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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 18, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 890: A Bunch Of Guys Named Paul










Hello again from This Is Rock 'n' Roll Roll with Dana & Carl, your self-proclaimed resource for The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet. With Sir Paul coming to Syracuse this week, we decided to play some Paul music on the show. But not just Paul McCartney! Paul Simon (with Artie)! Paul Armstrong (with Arty, Gary, and Tommy)! Paul Collins' Beat (and with The Nerves!) Paul Revere & the Raiders! Paul Kelly & the Messengers! Paul Stanley! Peter, Paul & Mary! A bunch of other guys named Paul from The Jam, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Manfred MannJefferson Airplane, and Squeeze, and even a Paula with The Pandoras! And Ray Paul! PLUS: we played stuff by other people not named Paul at all. We love a good gimmick as well as the next guy, but we never let the good gimmicks get in the way of a good time. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

NEXT WEEK: Our Featured Act will be The Flamin' Groovies! IN TWO WEEKS: The return of DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT! SOMETIME IN OCTOBER: A tentative plan for the return of The Magnificent Six, an entire show devoted in its entirety to six different Featured Acts! And...what else? Oh yeah! IN TEN WEEKS [weather permitting]: 

THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO # 900!

Man, we better start rehearsin' or something.

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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: http://shop.koolkatmusik.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=KKM&Product_Code=Various_Artists_241&Category_Code=PO

TIRnRR # 890: 9/17/17

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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PAUL McCARTNEY: Not Such A Bad Boy (Columbia, Give My Regards To Broad Street)
WARREN ZEVON: Excitable Boy (Rhino, Genius)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: My Little Town (Columbia, Old Friends)

PATTI SMITH: Redondo Beach (Arista, Horses)
THE FLASHCUBES: She's Leaving (Northside, Bright Lights)
THE FLATMATES: I Could Be In Heaven (Clairecords, Love & Death)
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RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE PRETENDERS: Back On The Chain Gang (Sire, The Singles)
MAURA & THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: Maybe Someday (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
QUINT: Good Morning London (n/a, Sharknado 5 OST)
SQUEEZE: Tempted (A & M, The Squeeze Story)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Rykodisc, This Year's Model)
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PAUL KELLY & THE MESSENGERS: Before Too Long (A & M, Gossip)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Beautiful Night (Capitol, Flaming Pie)
THE JAM: Going Underground (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
SPIRIT: Aren't You Glad (Raven, Fresh From The Lime Coast)
CREAM: I'm So Glad (Polydor, The Very Best Of Cream)
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Glad All Over (Hollywood, The History Of The Dave Clark Five)
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PAUL STANLEY: Wouldn't You Like To Know Me? (Mercury, KISS: Paul Stanley)
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS: Hanky Panky (Rhino, Anthology)
THE PANDORAS: Stop Pretending (Rhino Handmade, Stop Pretending)
THE CLASH: Train In Vain (Epic, Clash On Broadway)
THE MONKEES: Terrifying (Rhino, Good Times! [digital version])
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
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PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Live And Let Die (Capitol, PAUL McCARTNEY: Wingspan)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: Pump It Up (Rykodisc, This Year's Model)
THE FOUR TOPS: Walk Away Renee (Motown, The Ultimate Collection)
THE COWSILLS: She Said To Me (JAM, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 2)
THE ROLLING STONES: Connection (Abkco, Between The Buttons)
THE NERVES: Hanging On The Telephone (Alive, One Way Ticket)
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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 HIT SQUAD: Best Of Me (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
HUSKER DU: Could You Be The One? (Warner Brothers, Warehouse: Songs And Stories)
THE SMITHEREENS: Got Me A Girl (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
KO & THE KNOCKOUTS: Go-Getter (Wicked Cool, Ko And The Knockouts)
LYRES: Help You Ann (Matador, On Fyre)
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STYX: Kiss Your Ass Goodbye (Sanctuary, Cyclorama)
THE SEX PISTOLS: Silly Thing (Warner Brothers, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle)
PETER, PAUL & MARY: Too Much Of Nothing (Warner Brothers, Ten Years Together)
SPIRIT: Uncle Jack (Raven, Fresh From The Lime Coast)
SMOKE: My Friend Jack (Rhino, VA: Nuggets II)
THE WHO: Happy Jack (MCA, Who's Better, Who's Best)
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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Him Or Me--What's It Gonna Be? (Sundazed, Revolution!)
MANFRED MANN: My Little Red Book (All I Do Is Talk About You) (EMI, The Best Of Manfred Mann)
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Come Up The Years (RCA, The Essential Jefferson Airplane)
BIG STAR: September Gurls [single version] (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Hope Of Deliverance (Capitol, Off The Ground)
THE FLASHCUBES: Forever (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Run Devil Run (Capitol, Run Devil Run)
JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES: Shakin' All Over (EMI, The Best Of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates)
PAUL McCARTNEY: Maybe I'm Amazed (Capitol, Wingspan)
THE BEVIS FROND: Lights Are Changing (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: Junior's Farm (Capitol, PAUL McCARTNEY: Wingspan)