This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 972

It’s another Sunday, a few hours before showtime tonight on This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio. The CD case is loaded with possibilities. As I write this, I have no idea what tracks will appear on the playlist below. I’ll play something from the new Ray Paul anthology, and something from a recent collection of 1967-1971 sides by The Clingers. I think I’ll throw in a couple of classic tracks I heard in recent major motion pictures. Dana’s promising us new music from Librarians With Hickeys. The playlist will take care of itself. Possibilities. Noise. Music. Gonna have a good time. 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 # 972: 4/28/19

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)

THE KINKS: Supersonic Rocket Ship (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

DAVID BOWIE: Moonage Daydream (Virgin, Bowie At The Beeb)

THE MORNING LINE: Nostradamus (Kool Kat Musik, North)

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

PRINCE: When You Were Mine (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)

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

THE CLINGERS: Gonna Have A Good Time (Area 251, 1967-1971)

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby (Rhino Handmade, Stop, Look, & Listen!)

THE RAMONES: I Don’t Want To Grow Up (Radioactive, Adios Amigos!)

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

THE CLINGERS: Everything’s Alright (Area 251, 1967-1971)

AMY RIGBY: Dancing With Joey Ramone (Signature Sounds, Little Fugitive)

THE STEMS: Never Be Friends (Mushroom, At First Sight Violets Are Blue)

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

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

LIBRARIANS WITH HICKEYS: Until There Was You (, single)

SEAN HUTTON: So We Became Alive (, The Legend Of April Country)

LIBRARIANS WITH HICKEYS: And Then She’s Gone (, single)

STEPHEN LAWRENSON: Once Upon A Time (Kool Kat Musik, single)

THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4)

RAY PAUL: Love Me (Kool Kat Musik, Bloody Rubbish)

THE HOLLIES: Carrie Anne (Epic, Epic Anthology)

SHOES: Tomorrow Night (Black Vinyl, Best)

THE NERVES: When You Find Out (Alive, One Way Ticket)

RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, Bloody Rubbish)

THE SMITHEREENS: Got Me A Girl (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4)

THE MONKEES: Words (Rhino, 50)

GIL-SCOTT HERON: Lady Day And John Coltrane (BGP, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)

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

THE BYRDS: You Won’t Have To Cry (Sundazed, The Preflyte Sessions)

SAMMY AMBROSE: This Diamond Ring (Ace, VA: You Heard It Here First!)

THE LITTLE DARLINGS: Little Bit O’ Soul (Ace, VA: You Heard It Here First!)

SPANDAU BALLET: To Cut A Long Story (Rhino, The Story)

GARY NUMAN & TUBEWAY ARMY: Are “Friends” Electric? (Beggars Banquet, Replicas)

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

THE MONOCHROME SET: He’s Frank (Slight Return) (Music Brokers, VA: The Psychedelic Rock Box)

RICHIE PARSONS: Beverly (Lawless, Black Throated Blue)

WARREN ZEVON: Werewolves Of London (Rhino, Genius)

THE SHIRELLES: Thank You, Baby (Varese Sarabande, 25 All-Time Greatest Hits)

CROCHETED DONUT RING: Two Little Ladies (Azalea & Rhododendeon) (Music Brokers, VA: The Psychedelic Rock Box)

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

THE GO-BETWEENS: Streets Of Your Town (Capitol, 16 Lovers Lane)

DAVID BROOKINGS & THE AVERAGE LOOKINGS: I Grow Up Fast (, Scorpio Monologue)

HARMONIC DIRT: Maybe (, Anthracite)

THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Glad All Over (Hollywood, The History Of The Dave Clark Five)

THE OHIO EXPRESS: Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (Varese Sarabande, VA: 25 All-Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits)

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

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

LESLIE PEREIRA & THE LAZY HEROES: Fly Like A Bird (Big Stir, Fight For Now)

THE TREND: Electric Chair (Hate, Batman Live At Budokan)

DANNY ELFMAN: The Batman Theme (Watertower, VA: The Music Of DC Comics)

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