Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-29-2012

April 29, 2012

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

Thanks to JerusalemSlim and Nowhereman, this is most of a complete play list. Be sure to join us next Saturday for more free-form Marsbars for your ears.

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
Al Stewart – Roads To Moscow
Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
Boxer The Horse – Karen Silkwood
Carole Pope – Landfall
Comsat Angels – Cutting Edge
Concrete Blonde – Someday?
David Bowie -Diamond Dogs
David Essex -Rock On
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
Eric Clapton – After Midnight
Fiat Lux – Photography
Front Line Assembly – Civilization
Ghostriders – Ready Steady Go
Grapes Of Wrath – Do You Want To Tell Me
Jeff Lynne – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Jerry Lee Lewis feat. Jimmy Page – Rock & Roll
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
King Crimson – Cat Food
Kinks – Lost And Found
Lee Michaels – Do You Know What I Mean
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Level 42 – Lessons In Love (12″ mix)
Lewis Furey – Cops Ballet
Lewis Furey – Rubber Gun Show
Lewis Furey – Top Ten Sexes
Lou Reed – Busload Of Faith
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach (30th anniversary version)
Mick Jagger – Sweet Thing
Michael Bloomfield – Killing Floor
Mink DeVille – I Call Your Name
Moms Mabley – Abraham, Martin, and John
Moody Blues – The Other Side Of Life
Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me
Powder Blues Band – Your Daddy
Professor Longhair – Mess Around
Professor Longhair – Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Robbie Robertson – Houdini
Rough Trade – All Touch
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Dirty Disco
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Spacehog – Anonymous
Start – Hey You
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Tenants – Sheriff
Thomas Dolby – Windpower
Traffic – John Barleycorn
Turtles – Green Tambourine
Vladymir Rogov – First World Calling
Wintersleep – Experience The Jewel
XTC – All You Pretty Girls
Zeus – Love Pain

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 ~ 4-28-2012

April 28, 2012

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

I was able to download last night’s podcast and list out the songs from the last two hours, so I am happy to present the playlist in its entirety…and what a fabulous show it was!

Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past
Brian Eno feat. John Cale – Spinning Away
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
Carole Pope – Love Strikes Hard
Comsat Angels – Independence Day
Cure – Lullaby
Cut Copy – Need You Now
Danny Marks – Big Town Boy
Dee Long – Dog Star
Depeche Mode – Route 66
Diodes – Catwalker
DJ Champion- No Heaven
Dr. John – Mama Roux
Eight Seconds – Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous)
English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
Feargal Sharkey – Never Never
Frank Zappa – Flakes
Front 242 – Welcome To Paradise
Front Line Assembly – Fragments
Garland Jeffries – 96 Tears
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire
Gotye – Sate Of The Art
Grandmaster Flash – The Message
Ian Dury – Sweet Gene Vincent
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
Jason Plumb & The Willing – What You Leave
Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died
Leon Russell – Back To The Island
Love & Rockets – Haunted When The Minutes Drag
Madness – Our House
Malcolm McLaren – Madame Butterfly
National Velvet – Sex Gorilla
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Parachute Club – Dancing At The Feet Of The Moon
Passion Puppets – Like Dust
Paul Young – Come Back And Stay
Propaganda – P Machinery
Pukka Orchestra – Your Secret is Safe With Me
Rammstein – Los
Red Sun Horizon – Red Sun Horizon
Richard Strange & The Engine Room – Damascus
Roderick Falconer – Play It Again
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Saturday Night
Spoken Word – TV News Ad
Spoons – B Movie
Spoons – Ciao
Spoons – Nova Heart (Dark Before Dawn mix)
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Waterboys – Blues For Your baby
Zeus – Cool Blue (and the things you do)

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 – Independent Music Productions

One thing I’ve learned from David Marsden and Ed (Ed-FM) Cooke: some of the best music in the industry has been overlooked because the stuffed suits in the record company/radio station boardrooms have given themselves the power to determine what us members of the poor, unwashed masses should listen to.  I have been a rebel my entire existence, listening to what moves me, not whatever is the flavor of the moment. If I didn’t feel that way, I would have missed out on some outstanding music without which my life would have been just a little more wretched. Can I imagine a world without Gary Numan, Slave To The SQUAREwave, Autocondo, Electronic Dream Factory, Vladymir Rogoff, Benjamin Russell, and so many others? No. Had I relied on what commercial radio force-feeds us, would I have enjoyed the moving and life-enriching creations of these fabulous musicians? Not likely.

The champions of bringing superior music (besides DJs like David and Ed) to the masses are generally folks in the marketing side of the independent music industry. I’d like to call attention to one such company, Independent Music Productions. The title of this music marketing outfit pretty much says it all.

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to some of the artists that Independent Music Productions promotes and feel they are worth the time to listen to. Here are a few to discover:

Rooftop Runners

From Independent Music Productions:

Forging a mix of menacing mood and moving melody out of their adopted city of Berlin, Germany, RTR are Canadian singer-songwriter brother duo Benedikt and Tobias MacIsaac. An internationally accomplished choreographer and dancer respectively, the brothers are no strangers to performing-arts success, having toured and performed extensively with world class troupes in Europe.

From: Berlin, Germany
Album: We Are Here EP (rel date April 3, 2012)

“Bang Bang” by Rooftop Runner via YouTube user rooftoprunnersmusic:

Style: Alternative / Indie / Trip pop
Members:Benedikt & Tobias MacIsaac
Production: Angela Seserman
Tracklisting: Streets, Energize, Bang Bang, She Devil
Official Website
Highlights: 2012 European tour successfully completed, performed at Club NME
“Streets” electronic remix“Streets” Music VideoStreaming Link

From Independent Music Productions:

Sounds Like: Jeff Buckley, James Blake, Radiohead, Massive Attack

Bio: “Crippled in my youth, crippled in my youth, crippled in my youth and I’m trying to breathe”

Francis Bowie

From Independent Music Productions:

Francis Bowie is a metrosexual whirlwind of creativity within the Danish music and art scene; aside from his singing and songwriting,  he’s a painter, sculptor, designer, writer and gallery owner. Indie  Music Musings calls him “a positive rush of inspiration and  celebration inspired by new wave and electronic music. Picture Duran Duran and Unkle with dreadlocks.”

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
CD: Francis Bowie EP
Release date: Oct 17, 2011
Label: Interscope Digital
Production: Michelle Djarling & Kasper Larsen (Kay & Ndustry)

Style: Intelligent Pop Music
Streaming linkMusic video links

“Sunny Day” by Francis Bowie via YouTube use FrancisBowieOfficial:

Press contact: James Moore (
Artist contact:

Monks of Mellonwah

From Independent Music Productions:

A four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Sydney, the Monks draw on a variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock with modern indie and alternative rock. Their first E.P., Stars Are Out, is testament to such a unique blend, and has been highly praised since
its release in 2010.

Location: Sydney, NSW
CD: “Neurogenesis” EP (Advance rel May 24, 2012)
Streaming Music

“Swamp Groove” by Monks of Mellonwah via YouTube user MonksOfMellonwah:

Members: Will Maher (vocals), Joe de la Hoyde (backing vocals/guitar), John de la Hoyde (bass), Josh Baissari (drums)
Production: Jeff Bova (Michael Jackson), Ryan Miller (John Frusciante), Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, RHCP)
Style: indie rock, alternative rock
Similar to: The Black Keys, Muse, Incubus
Press contact: James Moore (
Band management contact: Chris de la Hoyde (

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 4-24-12

Ed promised to make up last week’s absence to us, and he never goes back on a promise! Tonight’s show was extra-hot, showcasing special tracks he purchased at The Record Vault while in Toronto last week. As always, his treasures are our pleasures! Lucky we are that Ed-FM was taught at an early age to share.

Tune in to Ed and his “it’s much more fun to share” 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 24, 2012

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. Or, join us on Facebook.
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.

Breeding Ground – Reunion
Abecedarians – Smiling Monarchs
Mission UK – Island In A Stream
Strange Advance – Love Becomes Electric (skin to skin mix)
Arkitex – Mystery Man
Devine – Walk Like A Man
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party (party ’til you’re dead mix)
Wall Of Voodoo – Far Side Of Crazy (promo copy)
Extras – Hip Hop Hip Hip
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy
Creatures – Standing There (andalusian mix)
Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
Martha & The Muffins – Swimming
Boys Brigade – Melody
Savage Progress – My Soul Unwraps Tonight (12 inch)
Hush – Dancing In East Berlin
Yello – The Race (extended)

80’s (and sometimes 00’s) Music Rules – Alabama Shakes

This is a side-step from the usual obscure/80s/Numan/etc.  features normally found on Rave and Roll.  I’ve been known to talk about current artists that either emulate 80s New Wave/Postpunk, or in this case, give a heavy-hitting dose of soul-wrenching, gut-stirring blues.

A friend posted “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes on my FaceBook page, and I have not been able to get enough of this band. In the past, I’ve made no bones about the fact that 1) I am not a fan of female vocalists, and 2) I don’t believe there are a whole lot of up-and-comers that are worth their salt.  Brittany Howard, and her band Alabama Shakes, have shattered both of those long-standing rules.

From Wikipedia:

Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.

The band was originally formed when lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard approached bassist Zac Cockrell during a high school psychology class and began meeting after school to write songs. Howard and Cockrell experimented with many different styles of music including roots rock, progressive rock, soul music, country music and classic rock.

If you have ever loved the blues, if you have ever loved Janis Joplin, you must give this band a listen. I’m going to let Alabama Shakes, and more importantly, their edgy, bluesy, hard-rocking singer speak for themselves. They just released their first full-length album titled Boys and Girls this month. Check out the Alabama Shakes homepage, listen to them on YouTube, and buy their music. This is definitely a life-changing experience you do not want to miss.

Alabama Shakes – “Hold On” via YouTube user AlabamaShakes:

  • Brittany Howard – lead vocals, guitar
  • Heath Fogg – guitar
  • Zac Cockrell – bass
  • Steve Johnson – drums
  • Ben Tanner – keyboards

Alabama Shakes – “You Ain’t Alone” via YouTube user NowWaveManchester:

Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-22-2012

April 22, 2012

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

With JerusalemSlim’s greatly appreciated help covering the last two hours of the show, this is a complete list. Thanks to all and have a fabulous week.

Artists United Against Apartheid – Sun City
Band feat. Dr. John – Such A Night
B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Three O’Clock Blues
Beck – Diamond Dogs
Box – My Dreams Of You
Boxer The Horse – Karen Silkwood
Carole Pope – Landfall
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
Cody Gamracy – Feeling The Same Way
Cure – Lovecats
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – Little Neutrino
Deftones – Drive
Duane Eddy – Ghostriders In The Sky
Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson – Cleanhead Blues
Ellie Goulding – Your Song (Blackmill Dubstep Remix)
Elton John feat. Leon Russell – If It Wasn’t For Bad
English Beat – Can’t Get Used To Losing You
Everlast – Who Got The Hooch
FM – Phasers On Stun
Frank Zappa – Montana
Freedom Or Death – Nobody Listens
Garfield – Private Affair
Gentleman Reg – When Heroes Change Professions
Grapes Of Wrath – O Lucky Man
Hidden Cameras – Do I Belong
Ian McCulloch – Jealous Guy
Jags – Last Picture Show
Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Jason Plumb & The Willing – What You Leave
Jeff Wayne feat. Richard Burton – Horsell Common And The Heat Ray
Lewis Furey – The Sky Is Falling
Love & Rockets – So Alive
Mick Jagger – Memo From Turner
Midge Ure – If I Was
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
Parachute Club – Alien Nation
Perth County Conspiracy – Keeper Of The Key
Perth County Conspiracy – The Americanadian Way (Intro to Truth & Fantasy)
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – Light My Fire
Ray Davies – Celluloid Heroes
Redbone – The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Robbie Robertson – Madame X
Roger Waters – The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid)
Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight To Mention
Specials – Ghost Town
Steven Page – Queen Of America
Stranglers – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
Taj Mahal – Take A Giant Step
The The – Sweet Bird Of Truth
Thomas Dolby – One Of Our Submarines
Tom Robinson Band – War Baby
Wall Of Voodoo – Ring Of Fire
Waterboys – Independence Day

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 ~ 4-21-2012

April 21, 2012

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

Many thanks to The Barron for covering the last two hours of the show. David provided a heartfelt tribute during the 10 pm hour to Levon Helm who put on his wings earlier this week. Apologies for updating the list so late in the day due to extenuating circumstances. Be sure to join us in the theatre for Sunday night’s show.

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??? – Techno Song?
69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Band – Up On Cripple Creek
Band – I Shall Be Released
Band/Staples – The Weight
Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Barclay James Harvest – Cold War
Bill Nelson – Contemplation
Boys Brigade – Melody
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
Carole Pope – Dream 6
Chalk Circle – 20th Century Boy
Comsat Angels – You Move Me (One Good Reason)
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting
Cut Copy – Future
Darkroom – A Test Of Time
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Dirty Vegas – Little White Doves
Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
Farm – Very Emotional
Fine Young Cannibals – Ever Fallen In Love
Gotye – State Of The Art
Grinderman – Palaces Of Montezuma
Haircut One Hundred – Love Plus One
Japan – Rhodesia
Johnny Warman – Screaming Jets
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free
KLF – What Time Is Love (1988 Pure Trance Classic)
Levon Helm – Tennessee Jed
Levon Helm – When I Go Away
Living Colour – Glamour Boys
Moev – Head Down
My Morning Jacket – Look At You
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Pink Floyd – Welcome To The Machine
Rock & Hyde – Dirty Water
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do Ya Love
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Love Unknown
Steve Forbert – Wild As The Wind (A Tribute To Rick Danko)
Scissor Sisters – Lovers In The Backseat
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Saturday Night
Soup Dragons – I’m Free
Spoons – Ciao
Spoons – Nova Heart (Singularity Mix)
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Riviera Paradise
Violent Kin – The Honesty
Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
Zeus – With Eyes Closed

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