Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-10-2011

April 10, 2011

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

David mentioned something about having a resemblance to Robbie Robertson….I couldn’t resist:

Many thanks, JerusalemSlim. Have a great week!

69 Eyes – Beneath The Blue
801 – Listen Now
A-ha – Crying In The Rain
Band – Shine A Light
Blancmange  – I’m Having A Coffee
Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up
Brian Eno – Backwater
Champion Heartache – Breathing For A Living
City Boy  – 5000 Years/Don’t Know Can’t Tell
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
Cure – The Walk
David Bowie – Future Legend
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – I Can’t Help It
Dr. John – Right Place Wrong Time
Elvis Costello – Senior Service
English Beat – Tears Of A Clown
Fire Diviner – Wither And Die
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag
Godley & Creme – An Englishman In New York
Grace Jones – The Apple Stretching
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Joe Cocker – Everybody Hurts
Joe Jackson – Real Men
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
Klaatu – Calling Occupants Of interplanetary Craft
Leon Russell – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Lighthouse – 1849
Long John Baldry – (Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On) The King Of Rock & Roll
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Lyle Lovett – I’ve Been To Memphis
Mike Batt – Run Like The Wind
My Morning Jacket – Look At You
Noah & The Whale – Tonight’s The Kind Of Night
Noah & The Whale – Waiting For My Chance To Come
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Phil Lynott – Solo In Soho
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd – The Show Must Go On
Pink Floyd – In The Flesh
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Roderick Falconer – Mr. Radio
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Love Unknown
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Status Quo – Come On You Reds
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Strawbs – Round & Round
Streetband – Toast
Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Visage – Fade To Grey
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.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-9-2011

April 9, 2011

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

David rocked our socks off tonight. It was pretty much non-stop the last half of the show – just one fantastic tune after another. Although thoroughly satisfying, it still leaves me craving more… thank goodness we have another chance to do it all over again tomorrow night. Won’t you join us?

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up
Art Of Noise (feat. Duane Eddy) – Peter Gunn
Be Bop Deluxe – Modern Music
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 – Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids
Be Bop Deluxe – Modern Music (Reprise)
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Box  – Live On TV
Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy (1994 release)
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Chris Spedding – Guitar Jamboree
Clash – Mustapha Dance (Rock The Casbah remix)
Cliks – Dirty King
Commander Cody – Hot Rod Lincoln
Dee Long – Toronto
Diodes – Catwalker
Elsiane – Prosaic
English Beat – Ranking Full Stop
Frank Zappa – Montana
Gang Of Four – Is It Love
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come & Get It)
Gowan – A Criminal Mind
Haircut One Hundred – Love Plus One
Hidden Cameras – Do I Belong?
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Icehouse – Electric Blue
Iggy Pop – Play It Safe
Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties
Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died
John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise
Jona Lewie – (You’ll Always Find Me In The) Kitchen At Parties
Living Colour – Glamour Boys
Love & Rockets – If There’s A Heaven Above
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Fox On The Run
National Velvet – Sex Gorilla
Noah & The Whale – Tonight’s The Kind Of Night
Noah & The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Parachute Club  – Rise Up
Pete Wylie – Sinful
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Powder Blues Band – Boppin’ With The Blues
Psychedelic Furs  – Sister Europe
Rammstein – Du Hast
Ray Materick – Home For The Parade
Records – Starry Eyes
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Robbie Robertson – Ghost Dance
Roy Orbison – In Dreams
Sick Puppies – All The Same
Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – Dirty Disco
Spoons  – Static In Transmission
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Last Girl On Earth
Tears For Fears – Change
Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Wall Of Voodoo – Ring Of Fire
Willy Deville – Needles & Pins

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

Gary Numan Live in London and Manchester ~ April 1 & 2, 2011

Copyright (c) Mimi 2011

Gary Numan gave phenomenally great performances billed as “Back To The Phuture” last weekend at the Troxy in London and the Manchester Academy. In Manchester on April 1, Gary Numan and band shared the stage with Recoil, Motor, and DJ Mark Jones. At the Troxy, on April 2, other artists included legendary John Foxx, Mirrors, Motor, DJ Daniel Miller, and DJ Mark Jones.

There are some fantastic fan videos of various songs Gary Numan performed, including one that he penned just that week (“Obelisk/Everything Comes Down To This”). I’ve linked to some of the better ones below. Enjoy!

Gary Numan’s Official website.

Pure (Live)” via YouTube user GaryNumanOfficial:

The Fall (Live)” via YouTube user GaryNumanOfficial:

Obelisk/Everything Comes Down To This” via YouTube user AlmaKnack:

I Die You Die” via YouTube user AlmaKnack:

That’s Too Bad” via YouTube user AlmaKnack:

Haunted” via YouTube user TamTamster:

Pure” via YouTube user TamTamster:

Halo” via YouTube user TamTamster:

Crash” via YouTube user TamTamster:

Zero Bars” via YouTube user TamTamster:

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Benjamin Russell

Quite often, listening to David Marsden and Ed-FM introduces me to fabulous music that I missed out on the first time around. Both DJs are committed to promoting underrated musicians, unearthing gems to share with their listeners. As a result, we are are always the winners.

Benjamin Russell is one such criminally underrated artist. I first heard his rare and obscure 80’s song “Miracle” on Ed-FM’s Retrospect show from CFRC. A while back, I attempted to research and write a “Criminally Underrated” article about Mr. Russell, but wasn’t able to find either “Miracle” or much information, at all. Lucky for me, he recently left a comment on one of the playlist postings; it lead to some  correspondence, culminating in today’s interview. So, sit back and take a few minutes to experience this uber-talented, charming, and endearing musician.

You can listen to “Miracle” here.

Benjamin Russell Interview ~ 4-1-2011 

QWhen did you know that you wanted to be a musician?
A – When I was about 2 years old, I heard “rock’n’roll” on the radio, loved it, and tried changing the channels to get the songs I liked. Ever since then, I dreamed of being the one making music, but never thought I could do it until my sister got a guitar and learned to play. I figured if she could do it, so could I. I never looked back.

QWhat/who inspired you to choose music as your profession?
A – It was the crazy days of the late 60’s, early 70’s when there were no rigidly defined genres. You had bands like King Crimson who did the heaviest rock imaginable, but they had sweet beautiful music on the same record. Elton John’s first record was all over the place. When I heard Dylan doing” Tambourine Man” and “The Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel, I realized I didn’t need a band to get started, so I jumped in.

QWhat artist(s) influenced your music back in the beginning, and now (if different)?
A – I’ve always tried to be original, but I listen to everything I can. As Elvis Costello says, “It’s not IF you steal, it’s WHO you steal FROM.”

But my thefts always get filtered through my bent sensibilities. The best example is MIRACLE. My producer actually tried to get me to cover “Let the Music Play” by Shannon with the idea that our version would come out in Canada before hers and we’d basically steal the sales. But I just couldn’t do it. To appease him, I sort of turned it inside out and put my thing into it and that’s MIRACLE. Can you hear Shannon in there?

One HUGE influence was the B52’s. I can clearly remember walking down St. Laurence in Montreal and passing an open door with a jukebox playing “Planet Claire” and it was like a switch went off in me! Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”, Gary Numan’s “Cars”, XTC’s “Respectable Street” – those were the magnets drawing me away from The Clash when I was doing my “Pop Modern(e)” album  for TGO.

QWho do you currently listen to?
A – I’ve got a long list and it just keeps on growing. I still love most of what I’ve loved since I was a kid, but there’s amazing new stuff every day. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to The Black Keys new CD. I really like the last couple of Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco CDs. K’naan is a big fav. Adele, Ray Lamontagne, Keane, Kenna. Geez, there’s just so much good music! One of my new discoveries is pretty old stuff, but it’s new to me – Shostakovich – I’m enjoying his string quartets. The guy had to write this stuff in secret because it wasn’t state approved in the Soviet Union. I relate to the underground aspect and the emotional intensity.

QWhich comes first – the music or the lyrics, and why?
A – That’s changed from when I first started writing songs. In the beginning, it was always words first, then music. But now I hear stuff in my head, try to grab it before it flies away, and often it’s the music first. Sometimes I have these amazing dreams where I’m writing a song and playing it for someone at the same time. I wake up and just write it all down – it’s like words and music spontaneously erupting together!

QHave you been recording steadily over the past 20+ years, or have you taken a break?
A – I have never stopped writing and recording. Simultaneously with me being nominated Most Promising Male Vocalist in the nationally televised CASBY Awards, I had “irreconcilable differences” with TGO, my label, and had to get a lawyer to get out of the deal.

To be fair, I don’t think Tony Green knew what he was getting into when he signed me. I’m fiercely independent artistically, and I was naive enough to think I could get away with it while suckling at the teat of the mainstream industry. I’ve made 9 albums since my 15 seconds of fame in the 80’s. The newest one, ROCKHILL has some stuff on it that my fans from back then seem to like, STARVED, DECEMBER, DEEP MAGIC, QUIET, GHOST.

QWhat do you think of the availability of music electronically?
A – Artistically it’s the best thing that’s happened to me! Now I don’t need to bend to label pressure and can do exactly what I want.

It’s not just that you can distribute online. Technology makes it easier to make music. I’m hearing amazing stuff from people that no one’s ever heard of. Back in the 80’s I had a huge investment in synths, drum machines and racks of gear. My laptop all by itself blows that stuff out of the water. But I’m perverse – now that technology is easy, the challenge for me is to play acoustically without it.

QIf you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A – Somewhere with palm trees, maybe the Acropolis or Delray Beach. Seriously, I love to perform and if you put me in front of an audience who loves music, I’m happy.

QNow the tough question: If you were on a desert island, which 10 albums would be must-haves?
A – That’s not hard. The island would be made of all my favourite music – you could just pile up all the albums from the floor of the ocean and make me my own private atoll.

Oh, you mean… I have to pick 10?!!! Whatever I picked I would seriously regret later because I would be missing something desperately. Assuming I’m not allowed to pick my own music (I make music I love, after all…)

1) Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration
2) The Clash – London Calling
3) Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies by Herbert von Karajan (it’s a box set – that’s not cheating is it?)
4) Elvis Costello – Get Happy
5) Harmonium – Cinquieme Saison
6) XTC – English Settlement
7) Yma Sumac – Voice of the Xtabay
8) Art of Noise – The Seduction of Claude Debussy
9) Adele – 19
10) Chilliwak – Chilliwak


Buy Music:

iTunes –
CDBaby –

On The Web:

Official Website:
Facebook (just getting started with my music page – get a free song here):

Video Links:

Video from 80’s: POWER OF LOVE 

STARVED (official music video)

GHOST (official music video) 

DECEMBER (live, opening for Gowan at Club Soda in Montreal, March 2011)

BROKEN-HEARTED LOVERS (live with band in 2010)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 04-05-11

Ed opened with a rare and simply fantastic tune by Benjamin Russell, this week’s featured artist on Rave and Roll. Fittingly enough, he followed it with a song that Benjamin cited as a major musical influence. Tonight was also an obscure music fan’s dream….Ed had a message for SoCan by playing uber-obscure Canadian content – and we loved every minute of it!

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”in your face, Socan!” 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 5, 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.

Benjamin Russell – Miracle
B-52s – Planet Claire
Courage Of Lassie – Hiroshima
Manufacture – Passion For The Future
Hush – Now Reality
National Velvet – A Wake
Men Without Hats – Security (10 inch)
Indians In Moscow – Singing To French
Colourfield – The Colour Field
Voice – Lime (12 inch)
Psyche – Thundershowers
Sotho – Electric Pyramid
Data Bank-A – Etiquette Of Travel
Monks – I Can Do Anything You Like
Spoons – No Electrons
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (live)
Room 9 – Angels Sing
Pukka Orchestra – Rubber Girl
M-1 Alternative – Rain
Eva Everything – Painless
Ohama – Where Do You Call Home

Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-3-2011

April 3, 2011

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

Another perfect segue from weekend to week. Sincere thanks to David for all he does to give a smooth and painless jumpstart to our weeks, as well as thanks to JerusalemSlim for his valued help taking care of the latter part of the Sunday shows.

See all y’alls next weekend.

 ~ MissParker ~

??? – “News Promo:  Anything Can Kill You”
Apollo 440 – Pain In Any Language
Argent – Hold Your Head Up
Blancmange  – Bus Stop
Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Brian Culbertson feat. Kenny Lattimore – Another Love
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
City Boy – The Violin
Clockwise – Surrender
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – I Can’t Help It
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
Flash & The Pan – California
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Norwegian Wood
Frank Zappa – Cheap Thrills
Frijid Pink – House Of the Rising Sun
Gregorians feat. Sarah Brightman – Don’t Give Up
Holly Johnson & Friends – Ferry Cross the Mersey
Hunter Valentine – Van City
King Crimson – Easy Money
Long John Baldry feat. Kathi McDonald – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Lou Reed – Intro (Sweet Jane)
Mandala – Love-itis
Martha& The Muffins – Echo Beach
No Angels & Donovan – Atlantis
Oingo Boingo – Only A Lad
Pansy Division – Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Procol Harum – A Salty Dog
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Psychedelic Furs  – The Ghost In You
Pukka Orchestra – Listen To The Radio
Rheostatics – Who Is That Man And Why Is He Smiling?
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Simple Minds – Rockets
Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
Snowy White – Burning Love
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Little Wing
Stray Cats – (She’s) Sexy & 17
Supertramp – Brother Where You Bound
Taj Mahal – Take A Giant Step
Talking Heads – And She Was (segment)
Thinkman – The Formula
Violent Kin – Velvet Hideout
Vital Sines – Collage
Vladymir – If A Tree Falls In The Forest
Wild Onions – Shakin’ All Over
William Shatner – Has Been
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.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-2-2011

April 2, 2011

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

Never underestimate the power of music, especially its healing properties. After an emotionally draining morning, I didn’t think anything could get me back on track. But listening to David Marsden’s fabulous free-form, and letting the tunes wash over me, was absolutley the best therapy in the world.

There a re a few question marks tonight – if you have a clue, please let me know.

 ~ MissParker ~

Adrian Belew – Big Electric Cat
After The Fire – Der Kommissar
Beatles/Kinks – Get Back/You Really Got Me Mash-up
Blancmange  – Take Off Your Mask ???
Blancmange  – Don’t Forget Your Teeth
Braids – Bohemian Rhapsody
Captain Beefheart – Happy Blue Pumpkin
Cliks – Dirty King
Cure – Love Cats
Cut Copy – Need You Now
Dee Long – Toronto
Dee Long – Little Neutrino
Echo & The Bunnymen – Silver
Evermore – It’s Too late
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool
Gary Numan – We Are Glass
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Gracious – Heaven/Hell (thanks Sunbeam!)
Horslips – The Man Who Built America
Hunter Valentine – Staten Island Dream Tour
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Spasticus (Autisticus)
Jam – Town Called Malice
Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Johnny Warman – Screaming Jets
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Lightning Seeds – Marvelous
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Magazine – Light Pours Out Of Me
Mental As Anything – Live It Up
Moev – Open Mind
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
Muse – Uprising
My Morning Jacket – I Think I’m Going To Scream Part II
New Pornographers – Use It
New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Nobby Clegg – My Old Man
Parachute Club  – Boys Club
Rammstein – Eifersucht
Robbie Robertson – Unbound
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love
Slave to The SQUAREwave  – 1972
Sly & The Family Stone – A Family Affair
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Too Precious
TBA – Love Across the Nation
Thomas Dolby – One Of Our Submarines
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
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.