This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 961

Yeah, we’re gonna wing it this week. New music from Wes Hollywood (fabulous new album Dynamite on Kool Kat Musik), a raucous new single from 1.4.5., and another great compilation from Swedish superpop label Sound Asleep (Hit The Hay Vol. 10). We’ll introduce all of these to other Fave Raves and recent crushes, from Buck Owens, Prince, Joe Cocker, XTC, and The Ramones through Jim Basnight, Kai Danzberg, Clockwork Flowers, In Deed, and The Vapour Trails. It’s a party. And it’s what we do. The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet? Obviously. 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 Digital download version (minus The Smithereens’ track) now available at

TIRnRR # 961: 2/103/19

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)

WES HOLLYWOOD: Nothing To See Here (Kool Kat Musik, Dynamite)

MATTHEW SWEET: Sick Of Myself (Zoo, 100 % Fun)

KISS: I Stole Your Love (Mercury, Love Gun)

JOE COCKER: Feeling Alright (A & M, With A Little Help From My Friends)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Happening Intro/Too Much Talk (Sundazed, Something Happening)

THE BUOYS: Give Up Your Guns (EMI, VA: What The World Needs Now Is Love)

THE SAFES: Hometown (Sound Asleep, VA: Hit The Hay Vol. 10)

ALEX CHILTON: Free Again [original mono mix] (Omnivore, Free Again: The “1970” Sessions)

ELVIS PRESLEY: Heartbreak Hotel (RCA, The Top Ten Hits)

XTC: Earn Enough For Us (Geffen, Skylarking)

PRINCE: Gotta Stop (Messin’ About) (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)

THE BEACH BOYS: Good Vibrations (Capitol, Good Vibrations)

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

THE FIRST CLASS: Beach Baby (Collectables, Beach Baby)

THE BOB SEGER SYSTEM: Noah (Capitol, single)

WHITE PLAINS: My Baby Loves Lovin’ (Varese Sarabande, VA: 25 All-Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits)

BADFINGER: Queen Of Darkness (Real Gone Music, Wish You Were Here)

EDISON LIGHTHOUSE: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Varese Sarabande, VA: 25 All-Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits)

1.4.5.: Pahk Your Cah (Northside, single)

THE ROLLING STONES: Don’t Stop (Abkco, Forty Licks)

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

LINDY BLASKEY & THE LAVELLS: Let It Be (Sundazed, VA: Orange, Sugar & Chocolate)

NELSON BRAGG: Tell Me I’m Wrong (Side B Music, Day Into Night)

THE JAYHAWKS: Miss Williams’ Guitar (American Recordings, Tomorrow The Green Grass)

THE 5TH DIMENSION: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) (Arista, The Ultimate 5th Dimension)

PETE TOWNSHEND: Let My Love Open The Door (Atlantic, Empty Glass)

SUPREMIUM: What She Needs (Smile, Tales)

PETE TOWNSHEND & RONNIE LANE: My Baby Gives It Away (Atco, Rough Mix)

THE VAPOUR TRAILS: The Inner Truth (Futureman, Godspeed It)

RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE: Ooh La La (Universal, Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance)

IN DEED: Peace & Quiet (Dead Frog, At 4000 Meters)

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

LINDA RONSTADT: Love Is A Rose (Rhino, Greatest Hits I & II)

THE TREND: Peer Pressure (Air Mail Recordings, Batman Live At Budokan)

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: Werewolves Of London (Rhino, At Full Speed)

FENWYCK: Mindrocker (Sundazed, VA: Orange, Sugar & Chocolate)

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

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

MARSHALL CRENSHAW: Soldier Of Love (Rhino, Marshall Crenshaw)

LES HANDCLAPS: Cacti Are Delicious Fruit (n/a, Ouh Ouh Ah!)

THE KINKS: Waterloo Sunset (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

THE FIREMAN: Sing The Changes (ATO, Electric Arguments)

THE KNICKERBOCKERS: Lies (Big Beat, A Rave Up With The Knickerbockers)

THE RAMONES: I Wanna Be Sedated (Rhino, Road To Ruin)

JOHN HIATT: Permanent Hurt (A & M, Perfectly Good Guitar)

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

WHAM!: Freedom (Columbia, Make It Big)

THE CLASH: I’m So Bored With The USA (Epic, The Essential Clash)

THE MONKEES: You Just May Be The One (Rhino, Headquarters)

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

THE RAMONES: Durango 95 (Rhino, Too Tough To Die)

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