This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 990

Even if the Labor Day weekend ain’t quite it what it used to be without Jerry Lewis, we still have music to play. New music from The Rubinoos! New music from Redd Kross! New music from The Well Wishers! Our labor of love is to mix all of this with the best of what was, is, and will be, and then call it a radio show. And not just any radio show; The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet! We can’t say ol’ Jerry would be proud of us–he’d regard much of this as noise, and cry out FLAAAAAAAAAAAYvinnnnnn!–but we do what we can. 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

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.

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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 # 990: 9/1/19

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 RUBINOOS: Phaedra (Yep Roc, From Home)

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

THE SUPREMES: The Happening (Motown, DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES: The Ultimate Collection)

IAN HUNTER: Cleveland Rocks (EMI, The Best Of Ian Hunter)

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

WARREN ZEVON: Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Rhino, Genius)

THE WELL WISHERS: Grace & Glory (, The Lost Soundtrack)

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL: Green River (Fantasy, Green River)

ANNY CELSI: Sideways Rain (Ragazza, Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits)

SAM COOKE: Little Red Rooster (RCA, Night Beat)

THE STRANGLERS: Skin Deep (EMI, Peaches)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Beginning To See The Light (Verve, The Best Of The Velvet Underground)

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

MONDELLO: Heather Martin (, Hello, All You Happy People)

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

THE SLITS: Instant Hit (MOJO, VA: Island Radicals)

THE PRETTY THINGS: Midnight To Six Man (Fontana, Get A Buzz)

THE WHO: The Kids Are Alright (MCA, My Generation)

REDD KROSS: Fighting (Merge, Beyond The Door)

SLUMBERJET: [Theme From] Our Street (n/a, World Of Sound)

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

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL: Commotion (Fantasy, Live At Woodstock)

IN DEED: What Once Was (Big Stir, Everest)

THE BANGLES: Want You (Omnivore, Ladies And Gentlemen…The Bangles!)

THE TWEEDS: I Need That Record (Big Beat, VA: Come On Let’s Go!)

THE SPORTS: Who Listens To The Radio? (Salvo, VA: Born Stiff)

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

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

THE ANDERSON COUNCIL: Lads & Lasses (Jem, Worlds Collide)

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: Sit Down I Think I Love You (Rhino, Buffalo Springfield)

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

THE BEATLES: She Said She Said (Apple, Revolver)

THE JAM: Start! (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)

THE KINKS: David Watts (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)

THE HONEYCOMBS: Have I The Right? (Rhino, VA: The British Invasion: The History Of British Rock, Vol. 1)

THE RUBINOOS: Honey From The Honeycombs (Yep Roc, From Home)

STAG: Pied Piper Blues (, Electric Mistress)

THE FEELIES: Louie, Louie (Jerden, VA: History Of Northwest Rock Vol. III)

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

THE POSIES: I’m Looking Through You (MOJO, VA: Beatlemania/Volume 1)

SCREEN TEST: End Of The Line (single)

THE CRYAN’ SHAMES: If I Needed Someone (MOJO, VA: Beatlemania/Volume 1)

THE ARMOIRES: Appalachukrania (Big Stir, Zibaldone)

THE SMALL FACES: I Feel Much Better (Sanctuary, Ultimate Collection)

ARTHUR ALEXANDER: Everyday I Have To Cry Some (Razor & Tie, The Ultimate Arthur Alexander)

SAM COOKE: Lost And Lookin’ (RCA, Night Beat)

THE MONKEES: Birth Of An Accidental Hipster (Rhino, Good Times!)

XTC: Earn Enough For Us (Virgin, Upsy Daisy Assortment)

THE RAMONES: I Wanna Be Sedated (Rhino, Road To Ruin)

THE BYRDS: Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia, The Essential Byrds)

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (Rykodisc, Armed Forces)

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

THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Woman (Sundazed, Volume 4)

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