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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, September 11, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 889



New music from The Successful Failures, a tease for a forthcoming blog post about my 25 favorite tracks by The Monkees, and our best wishes to all our friends, and all of their friends everywhere: safe, sound, and listening to music.

COMING SOON ON THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO: This was TIRnRR # 889, bringing us ever closer to our blowout 900th show in late November. But we have a few things in store for you in the mean time. IN TWO WEEKS: On September 24th, our Featured Act will be The Flamin' Groovies. IN THREE WEEKS: On October 1st, it's the return of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! And some time in October, we're thinking of turning an entire show over to six deserving Featured Acts for another exciting edition of THE MAGNIFICENT SIX! But right now? This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 889: 9/10/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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THE KINKS: See My Friends (Essential, Kinda Kinks)
BIG STAR: Thank You Friends (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)
THE RULERS: I Want My Ramones Records Back (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE PATTI SMITH GROUP: Because The Night (Arista, Easter)
THE CATHOLIC GIRLS: Somebody Better Get A Room (Cinema, Somebody Better Get A Room)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: Pump It Up (Rykodisc, This Year's Model)
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THE SUCCESSFUL FAILURES: When Did Everybody Grow Up (FDR, Ichor Of Nettle)
NEIL YOUNG: Cinnamon Girl (Reprise, Harvest)
THE MONKEES: Terrifying (Rhino, Good Times! [digital version])
THE TURTLES: You Showed Me (Shout Factory, Happy Together: The Very Best Of The Turtles)
THE MONKEES: Listen To The Band (Rhino, 50)
ELVIS PRESLEY: A Little Less Conversation [JXL radio edit remix] (RCA, 30 # 1 Hits)
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THE MONKEES: I Never Thought It Peculiar (Rhino, Changes)
THE DAMNED: I Just Can't Be Happy Today (Sanctuary, Smash It Up)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Everybody Is A Star (Epic, Greatest Hits)
THE EQUALS: Police On My Back (Music Club, Viva Equals!)
VEGAS WITH RANDOLPH FEATURING LANNIE FLOWERS: The Weekend's Coming (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
WRECKLESS ERIC: Hit And Miss Judy (Salvo, Hits, Misses, Rags & Tatters)
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THE FLASHCUBES: You Got My Promise (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
THE PRETENDERS: Talk Of The Town (Sire, The Singles)
THE FLASHCUBES: Five Personalities (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
THE GREAT SOCIETY: Someone To Love (Sundazed, Born To Be Burned)
THE FLASHCUBES: Carl (You Da Man) (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
FRANK ZAPPA: My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (Rykodisc, Strictly Commercial)
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ARROW BEACH: Lady Of Elsinore (New Atlas Digital, Arrow Beach)
HINDU LOVE GODS: Raspberry Beret (Rhino, WARREN ZEVON: Genius)
PRINCE: I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Warner Brothers, The Hits/The B-Sides)
MATTHEW SWEET: Sick Of Myself (Sony, Playlist)
KARI WUHRER: Come And Get It (Del-Fi, Shiny)
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS: Mirage (Rhino, Anthology)
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BLONDIE: X-Offender (Chrysalis, The Platinum Collection)
DEVO: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Rhino, Pioneers Who Got Scalped)
THE KNICKERBOCKERS: Lies (Big Beat, A Rave Up With...The Knickerbockers)
THE BEATLES: I Should Have Known Better (Capitol, single)
IRENE PE√ĎA: Oh Tara (Zero Hour, VA: Not The Knack)
THE BEATLES: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Capitol, single)
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DERRICK ANDERSON: Waiting For You (Omnivore, A World Of My Own)
THE BYRDS: Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia, Mr. Tambourine Man)
SOMERDALE: Say It Again (Jem, Maggie Says It Again)
THE WHO: The Kids Are Alright (MCA, My Generation)
STEPFORD KNIVES: Her Reputation (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE SOFT BOYS: I Wanna Destroy You (Matador, Underwater Moonlight)
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THE RAMONES: I Wanna Be Sedated (Rhino, Road To Ruin)
PAUL COLLINS' BEAT: She Doesn't Want To Hang Around With You (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE DRIFTERS: On Broadway (Atlantic, All-Time Greatest Hits & More)
THE HIT SQUAD: Best Of Me (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE FLASHCUBES: She (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
THE SMITHEREENS: Got Me A Girl (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
P. HUX: Better Than Good (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
LISA MYCHOLS: Almost Didn't Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE FLASHCUBES: Forever (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
MONTY NORMAN ORCHESTRA: James Bond Theme (EMI, VA: The Best Of James Bond)