This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 987

We’re gonna let this week’s playlist speak eloquently on its own behalf. But we do need to mention that the CD version of the fabulous new collection Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio is just about ready for release from Kool Kat Musik, and it’s also still available as a digital download from Futureman Records. Your purchase of either format benefits SPARK!, the home of TIRnRR. Check out our first two reviews, from the mighty John Tierney and the incredible Rich Rossi. Here’s our own hype:

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 the digital download from Futureman and/or the CD from Kool Kat Musik.

And 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

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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 # 987: 8/11/19

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)

CJ RAMONE: Postcard From Heaven (Fat Wreck Chords, The Holy Spell…)

BOB MOULD: Send Me A Postcard (Merge, Sunshine Rock)

THE RAMONES: Strength To Endure (Radioactive, Mondo Bizarro)


THE MARLOWES: Pilgrim Soul (Shiny Fly, Nuclear Suitcase)

THE OUTLETS: Knock Me Down (Rhino, VA: DIY: Mass Ave)

JOHN LARSON & THE SILVER FIELDS: Girl In The Band (Shiny Fly, Glimpses)

ANY TROUBLE: Second Choice (Salvo, VA: Born Stiff)

ANN-MARGRET: I Just Don’t Understand (RCA, Let Me Entertain You)

JOY DIVISION: Transmission (Factory, Unknown Pleasures)

FREDA PAYNE: Band Of Gold (Rhino, VA: Can You Dig It?)

SQUEEZE: Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (A & M, Argybargy)

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

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

ORBIS MAX: Same Old You (

RUFUS THOMAS: Do The Funky Chicken (Stax, VA: Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration)

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

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

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

THE CURE: In Between Days (Elektra, Greatest Hits)

IAN HUNTER: Soul Of America (Yep Roc, Shrunken Heads)

THE RACONTEURS: Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) (Third Man, Help Us Stranger)

SCREEN TEST: End Of The Line (unreleased)

A-MOMS: Strawberry Cheesecake (Third Man, single)

THE EMBRYOS: Wake Up Screaming (Kool Kat Musik, Open The Kimono + 3)

THE ANDERSON COUNCIL: Are You Receiving Me (Futureman, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

THE LAST: You Won’t Win (SST, Gin & Innuendoes)

THE GREENHORNES: Saying Goodbye (Third Man, Four Stars)

N/A: Tanya Tanning Butter Advertisement (Columbia, VA: Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood OST)

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Good Thing (Columbia, VA: Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood OST)

DAVID NANCE GROUP: Meanwhile (Third Man, single)

ANNA CALVI: As A Man (Domino, Hunter)

JOE COCKER: Feeling Alright (A & M, With A Little Help From My Friends)

THE CLICK BEETLES: If Not Now Then When (Kool Kat Musik, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

XTC: No Thugs In Our House (Virgin, Upsy Daisy Assortment)

THE REFLECTORS: Teenage Hearts (Big Stir, single)

MONDELLO: Sherilyn (, Hello, All You Happy People)

THE CROWD SCENE: Crush Me (eggBERT, Turn Left At Greenland)

ALEX CHILTON: I Wish I Could Meet Elvis (Omnivore, Free Again)

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

RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE: Ooh La La (Universal, Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance)

POP CO-OP: Ten Times Today (Futureman, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

MARY LOU LORD: Right On ‘Till Dawn (Rubric, Speeding Motorcycle)

THE KINKS: Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

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

BOB SEGER & THE LAST HEARD: East Side Story (Cameo, single)

THE MONKEES: Me & Magdalena [Version 2] (Rhino, Good Times! [digital version])

EYTAN MIRSKY: Flakes (Kool Kat Musik, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

THE BEATLES: Her Majesty (Apple, Abbey Road)

TIR’N’RR ALLSTARS: [super secret bonus track] (Futureman, VA: Waterloo Sunset–Benefit For This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio)

THE BEATLES: Sun King (Apple, Abbey Road)

MAURICE JARRE: Miss Lilly Langtree (Cue From The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean) (Columbia, VA: Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood)

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