This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 967

We had plans to play a lot of new stuff tonight, including some wonderful fresh spins by Eytan Mirsky, The Jellybricks, Lannie Flowers, Popdudes, The Ex-Teens, and The Beatpunkers, the TIRnRR debut of The Somethings, and a fab track by Intensive Care circa 1989, all following an opening burst of 1977 power pop energy courtesy of The Jam. Technical issues prompted us to delay all of that to next week’s show. Well, except for The Jam; there’s no reason to postpone playing The Jam. Couldn’t do a live broadcast, couldn’t do a webcast, but we could still come in and record a new show for the archive. Call us troupers. And then call us a cab. We hope to return LIVE next week, but for now: this is what rock ‘n’ roll radio almost 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 # 967: 3/24/19

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)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Him Or Me–What’s It Gonna Be? (Sundazed, Revolution!)

THE WAG: Coat Of Arms (, We Carry On)

THE PANDORAS: Dark November (Burger, Hey! It’s The Pandoras)

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

ARETHA FRANKLIN: I Say A Little Prayer (Atlantic, The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970)

PATTI LaBELLE & THE BLUE-BELLES: I Sold My Heart To The Junk Man (Newtown, single)

THE JELLYBRICKS: Brooklyn (Wicked Cool, single)

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

THE O’JAYS: Put Your Hands Together (Epic, Love Train)

HARMONIC DIRT: Maybe (, Anthracite)

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

SIMON & GARFUNKEL: Cecilia (Columbia, Greatest Hits)

THE JAM: All Around The World (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)

THE MC5: Kick Out The Jams (Rhino, VA: Punk & New Wave Smash Hits)

THE KEYS: Femforce Theme (Zero Hour, Grand Reopening)

KIRSTY MacCOLL: They Don’t Know (IRS, Galore)

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: Midnight Train To Georgia (Curb, Greatest Hits)

TRACEY ULLMAN: Breakaway (Rhino, You Broke My Heart In 17 Places)

T BONE BURNETT: Jellico Coal Man (Columbia, VA: Johnny Cash: Forever Words)

ELVIS COSTELLO: Watching The Detectives (Columbia, My Aim Is True)

THE T-BONES: No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) (BGO, No Matter What Shape [Your Stomach’s In/Sippin ‘N Chippin’)

DION: The Wanderer (MOJO, VA: Memory Motel)

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

SPLIT ENZ: I Got You (A & M, History Never Repeats)

GRETCHEN’S WHEEL: No Quick Fix (Futureman, Moth To Lamplight: A Tribute To Nada Surf)

THE PRETENDERS: Show Me (Sire, Learning To Crawl)

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

THE WHO: The Good’s Gone (MCA, My Generation)

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

THE REPLACEMENTS: Bastards Of Young (Rhino, VA: Punk & New Wave Smash Hits)

ABBA: S.O.S. (Polydor, Gold)

PUFFY AMIYUMI: Love So Pure (Bar/None, Nice)

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

SHONEN KNIFE: Top Of The World (A & M, VA: If I Were A Carpenter)

SOLOMON BURKE: Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Rhino, The Very Best Of Solomon Burke)

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

RICHIE PARSONS: Beverly (Lawless, Black-Throated Blue)

THE GREAT SOCIETY: Someone To Love (Sundazed, Born To Be Burned)

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

THE EQUALS: Police On My Back (Sequel, Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys)

THE FLASHCUBES: You’re Not The Police (Northside, Bright Lights)

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

THE KINKS: You Really Got Me (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

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

THE MONKEES: Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (Rhino, 50)

THE BEATLES: Two Of Us (Apple, Let It Be)

THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Rock And Roll Love Letter (Arista, The Definitive Collection)

THE BEACH BOYS: Darlin’ (Capitol, Smiley Smile & Wild Honey)

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

GENERAL JOHNSON & JOEY RAMONE: Rockaway Beach (Rhino, VA: Godchildren Of Soul)

THE T-BONES: Let’s Hang On (BGO, No Matter What Shape [Your Stomach’s In]/Sippin’ ‘N Chippin’)

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