Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-23-2014

February 23, 2014

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global.

The complete list thanks to late night help from JerusalemSlim:

69 Eyes – Beneath The Blue
Al Stewart – Roads To Moscow
Animotion – Obsession (extended remix)
Band (with The Staples) – The Weight
Barney Bentall – The Outskirts Of Buffalo
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – South
Blood Sweat and Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
Broken Bells – Holding On For life
Cake – Never There
Chameleons – Swamp Thing
Champion – My Black Saab (fragment)
Champion Heartache – This Opportunity
Cody Gamracy – Feeling The Same Way
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cure – Lullaby (extended remix)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives
Eric Charles – In For The Ride
Firesign Theatre – The Further Adventures Of Nick Danger (excerpt)
Freedom Or Death – Inside
Gotye – State Of The Art
Hedwig & The Angry Inch – The Origin Of Love
Howard Devoto – Rainy Season
Icehouse – Hey Little Girl
Iggy Pop – Play It Safe
Imaginary Cities – Calm Before The Storm
Jake Bugg – A Song About Love
Janis Joplin – Kozmic Blues
Japan – I Second That Emotion
Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast – ??
Jay Malinowsky & The Deadcoast – Donzuko Blues (April’s Fool)
Jeff Beck Group – Blues Deluxe
Joe Jackson – Real Men
Jona Lewie – Louise (We Get It Right)
Lucas Silveira – I’m Your Man
Nick Lowe – Cracking Up
Nursery – Domino
Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator
Peter Murphy – Indigo Eyes
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Playing For Change – Stand By Me
Pop Will Eat Itself – Def Con One
Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You
Robert Hazard – Escalator Of Life
Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
Sisters Of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Casino
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Montreal
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Understand
Steven Page – Queen Of America
Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight
Toni Childs – The Dead Are Dancing
Vampire Weekend – Hudson
Van Morrison – Madame George
Willy DeVille – The Moonight Let Me Down
XTC – The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
Zombies – Time Of The Season

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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80s Music (and sometimes 10s) Rules—Slave To The SQUAREwave Returns!

ASRR---CARAfter a long hiatus full of whispered rumors hinting at disbanding, retirement, everything Slave to the SQUAREwave fans absolutely did NOT want to hear, something very exciting has happened—a new album release and a hot party at the Hard Rock in Toronto on February 28, 2014 hosted by David Marsden. That sound you hear is the collective thud of gob-smacked jaws hitting the floor—hallelujah and praise the music gods!

The album—Asphalt, Sex and Rock ‘n’Roll—where to start? These Slave-starved ears were ecstatic with the long-awaited product of a flawless, long-standing, and highly successful collaboration between Rob Stuart and Colin Troy. If ever a duo were destined to create beautiful music together, this is it, folks. The result of long hours in the studio is a perfect, fun-filled collection of music that will both kick your ass and caress your soul.

What should you expect? Here’s my humble attempt to describe the pleasure trip this album delivers to its listeners. Strap yourself in, slide your headset on, and prepare to rumble—this is way better than the best road trip you’ve ever had in the mightiest muscle car.

If asked to describe the opening track Middle Finger in one word, “funkalicious” is the closest adjective that does it any justice.  It’s a combination of Max Headroom (without the stutter) meets the Funkateers that is the perfect warm-up for what’s in store along this welcome journey. Alive and Electric (Dedicated to Jodi) presents swelling synths and superb harmonies; it’s a truly pleasing blend of keys and strings that picks up speed and takes on a life of its own.S2TSW-Poster-01

Next up is Texan Thugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll, a play on words rife with fast cars, a thrumming beat, and tough-guy lyrics. Who could ask for anything more? Then, wafting through the headset is a slightly off-kilter intro to The Big South that lures the listener into a poetic bop-fest of beat-driven goodness.

Not for the faint of heart, Zombie charges off the starting line in a sheer frenzy. Anyone who can sit still while listening to the exceptional synths and snarling vocals of this party-in-your-ear track needs to check for a pulse because they just may well be a zombie. Then, when you think you have a handle on what’s feeding into your brain, the Dr. Who-esque intro of Poor Man’s Fight draws you smack-dab into the middle of the fray, while trippy, fun lyrics bind you up and hold you captive.

Who wouldn’t wish for a Seven Day Saturday Night? Here it is handed to you on a silver platter—the penultimate weekend escape, complete with kick-ass strings that transport you straight into the party-hearty environment that you crave. From there, the bass-heavy opening of Bump promises—and delivers—heart-stopping percussive goodness.

Early Stone Roses anyone? Montreal is another foray into trippy melodies, sexy organ, and seductive piano. After the shameless seduction has left you breathless, you are thrown in front of a revving engine like a beast out of control. Amazing Grace threatens to spin out wildly; miraculously, traction holds you firmly to the road and catapults you along the autobahn of life and love.

SLAVE-to-the-SQUAREwaveThe next track begs for Peace of Mind, but the direct and driven message is that it’s truly an elusive goal. To emphasize that point, Time is Running Out presents a frantic and breathless illustration that time for us is, indeed, running out. Perhaps we should stop and smell the roses?

Casino is a perfectly crafted analogy of love won and lost the hard way. Better luck the next time, baby. You see, everybody gets a little lucky sometimes. Destined to be a favorite, Alive and Electric (Rob’s Analog Electromix) would be ideally at home on any Ultravox collection. The vocals form a faultless partnership with synths that reach down into the soul and infuse a shot of divine life-sustaining energy.

Zombie (Sonix Mix) is a less-frenetic reprise of the un-dead anthem; a different spin on a great, rollicking song. Likewise, Texan Thugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Mad Flowers Mix) gives one last and different listen to what makes this collection a no-holds-barred masterpiece.

Slave to the SQUAREwave delivers raw, unbridled musical joy with each and every collaborative piece that they create. Don’t miss out on a chance to experience truly artistic genius at its very best, while Rob and Colin still have the passion to make it happen. And, if you are lucky enough to be in the greater Toronto area whenever the sun, moon and stars align in perfect combination, be sure to see the dynamic duo Rob Stuart and Colin Troy, along with supporting band members Doug Lea and Craig Moffitt, for a live performance.  It’s definitely on my bucket list.ASRR---Reel-to-Reel

A very limited supply of 200 Asphalt, Sex and Rock ‘n’Roll CDs will be available at the release gig at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge St, Toronto ON) gig on Feb 28, 2014. After that, an “Expanded Edition” will be added, which includes these outstanding bonus tracks: “India”, “Stereo Orthophonic High Fidelity Victrolis (SOHFV),” and “Alive & Electric (Kernel Chiptune Mix).” Also, for the first time, S2TSW are making The Money Shot (another absolute personal fave) available with all bonus tracks. Both albums are for sale starting Feb. 28, 2014 at the locations shown below.

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Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-22-2014

February 22, 2014

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global.

The complete list thanks to late night help from TheBarron:

69 Eyes – Dance D’Amour
Adrian Belew – Big Electric Cat
Benjamin Russell – Miracle
Boxer The Horse – Karen Silkwood
Broken Bells – Perfect World
Captain Sensible – Wot
Chalk Circle – April Fool
City Boy – Dinner At The Ritz
Classix Nouveaux – The Robots Dance
Cliks – Savanna
Conjure One – Sleep
Dee Long – (Make Love In) Zero Gravity
Devo – Whip It
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Elephant Stone – Looking Thru Baby Blue
Eurythmics – Sexcrime
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Fingerprintz – Wet Job
Freur – Doot Doot
Grapes Of Wrath – Picnic
Images In Vogue – Rescue Me
Interview – St. Jean Wires
Japan – Suburban Love
Love & Rockets – No Big Deal
Madness – Our House
Mental As Anything – Live It Up
Ministry – Everyday Is Halloween (Retro Electro Remix)
Motels – Danger
Muse – Uprising
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
Primal Scream – Loaded (Terry Farley remix)
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller (And One Remix)
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Rammstein – Reise, Reise
Re-Flex – The Politics Of Dancing
Richard Strange & The Engine Room – Damascus
Rough Trade – Crimes Of Passion
Royal Canoe – Birthday
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Shins – It’s Only Life
Simple Minds – Broken Glass Park
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Alive & Electric (Rob’s Analog Electromix)
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Texan, Thugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll (Mad Flavors Mix)
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Texan, Thugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Seven Day Saturday Night
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Middle Finger
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Casino
Step – Vampire Weekend
Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz
Tears For Fears – Ready To Start
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
William Shatner feat. Joe Jackson – Common People

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 ~ 2-16-2014

February 16, 2014

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global.

The complete list thanks to late night help from JerusalemSlim:

After The Fire – Der Kommissar
Alabama 3 – Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife
Alarm – Unsafe Building
Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Autumns Cannon – Bury The Guns
Aztec Camera – Walk Out To Winter
B-52s – Planet Claire
B.B. Gabor – Moscow Drug Club
Betty Moon – Living Underground
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Boxer The Horse – Sentimental/Oriental
Carole Pope – Landfall
Church – Reptile
Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon
Conjure One – Sleep
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long – Little Neutrino
Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson – Cleanhead Blues
Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia
Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues
Gazebo – I Like Chopin
Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
Jam – A Town Called Malice
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Long John Baldry – Flying
Love & Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Madness – Our House
Marcus Kihn feat. Kurt McIntosh – Straight Lines
Moby feat. Patti Labelle – One Of These Mornings
Nick Kershaw – The Riddle
Passengers (feat. U2 and Luciano Pavarotti) – Miss Sarajevo
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Phil Lynott – Solo In Soho
Phil Manzanera/801 – Listen Now
Pink Floyd – Lost For Words
Pink Project – Disco Project (Medley: Mammagamma/Sirius/Another Brick In The Wall Part III)
Prefab Sprout – Looking For Atlantis
Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Ray Charles feat. Ruben Studdard & the Harlem Gospel Singers – Imagine
Roderick Falconer – Mister Radio
Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely
Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers
Rupert Hine – The Set-Up
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Bump (Knock You Down)
Thomas D’Arcy – Talking On The Phone
Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight
Unheilig – Heimatstern
Vital Sines – Collage
Yvonne Elliman – Can’t Find My Way Home

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 ~ 2-15-2014

February 15, 2014

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global.

The complete list thanks to late night help from TheBarron:

69 Eyes – Feel Berlin
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
Benjamin Russell – Miracle
Boomtown Rats – Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)
Box – Crying Out Loud For Love
Brian Eno feat. John Cale – Spinning Away
Cabaret Voltaire – Crackdown (extended remix)
Carole Pope – Francis Bacon
Cliks – Dirty King
Comsat Angels – Dark Parade
Conjure One – Tears From The Moon
David Usher – Love Will Save The Day
Dylans – Planet Love
Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
Front 242 – Masterhit
Gary Clail – Human Nature
Gary Numan – Cars
Grace Jones – Walking In The Rain
Grapes Of Wrath – Picnic
Housemartins – The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
INXS – Original Sin
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)
Japan – Adolescent Sex
Kissing The Pink – Certain Things Are Likely (Garage)
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Mental As Anything – Live It Up
Moev – Alibis
Muse – Uprising (King Cornelius mix)
Parachute Club – Boy’s Club
Pete Shelley – Homo Sapien
Project Pitchfork – Souls
Pukka Orchestra – Might As Well Be On Mars
Rammstein – Du Hast
Sigue Sigue Sputnick – Sex Bomb Boogie
Silencers – Sacred Child
Slave to the SQUAREWave – Poor Man’s Fight
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Stranglers – (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
TBA – Love Across The Nation
Tegan & Sara – Closer
Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science
Thompson Twins – Don’t Mess With Dr. Dream
Trust – Sulk
Ultravox – Brilliant
Ultravox – Vienna
Water Walk – Never Leaving Eden 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.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-9-2014

February 9, 2014

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global.

The complete list thanks to some much-appreciated and extra effort help from JerusalemSlim:
69 Eyes – Beneath The Blue
Alejandra Ribera – Satellite
Barclay James Harvest – Child Of The Universe
Blood Sweat and Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
Boomtown Rats – Dave
Breeding Ground – Reunion
Carole Pope – Francis Bacon
Cliks – Red & Blue
Cocteau Twins – Pandora
Colin James – Lost Again
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter
Elbow – Starlings
Endgames – First, Last For Everything
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (The Raw & The Remix)
Fred Schneider – Monster
Gary Moore – That’s Why I Play The Blues
Genesis – The Musical Box
George Harrison – When We Was Fab
Jake Bugg – Broken
Joe Bonamassa – Bird On A Wire
Kate Bush – Breathing
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Klaatu – Dear Christine
Lou Reed – Ride Sally Ride
Mad June – Tip Toe
Marcus Kihn – Air
Martha & The Muffins – Swimming
MC 900 Ft Jesus – The City Sleeps
Mighty Lemon Drops – Inside Out
Mike Oldfield – Shadow On The Wall
Moody Blues – The Other Side Of Life
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Paul Rodgers (feat. Neal Schon) – Born Under A Bad Sign
Pete Seeger – Forever Young
Peter Murphy – Final Solution
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation
Raine Maida – Montreal
Rick Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Roger Waters – Towers Of Faith
Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers
Scissor Sisters – Return To Oz
Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia (My Reflection)
Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
Snowy White – In The Skies (Rehearsal Version)
Spirit Of The West – Enough, Already Alright (Hello Cleveland)
Stranglers – Always The Sun
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It (extended remix)
Timber Timbre – Magic Arrow
Unheilig – Unter Deiner Flagge
Vladymir Rogov/Arkitex – Where Is The Love
Xprime – Closer

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 ~ 2-8-2014

February 8, 2014

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight. Streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global.

The complete list thanks to late night help from The Barron:

69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Alt-J – Tessellate
Arcade Fire – Here Comes The Night Time
Billy Idol – Mony Mony (remix)
Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
Carole Pope – Dream 6
Cliks – Savanna
Conjure One – Sleep
David Bowie – Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA)
Dire Straits/Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Doors – The Crystal Ship
Elvis Costello – Alison
Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
Farm – Very Emotional
Fingerprintz – Bulletproof Heart
Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool
Fryars – Cool Like Me
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
Grapes Of Wrath – Picnic
Harrison Fjord – Docking With Jesus
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
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)
Johnny Warman feat. Peter Gabriel – Screaming Jets
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood (Extended 12″ Remix)
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Midge Ure – After A Fashion
Moev – Open Mind
Mother Mother – Infinitesimal
Motors – Airport
NeuroRythm – Voice Of Dissent
Peter Schilling – The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime)
Pink Floyd – Welcome To The Machine
Queen – The Invisible Man x2
Richard Strange & The Engine Room – Damascus (Burn In The Shadows)
Rock & Hyde – Dirty Water
Rockets – On The Road Again
Roger Taylor – People On Streets
Royal Canoe – Birthday
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Simple Minds – Love Song
Skatt Brothers – Walk The Night
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Texan Thugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Last Girl On Earth
Teenage Head – Let’s Shake
Tegan & Sara – Closer (remix)
Thomas Dolby – Windpower (High Power Extended Play)
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight
Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur
Yello – Rubberbandman

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