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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.

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Hello again from Dana & Carl, your kindly yet irascible hosts at THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO. Sweet, but sassy. While much of the country was getting its kicks with the Panthers and the Broncos, we’re started off by getting our kicks with the Raiders--PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS--and the commenced another tutorial in how to slap together The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet! Listen, our third-down conversion rate is PHENOMENAL. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a super Sunday in Syracuse this week.

THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl streams live every Sunday night from 9 to Midnight, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org

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TIRnRR # 812: 2/7/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Kicks (Sundazed, Midnight Ride)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Columbia, Magic)
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: Gone, Gone, Gone (Warner Brothers, Walk Right Back)
THE BEATLES: All My Loving (Apple, Anthology 1)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: That’s The Way Of The World (Columbia, The Eternal Dance)
JAMES BROWN: Cold Sweat [false start] (Oxford American, VA: Southern Music Issue No. 17)
SANDY GAYE: Watch The Dog Bring That Bone (Oxford American, VA: Southern Music Issue No. 17)
SUZI QUATRO: Tear Me Apart (EMI, The Essential Suzi Quatro)
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: I Only Want To Be With You (Mercury, The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield)
JELLYFISH: Joining A Fan Club (Charisma, Spilt Music)
THE BEATLES: Till There Was You (Apple, Anthology 1)
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: I Only Want To Be With You (Arista, The Definitive Collection)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Volunteers (RCA, The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane)
HELIUM ANGEL: Georgie (Pilot Error, Early Clue To The New Direction)
BIG STAR: September Gurls (Big Beat, VA: Thank You, Friends)
SCOTT McCARL: In Love Without A Girl (Titan!, Play On...)
THE BEATLES: She Loves You (Apple, Anthology 1)
THE SPONGETONES: Are You Gonna, Do You Need To (Love Me) (Black Vinyl, Oh Yeah!)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Come Up The Years (RCA, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off)
TERRY DRAPER: Younger Girl Flower Girl (Magentalane, Searching)
THE BEACH BOYS: I Should Have Known Better (Capitol, Beach Boys Party! Uncovered And Unplugged)
BADFINGER: I’ll Be The One (Apple, No Dice)
THE BEATLES: I Saw Her Standing There (Apple, Anthology 1)
TAMMY & THE LORDS OF MISRULE: Angelina (Her Highness Porcupinus, King Maker)
THE SHOCKING BLUE: Send Me A Postcard (Repertoire, 20 Greatest Hits)
THE MONKEES: Sometime In The Morning (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
DAVID BOWIE: Life On Mars? [2003 Ken Scott mix] (Columbia, Nothing Has Changed)
MARY LOU LORD: Aim Low (Kill Rock Stars, Mary Lou Lord/Sean Na Na)
THE BEATLES: I Want To Hold Your Hand (Apple, Anthology 1)
CHARLIE RICH WITH THE GENE LOWERY CHORUS: Lonely Weekends (Rhino, VA: The Sun Story)
CHUCK BERRY: Liverpool Drive (MCA, St. Louis To Liverpool)
DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH: Hold Tight (Repertoire, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
ABBA: So Long (Polydor, More Greatest Hits)
THE VIEW: Roll Over Beethoven (MOJO, VA: We’re With The Beatles)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: September (Columbia, The Eternal Dance)
SARA LOWES: Hold Me Tight (MOJO, VA: We’re With The Beatles)
THE FLASHCUBES: Baby Blue (Air Mail, A Cellarful Of Boys)
THE KINKS: Better Days (Velvel, Give The People What They Want)
THE GO-GO’S: La La Land (Beyond, God Bless The Go-Go’s)
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Glad All Over (Hollywood, The History Of The Dave Clark Five)
PINK FLOYD: Arnold Layne (Capitol, Echoes)
COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre)
THE PRETENDERS: Cuban Slide (Sire, Pretenders)
ONE LIKE SON: The Day You Walk Away (https://onelikeson.bandcamp.com/, Ugly)
JEFFERSON STARSHIP: Miracles [single version] (RCA, Red Octopus)
THE DONNAS: Living After Midnight (Lookout!, Turn 21)
THE 101’ERS: Keys To Your Heart (MOJO, VA: Pretty Vacant)
THE BOOMTOWN RATS: Looking After No. 1 (Universal, Best Of The Boomtown Rats)
PINK FAIRIES: Do It (MOJO, VA: Pretty Vacant)
THE IDES OF MARCH: Roller Coaster (Sundazed, Ideology)
THE WHO: La-La-La Lies (MCA, My Generation)
THE RAMONES: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Wild Tyme [H] (RCA, After Bathing At Baxter’s)
THE CROSSFIRES: Fiberglass Jungle (Ace, VA; The Birth Of Surf)