This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 1015

Well, this is a show.

I can’t take any credit for it. I was home on Sunday night, plotting a complicated revenge scheme against the cold symptoms that took me outta commission for a few days. I’ll show them; mark my words! Meanwhile, Dana put together yet another stirring example of The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet. He welcomed the fabulous Wild Kisses to our little Play-Tone Galaxy O’ Stars, and you can bet you’ll be hearing them again in the coming weeks. And he opened the show with new music from Pop Co-Op.

Now, new music from Pop Co-Op is always cause for celebration, joy, merriment, consumption of consumables, and dancing of the Freddie, the Twist, the Locomotion, and the Hotsie-Totsie, often all at the same time. This particular shot of new music from Pop Co-Op comes from Garden Of Earthly Delights, a fantastic new XTC tribute album due out March 6th from our heroes at Futureman RecordsGarden Of Earthly Delights also supplied this week’s show with ace tracks by Dot DashPete Donnelly, and The Anderson Council. As in our Wild Kisses example cited above, expect to hear more from Garden Of Earthly Delights as TIRnRR Hotsie-Totsies its way forward.

But man–I missed out on a chance to open a show with new music from Pop Co-Op, just because I had a little cough. Damn those doomed cold symptoms. I wish we could figure out a way to open next week’s show with more new music from Pop Co-Op. Oooh, better yet! To open next week’s show with THE WORLD RADIO PREMIERE OF A NEW POP CO-OP SONG!

I wonder how we could pull that off. Better make some phone calls. Cold symptoms, hit the bricks. Dana and I have work to do. Nose to the grindstone. Shoulder to the wheel. 

Return to factory settings.

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

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TIRnRR # 1015: 3/1/2020

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)

POP CO-OP: I’d Like That (Futureman, VA: Garden Of Earthly Delights)
THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR: Vanishing Girl (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.: Public Image (Virgin, single)

LANDSCAPE: Einstein A Go-Go (Cherry Red, From The Tea-Rooms Of Mars)

THE B-52’S: Rock Lobster (Rhino, Nude On The Moon)

PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Pretty In Pink (Columbia, Talk Talk Talk)

DOT DASH: Respectable Street (Futureman, VA: Garden Of Earthly Delights)

ROBERT GORDON: Someday, Someway (Razor & Tie, Red Hot)

BUDDY HOLLY: Rave On (MCA, The Buddy Holly Collection)

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

TELEVISION: See No Evil (Elektra, Marquee Moon)

THE MODERN LOVERS: Roadrunner (Berserkley, The Modern Lovers)

PETE DONNELLY: This Is Pop (Futureman, VA: Garden Of Earthly Delights)

WILD KISSES: Magnificent Friend (, Wild Kisses)

DEAN LANDEW: After Work (

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

CAROLYNE MAS: In The Rain (Savage Juliet, Beyond Mercury)

POP CO-UP: If Everything Was Easy (Silent Bugler, Four State Solution)

THE ANDERSON COUNCIL: Are You Receiving Me? (Futureman, VA: Garden Of Earthly Delights)

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: Teenage Head (Buddha, Teenage Head)

THE MUFFS: On My Own (Omnivore, No Holiday)

WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY: Genovese Bag (Southern Domestic, A Working Museum)

THE REPLACEMENTS: I Will Dare (Sire, For Sale)

BASH & POP: Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum, Anything Could Happen)

THE SPONGETONES: She Goes Out With Everybody (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)

DAVE EDMUNDS: I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll) (Swan Song, Get It)

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

STEPFORD KNIVES: I Don’t Want Her (Anymore) (Loaded Goat, single)

THE BEATLES: I Should Have Known Better (Apple, A Hard Day’s Night)

THE BEATLES: I Feel Fine (Apple, Past Masters)

LES HANDCLAPS: Trop Tard (Handclaps, Sessions: Brooklyn)

THE SMITHS: How Soon Is Now? (Sire, Hatful Of Hollow)

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN: Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Virgin, Key Lime Pie)

MARTI JONES: Tourist Town (Sugar Hill, Live At Spirit Square)

P. P. ARNOLD: (If You Think You’re) Groovy (Immediate, The First Cut)

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

HAWKWIND: Motorhead (United Artists, single)

MOTORHEAD: Ace Of Spades (Bronze, Ace Of Spades)

DAVID BOWIE: Hang On To Yourself (Virgin, Bowie At The Beeb)

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

THE RAMONES: Needles And Pins (Rhino, Road To Ruin)

DR. FEELGOOD: I Don’t Mind (Rhino, VA: Classic Punk)

THE KINKS: (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (Arista, single)

XTC: Burning With Optimism’s Flame (Virgin, Black Sea)

THE WHO: I Can’t Explain (MCA, My Generation)

THE MONKEES: You Told Me (Rhino, Headquarters)

SHOES: Tomorrow Night (Bomp, single)

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

THE WHO: I Can’t Explain [instrumental]

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