Monday, May 9, 2022

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 1128

A rockin' pop radio show that kicks off with the world premiere of a new track from the mighty POP CO-OP is either gonna strive to follow that killer beginning, or fall off a cliff while failing to follow that. TIRnRR chooses to strive! We're strivers, we are. 

But yeah, new music from Pop Co-Op is a great way to start a show. America's phenomenal pop combo has a new album, Suspension, due out soon from the visionary folks (or folk--hi, Keith!) at Futureman Records. Just as Pop Co-Op's debut Four State Solution was Your Favorite Album Of 2017, and follow-up Factory Settings was Your Favorite Album Of 2020, Suspension is poised to assume its predestined title as Your Favorite Album Of 2022. Divine right, man. We were honored and thrilled that Pop Co-Op granted us this opportunity to introduce Suspension to the world, and we're gonna have still more exclusive premieres of tracks from Suspension over the next three weeks.

(And we won't be the only great radio show serving up exclusive tracks from Suspension prior to its release. If you're not already listening to Rich Firestone's Radio Deer Camp right here on SPARK!, or Jim Prell's independent show The Music Authority, you're missing out. Beyond even this immediate subject of new Pop Co-Op music, there's a lot of great radio out there, from Michael McCartney's The Time Machine in Maui through Mike Murray's Whole Lotta Shakin' in Rochester, Robbie White's Forbidden Alliance on Takoma Radio in Maryland, Syracuse's own The Wax Museum With Ronnie Dark, and so many others, including a bunch o' worthies on SiriusXM's Underground Garage. Rock 'n' roll radio survives and thrives. We're delighted to be a part of it. That's the benefit of striving.)

Ample evidence of our own striving appears below. It all starts with new music from Pop Co-Op. 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)

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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:

Volume 1: download
Volume 2: CD or download
Volume 3: download
Volume 4: CD or download
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TIRnRR # 1128: 5/8/2022
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)
POP CO-OP: I Just Love To Watch Her Dance (Futureman, Suspension)
THE SPONGETONES: Have You Ever Been Torn Apart? (Black Vinyl, Beat & Torn)
MR. ENCRYPTO: Long After Long (Silent Bugler, Hero And Villain)
RICH FIRESTONE: If The Sun Doesn't Shine (The TM Collective, VA: Green Thoughts)
STOECKEL & PEÑA: Why (Big Stir, single)
PERILOUS: Rock & Roll Kiss (single)
KISS: Rock And Roll All Nite [single version] (Mercury, KISS Alive! 1975-2000)
RONNIE SPECTOR: Favorite Waste Of Time (Bad Girl Sounds, Something's Gonna Happen)
THE DONNAS: Dancing With Myself (Rykodisc, VA: Mean Girls OST)
FATS DOMINO: I'm Walkin' (EMI, VA: Highlights From Crescent City Soul)
THE LINDA LINDAS: Growing Up (Epitaph, Growing Up)
THE UNDERTONES: Thrill Me (Sanctuary, Get What You Need)
ROSE ROYCE: I Wanna Get Next To You (Rhino, VA: Can You Dig It?)
ULTRAVOX: Wide Boys (Caroline, The Island Years)
THE CHELSEA CURVE: Jamie C'mon (Red On Red, All The Things)
THE ENGLISH BEAT: Save It For Later (Shout Factory, Keep The Beat)
THE MONKEES: You Bring The Summer (Rhino, Good Times!)
THE WHITE STRIPES: The Hardest Button To Button (Legacy, Greatest Hits)
DAVE COPE & THE SASS: Julee (Kool Kat Musik, Julee)
THE WHO: The Good's Gone (MCA, My Generation)
ROTARY CONNECTION: Love Me Now (Chess, Black Gold)
WIMPLE WINCH: Save My Soul (Rhino, VA: Nuggets II)
TONY VALENTINO: Dirty Water (Big Stir, single)
WILSON PICKETT: Save Me (Atlantic, Hey Jude)
THE FLIRTATIONS: Need Your Loving (RPM, Sounds Like The Flirtations)
THE WOOLIES: Who Do You Love (Belvedere, VA: Michigan Brand Nuggets)
JUDAS PRIEST: Living After Midnight (Columbia, British Steel)
XTC: Respectable Street (Virgin, Upsy Daisy Assortment)
COCKEYED GHOST: Karma Frog (Karma Frog, Ludlow 6:18)
THE YARDBIRDS: Stroll On (Rhino, Ultimate!)
THE WALKER BRIGADE: Shake Shimmy (Big Stir, If Only)
WORLD PARTY: Cry Baby Cry (Seaview, Arkeology)
EYTAN MIRSKY: Watching From The Balcony (M-Squared, Lord, Have Mirsky!)
THE WORRYING KYNDE: Got The Blame (Cherry Red, VA: Halcyon Days)
THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise (Northside, Bright Lights)
20/20: Nuclear Boy (Real Gone Music, 20/20--Look Out!)
THE DIRTY ROYALS: I'm In Love (n/a, Star Burrito)
WRECKLESS ERIC: Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.) (Salvo, Hits, Misses, Rags & Tatters)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Got To Have You Back (Motown, Greatest Hits & Rare Classics)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Train Round The Bend (Rhino, VA: Psychedelia: A 50 Year Trip)
HOOVER & MARTINEZ: What The Heart Wants (Loaded Goat, The 3P)
THE JAM: All Around The World (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
LAURIE BIAGINI: Do What You Gotta Do (single)
THE PRIMITIVES: All The Way Down [beat version] (RCA, Bombshell)
JOEL TYLER WALL: No Job Nose Bleed (Kool Kat Musik, F.I.T.H.)
BIG STAR: The India Song (Ardent, # 1 Record/Radio City)
THE BABLERS: You Are The One For Me (Big Stir, single)
MAKAR: Fancy Hercules (n/a, Fancy Hercules)
THE GUESS WHO: Laughing (RCA, Greatest Hits)
LINDA SMITH: In This (Captured Tracks, Till Another Time 1988-1996)
THE MUFFS: No Action (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Hamburger)
LET'S ACTIVE: In Little Ways (Collectors' Choice Music, Big Plans For Everybody)
THE 5TH DIMENSION: Up, Up And Away (Arista, The Ultimate 5th Dimension)
KID GULLIVER: Forget About Him (Red On Red, Kismet)
THE COUNT BISHOPS: I Need You (Cherry Red, VA: 1977--The Year Punk Broke)

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