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Dana & Carl Present: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio Volume 4
 
Dana & Carl Present: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio Volume 4 Quantity in Basket: None
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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!!

 
Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to fully realize a dream come true when we’re able to work with artists/bands that are some of our all-time faves!  Several years ago, it was ... read more »

Under The Tidal Wave
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blaine Campbell
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE! (comes with digital download code)  On his third full-length effort, Blaine Campbell and his band, The California Sound, take you away to discover what goes on “Under the Tidal Wave ... read more »

Backwards Compatible
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

With 2017’s “Limitations Of Source Tape”, Chris laid to rest any notion that his power pop leanings had taken a backseat to any of his other very music musical proclivities.  The record garner ... read more »

Collector
Price: $14.00
Artist: Disq
Description:

Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences.  The record’s title, “ ... read more »

Rebuilding Permit
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

AVAILABLE APRIL 3 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Seven years since the Chicagoland singer-song ... read more »

Fixers and Elixirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: Frederick Julius
Description:

Frederick Julius is an underground, lo-fi pop music that conjures the vital sound of early Beach Boys records with read more »

God Is A Bully
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gershwin Brothers
Description:

The duo of Dave Foster and Lane Steinberg (aka Sol and Al Gershwin) are joined by a local NYC musical crew (Mike Fornatale, Charles Roth, T ... read more »

Mammals
Price: $15.00
Artist: Hanemoon
Description:

Hanemoon is the solo project of Hans Forster who is/was the front man with other great acts such as read more »

Kingdom Of Sleep
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jonny Polonsky
Description:

This is Jonny's sixth full length release.  With also finger cymbals, gongs, bass clarinets, piccolos, harmonica, bass fiddles, and a children’s choir, this record features guest vocals by Cedric Bixle ... read more »

Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Price: $9.00
Artist: Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Description: Since 1990, Ken Fox has been laying down his bass chops, writing, recording and touring the ... read more »

Whatever It Takes
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Vincent
Description:

2020 sees Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

Never Not Together
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nada Surf
Description:

On their ninth album, Nada Surf continue pursuing their humanistic vision of the world through hooky, catchy rock songs with sharply drawn, yet tenderly felt lyrics. & ... read more »

Bloodshot Red
Price: $12.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

The debut release from four guys (including Lenny Grassa, formerly of The Leonards) from Detroit who are doing their part to keep a no frills, bar band brand of rock ‘n roll alive.  read more »

We Have The Technology
Price: $10.00
Artist: Protest Kids
Description:

John Brownell, the songwriter and lead vocalist for the Missoula rock band Protest Kids, writes the kind of hooks that people will sing along to at a gig.read more »

35 Years On
Price: $12.00
Artist: Quincy
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  A sonic blast of '77 era Vibrators-Undertones-Motors & Ramones with the sound, look, and ... read more »

Collection 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Red Skylark
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Columbus, OH musicia ... read more »

Rookie
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rookie
Description:

Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock 'n' roll that's more at home next to their parents' battered LPs than on their friends' streaming playlists. < ... read more »

Anybody Out There?
Price: $12.00
Artist: Sadler Vaden
Description: read more »

Record and Pause + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Seth Timbs
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE APRIL 10 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #102
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #102
Description:

The fabulous Beau Brummels are this issue’s cover stars.  Other features include:  read more »

Elektrafied: The Elektra Years 1979-1982
Price: $30.00
Artist: Shoes
Description:

RELEASED ON APRIL 3!!  ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

A Gentlemen's Guide...to sophisticated savagery.
Price: $11.00
Artist: SMASH Fashion
Description:

On their 2006 debut, SMASH Fashon made it clear that their world is one of vol ... read more »

Heavy Rainbow
Price: $11.00
Artist: Soft Targets
Description:

Still sounding as fresh today, Soft Targets'WAREHOUSE FIND!!  This Top 200 Al ... read more »

Can't trust the rain + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Niall Toner Jr. began playing in a post-rockabilly/ garage rock band in ... read more »

The Birthday Party (Expanded) (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Idle Race
Description:

JEFF LYNNE ALERT!!  Having emerged from the ashes of beat boom hopefuls Mike Sheridan and The Night Riders, by late 1966 Birmingham band The Idle Race were ... read more »

Blackie Ford's Revenge
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Revelators
Description:

Born and raised in the wilds of Minnesota, growing up half Irish and half Slav in the land of 10,000 Scandinavians turned young Kevin Bowe into your typical outcast songwriter ... read more »

GOOD/GRIEF
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Roseline
Description:

The Roseline is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter Colin Halliburton and a myriad of collaborators.  Five albums in ... read more »

Backwards In Reverse
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tor Guides
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!  NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!   read more »

Music For Sale
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

Tommy Sistak has been performing in rock bands since the age of 12, sharing the stage with such international acts as Davy Jones of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Eric Burdon and The ... read more »

On
Price: $10.00
Artist: Travel Lanes
Description:

Travel Lanes are a band with a past. They hail from Philadelphia with only one wish......your time......and maybe a few bucks so they can record a few more tunes.  Since his days leading the local bands Fli ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Description:

DUE EARLY APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  WOW!!  A very, very kool 2CD tribute to to one of Britain’s best creative ‘n quirky pop purveyors!  The impressive lineup of artists appearing here are Pete Donnelly ... read more »

While You Still Can + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Vinny Peculiar
Description:

A tip of the cap goes out to Edward Rogers who has hipped us to Vinny Peculiar (and, interestingly, upon listening, there are definite musical similarities between Ed and Vinny).read more »