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Dana & Carl Present: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio Volume 4
 
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NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL! We’re thrilled once again to be involved with Dana and Carl and to be able to present the latest volume of “This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio”! With that, we’re gonna hand the mic to one of the show’s co-hosts, Carl Cafarelli, who sums it up best! “Me? Badfinger,man. I owe it all to Badfinger. Oh sure, there were others, before and after, but nothing epitomizes the rush of pure pop radio, rock ‘n’ roll radio, more than Badfinger. ‘No Matter What.’ ‘Day After Day.’ ‘Baby Blue.’ And, just as importantly, hearing the DJ on WOLF-AM in Syracuse saying these guys sound like The Beatles! as the latest Badfinger triumph filled the airwaves. With that, I understood the magic of radio. Guess I got what I deserved. Love of radio is what continues to inspire ‘This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio with Dana & Carl’. When Dana came up with thei dea of teaming up for a weekly radio show, the offer was too enticing to resist. Who can resist magic? I remember learning about The Kinks and Chuck Berry on AM radio. AM radio was one of the best parts of making me who I am today. Free-form FM offered even more possibilities. Hey, why not combine the two? Dana and I wanted to do that. On Sunday nights, we try to pay it back. If you were ever a kid, ear pressed to the radio, breathlessly waiting for the DJ to play The Grass Roots or The Hollies, or Bowie, or The Sex Pistols, then do we ever have a show for you. This latest ‘This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio’ compilation continues our dedication to the joy of radio. The joy of radio! Dana coined the phrase years ago, and I can’t sumup our goals any better’n that. We’ve always been buoyed by the support of our listeners, and by our belief in the artists we love. PopCo-Op formed through ‘TIRnRR’, the members originally connecting through our show’s online community, and ‘You Don’t Love Me Anymore’ was one of the first tracks we solicited for this set. Our friend Ray Paul got together with his pal Terry Draper of Klaatu to craft an irresistible new track called ‘I Need Your Love Tonight.’ New friends Circe Link & Christian Nesmith agreed to let us use a track from their limited-edition release ‘The Pop EP’, and our buds in Vegas With Randolph surprised us by joining forces with our other bud Lannie Flowers on a brand-new rockin’ confection called ‘The Weekend’s Coming.’ We somehow hoodwink…er, interested Keith Klingensmith, one of my longest-standing online amigos, into the idea of covering a sublime Gary Frenay song called ‘Make Something Happen.; Gary previously recorded the tune with both Screen Test and The Flashcubes, and it’s just cried out for someone - Marshall Crenshaw! The Monkees! - to cover it to greater notoriety. Pop stalwart P. Hux and new pop fave Irene Peña gave us tracks from their respective catalogs, and Michael Oliver blew us away with a new song that should be playing on every radio station in the country right now. I’ve been a fan of The Rubinoos since my senior year in high school, and their presence on this set thrills me beyond my ability to articulate. Once and future Spongetone Jamie Hoover’s combo Stepford Knives makes its CD debut here, alongside a stunning new remix of a German B-side by New Jersey’s The Grip Weeds. My former Goldmine magazine colleague John Borack is represented with his group Popdudes, performing Torbjorn Petersson’s lovely ‘She Is Funny (In That Way’. Ronnie Dark offered a track from his OOP album ‘Irkville Road’. The Flashcubes, my all-time favorite power pop group, gave us the long-lost4-track recording of their greatest song, ‘No Promise.’ Chris von Sneidern (now a Flamin’ Groovie) provides an incredible tribute to the halcyon days of the Syracuse new scene that forged us, and The Bottle Kids bring a swell unreleased track that was the first thing we wanted for this volume, even before we had any specific plan to do a Volume 4. ‘Your Own World’ by 1.4.5. was TIRnRR’s #1 most-played track in 2016. The Smithereens and Paul Collins’ Beat have been on our wish list for years, as has the unreleased, irresistible ‘Best Of Me’ by The Hit Squad. I first heard The Rulers’ ace tribute song ‘I Want My Ramones Records Back on…MySpace?! Well...! It took us this long to track it down. The Legal Matters’ stunning take on Teenage Fanclub’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ makes its CD debut here, and Maura & the Bright Lights - the Syracuse superstar mash-up of The Kennedys and Screen Test — make their CD debut here, with a song co-written by Maura Kennedy and local legend B. D. Love (who also harmonizes with John Wicks of The Records on this one). And then there’s Lisa Mychols! Brothers and sisters, we adore Lisa Mychols more than mere words could ever convey. The collection concludes with ‘Home On The Radio by Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers, a call to arms for anyone and everyone who has ever believed in the magic and the joy of radio. Do you believe? We do. Something much too good to be untrue. We offer you this set of tunes as illustration and celebration of that belief, that faith in the redemptive power of song, and the communal transcendence of listening to that music together. Welcome home. There is just no place like home. This is what rock ‘n’ roll sounds like on Sunday nights in Syracuse each week.” A portion of the proceeds benefit Spark Syracuse, the community radio home of TIRnRR! GREAT!!

 
Live at the University Of Cadiz
Price: $16.00
Artist: Adam Levy & the Brass Buttons
Description:

HONEYDOGS ALERT!!  Very kool recording of Honeydogs’ frontman Adam Levy terrific, spirited performa ... read more »

Very Uncertain Times
Price: $15.00
Artist: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Description:

The more things change, the more they seem to plummet down the shitter. Fortunately, rock ’n’ roll is alive and well and guaranteed to make us all feel a ... read more »

LAHS
Price: $13.00
Artist: Allah-Las
Description:

Over the last ten years, the Allah-Las have honed their abilities to craft the kind of music that immediately whisks you away to the Laurel Canyon of their na ... read more »

Somewhere To Be
Price: $16.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

“Somewhere To Be” is the second solo album written, performed and recorded by Andrew Taylor (Dropkick/The Boys With The Perpetual Nervous ... read more »

Maker
Price: $12.00
Artist: Andy Bopp
Description:

Brand new release from Andy Bopp!!  We’ll now defer to the eloquent Don Valentine who nails what this record is all about!  “Followers of Andy's solo care ... read more »

"age/occupation"
Price: $8.00
Artist: Ari Shine
Description: Ari Shine creates a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies.read more »

Whistling After Midnight
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ben Vogel
Description: Chicago’s (by way of Austin, TX) Ben Vogel describes his debut record as “guitar-dr ... read more »

In Space (Expanded)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Big Star
Description:

18 years after officially disbanding, original members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens joined forces with The Posies’ Jon Auer and Ken Str ... read more »

2GTRSBSDRMS - Live At The Blackbird Academy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Bill Lloyd and The Tallymen
Description:

A brand new live Bill Lloyd CD that finds him with a smokin’ band that includes Pat Buchanan on guitar!  Bill revisits 10 tracks from his “Set To Pop”, “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants ... read more »

Live Archive Vol. 2: The Black Swan, Sheffield, UK
Price: $15.00
Artist: Brinsley Schwarz
Description:

This show was recorded on September 1, 1974 and captures Brinsley Schwarz playing an intimate pub venue to an enthusiastic audience. read more »

Sometimes I Just Don't Know
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bryan Estepa
Description:

Bryan Estepa’s sixth album came out of serious personal upheaval and sadness, the kind that smacks you around, hard, and makes day to day decisions, let alone major efforts, impossible to focus on ... read more »

From The Dark
Price: $11.00
Artist: Denny Smith
Description:

The Great Affairs’ frontman Denny Smith’s second solo record is a partially pretty stripped-down ... read more »

Something Unreal: The Best Of Ex Norwegian
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

Somehow through the cosmic forces a mystical hiccups it's entirely possible you've been missing out on one of music’s great treasures.  Following a musical lineage of power pop grea ... read more »

Stranger Things Have Happened
Price: $12.00
Artist: Fallon Cush
Description:

The newest from Sydney’s Fallon Cush is an album that rings loud and clear with a seemingly endless supply of melodies that cascade from the speakers in a near-perfect blend of indie rock and alt-country. The album finds the band drawing from a ... read more »

Voices
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jeffrey Foskett
Description:

It’s only appropriate that Jeffrey Foskett’s new release is entitled “This seven-song EP is a follow-up to Kai's celebrated 2019 album N ... read more »

More
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kingdom Of Mustang
Description:

Following up on their 2018 eponymous debut, Kingdom of Mustang is back with “More”. Featuring 17 songs from Mark Roebuck, Tim Ryan, Rusty Speidel and Michael Clarke, the new album is an explo ... read more »

Home
Price: $13.00
Artist: Lannie Flowers
Description:

Lannie Flowers has been a standard bearer for power pop.  Completing the story arc started by “Same Old Story” and continued by “Circles,” ... read more »

Give In To The Night
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Evolving from the first punk rock version of the band known as The B-Sides, and together since 2005, New York based indieread more »

Dromana-Rama
Price: $16.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description:

40 years later to almost the day they released their first single, Little Murders have released their eighth album! And 40 years have not diluted their energy one bit.  As the title suggests the album was i ... read more »

Mapache (Expanded)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Mapache’s self-titled CD was originally released in 2017 on a limited run that sold out instantly and is now available again courtesy of the folks ... read more »

Alone at St. Hugo
Price: $13.00
Artist: Matthew Milia
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Here’s another previously vinyl/download, highly-praised release that just HAD to be available on CD!  Sread more »

Fortune Teller
Price: $14.00
Artist: Night Flowers
Description:

The latest from London’s indie dream poppers Night Flowers will immediately appeal to fans of Gretchen’s Wheel!&nbs ... read more »

Buzz And Fade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Norman
Description:

Norman question the usefulness of memory on this, their fourth studio album (and f ... read more »

Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation Of Power Pop (Book)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Paul Myers and S.W. Lauden
Description:

Here’s a terrific book that takes a more scholarly approach to the music we all love!  Paul Myers is a Canadian writer and musician living in Berkeley, CA ... read more »

The Art of the Empty Room
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Williams
Description:

Philly-born and raised in the area’s music scene in the 70’s/80’s, now living in North Carolina, Rich Williams is a grizzled music who’s finally g ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #98
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #98
Description:

The latest issue contains features on the year 1969, White Noise, Isobel Campbell, T ... read more »

Los Grandes Excritos (1994-2019)
Price: $12.00
Artist: Shplang
Description:

Shplang is an alternapop band offering an eclectic mix of psychedelia, pop and folk with e ... read more »

World Of Sound
Price: $15.00
Artist: Slumberjet
Description:

It’s been a while (9 years), but Dublin-based Slumberjet are finally back with their second album, another rich blend of past and present power pop and rock influences - short sharp catchy and well craf ... read more »

Get Ready To Go!
Price: $17.00
Artist: Squire
Description:

The 14 tracks present on ”Get Ready To Go!” capture the sound of the embryonic Squire.  Recorded in 1977 -78 and remixed earlier this year, (together with a read more »

B-Sides & Other Cuts 2010-18
Price: $15.00
Artist: Theatre Royal
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Hot on the heels of the year’s “Singles 2010-18” release come ... read more »

Singles 2010-18
Price: $15.00
Artist: Theatre Royal
Description:

Medway, UK’s Theatre Royal were formed in 2009, naming themselves after the now demolished Theatre Royal in Chatham, Kent. The band released their debut album ‘from rubble rises…’ in 2010. ... read more »

Loudah
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description:

Who are The Amplifier Heads?  Amplifier Heads are those who hear everything lo ... read more »

#1
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Brothers Steve
Description:

After several starts, stops, and multiple hiccups, the utterly fantastic debut from The Brothers Steve is finally available on CD!read more »

Ramona
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fiction
Description:

It was 1978.  41 years ago Rob Griffiths and Rob Wellington formed a band. The Fiction were one of the first punk bands in Me ... read more »

esprit de floor
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Floor Models
Description:

With a more decidedly twangy, country vibe, “esprit de floor” contains four newly recorded tracks (including a ... read more »

The Golden Age Of Pop
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Hit Parade
Description:

Would be UK pop stars The Hit Parade took fate into their hands early upon formation in 1984, circumventing fame and founding their own imprint JSH records. They operated on their own budgets and sched ... read more »

Unfinished Business
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Irony Board
Description:

Just who are On their latest offering, The Kite Collectors invite you to flick back through a well crafted sepia toned snapshot album of memories, recollections, bygone days of steam trains, picnics, and long journ ... read more »

Shockerwick 135
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Kite Collectors
Description:

Led by Robby Allen (Mild Mannered Janitors), and known for well-crafted songs with a strong lyrical content, The Kite Collectors take their influences from the Mod movement, early psychedelia and ... read more »

Spread The Feeling
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Pernice Brothers
Description:

Joe Pernice recorded a full length Pernice Brothers record a few years back, but ditched it after it was mixed. Scrapping it had everything to do with him not liking the songs. The playing, the recording and mixing were fantasti ... read more »

Electrical Living
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

“Electrical Living" is a phrase Persian Leaps’ main man Drew Forsberg saw on an old appliance brochure at a Minnesot ... read more »

Crybaby Bridge
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Pozers
Description:

The Pozers’ 7th album, “Crybaby Bridge,” may be the closest thing to a concept record we’ve seen from them in their 25 y ... read more »

The S'Cool Girls
Price: $12.00
Artist: The S'Cool Girls
Description:

GLAM ROCK ALERT!  Here’s a great one from 2004 that you might’ve missed!  Hailing from Los Angeles, the S’Cool Girls consisted ... read more »

I can see your house from here
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Scooters
Description:

Released in 2002, the second album from The Scooters took the Wales, UK quintet into new territory - as they musically explore beyond the traditional boundaries of Brit-Rock,read more »

Subcutaneous
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Shimshaws
Description: Todd and Scott McCombs and band’s terrific, catchy’n’fun 2004 debut is is loaded with well-crafted, melodic pop songs that will put a shimmy in your shake. Written and produced by brothers McCombs, the album contains 12 songs filled with lush harmonies, big guitars, a driving beat and hooks galore. Stylistically, The Shims ... read more »

Just Another Regular Summer
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Speedways
Description:

The Speedways have been making UK headlines for the past year.read more »

Mersey Christmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Spongetones
Description: 15 Holiday-flavored tunes! A mix of both the familiar ("It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", "The Christmas Song", "Jingle Bells", "Blue Christmas" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") along with some originals all done 'Tones style! With individual Holiday greetings from each band member a la The Beatles! COOL & GREAT!!!! ... read more »

Singles 1986-1991
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Springfields
Description:

When it comes to indie pop, few names are as respected as Ric Menck and Paul Chastain. Through years of collaboration in groups such as Velvet Crush, Bag O’ Shells, Choo Choo Train and The Big Maybe they just about “were” the e ... read more »

Saratoga
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

The brand new one from Mick Chorba and his merry band might just be their best yet!  The band’s vision – built upon a tripl ... read more »

Everybody's Girl
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Superficials
Description: WOW!  First-rate, no-frills, guitar-fueled pop that's garage-like at times from 2004 with touches of Farfisa – that’s chock full o’ hooks’n’riffs sure to please power poppers and garage rockers everywhere! Imagine a band that combined everything you liked about rock n' roll. Bursting with songs that would be equally a ... read more »

Everybody Knows What You Do
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

Big ups to Don Valentine (I Don’t Hear A Single) for hipping us to these terrific British garage-psychsters!  read more »

Lost and Found
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Touch
Description:

It was a spur of the moment decision by guitarist Son Jack Jr. (AKA ‘Nash’) to look on Discogs to check whether an obscure 1979 album by The Touch was listed, but sure enough there it was. Th ... read more »

The Lost Soundtrack
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description: In 2014, Jeff Shelton was approached by a film production company to wr ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #52
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine
Description:

DUE LATE NOVEMBER – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Legendary rock photographer Chuck Krall (Creem, read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume Two
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: R U ready for Kristmas?? Well the kool kats and fine felines currently on the Kool Kat label roster (along with some of our favorite non-label artists) certainly are on the second installment of our Holiday-themed releases! The record features exclusive contributions by The Pencils (who re-formed to contribute their track ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When was the last time a great pop Holiday record was released? With contributions from both artists currently or soon to be on Kool Kat, this quite possibly could be just what the pop masses ordered! This 11-song Holiday Pop Fest features contributions from Maple Mars, The Smith Brothers, The Goldbergs, Parallax Project, ... read more »

The Kool Kat Kristmas Stocking Stuffer Bundle
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Get both volumes of "A Kool Kat Kristmas" for just $25! ... read more »

Beat Scene '65
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Located in Cambridge, England, The Alley R& ... read more »

Sad About The Times
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Sad About The Times” is a collection of 21 obscure songs from the 1970’s.  There's something distinctly familiar about the songs that comprise
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Located in Cambridge, England, The Alley R&B Club has been bringing the sounds of the 50’s ... read more »

Magic In The Air: The Birth Of Cool Britannia 1966-1970
Price: $48.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

From the original authors behind the groundbreaking, 20 volume “Piccadilly Sunshine” compilations (if you don’t already own the ... read more »

Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country 1968-74 (3CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

At the height of psychedelia and the worldwide Summer of Love, Traffic retreated from the bright lights of the city and the music industry hurly-burly to get their act together in the wilds of rural Berkshire - where, away from ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Fourth Wave
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

As a collection, “The Fourth Wave” goes far beyond offering more of the sublime same. Its literal and spiritual centerpiece is a brand new track from LA's Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs, “Even Now”, written especially for the Giving Tuesday event w ... read more »