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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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Flashback: Those First 3 CDs We Did

As we work toward bringing our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 to market, here's a look back at a show we did shortly after the release of Volume 3 in 2013. Volume 4 is tentatively due out in July from Kool Kat Musik, as detailed here.

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Tonight's show celebrates the release of our brand-new compilation CD, This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3. And we celebrate with an irresistible mix of irresistible music from all three of our CDs.  We're Dana & Carl, this is The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet, and this is the sound of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio.

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

(Apologies to the many great tracks, from across three great compilations, that we didn't get 'round to tonight--we loves ya still, and hope you feel the same.  And there is one way to hear everything....)

Buy the music!  Here's how:

The new CD, THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO, VOLUME 3:  Kool Kat Musik



Physical CD of Volume 2:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rnrradio2

TIRnRR # 681:  TIRnRR Volumes 1, 2, and 3  7/7/13

SCREEN TEST:  "Sound Of The Radio" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
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LISA MYCHOLS:  "Make Believe" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
TIM ANTHONY:  "Maryellen" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE FINKERS:  "Last Thing On My Mind" (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)
THE BLONDES:  "Suzi Quatro" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
KURT BAKER:  "Emma Stone" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
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THE FLASHCUBES:  "Carl (You Da Man" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
THE DIPSOMANIACS:  "Syd Barrett" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE CATHOLIC GIRLS:  "Should Have Been Mine" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
THE FLASHING ASTONISHERS:  "Period Exclamatory" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
EYTAN MIRSKY:  "I'm Losing You" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE CLICK BEETLES:  "Shut The TV Down" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
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THE COWSILLS:  "She Said To Me" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE POPDUDES:  "Desperation Time" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
SOUNDS LIKE DIGGING:  "Every Day" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
MR. ENCRYPTO:  "The Last Time [a cappella]" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE OOHS:  "Mr. Cliche" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
HAWAII MUD BOMBERS:  "Office Crush" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
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MAD MONSTER PARTY:  "Can't Stop Loving You" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
LO & THE MAGNETICS:  "Sooner Or Later" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
LUGLESS BOOTH:  "I Blame His Brother" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
STEVE STOECKEL & HIS THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO ALL-STARS:  "I Could Be Good For You" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
JOHN WICKS & THE RECORDS:  "Edges Of A Dream" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE LOLAS"  "Sticker" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
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RONNIE DARK:  "Sarah" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
THE JOHNNY POPSTAR LUV EXPLOSION:  "Oh Renee" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
THE SPONGETONES:  "Anyway Town" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
UNCLE GREEN:  "I Don't Wanna Know About It" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
CHRIS RICHARDS:  "It Doesn't Sound Like You" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
THE GRIP WEEDS:  "Out Of Today" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
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LANNIE FLOWERS:  "Everything A Man Could Want" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
HELLO HELEN:  "Fall's Far Away" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
THE B.A.R. [Babjack, Adlerman, Reil]:  "Katie's Shoes" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
SEX CLARK FIVE:  "She's The End/Great Sheiks" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
ANNY CELSI:  "Empty Hangers" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
THE CHARMS:  "Talk Is Cheap" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
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MICHAEL CARPENTER:  "I've Been Loving You" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
PHIL ANGOTTI & THE IDEA:  "The Only Reason" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
CLOUD ELEVEN:  "Tokyo Aquarium" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
ASTROPUPPEES:  "Ride The Cowboy" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
CHRIS VON SNEIDERN:  "Lonely Tonight" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
GREGG YETI & THE BEST LIGHTS:  "My Narcoleptic Sara" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
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THE TEARJERKERS:  "Syracuse Summer" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
THE JELLYBRICKS:  "She Can't" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
THE LEMON CLOCKS:  "Brand New Day" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
RAQUEL'S BOYS:  "Orange Soda" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
DM3:  "1 x 2 x Devastated" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
MANNIX:  "Highway Lines" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
THE RICHARDS:  "Five Personalities" (Kool Kat Musik, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3)
LISA MYCHOLS:  "Cactus Boy" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
DANA & CARL [with DAVE MURRAY]:  "The Ballad Of Jah Clampett" (JAM, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1)
VARIOUS:  "The TIRnRR Volumes 1, 2, and 3 Music Medley"
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THE TWEAKERS:  "Super Secret Mystery Track" (Kool Kat Music, VA:  This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 3 [Bonus Disc])