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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 22, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 814

One thing you can always count on with THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl: we’re not exactly humble. We are, in fact, pretty damned full of ourselves. But here’s the thing: LOOK AT THESE PLAYLISTS! Jeez, can ya BLAME us for struttin’ with a spring in our misshapen steps? And this week’s show was even gooder’n usual, with new music from EYTAN MIRSKY, new music from MAXI DUNN, a razzafrazzin’ INCREDIBLE new archival EP from the legendary PEZBAND, and all of the other irresistibles detailed below. Humility has no place here. This is what rock ‘n’ roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 814: 2/21/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
EYTAN MIRSKY: Funny Money (n/a, Funny Money)
THE BEATLES: I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party (Capitol, Beatles ’65)
AEROSMITH: Sick As A Dog (Columbia, Rocks)
THE 101’ERS: Keys To Your Heart (MOJO, VA: Pretty Vacant)
THE COASTERS: Charlie Brown (Warner Music, Yakety Yak)
THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Castle, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Rubinoos)
MAXI DUNN: Full Circle (maxidunn.info, Operation Bubble)
THE FOUNDATIONS: Baby, Now That I’ve Found You (Castle, The Very Best Of The Foundations)
TERRY DRAPER: Younger Girl Flower Girl (Magentalane, Searching)
SERENA: I’ll Blow You A Kiss In The Wind (from the BEWITCHED TV series)
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Washington’s Birthday (7T’s, Elevator)
SAMANTHA: The Iffin’ Song (from the BEWITCHED TV series)
PEZBAND: Waiting In Line (Frodis, Women & Politics)
SUGAR: If I Can’t Change Your Mind [solo mix] (Rykodisc, Besides)
DONOVAN: Catch The Wind (Epic, Donovan’s Greatest Hits)
PETER & GORDON: A World Without Love (EMI, The Ultimate Peter & Gordon)
THE WONDERS: That Thing You Do! (Play-Tone, VA: That Thing You Do! OST)
THE BEACH BOYS: I Get Around (Capitol, Good Vibrations)
VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH: Three Red Hooks (vegaswithrandolph.bandcamp.com, single)
OUTKAST: Hey Ya! (Arista, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below)
SWEET: Ballroom Blitz (Capitol, The Best Of Sweet)
HOLE: Heaven Tonight (Geffen, Celebrity Skin)
THE COWSILLS: Cross That Line (Robin, Global)
ANY TROUBLE: Playing Bogart (Stiff, Where Are All The Nice Girls?)
FIREKING: The Other Man (futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com, VA: If It Feels Good Do It)
WILSON PICKETT: Sugar Sugar (Rhino, A Man And A Half)
THE POSIES: Suddenly Mary (DGC, Dear 23)
AL GREEN: I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Right Stuff, Green Is Blues)
RINGO STARR: Weight Of The World (Private Music, Time Takes Time)
JOEY RAMONE & GENERAL JOHNSON: Rockaway Beach (Rhino, VA: Godchildren Of Soul)
FOOLS FACE: American Guilt (Talk, Tell America)
ROBERT GORDON: Someday, Someway (Razor & Tie, Red Hot 1977-1981)
THE MONKEES: The Girl I Knew Somewhere (Rhino, Music Box)
THE BEVIS FROND: He’d Be A Diamond (Rubric, New River Head)
EYTAN MIRSKY: I Saw Something In You (n/a, Funny Money)
TODD RUNDGREN: I Saw The Light (Rhino, Something/Anything?)
1.4.5.: She Couldn’t Say No (Northside, 3 Chords & A Cloud Of Dust)
THE SINGLES: He Can Go, You Can’t Stay (Rainbow Quartz, Better Than Before)
THE CATHOLIC GIRLS: Someone New (Renaissance, Catholic Girls)
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby (Rhino Handmade, Stop, Look & Listen!)
THE SAINTS: (I’m) Stranded (Amsterdamned, (I’m) Stranded
THE OUTLETS: Knock Me Down (n/a, Rock 1980)
PEZBAND: Fab Girlfriends (Frodis, Women & Politics)
GREG YETI & THE BEST LIGHTS: My Narcoleptic Sara (Eskimo Kiss, Heart Palpitations Of The Rich And Famous)
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: I Can’t Hide (Rhino, At Full Speed)
THE KINKS: I’ll Remember (Essential, Face To Face)
THE KINKS: Animal Farm (Universal, The Village Green Preservation Society)
THE JAM: David Watts (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
THE FLASHCUBES: On The Run (Northside, A Cellarful Of Boys)
THE LEAVES: Too Many People (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)
THE PRETENDERS: Talk Of The Town (Sire, The Singles)
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: A Taste Of Honey (Shout Factory, Whipped Cream & Other Delights)