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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 28, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 819

Sunday was a really good day here in the 315.  To celebrate the splendor of Syracuse, we closed out the day doing what WE do:  The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet!  This week's example included brand-new music from THE JANGLE BAND, as well as a salute to BEATLECUSE 2016, that irresistible annual Fabfest taking place at Syracuse's Landmark Theater this coming Saturday, April 2nd; this year's Beatlecuse will feature performances by special guests DENNY LAINE and HILTON VALENTINE, so we made sure to play a track from their former bands (WINGS and THE ANIMALS, respectively, plus a track from Mr. Laine's tenure with THE MOODY BLUES).

Honestly.  I'm just in a really, really good mood.  It's good to be the 'Cuse!  And our opening track this week was dedicated to the women AND the men of Syracuse:  thanks for the best roller coaster ride EVER!  And this is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a KILLER Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 819:  3/27/16

THE RAMONES:  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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THE IDES OF MARCH:  Roller Coaster (Sundazed, Ideology)
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS:  You're Gonna Miss Me (Rhino, VA:  Nuggets)
MOTT THE HOOPLE:  Roll Away The Stone (Columbia, The Ballad Of Mott)
DAVID BOWIE:  Suffragette City (Virtgin, Bowie At The Beeb)
WINGS:  Deliver Your Children (Capitol, London Town)
THE ROOKS:  Reasons (Not Lame, From The Shelves Of Soundscape Studio)
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THE JANGLE BAND:  Kill The Lovers (Pretty Olivia, Edge Of A Dream)
THE BYRDS:  Eight Miles High (Columbia, Fifth Dimension)
BEN VAUGHN:  Dressed In Black (Restless, Mood Swings)
ARTHUR ALEXANDER:  Shot Of R & B (Razor & Tie, The Ultimate Arthur Alexander)
FOOLS FACE:  Always The Last To Know (n/a, Fools Face)
MARK LINDSAY:  Like Nothing That You've Seen (Bongo Boy, VA:  Out Of The Garage Volume One)
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THE ANIMALS:  We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Abkco, Retrospective)
THE SMALL FACES:  Sha-La-La-La-Lee (Immediate, The Autumn Stone)
THE MONKEES: (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
BARNES & BARNES:  Fish Heads (Rhino, VA:  The Very Best Of Dr. Demento)
THE RAMONES:  Carbona Not Glue (Rhino, Leave Home)
THE BEACH BOYS:  I Should Have Known Better (Capitol, Beach Boys' Party!  Uncovered And Unplugged)
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EYTAN MIRSKY:  Funny Money (n/a, Funny Money)
BARRETT STRONG:  Money (That's What I Want) (Motown, VA:  Hitsville USA)
DAVE EDMUNDS:  Girls Talk (Rhino, The Dave Edmunds Anthology)
REDD KROSS:  Yesterday Once More (A & M, VA:  If I Were A Carpenter)
THE BEAU BRUMMELS:  Don't Talk To Strangers (Sundazed, Volume 2)
THE A*TEENS:  Knowing Me, Knowing You (MCA, The ABBA Generation)
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THE MOODY BLUES:  Go Now! (Polydor, The Best Of The Moody Blues)
WARREN ZEVON:  Werewolves Of London (Rhino, Genius)
MAPLE MARS:  First Chick In Space (Kool Kat Musik, Circular Haze)
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA:  Don't Bring Me Down (Sony, All Over The World)
TERRY DRAPER:  Younger Girl Flower Girl (Magentalane, Searching)
KLAATU:  California Jam (Klaatunes, 3:47 E.S.T.)
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PEZBAND:  Waiting In Line (Frodis, Women & Politics)
CHEAP TRICK:  Surrender (Epic, Heaven Tonight)
LISA MYCHOLS:  Better Than Nothing (Vandalay, Above, Beyond & In Between)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL:  The Sounds Of Silence (Columbia, Old Friends)
ONE LIKE SON:  The Day You Walk Away (onelikeson.bandcamp.com, Ugly)
THE BEATLES:  Here Comes The Sun (Apple, Abbey Road)
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THE BEACH BOYS:  God Only Knows (Capitol, Pet Sounds)
BIG STAR:  September Gurls (Big Beat, VA:  Thank You, Friends)
THE KINKS:  Waterloo Sunset (Essential, Something Else)
THE PRETENDERS:  Talk Of The Town (Sire, The Singles)
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS:  I Need To Know (MCA, Anthology)
RAQUEL'S BOYS:  Orange Soda (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
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THE DAVE CLARK FIVE:  Glad All Over (Hollywood, The History Of The Dave Clark Five)
THE BEATLES:  I Want To Hold Your Hand (Capitol, Meet The Beatles)
HERMAN'S HERMITS:  A Must To Avoid (EMI, Single Collection +)
THE BEATLES:  She Loves You (Capitol, The Beatles' Second Album)
THE HOLLIES:  I Can't Let Go (EMI, Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years)
THE BEATLES:  Hello Goodbye (Apple, Magical Mystery Tour)
THE ANIMALS:  It's My Life (Abkco, Retrospective)
THE BEATLES:  Two Of Us (Apple, Let It Be)
THE BEATLES:  The Night Before (Apple, Help!)
THE BEATLES:  Revolution [promo TV version]
THE TORNADOS:  Telstar (Hallmark, Telstar)