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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, June 19, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 877

Someday we will mourn no more forever. Someday. Until that day comes, we pause to remember Tim Marks, a listener from Michigan who left this mortal world behind after a long illness. Our first set this week was dedicated to Tim, and we wish our best to his friends and family...our friends and family. Kick out the jams, brothers and sisters. Homeward bound. Someday.

As always, giddy remains what we do best, perhaps the only thing we do well at all. We served the giddy with new music from Richard Turgeon, and a bunch of tracks from our forthcoming compilation album This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4, including "The Weekend's Coming" (a terrific new collaboration by Vegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie Flowers) and "Make Something Happen" (The Slapbacks covering The Flashcubes). We wished a Happy Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney, and wished for safe travels for all of our listeners. We wish that sooner than someday. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 877; 6/18/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: Homeward Bound (Columbia, Old Friends)
FIRST AID KIT: America (Columbia, America)
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS: You'll Never Walk Alone (EMI, The Definitive Collection)
MC5: Kick Out The Jams (Time-Life, Classic Rock: Rock Revolution)
IGGY & THE STOOGES: I Got A Right! (Virgin, IGGY POP: A Million In Prizes)
BOB SEGER & THE LAST HEARD: Heavy Music (Pt 1) (Cameo-Parkway, single)
VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH FEATURING LANNIE FLOWERS: The Weekend's Coming (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Another Day (Capitol, Pure McCartney)
THE SELECTER: On My Radio (EMI, Greatest Hits)
THE MO-DETTES: Dark Park Creeping (Cherry Red, The Story So Far)
THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise [4 track]
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Come Back Baby (RCA, Jefferson Airplane Loves You)
RICHARD TURGEON: Bigfoot's An Alien (richardturgeon.com, In Between The Spaces)
DR. FEELGOOD: She Does It Right (Parlophone, Down By The Jetty)
LINDA RONSTADT: You're No Good (Rhino, Greatest Hits I & II)
WINGS: Arrow Through Me (Capitol, Back To The Egg)
GARY FRENAY: Moonraker (Curry Cuts, VA: Songs, Bond Songs)
WRECKLESS ERIC: Roll Over Rock-Ola (Salvo, Hits, Misses, Rags & Tatters)
THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
WINGS: Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five (Capitol, Band On The Run)
JANIS JOPLIN: Down On Me (Columbia, 18 Essential Songs)
MARTY BALIN: I Specialize In Love (RCA, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Jefferson Airplane Loves You)
POP CO-OP: You Don't Love Me Anymore (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE JONNY POPSTAR LUV EXPLOSION: Charlie Manson Eyes (n/a, Lizzy The Supermarket Drag Queen)
THE RUBINOOS: Nowheresville (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Mr. Jones (Columbia, Talk Talk Talk)
NELSON RIDDLE: Batman Theme (Stateside, Batman: Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album)
THE FIREMAN: Sing The Changes (ATO, Electric Arguments)
EDDIE COCHRAN: Somethin' Else (Razor & Tie, Somethin' Else)
SUBURBAN LAWNS: Flying Saucer Safari (Futurismo, Suburban Lawns)
THE KINKS: Tired Of Waiting For You (Essential, Kinda Kinks)
THE BYRDS: Eight Miles High (Columbia, Fifth Dimension)
BARRY HOLDSHIP FOUR: From The Outside Looking In (Bad Axe, The Jesse Garon Project)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Flaming Pie (Capitol, Flaming Pie)
RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE MONKEES: The Girl I Knew Somewhere [first recorded version stereo remix] (Rhino, MICHAEL NESMITH: Infinite Tuesday)
SQUEEZE: Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) (A & M, Argybargy)
THE ROMANTICS: She's Got Everything (Nemperor, The Romantics)
HOLLY & THE ITALIANS: Tell That Girl To Shut Up (K-Tel, VA: Doubleshot: New Wave)
ROCKPILE: Heart (Columbia, Seconds Of Pleasure)
ALTERED IMAGES: Happy Birthday (Music Club Deluxe, Happy Birthday)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Coming Up (Capitol, Pure McCartney)
RONNIE DARK: '70s Van (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Jet (Capitol, Band On The Run)
THE BEATLES: No Reply (Capitol, Beatles '65)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Live And Let Die (Capitol, single)
CHUCK BERRY: Promised Land (MCA, The Anthology)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Hi Hi Hi (Capitol, single)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Junior's Farm (Capitol, single)
LISA MYCHOLS: Almost Didn't Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Maybe I'm Amazed (Apple, McCartney)
AL HIRT: Get Smart Theme (RCA, The Horn Meets "The Hornet")