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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.

Monday, February 15, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 813


Hello again from THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl, the self-hyped Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet. This week’s invigmoratin’ exercise in whatever the hell it is that we do included brand new music from VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH, a trio of tracks from the fab new Sloan tribute album IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT, and the TIRnRR debut of DAVID RAVEN & THE ESCORTS. It DO feel good, don’t it? This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a sub-zero Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 813: 2/14/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre)
CRABBY APPLETON: Go Back (Collectors’ Choice Music, Crabby Appleton)
LUCINDA WILLIAMS: Passionate Kisses (Rough Trade, Passionate Kisses)
THE ZOMBIES: I Love You (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)
THE CUCUMBERS: My Boyfriend (Fake Doom, The Cucumbers)
THE SEEKERS: Georgy Girl (EMI, The Ultimate Collection)
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VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH: Three Red Hooks (vegaswithrandolph.bandcamp.com)
THE BEATLES: Please Please Me (Apple, 1962-1966)
JAMIE HOOVER: Joanne (unreleased)
DAVID BOWIE: Young Americans (Rykodisc, Sound + Vision)
THE VICKSBURGS: Drive Faster (Play-Tone, VA: That Thing You Do! OST)
THE BEATLES: Drive My Car (Apple, 1962-1966)
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KEITH KLINGENSMITH: I Wanna Thank You (futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com, VA: If It Feels Good Do It)
THE TREMELOES: Suddenly You Love Me (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)
MICHAEL NESMITH: Rising In Love (Pacific Arts, ...tropical campfire’s...)
DONOVAN: Colours (Epic, Donovan’s Greatest Hits)
THE KINKS: Prince Of The Punks (Arista, single)
THE NERVES: Walking Out On Love (Alive, One Way Ticket)
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DAVID RAVEN & THE ESCORTS: Dance Dance Dance (Radioactive, Stab In The Dark)
PAUL JONES: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (EMI, VA: Love Power)
THE TEARAWAYS: Nowhere Left To Turn (Pinch Hit, The Ground’s The Limit)
THE SPONGETONES: She Goes Out With Everybody (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
ONE LIKE SON: The Day You Walk Away (onelikeson.bandcamp.com, Ugly)
THE ROMANTICS: What I Like About You (Nemperor, The Romantics)
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THE WELL WISHERS: The Lines You Amend (futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com, VA: If It Feels Good Do It)
WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY: Do You Remember That (Southern Domestic, A Working Museum)
NINO TEMPLE & APRIL STEVENS: I Love How You Love Me (Rhino, VA: Where The Action Is!)
THE MONKEES: Sometime In The Morning (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
BADFINGER: We’re For The Dark (Apple, No Dice)
THE MONKEES: I’m A Believer (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
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THE POPTARTS: Words (PlumTone, Fresh...Out Of The Toaster)
NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind (Yep Roc, Quiet Please...)
THE POPTARTS: Sunday Afternoon (PlumTone, Fresh...Out Of The Toaster)
PEZBAND: Baby It’s Cold Outside (Rhino, VA: Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ‘70s)
THE POPTARTS: Jealousy (PlumTone, Fresh...Out Of The Toaster)
THE CHOIR: It’s Cold Outside (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
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THE POPTARTS: I Won’t Let You Let Me Go (PlumTone, Fresh...Out Of The Toaster)
THE PLIMSOULS: A Million Miles Away (Geffen, Everywhere At Once)
UTOPIA: Take It Home (Rhino, Deface The Music)
TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn’t I Just Tell You (Rhino, Something/Anything?)
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Let Me! (Sundazed, Alias Pink Puzz)
THE BEAT: Rock And Roll Girl (Wagon Wheel, The Beat)
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RONNIE DARK: Sarah (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 3)
JOHN LENNON: Oh Yoko (Apple, Imagine)
THE FOUR TOPS: Reach Out I’ll Be There (Motown, The Ultimate Collection)
RINGO STARR: Photograph (Rhino, Ringo)
THE STEVE DEATON THREE: Tall Dark Stranger (Plow Handle, The Steve Deaton Three)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Jet (Capitol, Band On The Run)
KIRSTIN VON B: Good In Everyone (futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com, VA: If It Feels Good Do It)
GEORGE HARRISON: My Sweet Lord (Apple, All Things Must Pass)
THE RAMONES: Teenage Lobotomy (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
THE BEATLES: Here Comes The Sun (Apple, Abbey Road)
THE SURFARIS: Wipe Out (Ace, VA: The Birth Of Surf)