Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?

Album: End of the Century (1980)
Charted: 54
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  • (This is Rock 'n' roll radio, come on, let's rock 'n' roll with the Ramones)

    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go

    Do you remember Hullabaloo
    Upbeat, Shindig and Ed Sullivan, too?
    Do you remember rock 'n' roll radio?
    Do you remember rock 'n' roll radio?

    Do you remember Murray the K
    Alan Freed, and High Energy?
    It's the end, the end of the seventies
    It's the end, the end of the century

    Do you remember lying in bed
    With the covers pulled up over your head
    Radio playin' so no one can see?
    We need change, and we need it fast
    Before rock's just part of the past
    'Cause lately, it all sounds the same to me
    Whoah-whoah, oh

    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go

    Will you remember Jerry Lee
    John Lennon, T. Rex and old Moulty?
    It's the end, the end of the seventies
    It's the end, the end of the century

    Do you remember lying in bed
    With the covers pulled up over your head
    Radio playin' so no one can see?
    We need change, and we need it fast
    Before Rock's just part of the past
    'Cause lately, it all sounds the same to me
    Whoah-whoah, oh

    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go
    Rock'n, rock 'n' roll radio, let's go

    (This is rock 'N' roll radio, stay tuned for more rock 'n' roll) Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 5

  • Ron from Illinois UsaRe: The spoken-word parts of this song - 1. there are different 'edits' of this song that get played on various channels, but there are both an intro and an outro section with voiceovers representing a disk jockey on the airwaves (both are noted in the lyrics section in parentheses). 2. I want to add to the above 'Songfact' about that voiceover, this is the work of Sean Donahue nee Coman, a.k.a. 'Rusty Brainpan' (his commonly used air name). Yes he was in the radio business from a young age in many different stations around the U.S. and ending up in Montana, where he did perish in a single-vehicle crash in July 2000. 3. The name Donahue is significant here, in that Sean Coman was the son of Tom 'Big Daddy' Donahue who is generally credited with creating the FM radio album-oriented format in San Francisco in the late 1960s. Tom Donahue passed away in 1975. So, lots of significance here.
  • Zero from The Abyss, NjI pretty much stopped listening to the radio altogether when the powers that be turned my favorite rock station into a top-forty station. I guess we needed yet another station to play the same ten songs over and over again because the other 5 stations already doing that weren't enough.
  • Don from Lincoln, NeRadio used to be great. Now it sucks thanks to companies like Clear Channel and Three Eagles who only care about sales and not what's on the air. The same songs and same artists over and over again. Plus the DJ you hear probably isn't live. Most stations are "voice tracked"- an announcer per-recorded their bits hours earlier.
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumA very good Spector-album;you listen to any song Phil Spector produced and you hear it sounds Spector.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandWho performed the spoken-word parts of this song?
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