Rodney on the ROQ final Playlist

I’ve never posted someone else’s playlist before but i will do so of Rodney on the ROQ’s final one. I remember getting tapes of Rodney’s shows from friends in LA and of course buying his compilations. He was the first to play so many bands that have had huge impact on my life, and even was the first to play Dramarama’s “Anything Anything” which became the title and theme song to my own radio show. I was asked once in an interview about my show early on and how best to describe it by more than just saying it’s Free Form and the title says it all, and i said this:

“there’s a four way intersection, one corner is Vin Scelsa’s Idiot’s Delight, where you can find a mix of cultural awareness and disregard for any genre formulas, on another corner is Rodney on The Roq, where you can find what’s next and what’s cool before you hear it anywhere else, the other corner is Dr Demento, where novelty, parody and silliness hangs out, and the final corner is Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where pop culture is celebrated past and present, and somewhere down an alley off a little side street past those four corners is a combination of them all, and that’s Anything Anything”


Modern Folk Quartet: “This could be the Night”
Tiger’s Jaw: “Follows”
The Wooly Bandits: “Hard To Forget You”
The Fontaines: “Mercury”
Lola Blanc “Real Boy”
Honeychain: “Going Through Your Purse”
The Dollyrots: “Dance Like a Maniac”
The Pandoras: “I Wan’t My Cave Man”
Van Halen: “Runnin’ With the Devil”
The Suburbs: “Hey Muse!”
Single By Sunday: “It is What it is”
The Vaccines: “Teenage Icon”
The Ramones: “Blitzkrieg Bop”
Black Flag: “TV Party”
Blondie: “My Monster”
Beck Black featuring Tony Valentino: “You’re Never Gonna Stop Me”
Skating Polly: “Louder in Outer Space”
Sløtface: “Magazine”
The Jesus and Mary Chain: “Just Like Honey”
The Bangles: “Getting Out of Hand”
Dog Party: “Round ‘N’ Round”
The Go-Go’s: “The Whole World Lost Its Head”
The Regrettes: “Lacy Loo”
Siouxsie and the Banshees: “Hong Kong Garden”
The Regrettes: “Teenager in Love” (Dion and the Belmonts cover)
The Tearaways: “Name That Tune”
The Jesus & Mary Chain: “Surfin’ USA” (Beach Boys cover)
Travis: “Coming Around”
The Moon Kids: “Something Spectacular”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: “Bad Reputation”
The Röxy Suicide “Radio Lies”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: “Sloop John B” (Beach Boys cover)
Fire in the Radio: “New Air”
Reverend Horton Heat: “Let Me Teach You How to Eat”
The Routes: “No Permanence”
Elvis Costello: “Watching the Detectives”
Here Kitty Kitty: “Lift Off”
Satellite Sky: “Who Do You Love?”
The Postmarks: “7-11” (Ramones cover)
Silvia Black: “I Wanna Be Sedated” (Ramones cover)
The Atomics: “Voulez Vous”
Ninet: “Superstar”
The Donnas: “School’s Out” (Alice Cooper cover)
The Atomics: “Live For Today” (The Grass Roots cover)
Artbreak: “Will to Survive”
Roxy Music: “Virginia Plain”
St. Tropez: “I Wanna Live in St. Tropez”
Cotton Mather: “Girl with the Blue Guitar”
The Jigsaw Seen: “The Best is Yet To Come” (Frank Sinatra cover)
Al Jardine: “P.T. Cruiser”
All We Are “Human”
Death Valley Girls: “Love Spell”
Fuzzy: “Girl Don’t Tell Me” (Beach Boys cover)
The Fontaines: “Mercury”
The Monkees: “Porpoise Song”

1 comment
  • isthisrob

    This is pretty great.

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