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The Best of Rodney On the ROQ


Download links and information about The Best of Rodney On the ROQ. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Alternative genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:07:57 minutes.

Release date: 1989
Genre: Alternative
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:07:57
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No. Title Length
1. Spoken Word Introduction (Brooke Shields) 0:04
2. This Could Be the Night (Henry Diltz) 3:06
3. I'm a Believer (Nina Hagen) 4:26
4. Bloodstains (Original Version) (Agent Orange) 1:52
5. Amoeba (Original Hit Version, First Released 1980 Rodney On the Roq) (Adolescents) 2:44
6. Wild In the Streets (Original Hit Version, First Released 1980 Rodney On the Roq) (The Circle Jerks) 1:35
7. Pushin' Too Hard (The Klan) 1:18
8. Annette's Got the Hits (Original Hit Version Released 1979 By Red Cross) (Redd Kross) 1:11
9. Modern Machine (Crowd) 1:30
10. You Make Me Feel Cheap Feat. Maria Montoya (Channel 3) 2:04
11. Abolish Government/ Silent Majority (T. S. O. L.) 2:00
12. Dead Heroes (Red Rockers) 3:17
13. Clean Cut American Kid (Original Hit Version, First Released 1982 Rodney On the Roq Vol III) (Ill Repute) 2:15
14. Preppy (JFA) 1:12
15. Urban Struggle (The Vandals) 3:53
16. Are You Ready for the Sex Girls (Original Hit Version, First Released 1981 Rodney On the Roq Vol 2) (Gleaming Spires) 4:05
17. The Kids Are Alright (The Calamities) 2:03
18. Barbie Doll Look (Sky Saxon) 3:24
19. Private World (Dramarama) 3:40
20. Bitchen Summer (Bangles) 2:37
21. Miserlou (Agent Orange) 2:10
22. This City of Vice (39 Steps) 3:29
23. Suicide Child (Nuns) 4:27
24. The Outback (Original Hit Version, First Released 1980 Rodney On the Roq) (Rik L. Rik) 4:58
25. This Is Goodbye (Characters) 4:37



Tastemaker and KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer was pivotal in championing punk during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The Best of Rodney On the ROQ culls the cream of his three compilations that also included power-pop, new wave, rockabilly and paisley underground bands. Brooke Shields introduces the album before a couple of covers kick-start the party with famed rock ‘n’ roll photographer Henry Diltz singing a festive version of Loverboy’s “This Could Be the Night” and Nina Hagen turning The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” into an angular pogo-friendly tune. Skatepunk legends Agent Orange bestow “Bloodstains” in its original 7” recorded version, while Circle Jerks also deliver an original rendition of their anthemic “Wild In the Streets.” Jodie Foster’s Army (J.F.A.) recalls a time when popped polo-collars and embroidered alligators were punished with the punk-rock disdain of “Preppy.” The Seeds’ Sky Saxon similarly rails against female conformity with the synthesizer tinged “Barbie Doll Look.” Redd Kross’ DEVO-esque “Annette’s Got the Hits” and the Vandals’ “Urban Struggle” represent an era when skinny jeans had to be pegged by hand.