This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 945

This coming Saturday, October 20th, two long-time TIRnRR Fave Raves will be joining forces for a good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll road show in Rochester. The Fave Raves in question are The Grip Weeds and Ray Paul, and the show commences at 8 pm at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. POWER POP! We opened this week’s exercise in whatever the hell it is we do with bracin’ ‘n’ invigmoratin’ shots of Ray Paul and The Grip Weeds, and set about our work. That work included new music from Vegas With Randolph, my annual rant about The Monkees being snubbed again by the verdammt Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and our usual assortment of irresistible rockin’ pop gems from yesterday, today, and the week after next. Turn the music up, hold hands, and dance away whatever sadness crosses our path. 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 & Christia-n 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 Digital download version (minus The Smithereens’ track) now available at

TIRnRR # 945: 10/14/18

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

RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4)

THE GRIP WEEDS: Vibrations (Jem, Trip Around The Sun)

THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR: Let Her Dance (Del-Fi, Never To Be Forgotten)

THE STANDELLS: Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

THE PARTIES: Cryin’ Shame (Rainbow Quartz, Cryin’ Shame EP)

THE CRYAN SHAMES: Sugar And Spice (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From Head) (Rhino, 50)

MOBY GRAPE: Omaha (Columbia, Vintage)

JULIANNA RAYE: Limbo (Reprise, Something Peculiar)

THE ZOMBIES: I Love You (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)

PRINCE: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)

GENE CLARK: So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Sony, VA: Pure…Psychedelic Rock)

VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH: She’s An Intellectual (Caged Giant, Legs & Luggage)

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

DOUG POWELL: A Prayer For Ray Davies (Mercury, Ballad Of The Tin Men)

BILL LLOYD: This Is Where I Belong (ESD, Set To Pop)

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)’

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

THE KINKS: Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

THE WHO: I Can’t Explain (MCA, My Generation)

DEAN LANDEW: After Work (

SANDY DENNY & THE STRAWBS: How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite (Storyville, All Our Own Work)

THE BONGOS: Space Jungle (Razor & Tie, Numbers With Wings/Beat Hotel)

ERLARD & THE CARNIVAL: The Derby Ram (Full Time Hobby, Erland And The Carnival)

THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Uncle John’s Band (Rhino, The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead)

TRAFFIC: Paper Sun (Island, Feelin’ Alright)

THE JAYHAWKS: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (Columbia, Smile)

T. REX: Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Crimson, The Very Best Of T. Rex)

CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I’m On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4)

GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR: Discovering Japan (Universal, The Very Best Of Graham Parker & the Rumour)

KISS: Calling Dr. Love (Mercury, The Very Best Of KISS)

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

FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS: Do The Freddie (EMI, The Best Of Freddie & the Dreamers)

THE SHOCKING BLUE: Get It On (Repertoire, Singles A’s And B’s)

SCOUT: Any Way You Want It (ModMusic, All I Want Is You)

DAVE EDMUNDS: Me And The Boys (Sony, Here Comes The Weekend)

THE BARBARIANS: Take It Or Leave It (Sundazed, Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl)

THE MUSIC EXPLOSION: Little Bit O’ Soul (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

STIV BATORS: It’s Cold Outside (Bomp!, L. A. Confidential)

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

THE AVENGERS: We Are The One (Superior Viaduct, Avengers)

THE CASTAWAYS: Liar, Liar (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

RONNIE DARK: Never My Love (unreleased)

THE MONKEES: Sometime In The Morning (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)

CHRIS PAINE & THE LETTERTRAIN: Might Have Found Me (, Indiscriminate Chatter)

THE UNDERTONES: Get Over You (Rykodisc, Undertones)

PAUL COLLINS: Kind Of Girl (Alive, Out Of My Head)

THE RECORDS: Teenarama (Skyclad, Paying For The Summer Of Love)

HOLLY & THE ITALIANS: Youth Coup (Wounded Bird, The Right To VBe Italian)

THE BANGLES: The Real World (Omnivore, Ladies And Gentlemen…The Bangles!)

THE BEATLES: I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (Capitol, Something New)

THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Dum-Dee-Dee-Dum (Epic, Having A Wild Weekend)

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