Monday, July 8, 2024

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 1241

Big thanks to Bill Kelly, mighty host of the way-fab Bill Kelly's Blackhole Bandstand every Saturday night on SiriusXM's Underground Garage channel. On last week's Blackhole Bandstand, our Bill gave a shout-out to my new book The Greatest Record Ever Made! (Volume 1). I felt like a big shot! Bill's show is always superb, and it shares a lot of rockin' pop inspiration with whatever the hell it is that compels Dana and I to do This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. HuzZAH!

We kind of returned the favor to Bill on our show this week, with a spin of HIS pick for The Greatest Record Ever Made, "Liar, Liar" by the Castaways. (I did, in fact, write a chapter about "Liar, Liar" for the book, but it wound among chapters deferred to a hypothetical GREM! Volume 2. You can nonetheless read that chapter right here, right now.)

And it's no lie: There are a lot of magnificent rockin' pop radio programs out there. Bill Kelly's show is among the best. Here's our own hardly-humble effort for this week. 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, streaming at SPARK stream, and on the Radio Garden app as WESTCOTT RADIO. Recent shows are archived at Westcott Radio

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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Volume 1: download
Volume 2: CD or download
Volume 3: download
Volume 4: CD or download
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Volume 5: CD or download

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TIRnRR # 1241: 7/7/2024
TIRnRR FRESH SPINS! Tracks we think we ain't played before are listed in bold.

THE SHANG HI LOS: Morganatic Panic (Rum Bar, single)
XTC: I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (Cooking Vinyl, Wasp Star [Apple Venus Volume 2])
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: You Better Come Home (Varese Sarabande, Shake It Up, Baby!)
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: Go Now (Capitol, One Hand Clapping)
THE GEORGIA SATELLITES: Open All Night (Elektra, Let It Rock: The Best Of The Georgia Satellites)
R.E.M.: Pretty Persuasion (IRS, Reckoning)
VINYL KINGS: Give It Away (Kool Kat Musik, Big New Life)
GAME THEORY: What The World Wants (Omnivore, 2 Steps From The Middle Ages)
ALLAN KAPLON: Every Single Day (n/a, Notes On A Napkin)
MOON MARTIN: She Made A Fool Of You (Capitol, Escape From Domination)
ELENA ROGERS: Broken Record (Eats Dynamite, Prelude To Whatever)
THE SPONGETONES: Talking Around It (Loaded Goat, Scrambled Eggs)
NICK LOWE AND LOS STRAITJACKETS: Half A Boy And Half A Man (Yep Roc, Live At Haw River Ballroom)
MICKEY AND SYLVIA: Dearest (Rainbow, Presenting Mickey & Sylvia)
NORMA TANEGA: Walkin' My Cat Named Dog (Real Gone Music, Walkin' My Cat Named Dog)
BLAKE JONES AND THE TRIKE SHOP: Mock Stoner Voices (Big Stir, single)
OLD 97'S: Turn Off The TV (ATO, Twelfth)
THE CLASH: London's Burning (Epic, Clash On Broadway)
JOHNNY SANDON AND THE REMO FOUR: Lies (Strawberry, VA: Let's Stomp! Merseybeat And Beyond 1962-1969)
THE BANDWAGON: I Ain't Lyin' (Kent Soul, Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache)
THE BIG THREE: What'd I Say [Live At The Cavern] (Strawberry, VA: Let's Stomp! Merseybeat And Beyond 1962-1969)
BRAD MARINO: Waxboard (Rum Bar, Hot Rod Rampage)
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Light Of Day (Blackheart, Flashback)
THE GRIP WEEDS: Lady Friend (Jem, DiG)
THE MONKEES: Birth Of An Accidental Hipster (Rhino, Good Times!)
THE JAYHAWKS: She Walks In So Many Ways (Rounder, Mockingbird Time)
TERRY ANDERSON AND THE OLYMPIC ASS-KICKIN TEAM: Magnificent (Kool Kat Musik, Got To Be Strong)
LYRES: You Won't Be Sad Anymore (Matador, Lyres Lyres)
THE ROLLING STONES: Happy (Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street)
MAD MONSTER PARTY: No Matter What I Do (n/a, Mad Monster Party)
RACHEL SWEET: Shadows Of The Night (CBS, ...And Then He Kissed Me)
The Greatest Record Ever Made!
THE CASTAWAYS: Liar, Liar (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
THE PRETENDERS: Night In My Veins (Big Beat, VA: Girls Go Power Pop!)
HALEY AND THE CRUSHERS: Alleyways (Kitten Robot, single)
COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: Good Love (Wicked Cool, Talking About Love)
PUFFY AMIYUMI: Love So Pure (Epic, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi)
THE ARMOIRES: Here Comes The Song (Big Stir, single)
SORROWS: Play This Song (On The Radio) (Big Stir, Love Too Late...The Real Album)
sparkle*jets u.k.: This Will Be Our Year (Big Stir, Box Of Letters)
THE WHO: The Kids Are Alright (MCA, My Generation)
THE GO-GO'S: Our Lips Are Sealed (IRS, Beauty And The Beat)
THE CRICKLE: Tell Me That You're Mine (n/a, Have You Heard The Word?)
PYLON: Stop It (New West, Gyrate)
THE REDUCERS: Let's Go (Rev-Ola, Redux)
THE RAMONES: Oh Oh I Love Her So (Rhino, Leave Home)
THE FLASHCUBES: Wouldn't You Like It (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
RASPBERRIES: Go All The Way (RPM, Power Pop Volume One)
JOAN ARMATRADING: Drop The Pilot (A & M, Greatest Hits)
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: Junior's Farm (Capitol, One Hand Clapping)
BRAD MARINO: Shut Down (Rum Bar, Hot Rod Rampage)

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