Marsbar Playlist ~ 4-13-2014

April 13, 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. Miss a previous podcast? They are archived by Neil here:

The complete thanks to much-appreciated assistance from JerusalemSlim:

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
Alarm – Rain In The Summertime
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – South
Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
Blue Rodeo – Wondering
Box – Live On TV
Broken Bells – Holding On For Life
Champion Heartache – Breathing For A Living
Church – Reptile
Cliks – Nobody Else Will
Cliks – Savanna
Comsat Angels – I’m Falling
Concrete Blonde – Joey
Craig Robertson – Waking Up Tired
Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Dandy Warhols – We Used To Be Friends
Dave Stewart feat. Colin Blunstone – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Echo & The Bunnymen – Parthenon Drive
Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes (live, Unplugged)
Fools – It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls
Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime
Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
Gentlemen Husbands – Come Down
Gotye – State Of The Art
Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
Housemartins – The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)
Jake Bugg – Broken
Jeff Wayne feat. Richard Burton – Horsell Common and the Heat Ray
Jerry Lee Lewis feat. Robbie Robertson – Twilight
Joe Bonamassa – Blues Deluxe (incomplete)
Jools Holland – When Did You Leave Heaven (excerpt)
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Lotus Eaters – You Don’t Need Someone New (Charleston Mix)
Love & Rockets – Haunted When The Minutes Drag
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II
Neil Young – Sample & Hold
NeuroRythm – Voice Of Dissent
Parachute Club – At The Feet Of The Moon
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
Pretty Lights – Summer’s Lights
Rockets – On The Road Again
Roger Waters & The Bleeding Heart Band – Towers Of Faith
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral
Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Amazing Grace
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Casino
Specials – A Message To You, Rudy
Strawbs – Ghosts
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Last Girl On Earth
Tal Bachman – Darker Side of Blue
Thomas D’Arcy – The Price You Pay
Zeus – Cool Blue (And The Things You Do)


Marsbar Playlist ~ 1-26-2014

January 26, 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 with help from JerusalemSlim:

999 – Hollywood
Aaron Neville – Respect Yourself
Alphaville – Big In Japan
Arkitex – First World Calling
B.B. King/Gary Moore – The Thrill Is Gone (live)
Barclay James Harvest – She Said (live)
Bill Nelson – Flaming Desire
Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee – Green Onions (live)
Box – My Dreams Of You
Boxer The Horse – Karen Silkwood
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Clash – Jimmy Jazz
David Bowie – Kooks
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dire Straits – Calling Elvis
Elephant Stone – Looking Thru Baby Blue
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Instrumental)
Farm – All Together Now
Fashion – Move On
Fire Diviner – Wither And Die
Freur – Matters Of The Heart
Gentleman Reg – We’re In A Thunderstorm
Grace Jones – Walking In The Rain
Grapes Of Wrath – Good To See You
Hooters – All You Zombies
INXS – Original Sin (12″ mix)
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties
Jason Collett – Love Is A Chain
Jerry Harrison – Man With A Gun
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
Jools Holland – When Did You Leave Heaven
KLF (feat. Tammy Wynette) – Justified & Ancient
Lewis Furey – The Sky Is Falling
Lou Reed – Intro (Sweet Jane)
Marcus Kihn – Air
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
NeuroRythm – The Voice of Dissent
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You
Raine Maida – Not Done Yet
Robbie Robertson – Fallen Angel
Roll Deep – The Avenue
Shins – It’s Only Life
Silencers – Sacred Child
Steppenwolf – Snowblind Friend
Steven Page – Queen Of America
Stranglers – The Raven
Talking Heads – Mr. Jones
Ten Years After – I’d Love To Change The World
Thomas D’Arcy – The Price You Pay
Tower Of Power – So I’ve Got to Groove
Violent Kin – Velvet Hideout
Unheilig – Unter Deiner Flagge
Willy DeVille – The Moonlight Let Me Down
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.

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/ Bands ~ Robbie Robertson

This week’s post is about a man whose recording career has spanned nearly 5 decades. After making music as part of a group for many years, he began a solo career in the late 80’s, and for that reason, I have brought him into the 80’s music “criminally underrated” fold.

Robbie Robertson was born in Toronto, and started as a musician early in life. His first gig was to team up with Ronnie Hawkins; he then split off along with Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Garth Hudson to form what would eventually be called quite simply, “The Band.” Bob Dylan would prove to be instrumental in reinforcing a very successful 16-year run for The Band.

Robertson went on to explore avenues outside of strictly writing and playing rock music. He ended up producing music for Neil Diamond, and landing a co-starring role in the 1980 movie “Carny.” I think I watched that movie so many times, I could have recited the lines along with it. I remember Robertson’s piercing eyes, feline good looks, and raspy, sexy voice, and just couldn’t get enough of seeing/hearing him back then.

That film served as a jumping off point for Robertson, as he became heavily involved in creating and producing music backdrops for two Martin Scorsese films, “Raging Bull,” and “The King of Comedy.” He scored a third Scorsese film, “The Color of Money,” in 1986. During the early 80’s, when not working on movies, Robertson played guitar on Van Morrison’s song “Wonderful Remark,” worked with Gil Evans, co-wrote with Eric Clapton and Willie Dixon, and served as creative consultant for the Chuck Berry film tribute, “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll.” In 2003, Robertson was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

It was about this time in 1987, that Robbie Robertson began to record his first solo album. Coincidentally, when this was released, I purchased it as my very first CD. It was called “Robbie Robertson,” and had it been a vinyl copy, I would have worn holes in it from playing it so much. I was absolutely enchanted by Robertson’s lyrics, his instrumentation, and, of course, “The Voice.”

After all of his accomplishments, “Why,” you may be asking yourself, “is she featuring Robbie Robertson as ‘criminally underrated?'” Because when I mention his name to folks when talking about music, nine times out of ten, I get a blank look. A man as accomplished as Robbie Robertson deserves instant recognition.

If you haven’t listened to his solo music, there’s no better time than the present to listen and fall in love with an extremely talented man. His lyrics, many of which center on his Aboriginal Canadian roots, paint extraordinary detailed pictures that, along with a rich voice, are guaranteed to mesmerize.

Buy Robbie Robertson music here.

Showdown At Big Sky” via YouTube user kurdtss:

American Roulette” via YouTube user bjgeiger:

Somewhere Down The Crazy River” via YouTube user jrobbierobertson:

Shine Your Light (Ladder 49)” via YouTube user mptrbo27:


Solo recordings

1987 Robbie Robertson (featuring U2, Peter Gabriel)
1991 Storyville
1994 Music for The Native Americans
1998 Contact from the Underworld of Redboy

Albums with The Band

1968 Music from Big Pink
1969 The Band
1970 Stage Fright
1971 Cahoots
1972 Rock of Ages
1973 Moondog Matinee
1975 Northern Lights – Southern Cross
1977 Islands
1978 The Last Waltz
1995 Live at Watkins Glen

Albums with Bob Dylan and The Band

1974 Before the Flood
1974 Planet Waves
1975 The Basement Tapes
1998 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert