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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 29, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 815

Presenting: another star-studded edition of The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin’ Planet, THIS IS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl. Patrons are responsible for their own popcorn. While I confess I’m not much for the Oscars to begin with, Oscar Night did give us a good excuse to include a bunch of great rockin’ pop music from the movies within this week’s irresistible TIRnRR mix. We also wished very Happy Birthdays to STEVE STOECKEL of The Spongetones, ANTHONY KACZINSKI of Fireking, and JOHN WICKS of The Records, all within our heady little mutant radio format.
We also shilled on behalf of Syracuse’s own phenomenal power pop trio, SCREEN TEST! Screen Test will be playing a very rare live show this Saturday, March 5th, at Vendetti’s Soft Rock on Teall Avenue in Syracuse. You’re a pop fan? You’re in beautiful Central New York the first weekend in March? You’re at Vendetti’s Soft Rock on Saturday for Screen Test. You’re welcome.
(Wanna learn more about SCREEN TEST? Man, have we got a blog for you: http://carlcafarelli.blogspot.com/2...)
And 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 streams live every Sunday night from 9 t0 Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org, and coming soon to your FM dial at the brand-new SPARK SYRACUSE (www.sparksyracuse.org)
TIRnRR # 815: 2/28/16
[Bracketed notation following film songs on this week’s playlist indicate what film contained the song.]
THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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SCREEN TEST: A Hard Day’s Night [live] (unreleased)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Columbia, Magic)
THE SPONGETONES: (My Girl) Maryanne (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
THE UNDERTONES: Thrill Me (Sanctuary, Get What You Need)
HARRY NILSSON: Daybreak (RCA, The Essential Nilsson) [Son Of Dracula]
AMBROSIA: Magical Mystery Tour (Legends Of Rock, VA: All This And World War II OST) [All This And World War II]
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THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: New Beginnings (n/a, Burning Rubber OST) [Burning Rubber]
JULIANA HATFIELD & TANYA DONNELY: Josie And The Pussycats (MCA, VA: Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits)
PRINCE: When Doves Cry (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides) [Purple Rain]
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: 3 Small Words (Play-Tone, VA: Josie & The Pussycats OST) [Josie & The Pussycats]
LULU: To Sir, With Love [Museum Outings Montage] (Retroactive, VA: To Sir, With Love OST) [To Sir, With Love]
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby (Rhino Handmade, Stop, Look & Listen!)
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SCREEN TEST: Just Like Me (unreleased)
AMERICA: Wednesday Morning (Oxygen, Human Nature)
EYTAN MIRSKY: American Splendor (M-Squared, Everyone’s Having Fun Tonight!) [American Splendor]
HEDWIG: Tear Me Down (Hybrid, Hedwig And The Angry Inch OST) [Hedwig And The Angry Inch]
THE MONKEES: Opening Ceremony (Rhino, Head) [Head]
THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From “Head”) (Rhino, Head) [Head]
THE MORELLS: Let’s Dance On (Hightone, Think About It)
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THE WONDERS: That Thing You Do! (Play-Tone, VA: That Thing You Do! OST) [That Thing You Do!]
THE DROWNERS: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Jealousy, VA: He Was Fab)
THE KNICKERBOCKERS: They Ran For Their Lives (Big Beat, A Rave Up With The Knickerbockers) [They Ran For Their Lives]
RICHIE HAVENS: Here Comes The Sun (Rhino, Resume)
P.J. SOLES: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Sire, VA: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School OST) [Rock ‘n’ Roll High School]
GEORGE HARRISON: If Not For You (Apple, All Things Must Pass)
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THE RECORDS: Hearts Will Be Broken (Virgin, Smashes, Crashes And Near Misses)
THE LILAC TIME: Together (Mercury, The Lilac Time)
HERMAN’S HERMITS: It’s Nice To Be Out In The Morning (Repertoire, Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter) [Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter]
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Live And Let Die (Capitol, Wingspan)
BADFINGER: Come And Get It (Apple, Magic Christian Music) [The Magic Christian]
THE GO-BETWEENS: Bye Bye Pride (Beggars Banquet, Bellavista Terrace)
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DAVID BOWIE: Absolute Beginners (Virgin, Best Of Bowie) [Absolute Beginners]
PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Pretty In Pink (Sony, Heaven) [Pretty In Pink]
MARCH VIOLETS: Miss Amanda Jones (Geffen, VA: Some Kind Of Wonderful) [Some Kind Of Wonderful]
ROD STEWART: It’s All Over Now [single version] (Mercury, Rarities)
FIREKING: The Other Man (futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com, VA: If It Feels Good Do It)
R.E.M.: I Believe (IRS, Lifes Rich Pageant)
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SCREEN TEST: Nothing Really Matters When You’re Young (Air Mail, Inspired Humans Making Noise)
THE CHORDS: Maybe Tomorrow (Captain Mod, So Far Away)
LITTLE RICHARD: The Girl Can’t Help It (Specialty, The Georgia Peach) [The Girl Can’t Help It}
JOHN LENNON: Oh Yoko (Apple. Imagine)
THE BEATLES: The Night Before (Apple, Help!) [Help!]
THE KINKS: David Watts (Essential, Something Else)
DAVE EDMUNDS: High School Nights (Rhino, The Dave Edmunds Anthology) [Porky’s Revenge]
THE FLATMATES: I Could Be In Heaven (Cherry Red, Potpourri)
THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Woman [vocal version] (Sundazed, Volume 2) [Village Of The Giants]
ROY WOOD: Polythene Pam (Legends Of Rock, VA: All This And World War II) [All This And World War II]
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Catch Us If You Can (Hollywood, The History Of The Dave Clark Five) [Having A Wild Weekend]
STATUS QUO: Getting Better (Legends Of Rock, VA: All This And World War II) [All This And World War II]
SCREEN TEST: Sound Of The Radio (Air Mail, Inspired Humans Making Noise)
CARGOE: Feel Alright (Big Beat, VA: Thank You, Friends)
JOHN BARRY: Midnight Cowboy (Manhattan, Midnight Cowboy OST) [Midnight Cowboy]