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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

All About Me (a de facto manifesto, I guess)



In my interactions with people online, I often run into folks whose opinions differ from mine. Duh. Some exchanges are polite and respectful, and some are not. The following is just a list of my opinions.



The Beatles were the greatest rock 'n' roll group that ever existed.

Beatles VI is my all-time favorite album.

"Rain" is The Greatest Record Ever Made.

An infinite number of records can be The Greatest Record Ever Made, as long as they take turns.

"Rain" is The Greatest Record Ever Made.



The Monkees are long overdue for induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

If The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame had to be reduced to honoring one act only, that should be Chuck Berry. If it were three acts only, then it should be Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles. Everyone else is an add-on, but there are so many important add-ons! I advocate a big tent.



The Ramones were a power pop band. Also a punk band, a rock 'n' roll band, and a bubblegum band.

The Beatles, The Ramones, and The Flashcubes really are my favorite groups, with The Monkees and The Kinks right up there with them.




I am a Liberal Democrat. Barack Obama was the greatest U.S. president of my lifetime; I'd have to go back to Dwight Eisenhower for second-greatest. I can't even stand to look at the national disgrace currently in office.

Vote blue, no matter who.



I'm not an atheist, nor really an agnostic. My faith is freelance. I don't know if there is a God. I believe we have an individual responsibility to be excellent to each other.

I still love superhero comic books. My all-time favorite superhero is Batman, followed by the original Captain Marvel. My favorite comics artist is either Nick Cardy or Neal Adams, but there are dozens more that I also love. My favorite comics writer is probably Steve Englehart.


I like Steranko, too.
Christian Bale was my favorite live-action Batman, followed by Michael Keaton and Adam West. Val Kilmer was the worst. Ben Affleck's fine, and I'm even okay with '40s serial Caped Crusaders Lewis Wilson and Robert Lowery in context. George Clooney was a potentially good Batman trapped in an awful Batman movie.



My favorite live-action Superman was George Reeves. Yeah, Christopher Reeve was a perfect Man of Steel, but George Reeves was iconic.

Batman is my current favorite comic book series.




The comic book series I'd most like to see reprinted in a book collection is the 1980s Blackhawk, written by Mark Evanier and primarily drawn by the late Dan Spiegle. I'd also like to see Evanier and Spiegle's Crossfire on my bookshelf. A comprehensive reprint of Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton's E-Man would also be most welcome.



That Thing You Do! is my all-time favorite movie. Other favorites include A Hard Day's Night, It's A Wonderful Life, What's Up, Doc?, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Duck Soup (and a few other Marx Brothers flicks), Head, and many more. For all that, I'm not a film buff. I've never seen any of the Godfather films, nor 2001: A Space Odyssey, nor anything directed by Hitchcock.



My all-time favorite writer is the late Harlan Ellison. For this would-be writer, Ellison was my Beatles.




I love books. I don't like Kindle. I don't have one all-time favorite book. Maybe The Grapes Of Wrath. Maybe The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay. My favorite genre is mystery, and my favorite mystery novelists are Max Allan Collins, Sara Paretsky, and the late Sue Grafton. I love pulp. I accumulate books at a far faster clip than I read them.



My all-time favorite TV series is The Monkees, but the current series The Good Place may yet replace it at my # 1 spot. Overall, Batman and The Monkees had the most pervasive and prevailing effect on me.



My interest in Syracuse University men's basketball is nearly equal to my interest in comic books and rock 'n' roll. I also follow SU football. Let's go, Orange!

My # 1 celebrity crush was Suzi Quatro.




I remain a fanboy at heart. I was thrilled to hear that Michael Chabon purchased a download of our 2017 compilation This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4, and I'm giddy that I'm in contact with so many artists I've admired for years (even if it's only the tenuous contact of Facebook).

I like KISS. I like The Bay City Rollers. I like "Do The Freddie" by Freddie & the Dreamers. I don't believe in guilty pleasures. Dig what you dig. There's no reason to feel guilty about liking something just because others don't share the interest. No one tells me what I should like or dislike. No one.

IN CONCLUSION: CC? Dat's me.



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Monday, October 15, 2018

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 945



This coming Saturday, October 20th, two long-time TIRnRR Fave Raves will be joining forces for a good ol' rock 'n' roll road show in Rochester. The Fave Raves in question are The Grip Weeds and Ray Paul, and the show commences at 8 pm at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. POWER POP! We opened this week's exercise in whatever the hell it is we do with bracin' 'n' invigmoratin' shots of Ray Paul and The Grip Weeds, and set about our work. That work included new music from Vegas With Randolph, my annual rant about The Monkees being snubbed again by the verdammt Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and our usual assortment of irresistible rockin' pop gems from yesterday, today, and the week after next. Turn the music up, hold hands, and dance away whatever sadness crosses our path. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, Sunday nights from 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse on The Spark WSPJ-LP 103.3 and 93.7 FM, and on the web at http://sparksyracuse.org/

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TIRnRR # 945: 10/14/18


THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)

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RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE GRIP WEEDS: Vibrations (Jem, Trip Around The Sun)
THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR: Let Her Dance (Del-Fi, Never To Be Forgotten)
THE STANDELLS: Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
THE PARTIES: Cryin' Shame (Rainbow Quartz, Cryin' Shame EP)
THE CRYAN SHAMES: Sugar And Spice (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
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THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From Head) (Rhino, 50)
MOBY GRAPE: Omaha (Columbia, Vintage)
JULIANNA RAYE: Limbo (Reprise, Something Peculiar)
THE ZOMBIES: I Love You (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)
PRINCE: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
GENE CLARK: So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Sony, VA: Pure...Psychedelic Rock)
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VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH: She's An Intellectual (Caged Giant, Legs & Luggage)
THE NAZZ: Open My Eyes (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
DOUG POWELL: A Prayer For Ray Davies (Mercury, Ballad Of The Tin Men)
BILL LLOYD: This Is Where I Belong (ESD, Set To Pop)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)'
MUDHONEY: Who Will Be The Next In Line (Sub Pop, VA: Give The People What We Want)
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THE KINKS: Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)
THE WHO: I Can't Explain (MCA, My Generation)
DEAN LANDEW: After Work (deanlandew.bandcamp.com)
SANDY DENNY & THE STRAWBS: How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite (Storyville, All Our Own Work)
THE BONGOS: Space Jungle (Razor & Tie, Numbers With Wings/Beat Hotel)
ERLARD & THE CARNIVAL: The Derby Ram (Full Time Hobby, Erland And The Carnival)
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THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Uncle John's Band (Rhino, The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead)
TRAFFIC: Paper Sun (Island, Feelin' Alright)
THE JAYHAWKS: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Columbia, Smile)
T. REX: Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Crimson, The Very Best Of T. Rex)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR: Discovering Japan (Universal, The Very Best Of Graham Parker & the Rumour)
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KISS: Calling Dr. Love (Mercury, The Very Best Of KISS)
THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen (Virgin, Kiss This)
FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS: Do The Freddie (EMI, The Best Of Freddie & the Dreamers)
THE SHOCKING BLUE: Get It On (Repertoire, Singles A's And B's)
SCOUT: Any Way You Want It (ModMusic, All I Want Is You)
DAVE EDMUNDS: Me And The Boys (Sony, Here Comes The Weekend)
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THE BARBARIANS: Take It Or Leave It (Sundazed, Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl)
THE MUSIC EXPLOSION: Little Bit O' Soul (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
STIV BATORS: It's Cold Outside (Bomp!, L. A. Confidential)
THE 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: You're Gonna Miss Me (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
THE AVENGERS: We Are The One (Superior Viaduct, Avengers)
THE CASTAWAYS: Liar, Liar (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
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RONNIE DARK: Never My Love (unreleased)
THE MONKEES: Sometime In The Morning (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
CHRIS PAINE & THE LETTERTRAIN: Might Have Found Me (www.chrispainemusic.com, Indiscriminate Chatter)
THE UNDERTONES: Get Over You (Rykodisc, Undertones)
PAUL COLLINS: Kind Of Girl (Alive, Out Of My Head)
THE RECORDS: Teenarama (Skyclad, Paying For The Summer Of Love)
HOLLY & THE ITALIANS: Youth Coup (Wounded Bird, The Right To VBe Italian)
THE BANGLES: The Real World (Omnivore, Ladies And Gentlemen...The Bangles!)
THE BEATLES: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Capitol, Something New)
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Dum-Dee-Dee-Dum (Epic, Having A Wild Weekend)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tonight On THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO



I AM SISYPHUS! Yeah, doesn't have quite the same resonance as "I am Spartacus." Nonetheless, we keep right on rolling that rock up the hill. Some call us stubborn. We call us determined. And loud! Roll with us Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse, NY at Spark! WSPJ-LP 103.3 and 93.7 FM, and on the web at http://sparksyracuse.org/ Sure, we'll crash--but we'll crash GLORIOUSLY!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

THE EVERLASTING FIRST: Quick Takes For R [comics edition]

Continuing a look back at my first exposure to a number of rock 'n' roll acts and superheroes (or other denizens of print or periodical publication), some of which were passing fancies, and some of which I went on to kinda like. They say you never forget your first time; that may be true, but it's the subsequent visits--the second time, the fourth time, the twentieth time, the hundredth time--that define our relationships with the things we cherish. Ultimately, the first meeting is less important than what comes after that. But every love story still needs to begin with that first kiss.





THE RAY



The Ray was one of the many 1940s properties that DC Comics acquired from former rival Quality Comics. Plastic Man and Blackhawk (plus the titles G.I. Combat and Heart Throbs) were the highest-profile among these acquisitions, but the list also included Phantom Lady, Kid Eternity, Doll Man, Quicksilver (later called Max Mercury to avoid confusion with the Quicksilver over at Marvel Comics), Uncle Sam, The Human BombThe Black Condor, and The Ray. I knew Plas and Blackhawk in the '60s, and discovered most of the others via reprints in DC's 100-Page Super Spectaculars in the early '70s. The 100-page Superman # 252, published in early '72, introduced me to both The Ray and The Black Condor. Both characters returned in a new two-part adventure in the summer of '72, appearing alongside Phantom Lady, Doll Man, Uncle Sam, and The Human Bomb in that year's Justice League-Justice Society team-up in Justice League Of America # 107-108. I also read about the lot of 'em in Steranko's History Of The Comics. These erstwhile Quality heroes were later named The Freedom Fighters, and have appeared in various incarnations since then.




RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL



It's no secret that I've been in love with Rima since I was 14 years old. Don't judge. I've never read W. H. Hudson's 1904 novel Green Mansions, the book that introduced this jungle girl called Rima, but I certainly bought DC's way-subsequent Rima The Jungle Girl comic book series 70 years later, commencing with the debut issue in 1974. I stayed with the title for at least a little while, though I don't remember whether or not I stuck around for all seven issues. Nestor Redondo's Rima artwork was stunningly beautiful.
THE ROCKETEER


Ya wanna talk about good comics? Writer-artist Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer fills that bill. The Rocketeer had action, thrills, humor, pizzazz, style, sex appeal, and simply gorgeous artwork, all set within a 1930s pulp and movie serial milieu. It was among the very best comics series introduced in the '80s. And it was the first place I ever heard about pinup model Bettie Page, the inspiration for Cliff (The Rocketeer) Secord's girl Betty. At the time of the first Rocketeer adventure's publication in 1982, the real Bettie Page was an obscure, all but forgotten figure; now, she's regarded as one of the preeminent sex symbols of the 20th century. I first read The Rocketeer when it was a backup feature in the Pacific Comics title Starslayer; the strip debuted in Starslayer # 2, though I may have seen the second appearance in Starslayer # 3 before I read the introductory chapter--can't remember for sure. And I suspect I saw both of those after the fact, purchased from the budget-bin bounty at Buffalo's Queen City Bookstore. I probably read about The Rocketeer somewhere in the comics press--Amazing Heroes, The Comics Journal, or Comics Feature--prior to actually reading about Cliff, Betty, and Peevy. Either way, I followed The Rocketeer's subsequent appearances in Pacific Presents, and was duly hooked. The 1991 Disney film version was pretty good, too.



ROGER RAMJET


Roger Ramjet, he's our man. The hero of the nation! The Roger Ramjet cartoons don't seem to enjoy quite the level of appreciation folks have for, say, Rocky And Bullwinkle and George Of The Jungle, but they were nearly as witty and subversive as those recognized cartoon icons. Google tells us that the show debuted in 1965, but I don't think I saw it until '66, when the success of the Batman TV series led to a sudden boom in the popularity of caped crusader capers. I'm pretty sure I watched Roger Ramjet on Syracuse Channel 5's afternoon kids program Jet Set, a show which also aired the (barely) animated Marvel Super Heroes cartoons. I owe myself the pleasure of reacquainting myself with Ramjet, his juvenile partners The American Eagle Squadron (Yank, Doodle, Dan, and Dee), and General G. I. Brassbottom. Listen, at my age, I could use a Proton Energy Pill to give me the strength of twenty atom bombs, even if it's only for twenty seconds.



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Friday, October 12, 2018

My Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Ballot



Yes, yes, I know. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is a joke, an abomination, an embarrassment, and, I betcha, a robocaller and a spit-talker. No need to point any of that out to me, thanks. And The Monkees have still never been nominated for induction, and I don't think anyone else should get in before The Monkees. You disagree? Get your own blog.



But rock 'n' roll should honor its own. This is the ballot we have this year:

The Cure
Def Leppard
Devo
Janet Jackson
Kraftwerk
LL Cool J
The MC5
Stevie Nicks
John Prine
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Roxy Music
Rufus/Chaka Khan
Todd Rundgren
The Zombies

Mere ruffian fans like me can vote for five of these acts in the fan vote. I may only cast my fan vote for The Zombies (to maximize the effect of my vote on their behalf). If I were to pick five, my five would be:

Devo
The MC5
Roxy Music
Todd Rundgren
The Zombies



Who I wish could be my five:

The Monkees
The Monkees
The Monkees
The Monkees
The Monkees



If I were in charge of this year's nominees, the 15 acts nominated would be:

Arthur Alexander
Badfinger
The Go-Go's
The MC5
The Monkees
The New York Dolls
Paul Revere & the Raiders
Todd Rundgren
The Searchers
The Spinners
T. Rex
Larry Williams
Link Wray
Warren Zevon
The Zombies

And I would cast a fan vote for:

The Monkees



If compelled to turn in a complete ballot, I would vote for:

Arthur Alexander
Badfinger
The Monkees
Link Wray
The Zombies

Given my druthers, all of my 15 would be inducted, and all of my real-world fan vote this year, too. And so would Big Star, Lesley Gore, Harry Nilsson, The Collins Kids, Nick Lowe, and many more. But starting with The Monkees. I'm a believer.




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Thursday, October 11, 2018

100-Page FAKES! presents: DC SPECIAL # 14 [Wanted, The World's Most Dangerous Villains]

100-Page FAKES! imagines mid-1970s DC 100-Page Super Spectaculars that never were...but should have been!



Okay. If our assembled gang of DC Comics fans will forgive me for channeling a guy who worked for the competition: Face front, true believers! This one's got it all!

A previous edition of 100-Page FAKES! presented an expanded edition of 1972's Wanted, The World's Most Dangerous Villains # 4. Today, we go back a little further: DC Special # 14 (September-October 1971), which was the second of two DC Specials that introduced the Wanted theme. What Wanted theme? Yeah, it was just an excuse to reprint a bunch of stories of superheroes battling super-villains. I had no problem whatsoever with that idea.

DC Special # 14 was the next-to-last issue in the title's original 1968 to 1971 run; it returned in 1975, and we've already done a 100-page FAKE! of that "Super-Heroes Battle Super-Gorillas" spotlight. (The original run ended with an all-Plastic Man issue that was just sublime.) Those final issues in '71 overlapped with the dawn of the 100-Page Super Spectaculars, so why not take this opportunity to make DC Special, y'know...spectacular?

To the original DC Special # 14 line-up of Superman versus The Toyman, The Flash versus Captain Cold and Heat Wave, and Batman and Robin versus The Penguin, we've added adventures starring Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Aquaman and The Atom, Doll Man, and The Star-Spangled Kid and Merry, Girl Of 1000 Gimmicks:

Superman vs The Toyman in "The Toyman's Castle!," Superman # 47 (July-August 1947)
Wonder Woman vs Dr. Poison (untitled), Sensation Comics # 2 (February 1942)
The Flash vs Captain Cold and Heat Wave in "The Heat Is On...For Captain Cold," The Flash # 140 (November 1963)
Plastic Man vs "United Crooks Of America," Police Comics # 7 (February 1942)
Aquaman and The Atom vs "Galg The Destroyer!," The Brave And The Bold # 73 (August-September 1967)
Doll Man vs The Flame (untitled), Doll Man # 28 (May 1950)
The Star-Spangled Kid and Merry, Girl Of 1000 Gimmicks vs The Rope in "The Adventures Of The Rope!," Star Spangled Comics # 83 (August 1948) Batman and Robin vs The Penguin in "The Bird Sayings Crimes!," World's Finest Comics # 55 (December 1951-January 1952)

Although the Boppinverse plays fast 'n' loose with real-world chronology, I resisted the temptation to include any stories starring the original Captain Marvel, a character DC wouldn't acquire for another year or so. Don't worry--we'll see Cap and the rest of The Marvel Family soon enough. All characters are copyright DC Comics Inc. The Plastic Man and Doll Man stories are public domain, while the rest can only be shown here in representative pages. I do share the whole 96-page shebang with my paid patrons.  Listen: we all know that DC is special. Let's put that in the title, and let's make it spectacular, too.


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