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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, March 21, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 818

Hello again from This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, the self-proclaimed Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet.  We really, really like us.  For this week's show, we had no plan, no agenda, no phone, no light, no motor car.  Just a single luxury:  Dana & Carl playing records.  That is all we've ever needed.  Evidence?  Below.  This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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And now...MUSIC!

TIRnRR # 818:  3/20/16

THE RAMONES:  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
CHUCK BERRY:  Sweet Little Sixteen (MCA, The Anthology)
THE SCOT RICHARD CASE:  I'm So Glad (Big Beat, VA:  A-Square [Of Course])
THE BANGLES:  The Real World (Rhino, VA:  Children Of Nuggets)
THE MUSIC MACHINE:  Double Yellow Line (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
PRINCE:  When Doves Cry (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B Sides)
BIG STAR:  In The Street (Big Beat, VA:  Thank You, Friends)
ONE LIKE SON:  Punk Rock Prom Queen (onelikeson.bandcamp.com, New American Gothic)
MUDHONEY:  Who'll Be The Next In Line (SubPop, VA:  Give The People What They Want)
THE EASYBEATS:  Made My Bed (Gonna Lie In It) (Retroactive, Gonna Have A Good Time)
THE RATIONALS:  I Need You (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
MICK MITSCH'S LAGANSLOVE:  Bogs Of Mayo (Yoursong.net, Back To The Bog)
THE APOSTLES:  Tired Of Waiting For You (Big Beat, VA:  A-Square [Of Course])
MICHAEL CARPENTER:  She's In Love With Herself (Big Radio, The Big Radio)
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE:  Better Things (Rykodisc, VA:  This Is Where I Belong)
COCKTAIL SLIPPERS:  St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine's Day Massacre)
THE SMALL FACES:  Wham Bam, Thank You Man (Immediate, The Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Launderette)
THE HOLLIES:  Jesus Was A Crossmaker (EMI, Romany)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE:  Come Up The Years (RCA, Takes Off)
ENUFF Z'NUFF:  Day By Day (Big Deal, 1985)
THE BEAU BRUMMELS:  Laugh, Laugh (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
THE FLASHCUBES:  Make Something Happen (Northside, Brilliant)
THE THYME:  Time Of The Season (Big Beat, VA:  A-Square [Of Course])
NICK LOWE:  Rollers Show (Yep Roc, Jesus Of Cool)
THE SCOT RICHARD CASE:  Midnight To Six Man (Big Beat, VA:  A-Square [Of Course])
KISS:  Shout It Out Loud (Mercury, Destroyer)
DAVID BOWIE:  Rebel Rebel (Virgin, Best Of Bowie)
MAKIN' TIME:  Feels Like It's Love (Big Beat, Rhythm!)
THE MUSIC EXPLOSION:  Little Bit O' Soul (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
CHEAP TRICK:  Hard To Tell (Red Ant, Cheap Trick)
THE STRANGELOVES:  Night Time (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
THE GRASS ROOTS:  Temptation Eyes (Rhino, Anthology 1965-1975)
THE ADVERTS:  Gary Gilmore's Eyes (Fire, Crossing The Red Sea)
THE TREND:  Electric Chair (Hate, Batman Live At Budokan)
THE BUGGLES:  Video Killed The Radio Star (Island, The Age Of Plastic)
HAWAII MUD BOMBERS:  MTV (Wizzard In Vinyl, Mondo Primo)
THE MUFFS:  Kids In America (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Hamburger)
THE LEFTOVERS:  Dance With Me (Oglio, Eager To Please)
THE MOTORS:  Dancing The Night Away (Rhino, VA:  DIY:  Teenage Kicks)
THE SHONDIKES:  Wanna Go To The Dance (Make Out Music, Psychotic Make Out Music)
THE ROLLING STONES:  Jumping Jack Flash (Virgin, Forty Licks)
THE RAIDERS:  The Boys In The Band (Alala, Collage)
BADFINGER:  Day After Day (Apple, Straight Up)
THE NEW YORK DOLLS:  Trash (Mercury, Rock 'N Roll)
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS:  Do Anything You Wanna Do (Captain Oi!, The Singles Collection)
THE ANIMALS:  We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Abkco, Retrospective)
THE ONLY ONES:  Another Girl, Another Planet (Rhino, VA:  DIY:  Teenage Kicks)
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY:  I Woke Up In Love This Morning (Arista, The Definitive Collection)
THE DIODES:  Tired Of Waking Up Tired (Sony, Tired Of Waking Up Tired)
CAT STEVENS:  Here Comes My Baby (Deram, Matthew & Son)
THE 101'ERS:  Keys To Your Heart (Chiswick, VA:  The Chiswick Story)
THE RAMONES:  I Believe In Miracles (Rhino, Radioactive, Brain Drain)
THE GANTS:  I Wonder (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
THE SMALL FACES:  Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall (Immediate, The Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Launderette)