This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 947

We try to be an oasis of giddy. We try, and we keep trying, even though this world doesn’t make any sense at all. I find myself getting more pessimistic, more cynical, more resigned to the increasing likelihood that things will never get better. Someday I will believe again. Not today. But someday. I will believe in miracles again someday. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 947: 10/28/18

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

THE RAMONES: I Believe In Miracles (Rhino, Loud, Fast Ramones)

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS: Mirage (Rhino, Anthology)

WILKERSON: Let It Go Tonight (SpyderPop, single)

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: Bluebird (Atco, Retrospective)

JAMES & BOBBY PURIFY: Let Love Come Between Us (Varese Sarabande, VA: Soulful Pop)

THE JOHNNY POPSTAR LUV EXPLOSION: Charlie Manson Eyes (n/a, Lizzy The Supermarket Drag Queen)

BARON DAEMON & THE VAMPIRES: The Transylvania Twist (WSEN, VA: The Syracuse History Of Rock-N-Roll)

HARMONIC DIRT: Maybe (n/a, Anthracite)

SQUEEZE: Goodbye Girl (A & M, The Squeeze Story)

RINGO STARR: Photograph (Capitol, Blast From Your Past)

THE KINKS: Days (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

THE BEATLES: All You Need Is Love (Apple, 1)

PoP: New Again (, 3)

THE FACES: Borstal Boys (Warner Brothers, Ooh La La)

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

THE FACES: Cindy Incidentally (Warner Brothers, Ooh La La)

P. HUX: This Is The One (Nine 18, This Is The One)

THE FACES: My Fault (Warner Brothers, Ooh La La)

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

MARY LOU LORD: Lights Are Changing (Work, Got No Shadow)

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

MARY LOU LORD: Aim Low (Kill Rock Stars, Mary Lou Loud/Sean Na Na)

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Hot Fun In The Summertime (Epic, Greatest Hits)

MARY LOU LORD: Stars Burn Out (Rubric, Baby Blue)

HOT NUN: Livin’ A Dirty Mind (n/a, Born To Blaze)

MARY LOU LORD: Driven Away (Rubric, Speeding Motorcycle)

PIPER: Drop By And Stay (American Beat, Piper/Can’t Wait)

ANNABELLE LORD-PATEY: Worry (n/a, Polaris)

HUMAN SWITCHBOARD: (Say No To) Saturday’s Girl (Bar/None, Who’s Landing In My Hangar?)

THE BEVIS FROND: Lights Are Changing (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)

DAVID GRAHAME: A Lotta Hair For A Guy My Age (Wizzard In Vinyl, Supergenius)

CAST OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: The Time Warp (Ode, The Rocky Horror Picture Show OST)

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

BARNES & BARNES: Fish Heads (Rhino, VA: The Very Best Of Dr. Demento)

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

NAPOLEAN XIV: They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (Rhino, VA: The Very Best Of Dr. Demento)

THE RASPBERRIES: Go All The Way (RPM, Power Pop Volume One)

THE WHO: I Can’t Explain (MCA, Who’s Better, Who’s Best)

THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise (Northside, Bright Lights)

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

P. P. ARNOLD: The First Cut Is The Deepest (Sequel, The First Cut)

BIG STAR: September Gurls (Ardent, # 1 Record/Radio City)

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: First Plane Home (Rhino, At Full Speed)

THE BEVIS FROND: Now You Know (Rubric, Bevis Through The Looking Glass)

DEAN LANDEW: After Work (

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

THE O’JAYS: Love Train (Epic, Love Train)

THE BEVIS FROND: Stars Burn Out (Flydaddy, North Circular)

BUCK OWENS & HIS BUCKAROOS: Buckaroo (Rhino, 21 # 1 Hits)

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