This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 979

Put your hands together. Do what you can to put aside the fear, the doubt, the trouble, the hurt. The hate. We have some music. We can’t banish the bad things, but we can sing, we can dance, and we can join hands for as long as this world allows us. Put your hands together. We got a radio show for you.

Oh, and next week’s show? At long last, our Featured Performer will be The Cowsills. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 979: 6/16/19

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

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

THE B-52’S: Roam (Rhino, Time Capsule)

THE GO-GO’S: How Much More (IRS, Beauty And The Beat)

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

BADFINGER: Day After Day (Apple, Straight Up)

THE LUNAR LAUGH: By The Light Of The Living Room (Kool Kat Musik, Goodnight Noises Everywhere)

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

PRINCE: I Wanna Be Your Lover (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)

THE MONKEES: The Girl I Knew Somewhere (Rhino, 50)


HINDU LOVE GODS: Raspberry Beret (Rhino, WARREN ZEVON: Genius)

MIKE NICHOLSON: Ballew’s Creek (New Atlas, Industry)

THE POLICE: Canary In A Coal Mine (A & M, Message In A Box)

THE PRODUCERS: What’s He Got? (One Way, The Producers/You Make The Heat)

THE UNDERTONES: Thrill Me (Sanctuary, Get What You Need)

THE THREE DEGREES: When Will I See You Again (Castle, VA: Blockbuster!)

THE HOLLIES: King Midas In Reverse (Epic, Epic Anthology)


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

THE FLESHTONES: For A Smile (Yep Roc, Wheel Of Talent)

THE RONETTES: Be My Baby (Sony, Playlist)

JIM BASNIGHT: Living The Way I Want (Precedent, Not Changing)

GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR: Mercury Poisoning (Spectrum, The Very Best Of Graham Parker & the Rumour)

THE COWSILLS: Love American Style (Polydor, 20th Century Masters)

GANG OF FOUR: At Home He’s A Tourist (V2, Return The Gift)

CAST: Promised Land (Polydor, All Change)

THE MERRYMAKERS: I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Not Lame, VA: Full Circle)

FREELOADER: Back Of The Line (Rum Bar, single)

THE MUFFS: Saying Goodbye (Warner Brothers, The Muffs)

THE WEEKLINGS: I Want You Again (Jem, single)

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

THE SMITHEREENS: Strangers When We Meet (Capitol, Blown To Smithereens)

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

MR! MOURAY: Joy Luck Division (Bullseye, single)

JOY DIVISION: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Warner Brothers, Substance)

THE RAMONES: Locket Love (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)

THE DOORS: Hello I Love You (Elektra, The Future Starts Here)

THE SOMETHINGS: Out Of Town Friend (, The Somethings)

THE GANTS: I Wonder (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

THE FLASHCUBES: She’s Leaving (Northside, Bright Lights)

THE NERVES: Hanging On The Telephone (Alive, One Way Ticket)

IN DEED: I’m Alright (When I’m With You) (Big Stir, Everest)

THE CURE: Friday I’m In Love (Polydor, Galore)

LESLEY GORE: You Don’t Own Me (Mercury, It’s My Party)

SUGAR: Gee Angel (Rykodisc, single)

SCRUFFY THE CAT: mybabyshesalright (Relativity, Tiny Days)

BIG STAR: September Gurls (Big Beat, VA: Thank You Friends)

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

THE BEATLES: Revolution [promo video version] (unreleased)

MIKE NICHOLSON: Occam’s Electric Razor (New Atlas, Industry)

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