This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 940

Long ago, this show established a simple two-step process for creating great rock ‘n’ roll radio. STEP ONE: Know which rock ‘n’ roll records are great. STEP TWO: Play those. Foolproof! And we’re just the fools who can prove it, week in and week out, on This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. As I type this, we’re just midway through our first set. Where will the show bring us? We’ll find out soon enough. You might call it magic. You might call it alchemy. We just call it our job: The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet. Simple. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse This week.

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TIRnRR # 940: 9/9/18

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

THE KINKS: Do It Again (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Do It Clean (Warner Brothers, Crocodiles)

DEAN LANDEW: After Work (

U2: Gloria (Island, October)

CHUCK BERRY: Johnny B. Goode (MCA, The Anthology)

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE: Better Things (Rykodisc, VA: This Is Where I Belong)

THE BOTTLE KIDS: American Girls (Rock Indiana, Let Me In On This Action)

THE THYME: Time Of The Season (Big Beat, VA: A-Square [Of Course])

PRINCE: When Doves Cry (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)

THE WHO: I Can See For Miles [early mono mix] (MCA, The Who Sell Out)

THE DAMNED: New Rose (Sanctuary, Smash It Up)

THE MC5: Shakin’ Street (Sanctuary, Are You Ready To Testify?)

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

THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Laugh, Laugh (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

BUCK OWENS & HIS BUCKAROOS: Tall Dark Stranger (Rhino, 21 # 1 Hits)

THE SMALL FACES: Song Of A Baker (Immediate, Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake)

THE BABYS: Isn’t It Time (Chrysalis, The Babys Anthology)

THE PRETTY THINGS: Don’t Bring Me Down (Snapper, Bouquets From A Cloudy Sky)

FRISBIE: Momentito (Hear Diagonally, The Subversive Sounds Of Love)

THE BEVIS FROND: Now You Know (Reckless, Miasma)

DERRICK ANDERSON: When I Was Your Man (Omnivore, A World Of My Own)

PoP: New Again (p-o-p.bandcamp,com, 3)

THE DEL FUEGOS: When The News Is On (London, The Best Of The Del Fuegos The Slash Years)

THE NASHVILLE RAMBLERS: The Trains (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)

THE TURNBACK: Untitled So Far (Kool Kat Musik, Spinning The Earth In Reverse)

ORBIS MAX: Just You And Me (single)

T-BONE BURNETT: Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (Warner Brothers, Trap Door)


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

LOVE: 7 And 7 Is (Rhino, Love Story)

ADDISON LOVE: Wee & Nancy Lee (Big Stir, Thoughts On Lunch?)

THE WHO: Under My Thumb (MCA, Odds & Sods)

WILKERSON: Let It Go Tonight (SpyderPop, single)

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS: Pressure Drop (Mango, Funky Kingston)

APRIL WINE: Tonite Is A Wonderful Time To Fall In Love (Aquarius, Stand Back)

KIM WESTON: Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (Motown, VA: Hitsville USA)

KEN SHARP: No One Seems To Stay Together Anymore (Jetfighter, Beauty In The Backseat)

THE PEANUTS: Tokyo No Hito (Big Beat, VA: Nippon Girls 2)

NORMAN’S NORMANS: 9-9-9! (, Music From Ripped!)

THE YOUNGSTERS: I Wanna Be Your Man (Tropicalia In Furs, VA: Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas)

THE CHURCHILLS: Everybody Gets What They Deserve (Abrupt, You Are Here)

14 BIS: God Save The Queen (Tropicalia In Furs, VA: Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas)

THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen (Virgin, Kiss This)

THE MODERN LOVERS: Roadrunner (Sanctuary, The Modern Lovers)

SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: The Tears Of A Clown (Motown, VA: Hitsville USA)

MUDHONEY: Who Will Be The Next In Line (SubPop, VA: Give The People What We Want)

SETH TIMBS: Routine (n/a, Record & Pause)

WARREN ZEVON: Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Rhino, Genius)

THE RAMONES: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Rhino, Loud, Fast Ramones)

THE TRASHMEN: Surfin’ Bird (Sundazed, Surfin’ Bird)

THE BEATLES: Thank You, Girl (Capitol, The Beatles’ Second Album)

GENE KRUPA & HIS ORCHESTRA: Tonight (Perfidia) (Rhino, VA: Bo Diddley Beats)

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