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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 17, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 881



Yeah, we got a radio show, but first things first: our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 is now available for pre-order from Kool Kat Musik at http://shop.koolkatmusik.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=KKM&Product_Code=Various_Artists_241&Category_Code=PO  You want this. Go get it.

We played a song or several from that very CD on this week's show, as well as brand new music from The John Sally Ride (also on Kool Kat Musik) and the combined forces of Anny Celsi, Nelson Bragg, and Duncan Maitland. Beyond that? As always, we mixed it up with love and made radio taste good. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

TIRnRR # 881: 7/16/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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PAUL COLLINS' BEAT: She Doesn't Want To Hang Around With You (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE PLIMSOULS: A Million Miles Away (Marilyn, VA: From L.A. With Love)
ALAN MERRILL: Everyday All Night Stand (MEC, Snakes And Ladders)
WARREN ZEVON: Boom Boom Mancini (Rhino, Genius)
BADFINGER: No Matter What (Apple, No Dice)
MOTT THE HOOPLE: All The Way From Memphis (Columbia, Mott The Hoople)
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THE JOHN SALLY RIDE: Not Taking Credit (Kool Kat Musik, New Set Of Downs)
JAMIE & STEVE: In A Little Tango (Loaded Goat, Sub Textural)
SLADE: Gudbuy T' Jane (Polydor, Greatest Hits)
XTC: Senses Working Overtime (Virgin, Waxworks)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
HINDU LOVE GODS: Raspberry Beret (Rhino, WARREN ZEVON: Genius)
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CELSI, BRAGG & MAITLAND: The Second Summer Of Love (Steel Derrick, The Road To Glasgow)
CHRIS BELL: Try Again [movie mix, 2012] (Omnivore, Looking Forward)
THE KINKS: You Can't Stop The Music (Velvel, A Soap Opera)
INNER SCENE: Communication Breakdown (Charly, VA: Never Ever Land)
THE ARCHIES: Get On The Line (Fuel 2000, Absolutely The Best Of The Archies)
THE SPADES: You're Gonna Miss Me (Charly, VA: Never Ever Land)
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IRENE PE√ĎA: She's Putting Me Through Changes (unreleased)
MODERN ENGLISH: I Melt With You (Rhino, VA: Valley Girl)
THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
CONWAY TWITTY: I Vibrate (From My Head To My Feet) (Floating World, VA: Big Box Of Rockabilly)
THE STEVE DEATON THREE: Tall Dark Stranger (Plow Handle, The Steve Deaton Three)
GEORGE JONES: Who Shot Sam (Floating World, VA: Big Box Of Rockabilly)
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KELLEY RYAN: Real Gone Girl (Manatee, Telescope)
THE BANGLES: Dover Beach (Columbia, All Over The Place)
THE MOODY BLUES: The Story In Your Eyes (Polydor, 20th Century Masters)
WARREN ZEVON: Poor, Poor Pitiful Me (Rhino, Genius)
CHUCK BERRY: Brown Eyed Handsome Man (MCA, The Anthology)
TINA TURNER: Let's Spend The Night Together (EMI, VA: Girl Crazy!)
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RONNIE DARK: '70s Van (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
DR. FEELGOOD: All Through The City (Grand, BBC Sessions 1973-1978)
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Let Me! (Sundazed, Alias Pink Puzz)
THE MONKEES: You Told Me (Rhino, Headquarters)
HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES: Don't Leave Me This Way (Philadelphia International, single)
THE SPONGETONES: Here I Go Again (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
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THE FLASHCUBES: She (7a, VA: Listen To The Bands)
THE SPONGETONES: Try To Please (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise [4-track] (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE ONLY ONES: Another Girl, Another Planet (Sony, Another Girl, Another Planet)
ONE LIKE SON: As Seen On TV (n/a, Deluxe)
THE LA'S: There She Goes (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)
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MR. ENCRYPTO & THE CYPHERS: Home On The Radio (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE FIRE APES: Hey Kate (JAM, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE LEGAL MATTERS: Don't Look Back (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
BIG STAR: In The Street [single mix] (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)
THE BOTTLE KIDS: Let Me In On This Action (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE BEACH BOYS: Darlin' [live] (Capitol, Sunshine Tomorrow)
THE RULERS: I Want My Ramones Records Back (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
WARREN ZEVON: A Certain Girl (Rhino, Genius)
LISA MYCHOLS: Almost Didn't Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Pretty In Pink (Sony, VA: New Wave Gold)
DUANE EDDY & THE REBELS: Ramrod (Ace, VA: The Birth Of Surf)