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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, January 16, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 856: 25 YEARS OF DANA & CARL

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl traces its roots to the first Dana & Carl radio show We're Your Friends For Now, which debuted on January 15th, 1992. Precisely 25 years later, we celebrate two and a half decades of doing the same thing every week. And it's still fun! You call it stubborn. We call it consistent. And we call it The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet. Why? 25 years of experience, my friends; 25 years of experience.

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


TIRnRR # 856: 25 YEARS OF DANA & CARL

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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DANA & CARL: Introductory comments from We're Your Friends For Now # 1
GASHEAD: Why Do You Treat Me Like A Tramp (Collectables, VA: Deep In The Soul Of Texas)
THE YARDBIRDS: A Certain Girl (Rhino, Ultimate!)
DANA & CARL: Groovy!
THE SPONGETONES: (My Girl) Maryanne (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Who Loves The Sun (Rhino, Loaded)
BEN VAUGHN: Sundown Sundown (Bar/None, Mono USA)
THE HOLLIES: Look Through Any Window (EMI, Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years)
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THE KINKS: You Really Got Me (Essential, Kinks)
THE SEX PISTOLS: No Future (God Save The Queen) (Sanctuary, Spunk)
DANA & CARL: Call us eclectic
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Wouldn't You Like It (Arista, The Definitive Collection)
THE PENETRATORS: Teenage Lifestyle (Fred, single)
BO DIDDLEY: Bo Diddley 1969 (MCA, The Chess Box)
THE LEMON DROPS: I Live In The Springtime (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
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THE MONKEES: Pleasant Valley Sunday (Rhino, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.)
SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind [solo mix] (Rykodisc, single)
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY: I Woke Up In Love This Morning (Arista, The Definitive Collection)
DANA & CARL: A dream of Partridges
THE FACTORY: Path Through The Forest (Rhino, VA: Nuggets II)
DANCING HOODS: Baby's Got Rockets (Relativity, Hallelujah Anyway)
THE LA DE DAS: How Is The Air Up There? (Rhino, VA: Nuggets II)
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THE FLASHCUBES: Carl (You Da Man) (JAM, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)'
BEAUTY SCENE OUTLAWS: Carl Cafarelli (JAM, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
DANA & CARL: Carl's hillbilly roots
GEORGE JONES: You're Still On My Mind (Mercury, The Best Of George Jones)
THE EAGLES: Already Gone (Asylum, Their Greatest Hits)
THE CATHOLIC GIRLS: Someone New (Renaissance, Catholic Girls)
GREGG YETI & THE BEST LIGHTS: My Narcoleptic Sara (Eskimo Kiss, Heart Palpitations Of The Rich And Famous)
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THE RAMONES: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
THE JOHNNY POPSTAR LUV EXPLOSION: Oh Renee (JAM, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
WILSON PICKETT: Sugar Sugar (Rhino, A Man And A Half)
AL GREEN: I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Right Stuff, Green Is Blues)
DANA & CARL: Cool stuff, if you're open-minded
THE OHIO EXPRESS: Had To Be Me (Real Gone Music, Beg, Borrow & Steal)
FIRE: Father's Name Was Dad (Rhino, VA: Nuggets II)
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THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: Step Up (Aim, Step Up)
SWEET: Fox On The Run (Capitol, The Best Of Sweet)
THE LOLAS: Yer Gonna Need My Lovin' Someday (JAM, Ballerina Breakout)
THE DROWNERS: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Jealousy, VA: He Was Fab)
DANA & CARL: East Side Story?!
JAY & THE AMERICANS: Only In America (Varese Sarabande, Absolutely The Best
EDISON LIGHTHOUSE: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Varese Sarabande, VA: 25 All-Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits)
DANA & CARL [with DAVE MURRAY]: The Ballad Of Jah Clampett [unedited version]
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THE POPTARTS: I Won't Let You Let Me Go (PlumTone, Fresh...Out Of The Toaster)
THE CRICKLE: Place In My Heart (ROIR, VA: Garage Sale)
THE MUFFS: Saying Goodbye (Warner Brothers, The Muffs)
THE GANTS: I Wonder (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
DANA & CARL: Role reversal
MANNIX: Highway Lines (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
THE LEAVES: Too Many People (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
SEX CLARK FIVE: I Want You Mine (Beehive Rebellion, Strum & Drum)
THE BEATLES: Rain (Apple, Past Masters)
THE TEARJERKERS: Syracuse Summer (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind (Yep Roc, Quiet Please...)
DANA & CARL: His name was Johann
MARY LOU LORD: Aim Low (Kill Rock Stars, Mary Lou Lord/Sean Na Na)
THE BEVIS FROND: He'd Be A Diamond (Fire America, New River Head)
THE STALLIONS: Why (Junk, Hey Baby, It's The Stallions)
BIG STAR: September Gurls (Big Beat, VA: Thank You, Friends)
DANA & CARL: That was us
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS: Blues' Theme (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)