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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, April 24, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 869





Until Saturday, I had never been in a record store on Record Store Day. This is the lot of one who works on Saturdays. But news that my favorite power pop group The Flashcubes would be playing a live Record Store Day event at Rochester's fab Bop Shop Records was sufficient incentive for me to take a vacation day. WELL worth it! Saw some old friends, heard some great music, and just had a wonderful day. Here's to Record Store Day!

This week's extry-special concentrated TWO HOUR radio show celebrated the spirit of Record Store Day with both sides of The Flashcubes' new 45, plus brand new music from Lannie Flowers, Circe Link, Cotton Mather, and Irene Pena, and a new archival release from Son Of Skooshny, the latter on Kool Kat Musik.

(Speaking of Kool Kat Musik, we also played several tracks from a SUPER SECRET PROJECT that...is still secret. Shhh. Don't tell anyone. But one of those tracks was a brand new tune from Maura & the Bright Lights, teaming Pete and Maura of The Kennedys, Gary, Arty, & Tommy of Screen Test, John Wicks of The Records, and local legend B.D. Love of My Sin. Throw in Super Secret Project tracks by The Rubinoos, Circe Link & Christian Nesmith, Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers, P. Hux, Irene Pena, and Popdudes, with a promise of much more yet to come, and this Super Secret Project seems pretty promising, dunnit?)

NEXT WEEK: A return to three hours of Dana & Carl? It's possible! 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 on Sunday nights from 9 to (usually) Midnight, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org

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TIRnRR # 869: 4/23/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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THE FLASHCUBES: Boogie City (Northside, single)
THE FLASHCUBES: Hey Miss Betty (Northside, single)
SAINT PHILLIP'S ESCALATOR: Sleepy Silver Train Haze (n/a, The Derelict Sound)
QUILT: Passersby (Mexican Summer, Plaza)
THE RUBINOOS: Nowheresville [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
THE MONKEES: The Girl I Knew Somewhere [first recorded version stereo remix] (Rhino, MICHAEL NESMITH: Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical Riffs)
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LANNIE FLOWERS: Kiss A Memory (Spyderpop, single)
THE CURE: Friday I'm In Love (Elektra, Galore)
MOTT THE HOOPLE: Roll Away The Stone (Columbia, The Ballad Of Mott)
THE ZOMBIES: Time Of The Season [UK mono mix] (Fuel 2000, Odessey And Oracle)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
MICHAEL NESMITH: Some Of Shelly's Blues (Rhino, MICHAEL NESMITH: Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical Riffs)
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CIRCE LINK: Yellow Dress (circelink.com, Enchanted Objects & Ordinary Things)
RAY PAUL: Pretty Flamingo (Permanent Press, Whimsicality)
THE TEARAWAYS: Nowhere Left To Turn (Pinch Hit, The Ground's The Limit)
JUN MAYUZUMI: Black Room (Big Beat, VA: Nippon Girls)
MR. ENCRYPTO & THE CYPHERS: Home On The Radio [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
DAVE EDMUNDS: From Small Things Big Things Come (Fame, DE7)
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MAURA & THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: Maybe Someday [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
QUILT: Searching For (Mexican Summer, Plaza)
P. HUX: Better Than Good [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
THE ZOMBIES: Care Of Cell 44 (Fuel 2000, Odessey And Oracle)
IRENE PENA: Must've Been Good [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
DAVE EDMUNDS: Get Out Of Denver (Swan Song, Get It)
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IRENE PENA: Ridiculous (unreleased)
BOB SEGER: Nutbush City Limits (Capitol, Beautiful Loser)
SON OF SKOOSHNY: Just A Test (Kool Kat Musik, Matchless Gifts 2006-2016)
THE SMALL FACES: Tin Soldier (Varese Sarabande, There Are But Four Small Faces)
COTTON MATHER: Better Than A Hit (Star Apple Kingdom,Wild Kingdom)
POP CO-OP: Feint Of Heart (Silent Bugler, Four State Solution)
POPDUDES: She Is Funny (In That Way) [SUPER SECRET PROJECT]
SPLIT ENZ: History Never Repeats (A & M, History Never Repeats)
LANNIE FLOWERS: Everything A Man Could Want (Spyderpop, single)
MICHAEL NESMITH & THE FIRST NATIONAL BAND: Joanne (Rhino, MICHAEL NESMITH: Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical Riffs)
THE NEW YORK DOLLS: Courageous Cat Theme (Mercury, Rock 'N Roll)