This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 1049


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 airs Sunday nights from 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse at SPARK! WSPJ 103.3 and 93.7 FM, and on the web at You can read all about this show’s long and weird history here: Boppin’ The Whole Friggin’ Planet (The History Of THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO). TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS are always welcome.The many fine This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio compilation albums are still available, each full of that rockin’ pop sound you crave. A portion of all sales benefit our perpetually cash-strapped community radio project:

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Hey, Carl’s writin’ a book! The Greatest Record Ever Made! (Volume 1) will contain 165 essays about 165 songs, 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 hereMy weekly video series The Greatest Record Ever Made! on YouTube has posted my rants about The Ramones’ “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?,” Badfinger’s “Baby Blue,” and Baron Damon and the Vampires’ “The Transylvania Twist.”
Now: on with the show!
TIRnRR # 1049: 11/1/2020

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)–THE ARCHIES: Get On The Line (Fuel 2000, Absolutely The Best Of The Archies)THE BEATLES: Getting Better (Apple, Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)IRENE PEÑA: I Won’t Back Down (Futureman, single)THE BYRDS: Chimes Of Freedom (Columbia, Mr. Tambourine Man)PACIFIC SOUL LTD.: We Go High (Karma Frog, The Dance Divine)THE BEACH BOYS: Good Vibrations (Capitol, Smiley Smile & Wild Honey)–EVIE SANDS: If You Give Up (R-Spot, Get Out Of Your Own Way)THE MERRYMAKERS: I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Not Lame, VA: Full Circle)THE MUFFS: Saying Goodbye (Warner Brothers, The Muffs)JOHN LENNON: Power To The People (Capitol, The John Lennon Collection)THE CHI-LITES: (For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People (Brunswick, The Ultimate Chi-Lites)PATTI SMITH: People Have The Power (Arista, Land)–MARYKATE O’NEIL: I’m Ready For My Luck To Turn Around (71, 1-800-Bankrupt)THE MONKEES: For Pete’s Sake (Rhino, Headquarters)THE AVENGERS: We Are The One (Superior Viaduct, Avengers)THE SOFT BOYS: I Wanna Destroy You (Matador, Underwater Moonlight)STEVIE WONDER: Higher Ground (Motown, The Definitive Collection)FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE: Better Things (Rykodisc, VA: This Is Where I Belong)–THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: Time Has Come Today (Columbia, Time Has Come Today)DAVID BOWIE: “Heroes” (Virgin, Best Of Bowie)TWISTED SISTER: We’re Not Gonna Take It (Warner Brothers, Stay Hungry)BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: For What It’s Worth (Rhino, Buffalo Springfield)PAUL McCARTNEY: Hope Of Deliverance (Capitol, Off The Ground)THE NAZZ: Forget All About It (Rhino, Nazz Nazz)–JELLYFISH: The King Is Half Undressed (Charisma, Bellybutton)THE CLICK BEETLES: If Not Now Then When (Vandalay, Pop Fossil)SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Stand! (Epic, Greatest Hits)JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Volunteers (RCA, The Essential Jefferson Airplane)WEST SIDE STORY FILM CAST: America (Sony Masterworks, West Side Story OST)KIM WILDE: Kids In America (EMI, Kim Wilde)–THE O’JAYS: Love Train (Epic, Love Train)SPLIT ENZ: History Never Repeats (A & M, History Never Repeats)LIBRARIANS WITH HICKEYS: That Time Is Now (Big Stir, Long Overdue)THE STANDELLS: Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (Rykodisc, Armed Forces)THE KINKS: This Time Tomorrow (Sanctuary, The Anthology 1964-1971)–THE RAMONES: I Believe In Miracles (Sire, Brain Drain)THE CLASH: Clampdown (Epic, Clash On Broadway)THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS: O-o-h Child (Rhino, VA: Can You Dig It?)THE MC5: Kick Out The Jams (Rhino, Kick Out The Jams)THE BURNS SISTERS BAND: I Am A Patriot (Philo, Close To Home)THE ROLLING STONES: I’m Free (Abkco, December’s Children [And Everybody’s ])–FIRST AID KIT: America (Columbia, America)THE KENNEDYS: Safe Until Tomorrow (Kennedys LLC, Safe Until Tomorrow)THE RASCALS: People Got To Be Free (Rhino, The Rascals Anthology 1965-1972)THE PRETENDERS: Hate For Sale (BMG, Hate For Sale)WAR: Why Can’t We Be Friends? (Hip-O, Icon 2: The Hits & More)CHUCK BERRY: Back In The U.S.A. (MCA, The Anthology)THE GO-GO’S: Beneath The Blue Sky (IRS, Talk Show)THE ZOMBIES: This Will Be Our Year (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)EYTAN MIRSKY: This Year’s Gonna Be Our Year (M-Squared, Year Of The Mouse)JOEY RAMONE: What A Wonderful World (Sanctuary, Don’t Worry About Me)

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