This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 969

We’re building better radio through better radio! “Better” in this example includes new stuff from The Armoires, The Decibels, The Morning Line, and Steve Aliment, plus recent ‘n’ less-recent gems from The Hollies, The English Beat, The Kinks, The Wedding Present, and every glittery thing we see, including the TIRnRR debut of Leslie Pereira & the Lazy Heroes. This better radio stuff’s a cinch, man! And this is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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Our new compilation CD This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4 is) now available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin’ pop, starring Pop Co-Op, Ray Paul, Circe Link & Christian Nesmith, Vegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie Flowers, The Slapbacks, P. Hux, Irene Peña, Michael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave Merritt, The Rubinoos, Stepford Knives, The Grip Weeds, Popdudes, Ronnie Dark, The Flashcubes, Chris von Sneidern, The Bottle Kids, 1.4.5., The Smithereens, Paul Collins’ Beat, The Hit Squad, The Rulers, The Legal Matters, Maura & the Bright Lights, Lisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it at https://tinyurl.com/ycnly8oz Digital download version (minus The Smithereens’ track) now available at https://tinyurl.com/ycauy9xt

TIRnRR # 969: 4/7/19

This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio FRESH SPINS! (tracks we think we ain’t played before) are listed in bold

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)

THE HOLLIES: I Can’t Let Go (EMI, All The Hits And More)

THE ENGLISH BEAT: Save It For Later (IRS, What Is Beat)

THE KINKS: I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Guardian, To The Bone)

THE WEDDING PRESENT: Kennedy (Manifesto, Singles 1989-1991)

EYTAN MIRSKY: Lingerie Pillow Fight (M-Squared, If Not Now…Later)

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG: Deja Vu (Atlantic, So Far)

THE DECIBELS: Thinking About You (Kool Kat Musik, Scene, Not Herd)

THE REPLACEMENTS: I Will Dare (Sire, For Sale)

THE O’JAYS: Put Your Hands Together (Epic, Love Train)

THE 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: You’re Gonna Miss Me (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

THE JELLYBRICKS: DOA (Wicked Cool, single)

THE NAZZ: Open My Eyes (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

THE ARMOIRES: (How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me? (Big Stir, single)

SCREEN TEST: Notes From Trevor (Northside, Through The Past, Brightly)

NICK HEYWARD: Today (Big Deal, The Apple Bed)

THE YARDBIRDS: The Nazz Are Blue (Rhino, Ultimate!)

JIM BASNIGHT: Best Lover In The World (Precedent, Not Changing)

TALKING HEADS: Love For Sale (Sire, True Stories)

STEVE ALIMENT: There’s Something Else To You (single)

WRECKLESS ERIC: Whole Wide World (Stiff, Wreckless Eric)

KISS: Comin’ Home (Mercury, Hotter Than Hell)

TALK TALK: Talk Talk (Parlophone, The Party’s Over)

ROBB BENSON: The Tree Mind (Roam, The Tree Mind)

STARLITES: I Can’t See You (Arf! Arf!, VA: Eastern PA Rock–Part Two [1966-’69])

PEZBAND: Back In The Middle (Jem, Cover To Cover)

THE BOOKENDS: Far Away But Around (Otto Raw, Far Away But Around)

THE BEACH BOYS: Wild Honey (Capitol, Smiley Smile/Wild Honey)

NICK LOWE: I Love My Label (Yep Roc, Jesus Of Cool)

GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR: Mercury Poisoning (Salvo, VA: Born Stiff)

THE SEX PISTOLS: EMI (Virgin, Kiss This)

LESLIE PEREIRA & THE LAZY HEROES: Fly Like A Bird (Big Stir, Fight For Now)

THE WAG: Coat Of Arms (thewagband.com, We Carry On)

IN DEED: Break Away (Dead Frog, At 4000 Metres)

THE WEDDING PARTY: Don’t Dictate (Manifesto, Singles 1989-1991)

THE FOUR TOPS: Reach Out I’ll Be There (Motown, The Ultimate Collection)

HARMONIC DIRT: Maybe (n/a, Anthracite)

THE MORNING LINE: Nostradamus (Kool Kat Musik, North)

THE EXPLODING HEARTS: Walking Out On Love (Dirtnap, Shattered)

T BONE BURNETT: Jellico Coal Man (Columbia, VA: Johnny Cash: Forever Words)

MARY LOU LORD: Right On ‘Till Dawn (Rubric, Speeding Motorcycle)

VANILLA: On A Night Like This (Charlatan Record Cartel, Mystik Knights Of Tacoma)

THE BEVIS FROND: He’d Be A Diamond (Fire, New River Head)

THE SELECTER: On My Radio (EMI, Greatest Hits)

CURTIS MAYFIELD: Move On Up (Charly, Curtis)

THE BOB SEGER SYSTEM: 2 + 2 = ? (Capitol, single)

THE WHO: The Kids Are Alright (MCA, My Generation)

BADFINGER: Baby Blue (Apple, Straight Up)

BIG STAR: September Gurls [single version] (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)

THE RAMONES: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)

THE BEATLES: I Should Have Known Better (Capitol, single)

THE ASTRONAUTS: Baja (Ace, VA: The Birth Of Surf)

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