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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, July 24, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 882

Sometimes the playlist should speak for itself. With new music from The American Professionals, Terry Draper, Laurie Biagini, Nezrock, and Danny Adlerman & Friends, and a new archival release from Green Circles, this playlist speaks with fluent authority. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 882: 7/23/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
THE UPPER CRUST: Old Money (Upstart, Let Them Eat Rock)
WANDA JACKSON: Let's Have A Party (Metro, First Lady Of Rockabilly)
KISS: Tomorrow (Mercury, Unmasked)
ALTERED IMAGES: Happy Birthday (Sony, VA: New Wave Hits Of The 70's & 80's)
ONE LIKE SON: Punk Rock Prom Queen (Body Thief, New American Gothic)
MARTI JONES: Tourist Town (Sugar Hill, Live At Spirit Square)
THE AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS: W.M.P.M.S. (Charlie In The Box, Sympathetic Overdrive)
THE STONE PONEYS: Different Drum (Capitol, Evergreen, Vol. 2)
THE MONKEES: Terrifying (Rhino, Good Times! [digital version])
GLORIA JONES: Tainted Love (EMI, VA: Girl Crazy!)
HINDU LOVE GODS: Battleship Chains (Giant, Hindu Love Gods)
THE MUFFS: Saying Goodbye (Omnivore, The Muffs)
LAURIE BIAGINI: The Comparison Game (n/a, Stranger In The Mirror)
ANNETTE: Pajama Party (Varese Sarabande, VA: Summer Beach Party)
THE BEACH BOYS: That's Why God Made The Radio (Capitol, That's Why God Made The Radio)
NANCY SINATRA: Geronimo (Varese Sarabande, VA: Summer Beach Party)
BONEY M: My Friend Jack (BMG, The Greatest Hits)
DONNA LOREN: Muscle Bustle (Varese Sarabande, VA: Summer Beach Party)
GREEN CIRCLES: Elevator Operator (Kool Kat Musik, No Room For Squares)
BLONDIE: One Way Or Another (Chrysalis, The Platinum Collection)
THE KINKS: Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Essential, The Kink Kontroversy)
THE PRETENDERS: Stop Your Sobbing (Sire, Pretenders)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)
LULU: The Boat That I Row (Rhino, From Crayons To Perfume)
NEZROCK: Andy Please (nezrock.bandcamp.com, single)
THE MO-DETTES: White Mice Disco (Cherry Red, ...The Story So Far)
THE FOUR TOPS: Walk Away Renee (Motown, The Ultimate Collection)
ALMA COGAN: He Just Couldn't Resist Her With Her Pocket Transistor (EMI, VA: Girl Crazy!)
RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
CIRCE LINK: Yellow Dress (circelink.com, Enchanted Objects & Ordinary Things)
TERRY DRAPER: She's All Mine (Klaatunes, Remarkable Women)
PETULA CLARK: Don't Sleep In The Subway (Sanctuary, Songs Of My Life)
COTTON MATHER: King William (Star Apple Kingdom, Wild Kingdom)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Somebody To Love [mono single version] (RCA, Surrealistic Pillow)
YES: Long Distance Runaround (Atlantic, Classic Yes)
P. P. ARNOLD: The First Cut Is The Deepest (Immediate, The First Cut)
RICHARD X. HEYMAN: A Fool's Errand (Turn-Up, Incognito)
JOYCE GREEN: Black Cadillac (Flying World, VA: Big Box Of Rockabilly)
PRINCE: When You Were Mine (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
BRENDA LEE: Rock The Bop (Floating World, VA: Big Box Of Rockabilly)
THE RAMONES: Blitzkrieg Bop (Rhino, Ramones)
CYNDI LAUPER: She Bop (Portrait, She's So Unusual)
THE AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS: The Story  (Charlie In The Box, Sympathetic Overdrive)
THE TOURISTS: I Only Want To Be With You (BMG, Greatest Hits)
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Rock And Roll Love Letter (Arista, The Definitive Collection)
SCANDAL: Goodbye To You (Sony Special Markets, We Are The '80s)
DANNY ADLERMAN & FRIENDS: For Pete's Sake (n/a, Remember What You Never Knew)
THE DIXIE CUPS: Iko Iko (Charly, VA: The Red Bird Story)
LISA MYCHOLS: Almost Didn't Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
BETTYE LAVETTE: I Feel Good (All Over) (EMI, VA: Girl Crazy!)
DANA COUNTRYMAN [with LISA JENIO]: My Heart Belongs To One Boy (Teensville, Girlsville)
THE GIRLFRIENDS: My One And Only Jimmy Boy (EMI, VA: Girl Crazy!)
CELSI, BRAGG & MAITLAND: Second Summer Of Love (Steel Derrick, The Road To Glasgow)
THE WHAT FOUR: I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy (Legacy, VA: Honeybeat)
COCKTAIL SLIPPERS: St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Wicked Cool, Saint Valentine's Day Massacre)
ERMA FRANKLIN: I Don't Want No Mama's Boy (Legacy, VA: Honeybeat)
MAD MONSTER PARTY: Death Valley Days [7" version] (Kotumba, Mad Monster Party)
IRENE PE√ĎA: Must've Been Good (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
CHUCK BERRY: Guitar Boogie (MCA, The Anthology)