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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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: My 1980s



This recent round of fake This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio playlists concludes with My 1980s, a program of tunes I enjoyed during that period of time from my final semester in college through the year I finally traded apartment life for the joys of owning a home. Rock 'n' roll! I'm no great fan of the '80s; it was a difficult time for me (as detailed at length in my '80s memoir The Road To Goldmine), and I still find much of that decade's fashion, politics, and pop culture odious. But I liked some of it, too. I still despise (perhaps even more now than then) the vacuous, synthetic 1980s sound, but I also dig a whole bunch of '80s music at the same time. As much as I sometimes decry the '80s, it was the last time I found much of anything interesting being played on mainstream radio. If I did a My 1990s or My 2000s playlist, it would be filled with left-of-the dial stuff almost exclusively.

So consider this my salute to what I thought was good in the 1980s. As often happens, I discovered even more great stuff well after the fact, from The Soft Boys to Game Theory to the then-unreleased Mad Monster Party. I'm sure I'll discover more still, from the '80s, the '70s, the '60s, the '50s, even from this far future world of the 21st century. My mantra remains intact: RIGHT NOW is always the best time to be a pop music fan. There's new stuff every day. There's old stuff that's with us every day, too. And still more, from then and now, patiently awaiting our belated notice. The music is enticing and exciting. We'll notice it all soon enough.

(And ultimately--my long-standing policy of whining about the '80s notwithstanding--I had a lot of trouble narrowing this playlist down to just nine sets. '80s! We're livin' in the '80s!)

Like, totally.

ON SUNDAY: Hey, that's tomorrow! This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio returns for real on Sunday, October 1st, with the 2017 edition of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! This is what rock 'n' roll radio didn't sound like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

You can support this blog by becoming a patron on Patreon: Fund me, baby! 

Our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 is now available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin' pop, starring Pop Co-OpRay PaulCirce Link & Christian NesmithVegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie FlowersThe SlapbacksP. HuxIrene PeñaMichael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave MerrittThe RubinoosStepford KnivesThe Grip WeedsPopdudesRonnie DarkThe Flashcubes,Chris von SneidernThe Bottle Kids1.4.5.The SmithereensPaul Collins' BeatThe Hit SquadThe RulersThe Legal MattersMaura & the Bright LightsLisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it here.

FAKE TIRnRR: My 1980s

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
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THE HOODOO GURUS: (Let's All) Turn On
THE SAINTS: Big Hits (On The Underground)
GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL: White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
ROKY ERICKSON: Don't Slander Me
RICK JAMES: Give It To Me Baby
THE GREG KIHN BAND: The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)
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THE TIME: Ice Cream Castles
HOLLY & THE ITALIANS: Tell That Girl To Shut Up
TRACEY ULLMAN: They Don't Know
THE BANGLES: Going Down To Liverpool
KATRINA & THE WAVES: Red Wine And Whiskey
THE PLIMSOULS: A Million Miles Away
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THE PANDORAS: It's About Time
1.4.5.: She Couldn't Say No
THE GAP BAND: You Dropped A Bomb On Me
CLASSIX NOUVEAU: Guilty
ROXY MUSIC: More Than This
CULTURE CLUB: Church Of The Poisoned Mind
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WHAM!: Freedom
THE MONKEES: Heart And Soul
THE KINKS: Better Things
PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION: Raspberry Beret
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: On The Wings Of A Nightingale
PAUL McCARTNEY: Not Such A Bad Boy
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THE BARRACUDAS: I Can't Pretend
GEORGE HARRISON: Devil's Radio
THE dB'S: Love Is For Lovers
THE MONROES: What Do All The People Know
THE DAZZ BAND: Let It Whip
EDDY GRANT: Electric Avenue
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MARSHALL CRENSHAW: Cynical Girl
THE ENGLISH BEAT: Save It For Later
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS: Light Of Day
SQUEEZE: Pulling Mussels From A Shell
THE SMITHEREENS: Only A Memory
THE GO-GO'S: Vacation
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PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION: When Doves Cry
TRANSLATOR: Everywhere That I'm Not
LYRES: Help You, Ann
THE RECORDS: Hearts Will Be Broken
FOOLS FACE: Nothing To Say
HUMAN SWITCHBOARD: Saturday's Girl
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Brilliant Disguise
TOMMY TUTONE: 867-5309/Jenny
THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Touch Of Grey
LOS LOBOS: Will The Wolf Survive
LIVING COLOUR: Glamour Boys
THE LONG RYDERS: Lights Of Downtown
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LET'S ACTIVE: Every Word Means No
R.E.M.: Radio Free Europe
SCREEN TEST: Make Something Happen
MARVIN GAYE: Sexual Healing
KILLING JOKE: Eighties
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS: Handle With Care
THE GO-GO'S: Surfing And Spying

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: My 1960s and '70s...IN THE '80s!




Just as I continued to learn more about the music of the 1960s when I was a pre-teen and teen in the '70s, I continued to expand my knowledge of both '60s and '70s rockin' pop as a twenty-something throughout the 1980s. Today's fake This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio playlist is evenly split between tracks from the '60s and tracks from the '70s, but they're all tracks I learned to love while making my way through the 1980s.

My individual paths to these tracks varied. Neighbors played their copy of Otis Redding's Live In Europe when lovely girlfriend Brenda and I had dinner at their apartment one evening. I saw James Brown on Late Night With David Letterman.  A co-worker gave me a beat-up old copy of The Yardbirds' Having A Rave-Up album. Rock journalist and record store proprietor Gary Sperrazza! played an unbelievably great track by The Ohio Express while DJing at a Buffalo nightclub. I snagged an old Wilson Pickett 45 at a basement rummage sale, and a single and LP by The Ugly Ducklings at stores on Toronto's Yonge Street. I acquired a copy of The Monkees' 1970 album Changes, and received a visit from the local police when my downstairs neighbor complained I was playing it too loud. I left cash in record store registers in exchange for new, cutout, or used LPs with titles like Raw Power, The Velvet Underground & Nico, LoadedLove Revisited, Jumpin' In The Night, Back In The USA, Sticky Fingers, Aladdin Sane, The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four, The Temptations' Anthology, and L.A.M.F, and a glorious cassette called Golden Hour Of The Kinks. Plus various-artists sets a-plenty, including label retrospectives from Motown, Bomp!, and Bell UK, and '60s deep-dive series like Nuggets and Pebbles. There was always so much more to discover, from the past and the present alike. That is still true today. It will always be true. Please enjoy this virtual spin of what I discovered in the '80s about the '60s and '70s.

TOMORROW: One last bit of fakery (for now), with My 1980s!

NEXT WEEK: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio returns for real on Sunday, October 1st, with the 2017 edition of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! This is what rock 'n' roll radio didn't sound like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

You can support this blog by becoming a patron on Patreon: Fund me, baby! 

Our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 is now available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin' pop, starring Pop Co-OpRay PaulCirce Link & Christian NesmithVegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie FlowersThe SlapbacksP. HuxIrene PeñaMichael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave MerrittThe RubinoosStepford KnivesThe Grip WeedsPopdudesRonnie DarkThe Flashcubes,Chris von SneidernThe Bottle Kids1.4.5.The SmithereensPaul Collins' BeatThe Hit SquadThe RulersThe Legal MattersMaura & the Bright LightsLisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it here.

FAKE TIRnRR: My 1960s and '70s...IN THE '80s!

HACKAMORE BRICK: Radio
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THE OHIO EXPRESS: Beg, Borrow And Steal
IGGY & THE STOOGES: Search And Destroy
OTIS REDDING: Satisfaction
MOTT THE HOOPLE: All The Way From Memphis
THE ELECTRIC PRUNES: Everybody Knows You're Not In Love
DOLENZ, JONES, BOYCE & HART: You Didn't Feel That Way Last Night (Don't You Remember)
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THE ROLLERS: Who'll Be My Keeper
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: I'll Be Your Mirror
THE MODERN LOVERS: Hospital
THE MIRACLES: Going To A Go-Go
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: First Plane Home
THE DRIFTERS: Sweets For My Sweet
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LOVE: 7 And 7 Is
THE ROLLING STONES: Dead Flowers
THE UGLY DUCKLINGS: Nothing
DAVID BOWIE: Panic In Detroit
SPIRIT: 1984
BLUE CHEER: Summertime Blues
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THE MONKEES: Oh My My
THE YARDBIRDS: Evil-Hearted You
LED ZEPPELIN: The Ocean
WILSON PICKETT: Hey Jude
ROXY MUSIC: Virginia Plain
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: This Old Heart Of Mine
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THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR: Fool Of Love
JAMES BROWN: Get Up I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine (Part 1)
THE IDES OF MARCH: Roller Coaster
AEROSMITH: Sick As A Dog
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND: Live
THE HEARTBREAKERS: Born To Lose
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HELLO: New York Groove
THE KINKS: Animal Farm
GREG KIHN: Hurt So Bad
JAMES BROWN: Cold Sweat (Part 1)
THE NEW YORK DOLLS: It's Too Late
THE EQUALS: Baby Come Back
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THE HOLLIES: Yes I Will
ARTFUL DODGER: It's Not Enough
THE CONTOURS: Do You Love Me
JOHN LENNON: Gimme Some Truth
THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE: You Must Be A Witch
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Rock And Roll
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THE MC5: Shakin' Street
THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND: Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In)
THE DICTATORS: Baby, Let's Twist
THE MONKEES: You And I
NEIL YOUNG: Cinnamon Girl
EDWIN STARR: War
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THE SONICS: Strychnine
IGGY & THE STOOGES: I Got A Right!
THE EASYBEATS: Sorry
THE WACKERS: Captain Nemo
THE TEMPTATIONS: Cloud Nine
MARCUS HOOK ROLL BAND: Natural Man
THE VENTURES: Walk--Don't Run

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: My 1970s



Another day, another absolutely phony This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio playlist. This time, we take a deep plunge into My 1970s, a playlist of then-contemporary tracks I deemed far-out 'n' happening as a pre-teen and teen in the '70s. These are records I heard on AM radio and FM radio, songs I saw lip-synced or performed live on TV shows ranging from The Mike Douglas Show to Midnight Special to the UK import Supersonic (affording me my first video glimpse of the divinely enticing Suzi Quatro), stuff I sought out after reading about it in Phonograph Record Magazine, LPs and 45s I acquired, and (at the time) the only two singles released by a local rock 'n' roll band called The Flashcubes, whom I saw live and declared God.

There is, perhaps, a willful revisionism at work here. Certainly, I listened to many, many acts in the '70s that are not represented at all in this playlist. Chicago. Jim Croce. Jethro Tull. Kansas. Boston. Manfred Mann's freakin' Earth Band. I even liked one Rush song (and, if I wasn't already involved with someone else when I met a very cute Rush fan in college, I woulda become a Rush fan myself pretty damned quick). But the playlist is designed as if it were an actual TIRnRR show, so it omits many artists who might not fit the feel in the moment. While it's always possible that we could still play any of these acts at any given time, I didn't want to pull something by The Ramones or KISS or my lone 1970s Monkees track to make room for Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It's bad enough that I had to leave out Television and The Edgar Winter Group. Nonetheless, I readily admit that all of the above, and all of the below, plus others from Deep Purple to John Denver, were indeed also a part of my 1970s. Here's a somewhat representative spin of my own Me Decade.

TOMORROW: More fakery, with My 1960s and '70s...IN THE '80s!

ON SUNDAY: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio returns for real on Sunday, October 1st, with the 2017 edition of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! This is what rock 'n' roll radio didn't sound like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

You can support this blog by becoming a patron on Patreon: Fund me, baby! 

Our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 is now available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin' pop, starring Pop Co-OpRay PaulCirce Link & Christian NesmithVegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie FlowersThe SlapbacksP. HuxIrene PeñaMichael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave MerrittThe RubinoosStepford KnivesThe Grip WeedsPopdudesRonnie DarkThe Flashcubes,Chris von SneidernThe Bottle Kids1.4.5.The SmithereensPaul Collins' BeatThe Hit SquadThe RulersThe Legal MattersMaura & the Bright LightsLisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it here.

FAKE TIRnRR: My 1970s

THE FLASHCUBES: Radio
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BADFINGER: Baby Blue
THE RASPBERRIES: I Wanna Be With You
JOHNNY NASH: I Can See Clearly Now
THE HOLLIES: Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
CURTIS MAYFIELD: Superfly
THE JAM: In The City
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PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Live And Let Die
ISAAC HAYES: Theme From Shaft
NAZARETH: Love Hurts
SWEET: Blockbuster
SLADE: Gudbuy T' Jane
THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen
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THE FLASHCUBES: Christi Girl
THE RUBINOOS: Wouldn't It Be Nice
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Wouldn't You Like It
THE SPINNERS: I'll Be Around
ELTON JOHN: Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
JOHN LENNON: Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
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THE RAMONES: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
WAR: Why Can't We Be Friends
DAWN: Knock Three Times
KISS: Calling Dr. Love
ALICE COOPER: School's Out
SUZI QUATRO: I May Be Too Young
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THE RASPBERRIES: Tonight
DAVID BOWIE: Suffragette City
NICK LOWE: So It Goes
RINGO STARR: Photograph
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: Shake Some Action
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: My Little Town
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THE RUNAWAYS: Cherry Bomb
STARZ: Cherry Baby
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS: Do Anything You Wanna Do
TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn't I Just Tell You
THE POLICE: Roxanne
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Fight The Power Part 1
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BLONDIE: X-Offender
BADFINGER: Day After Day
THE JACKSON FIVE: I'll Be There
THE MONKEES: I Never Thought It Peculiar
ELVIS COSTELLO: Watching The Detectives
THE ROLLING STONES: Happy
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FLEETWOOD MAC: Go Your Own Way
THE PATTI SMITH GROUP: Because The Night
THE KINKS: No More Looking Back
GEORGE HARRISON: What Is Life
TINA TURNER: Acid Queen
THE O'JAYS: Love Train
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THE RAMONES: Blitzkrieg Bop
SWEET: Ballroom Blitz
THE FLASHCUBES: Wait Till Next Week
KISS: Shout It Out Loud
THE RASPBERRIES: Go All The Way
BADFINGER: No Matter What
MFSB: TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: My 1960s...IN THE '70s!



As a follow-up to yesterday's Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: My 1960s, here's another fake TIRnRR playlist. Man, this sure is a lot less work than actually going into the studio for three hours each week. This particular rock 'n' rollus phonus balonus consists exclusively of records from the '60s that I didn't discover and embrace until I was a pre-teen and teenager in the 1970s. That period between turning ten in January of 1970 and wavin' cheery-bye to the teen years in 1980 was an incredible period of musical exploration for me, as I delved deeply into both contemporary pop music and music I'd missed as a little kid in the previous decade.

While never cutting myself off from the then-current music of the Me Decade--my ear was pretty much stapled to the radio that whole time--I realized early on that the music of the '60s was and would always remain my favorite. The four main reasons for this were John, Paul, George, and Ringo. But they were never the only the thing I loved about 1960s rock 'n' pop; my appreciation of The Beatles expanded in the '70s, but so did my appreciation of The Monkees and The Rolling Stones, filled in further by my newly-discovered interest in The Kinks, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and Paul Revere & the Raiders, among many others. Music has no sell-by date. Any song you ain't heard before is a new song. Any song you love can remain a cherished companion for as long as you draw breath. The music of the 1960s was fresh air to me throughout the '60s and the '70s, and it still is.

TOMORROW: More fakery, with My 1970s!

NEXT WEEK: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio returns for real on Sunday, October 1st, with the 2017 edition of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! This is what rock 'n' roll radio didn't sound like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

You can support this blog by becoming a patron on Patreon: Fund me, baby! 

Our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 is now available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin' pop, starring Pop Co-OpRay PaulCirce Link & Christian NesmithVegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie FlowersThe SlapbacksP. HuxIrene PeñaMichael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave MerrittThe RubinoosStepford KnivesThe Grip WeedsPopdudesRonnie DarkThe Flashcubes,Chris von SneidernThe Bottle Kids1.4.5.The SmithereensPaul Collins' BeatThe Hit SquadThe RulersThe Legal MattersMaura & the Bright LightsLisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it here.

FAKE TIRnRR: My 1960s...IN THE '70s!

THE BEATLES: Roll Over Beethoven
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THE KINKS: All Day And All Of The Night
SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: The Tears Of A Clown
THE KNICKERBOCKERS: Lies
THE BEATLES: She Said She Said
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: Mr. Soul
STEVIE WONDER: Uptight (Everything's Alright)
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THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head")
THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Laugh, Laugh
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Catch Us If You Can
HERMAN'S HERMITS: A Must To Avoid
THE FOUR TOPS: It's The Same Old Song
THE ANIMALS: It's My Life
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THE YARDBIRDS: Heart Full Of Soul
THE KINKS: Tired Of Waiting For You
THE FLIRTATIONS: Nothing But A Heartache
THE BYRDS: Eight Miles High
THE ROLLING STONES: Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadows
THE BEATLES: Rain
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THE VOGUES: Five O'Clock World
THE STANDELLS: Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
THE TROGGS: I Can't Control Myself
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: The Boxer
THE TEMPTATIONS: My Girl
THE KINKS: Waterloo Sunset
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THE MONKEES: Love Is Only Sleeping
THE MONKEES: Shades Of Grey
THE MONKEES: Daily Nightly
THE MONKEES: Daddy's Song
THE MONKEES: Tapioca Tundra
THE MONKEES: Words
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THE BEATLES: A Day In The Life
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: White Rabbit
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: Fire
THE WHO: I Can't Explain
THE MC5: Kick Out The Jams
THE BEACH BOYS: Sloop John B
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THE BEATLES: Helter Skelter
THE BEATLES: I'm Looking Through You
THE BEATLES: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
THE BEATLES: It Won't Be Long
THE BEATLES: If I Needed Someone
THE BEATLES: Come Together
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THE TURTLES: She'd Rather Be With Me
THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL: She Is Still A Mystery
THE ZOMBIES: She's Not There
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Just Like Me
WILSON PICKETT: In The Midnight Hour
GENE PITNEY: It Hurts To Be In Love
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THE KINKS: You Really Got Me
THE BEATLES: Thank You, Girl
THE HOLLIES: I Can't Let Go
THE 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: You're Gonna Miss Me
THE EASYBEATS: Friday On My Mind
THE MONKEES: What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?
THE BEATLES: Cry For A Shadow

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: My 1960s



Our server took a knee on Sunday, cancelling this week's presumably-exciting edition of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. Since there's no playlist this week, why not slap together a fictional playlist to enjoy in its place? This fake playlist is inspired by my memories of My 1960s, and consists only of songs from the '60s that I remember hearing as a kid growing up in the '60s. It includes nothing I came to after the fact--no '60s nuggets I heard on oldies shows in the '70s, nor (with one exception) anything from the Nuggets compilation for that matter--just rock 'n' pop from the '60s that I heard roughly contemporaneously.

(Timeline: I was born in 1960, and my earliest musical memories go back to when I was three in 1963. Come on baby, let's do The Twist! Yeah, that song was released in 1960, but it was still everywhere in the pre-Beatles days.)

NEXT WEEK: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio returns for real on Sunday, October 1st, with the 2017 edition of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! This is what rock 'n' roll radio didn't sound like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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

You can support this blog by becoming a patron on Patreon: Fund me, baby! 

Our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 is now available from Kool Kat Musik! 29 tracks of irresistible rockin' pop, starring Pop Co-OpRay PaulCirce Link & Christian NesmithVegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie FlowersThe SlapbacksP. HuxIrene PeñaMichael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave MerrittThe RubinoosStepford KnivesThe Grip WeedsPopdudesRonnie DarkThe Flashcubes,Chris von SneidernThe Bottle Kids1.4.5.The SmithereensPaul Collins' BeatThe Hit SquadThe RulersThe Legal MattersMaura & the Bright LightsLisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it here.

FAKE TIRnRR: My 1960s

CHUBBY CHECKER: The Twist
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THE BEATLES: All My Loving
PETER, PAUL & MARY: Puff The Magic Dragon
THE ROLLING STONES: Get Off Of My Cloud
THE SUPREMES: Stop! In The Name Of Love
THE BEACH BOYS: Surfer Girl
THE CASTAWAYS: Liar Liar
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THE MONKEES: She
GENE PITNEY: Half Heaven, Half Heartache
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Bits And Pieces
THE FIVE AMERICANS: Western Union
THE SEARCHERS: Love Potion # 9
THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN: Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron
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THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN: The Return Of The Red Baron
THE ARCHIES: Sugar Sugar
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Somebody To Love
NANCY SINATRA: These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS: Save Your Heart For Me
CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN: Fire
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THE BAT BOYS: The Batman Theme
THE ZOMBIES: Time Of The Season
THE AMERICAN BREED: Bend Me, Shape Me
ADAM FAITH & THE ROULETTES: It's Alright
THE BEATLES: Can't Buy Me Love
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: I Like It Like That
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LESLEY GORE: California Nights
JAN & DEAN: The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
TWINKLE: Terry
FREDDY CANNON: Teen Queen Of The Week
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS: Hanky Panky
THE SURFARIS: Wipeout
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THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR: I Fought The Law
ANDY WILLIIAMS: A Fool Never Learns
EYDIE GORME: Blame It On The Bossa Nova
THE BEATLES: I'll Follow The Sun
STEPPENWOLF: Born To Be Wild
THE 5th DIMENSION: Up, Up And Away
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THE TURTLES: Happy Together
BILLY JOE ROYAL: Down In The Boondocks
THE MONKEES: (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS: Monday, Monday
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: Wishin' And Hopin'
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: The Lonely Bull
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THE BEATLES: A Hard Day's Night
THE BEATLES: Mr. Moonlight
THE BEATLES: She Loves You
THE BEATLES: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
THE BEATLES: And I Love Her
THE BEATLES: I Saw Her Standing There
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THE T-BONES: No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
BEN COLDER: Ring Of Smoke
JEANNIE C. RILEY: Harper Valley P.T.A.
THE MONKEES: Papa Gene's Blues
THE BEATLES: Eight Days A Week
THE BEATLES: I Want To Hold Your Hand
PERCY FAITH & HIS ORCHESTRA: Little Bells & Big Bells
THE BEATLES: Revolution 9
[Okay. Just kidding on that last one.]

Monday, September 25, 2017

UNFINISHED AND ABANDONED: The 500 Definitive Albums Of The 1970s

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Here's a sneak peak at a project I'll probably never return to finish. The June 10th, 1994 issue of Goldmine contained a piece I wrote about "The 200 Definitive Albums Of The 1970s." It was well-received, sparked much discussion and dissension, and was a lot of fun to write. I toyed with the idea of expanding and adapting it into a book, which I would have called Rock And Roll All Nite! The 500 Definitive Rock 'n' Soul Albums Of The 1970s. I got as far as compiling this partial list of 437 choices, and then abandoned it. 

If I were to pursue this--probably as a blog piece rather than a book--I'd likely trim it to 300 LPs, and eliminate much (not all) of the repetition among individual artists. Whaddaya think? Additions? Subtractions? Willful cutting of losses? Expansion to 1000 definitive LPs? Er--that last option's off the table, actually. But if you have opinions, I have ears. Have a nice day!

500 DEFINITIVE ALBUMS OF THE 1970s

1. ABBA--Greatest Hits (Atlantic, 1976)
2 .AC/DC--Highway To Hell (Atlantic, 1979)
3. AC/DC--Powerage
4. The Adverts--Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
5. Aerosmith--Rocks
6. Aerosmith--Toys In The Attic (Columbia, 1975)
7. The Allman Brothers Band--Eat A Peach (Capricorn, 1971)
8. The Allman Brothers Band--Live At Fillmore East
9. America--History/America's Greatest Hits (Warner Brothers, 1975)
10. Joan Armatrading--Show Some Emotion
11. Artful Dodger--Artful Dodger
12. Average White Band--AWB (Atlantic, 1974)
13. The B-52's--The B-52's (Warner Brothers, 1979)
14. The Babys--Head First
15. Bachman-Turner Overdrive--Best Of B.T.O. (So Far) (Mercury, 1976)
16. Bad Company--Bad Company (Swan Song, 1974)
17. Bad Company--Straight Shooter
18. Badfinger--No Dice
19. Badfinger--Straight Up (Apple, 1972)
20. Badfinger--Wish You Were Here
21. Syd Barrett--The Madcap Laughs
22. The Bay City Rollers--Greatest Hits (Arista, 1977)
23. The Beach Boys--The Beach Boys Love You
24. The Beach Boys--Surf's Up
25. The Beat--The Beat
26. The Beatles--Let It Be
27. Be-Bop Deluxe
28. Jeff Beck--Blow By Blow (Epic, 1975)
29. Jeff Beck--Wired
30. The Bee Gees--Main Course
31. The Bee Gees--Mr. Natural
32. The Bee Gees/Various--Saturday Night Fever (RSO, 1977)
33. Pat Benatar--In The Heat Of The Night
34. George Benson--Weekend In L.A.
35. Big Star--# 1 Record (Ardent, 1972)
36. Big Star--Radio City (Ardent, 1974)
37. Big Star--Third
38. Black Sabbath--Master Of Reality
39. Black Sabbath--Paranoid (Warner Brothers, 1971)
40. Blondie--Blondie
41. Blondie--Parallel Lines (Chrysalis, 1978)
42. Blue Ash--No More, No Less
43. Blue Magic--Blue Magic
44. Blue Oyster Cult--Agents Of Fortune (Columbia, 1976)
45. The Boomtown Rats--The Boomtown Rats
46. Bootsy's Rubber Band
47. Boston--Boston (Epic, 1976)
48. David Bowie--Aladdin Sane
49. David Bowie--Hunky Dory
50. David Bowie--Low (RCA, 1977)
51. David Bowie--The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (RCA, 1972)
52. David Bowie--Station To Station
53. David Bowie--Young Americans (RCA, 1975)
54. Bread--The Best Of Bread
55. Jackson Browne--Running On Empty
56. James Brown--Sex Machine
57. Brownsville Station--Yeah!
58. B. T. Express--Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
59. Jimmy Buffett--Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
60. The Buzzcocks--Singles Going Steady (IRS, 1979)
61. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band--Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (Warner Brothers, 1978)
62. The Carpenters--The Singles 1969-1973
63. The Cars--The Cars (Elektra, 1978)
64. Harry Chapin--Heads & Tales
65. Cheap Trick--Dream Police
66. Cheap Trick--Heaven Tonight (Epic, 1978)
67. Cheap Trick--In Color
68. Chic--C'est Chic (Atlantic, 1978)
69. Chicago--Chicago IX--Chicago's Greatest Hits (Columbia, 1975)
70. The Chi-Lites--The Chi-Lites Greatest Hits
71. Eric Clapton--461 Ocean Boulevard
72. Eric Clapton--Eric Clapton
73. Eric Clapton--Slowhand (RSO, 1977)
74. The Clash--The Clash (CBS [U.K.], 1977)
75. The Clash--London Calling (Epic, 1979)
76. Jimmy Cliff/Various--The Harder They Come (Mango, 1972)
77. Joe Cocker--Mad Dogs And Englishmen (A & M, 1970)
78. Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen--Lost In The Ozone (Paramount, 1971)
79. The Commodores--Commodores' Greatest Hits (Motown, 1978)
80. Alice Cooper--Billion Dollar Babies (Warner Brothers, 1973)
81. Alice Cooper--Love It To Death (Warner Brothers, 1971)
82. Alice Cooper--School's Out
83. Alice Cooper--Welcome To My Nightmare
84. Elvis Costello--My Aim Is True
85. Elvis Costello and the Attractions--Armed Forces
86. Elvis Costello and the Attractions--This Year's Model (Columbia, 1978)
87. Creedence Clearwater Revival--Cosmo's Factory (Fantasy, 1970)
88. Jim Croce--Photographs & Memories
89. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young--Deja Vu (Atlantic, 1970)
90. The Damned--Damned Damned Damned
91. Charlie Daniels Band--Million Mile Reflections
92. The Dead Boys--Young, Loud & Snotty
93. Deep Purple--Machine Head (Warner Brothers, 1972)
94. John Denver--John Denver's Greatest Hits (RCA, 1977)
95. Derek and the Dominoes--Layla (Atco, 1970)
96. Rick Derringer--All American Boy
97. Devo--Q:  Are We Not Men?  A:  We Are Devo!  (Warner Brothers, 1978)
98. The Dickies--The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
99. The Dictators--Bloodbrothers
100. The Dictators--Go Girl Crazy! (Epic, 1975)
101. The Doobie Brothers--Best Of The Doobies (Warner Brothers, 1976)
102. The Doobie Brothers--Minute By Minute
103. The Doors--L.A. Woman (Elektra, 1971)
104. Ducks Deluxe--Ducks Deluxe
105. Bob Dylan--Blood On The Tracks (Columbia, 1975)
106. The Eagles--Desperado (Asylum, 1973)
107. The Eagles--Hotel California (Asylum, 1976)
108. The Eagles--The Long Run
109. The Eagles--On The Border
110. The Eagles--One Of These Nights
111. Earth, Wind and Fire--All 'N All
112. Earth, Wind and Fire--That's The Way Of The World (Columbia, 1975)
113. Dave Edmunds--Repeat When Necessary
114. Electric Light Orchestra--ELO's Greatest Hits (Jet, 1979)
115. Emerson, Lake & Palmer--Brain Salad Surgery
116. Brian Eno--Here Come The Warm Jets (Island, 1973)
117. The Faces--A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse (Warner Brothers, 1971)
118. Fairport Convention--Angel Delight
119. Freddy Fender--Before The Next Teardrop Falls
120. The Flamin' Groovies--Shake Some Action (Sire, 1976)
121. The Flamin' Groovies--Teenage Head (Kama Sutra, 1971)
122. Fleetwood Mac--Fleetwood Mac
123. Fleetwood Mac--Rumours (Warner Brothers, 1977)
124. Foghat--Fool For The City (Bearsville, 1976)
125. Foreigner--Double Vision
126. Peter Frampton--Frampton Comes Alive! (A & M, 1976)
127. Free--Fire And Water (A & M, 1970)
128. Funkadelic--One Nation Under A Groove (Warner Brothers, 1978)
129. Gang Of Four--Entertainment!
130. Marvin Gaye--Let's Get It On (Tamla, 1973)
131. Marvin Gaye--What's Going On (Tamla, 1971)
132. The J. Geils Band--Bloodshot (Atlantic, 1973)
133. Genesis--And Then There Were Three
134. Genesis--The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Atco, 1974)
135. Golden Earring--Moontan
136. Robert Gordon--Fresh Fish Special
137. Grand Funk Railroad--Closer To Home
138. Grand Funk Railroad--We're An American Band (Capitol, 1973)
139. The Grateful Dead--Europe '72 (Warner Brothers, 1972)
140. The Grateful Dead--Workingman's Dead (Warner Brothers, 1970)
141. Grin--Grin
142. Al Green--Greatest Hits (Hi, 1975)
143. Hackamore Brick--One Kiss Leads To Another
144. George Harrison--All Things Must Pass (Apple, 1970)
145. George Harrison/Various--The Concert For Bangla Desh
146. Hawkwind
147. Issac Hayes--Shaft
148. Head East--Head East Live!
149. Heart--Dreamboat Annie
150. Heart--Little Queen (Portrait, 1977)
151. The Heartbreakers--Live At Max's Kansas City ‘79
152. Heatwave—Central Heating
153. Jimi Hendrix--Band Of Gypsies
154. John Hiatt--Slug Line
155. The Hollies—Distant Light
156. The Hollies--Romany
157. Hot Chocolate
158. Humble Pie--Smokin' (A & M, 1972)
159. Ian Hunter—All-Amercan Alien Boy
160. Ian Hunter--You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic
161. Iggy and the Stooges--Raw Power (Columbia, 1973)
162. Joe Jackson--Look Sharp!  (A & M, 1979)
163. Michael Jackson--Off The Wall (Epic, 1979)
164. The Jackson 5--Jackson 5 Greatest Hits (Motown, 1972)
165. The Jam--In The City
166. The Jam--Setting Sons
167. Rick James--Bustin' Out Of L Seven (Gordy, 1979)
168. The James Gang
169. The JBs--Doing It To Death
170. Jefferson Starship--Red Octopus (Grunt, 1975)
171. Jethro Tull--Aqualung (Reprise, 1971)
172. Jethro Tull--Thick As A Brick
173. Jethro Tull--War Child
174. Billy Joel--52nd Street
175. Billy Joel--The Stranger (Columbia, 1977)
176. Billy Joel--Turnstiles
177. David Johansen--David Johansen
179. Elton John--Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (MCA, 1973)
180. Elton John--Elton John
181. Elton John--Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (MCA, 1973)
182. Elton John--Honky Chateau
183. Elton John--Madman Across The Water
184. Janis Joplin-Pearl (Columbia, 1971)
185. Journey--Infinity
186. Joy Division--Unknown Pleasures (Factory, 1979)
187. Kansas-Leftoverture
188. KC and the Sunshine Band--KC And The Sunshine Band (TK, 1975)
189. Greg Kihn Band—Greg Kihn Again
190. Carole King--Tapestry (Ode, 1971)
191. King Crimson--In The Court Of The Crimson King (Atlantic, 1970)
192. The Kinks--Everybody's In Show Biz
193. The Kinks--Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One (Reprise, 1970)
194. The Kinks--Muswell Hillbillies (RCA, 1971)
195. The Kinks--Preservation Act 1
196. The Kinks--Schoolboys In Disgrace
197. The Kinks--Sleepwalker
198. Kiss--Alive! (Casablanca, 1975)
199. Kiss--Destroyer (Casablanca, 1976)
200. Kiss--Rock 'n' Roll Over
201. The Knack--Get The Knack (Capitol, 1979)
202. Gladys Knight and the Pips--Imagination (Buddah, 1973)
203. Kool and the Gang--Wild And Peaceful (De-Lite, 1974)
204. Kraftwerk--Autobahn (Vertigo, 1975)
205. Led Zeppelin--(fourth) (Atlantic, 1971)
206. Led Zeppelin--Houses Of The Holy (Atlantic, 1973)
207. Led Zeppelin==In Through The Out Door
208. Led Zeppelin--Led Zeppelin III (Atlantic, 1970)
209. Led Zeppelin--Physical Graffiti (Swan Song, 1975)
210. Led Zeppelin--Presence
211. John Lennon--Imagine (Apple, 1971)
212. John Lennon--John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (Apple, 1970)
213. Little Feat--Waiting For Columbus (Warner Brothers, 1978)
214. Lobo--Of A Simple Man
215. Love Unlimited Orchestra--Rhapsody In White
216. Nick Lowe--Pure Pop For Now People (Columbia, 1978)
217. Lynyrd Skynyrd--Gimme Back My Bullets (MCA, 1976)
218. Lynyrd Skynyrd--Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd)
219. Lynyrd Skynyrd--Nuthin' Fancy
220. Lynyrd Skynyrd--Second Helping (MCA, 1974)
221. MC5--Back In The U.S.A. (Atlantic, 1970)
222. Barry Manilow--Greatest Hits
223. Bob Marley and the Wailers--Exodus (Island, 1977)
224. Bob Marley and the Wailers--Natty Dread (Island, 1975)
225. Curtis Mayfield--Superfly
226. Paul McCartney--McCartney
227. Don McLean--American Pie
228. Meat Loaf--Bat Out Of Hell (Cleveland International, 1978)
229. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes--All Their Greatest Hits (Philadelphia International, 1976)
230. Steve Miller Band--Book Of Dreams
231. Steve Miller Band--Fly Like An Eagle (Capitol, 1976)
232. Joni Mitchell--Court And Spark (Asylum, 1974)
233. Joni Mitchell--Ladies Of The Canyon
234. The Modern Lovers--The Modern Lovers (Beserkely, 1977)
235. The Moody Blues--Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Threshold, 1971)
236. The Moody Blues--Seventh Sojourn
237. Van Morrison--His Band And The Street Choir (Warner Brothers, 1970)
238. Van Morrison--Moondance (Warner Brothers, 1970)
239. Van Morrison--Saint Dominic's Preview (Warner Brothers, 1972)
240. Van Morrison--Tupelo Honey
241. Motorhead--Motorhead (Chiswick [U.K.], 1977)
242. Mott the Hoople--All The Young Dudes
243. Mott the Hoople--Mott (Columbia, 1973)
244. Mott The Hoople--Rock 'n' Roll Queen
245. Mountain--Mountain Climbing!
246. The Move--Message From The Country
247. Nazareth--Hair Of The Dog (A & M, 1976)
248. Michael Nesmith and the First National Band--Magnetic South (RCA, 1970)
249. Michael Nesmith--The Prison
250. Randy Newman--Little Criminals
251. New Riders Of The Purple Sage--The Adventures Of Panama Red (Columbia, 1973)
252. The New York Dolls--New York Dolls (Mercury, 1973)
253. The New York Dolls--In Too Much Too Soon
254. Olivia Newton-John--Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits
255. Nilsson--Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA, 1972)
256, Ted Nugent--Cat Scratch Fever (Epic, 1977)
257. Ted Nugent--Free-For-All
258. Gary Numan & Tubeway Army--Replicas
259. The Ohio Players--Fire (Mercury, 1974)
260. The O'Jays--Back Stabbers (Philadelphia International, 1972)
261. The Osmonds--Crazy Horses
262. The Outlaws--Outlaws
263. Pacific Gas & Electric--Are You Ready
264. Graham Parker--Heat Treatment
265. Graham Parker and the Rumour--Squeezing Out Sparks (Arista, 1977)
266. Parliament--The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein (Casablanca, 1976)
267. Parliament--Mothership Connection
268. Gram Parsons--Grievous Angel
269. The Partridge Family--At Home With Their Greatest Hits (Bell, 1972)
270. Freda Payne--The Best Of Freda Payne
271. Pere Ubu--The Modern Dance
272. The Persuaders--Thin Line Between Love And Hate
273. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers--Damn The Torpedoes (Backstreet, 1979)
274. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers--Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
275. Pezband--Laughing In The Dark
276. Pink Floyd--Animals
277. Pink Floyd--The Dark Side Of The Moon (Harvest, 1973)
278. Pink Floyd--The Wall
279. Pink Floyd--Wish You Were Here
280. The Police--Outlandos d'Amour
281. Iggy Pop--The Idiot
282. Iggy Pop—New Values
283. The Pretty Things--Savage Eye
284. Prince--Prince (Warner Brothers, 1979)
285. Procol Harum--In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (A & M, 1972)
286. Pure Prairie League--Bustin' Out
287. Suzi Quatro--Suzi Quatro
288. Queen—A Day At The Races
289. Queen--Jazz
290. Queen--News Of The World
291. Queen--A Night At The Opera (Elektra, 1976)
292. Queen--Sheer Heart Attack
293. Radio Birdman--Radios Appear
294. The Raiders--Indian Reservation
295. The Ramones--Leave Home
296. The Ramones--Ramones (Sire, 1976)
297. The Ramones--Road To Ruin
298. The Ramones--Rocket To Russia (Sire, 1977)
299. The Raspberries--Fresh
300. The Raspberries—Overnight Sensation
301. The Raspberries--Raspberries
302. The Raspberries—Side 3
303. The Real Kids--The Real Kids
304. The Records--The Records
305. Lou Reed--Berlin (RCA, 1973)
306. Lou Reed--Metal Machine Music
307. Lou Reed--Transformer (RCA, 1972)
308. The Residents--Meet The Residents (Ralph, 1974)
309. REO Speedwagon--You Can Tune A Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish
310. Emitt Rhodes--Emitt Rhodes
311. The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
312. The Rolling Stones--Exile On Main Street (Rolling Stone, 1972)
313. The Rolling Stones--Goat's Head Soup
314. The Rolling Stones--It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
315. The Rolling Stones--Some Girls (Rolling Stone, 1978)
316. The Rolling Stones--Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones, 1971)
317. Linda Ronstadt—Hasten Down The Wind
318. Linda Ronstadt--Heart Like A Wheel (Capitol, 1974)
319. Linda Ronstadt—Living In The USA
320. Linda Ronstadt—Simple Life
321. Roxy Music--Country Life
322. Roxy Music--Roxy Music (Reprise, 1972)
323. The Rubinoos--The Rubinoos
324. The Runaways--The Runaways
325. Todd Rundgren--Runt
326. Todd Rundgren--Something/Anything? (Bearsville, 1973)
327. Rush--2112
328. Rush--Hemispheres (Mercury, 1978)
329. The Rutles--The Rutles
330. Santana--Abraxas (Columbia, 1970)
331. Boz Scaggs--Silk Degrees (Columbia, 1976)
332. Seals and Crofts--Greatest Hits
333. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band--'Live' Bullet
334. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band--Night Moves (Capitol, 1977)
335. The Sex Pistols—The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle
336. The Sex Pistols--Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (Warner Brothers, 1977)
337. Shoes--Black Vinyl Shoes (Black Vinyl, 1977)
338. Simon and Garfunkel--Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia, 1970)
339. Paul Simon--Still Crazy After All These Years (Columbia, 1975)
340. Paul Simon--There Goes Rhymin' Simon
341. Sister Sledge--We Are Family
342. Slade--Sladest (Reprise, 1973)
343. Sly and the Family Stone--There's A Riot Goin' On (Epic, 1971)
344. Patti Smith--Horses (Arista, 1975)
345. The Patti Smith Group--Easter
346. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes--Hearts Of Stone (Epic, 1978)
347. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes--I Don't Wanna Go Home
348. Sparks--A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing (Bearsville, 1972)
349. The Spinners--Best Of The Spinners (Atlantic, 1978)
350. Bruce Springsteen--Born To Run (Columbia, 1975)
351. Bruce Springsteen--Darkness On The Edge Of Town
352. Bruce Springsteen--The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (Columbia, 1973)
353. Squeeze—Cool For Cats
354. The Staple Singers--Bealtitude: Respect Yourself
355. Ringo Starr--Ringo (Apple, 1973)
356. Starz--Violation
357. Steely Dan--Aja
358. Steely Dan--Can't Buy A Thrill (ABC, 1973)
359. Steely Dan--Katy Lied
360. Steely Dan--Pretzel Logic (ABC, 1974)
361. Cat Stevens--Greatest Hits (A & M, 1975)
362. Rod Stewart--Every Picture Tells A Story (Mercury, 1971)
363. Rod Stewart--Never A Dull Moment
364. The Stooges--Funhouse (Elektra, 1970)
365. The Stylistics--The Best Of The Stylistics
366. The Stylistics--The Stylistics (Avco, 1972)
367. Styx--The Grand Illusion
368. Donna Summer--On The Radio--Greatest Hits--Volumes One And Two (Casablanca, 1979)
369. Supertramp--Breakfast In America (A & M, 1979)
370. The Sweet--Desolation Boulevard (Capitol, 1975)
371. The Sweet--The Sweet
372. T. Rex--Electric Warrior (Reprise, 1972)
373. T. Rex—The Slider
374. Talking Heads--Talking Heads '77 (Sire, 1977)
375. Talking Heads--Fear Of Music
376. Tavares—Sky High!
377. James Taylor--Sweet Baby James (Warner Brothers, 1970)
378. Television--Marquee Moon (Elektra, 1977)
379. The Temptations--Psychedelic Shack (Gordy, 1970)
380. 10cc--Greatest Hits 1972-1978
381. Thin Lizzy--Jailbreak (Mercury, 1976)
382. George Thorogood and the Destroyers--Move It On Over
383. Three Dog Night--Joy To The World--Their Greatest Hits (Dunhill, 1975)
384. Johnny Thunders--So Alone
385. Toots and the Maytals--Funky Kingston
386. Toots and the Maytals--Reggae Got Soul
387. Traffic--John Barleycorn Must Die (United Artists, 1970)
388. Traffic--The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
389. The Tubes--The Tubes
399. 20/20--20/20
400. The Dwight Twilley Band--Sincerely (Shelter, 1976)
401. Van Halen--Van Halen
402. Various Artists--Best Of Bomp Volume One
403. The Velvet Underground--Loaded (Cotillion, 1970)
404. Village People--Cruisin'
405. Village People--Macho Man
406. The Undertones--The Undertones
407. Tom Waits--Nighthawks At The Diner (Asylum, 1975)
408. Joe Walsh--
409. War--The World Is A Ghetto (United Artists, 1972)
410. War--Why Can't We Be Friends? (United Artists, 1975)
411. The Wailers--Burnin' (Island, 1973)
412. Wet Willie--Keep On Smilin'
413. Barry White--Barry White's Greatest Hits (20th Century, 1975)
414. The Who--Live At Leeds
415. The Who--Quadrophenia (MCA, 1973)
416. The Who--Who Are You
417. The Who—Who By Numbers
418. The Who--Who's Next (Decca, 1971)
419. The Edgar Winter Group--They Only Come Out At Night (Epic, 1973)
420. Wings--Back To The Egg
421. Wings--Band On The Run (Apple, 1973)
422. Wings--Wings Greatest
423. Bobby Womack
424. Stevie Wonder--Innervisions (Tamla, 1973)
425. Stevie Wonder--Songs In The Key Of Life
426. Stevie Wonder--Talking Book (Tamla, 1972)
427. Roy Wood—Boulders
428. Yes—Close To The Edge
429. Yes--Fragile (Atlantic, 1972)
429. Yes—Tales From Topographic Oceans
430. Yes--The Yes Album
431. Neil Young--Harvest (Reprise, 1972)
432. Neil Young--Rust Never Sleeps (Reprise, 1979)
433. Neil Young--Tonight's The Night (Reprise, 1975)
434. Frank Zappa--Apostrophe (DiscReet, 1974)
435. Frank Zappa—Zoot Allures
436. Warren Zevon--Excitable Boy (Asylum, 1978)

437. ZZ Top--Fandango! (London, 1975)

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