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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 three 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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 823

2016 is fired.

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl streams live every Sunday night from 9 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org

TIRnRR # 823:  4/24/16

THE RAMONES:  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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PRINCE:  When Doves Cry (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
DAVID BOWIE:  Life On Mars? [2003 Ken Scott mix] (Columbia, Nothing Has Changed)
THE EAGLES:  Take It Easy (Asylum, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE:  It's No Secret (RCA, Takes Off)
MERLE HAGGARD:  Mama Tried (Sony, Super Hits, Vol. 2)
DRESS CODE:  I Knew (Semaphore, Alone In A Crowd)
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER:  Lucky Man (Razor & Tie, Come And See The Show)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE:  September (Columbia, The Eternal Dance)
JIM BABJAK'S BUZZED MEG:  Lost In Love (Tex Rem, The Music From Jim Babjak's Buzzed Meg) [for Betty Babjak]
THE BEATLES:  Tomorrow Never Knows (Apple, Revolver) [for Sir George Martin]
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2016 can pack its bags.  We're starting over right here:
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EYTAN MIRSKY:  This Year's Gonna Be Our Year (M-Squared, Year Of The Mouse)
THE MORELLS:  Let's Dance On (Hightone, Think About It)
CRAZY ELEPHANT:  Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' (Varese Sarabande, VA: Bubblegum Classics Volume Two)
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS:  You've Come A Long Way Baby (Rhino Handmade, Stop, Look, & Listen!)
PRINCE:  I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE BANGLES:  Manic Monday (Columbia, Different Light)
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TOMMY & THE ROCKETS:  Miss You So Much (Kool Kat Musik, Beer And Fun And Rock 'n' Roll)
THE BEVIS FROND:  Hit Squad (Rubric, Hit Squad)
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS:  Theme From "Valley Of The Dolls" (Motown, Silk N' Soul)
THE ASSOCIATION:  Along Comes Mary (Warner Brothers, Greatest Hits!)
PRINCE:  When You Were Mine (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
CHRIS VON SNEIDERN:  Annalisa (Heyday, Sight & Sound)
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THE MONKEES:  Oh My My (Rhino, Changes)
HINDU LOVE GODS:  Raspberry Beret (Rhino, WARREN ZEVON:  Genius)
PRINCE:  U Got The Look (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
JETHRO TULL:  Locomotive Breath (Chrysalis, The Very Best Of Jethro Tull)
MR. ENCRYPTO:  The Last Time [a cappella] (unreleased expanded mix)
RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE:  Ooh La la (Universal, Ooh La La)
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COLMAN GOTA:  Back In Time (n/a, Tape)
R.E.M.:  Driver 8 (IRS, And I Feel Fine...)
PRINCE:  I Wanna Be Your Lover (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE THREE O'CLOCK:  With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend (Rhino, VA:  Children Of Nuggets)
1.4.5.:  Your Own World (Beautiful Sounds, Rhythm n' Booze)
JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS:  Chinese Rocks (Jungle, L.A.M.F.)
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THE RAMONES:  Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Rhino, Ramones)
HAWKWIND: Motorhead (Cherry Red, Warrior On The Edge Of Time)
BADFINGER:  Baby Blue (Apple, Straight Up)
CHRIS FARLOWE:  Paint It Black (Repertoire, The Art Of Chris Farlowe)
PRINCE:  I Feel For You (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE MICKEY FINN:  Garden Of My Mind (Cherry Red, Garden Of My Mind)
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EYTAN MIRSKY:  Funny Money (n/a, Funny Money)
THE BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE:  Dark White (Ace, Bonniwell Music Machine)
PRINCE:  Gotta Stop (Messin' About) (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP:  Morning Sun (Cherry Red, With Their New Faces On)
RACHAEL GORDON:  Dresden Station (Sounds Of Subterrania!, The Coming Of Spring)
SUPERTRAMP:  The Logical Song (A & M, Breakfast In America)
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PRINCE:  Let's Go Crazy (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN:  Devil's Grip (Cherry Red, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)
PRINCE:  Little Red Corvette (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE LLOYD ALEXANDER REAL ESTATE:  Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You) (RPM, VA:  Looking Back)
PRINCE:  1999 (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
DRESS CODE:  Something's Really Wrong (Semaphore, Alone In A Crowd)
LONNIE MACK:  Memphis (Ace, The Wham Of That Memphis Man!)