80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ FM (Nash The Slash)

This criminally underrated post is a combination that is win-win no matter how you look at it. As a music icon, Nash The Slash stands very firmly on his own two feet. Known for his outlandish costume of mummy-like bandages, a penchant for standing off to the side and performing from the shadows, he is … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Breeding Ground

Formed in Toronto in 1980, Breeding Ground’s original line-up included John Shirreff (vocals), Hugh Gladish (and later Chris Wardman – guitar), Jonathan Strayer (bass), and Ken Jones (drums). Similar to last week’s featured band It’s Immaterial, Breeding Ground released several singles, two EPs and one LP throughout the entire 80’s decade. Breeding Ground garnered airplay … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Fad Gadget

No wonder why I love nearly everything I hear from Fad Gadget – a “band” that has been featured on both David Marsden’s and Ed-FM’s streaming shows. Wikipedia describes Fad Gadget, a pseudonym for the late Frank Tovey, as “(a)n influential British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist, (who) was an exponent of both New Wave and … Continue reading

When life interferes with good intentions…

It has been a painfully long time since I’ve written anything about “criminally underrated 80s music.” When I started this blog 10 years ago (3 years on Blogspot and 7 years here on WordPress), it was with the intention of showcasing at least one underrated 80s group/artist per week. Then Dan got sick and passed … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ Celebrating My 200th Wordpress Post

A little more than a year and a half ago, I was looking for a new blogging home, contemplating giving up this crazy passion altogether, disgusted with feeling targeted by Blogger and YouTube for, in many cases, unfounded copyright infringements. I closed up shop on Blogger and wondered where the heck I would go to … Continue reading

80’s Music Rules ~ CFRC-FM Retrospect – Music That Doesn’t Suck

The Interwebs is an amazing entity. It’s a place where an abundance of good things (music, blogging, meeting like-minded people) and a smattering of bad things (viruses, malware) happen. One of the very best things that has happened to me is finding some exceptionally good people who have shared their friendship and knowledge of obscure … Continue reading

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-22-2015

March 22, 2015 David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the new forum on Marsden Global. Miss a previous podcast? They are archived by Neil here: http://www.marsdentheatrearchives.com. Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading