This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 973

Put your hands together! Let’s see where this takes us. Destination: The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, Sunday nights from 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse on SPARK! WSPJ-LP 103.3 and 93.7 FM, and on the web at

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Hey, Carl’s writin’ a book! The Greatest Record Ever Made will contain 100 essays (and then some) about 100 tracks, plus one bonus instrumental, each one of ’em THE greatest record ever made. An infinite number of records can be the greatest record ever made, as long as they take turns. Updated initial information can be seen here:

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 # 973: 5/5/19

This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio FRESH SPINS! (tracks we think we ain’t played before) are listed in bold

* indicates The Greatest Record Ever Made (according to the book of the same name)

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

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

BILLY PRESTON: That’s The Way God Planned It [live] (Hip-O, Ultimate Collection)

THE RAMONES: Teenage Lobotomy (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)

BUDDY MILES: Down By The River (Mercury, Them Changes)

ALICE PEACOCK: Get Your Own (, Real Day)

RACE HORSES: No Man’s Land (Fantastic Plastic, Goodbye Falkenburg)

THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Summer Breeze (T-Neck, 3 + 3) *

NINA SIMONE: Go To Hell (RCA, Silk & Soul)

GENE PITNEY: Half Heaven, Half Heartache (One Way, Ultimate Anthology)

TRACEY ULLMAN: (Life Is A Rock) But The Radio Rolled Me (Salvo, Move Over Darling)

GIGOLO AUNTS: They Don’t Know (Bittersweet, The Pride Of Potsdam)

KURSAAL FLYERS: Revolver (On The Beach, Hit Records)

THE SOMETHINGS: Come On Baby Wanna Take Your Hand (, The Somethings)

BUDDY MILES: Memphis Train (Mercury, Them Changes)

LULU: To Sir, With Love [museum outings montage] (Retroactive, VA: To Sir, With Love OST) *

NRBQ: Me And The Boys (Rounder, Uncommon Denominator)

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

THE BEATLES: I’ll Get You (Swan, single)

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

STATUS QUO WITH THE BEACH BOYS: Fun Fun Fun (PolyGram, single)

THE PLIMSOULS: Playing With Jack (Shaky City, Kool Trash)

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

THE YOUNG RASCALS: I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Rhino, The Rascals Anthology 1965-1972)

KIKI DEE: Why Don’t I Run Away From You? (RPM, VA: Am I Dreaming?)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Just Like Me (Sundazed, Just Like Us!)

THE GO-BETWEENS: Was There Anything I Could Do? (Capitol, 16 Lovers Lane)

THE VERTEBRATS: Left In The Dark (Parasol, A Thousand Day Dream)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: All God’s Children Got Soul (RPM, VA: Am I Dreaming?)

EYTAN MIRSKY: Lingerie Pillow Fight (M-Squared, If Not Now…Later)

SQUIBBY & THE REFLECTIONS: Ragamuffin (RPM, Am I Dreaming?)

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

RANDY NEWMAN: Mama Told Me Not To Come (Rhino, The Best Of Randy Newman)

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: Shake Some Action (Rhino, At Full Speed) *

BUDDY MILES: Them Changes (Mercury, Them Changes)

THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise (Northside, Bright Lights) *

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: I Need To Know (MCA, Greatest Hits)

THE SELECTER: On My Radio (EMI, Greatest Hits) *

THE ENGLISH BEAT: Save It For Later (IRS, Special Beat Service)

THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From Head) *

THE ROLLING STONES: Get Off Of My Cloud (Virgin, Forty Licks)

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

GANG OF FOUR: I Found That Essence Rare (Infinite Zero, Entertainment! & Yellow EP)

THE SMITHEREENS: Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Capitol, Blown To Smithereens) *

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

BADFINGER: Baby Blue (Apple, Straight Up) *

TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn’t I Just Tell You (Rhino, Something/Anything?)

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: I Only Want To Be With You (Mercury, The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield) *

NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind (Yep Roc, Quiet Please…)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Night Train (Sundazed, Just Like Us!)

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