- 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, The Syracuse New Times, Big Stir magazine, and AHOY Comics. 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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: The Everlasting First
Even with the satisfying challenge of slapping together a fresh three-hour show each week for another exciting episode of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, we may still come up with more programming ideas than we have time to execute. Here's a playlist for a show we're never going to do: a playlist consisting solely of the first tracks we ever played by each of these artists on TIRnRR. Over the course of 916 shows (plus several additional special editions), we've played music by an awful lot of great rockin' pop artists. Here's a virtual celebration of where we started with a few of them.
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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-Op, Ray Paul, Circe Link & Christian Nesmith, Vegas With Randolph Featuring Lannie Flowers, The Slapbacks, P. Hux, Irene Peña, Michael Oliver & the Sacred Band Featuring Dave Merritt, The Rubinoos, Stepford Knives, The Grip Weeds, Popdudes, Ronnie Dark, The Flashcubes, Chris von Sneidern, The Bottle Kids, 1.4.5., The Smithereens, Paul Collins' Beat, The Hit Squad, The Rulers, The Legal Matters, Maura & the Bright Lights, Lisa Mychols, and Mr. Encrypto & the Cyphers. You gotta have it, so order it here.
FAKE TIRnRR: The Everlasting First!
THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
THE RAMONES: I Don't Want To Grow Up
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Summer Breeze
THE MONKEES: Regional Girl
GEORGE HARRISON: Poor Little Girl
THE BYRDS: Don't Make Waves
XTC: Respectable Street
THE BEATLES: It's Only Love
KISS: I Love It Loud
DAVID BOWIE: Suffragette City
WILSON PICKETT: Sugar, Sugar
THE KINKS: Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
THE RUBINOOS: Saturday Morning Cartoons
JAMES BROWN: For Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes
THE CATHOLIC GIRLS: Someone New
CHUCK BERRY: Louie To Frisco
CHEAP TRICK: Say Goodbye
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: Day Tripper
THE FOUR TOPS: Are You Man Enough
THE CURE: In Between Days
COTTON MATHER: Homefront Cameo
THE EASYBEATS: She's So Fine
THE DAMNED: Wait For The Blackout
THE FLASHCUBES: It's You Tonight
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE: Any Way You Want It
EYTAN MIRSKY: What Do I Do?
THE RASPBERRIES: Ecstasy
MARY LOU LORD: Lights Are Changing
THE DRIFTERS: Sweets For My Sweet
RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS: Blank Generation
THE HOLLIES: I Can't Let Go
THE BEVIS FROND: Now You Know
THE BEE GEES: Turn Of The Century
IGGY POP: Consolation Prizes
OTIS REDDING: Pounds And Hundreds
BIG STAR: In The Street
THE GO-GO'S: The Whole World Lost Its Head
THE SEX PISTOLS: God Save The Queen
THE BAY CITY ROLLERS: Rock And Roll Love Letter
P. P. ARNOLD: Angel Of The Morning
THE B-52's: Debbie
THE SMALL FACES: Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: First Plane Home
AL GREEN: Let's Stay Together
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: Man With Money
THE WHO: The Kids Are Alright
COCKEYED GHOST: About Jill
TODD RUNDGREN: Couldn't I Just Tell You
THE SPONGETONES: Have You Ever Been Torn Apart?
THE GRIP WEEDS: Out Of Today
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Rock And Roll
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS: Take Me Home, Country Roads
THE PRETENDERS: Brass In Pocket
HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: A Taste Of Honey