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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, July 3, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 879: The ALL-VINYL Squad Returns!






Dana was off on assignment this week; I suspect it may have been an assignment that involved consumption of rum and Coke and perhaps the dancing of the Macarena, but it's not my place to say. In his absence, we slapped together another ALL-VINYL edition of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, spinning various 45s and LP tracks from my own dusty vinyl collection. CDs--and Dana!--return next week. Meanwhile, this is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a surface noise Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 879: VINYL!! 7/2/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Sire, End Of The Century)
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THE VENTURES: Go (Dalton, Go With The Ventures!)
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CHUCK BERRY: Johnny B. Goode (Chess, Chuck Berry's Golden Decade)
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: Midnight Train To Georgia (Buddah, Imagination)
MARSHALL CRENSHAW: Whenever You're On My Mind (Warner Brothers, Field Day)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Silly Love Songs (Reprise) (Columbia, Give My Regards To Broad Street)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Not Such A Bad Boy (Columbia, Give My Regards To Broad Street)
THE KINKS: This Man He Weeps Tonight (Reprise, The Great Lost Kinks Album)
RAINY DAY: I'll Be Your Mirror (Llama, Rainy Day)
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SANDY NELSON: My Blue Heaven (Imperial, Drums Are My Beat)
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THE RASPBERRIES: I'm A Rocker (Capitol, single)
BE BOP DELUXE: Orphans Of Babylon (Capitol, Modern Music)
THE HOLLIES: Bus Stop (Liberty, VA: The Original Golden Greats!)
MARTI JONES: Tourist Town (A & M, Used Guitars)
DON DIXON: Praying Mantis (Enigma, Most Of The Girls Like To Dance But Only Some Of The Boys Like To)
SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: Going To A Go Go (Motown, Anthology)
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CHET ATKINS: I Feel Fine (RCA, Chet Atkins Picks On The Beatles)
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THE BEATLES: Rock And Roll Music (Capitol, Beatles '65)
THE BEATLES: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Apple [Japan], Beatles VI)
THE BEATLES: The Night Before (Apple, Help!)
TODD RUNDGREN: Rain (Bearsville, Faithful)
PHIL KEAGGY & SUNDAY'S CHILD: Tell Me How You Feel (Myrrh, Phil Keaggy And Sunday's Child)
SPLIT ENZ: History Never Repeats (A & M, Waiata)
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THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Time (Epic, Glad All Over)
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THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Catch Us If You Can (Columbia Special Products, VA: Great Shakes Shake-Out)
JAMES BROWN: Don't Be A Drop-Out (King, single)
THE RAMONES: Rock 'n' Roll High School (Sire, VA: Rock 'n' Roll High School OST)
THE TEMPTATIONS: My Girl (Motown, Anthology)
BLONDIE: (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear (Chrysalis, Plastic Letters)
THE ENGLISH BEAT: Save It For Later (IRS, What Is Beat?)
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JOSE MEDEIRA & HIS ORCHESTRA: Rosita (Masterseal, Havana...2 A.M.)
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THE MC5: Shakin' Street (Atlantic, Back In The USA)
THE FOUR TOPS: Are You Man Enough (Collectables, single)
BILLY BRAGG: Levi Stubbs' Tears (Elektra, Talking With The Taxman About Poetry)
THE MONKEES: Star Collector [alternate mono TV mix] (Rhino, single)
ALICE COOPER: No More Mr. Nice Guy (Warner Brothers, Billion Dollar Babies)
ROCKPILE WITH ROBERT PLANT: Little Sister (Atlantic, VA: Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea)
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NEAL HEFTI, HIS ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS: Gotham City Municipal Swing Band (RCA, Hefti In Gotham City)
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LANNIE FLOWERS: Kiss A Memory (Spyderpop, single)
TRANSLATOR: Everywhere That I'm Not (CBS, Heartbeats And Triggers)
THE POP: Down On The Boulevard (Automatic, The Pop)
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: Raspberry Beret (Paisley Park, Around The World In A Day)
THE OHIO EXPRESS: Had To Be Me (Cameo, Beg, Borrow And Steal)
BUDDY HOLLY: You're The One (MCA, He's The One)
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THE RAMONES: Durango 95 (Sire, Too Tough To Die)
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THE ROLLING STONES: Route 66 (London, The Rolling Stones)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Fantasy (Columbia, All 'N All)
CLASSIX NOUVEAUX: Guilty (EMI, VA: Spinning Pups)
THE LONG RYDERS: Run Dusty Run (Frontier, Native Sons)
THE MASTICATORS: Boyfriend's Heart (Pop The Balloon, single)
WRECKLESS ERIC: Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.) (Stiff, The Whole Wide World)
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THE MARKETTS: Bat Signal (Warner Brothers, The Marketts Interpret The Batman Show)
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THE FLASHCUBES: Boogie City (Northside, single)
SUZI QUATRO: Tear Me Apart (Columbia, Aggro-Phobia)
PAGLIARO: Lovin' You Ain't Easy (Amber, Pagliaro)
THE RESTLESS: I Wanna Know (Mercury, The Restless)
THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Beserkley, Back To The Drawing Board!)
SWEET: Ballroom Blitz (Capitol, Desolation Boulevard)
THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Summer In The City (Kama Sutra, Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful)
THE JACKSON FIVE: I'll Be There (Motown, Great Songs And Performances That Inspired The Motown 25th Anniversary T.V. Special)
THE KINKS: You Really Got Me (Reprise, The "Live" Kinks)
KISS: Rock And Roll All Nite (Casablanca, Alive!)
THE BEATLES: Cry For A Shadow (Contour, The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan)