Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-24-2013

February 24, 2013

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 late-night help from JerusalemSlim:

A-ha – Crying In The Rain
Al Stewart – Roads To Moscow
Aphrodite’s Child – Marie Jolie
Barclay James Harvest – Yesterday’s Heroes
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Stormy Monday Blues
Box – Live On TV
Boxer The Horse – Karen Silkwood
Cabaret Voltaire – Crackdown
Cake – Never There
Craig Robertson – Even When The World Gets You Down
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Danny Marks – That’s What My Blues Is All About
Dee Long – Dog Star
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – Sylvia’s Mother
Eels – You’re My Friend
Eight Seconds – Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous)
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Fire Diviner – Wither and Die
Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage
Freedom Or Death – Inside
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Half Moon Run – Drug You
Hidden Cameras – Kingdom Come
I.C.E. – Strange Attractor
Imaginary Cities – Calm Before The Storm
Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin
Jake Bugg – Broken x 2
Jesus & Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses
Joe Jackson – Real Men
Joe Tex – Hold What You’ve Got
Jools Holland – When Did You Get Down From Heaven
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (12″ mix)
Lou Reed – Sally Can’t Dance
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Don’t Kill It Carol
Matthew Sweet – Dark Secret
Midnight Oil – Short Memory
Moody Blues – Are You Sitting Comfortably
Muse – Panic Station
Pink Floyd – Dogs
Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey – History Repeating
Pukka Orchestra – A Wonderful Time To Be Young
Raine Maida – Montreal
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Sam Cooke – You Send Me
Simple Minds – Let There Be Love
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Riviera Paradise
Ultravox – Vienna (’92 remix)

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 ~ 2-23-2013

February 23, 2013

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

So grateful to the Barron for after-10 PM help. Here’s the complete list:

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Art Of Noise (feat. Duane Eddy) – Peter Gunn Theme
Big Audio Dynamite – If I Were John Carpenter
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Chuck Berry – Nadine
Colorfield – Castles In The Air
Comsat Angels – Independence Day
Cure – Pictures Of You
Cut Copy – Lights & Music
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours
Diodes – Tired Of Waking Up Tired
Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
Electric Six – Radio Ga Ga
Filter & The Crystal Method – (Can’t You) Trip Like I Do
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard (Ben Liebrand Remix)
Front 242 – Masterhit, Parts 1 & 2
Front Line Assembly – Fragmented
Gang Of Four – Is It Love
Gary Numan & Bill Sharpe – Change Your Mind
Gotye – State Of The Art
Harrison Fjord – Docking with Jesus
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Japan – Quiet Life
Mick Jagger – Sweet Thing
Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween
Moody Blues – Eyes Of A Child Pt. 1
Muse – Panic Station
Oingo Boingo – You Really Got Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Secrets
Parachute Club – Dancing At The Feet Of The Moon
Payola$ China – Boys
Pete Shelley – Homosapien
Pink Floyd – One Slip
Pukka Orchestra – Might As Well Be On Mars
Rammstein – Rammlied
Robbie Robertson – Shine Your Light
Roger Waters – The Tide Is Turning
Rough Trade – Fashion Victim
Scissor Sisters – Lovers In The Back Seat
Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Saturday Night
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Texan Thugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll
Spoons – Ciao
Tonio K. – The Funky Western Civilization
Tuff Darts – Your Love Is Like A Nuclear Waste
Violent Kin – The Honesty
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Vis A Vis – Shadowplay
Vital Sines – Collage
Vladymir Rogov – If A Tree Falls In The Forest

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 (and sometimes 00s) Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Tim Langan

Time to meet a wonderful current artist who would have been vital in my favorite musical decade, as he is today. Tim Langan has a very full and impressive musical resume. He gave me the opportunity recently to get to know him and I’d like to share the experience with you. Be sure to take the time to check out Tim’s music on YouTube, as well as the various websites posted at the end of the interview.

Tim_bass_3Tell us about who or what (or both!) has influenced your music.

From the time I was very young, I have known that I wanted to be a musician. My very early experiences in grade 1 involved singing the National Anthem first thing in the morning.

My mother likes to recount a story of being called in to the school by the principle and being told that I had a very good voice and they were recommending that I be sent to a choir school, as they felt that I had a sense for music inside me. She and my father decided that I was a little bit too young to be travelling downtown on the subway every day for school, so they decided instead to get me involved in piano lessons.

What is your first significant musical memory?

The singing of the National Anthem was one of the very first things that I remember about my discoveries in music; however, there were a few other things that were to come that also stick out in my mind.

I was the youngest in my family. My 3 older brothers liked music a lot. They were between 11 and 16 years older than me. I remember for my eleventh birthday getting 2 vinyl records. One was Elton John’s Greatest Hits and the other was Paul McCartney’s Band On The Run. I was hooked. I also enjoyed sports as a kid and used to spend hours hitting a tennis ball against our garage door. My brother had a Volkswagen beetle with an 8-track player in it and I remember specifically listening to Jeff Beck’s “Wired” over and over again while smashing the tennis ball off of the garage door. I must have listened to that album 1000 times as a kid and still enjoy giving it a listen today.

CD CollageHow soon after that did you decide that’s what you wanted to do?

I have almost always had a sense of wanting to be a musician from a very, very young age. It has always seemed like the natural and obvious thing for me to do.

In fact, I have tried to make it “go away” on several occasions, but it just won’t seem to leave me alone.

What was your first group/band and what part did you play?

My first performance with a band was in grade 8 when I performed with 2 friends at our grade school. We played 3 songs together. I believe we opened with Elton John’s “Rocket Man” with myself playing piano with drum and guitar accompaniment. Then I switched over to bass guitar duties and we performed Edgar Winter’s “Free Ride” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” – I don’t recall whether any of us wanted to actually sing these songs, so we may have played them as instrumentals. I find it amusing that this still seems to be a trend for me in my own writing, as the vast majority of the music that I am involved with, somehow seems to bypass the urge to add vocal to the song.

The name of this band was “Jupiter” and my next door neighbor, who was 4 years older than us wanted to be our manager and went out and bought us matching bracelets that had “Jupiter” engraved on them. We used to joke, what could be stupider than calling a band Jupiter?

The drummer in that first group was my lifelong friend Sascha Tukatsch, whom I have had the privilege to write and record with on so many projects over the years, including our high school band, which started as Reign, which would later be released on CD under the name “The Harrison Fjord”

Do you prefer to perform in the studio or live? Why?

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I love both. The studio offers the very unique experience of capturing your ideas and how you were feeling at that exact moment for the rest of time. That is very special indeed.

The live experience is also very special, because there is a nervous energy and adrenaline that is created from performing in front of people, with the pressure of wanting to perform perfectly and put on the best show possible for all of the people who have come out to see you play.

What inspires you to write your best music?

This is a difficult question to answer. Inspiration is taken from so many potential sources. Music is also very subjective, so who can really say what is “best?”

My own compositions are so varied in style from one to the next that I have a hard time trying to define what it is that grabs me or guides me in a certain direction. Usually, I am just a conduit that the music flows through. Most of the music that I write happens very quickly, indeed. People, places and events are most often secondary to the writing process. In peak writing times, I just sit down and compose and usually at the end of the day/night I have a finished piece of music, whether it is a short pop ditty or a full orchestral score.

Tim_bass_2What was the best concert you’ve ever attended and what made it so special?

Concerts are a wonderful experience for me. I usually do not attend massive venues, as most of the musicians that I tend to be inspired to watch, are lesser known, virtuoso types of players.

While I have been to may rock shows in large venues, like Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Queen, Aerosmith and Rush in the late 1970’s, it is the acts that perform in the smaller venues that I truly cherish.

Performances by Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin & Paco DeLucia with Steve Morse as the opening act, The Pat Metheny Group, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Return To Forever, Yes, Uzeb, King Crimson, Joe Satriani, Youssou N’Dour, Level 42, Adrian Belew, Marillion, Hugh Marsh, Manteca, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Alain Caron, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Steve Vai, Victor Wooten, Dream Theater, King’s X, Michael Manring, Fishbone, UK, Zappa Plays Zappa, Tommy Emmanuel, and Porcupine Tree are stand outs in my mind over the years; but probably one of the greatest shows that I ever saw was Andreas Vollenweider and friends on Oct 16, 1989. My reasons for liking this show specifically over all of the others is musicality. The inspiration that I drew from all of these shows is incalculable, but this one Andreas Vollenweider show was indeed something very special.

If you had a “do-over,” what would you do differently?

While I do read and write music, perhaps I would have tried to go to a “music” school to acquire a piece of paper with my name on it, although, I guess it is never too late?

What’s coming up next?

I have been quite busy this year adding my musical voice to many different recording projects. I have recently finished playing bass for a guitarist, singer, songwriter, named John Jamieson. I am hopeful that this CD will be completed and ready for release by the fall.

The Green Rain ProjectAlso, I have recently re-connected with a guitar player friend of mine that I worked with about 20 years ago. Her name is Irene MacKenzie and she is very talented indeed. Irene called me, asking if I would record with her and her son MacKenzie Coburn on a piece of music that she wrote for her Mother, who had passed away from pancreatic cancer 20 years ago, shortly before MacKenzie was born. I had always enjoyed working with Irene and given the music that she and her son were jamming on, I immediately agreed. We initially sent a bunch of ideas back and forth through the sky drive in a common email account over the internet and when we were ready, I drove out to their home studio to record my bass and keyboard parts on the CD.

We are currently in mixing and mastering for this debut CD and I am very anxious to get this one out. The CD will be released under the name “The Green Rain Project” and the disc will be entitled “ToRUTH” – Irene and I have talked a great length at working on many more CD’s together, as the music for this CD came together very quickly.

Another project that I have been recording and performing live with is “Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus” – I had been asked to join this band after Lisa Smith Powerhouse_4they had released their debut CD “Maze Of Souls” and we have been working to put the finishing touches on the band’s second CD – “612” – I am hopeful that this disc will be completed and released later this year. I am confident that this disc will be well received by fans and critics alike, as I feel the writing is very strong within the rock genre.

I have also been recording and performing with The David Bacha Band. This has been quite a long term project for me and I am hopeful that 2013 will be the year that we finally get this one to the market. We shall keep our fingers crossed.

David Bacha Band_2Lastly, I continue to write and record at my home studio, as this is just something that I have to do to maintain my sanity.

I have my entire musical catalog, (11 CD’s) which does not include the 5 CD’s that I was commissioned to do for a friend’s record company, that I am trying to get remastered and up for sale online. It would be a major achievement for me to get all of these up to CD Baby and iTunes this year, I remain vigilant in trying to complete this task.

What advice can you give to aspiring musicians?

Follow your dreams, work your butt off to be the very best you can be and don’t stop doing what you love for any reason.

Where can people listen to and purchase your music?

While some projects are currently available for purchase online (try Google to search out the band names) some are available through CD Baby or iTunes – (The Harrison Fjord – Machine Tree / Splub – Splub )

Most of my catalog is not currently available for purchase, although I am trying to rectify this problem.

Should you wish to check out a lot of my music and several of the bands that I have played with and currently am playing and recording with, I have over 100 videos, slideshows and music posted at my youtube channel, which can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/TimsTunes/

Also, be sure to check out these related sites:

John Jamieson – http://www.johnjamieson.ca

The Green Rain Project website, which is still under development, but can be found here: http://www.greenrainproject.com

The David Bacha Band: http://www.davidbacharocks.com

Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus website: http://www.lisasmithspowerhaus.com

The Harrison Fjord website: http://www.theharrisonfjord.com

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-17-2013

February 17, 2013

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 invaluable post-10pm help from JerusalemSlim:

69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Apollo 440 – Pain In Any Language
Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
Beck – Diamond Dogs
Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
Boxer The Horse – Sentimental/Oriental
Counting Crows – Big Yellow Taxi
Craig Robertson – Waking Up Tired
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Wooden Ships
Cure – A Forest
Dave Rave – Good News
David Usher – Alone In The Universe
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Diamond Rings – I’m Just Me
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (live, Mandela Birthday Concert 1988)
Dream Academy – The Love Parade
Echo & The Bunnymen – Parthenon Drive
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Eels – Wonderful, Glorious
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
English Beat – Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Instrumental)
Flash & the Pan – California
Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Freedom Or Death – Nobody Listens
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Jim Pepper – Witchi Tai To
Kinks – Come Dancing
Leroy Sibbles – My Guiding Star
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Lou Reed – Intro (Sweet Jane)
Lucas Silveira – Runaway
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Fox On The Run
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize
Mick Jagger – Sweet Thing
Moist – Breathe
Moody Blues – Melancholy Man
My Morning Jacket – Look At You
Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot
Pink Floyd – Echoes
Raine Maida – Montreal
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Rick Wakeman – Space Oddity
Stranglers – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
Streetband – Toast
Tanita Tikaram – Twist In My Sobriety
Teenage Head – Wild One
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Troggs – Love Is All Around
Vangelis – Blade Runner Theme

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 ~ 2-16-2013

February 16, 2013

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 excellent late-night help from The Barron:

Blancmange – Blind Vision (12″ mix)
Carole Pope – Seduction
China Crisis – African & White
Cliks – Dirty King
Comsat Angels – Dark Parade
Cottage Industry – Point On The Hill
Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
Deftones – Drive
Depeche Mode – Route 66 (Beatmasters Remix)
DJ Champion – Resistance (Skool)
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Frank Zappa – Flakes
Gentleman Reg – Rewind
Ghostwriters – Ready Steady Go
Gorillaz – Dracula
Grapes Of Wrath – You May Be Right
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Spasticus Autisticus
Iggy Pop – Lust For life
Images In Vogue – Just Like You
INXS – Original Sin
Jerry Lee Lewis/Champs/Wanda Jackson/Little Richard/Danny & The Juniors/Contours – Great Balls Of
Fire/Tequila/Let’s Have A Party/Tutti Frutti/At The Hop/Do You Love Me (Mash-up)
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
Matchstick Afro – Stereo Orthophonic Hi Fidelity Victrolis
Moby – Mistake
Moev – Alibis
Muse – Madness
New Order – True Faith
Payola$ – China Boys
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Pretty Lights – Finally Moving Remix
Propellerheads – Velvet Pants
Psychedlic Furs – President Gas
Rammstein – Stripped
Re-Flex – Politics Of Dancing
Rheostatics – Who Is That Man And Why Is He Laughing?
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Sisters Of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Zombie
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Mickey’s Monkey
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Skin Deep
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Those French Girls – Regular Sex
Wallflowers feat. Mick Jones – Reboot The Mission
Zeus – Cool Blue

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 ~ 2-10-2013

February 10, 2013

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 help from JerusalemSlim. There is one missing song (working on getting the title, played between Frank Zappa and Colin James), and one that needs an artist ID:

??? – Wild Horses (Cover)
Accidents – Thunderclap Newman
Alabama 3 – Hotel California
Alarm – Rain In The Summertime
Busted – Psycho Girl
Champion – My Black Saab
Colin James – Freedom
Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon
Counting Crows – The Ghost In You
Crossfade – Dead Skin
Cure – The Caterpillar (Flicker mix)
Cut Copy – Future
Dalbello – Gonna Get Close To You
David Usher – Jesus Was My Girl
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Kazan Cathedral Mix)
Eels – Bombs Away
Eels – The Turnaround
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
FM – Dream Girl
Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime
Garfield – Mississippi Jimmie
Gerry Cott – Lone Ranger
Hidden Cameras – International Mild Mannered Army
Hooters – All You Zombies
Jesus & Mary Chain – Head On
Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Wind Cries Mary
Kevin Ayers – The Confessions Of Dr. Dream (Dr. Dream Theme)
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Klaatu – Dear Christine
Lewis Furey – The Sky Is Falling
Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper – Albert’s Shuffle
Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang
No Doubt – Easy
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
Phil Manzanera – City Of Light
Powder Blues Band – Boppin’ With The Blues
Procol Harum – A Salty Dog
Ray Charles feat. Ruben Studdard & the Harlem Gospel Singers – Imagine
Rhymes With Orange – Marvin
Richard Manuel – Georgia On My Mind
Rick Rumble – God Made A DJ
Robbie Robertson – Houdini
Roger Waters – Towers Of Faith
Santana feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth
Shiny Toy Guns – Wait 4 Me
Slave to the SQUAREwave – Healing Hands
Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Soft Boys – I Got The Hots
Stranglers – Too Precious
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
Traffic – The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
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 ~ I Start Counting

I start countingIf you’re lucky, you’ll remember this short-lived electronic band from North London. If you’re like me, you haven’t a clue who they were, but after listening to them, you’ll know you missed out on something really good. Fortunately, a dear rare 80s blogging buddy featured them on his blog Mine for Life a few years ago, otherwise I may never have had the pleasure of experiencing them

Electronic, poppy, somewhat dark, somewhat trippy….all the major ingredients for 80s music success, right? Once again and in this case, something was definitely missing in the equation; like so many other talented artists, this band went totally under the radar.

I Start Counting was actually a duo made up of college friends David Baker and Simon Leonard, who, according to Wikipedia, shared a love of pop music. The Wikipedia article goes on to report:

Baker and Leonard had met at Middlesex University; both had affection for pop music. In 1982 they began to DJ together which led to them to form the I Start Counting project. Leonard specialised in the technology side and Baker was biased toward the musical side of the project. They approached Daniel Miller with some demos of their recorded material. These demos led to Mute Records signing the duo in 1984.

In 1986, I Start Counting recorded and released their debut album, My Translucent Hands. This accomplishment led to them becoming a I-Start-Counting-My-Translucent-Handssupport act for Erasure the following year. They released a second album in 1989, Fused, which included a new version of “Lose Him” comprised entirely of sampled voices.

The duo would morph into two more groups, Fortran 5 and Komputer, migrating to a different sound and experimenting with the dance/techno genre. Needless to stay, the enduring success they deserved eluded them, and they faded into 80s rarity oblivion.

Purchase I Start Counting music here.

Discography

As “I Start Counting”

1986 – My Translucent Hands (Mute Records)
1989 – Fused (Mute Records)

As “Fortran 5”

1991 – Blues (Mute Records)
1993 – Bad Head Park (Mute Records)
1995 – Avocado Suite (Mute Records)

As “Komputer”

1998 – The World of Tomorrow (Mute Records)
2002 – Market Led (Mute Records)
2007 – Synthetik (Mute Records)
2007 – Intercom (Self-released)

I Start Counting ~ Letters to a Friend ~ via YouTube user GeneLovesBowdie:

I Start Counting ~ My Translucent Hands ~ via YouTube user The Jesbel:

I Start Counting ~ Modern Sunbathing ~ via YouTube user MilesFiles2008: