Monday, January 22, 2007
CHUM FM, Martha and the Muffins and ME
So, as a kid growing up in western NY, Buffalo and Rochester radio were all Foreigner and REO Speedwagon, all the time. However, closeby as the crow flies and illustrated above, was the massive and cosmopolitan city of Toronto and CHUM FM. CHUM at that time (around '80) had close ties to London and NY music, with the rather excellent music of the Clash, Talking Heads, The Jam, B52s and such. Terrific and exciting music. (They don't seem very cutting edge anymore, although they have had a lunch time program of 80s music).
Anyway, for today's tunes o' the day we have Martha and the Muffins. Music I liked and still hear on the radio, but I didn't realize until today, Martha and the Muffins were from TO, therefore the extended airplay. Alright, their hit, and it holds up well over time, 'Echo Beach'.