Monday, February 12, 2024

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 1220

This year, there's an odd symmetry in the fact that Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine's Day. Make up your own comparisons. If new love winds up turning to dust where embers used to be, all you can do is repeat a question asked by the Cocktail Slippers:

Who'll be the last lover standing come St. Valentine's Day?

I...have no idea. But I hope there will be candy. Love is strong. Man, love is a phoenix. And for now, we have some music. I think our hearts can all use an opportunity to dance.

Wanna dance? Awright! We can all be valentines together. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on another Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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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, streaming at SPARK stream, and on the Radio Garden app as WESTCOTT RADIO. Recent shows are archived at Westcott Radio

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TIRnRR # 1220: 2/11/2024
TIRnRR FRESH SPINS! Tracks we think we ain't played before are listed in bold

WONDERBOY: Girl Songs (n/a, Hero Isle)
SWEENEY TODD FEATURING BRYAN GUY ADAMS: Roxy Roller (Cherry Red, VA: All The Young Droogs)
BO DIDDLEY: Ooh Baby (MCA, The Chess Box)
THE SEARCHERS: Almost Saturday Night (Omnivore, Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981)
THE MC5: High School (Rhino, The Big Bang! Best Of The MC5)
THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: White Man, Black Man (Cherry Red, VA: All The Young Droogs)
ON THE RUNWAY: House Is Not A Home (Kool Kat Musik, Tell Yourself It's Pretty)
BIGGLES: Gimme Gimme Some Lovin' (Cherry Red, VA: All The Young Droogs)
LEATHER CATSUIT: Can't Get You Off My Mind (Rum Bar, Leather Catsuit)
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: Godzilla (Epic, Spectres)
MAD MONSTER PARTY: No Matter What I Do (n/a, Mad Monster Party)
RAY RICHARDSON: A Crack In The Sky (unreleased)
THE CYRKLE: Turn-Down Day [21st century version] (Big Stir, single)
THE LONG RYDERS: Walls (Omnivore, Psychedelic Country Soul)
THE SUPREMES: Stop! In The Name Of Love (Motown, DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES: The Ultimate Collection)
TOM PETTY: You Wreck Me (MCA, Wildflowers)
NELSON RIDDLE: Batman Theme (Watchtower, VA: The Music Of DC Comics: Vol. 2)
LEONID AND FRIENDS: 25 Or 6 To 4 (n/a, Chicagovich)
MR. BRUCE GORDON: One Last Dance (Futureman, One Tall Order)
AMOEBA TEEN: Just Not That Into You (Big Stir, Amoeba Teen)
THE SHANGRI-LAS: Right Now And Not Later (Mercury, The Best Of The Shangri-Las)
THE ENGLISH BEAT: Too Nice To Talk To (Shout Factory, Keep The Beat: The Very Best Of The English Beat)
THE GLIMMER STARS: Pictures Of You (Rum Bar, The Rise Of The Glimmer Stars)
THE BEARDS: Make It In America (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Funtown)
THE DRIFTERS: Only In America (Rhino, Drift And Dream)
THE DONNAS: Kids In America (Bulletproof, VA: Nancy Drew OST)
SLADE: Do We Still We Do It (Polydor, Old New Borrowed And Blue)
BRAD MARINO: (She's) Doing Her Thing (Rum Bar, Grin And Bear It)
BEN VAUGHN: Long Black Hair (Enigma, Dressed In Black)
THE COWSILLS: Hair (Rebound, The Best Of The Cowsills)
LOS LOBOS: Don't Worry Baby (Rhino, Just Another Band From East L.A.: A Collection)
THE PRETTY THINGS: Sea About Me (Madfish, Cross Talk)
MARSHALL CRENSHAW: Not For Me (Rhino, The Definitive Pop Collection)
The Greatest Record Ever Made!
THE COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine's Day Massacre)
LES HANDCLAPS: Trop Tard (Handclaps, Sessions: Brooklyn)
TAJ MAHAL: Six Days On The Road (Columbia, The Best Of Taj Mahal)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: I Can't Stand It (Damaged Goods, My First Holly Golightly Album)
DAISY JONES AND THE SIX: Aurora (Atlantic, Aurora)
DAVID BOWIE: (You Will) Set The World On Fire (Columbia, The Next Day)
PERILOUS: Energy (n/a, YEAH!!!)
THE FLASHCUBES: Get The Message (Big Stir, Pop Masters)
JOHN FOGERTY: I Can't Take It No More (Fantasy, Revival)
OSCAR TONEY JR: Ain't That True Love (Westside, Oscar's Winners)
THE LEMON CLOCKS: Brand New Day (JAM, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
PAUL COLLINS: I'm The Only One For You (Jem, Stand Back And Take A Good Look)
TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn't I Just Tell You (Rhino, The Very Best Of Todd Rundgren)
THE BROTHERS STEVE: Songwriter (Big Stir, # 1)
THE TAMS: I've Been Hurt (Acrobat, Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy)
THE RAMONES: Rockaway Beach (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: No Words [underdubbed mix] (Apple, Band On The Run [50th anniversary])
THE MC5: Kick Out The Jams (Time-Life, VA: Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance)

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