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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.

Monday, September 26, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 842




This week's extravaganza served up a new 45 from the ever-fab Frodis Records label: a limited edition single by our friends, The Bradburys! We played both sides, because you can do that when you have your own radio show. We also offered the long-overdue TIRnRR debut of Dressy Bessy, and let our rampagin' whims guide us through yet another unerring example of The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet!

Think you could do as well? Well, you have the opportunity to prove it with our WHO NEEDS DANA & CARL? fundraising gimmick! Intrepid philanthropists who donate $100 or more to Spark Syracuse qualify to program all the music for one future episode of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. Furthermore, all Guest Programmers who send in their Franklins before October 22nd will be entered into a drawing to program an additional show: the randomly-selected winner also gets to program This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 850. Hey, we're givin' away the rights to one of our milestones! Don't let us down; give today at http://sparksyracuse.org/support/, and start tweakin'! 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

And get your copy of The Bradburys great new single on Frodis Records: http://www.frodisrecords.com/the-bradburys--marilyn-45.html

TIRnRR # 842: 9/25/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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THE BRADBURYS: Hello Hello (Frodis, single)
TROLLEY: The Kids All Sing (Easter, Caught In The Darkness)
T. REX: 20th Century Boy (Crimson, The Very Best Of T. Rex)
THE MONKEES; Me & Magdalena [Version 2] (Rhino, Good Times! [digital version])
CHICAGO: Feelin' Stronger Every Day (Rhino, Greatest Hits)
TODD RUNDGREN: I Saw The Light (Rhino, Something/Anything?)
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DRESSY BESSY: Just Once More (Kindercore, Dressy Bessy)
PUFFY AMIYUMI: Love So Pure (Epic, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi)
THE SMITHEREENS: Strangers When We Meet (Enigma, Especially For You)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: I'll Be Your Mirror [live] (Polydor, Peel Slowly And See)
THE SOUL CLAN: That's How It Feels (Rhino, VA: Beg, Scream And Shout!)
AL GREEN: I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Right Stuff, Green Is Blues)
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KEN SHARP: Let's Be Friends (616406, New Mourning)
THE BEACH BOYS: Darlin' (Capitol, Good Vibrations)
LYRES: Love Me Till The Sun Shines (Matador, On Fyre)
THE ROLLING STONES: She's A Rainbow (Abkco, Their Satanic Majesties Request)
PRINCE: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
THE BANGLES: Going Down To Liverpool (Columbia, All Over The Place)
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GARY FRENAY: Moonraker (n/a, VA: Songs. Bond Songs)
THE HOLLIES: The Air That I Breathe (Epic, Epic Anthology)
REDD KROSS: Annie's Gone (Atlantic, Third Eye)
BIG STAR: Thirteen (Ardent, # 1 Record/Radio City)
GENE SIMMONS: See You Tonite (Mercury, KISS: Gene Simmons)
THE FACES: Glad And Sorry (Warner Brothers, Ooh La La)
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MAD MONSTER PARTY: Can't Stop Loving You (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
COURTNEY BARNETT: Aqua Profunda! (Mom + Pop, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit)
THE KINKS: The Village Green Preservation Society (Universal, The Village Green Preservation Society)
THE SPECIALS: Ghost Town (Chrysalis, The Singles)
COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine's Day Massacre)
THE ZOMBIES: Time Of The Season (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)
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THE BRADBURYS: Marilyn (Frodis, single)
THE CHARMS: Top Down (Red Car, Charmed, I'm Sure)
THE GO-GO'S: The Whole World Lost Its Head (IRS, Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's)
THE GROOVIE GHOULIES: Carly Simon (Lookout!, VA: Lookout! Freakout!)
FLEETWOOD MAC: Second Hand News (Warner Brothers, Rumours)
SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind (Rykodisc, Copper Blue)
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ROBB BENSON: The Tree Mind (Roam, The Tree Mind)
COCKEYED GHOST: I Hate Rock 'n' Roll (Big Deal, The Scapegoat Factory)
THE CHARADES: Who Wanna Dance Now (Pop Madrid, When Shining Blue)
AMY RIGBY: Dancing With Joey Ramone (Signature Sounds, Little Fugitive)
THE RAMONES: Oh Oh I Love Her So (Rhino, Leave Home)
WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY: Do You Remember That (Southern Domestic, A Working Museum)
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THE TOYS: May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone (Sundazed, A Lover's Concerto/Attack!)
SHAUN CASSIDY: Hey Deanie (Curb, Greatest Hits)
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: Since You Broke My Heart (Varese Sarabande, The Complete Cadence Recordings 1957-1960)
THE CRICKLE: Place In My Heart (ROIR, VA: Garage Sale)
THE ANDERSON COUNCIL: Girl On The Northern Line (Jem, Assorted Colours)
NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind (Yep Roc, Quiet Please...)
THE GRIP WEEDS: Every Minute (Rainbow Quartz, The Sound Is In You)
THE SINGLES: He Can Go, You Can't Stay (Rainbow Quartz, Better Than Before)
PERCY FAITH & HIS ORCHESTRA: Little Bells And Big Bells (Columbia, Passport To Romance)