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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, April 4, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 820

Another week, another stab at The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet, right here on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. This week's blowout included brand new music from THE FORTY NINETEENS and SOUNDS LIKE DIGGING, plus lots of classic stuff from our Featured Act, THE ANIMALS!  We like us!  We like us a lot!  Oh, and hats off to Mr. Paul Davie, who once again assembled a terrific show on Saturday for Beatlecuse 2016, with his special guests Denny Laine (of The Moody Blues and Wings) and Hilton Valentine (of The Animals)--a splendid time was guaranteed for all!  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 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at westcottradio.org

TIRnRR # 820:  4/3/16

THE RAMONES:  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
THE FORTY NINETEENS:  Disguise (thefortynineteens.com, Rebooted)
THE THANES:  You Shouldn't Be Sad (Sundazed, Evolver)
THE ANIMALS:  Baby Let Me Take You Home (Abkco, Retrospective)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS:  No Words (Capitol, Band On The Run)
PRINCE:  When Doves Cry (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B Sides)
MOTT THE HOOPLE:  All The Young Dudes (Columbia. Greatest Hits)
THE ANIMALS:  It's My Life (Abkco, Retrospective)
GREEN PAJAMAS:  A Long Way From Home (MOJO, VA:  The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY:  Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL:  Cecilia (Columbia, Greatest Hits)
SOUNDS LIKE DIGGING:  Long Long Gone (n/a, Indigo Gray)
THE ONLY ONES:  Another Girl, Another Planet (BMG, Another Girl, Another Planet)
THE SHONDIKES:  Wanna Go To The Dance (n/a, Psychotic Make Out Music)
YO LA TENGO:  No Return (Matador, Little Honda)
THE ANIMALS:  The Other Side Of This Life (BR Music, The Story Of The Animals)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS:  Mrs. Vandebilt (Capitol, Band On The Run)
THE BEAU BRUMMELS:  Turn Around (Collectors' Choice Music, Bradley's Barn)
THE DAMNED:  Smash It Up (Part One)/Smash It Up (Part Two) (Sanctuary, Smash It Up)
THE ANIMALS:  Fire On The Sun (Jet, Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted)
TURBONEGRO:  Back To Dungaree High (Scandinavian Leather, Apocalypse Dudes)
THE CONTOURS:  Do You Love Me (Motown, The Very Best Of The Contours)
THE WHO:  La-La-La Lies (MCA, My Generation)
WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY:  I Get Out Of Breath (Southern Domestic, Two-Way Family Favourites)
THE DAMNED:  I Just Can't Be Happy Today (Sanctuary, Smash It Up)
THE JANGLE BAND:  Kill The Lovers (Pretty Olivia, Edge Of A Dream)
THE MONKEES:  I'm A Believer (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
THE ANIMALS:  The Night (BR Music, The Story Of The Animals)
THE JAM:  Beat Surrender (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
LARRY O. DEAN:  Do Not Follow (Zenith Beast, Good Grief)
BLONDIE:  Heart Of Glass (Chrysalis, The Platinum Collection)
THE ANIMALS:  Inside--Looking Out (Abkco, Retrospective)
THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS:  Inside Out (Sire, World Without End)
JOEY RAMONE:  What A Wonderful World (Sanctuary, Don't Worry About Me)
AMY RIGBY:  Dancing With Joey Ramone (Signature Sounds. Little Fugitive)
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS:  Rock And Roll Love Letter (Arista, The Definitive Collection)
THE RUBINOOS:  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Castle, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Rubinoos)
THE KINKS:  Till The End Of The Day (Essential, The Kink Kontroversy)
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE:  Better Things (Rykodisc, VA:  This Is Where I Belong)
THE ANIMALS:  Bury My Body (Abkco, The Best Of The Animals)
DAVID BOWIE:  Fame (Virgin, Best Of Bowie)
THE GIN BLOSSOMS:  Allison Road (A & M, New Miserable Experience)
DAVID BOWIE:  Young Americans [2007 Tony Visconti mix single edit] (Columbia, Nothing Has Changed)
THE ANIMALS:  I'm Crying (Abkco, Retrospective)
P.P. ARNOLD & THE SMALL FACES:  (If You Think You're) Groovy (Sequel, THE SMALL FACES:  The Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Launderette)
THE ANIMALS:  Bring It On Home To Me (Abkco, Retrospective)
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS:  You've Come A Long Way Baby (Rhino Handmade, Stop, Look, & Listen!)
THE ANIMALS:  Don't Bring Me Down (Abkco, Retrospective)
THE MOODY BLUES:  Go Now! (Polydor, The Best Of The Moody Blues)
THE ANIMALS:  House Of The Rising Sun (Abkco, Retrospective)
THE BEACH BOYS:  God Only Knows (Capitol, Pet Sounds)
THE ANIMALS:  We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Abkco, Retrospective)
WINGS:  Mull Of Kintyre (Capitol, Wingspan)
THE GAMBLERS:  Moon Dawg (Ace, VA:  The Birth Of Surf)
[For JOHNNY & THE MOONDOGS!  To the toppermost of the poppermost....]