peter – Chinese Graffiti
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love
Bolus – Steps Under Shelter
Box Tops – The Letter
Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling
David Bowie – Queen Bitch
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – I Can’t Help It
Depeche Mode – Route 66
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
Fire Diviner – Wither & Die
FM – Dream Girl
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Wake Up & Make Love With Me
Jam – Butterfly Collector
Lightning Seeds – Marvellous
Long John Baldry – Mr. Rubin
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Madness – One Step Beyond
Marillion – Easter
Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach (30th Anniversary Version)
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize
Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules – Mad World
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Pursuit Of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Roderick Falconer – Play It Again
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Rough Trade – All Touch
Santana feat. Everlast – Put Your Lights On
Sparklehorse (feat. Thom Yorke)  – Wish You Were Here
Spoons – Arias & Symphonies
Steve Hackett (feat. John Wetton) – Watcher Of The Skies
Stevedore Steve – Lester The Lobster
Stranglers – No Mercy
Tanita Tikaram – Twist In My Sobriety
Tears For Fears – Woman In Chains
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Vladymir Rogov – If A Tree Falls In The Forest
Waterwalk – Never Leaving Eden x 2

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 ~ 4-23-2011

April 23, 2011

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

The show tonight was a fabulous mix of old and new that David constructed with expertise and finesse. And, if you thought that was fantastic, wait until tomorrow night when Geets Romo will partner with David to resurrect their spectacular cast of characters. Sunday’s show promises to be the highlight of your Easter listening weekend, so be sure to join us from 7 pm until midnight (ET).

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
A-4 – Hotel California
Adam Cohen – Cry Ophelia
Animotion – Obsession
Big Audio Dynamite – Medicine Show
Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
Boomtown Rats – Dave
Boys Brigade – Melody
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
Colourbox – In This Arena
Comsat Angels – Independence Day
Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
Dee Long – Ciao
Dee Long  – Toronto
Dillinger – Cocaine In My Brain
Diodes – Catwalker
Doors – The Crystal Ship
Doug & The Slugs – Too Bad
Echo & The Bunnymen – Silver
Fixx – Secret Separation
Frank Zappa – Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
Gary Numan – Cars
Gentleman Reg  – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Gordon Deppe – Sonic Boom
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Hidden Cameras – Underage
HIM – You Are The One
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Iggy Pop – Play It Safe
Jags – Last Picture Show
Jam – A Town Called Malice
Japan – Suburban Love
Jason Collett  – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Johnny Clegg & Suvuka – Scatterlings Of Africa
Joy Division – Atmosphere
Kissing The Pink – The Last Film
Knife – Got 2 Let U
Magazine – Thank You
Martha & The Muffins – Women Around The World At Work
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Moev – Alibi
My Morning Jacket – Look At You
New Pornographers – Use It
Pink Floyd  – Lost For Words
Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
Scissor Sisters – Return To Oz
Shriekback – My Spine (Is The Bassline)
Simple Minds – Rockets
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
Spoons – Static In Transmission
Stranglers – Peaches
TBA – Love Across the Nation
Thomas Dolby – Airwaves
Tubes – Don’t Touch Me There
TV On The Radio – New Cannonball Blues
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Yello – Lost Again

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 (and sometimes 00’s) Music Rules ~ Benjamin Russell’s CD “Rockhill”

 A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Benjamin Russell. Since then, I have had the equal, if not greater pleasure of listening to his latest CD Rockhill. I wanted to share my impressions of this expertly crafted collection with you.

From the first opening notes of “Starved,” I was hooked on the Rockhill CD. Most collections I listen to have a consistent and central mood that runs throughout. Nothing wrong with that; for many of us, the listening experience is reminiscent of a great movie or novel that keeps us riveted through beginning, action-packed middle, and satisfying end. Rockhill does this and more—not only does it bring us on a welcome journey, it runs the gamut of emotions to keep us a bit off balance (in a good way), and waiting in anticipation for the next track to see where it will transport us.

“December”’s earnest and energetic hooks make it impossible to not either chair-dance, sing along, or both. This is the high-powered introduction that grabs listeners and draws them in to a plot filled with exciting twists and turns.

“Magic” feat. Sandra Chechik is a whimsical, upbeat song. I dare you to remain in a sullen mood while listening to this track. It picks away at any bad feelings you may have until they crumble, sulking away and leaving your inner self feeling refreshed and renewed.

“Ghost” starts out in a mysterious, darkly-tinged way, until Benjamin’s melodic voice comes in and puts all our fears at ease. It’s not meant to frighten; rather it’s a bedtime story that allows imagination to wander until it’s time to switch off the lights and welcome dreamland.

“Space” has an ominous, atmospheric tone; Benjamin’s voice expertly hits the lower scale, introducing us to his amazing range, in case we weren’t already aware of and amazed by it. Clearly, this incredible voice is going to be the most important element that Rockhill has to offer.

“Hunger” feat. Fred Lemlin has an appropriately angry sound. He’s pissed off, and not afraid to share that with us, giving his soul a public cleansing that we can all identify with.

“Quiet” is reminiscent of the finest that Waterboys had to offer. Russell’s voice evokes the very best that Mike Scott gives as front man for the Waterboys, as well as Matt Johnson from The The. It has the right edge to keep us engaged and interested, yet soothes us through all of the highs and lows.

“Water” feat. JF Dumais spins a tale that draws us out of the shadows and “gives meaning to our lives.” If you have ever thought of giving up, this is the song that cheers you on to keep going.

“Breakaway” is a mellow trip down a winding road that brings the listener straightaway into the comforting, waiting arms of “Connection” feat. Peter Patrick. These two tracks hold a magic one-two punch that keeps the CD, and the listener, advancing through a melodic wonderland.

“Time” takes us on a journey through a different dimension underscored and highlighted with swelling electronica and a driving rhythm section. It feels like we are traveling, and the music is our vehicle for getting there.

“Slipping” is a beautiful ballad that pays homage to a love that’s slipping away. It works through the how’s and why’s of what is happening, and tries to recapture what once was.

“Believe” assures us there is more to life, and that we all need to have something to believe in, namely a true love that sustains us through all trials and tribulations. It’s a beautiful song with an equally beautiful, uplifting theme. The horns are a lovely and fitting accoutrement to the bounty this song serves.

“Garden” has a hint of C&W, that segues into Bowie-esque vocals, spinning a tale of where love comes from. The picture this song paints is a Monet splash of light and color, sure to cheer even the most down-hearted soul.

“Belong” urges listeners through the challenging pathways of life, letting us in on the secret that “hopeless situations aren’t so hopeless.” If we create a united front, together we can overcome anything life throws our way. What a fabulous messsage to hear, especially given the state of the world today.

“Deep Magic” breaks up the serious themes of the preceding songs with a perfectly executed falsetto against a hard-core background. It’s a song of contradictions, both lyrically and musically, that work incredibly well, evoking the CD’s earlier songs and tempos.

Rockhill closes with“Artist.” If the opening lines of this track don’t make you smile, there’s no hope for you. It starts out bordering on being the slickest pick-up line known to man, but Benjamin pulls it off as something pure and beautiful. It’s fitting that this eclectic, expertly written and executed CD collection should close on such a high note.

Do yourself a huge favor, and visit Benjamin Russell’s site: http://www.benjamin-russell.com/index.html

While there, use any of four available links to order Rockhill. If you are anything like me, you tend to select and cue up music that fits your current mood. Even so, sometimes it’s just downright magical to play a CD like Rockhill that will tickle the full spectrum of your emotions, leaving you feeling enriched and uplifted.

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 04-19-11


Nothing like Ed-FM to make you forget you’re living the week from Hell. Nothing like uber-obscure tunes to take your mind off of your woes. If obscure 80’s music isn’t the perfect antidote for whatever ails you, then you’d better run for the hills while you still can. For the rest of us, Tuesday nights at CFRC are just what the doctor ordered.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”we have a technical!” 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 April 19, 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 – Where The Boys Go (12 inch)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Endicott (extended)
Underworld – Underneath The Radar
Neon Judgement – Tomorrow In Papers
Box – Crying Out Loud For Love
Dalek I Love You – Lust
Thomas Dolby – May The Cube Be With You
XTC – All Those Pretty Girls
Chameleons – Up The Down Escalator
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (annihilation mix)
Clan Of Xymox – Louise
Monty Cantsin – Mass Media
Alternative Radio – First Night (12″)
This Fear – Soldier Of This Fashion
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy (extended)
Darkroom – Test Of Time
Nails – Cutting Edge
Two People – Mouth Of An Angel
Payola$ – Eyes Of A Stranger

Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-17-2011

April 17, 2011

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

Thank goodness for the chance to shake off the “Monday’s coming to flatten me like a steamroller” blues with a fantabulous show from David Marsden. Without you, David, Mondays would be totally unbearable. Thank you for all you do.

Many thanks, as always, to my wonderful partner in playlist-recording crime, JerusalemSlim. Cheers, everyone for a great week!

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
ABC – When Smokey Sings
Barclay James Harvest – Child Of The Universe
Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Stormy Monday
Box – My Dreams Of You
Brian Eno & John Cale – Spinning Away
Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
Carmen Twillie – Circle Of Life
Charlatans UK – The Only One I Know
City Boy – 5705
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Wooden Ships
Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
David Usher – My Way Out
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – I Can’t Help It
Dr. John & Odetta – Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Enya – Titanic
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Live)
Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues (For You)
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Ian McCulloch – Jealous Guy
Joboxers – Just Got Lucky
Joe Jackson – Breaking Us In Two
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Kate Bush – Babooshka
Klaatu – Knee Deep In Love
Lake – Time Bomb
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Long John Baldry – Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock & Roll
Madness – Our House
Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach (30th Anniversary Version)
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
Papermaps – Wishful Thinker
Parachute Club – Boys Club
Passengers – Miss Sarajevo
Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation
Powder Blues Band – Sweet Little Girl
Ray Davies feat. Amy Macdonald – Dead End Street
Ray Davies feat. Jon Bonjovi & Richie Sambora – Celluloid Heroes
Robbie Robertson – Soap Box Preacher
Roger Waters – 4:41 AM (Sexual Revolution)
Rymes With Orange – Home House Flower
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – Summertown
Sparklehorse feat. Thom Yorke – Wish You Were Here
Spirit – Mechanical World
Spoons – 2000 Years
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)
Stranglers – Golden Brown
TV On The Radio – New Cannonball Blues
Van Morrison – The Philosopher’s Stone
Violent Kin – Velvet Hideout
Vladymir Rogov – If A Tree Falls In The Forest
Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Waterwalk – Never Leaving Eden
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.