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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, May 2, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 824

"Ladies and Gentlemen, here's the new single from The Monkees."

Ha!  We played it TWICE!  Can't add much to that, can we?  Except to say that we also found time for new music from Laurie Biagini, The Uncommon Houseflies, and The Fox Sisters, and we used all of that along with our proven knowledge of how radio oughtta be to slap together another example of how radio oughtta be.  The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet?  Well...yeah!

NEXT WEEK:  Ray Paul joins This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio!  You can read more about that new Monkees single at Carl's blog, http://carlcafarelli.blogspot.com/2016/04/she-makes-me-laugh-monkees-us-singles.html  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 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org

TIRnRR # 824:  5/1/16

THE RAMONES:  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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THE MONKEES:  She Makes Me Laugh (Rhino, Good Times!)
THE BANGLES:  The Real World (Rhino, VA:  Children Of Nuggets)
THE WONDERS:  That Thing You Do! (Play-Tone, VA:  That Thing You Do!  OST)
THE JAYHAWKS:  Miss Williams' Guitar (American Recordings, Tomorrow The Green Grass)
KISS:  Then She Kissed Me (Mercury, Love Gun)
R.E.M.:  So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (IRS, And I Feel Fine...)
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THE UNCOMMON HOUSEFLIES:  Mr. & Mrs. Awesome (n/a, Tijuana Tornado)
RED RIVER:  Rave On (Emergo, VA:  Everyday Is A Holly Day)
PRINCE:  I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
HINDU LOVE GODS:  Battleship Chains (Giant, Hindu Love Gods)
THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS:  Go Where You Wanna Go (MCA, All The Leaves Are Brown)
CHEAP TRICK:  That 70's Song (Epic, Authorized Greatest Hits)
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HARRY NILSSON:  Good Times [demo] (unreleased)
DAVID BOWIE:  Panic In Detroit (Parlophone, Aladdin Sane)
ONE LIKE SON:  As Seen On TV (onelikeson.bandcamp.com, Classic)
YO LA TENGO:  Friday I'm In Love (Matador, Stuff Like That There)
THE EASYBEATS:  Friday On My Mind (Retroactive, Gonna Have A Good Time)
THE ROLLING STONES:  Not Fade Away (Virgin, Forty Licks)
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LAURIE BIAGINI:  Stranger In The Mirror (unreleased)
THE SMITHEREENS:  It Don't Come Easy (Pravda, VA:  20 More Explosive Fantastic Rockin' Mega Smash Hit Explosions!)
CISSY HOUSTON:  Down In The Boondocks (Janus, Presenting Cissy Houston)
JAVELIN BOOT:  Knowing Me, Knowing You (Pravda, VA:  20 More Explosive Fantastic Rockin' Mega Smash Hit Explosions!)
GLEN CAMPBELL:  Guess I'm Dumb (Collectors' Choice Music, THE HONEYS:  The Honeys Collection)
TRIP SHAKESPEARE:  Go All The Way (Pravda, VA:  20 More Explosive Fantastic Rockin' Mega Smash Hit Explosions!)
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THE FOX SISTERS:  Shoe Drop (thefoxsisters.bandcamp.com, Under The Stars)
HAT AND TIE:  Finding It Rough (President, VA:  Sometimes I Wonder)
LIZ PHAIR:  Supernova (Matador, single)
SOUL MESSENGERS:  Our Lord And Savior (Numero, VA:  Soul Messages From Dimona)
THE RAMONES:  Do You Wanna Dance? (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
TONISTICS:  Holding On (Numero, VA:  Soul Messages From Dimona)
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RAY PAUL:  I Love It (But You Don't Believe It) (Permanent Press, Whimsicality)
JOSH ROUSE:  Sunshine (Come On Lady) (Rykodisc, 1972)
1.4.5.:  Your Own World (Beautiful Sounds, Rhythm n' Booze)
THE UNDERTONES:  Teenage Kicks (Rykodisc, The Undertones)
THE BEATLES:  Thank You, Girl (Capitol, The Beatles' Second Album)
THE KINKS:  I Gotta Move (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)
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THE MONKEES:  She Makes Me Laugh (Rhino, Good Times!)
THE CLINGERS:  Gonna Have A Good Time (Columbia, single)
RON FLYNT:  Hollywood Life (Zip, L.A. Story)
THE SPONGETONES:  (My Girl) Maryanne (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
THE TURNBACK:  Five Days A Week (Split Atom, Are We There Yet?)
WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY:  Do You Remember That (Southern Domestic, A Working Museum)
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FIREKING:  Just Like Sunday (Blueberry Pie, Double Trouble)
THE PRETENDERS:  Kid (Sire, The Singles)
GARY FRENAY:  It's Like Heaven (Northside, File Under Pop Vocal)
THE DUKES OF STATOSPHEAR:  Vanishing Girl (Rhino, VA:  Children Of Nuggets)
THE SUN SAWED IN 1/2:  The Beholder & His Eye (Not Lame, Bewilderbeest)
THE SMALL FACES:  Tin Soldier (Immediate, The Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Launderette)
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES:  First Plane Home (Rhino, At Full Speed)
BIG STAR:  Thirteen (Ardent, # 1 Record/Radio City)
THE SEX PISTOLS:  God Save The Queen (Virgin, Kiss This)
RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS:  Love Comes In Spurts (Sire, Blank Generation)
PENELOPE HOUSTON:  Scratch (Reprise, Cut You)
THE MUFFS:  Rock And Roll Girl (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Hamburger)
LEONARD SLATKIN & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  Sabre Dance