Author: Lorenzo Mameli

March 27 Playlist: Sir Elton JohnMarch 27 Playlist: Sir Elton John

Happy 74th Birthday Sir Elton John! A show full of gems from the early years, 1968-1975. Listen here.

  • I’m Gonna Be a Teenage Idol
  • (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
  • Grimsby
  • All The Young Girls Love Alice
  • Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll)
  • Midnight Creeper
  • No Shoestrings on Louise
  • Country Comfort
  • Amoreena
  • Elderberry Wine
  • I’ve Been Loving You
  • Lady, What’s Tomorrow?
  • Holiday Inn
  • Madman Across the Water
  • Rock and Roll Madonna
  • Pinball Wizard
  • You’re So Static
  • Honey Roll
  • Better Off Dead
  • Hercules
  • Skyline Pigeon
  • Pinky
  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

March 23 Playlist: International Women’s MonthMarch 23 Playlist: International Women’s Month

In honor of International Women’s Month, we dedicated an entire show to some of our favorite female rockers! (If you want to get a regular dose of female-fronted bands from around the globe, check out The She Pop Show with my colleague Kitty the DJ – only on MPR!) Listen to the show here!

Our playlist:

  • THE BANGLES Manic Monday
  • THE GO GOs We Got The Beat
  • NO DOUBT Just A Girl
  • THE INTERRUPTERS Bad Guy
  • ROCK GODDESS I Didn’t Know I Loved You
  • (‘Til I Saw You Rock N Roll)
  • THE RUNAWAYS Queens of Noise
  • LITA FORD Kiss Me Deadly
  • PAT BENATAR We Live For Love
  • GARBAGE When I Grow Up
  • BLONDIE Union City Blue
  • BREEDERS Divine Hammer
  • FANNY Charity Ball
  • JANIS JOPLIN Kozmic Blues
  • IKE & TINA TURNER Proud Mary
  • LIZ PHAIR Extraordinary
  • HALESTORM It’s Not You
  • EVANESCENCE Bring Me To Life
  • PATTI SMITH Because The Night
  • THE PRETENDERS Back on the Chain Gang
  • PARAMORE Still In To You
  • B52s Deadbeat Club
  • BISHOP BRIGGS River
  • EMMA & THE IDLES Shot By The River
  • ANN WILSON Immigrant Song
  • LUCINDA WILLIAMS Passionate Kisses
  • VERUCA SALT Seether
  • CONCRETE BLONDE Heal It Up
  • THE PRETTY RECKLESS Death By Rock and Roll

March 13 PlaylistMarch 13 Playlist

I can’t wait to get back to broadcasting from the MPR studios before this wave of ongoing technical plagues escalates in to something biblical. Listen here.

  • KRAM Good Love
  • DEEP PURPLE Woman from Tokyo
  • SHOOTING STAR Are You on My Side
  • KISS Let Me Go Rock and Roll
  • QUEEN Somebody to Love
  • PAUL STANLEY’S SOUL STATION I, Oh I
  • ELTON JOHN Teacher I Need You
  • TESKEY BROTHERS So Caught Up
  • HAWKMEN Soulful Dress
  • THIN LIZZY Whiskey in The Jar
  • POGUES Rainy Night in Soho
  • HOTHOUSE FLOWERS This is It (Your Soul)
  • SCHON & HAMMER Wasting Time
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I’m A Rocker
  • ALABAMA SHAKES Hold On
  • DION Can’t Go Back to Memphis
  • T-BONE BURNETT Palestine, Texas
  • FOGHAT Drivin’ Wheel
  • ALAN MORRISSEY Fresh Kills
  • MICHAEL STANLEY BAND He Can’t Love You
  • THE MOONDOGZ Lonely Girl
  • EMMA & THE IDLES Ride or Die
  • PAJAMA SLAVE DANCERS Fast Cars, Girls in Bikinis
  • UTOPIA Love is The Answer
  • METALLICA Orion

February 27 Playlist: Rockin’ Black History MonthFebruary 27 Playlist: Rockin’ Black History Month

Rockin’ Black History Month with a great assortment of music! Listen here!

  • GARLAND JEFFREYS R.O.C.K.
  • LITTLE RICHARD Rip It Up
  • CHUCK BERRY Almost Grown
  • FATS DOMINO The Big Beat
  • KARLUS TRAPP Crank the Volume
  • JOAN ARMATRADING Drop the Pilot
  • BILLY PRESTON Will it Go Round in Circles
  • SLY & THE FAMILY STONE You Can Make It If You Try
  • FISHBONE Freddie’s Dead
  • BAD BRAINS Sacred Love
  • PHILIP LYNOTT Ode to a Black Man
  • STEVIE WONDER Front Line
  • TERENCE TRENT-D’ARBY This Side of Love
  • BLACK ROSE BURNING When We Dance
  • PRINCE Anna Stesia
  • LEON BRIDGES Better Man
  • NEVILLE BROTHERS Sister Rosa
  • THE VELDT Revolutionary Sister
  • VALERIE JUNE Workin’ Woman Blues
  • ERIC GALES BAND Sign of the Storm
  • JIMI HENDRIX Wait ‘Til Tomorrow
  • GARY CLARK JR. Travis County
  • VINX What’s Come Over Me
  • BLACK PUMAS Colors
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN Let It Be
  • RAY CHARLES Let It Be

February 13 Playlist: Happy Valentine’s DayFebruary 13 Playlist: Happy Valentine’s Day

We know that love means never having to say you’re sorry, but please accept our apology for the microphone problems during the first break of our otherwise glitch-free Valentine’s Day show. Here’s the playlist and the link.

  • THE COCKTAIL SLIPPERS St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • LUCINDA WILLIAMS Passionate Kisses
  • BOB DYLAN Emotionally Yours
  • DIRE STRAITS Romeo and Juliet
  • GARY MOORE & PHILIP LYNOTT Parisienne Walkways
  • ANA FELEO / UB40 Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
  • ELVIS COSTELLO My Funny Valentine
  • GRAHAM PARKER Cupid
  • J. GEILS BAND Love Stinks
  • NAZARETH Love Hurts
  • PREFAB SPROUT We Let the Stars Go
  • FRONTIER THEORY The One That Got Away
  • MADNESS It Must Be Love
  • WINGS My Love
  • HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES If You Don’t Know Me By Now
  • DEPECHE MODE Somebody
  • ERIC CLAPTON Wonderful Tonight
  • PAUL WELLER Close to You
  • CHICAGO Color My World
  • THE SHIRELLES Dedicated to the One I Love
  • TRANSVISION VAMP Bad Valentine
  • BADFINGER Day After Day
  • VAN MORRISON Have I Told You Lately
  • GARLAND JEFFREYS Guts for Love
  • MINK DEVILLE Guardian Angel
  • STEVIE WONDER You are the Sunshine of My Life
  • EURYTHMICS Miracle of Love (Live)

February 5 Playlist: International Clash DayFebruary 5 Playlist: International Clash Day

Our contribution to International Clash Day 2021 is done, but the music keeps going ‘til 11:30 tonight! Tune it in and turn it up! (All songs by THE CLASH unless otherwise noted)

  • Hitsville U.K.
  • Rock the Casbah
  • Train in Vain
  • Rush (BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE)
  • Police on My Back
  • I Fought the Law
  • London Calling
  • Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad
  • Lost in the Supermarket
  • Gates of the West
  • Clash City Rockers
  • Trash City (LATINO ROCKABILLY WAR)
  • Capital Radio
  • Keys to Your Heart (THE 101’ERS)
  • Blue Motorcycle Eyes (HAVANA 3 A.M.)
  • Lover’s Rock
  • Death or Glory
  • Janie Jones
  • Brand New Cadillac
  • Spanish Bombs
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go
  • Wrong ‘Em Boyo
  • Coma Girl (JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS)
  • Clampdown
  • This is Radio Clash
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Know Your Rights
  • 1-2 Crush on You
  • I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.
  • White Riot
  • Bankrobber

February 1 PlaylistFebruary 1 Playlist

Monday nights are always a blast on MPR, thanks to our dedicated listeners who interact with us via our chat room. Among them is Magyc, who requested me to fill the vacant spot in our schedule on her birthday. Even the gremlins (perhaps with an assist from old man winter?) joined the party. The link begins after our intro and opening song and includes an almost four-minute long dose of dead air that begins during Apollo 440. But once the sound comes back during Baha Men, it’s interruption free listening so tune in! Our “magycal” playlist:

  • MODERN ENGLISH I Melt with You
  • THE CARS Magic
  • APOLLO 440 Stop the Rock
  • BAHA MEN Dancing in the Moonlight
  • CARLINHOS BROWN A Namorada
  • HALESTORM Amen
  • CYNDI LAUPER Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  • CORNELIUS BROTHERS AND SISTER ROSE Treat Her Like a Lady
  • JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS Cherry Bomb
  • SEX PISTOLS Anarchy in The U.K.
  • DOUG & THE SLUGS Too Bad for You
  • SOUL ASYLUM Runaway Train
  • BLINK-182 Josie
  • AMERICAN HI-FI I’m a Fool
  • MACHINE GUN KELLY Lonely
  • THE POLICE Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
  • THE DRIFTERS This Magic Moment
  • PILOT Magic
  • HEART Magic Man
  • THE B-52s Planet Claire
  • THE CURE Just Like Heaven
  • DEBORAH HARRY I Want That Man
  • DEF LEPPARD Rock Brigade
  • CRAZY ELEPHANT Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’
  • CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Hey Tonight
  • SANTANA Black Magic Woman

December 5 Playlist: John Lennon TributeDecember 5 Playlist: John Lennon Tribute

We remembered John Lennon 40 years after his tragic death. Listen here!

  • NEW YORK CITY
  • WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT
  • I SAW HER STANDING THERE (Live, with Elton John)
  • I’M STEPPIN’ OUT
  • WATCHING THE WHEELS
  • REVOLUTION
  • POWER TO THE PEOPLE
  • GIMME SOME TRUTH
  • WORKING CLASS HERO
  • BEAUTIFUL BOY
  • (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER
  • INSTANT KARMA
  • I’M LOSING YOU (with Cheap Trick)
  • GROW OLD WITH ME
  • WOMAN
  • #9 DREAM
  • MIND GAMES
  • YER BLUES (with Dirty Mac)
  • THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO
  • NOBODY TOLD ME
  • BLESS YOU
  • JEALOUS GUY
  • STEEL AND GLASS
  • ISOLATION
  • IMAGINE
  • ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

October 10 Playlist: Van Halen TributeOctober 10 Playlist: Van Halen Tribute

Our tribute to a true giant of rock guitar, Eddie Van Halen. Listen to the show here.

  • ERUPTION
  • YOU REALLY GOT ME
  • AIN’T TALKIN’ ‘BOUT LOVE
  • ATOMIC PUNK
  • SOMEBODY GET ME A DOCTOR
  • D.O.A.
  • DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
  • BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
  • TAKE YOUR WHISKEY HOME
  • MEAN STREET
  • UNCHAINED
  • INTRUDER
  • PRETTY WOMAN
  • BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
  • LOVE WALKS IN
  • WHEN IT’S LOVE
  • TOP OF THE WORLD
  • CAN’T STOP LOVIN’ YOU
  • HUMANS BEING
  • BLOOD AND FIRE
  • RIGHT NOW
  • FINISH WHAT YA STARTED
  • 316
  • HAPPY TRAILS

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The Rocker with Lorenzo Mameli is a bi-weekly Rock & Roll show that streams on Maker Park Radio, which is Staten Island’s only internet radio. Tune in at 10 am on Saturday mornings to listen to a wide variety of Rock & Roll music that spans across decades.

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