Marsbar Playlist ~ 12-23-2012

December 23, 2012

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

The complete list with sincere thanks to JerusalemSlim for some late night assistance. Don’t forget to join us for David’s annual Christmas Eve show from 7 pm until midnight Monday night.

Al Kooper – Eleanor Rigby
Annie Lennox – Universal Child
Aphrodite’s Child – Marie Jolie
Apollo 440 – Pain In Any Language
Blackmore’s Night – Fires At Midnight
Blue Peter- Don’t Walk Past
Braids – Bohemian Rhapsody
Breeding Ground – Happy Now I Know
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Bryan Ferry – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
City Boy – The Violin
Clash – Jimmy Jazz
Colin James – Freedom
Colin James – Freedom
Cure – Pictures Of You
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
David Usher – Love Will Save The Day
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – Hanus Of Uranus
Dr. Draw – Danny Boy
Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Freedom Or Death – Nobody Listens
Front Line Assembly – Civilization
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
Harlem Gospel Singers – Walking In Memphis
Hedwig & the Angry Inch – The Origin Of Love
Hooters – All You Zombies
Jason Plumb & The Willing – What You Leave
Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick
Joe Satriani – I Believe
John Martyn – I’d Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)
Kinks – A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy
Long John Baldry – (Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On) The King Of Rock & Roll
Marianne Faithfull – Blue Millionaire
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The prize
Midge Ure – If I Was
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
Moby Grape – 8:05
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
Patti Smith – Amerigo
Powder Blues Band – Sweet Little Girl
Red Sun Horizon – Casino
Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Stranglers – Always The Sun (12″ mix)
Streetband – Toast
Supertramp – Brother Where You Bound
Violent Kin – Golden Age

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 ~ 12-22-2012

December 22, 2012

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

The complete list with thanks to The Barron for his most appreciated help. Remember, David will broadcast both Sunday night and Christmas Eve.

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
Alabama 3 – Hotel California
Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Bob Rivers – Walking Around In Women’s Underwear
Boxer The Horse – Sentimental/Oriental
Brian Eno & John Cale – Spinning Away
Cabaret Voltaire – Crackdown
Carole Pope – Dream 6
Charlatans – Impossible
China Crisis – African And White
Cliks – Dirty King
Comsat Angels – The Cutting Edge
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Darkroom – A Test Of Time
Depeche Mode – Master & Servant
Dr. Draw – Carillon Of The Bells
Flesh For Lulu – I Go Crazy
Frank Zappa – Cheap Thrills
Front 242 – Headhunter
Gossip – Perfect World
I.C.E. – Strange Attractor
Icehouse – No Promises
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
Images In Vogue – Call It Love
Japan – Suburban Berlin
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Rewind, Rewind, Rewind
Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
Madness – Our House
Matchstick Afro – Fink Fank Fonk
Matchstick Afro – Stereo Orthophonic Hi Fidelity Victrolis
Ministry – Work For love
Neil Young – Sample & Hold
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Rammstein – Engel
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Shriekback – My Spine Is The Bassline
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher
Spoons – Ciao
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Tin Star Orphans – Three Cheers For The Coward
Unheilig – An Deiner Seite
Velvet Underground – Rock ‘N’ Roll
Waterwalk – Never Leaving Eden
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.

80s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Hoodoo Gurus

hoodoosOnce again, I am at a loss to explain what could have possibly happened that this gifted band from Australia was not a huge hit in the states. From what I understand, Hoodoo Gurus got massive airplay on college radio stateside, but that’s about it. Thank goodness college/alternative radio had some good sense back then, otherwise so many of these criminally underrated bands would have suffered from complete US airway indifference.

I know I sound like a broken record, but I am so glad to have the chance to go back and revisit what I’ve missed thanks to the annoyingly misguided and downright stupid decisions made by clueless suits in boardrooms as to what got airplay and what didn’t during the most vital musical decade ever. (Huge intake of breath.) But I digress….hoodoos2

Hoodoo Gurus formed in Sydney Australia circa 1981, and was initially comprised of Dave Faulkner, (songwriter, lead singer and guitarist), Kimble Rendall (bass, guitar, backing vocals), Roddy Radalj (guitar, backing vocals), James Baker (drums), and Clyde Bramley (bass guitar, backing vocals). Shortly after, the band reformed into its more well-known lineup of Faulkner (original), Richard Grossman (bass), Mark Kingsmill (drums), and Brad Shepherd (guitar, vocals, harmonica).

They had a string of hits throughout the decade in their homeland of Oz and a strong, enduring popularity on US college radio. Refusing to ascribe to a single sound, the Gurus’ music spanned many genres including power pop, psychedelic rock, and punk. They recorded 7 albums from 1984 until 1996, then came back with two more albums in 2004 and 2010.

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But, you say, you’ve never heard of them? Frustrating, isn’t it? Well, now you have.

Check out their music (some of which is posted below via YouTube), then expand the horizons of your 80s collection (and your mind) by making your purchase here. Be forewarned: if you’re looking for heavy, industrial music, you won’t find it with the Gurus. But, if you’re looking for a musical lift, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Discography

1984: Stoneage Romeos
1985: Mars Needs Guitars!
1987: Blow Your Cool!
1989: Magnum Cum Louder
1991: Kinky
1994: Crank
1996: Blue Cave
2004: Mach Schau
2010: Purity of Essence

Hoodoo Gurus website.

Hoodoo Gurus ~ Bittersweet ~ via Youtube user nzoz1985:

Hoodoo Gurus ~ What’s My Scene ~ via YouTube user jazztronic:

Hoodoo Gurus ~ Come Anytime ~ via YouTube user amlimabr:

Hoodoo Gurus ~ A Place In The Sun ~ via YouTube user miketheblueeagle:

Marsbar Playlist ~ 12-16-2012

December 16, 2012

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

The complete list with sincere thanks to The Barron. If anyone can help with the “mystery artist,” please leave a comment. David will broadcast this weekend as usual, and will add a third very special night–Christmas Eve.

??? – Wake Me Up When It’s Over
Albert Collins – I Don’t Want You Cuttin’ Off My Hair
Barclay James Harvest – She Said
Blodwyn Pig – Dear Jill
Bob Dylan – Lay, Lady, Lay
Boomtown Rats – Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)
Boxer The Horse – Karen Silkwood
Chalk Circle – April Fool
City Boy – 5000 Years/Don’t Know Can’t Tell
Clash – Rock The Casbah (Mustafa Dance)
Crash Test Dummies – Sweet Jane
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
FM – Dream Girl
Freedom Or Death – Nobody Listens
Fun feat. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
Genesis – Cinema Show
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
Julian Cope – Soldier Blue
Leonard Cohen – The Future
Love & Rockets – So Alive
Marsvolta – Marsbolta 2
Matchstick Afro – Stereo Orthophonic Hi Fidelity Victrolis
Moody Blues – Melancholy Man
Moody Blues – The Other Side Of Life
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Northern Pikes – Things I Do For MoneyPink Floyd – Wot’s Uh The Deal
Peter Schilling – Major Tom
Pretty Lights – Finally Moving
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Pukka Orchestra – Listen To The Radio
Rialto – Monday Morning
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Robbie Robertson – Testimony
Roy Orbison – You Got It
Santana feat.John Lee Hooker – The Healer
Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
Steve Hillage – Radio
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Texas Flood
Television – Elevation
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?
Violent Kin – The Honesty
Waterboys – Independence Day
Wintersleep – Experience The Jewel
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.

80s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Abecedarians are Back!

AbecedariansI can hardly contain my excitement. There have been rumblings over the past couple of years of a re-release of Abecedarians music. The moment has finally come!

Bassist John Blake contacted me a couple of months ago to let me know this long-awaited treat was on the verge of becoming a reality. It was hard to keep quiet about this news, but I didn’t want to spoil the delicious anticipation that fans all over the world have been experiencing.

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I received my copies of both Eureka on vinyl and CD and the Eureka “Bonus” CD this past week. Also available from the Pylon Records site are Eureka color vinyl, an Abecedarians leather iPad cover, and T-shirts in both tan and dark blue.

Track listings are as follows:

Eureka double vinyl or single CD

GhostsAE
Soil
Beneath the City of the Hedonistic Bohemians
I Glide
Mice & Coconut Tree
Misery of Cities
Smiling Monarchs
Benways Carnival
Switch
Other Side of the Fence
They Said Tomorrow
Wildflower
John’s Pop
Spaghetti Western

Bonus CD (included in select packages only)

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Ghosts
Soil
Come Out
Where’s Karen
Classic
Beneath the City of the Hedonistic Bohemians

Get yourselves over to Pylon Records and order your Abecedarians merchandise and music now. Or, if someone you know is struggling with what to get you for a gift this holiday season (or for any occasion whatsoever), drop a big hint that they should indulge your Abecedarians music cravings.

Abecedarians ~ I Glide ~ via YouTube user missparker0106

Not included in the re-release, but one of my favorites.

Abecedarians ~ Dinner ~ via YouTube user missparker0106

Marsbar Playlist ~ 12-15-2012

December 15, 2012

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

The complete list thanks to much-appreciated help from The Barron:

Boomtown Rats – Dave
Breeding Ground – Happy Now I Know
Carole Pope – Landfall
Colourfield – Castles In The Air
Comsat Angels – You Move Me
Cut Copy – Need You Now
Dee Long – Little Neutrino
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Eight Seconds – Kiss You When It’s Dangerous
English Beat – Twist & Crawl
Eric Clapton – Cocaine
Fine Young Cannibals – Suspicious Minds
Fingerprintz – Wet Job
Frank Marino And Mahogany Rush – Norwegian Wood
Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool
Freur – Matters Of The Heart
Front 242- Hey Poor, Jesus Is Here
Gary Numan & Bill Sharpe – Change Your Mind
Golden Dogs – Saints At The Gates
Gracious – Heaven
Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain
Hunter Valentine – Staten Island Dream Tour
Imaginary Cities – Calm Before The Storm
Jags – Last Picture Show
Jam – Eton Rifles
Japan – Rhodesia
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Long John Baldry – Flying
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Moev – Head Down
Muse – Uprising
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Pete Wylie – Sinful
Peter Godwin – Baby’s In The Mountains
Populars – Smart Bomb
Psychedelic Furs – Sister Europe
Pukka Orchestra – Might As Well Be On Mars
Rammstein – Stripped
Richard O’Brien – Science Fiction Double Feature
Roger Waters – Towers Of Faith
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Healing Hands
Spoons – Ciao
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Stranglers – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
Unheilig – Wie Viele Jahre
Violent Kin – Velvet Hideout
Vital Sines – Collage
Wallflowers – Heroes

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 ~ 12-9-2012

December 9, 2012

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

The complete list thanks to the invaluable assistance of JerusalemSlim:

10cc – I’m Not In Love
A-Ha – Crying In The Rain
Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Amy Winehouse – A Song For You
Band feat. Staples – The Weight
Billy Preston – Outa Space
Blue Peter – Shellshocked
Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
Champion – Resistance (Skool)
Colin James – Freedom
Damned – Eloise
Danny Marks – Back To The Blues
Dee Long – Dog Star
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Deftones – Drive
Dire Straits – Once Upon A Time In The West (live)
Dream Academy – The Love Parade
Editors – The Boxer
Elton John – Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti and the East London Gospel Choir – Holy Mother
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Gowan – A Criminal Mind
Harrison Fjord – Open Spaces
Hidden Cameras – Do I Belong?
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Wake Up & Make Love With Me
Imaginary Cities – Calm Before The Storm
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Japan – I Second That Emotion
Jeremy Fisher – Cigarette
Jerry Lee Lewis feat. Neil Young – You Don’t Have To Go
Joe Cocker – Delta Lady
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free
Ken Tobias – Dream #2
Long John Baldry – Rock Me When He’s Gone
Midge Ure – The Man Who Sold The World
Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper – Albert’s Shuffle
Pig Bag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pig Bag
Powder Blues Band – Your Daddy
Pukka Orchestra – Your Secret Is Safe With Me
R.E.M. – Leaving New York
Robbie Robertson – Houdini
Roderick Falconer – Play It Again
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
Slave To The SQUAREwave – My Beautiful One
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Sebastian
Steve Hillage – Healing Feeling
Steven Page – Queen Of America
Strawbs – Hero and Heroine
Thomas Dolby – One Of Our Submarines
Tubes – Tubes World Tour
Type O Negative – Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Wilco – Any Major Dude Will Tell You
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.