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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 31, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 883

New music from Heirs Of Fortune! New music from Gary Frenay! New music from The Reed Brothers! Well, that's all we need to start buildin' a radio show. That, and the opportunity to segue Prince into The Partridge Family. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 883: 7/30/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
POP CO-OP: It Ain't Easy Being A Boy (Silent Bugler, Four State Solution)
JAMIE & STEVE: In A Little Tango (Loaded Goat, Sub Textural)
POP CO-OP: You Don't Love Me Anymore (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE: Better Things (Rykodisc, VA: This Is Where I Belong)
THE KINKS: You Still Want Me (Essential, Kinks)
THE PRETENDERS: Stop Your Sobbing (Sire, Pretenders)
HEIRS OF FORTUNE: Shine (Kool Kat Musik, Circus Of Mirth)
THE MONKS: I'm Watching You (Third Man, Hamburg Recordings 1967)
POPDUDES: Waterloo (Not Lame, VA: International Pop Overthrow Vol. 9)
PRINCE: Computer Blue (Warner Brothers, Purple Rain)
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY: Somebody Wants To Love You (Razor & Tie, The Partridge Family Album)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Rykodisc, This Year's Model)
THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
HINDU LOVE GODS: Raspberry Beret (Rhino, WARREN ZEVON: Genius)
CIRCE LINK: Yellow Dress (circelink.com, Enchanted Objects & Ordinary Things)
ROD STEWART: You Wear It Well (Mercury, Gold)
THE GRASS ROOTS: Midnight Confessions (Rhino, Anthology 1965-1975)
RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE: Ooh La La (Universal, Ooh La La)
THE REED BROTHERS: Left To Right (single)
THE PLIMSOULS: A Million Miles Away (Marilyn, VA: From L.A. With Love)
THE MERRY GO ROUND: Live (Varese Sarabande, EMITT RHODES: Listen, Listen)
THE BANGLES: Hero Takes A Fall (Columbia, All Over The Place)
THE SMITHEREENS: Got Me A Girl (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE RAMONES: Surfin' Bird (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
SAMMY AMBROSE: This Diamond Ring (Ace, VA: You Heard It Here First!)
GARY FRENAY: Ambivalent Zone (n/a, VA: Safe Under The Covers)
SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: The Tears Of A Clown (Motown, VA: Hitsville USA)
THE MONKEES: Sometime In The Morning (Rhino, More Of The Monkees)
IRENE PE√ĎA: Must've Been Good (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE FACES: Glad And Sorry (Warner Brothers, Ooh La La)
THE MONKEES: Birth Of An Accidental Hipster (Rhino, Good Times!)
BIG STAR: In The Street [single mix] (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)
THE LEGAL MATTERS: Don't Look Back (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE JAM: Beat Surrender (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
THE MORELLS: Red's (ESD, Shake And Push)
MICHAEL NESMITH: Some Of Shelly's Blues (Rhino, Infinite Tuesday)
THE OHMS: License To Kill (unreleased)
SHOES: Tomorrow Night (Marilyn, VA: From L.A. With Love)
THE GRIP WEEDS: Strange Bird (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE SMALL FACES: Sha-La-La-La-Lee (Immediate, The Autumn Stone)
STARZ: Cherry Baby (Capitol, Violation)
XTC: This Is Pop (Geffen, Waxworks)
1.4.5.: Your Own World (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn't I Just Tell You (Rhino, Something/Anything?)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Got To Have You Back (Motown, Greatest Hits And Rare Classics)
THE ZOMBIES: Time Of The Season (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)
THE ROMANTICS: In The Nighttime (Nemperor, Strictly Personal)
DMZ: Busy Man (Marilyn, VA: From L.A. With Love)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding? (Rykodisc, Armed Forces)
THE BEATLES: Flying (Apple, Magical Mystery Tour)