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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, August 7, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 884

Well, this week's edition of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl suffered a particularly glitch-plagued beginning. Giving up was most definitely an option. But we persevered. We got the job done. I played some great stuff from a whole bunch of different compilations, while Dana the birthday boy did whatever the hell he wanted to do. Glitches cower before us. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 884: 8/6/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE MONKEES: Me & Magdelena Version 2 (Rhino, Good Times! [digital version])
JOHNNY JOHNSON & THE BANDWAGON: Blame It On The Pony Express (Varese Sarabande, VA: Soulful Pop)
THE BEATLES: Birthday (Apple, The Beatles)
LISA MYCHOLS: Go All The Way (Zero Hour, VA: Power Pop Unplugged)
ALTERED IMAGES: Happy Birthday (Music Club Deluxe, Happy Birthday)
THE WONDERS: That Thing You Do! (Play-Tone, VA: That Thing You Do! OST)
NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind (Yep Roc, Quiet Please...)
SONNY: Laugh At Me (Time-Life, VA: Classic Rock 1965: Blowin' Your Mind)
PSYCHEDELIC FURS: Pretty In Pink (Columbia, Talk Talk Talk)
TEGAN & SARA: Walking With A Ghost (Wicked Cool, VA: The Coolest Songs In The World! Vol. 3)
THE BUGGLES: Video Killed The Radio Star (Universal, The Age Of Plastic)
THE KINKS: All Day And All Of The Night (Rhino,VA: The British Invasion: The History Of British Rock, Vol. 2)
THE ROMANTICS: She's Got Everything (Nemperor, The Romantics)
CHARLIE RICH AND THE GENE LOWERY CHORUS: Lonely Weekends (Rhino, VA: The Sun Story)
THE LA'S: There She Goes (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)
SHOES: Words Of Love (Emergo, VA: Everyday Is A Holly Day)
THE PRETENDERS: Brass In Pocket (Sire, Pretenders)
THE MYNAH BIRDS: It's My Time (Ace, VA: You Heard Them Here First)
PERFORMERS: Mini Skirt (Numero, VA: Eccentric Soul)
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Yesterday's Hero (Rhino, VA: Yesterday's Heroes)
SOUL PRESIDENT: Got To Have It (Numero, VA: Eccentric Soul)
TARTAN HORDE: Bay City Rollers We Love You (RPM, VA: Velvet Tinmine)
THE RAMONES: Rockaway Beach (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
THE FLASHCUBES: Wouldn't You Like It (Bullseye, VA: Men In Plaid)
SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind [solo mix] (Rykodisc, single)
THE LOUD FAMILY: We're For The Dark (Copper, VA: Come And Get It)
THE WHO: The Kids Are Alright (MCA, My Generation)
IT'S MY PARTY!: That Boy Belongs To Yesterday (To M'Lou, VA: He's A Rebel)
THE PIXIES: Here Comes Your Man (4AD, Pixies)
THE GRIP WEEDS: Salad Days (Wagon Wheel, VA: Pop Matters)
THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Castle, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Rubinoos)
THE STALLIONS: Why (Junk, VA: Goin' After Pussy)
THE MOPTOPS: Christine (Not Lame, VA: Full Circle)
DAVID RUFFIN: I Want You Back (Motown, VA: The Ultimate Rarities Collection 1: Motown Sings Motown)
THE CRICKLE: Place In My Heart (ROIR, VA: Garage Sale)
THE 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: You're Gonna Miss Me (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
SHAUN CASSIDY: Hey Deanie (Curb, Greatest Hits)
CHRIS VON SNEIDERN: Call Out My Name (Big Deal, VA: Yellow Pills Volume 2)
THE MUFFS: Rock And Roll Girl (Sympathy For The Record Industry, Hamburger)
THE FURNITURE: I Love It Baby (Archive International Productions, VA: Pebbles Volume 6: Chicago)
THE YARDBIRDS: A Certain Girl (Rhino, Ultimate!)
THE ROOKS: Reasons (Rhino, VA: Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s)
SHONEN KNIFE: Top Of The World (A & M, VA: If I Were A Carpenter)
THE MOTORS: Dancing The Night Away (Rhino, VA: DIY: Teenage Kicks)
THE BEVIS FROND: He'd Be A Diamond (Rubric, New River Head)
RONNIE SPECTOR & THE E STREET BAND: Say Goodbye To Hollywood (Sony, VA: Cleveland International Records 1977-1983)
THE GANTS: I Wonder (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
ROBERT CRENSHAW: Blue Sometimes (Sound Asleep, VA: Hit The Hay Vol. 2)
THE KNACK: Good Girls Don't (Rhino, Get The Knack)
THE PHENOMENAL CATS: I've Got Something On My Mind (Apollo, Shadows Breaking Over Our Heads)
THE NERVES: Hanging On The Telephone (Alive, One Way Ticket)
FOOLED BY APRIL: Oh Dana (LunaSea, VA: A Tribute To Big Star)
THE BEATLES: I Feel Fine (Capitol, Beatles '65)
N/A: Jonny Quest (End Titles) (Flashback, VA: Cartoon Network Toon-A-Rama)
THE CROSSFIRES: Fiberglass Jungle (Ace, VA: The Birth Of Surf)