This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 958

Tabula rasa.

Following three weeks of special programming, This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio with Dana & Carl begins the process of building its 21st year as The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet. We’ll play a lot of great records. Some records will enjoy repeat spins, and some will make it to the airwaves only once. We’ll have Featured Artists. We’ll mourn the inevitable passing of some of our heroes. We’ll possibly try some kooky gimmicks here and there, unless we don’t. One never knows until it’s time. We’ll embrace shiny things, again and again. There will be new music, and there will always be the familiar presence of Fave Raves. If we remain on schedule, we’ll hit TIRnRR # 1000 in November. A Christmas show in December. And, at year’s end, a countdown. We’ve got some music to play. Tabula rasa. Let’s start filling in that big blank space. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounds 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 Digital download version (minus The Smithereens’ track) now available at

TIRnRR # 958: 1/13/19

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)

KAI DANZBERG: Nothing In My Head (Big Stir, Not Only Sunshine)

CLOCKWORK FLOWERS: Luminous Spinning Discs (, Colours Vol. 4 Green)

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Everybody Is A Star (Epic, Greatest Hits)

JOE NORMAL & THE ANYTOWN’rs: Anytown (, Entering Anytown U.S.A.)

THE HOLLIES: Look Through Any Window (EMI, Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years)

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: American Girl (MCA, Greatest Hits)

MOTEL MIRRORS: Funnel Of Love (Wild Honey, Gotta Lotta Rhythm)

SUGAR PIE DeSANTO: Soulful Dress (Ace, Go Go Power)

NEIL DIAMOND: Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show (MCA, His 12 Greatest Hits)

JETHRO TULL: And The Mouse Police Never Sleep (Parlophone, Heavy Horses)

THE BUZZCOCKS: Wish I Never Loved You (Cooking Vinyl, Flat Pack Philosophy)

PRIMAL SCREAM: Velocity Girl (Sanctuary, VA: CD86)

THE TEARAWAYS: Nowhere Left To Turn (Pinch Hit, The Ground’s The Limit)

THE ICICLE WORKS: Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) (Castle, VA: Revolutionary Spirit)

PUNK ROCK TREEHOUSE: Manifesto (unreleased)

SOLOMON BURKE: Maggie’s Farm (Rhino, The Very Best Of Solomon Burke)

WIRE TRAIN: Chamber Of Hellos (Oglio, …In A Chamber/Between Two Words)

ETTA JAMES & SUGAR PIE DeSANTO: In The Basement Part 1 (Ace, SUGAR PIE DeSANTO: Go Go Power)

HAWKS: Only Love Is Real (Not Lame, Perfect World Radio)

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

THE FALSE POSITIVES: Good Enough For Rock ‘n’ Roll (, single)

THE WALLMEN: Foam Hippie Cereal (Wild Pitch, Electric Home Entertainment System)

THE CAVEDOGS: Tayter Country (Capitol, Joyrides For Shut-Ins)

THE PRIMITIVES: Thru The Flowers [guitar version] (Lazy, Lazy 86-88)

THE NEWDS: Drawing A Line (Big Stir, single)

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

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Mercury, The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield)

ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD: Där Du Gär Lämnar Kaäleken Spär (Ace, VA: The Girls Want The Boys!)

FOOLS FACE: Always The Last To Know (n/a, Fools Face)

AGNETHA FALTSKOG: Spela Vär Säng (Ace, VA: The Girls Want The Boys!)


HARMONIC DIRT: Please (harmonicdirt.bandcamp,com, Anthracite)

THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Turn Around (Collectors’ Choice Music, Bradley’s Barn)

THE FACES: Stay Away (n/a, VA: Electrick Loosers # 3)

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

THE SEA URCHINS: Pristine Christine (Castle, VA: CD86)

THE KINKS: Tired Of Waiting For You (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

THE FOUR TOPS: I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Motown, VA: Motown: The Classic Years)

P. P. ARNOLD: Angel Of The Morning (Immediate, The First Cut)

THE TEMPTATIONS: My Girl (Motown, VA: Motown: The Classic Years)

THE STEVE DEATON THREE: Tall Dark Stranger (Plowhandle, The Steve Deaton Three)

THE MARVELETTES: Please Mr. Postman (Motown, VA: Motown: The Classic Years)

BEAT ANGELS: Go Your Way (Epiphany, Red Badge Of Discourage)

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

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

THE BEATLES: All Together Now (Apple, Yellow Submarine Songtrack)

20/20: Nuclear Boy (Real Gone Music, 20/20-Look Out!)

ANY TROUBLE: Second Choice (Salvo, VA: Born Stiff)

THE HONEYCOMBS: Have I The Right (Rhino, VA: The British Invasion Vol. 1)

THE LA’S: Come In Come Out (Cherry Red, VA; C89)

EYTAN MIRSKY: This Year’s Gonna Be Our Year (M-Squared, Year Of The Mouse)

ALEX CHILTON: Don’t Worry Baby [fragment] (Big Beat, VA: Thank You Friends)

THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: On The Move (Epic, Having A Wild Weekend)

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