This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 986

This world is big and wild and half insane.

This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

Check out the nice things our friend John Tierney had to say about whatever it is that Dana & Carl do: Rock ‘n’ Roll RadioJohn’s swell–thanks, John! Rich Rossi‘s also swell, and he gave us another thumbs-up in his review of the new compilation Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio. Thanks, Rich!

Fans of pop music will want to check out Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, a new pop compilation benefiting SPARK! Syracuse, the home of This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio with Dana & CarlTIR’N’RR Allstars–Steve StoeckelBruce GordonJoel TinnelStacy CarsonEytan MirskyTeresa CowlesDan PavelichIrene Peña, Keith Klingensmith, and Rich Firestone–offer a fantastic new version of The Kinks’ classic “Waterloo Sunset.” That’s supplemented by eleven more tracks (plus a hidden bonus track), including previously-unreleased gems from The Click BeetlesEytan MirskyPop Co-OpIrene PeñaMichael Slawter (covering The Posies), and The Anderson Council (covering XTC), a new remix of “Infinite Soul” by The Grip Weeds, and familiar TIRnRR Fave Raves by Vegas With RandolphGretchen’s WheelThe Armoires, and Pacific Soul Ltd. Oh, and that mystery bonus track? It’s exquisite. You need this. You’re buying it from Futureman.

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Hey, Carl’s writin’ a book! The Greatest Record Ever Made! (Volume 1) will contain 100 essays (and then some) about 100 tracks, plus two bonus instrumentals, each one of ’em THE greatest record ever made. An infinite number of songs can each be the greatest record ever made, as long as they take turns. Updated initial information can be seen here:

Our most recent compilation CD This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4 is available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin’ pop, starring Pop Co-OpRay PaulCirce Link & Christian NesmithVegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie FlowersThe SlapbacksP. HuxIrene PeñaMichael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave MerrittThe RubinoosStepford KnivesThe Grip WeedsPopdudesRonnie DarkThe FlashcubesChris von SneidernThe Bottle Kids1.4.5.The SmithereensPaul Collins’ BeatThe Hit SquadThe RulersThe Legal MattersMaura & the Bright LightsLisa 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 # 986: 8/4/19

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: Animal Farm (Universal, The Village Green Preservation Society)

ROBERT GORDON WITH LINK WRAY: Boppin’ The Blues (RCA, Robert Gordon With Link Wray)

BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY: Sarah Smiles (Cherry Red, VA: Harmony In My Head)

MARTY STUART: Arlene (Sony, VA: Rock-A-Billy Rock)

IRENE PEÑA: Own Sweet Time (Kool Kat Musik, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

SHAKIN’ STEVENS: Marie, Marie (Sony, VA: Rock-A-Billy Rock)

THE ROMANTICS: When I Look In Your Eyes (Nemperor, The Romantics)

DAVE EDMUNDS: Me And The Boys (Rhino, The Dave Edmunds Anthology)

SUPREMIUM: What She Needs (Smile, Tales)

MATTHEW SWEET: I’ve Been Waiting (Sony, Playlist)

DAVID JOHANSEN: Frenchette (Razor & Tie, David Johansen)

THE BEATLES: Hey Bulldog (Apple, Yellow Submarine Songtrack)

ANNY CELSI: Sideways Rain (Ragazza, Kaleidoscope Heart)

PRINCE: Manic Monday (NPG, Originals)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Good Thing (Sundazed, The Spirit Of ’67)

MUDCRUTCH: Don’t Do Me Like That (MCA, Playback)

HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES: Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back) (Epic, The Ultimate Blue Notes)

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around [demo] (MCA, Playlist)

OASIS: The Hindu Times (Big Brother, single)

PINK FLOYD: Lucifer Sam (EMI, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)

THE ANDERSON COUNCIL: Grey Heavenly Lane (Jem, Worlds Collide)

BOB MOULD: Sunshine Rock (Merge, Sunshine Rock)

SUZI QUATRO: Tear Me Apart (Razor & Tie, The Wild One)

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

TIR’N’RR ALLSTARS: Waterloo Sunset (Futureman, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

THE PRETENDERS: Brass In Pocket (Sire, The Singles)

THE COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre)

CARL PERKINS: Restless (Sony, VA: Rock-A-Billy Rock)

THE ARMOIRES: Appalachukrania (Big Stir, Zibaldone)

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: Waiting For Tonight (MCA, Playback)

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

THE BYRDS: I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Columbia, Mr. Tambourine Man)

DIME BOX BAND: All Of Nothing (Avebury, Happy)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Sunday Morning (Polydor, Peel Slowly And See)

ARETHA FRANKLIN: Son Of A Preacher Man (Atlantic, The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970)

THE TROGGS: Our Love Will Still Be There (Fontana, Archeology)

SCREEN TEST: End Of The Line (unreleased)

HARMONIC DIRT: Maybe (, Anthracite)

THE BROTHERS STEVE: We Got The Hits (n/a, # 1)

THE JAM: Get Yourself Together (Polydor, Extras)

THE VAPOUR TRAILS: See You In The Next World (Futureman, See You In The Next World)


DEAN LANDEW: Dance All Night (, Dean Landew 2019)


THE KINKS: Monica (Universal, The Village Green Preservation Society)

THE CURE: Boys Don’t Cry (Fiction, Greatest Hits)

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (Columbia, The Best Of Elvis Costello & the Attractions)

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

THE KINKS: Phenomenal Cat [mono instrumental] (Universal, The Village Green Preservation Society)

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