- 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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
GOLDMINE Raves About THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO
Goldmine magazine represent!
My friend John Borack started freelancing for Goldmine in 1986, right around the same time that I did (but that's another story). Quitter that I am, I only stayed with Goldmine a mere twenty years before moving on to...well, nothing. But John's kept at it, all the while also crafting some cool books of his own, drumming with a number of cool combos, and running his own cool group Popdudes. Cool!
One of John's regular Goldmine gigs is Power Pop Plus, a series of reviews of power pop product, your one-stop shop for guidance in the realm of all that jangles and buzzes. The latest Power Pop Plus includes what can only be called a rave review of our new compilation CD This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4. You should check out John's current slate o' pop reviews at Power Pop Plus to read his takes on recent releases from The Pengwins, The Naturals, Diamond Hands, Colman Gota, Alan Bernhoft, The Singles, Sitcom Neighbor, Chris Church, The Flames, The Wellingtons, The Safes, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, The Hangabouts, The On And Ons, and The Favourites, as well as that snappy thing we do, TIRnRR # 4. But I also want to preserve John's review of the glory 'n' splendor of Dana & Carl, so here 'tis:
Power Pop Plus: New Music Reviews by John M. Borack September 11, 2017