This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio # 1085

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TIRnRR # 1085: 7/11/2021

TIRnRR 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)

SPINAL TAP: Gimme Some Money (Polydor, Spinal Tap)

THE BEATLES: Money (That’s What I Want) (Apple, With The Beatles)

THE O’JAYS: For The Love Of Money (Sony, VA: A Salute To Black Entertainers)

PUNK ROCK TREEHOUSE: Indiana Wants Me (Instant Dogma, Mischief)

EAGLES: The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks (Asylum, The Long Run)

BELLE & SEBASTIAN: The State I Am In (Electric Honey, Tigermilk)

SUCKERTREE: It’s You (Futureman, Underwater Sunshine)

THE PLAIN & FANCY: Surrender (Ace, VA: Shel’s Girls)

ANDREA GILLIS: Leave The Light On (Red On Red, single)

SPARKS: Angst In My Pants (BMG, Past Tense)

DIONNE WARWICK & THE SPINNERS: Then Came You (Rhino, THE SPINNERS: The Very Best Of The Spinners)

DREAM ACADEMY: Life In A Northern Town (Rhino, VA: Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The ’80s, Vol. 15)

ON THE RUNWAY: Lifeline (single)

SUGAR: Needle Hits E (Rykodisc, single)

THE CHECKERED HEARTS: They Don’t Know (Die Laughing, Joystick)

P. P. ARNOLD: When I Was Part Of Your Picture (Ear Music, The New Adventures Of…P. P. Arnold)

STOECKEL & PEÑA: Why (Big Stir, single)

KELLEY RYAN: The Church Of Laundry (single)

IRENE PEÑA: One More Night (Big Stir, single)

THE LINDA LINDAS: Claudia Kishi (single)

THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: It Don’t Feel Good (Epic, Try Too Hard)

THE MUFFS: Silly People (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Hamburger)

T BONE BURNETT: Jellico Coal Man (Legacy, VA: Johnny Cash: Forever Words)

WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY: Do You Remember That? (Southern Domestic, A Working Museum)

DEAN LANDEW: Cathi D’Silva (single)

THEE HEADCOATEES: Teenage Kicks (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Punk Girls)

THE UNDERTONES: Wrong Way (Rykodisc, The Undertones)

THE ALLAH-LAS: Catamaran (Innovative Leisure, Allah-Las)

SPLIT ENZ: I Got You (A & M, History Never Repeats)

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: Live It Up (Ace, VA: Live It Up! Bayswater Beat Girls 1964-1967)

THE CHELSEA CURVE: A Better Way (Red On Red, single)

MADELINE BELL: I Really Got Carried Away (Ace, VA: Live It Up! Bayswater Beat Girls 1964-1967)

THE REDUCERS: Let’s Go (Rev-Ola, Redux)

DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS: Morning In America (Dead Oceans, American Love Call)

HEART: Kick It Out (Portrait, Little Queen)

SUSAN MAUGHAN: Make Him Mine (Ace, VA: Live It Up! Bayswater Beat Girls 1964-1967)

THE BABLERS: Psychadilly Circus (Big Stir, single)

THE YACHTS: I Can’t Stay Long [single version] (Cherry Red, Suffice To Say)

MICKY DOLENZ: Different Drum (7a, Dolenz Sings Nesmith)

THE JAM: Going Underground (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)

BILLY OCEAN: L.O.D. (Love On Delivery) (Varese Sarabande, VA: Soulful Pop)

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby (Rhino Handmade, Stop, Look And Listen)

ARETHA FRANKLIN: Save Me (Atlantic, I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You)

SHAUN CASSIDY: So Sad About Us (Curb, Greatest Hits)

BUDDY HOLLY: You’re The One (Geffen, Memorial Collection)

RAIN PARADE: You Are My Friend (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)

THE ANDERSON COUNCIL: Are You Receiving Me (Futureman, VA: Garden Of Earthly Delights [digital version])

THE PRIMITIVES: Nothing Left (BMG, Best Of The Primitives)

RICH ARITHMETIC: Boards On The Rocks (Optional Art, single)

THE BEVIS FROND: He’d Be A Diamond (Fire, New River Head)

THE GRIP WEEDS: You’re So Good To Me (Jem, VA: Jem Records Celebrates Brian Wilson)

LINDA SMITH: In This (Captured Tracks, Till Another Time 1988-1996)

LESLIE ODOM, JR.: Good Times (Abkco, VA: One Night In Miami… OST)

MARY LOU LORD: Driven Away (Rubric, Speeding Motorcycle)

HAYLEY & THE CRUSHERS: Jacaranda (Rum Bar, Fun Sized)

THE BEATLES: I’m Looking Through You (Apple, Anthology 2)

THE RAMONES [with EDDIE VEDDER]: Any Way You Want It (Radioactive, We’re Outta Here!)

THE REPLACEMENTS: I Will Dare (Sire, For Sale)
THE MUFFS: That’s For Me (Omnivore, No Holiday)

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