- 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.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
TIRnRR # 4: Your Convenient Links
Have we been been beatin' the drums a bit too loudly on behalf of our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4? Well, we're enthused. And we want everyone to know about it!
So here's a collection of convenient links related to the power, the glory, and the majesty of TIRnRR # 4.
We begin, of course, with the most important link of all: BUY THE CD!!
Then there's our Pre-Release Hype
The official liner notes
The annotated Track By Track: The Complete Supplemental Liner Notes
And reviews as they arrive:
Power Pop News
Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio
Strange Things Are Happening/Thee Psychedelicatessen
If you see more reviews of TIRnRR # 4, please let us know. This list will be updated if/when circumstances say they oughtta be.
If you have the CD and enjoy it, please help spread its rockin' pop Gospel. Wouldn't hurt our feelings if some folks out there wanted to request TIRnRR # 4 airplay on some other radio outlets, particularly Little Steven's Underground Garage. Shouldn't hurt to ask, right?
All of the work that went into the making of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 was well, well worth it. I think this is our best compilation yet, even as it follows a series of three previous superlative sets. Will there ever be a Volume 5? Dana say yea! As for me, I say...um, lemme get some rest for a bit. In the mean time, enjoy Volume 4, tell your friends to buy Volume 4, and make new friends by telling total strangers to buy Volume 4. And tune in to hear us Sunday nights from 9 to Midnight Eastern at www.westcottradio.org We serve at the pleasure of the prescient.
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This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4
Kool Kat Musik PURR 2061
Produced by Dana Bonn and Carl Cafarelli
1. MEGHAN JEAN CAFARELLI: Perseverance
2. THE SPONGETONES: (Our Guys) Dana & Carl [TIRnRR ID]
3. POP CO-OP: You Don't Love Me Anymore
4. RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight
5. CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side
6. VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH FEATURING LANNIE FLOWERS: The Weekend's Coming
7. THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen
8. P. HUX: Better Than Good
9. IRENE PEÑA: Must've Been Good
10. MICHAEL OLIVER & THE SACRED BAND FEATURING DAVE MERRITT: You Won't Do
11. THE RUBINOOS: Nowheresville
12. STEPFORD KNIVES: Her Reputation
13. THE GRIP WEEDS: Strange Bird [remix of original single]
14. POPDUDES: She Is Funny (In That Way)
15. JOSEPH R. BALINT JR.: Civitas Romanas [TIRnRR ID]
16. RONNIE DARK: '70s Van
17. THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise [4-track]
18. CHRIS VON SNEIDERN: Insomniac Summer
19. THE BOTTLE KIDS: Let Me In On This Action
20. 1.4.5.: Your Own World [original version]
21. THE SMITHEREENS: Got Me A Girl
22. PAUL COLLINS BEAT: She Doesn't Want To Hang Around With You
23. THE HIT SQUAD: Best Of Me
24. THE RULERS: I Want My Ramones Records Back
25. THE LEGAL MATTERS: Don't Look Back
26. MAURA & THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: Maybe Someday
27. MR. ENCRYPTO: Harmony Cathedral/Daisy Bang [TIRnRR ID]
28. LISA MYCHOLS: Almost Didn't Happen
29. MR. ENCRYPTO & THE CYPHERS: Home On The Radio