Monday, January 9, 2023

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 1163

About a month ago, our intrepid stats man Fritz Van Leaven sent us a list of every track ever played on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. We've played an awful lot of songs over the past 24 years--the pdf of the master song list is 190 pages long--and we intend to keep adding to that list for as long as we can. 

We're also gonna return to old favorites, because you can't build a hit record if you only play it once. But we need both, the new and the old. As we've said many times: Right now is always, always the best time to be a pop music fan; you have every favorite record you've ever loved, plus all of the minty-fresh revelations awaiting your discovery and delight.

More than half of our selections this week are tracks we've never played here before. Not just new songs, but also familiar classics by the Ramones, the Young Rascals, and more, great stuff we just never got around to programming at any point in the first 24 years of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. That's the dynamic that drives this show. 

And that dynamic keeps driving us on. We're here every week, and we have some songs to play for you. Some you know, some you don't know, and all of 'em thriving in the invigorating context of rockin' pop music on the radio. Mix it up. Turn it up. Let 'em play. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on another 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, on the web at, and via the TuneIn Radio and Radio Garden apps as Westcott Radio.

This week's show is available as a podcast.

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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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***And NOW AVAILABLE! This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 5!***
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TIRnRR # 1163: 1/8/2023
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)
THE RAMONES: Pinhead (Rhino, Leave Home)
RANK AND FILE: Amanda Ruth (Rhino, The Slash Years)
THE POINTER SISTERS: He's So Shy (RCA, Greatest Hits)
THE FOUR + 1: Don't Lie To Me (RPM, VA: Excerpts From...Keith West)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Tougher Than The Rest (Columbia, The Essential Bruce Springsteen)
JOSIE COTTON: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Cleopatra, Everything Is Oh Yeah)
CLIFF HILLIS: Good Morning And Goodnight (single)
THE SMITHEREENS: Pretty Little Lies (Tollie, The Lost Album)
FUN BOY THREE: Our Lips Are Sealed (Chrysalis, The Best Of Fun Boy Three)
THE J. GEILS BAND: Just Can't Wait (EMI, Flashback)
DON COVAY: Bip Bop Bip (Razor & Tie, Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay)
KID GULLIVER: Kiss And Tell (single)
THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Tiny Explosions (Roadrunner, Tiny Explosions)
KISS: King Of The Night Time World (Mercury, Destroyer)
DEL SHANNON: From Me To You (Rhino, Greatest Hits)
THE FLASHCUBES: Bad To Me [acoustic demo] (unreleased)
LITTLE RICHARD: I Saw Her Standing There (Warner Brothers, VA: Glass Onion)
JENNY DEE & THE DEELINQUENTS: Getaway (DeeVeeUs, Electric Candyland)
ANN PEEBLES: Part Time Love (Fat Possum, Part Time Love)
ABBA: On And On And On (Polydor, More ABBA Gold)
THE IN CROWD: Things She Says (RPM, VA: Excerpts From...Keith West)
THE RAIDERS: The Boys In The Band (Alala, Collage)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: Cecilia (Columbia, Old Friends)
THE STEVE DEATON THREE: Tall Dark Stranger (n/a, The Steve Deaton Three)
THE STRAY CATS: Rumble In Brighton (BMG, Runaway Boys! The Anthology)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: September (Epic, The Eternal Dance)
THE JAM: That's Entertainment (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
THE SHANG HI LOS: Takes One To Know One (Rum Bar, Aces Eights & Heartbreaks)
EDDIE FLOYD: Things Get Better (Stax, The Very Best Of Eddie Floyd)
AMII STEWART: Knock On Wood [7" edit] (Sanctuary, Knock On Wood: The Anthology)
FRANKIE VALLI: You're Ready Now (EMI, Walk Like A Man: The Songs Of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons)
JUSTINE & THE UNCLEAN: Scorpion Bowl To Go (Red On Red, single)
SUPERTRAMP: The Logical Song (A & M, Breakfast In America)
LOVE: 7 And 7 Is (Rhino, Love Story 1966-1972)
SQUEEZE: Cool For Cats (A & M, The Squeeze Story)
KAI DANZBERG FEATURING DEAR STELLA: Let Him Go (Big Stir, VA: Big Stir Singles: The Seventh Wave)
SAM & DAVE: I Take What I Want (Atlantic, VA: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968)
THE FORTY NINETEENS: Crocodile Tears (Big Stir, VA: Big Stir Singles: The Seventh Wave)
SHAKIN' STEVENS: Marie Marie (Sony, VA: Rock-A-Billy Rock)
THE MIKE BELL CARTEL: (I Can't Live Up To Your) Hallucinations (Kool Kat Musik, The Cartel & I)
THE VAPOUR TRAILS: Why Wonder Why (Futureman, Golden Sunshine)
TAJ MAHAL: E Z Rider (Columbia, Taj Mahal)
THE SMALL FACES: Sha-La-La-La-Lee (Deram, The Anthology 1965-1967)
MIKE BROWNING: Wishes And Kings (n/a, Another Bite At The Apple)
THE KNACK: It's Not Me (Omnivore, Normal As The Next Guy)
THE YOUNG RASCALS: You Better Run (Rhino, Anthology: 1965-1972)
THE AIRPORT 77s: One Good Thing About Summer (Jem, We Realize You Have A Choice)
THE RAMONES: I Wanted Everything (Rhino, Road To Ruin)
ROBERT GORDON & LINK WRAY: Sea Cruise (Raven, Robert Gordon With Link Wray)
THE KNICKERBOCKERS: They Ran For Their Lives (Sundazed, Knickerbockerism!)
THE HAMMERSMITH GORILLAS: You Really Got Me (Soul Jazz, VA: Punk 45: Sick On You!)
THE KINKS: Ring The Bells (Sanctuary, The Kink Kontroversy)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)
THE SEVEN AND SIX: See You Again (Strataplastic, EP # 1)
NORMA TANEGA: Walking My Cat Named Dog (Anthology, I'm The Sky: Studio And Demo Recordings, 1964-1971)
JOEY WILSON: Chances We'll Take (Modern, Going Up)
THE REPLACEMENTS: Fox On The Run (Sire, For Sale)

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