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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, October 31, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 847

Happy Halloween from This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl! No agenda this week--no plan, no path, no phone, no light, no motor car--just another casual example of The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet. Don't believe our hype? Look below...and believe! 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 # 847: 10/30/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
BADFINGER: Baby Blue (Apple, Straight Up)
WARREN ZEVON: Werewolves Of London (Rhino, Genius)
TEGAN & SARA: Walking With A Ghost (Vapor, So Jealous)
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS: I Put A Spell On You (KRB, I Put A Spell On You)
IGGY POP: I'm Bored (Virgin, A Million In Prizes)
THE ADVERTS: Gary Gilmore's Eyes (The Devil's Own Jukebox, Crossing The Red Sea)
GARY FRENAY: Moonraker (Curry Cuts, VA: Songs. Bond Songs)
CHRISSIE HYNDE: You Or No One (Caroline, Stockholm)
THE PRIMITIVES: Amoureaux D'une Affiche (Elefant, Echoes And Rhymes)
IAN HUNTER: England Rocks (CBS, single)
CHARLIE RICH & THE GENE LOWERY CHORUS: Lonely Weekends (Rhino, VA: The Sun Story)
SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind (Rykodisc, Copper Blue)
THE SHAKES: Shining On You (Teenacide, The Shakes)
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: I Only Want You (AntAcid, Peace Love Death Metal)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Listen To The Music (Epic, 3 + 3)
JUMPIN' GENE SIMMONS: Haunted House (Rhino, VA: Elvira Presents Haunted Hits)
STEVE STOECKEL & HIS THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO ALL-STARS: You Don't Love Me Anymore (unreleased)
THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP: Frankenstein (Epic, They Only Come Out At Night)
KISS: Shout It Out Loud (Mercury, Destroyer)
DAVE EDMUNDS: The Creature From The Black Lagoon (Rhino, The Dave Edmunds Anthology [1968-90])
THE KINKS: Sleepwaker (Velvel, Sleepwalker)
THE GO-GO'S: Our Lips Are Sealed (IRS, Beauty And The Beat)
THE RATTLERS: On The Beach (Ratso, single)
LOS STRAITJACKETS: "The Munsters" Theme (DGC, VA: Halloween Hootenanny)
THE SMITHEREENS: Strangers When We Meet (Enigma, Especially For You)
PAUL WESTERBERG: Postively 4th Street (Uncut, VA: Hard Rain)
JIM BABJAK'S BUZZED MEG: You Get Me So Excited (Tex Rem, The Music From Jim Babjak's Buzzed Meg, Part 1)
MARTHA & THE MUFFINS: Echo Beach (EMI, Far Away In Time)
DENNIS DIKEN WITH BELL SOUND: The Sun's Gonna Shine In The Morning (Cryptovision, Late Music)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES: Christine (Rhino, VA: Left Of The Dial)
MICKY DOLENZ: Chance Of A Lifetime (7a, The MGM Singles Collection)
MARSHALL CRENSHAW: Someday, Someway (Rhino, Marshall Crenshaw)
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: Ana Ng (Rhino, Dial-A-Song)
THE ANIMALS: House Of The Rising Sun [live]
1.4.5.: Your Own World (Beautiful Sounds, Rhythm n' Booze)
JULIAN COPE: World Shut Your Mouth (Rhino, VA: Left Of The Dial)
THE LEGAL MATTERS: Short Term Memory (Omnivore, Conrad)
BIG STAR: Don't Worry, Baby (Omnivore, Complete Third)
PACIFIC SOUL LTD.: We Go High (Karma Frog, The Dance Divine)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Sunday Morning (Polydor, Peel Slowly And See)
MIMI BETINIS: Pontiac (Mimi-Tone, Music Sounds)
THE STILLS-YOUNG BAND: Long May You Run (Reprise, Long May You Run)
ALICE COOPER: Hello Hooray (Rhino, Mascara & Monsters)
RAINBOW: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Polydor, The Very Best Of Rainbow)
THE RAMONES: Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La) [live] (Rhino, Loud, Fast, Ramones)
TALKING HEADS: Psycho Killer (Sire, Talking Heads '77)
THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE: You Must Be A Witch (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
THE SONICS: Psycho (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
THE FLESHTONES: Return To The Haunted House [live] (Raven, It's Super Rock Time!)
MAX FROST & THE TROOPERS: Shape Of Things To Come (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
ROKY ERICKSON & THE ALIENS: I Walked With A Zombie (Restless, The Evil One)
THE STANDELLS: Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
BARON DAEMON & THE VAMPIRES: The Transylvania Twist (WNYS, single)
THE AMBOY DUKES: Journey To The Center Of The Mind (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
THE SHADOWS: The Frightened City (Scamp, Shadows Are Go!)