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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.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

No THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Tonight



After a transcendent Paul McCartney concert in Syracuse last night, the Westcott Radio server has apparently decided that its favorite Beatles song is "I'm Down." The Flamin' Groovies feature originally planned for tonight's show will be rescheduled. And the return of Dana's Funky Soul Pit is still tentatively on the docket for next week, October 1st. I'm requesting Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude" right now.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

THE GREATEST RECORD EVER MADE: "Hey Jude"

An infinite number of rockin' pop records can be the greatest record ever made, as long as they take turns. Today, this is THE GREATEST RECORD EVER MADE!

THE BEATLES: "Hey Jude"



For years and years, "Hey Jude" was regarded by many as The Beatles' crowning achievement among singles, the fabbest of the fab, the toppermost of the poppermost. No, wait--neither fab nor poppermost, for "Hey Jude" was far more mature and accomplished than that earlier yeah-yeah-yeah hold my hand stuff. It had depth! It had meaning! It had purpose! It had a big room full of people swayin' and singin' Na-na-na-NA-na-na-na!, as if they'd lost their way and forgotten the precise words to "The Batman Theme!"

And I loved it. Wholeheartedly.


"Hey Jude" was released in the summer of 1968, a double-barreled 45 with the raucous "Revolution" as its flip. The Beatles promoted it via a video clip aired by British TV host David Frost and subsequently in the U.S. on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. I missed all of this, and I don't remember hearing it on the radio or anywhere until the early '70s. That's when I finally heard "Hey Jude," as I was visiting my brother Rob in Albany, and listening intently to an oldies radio countdown of the all-time greatest songs. "Hey Jude" came in second, falling just short of the unstoppable juggernaut that was "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe. Or maybe it was the other around, but no matter. I adored both songs immediately.


There was never a time where I didn't like The Beatles, at least no such time after Beatlemania hit the States in '64, when I was mere lad of four. But the early '70s was a huge period of discovery and rediscovery for me in terms of your John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I listened to the Beatles records I knew, sought out the Beatles records I didn't know, saw the Beatles films I hadn't seen, and re-watched the one I knew--A Hard Day's Night--whenever it turned up on TV. The Beatley Badfinger was my favorite current group on the radio, and the Beatley Raspberries later became my favorite current group on the radio; in the period between Badfinger and The Raspberries, Paul McCartney & Wings was likely my favorite current group on the radio. But my all-time favorite group? There was never, ever any question about who that was. There still isn't.


Granted, the onslaught of punk in the late '70s prompted me to re-examine my ongoing allegiance to The Beatles. My newfound devotion to The Ramones rivaled my Beatlemania, but certainly didn't replace it. I did grow tired of the solo careers of the former Beatles by that time, and even started writing a song urging them to never get back to where they once belonged ('Cause you got a good reason/For staying apart just as long as you can/You got a good reason/All things must pass, you can't do that again). I developed a distinct preference for The Beatles' pre-1967 recordings, before they got too serious with the Sgt. Pepper and the "All You Need Is Love" and the goo goo ga joob. On the other hand: Revolver? Rubber Soul? Beatles VI and Beatles '65 and Meet The Beatles and the American mix of "Thank You, Girl" on The Beatles' Second Album? Yeah, yeah, a thousand times yeah! 


In my 1980s Beatles milieu, "Hey Jude" was not here, nor there, nor everywhere. I still liked it, but it was no longer in my Top 100, not even close. Hell, when a rummage-sale dive at a church basement in Buffalo netted me an Atlantic 45 of Wilson Pickett testifyin' his own take on "Hey Jude," the Wicked, Wicked Pickett's rendition instantly became the version in my mind. That remained the case for decades thereafter. And seeing Paul (now Sir Paul) haul the song out again and again for seemingly every TV appearance honoring The Beatles' legacy eventually caused "Hey Jude" to grate on me. Na-na-na-NA-na-na-na. No. No-no-NO-no-no-no.


There was an exception to this recently. I don't remember what show it was, what specific honor or accolade or day-in-the-life matter was at hand. But there was Paul McCartney, on my little 32" TV screen, once again recommending that we take a sad song and make it better. I don't know why. I can't explain it. But after years of indifference, even disdain for this song...


...Well, all of a sudden "Hey Jude" clicked with me, for the first time in years. I may have even joined in with the na-na-nas, as I sat on my couch and remembered how large this song once loomed in my legend.


It would be difficult to name one track as the definitive Beatles track. I usually regard "Rain" as The Greatest Record Ever Made, but that doesn't make it the definitive Beatles track. "Yesterday" is underrated in spite of its ubiquity, but it's three Beatles shy of even being a Beatles record, let alone the definitive example. One could argue on behalf of the moptopped frenzy of "She Loves You" or "I Want To Hold Your Hand," the mind-expansion of "A Day In The Life" or "Strawberry Fields Forever" or "I Am The Walrus," the pathos of "Eleanor Rigby," the elegance of "Penny Lane," the sheer beauty of "We Can Work It Out," the Utopian promise of "All You Need Is Love."


But if it's gotta be just one, it's "Hey Jude." "Hey Jude" is the definitive Beatles track. It captures one moment among many, just another snippet of time when The Beatles ruled the world. It captures it perfectly, the movement we need right there on our shoulders. It's The Beatles still playing as a band, the fractures in that foundation still bonded together in a way only four specific people would ever truly understand. It's The Beatles with nothing to prove, already reigning o'er their domain by divine right, the four kings of EMI sitting stately on the floor. It's The Beatles proving it anyway, because they're the goddamn Beatles.


So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin. You were made to go out and get her. Tonight, I will see Paul McCartney in concert for the first time. He'll play some songs I know and love, representing a body of work I cherish above all others. He'll sing "Yesterday." He'll command us to "Let It Be." He'll channel James Bond with "Live And Let Die," a license to thrill. And a splendid time will be guaranteed for all.


And he will sing "Hey Jude." Where once I dreaded that notion, I now embrace it and anticipate it as a highlight. And I will sing along, full voice, with over 30,000 of my fabbest friends. Na-na-na-NA-na-na-na. For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder. Better, better, better, AH!




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Friday, September 22, 2017

Batman's Degrees Of Separation, Part 3: Captain Action Edition



Well, it's been quite a long time since we've done an edition of Batman's Degrees Of Separation, my sporadic series of posts linking The Dark Knight to various other figures from both fact and fantasy. I have what was supposed to be Part 3 in that series a little less than half-done (which means I have headers in place and that I think it will have something to do with Batman), but since this sidebar occurred to me the other day, we'll make this Part 3 right now.

For those who came in late, here's a recap of the rules for Batman's Degrees Of Separation:

When playing this game with a fictional figure, it's important to understand a few parameters. First and foremost, one must separate the character from actors who've played the role. There has been a long list of people who've played Batman on screen, from Lewis Wilson to Adam West to Ben Affleck, with many more Batguys in between. But these were all just actors playing a role; working on a film with Christian Bale would put you no closer to Batman than shaking Hal Holbrook's hand would put you one degree of separation from Abraham Lincoln.

On the other hand, all of a character's official appearances in comic books, movies, TV shows, radio shows, books, and what-have-you are fair game, regardless of whether or not that appearance is considered in continuity. Fanfic doesn't count, but Batman's team-up with the Scooby-Doo gang does.

For further exploration, check our previous entries: Part 1 and Part 2.



Right now, let's have a look at Batman's degrees of separation from Captain Action and, more importantly, Captain Action's alter egos. Captain Action was an Ideal Toys action figure introduced in 1966, a superhero able to change himself into nine other superheroes; each superhero identity sold separately! It was the kind of cross-licensing bonanza that could not happen in today's corporate environment, encompassing DC Comics, Marvel Comics, King Features Syndicate, and The Wrather Corporation. The product was successful enough to prompt companion figures--Cap's young partner Action Boy and the sinister Dr. Evil--as well as a tie-in comic book series from DC Comics, and four additional superhero identities, too. Let's see how closely Batman links to each of Captain Action's gallery o' aliases.



CAPTAIN ACTION [2 degrees]



Best start with the man himself. DC's five-issue run of Captain Action in the late '60s was terrific, benefiting from the talents of writer Jim Shooter (on the first two issues) and artists Wally Wood and Gil Kane, with Kane also taking over the writing for the final three issues. Licensing complications will likely prevent this series from ever being reprinted, and that's a damned shame. For our purposes today, though, the debut issue is all that matters: Captain Action meets Superman, on the cover and in the story itself. Batman to his best pal Superman (one degree), Superman to Captain Action (two degrees).





DC COMICS CHARACTERS:

SUPERMAN, AQUAMAN [1 degree each]



Well, links to Batman's fellow Justice League of America members are a simple, single degree, of course. Batman and Superman first appeared together on the cover of World's Fair Comics in 1940, made a cameo appearance together in a Justice Society story in 1941's All-Star Comics # 7, and had many adventures together on The Adventures Of Superman radio show throughout the '40s. I don't think Batman ever appeared with Aquaman until the next-to-last panel of the first Justice League comic book, The Brave And The Bold # 28 in 1960. Nonetheless: one degree.






MARVEL COMICS CHARACTERS:

CAPTAIN AMERICA [1 degree]



Inter-company crossovers are one of the main reasons we can find links between Batman and properties owned by other rights holders. This one's easy: 1996's splendid one-shot Batman And Captain America by writer/artist John Byrne showed Batman and Robin teaming with Captain America and Bucky to face The Joker and The Red Skull during World War II.  Furthermore, although that story was out of continuity (like most inter-company crossovers), the wonderful 2003 mini-series JLA/Avengers by Kurt Busiek and George Pérez was tacitly considered canon at the time. Either way: one degree.



SGT. FURY [2 degrees]



I can't remember whether or not Batman met Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos in Batman And Captain America (though it seems likely; I'm pretty sure that Cap met Sgt. Rock and Easy Company in that story); I also don't remember whether or not The Caped Crusader crossed paths with Fury as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in JLA/Avengers. If either case is true, then we shave this link down to a mere one degree. If not, though, Batman has met plenty of Marvel folks who've had direct interaction with Nick Fury at some point, from The Hulk to Daredevil. So, two degrees at most.

A fake comics cover, but a GREAT fake comics cover, courtesy of Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues!
OTHER CHARACTERS:

Let's take the rest of Captain Action's original nine alter egos one by one.

THE PHANTOM [3 degrees]



Batman and The Phantom! Oh, why didn't someone make this happen when DC had the license to publish comics starring The Ghost Who Walks? As much as we'd love to see Bruce Wayne and Kit Walker team up to slam evil, the best I can figure here is three degrees, going through Captain Action. Batman to Superman (one degree), then Superman to Captain Action (two degrees). Captain Action has teamed with The Phantom in comics (three degrees).

Boys, boys, boys--fight nice!

FLASH GORDON [4 degrees]



I haven't figured a way to get from Batman to Flash Gordon without going through The Phantom first. The Phantom and Flash Gordon have met many times, though the first wasn't until the 1972 cartoon TV movie Popeye Meets The Man Who Hated Laughter, an oddity which gathered together a number of King Features characters, from Blondie and Dagwood to Prince Valiant. The Phantom and ol' Flash subsequently teamed with Mandrake the Magician as the titular heroes of the 1986-87 animated series Defenders Of The Earth, and that trio reunited more recently in a couple of comics mini-series under the title Kings Cross.



STEVE CANYON [4 degrees]



Milton Caniff's popular aviator hero has made only one crossover appearance that I'm aware of, providing a path identical to the road to Flash Gordon: Batman to Superman (one degree), Superman to Captain Action (two degrees), Captain Action to The Phantom (three degrees), and The Phantom to Steve Canyon in Popeye Meets The Man Who Hated Laughter (four degrees). Batman's path to Caniff's earlier strip Terry And The Pirates will be discussed in the next edition of Batman's Degrees Of Separation.



THE LONE RANGER [2 degrees]



Already discussed in our inaugural edition of Batman's Degrees Of Separation. Here's that entry again: This one got a little easier with the recent publication of a comic book mini-series teaming an aging Lone Ranger with his great grand-nephew The Green Hornet; prior to that, we would have needed one extra degree of separation (The Lone Ranger's nephew, The Green Hornet's father, Dan Reid) to complete the connection. Batman and Robin met The Green Hornet and Kato on a TV-series two-parter in 1967, and again in a more recent comic-book sequel (one degree); then, The Green Hornet to The Lone Ranger (two degrees). A longer route that's still worth noting: Batman to fellow JLA members Superman and Wonder Woman (one degree); either of those heroes to the kids from The Brady Bunch, who met both the Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess in separate episodes of the animated series The Brady Kids (two degrees); and The Brady Kids also met a time-traveling Lone Ranger (three degrees).

I tell ya Jan, back in the Old West, everyone was always like "Marshall, Marshall, Marshall!"


THE SECOND WAVE:


A second wave of four more new identities for Captain Action was introduced in 1967:

SPIDER-MAN [1 degree]



In the '60s and '70s, the notion of a DC hero ever meeting a Marvel hero was a pipe dream. That changed with the publication of Superman Vs. The Amazing Spider-Man in 1976, the second-ever joint venture between these rival publishers (the first being an adaptation of The Wizard Of Oz in 1975), and the first official meeting of DC characters and Marvel characters. (The very first DC-Marvel meeting in that comic was between Lex Luthor and Dr. Octopus, setting subsequent events in motion.) There have been several DC/Marvel mashups over the years, including Batman Vs. The Incredible HulkThe Uncanny X-Men And The New Teen Titans, the DC Versus Marvel Comics/Marvel Comics Versus DC mini-series, Superman & The Fantastic Four, Darkseid Vs. Galactus, and many more. The rivals are no longer speaking to each other, so 2003's JLA/Avengers looks to be the last time Metropolis or Gotham City will be visited by an Avenger or an X-Man. Batman and Spider-Man met directly in 1998's one-shot Batman & Spider-Man: New Age Dawning.




THE GREEN HORNET [1 degree]



When it comes to older characters that were a significant influence on the creation of The Batman, neither The Green Hornet nor Zorro is cited anywhere near as often The Shadow. But, although The Shadow was far and away the most pervasive inspiration for our Dark Knight, the fop/masked avenger duality of Zorro (and The Scarlet Pimpernel before that) certainly informed Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Clark Kent/Superman, for that matter. The Green Hornet's influence was less pronounced but still there, if only because the immense popularity of The Green Hornet in the 1930s provided an active and attractive template for copycats. Two of Batman's rough contemporaries at DC in the late '30s, The Crimson Avenger and The Sandman, were direct appropriations of The Green Hornet, and Batman co-creator Bill Finger was absolutely influenced by The Shadow's pulp adventures (which Finger copied, honestly) and The Green Hornet's fast-paced, atmospheric radio exploits. As noted above, Batman and Robin met The Green Hornet and Kato on the Batman TV show in 1967. Actually, even that was predated by a 1966 episode of The Milton Berle Show, in which actors Adam West, Burt Ward, Van Williams, and Bruce Lee appeared in character in a skit with Berle. The Hornet and Kato also appeared in one of the Batrope window cameos on Batman.




Note: a Kato costume was added when the Captain Action action figure line returned briefly in 1998.



TONTO [2 degrees]



Precisely the same path detailed above for his faithful friend The Lone Ranger. Both The Masked Rider Of The Plains and his intrepid Kemo Sabe lived long enough to meet The Green Hornet and Kato in the 1930s in The Lone Ranger/Green Hornet.



BUCK ROGERS [5 degrees]



This may have been the toughest one I've done yet, and I had to cheat to accomplish it. Kobayashi Maru, y'all! Hmmm--it does seem fitting to use a Star Trek reference as we speak of the very first successful science-fiction fantasy hero, Buck Rogers. In our far-future world of 2017, it may be difficult to appreciate the sheer, vast impact of Buck Rogers in the '30s. The character debuted in newspaper comics in 1929, though the strip was based on Phillip Frances Nowlan's pulp novella Armageddon 2419 A.D., which appeared in Amazing Stories in 1928. Buck Rogers was simply huge; there ain't no Flash Gordon without Buck Rogers' inspiration, no Star Trek, no Star Wars, arguably no Superman, perhaps no superhero boom at all. But our Buck kept to himself and his own cast of characters; I know of not even a single example of Buck Rogers crossing over with another property, nor of him meeting any real historical figure in his fictional adventures. And so, we cheat! The success of that awful Buck Rogers In The 25th Century TV series in 1979 inspired Gold Key Comics/Whitman to pick up the comic book license. Stories from this run were reprinted in a German title called Die Actionhelden, perhaps including the contents of Gold Key's unpublished Buck Rogers # 10, and possibly including back-up strips starring the Gold Key hero Magnus, Robot Fighter. Magnus stories in Die Actionhelden would explain why he appears fighting alongside (or actually slightly behind) Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering, and Twiki on the cover of Die Actionhelden # 13. It ain't much to go on, and it could even be a hoax for all I know, but we're runnin' with it here. Batman to Superman [one degree]. Superman met Mike Allred's manic hero Madman in the 1997 three-issue mini-series Superman Madman Hullabaloo! (two degrees). Madman teamed with the fab character Nexus in the 1996 crossover Nexus Meets Madman (three degrees). Nexus also met Magnus in the mini-series Magnus, Robot Fighter & Nexus (four degrees). And Magnus shared a cover with Buck Rogers (five degrees), a flimsier connection than we like for these exercises, but we'll take what the comics gods provide. Cheating? Yep! But at least we showed our work.



WHEN BATMAN'S DEGREES OF SEPARATION RETURNS: Not quite settled yet, but tentative subjects include Batman's paths to Mary Tyler Moore, Terry And The Pirates, Charles Manson, Nat King Cole, Veronica Mars, Bobcat Goldthwaite, The Six Million Dollar Man, Snoopy, and...hey, Raquel Welch! Holy Hubba-Hubba! Till next time, Batfans....



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Thursday, September 21, 2017

TWO SHOTS: Fave Raves (And Companion Nuggets)



I love a lot of pop songs. This is a list of my all-time favorite tracks by each of a number of my Fave Rave artists. For kicks, each favorite track is then followed by a deeper track that I also love; not necessarily my second-favorite track by the artist, but a lesser-known treat I think worthy of wider love 'n' affection. Some so-called "deep tracks" will be far less obscure than others; really, referring to some of these as a deep track is like calling The Beatles an underground act. On the other hand, some of my # 1 picks are pretty obscure themselves, including a Bay City Rollers album track, fercryinoutloud. Hell, my favorite track by The Bobby Fuller Four is neither the group's fabulous lone smash hit "I Fought The Law" nor their regional hit/acknowledged classic "Let Her Dance," but a deeper cut virtually tied with another deep cut as my top BF4 record. My favorite Cowsills track is not one of their hits, but a track from their criminally-underrated '90s album Global. I prefer an album track by Johnny Thunders' combo The Heartbreakers even to their better-known "Chinese Rocks." On the other hand, there were many acts (Earth, Wind & Fire for one) where I only know and love the hits, so I didn't list them here at all. Still, you get the idea, I betcha.

I'm toying with the idea of doing a blog series based on this idea, with each post an annotated entry expounding on individual tracks (and deeper buried treasure) by specific artists. For now, though, it's just a list.

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ABBA: Does Your Mother Know; So Long
THE ANIMALS: It's My Life; Bury My Body
THE ARCHIES: Jingle Jangle; She's Putting Me Through Changes
BADFINGER: Baby Blue; I'll Be The One
THE BANGLES: Going Down To Liverpool; Silent Treatment
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Wouldn't You Like It; "85"
THE BEACH BOYS: God Only Knows; Farmer's Daughter
THE BEATLES: Rain; The Night Before
CHUCK BERRY: Promised Land; All Aboard
BIG STAR: September Gurls; Turn My Back On The Sun
BLONDIE: (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear; Rifle Range
DAVID BOWIE: Life On Mars?; Can't Help Thinking About Me
THE BYRDS: My Back Pages; You Movin'
CHEAP TRICK: Surrender; I Know What I Want
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Any Way You Want It; Don't You Realize
PAUL COLLINS: Walking Out On Love; She Doesn't Want To Hang Around With You
THE COWSILLS: She Said To Me; All I Really Wanta Be Is Me
DEVO: Uncontrollable Urge; Social Fools
THE DRIFTERS: On Broadway; Only In America
THE EASYBEATS: Sorry; Made My Bed (Gonna Lie In It)
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: Gone, Gone, Gone; Man With Money
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: First Plane Home; Step Up
THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise; A Face In The Crowd
THE FLESHTONES: American Beat '84; Way Down South
THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR: Another Sad And Lonely Night; Fool Of Love
THE GO-GO'S: We Got The Beat; La La Land
LESLEY GORE: California Nights; Off And Running
THE GRASS ROOTS: Things I Should Have Said; You're A Lonely Girl
THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Uncle John's Band; Cream Puff War
GEORGE HARRISON: What Is Life; I Don't Want To Do It
THE HEARTBREAKERS: I Love You; One Track Mind
HERMAN'S HERMITS: No Milk Today; You Won't Be Leaving
THE HOLLIES: I Can't Let Go; You Need Love
THE HOODOO GURUS: Bittersweet; Sour Grapes
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Summer Breeze; Why When Love Is Gone
JOE JACKSON: I'm The Man; Awkward Age
THE JAM: In The City; Tonight At Noon
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS: Love Is Pain; Eye To Eye
THE KINKS: You Really Got Me; No More Looking Back
KISS: Shout It Out Loud; Anything For My Baby
THE KNACK: Your Number Or Your Name; Smilin'
THE KNICKERBOCKERS: Lies; They Ran For Their Lives
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: Midnight Train To Georgia; Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart
LED ZEPPELIN: Communication Breakdown; Ozone Baby
THE LEFT BANKE: Walk Away, Renee; I've Got Something On My Mind
JOHN LENNON: Instant Karma! (We All Shine On); Dear Yoko
LITTLE RICHARD: The Girl Can't Help It; Greenwood, Mississippi
PAUL McCARTNEY: Maybe I'm Amazed; Not Such A Bad Boy
THE MONKEES: Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head"); Terrifying
THE NEW YORK DOLLS: Personality Crisis; It's Too Late
THE OHIO EXPRESS: Beg, Borrow And Steal; Had To Be Me
THE PANDORAS: It's About Time; I Walk Away
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY: I Woke Up In Love This Morning; Somebody Wants To Love You
WILSON PICKETT: In The Midnight Hour; Sugar Sugar
GENE PITNEY: Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa; Louisiana Mama
PRINCE: When You Were Mine; I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
SUZI QUATRO: Tear Me Apart; Love Is Ready
R.E.M.: Radio Free Europe; Burning Hell
THE RAMONES: Blitzkrieg Bop; Babysitter
THE RASPBERRIES: I Wanna Be With You; Last Dance
THE RECORDS: Hearts Will Be Broken; Paint Her Face
OTIS REDDING: (Sittin' On The) Dock Of The Bay; Pounds & Hundreds
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Him Or Me--What's It Gonna Be?; Time After Time
SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: The Tears Of A Clown; Come Spy With Me
THE ROLLING STONES: Paint It, Black; Empty Heart
THE ROMANTICS: Little White Lies; Open Up Your Door
THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend; Nowheresville
THE RUNAWAYS: School Days; C'mon
THE SEARCHERS: Hearts In Her Eyes; Umbrella Man
THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen; Did You No Wrong
SHOES: Tomorrow Night; I Miss You
SLADE: Gudbuy T' Jane; Do We Still Do It
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Everybody Is A Star; Underdog
THE SMITHEREENS: Sorry; Got Me A Girl
THE SPINNERS: I'll Be There; My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
THE SPONGETONES: (My Girl) Maryanne; Anna
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Girls In Their Summer Clothes; Candy's Room
RINGO STARR: It Don't Come Easy; Weight Of The World
THE TURTLES: Love In The City; It Was A Very Good Year
THE VOGUES: Five O'Clock World; Lovers Of The World Unite
THE WHO: I Can't Explain; The Punk And The Godfather
STEVIE WONDER: Uptight (Everything's Alright); I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
THE YARDBIRDS: Heart Full Of Soul; Evil-Hearted You

Turn. It. UP!!