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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, March 12, 2018

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 914




Daylight saving time, cruel theft of an hour's sleep, the chill of winter still nipping at our bones. But Syracuse is dancing, and all is right with the world. This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, Sunday nights from 9 to Midnight Eastern, on the air in Syracuse on The Spark WSPJ-LP 103.3 and 93.7, and on the web at http://sparksyracuse.org/

Spark Syracuse is supported by listeners like you. Tax-deductible donations are welcome at http://sparksyracuse.org/support/

You can follow Carl's daily blog Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) at 
https://carlcafarelli.blogspot.com/

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 FlashcubesChris 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 here.

TIRnRR # 914: 3/11/18

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
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THE RAMONES: Do You Wanna Dance? (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
TALKING HEADS: Burning Down The House (Rhino, The Best Of Talking Heads)
THE SMITHEREENS: Time Won't Let Me (Capitol, Blown To Smithereens)'
ANDY ELLISON: You Can't Do That (SNB, single)
THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND: Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In) (Sundazed, No Way Out)
THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN: The Lord Doesn't Want You (Reckless, Strangelands)
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JIMMY SILVA & THE GOATS: Weight Of The Wind (ESD, Heidi)
THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Laugh, Laugh (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
JIMMY SILVA & THE GOATS: Doesn't Matter At All (ESD, Heidi)
JEFF ST. JOHN & THE ID: Big Time Operator (Laneway Music, Big Time Operators)
TEGAN & SARA: Walking With A Ghost (Sire, So Jealous)
THE RAMONES: Surfin' Bird (Rhino, Rocket To Russia)
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RICHARD X. HEYMAN: A Fool's Errand (Turn-Up, Incognito)
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: I Need You (Warner Brothers, VA: Concert For George)
URGE OVERKILL: Positive Bleeding (Geffen, Saturation)
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: That Lady (Parts 1 & 2) (Epic, The Essential Isley Brothers)
THE BEATLES: No Reply (Apple, Beatles For Sale)
THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) (Motown, Gold)
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THE BEE GEES: I Can't See Nobody (Polydor, Bee Gees' 1st)
THE SMALL FACES: Afterglow (Of Your Love) (Immediate, single)
THE MOODY BLUES: Ride My See-Saw (Polydor, 20th Century Masters)
THE GO-GO'S: Turn To You (A & M, Go-Go's Collection)
BEN VAUGHN: Dressed In Black (Enigma, Dressed In Black)
THE NERVES: One Way Ticket (Alive, One Way Ticket)
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POP CO-OP: If Everything Was Easy (Silent Bugler, Four State Solution)
THE GRIP WEEDS: Strange Bird (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
MICKY DOLENZ: Chance Of A Lifetime (7a, The MGM Singles Collection)
THE FLASHCUBES: No Promise (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE KINKS: Harry Rag (Essential, Something Else)
THE SPONGETONES: She Goes Out With Everybody (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
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SPYGENIUS: The Friendly Stars That Glow (Big Stir, 'Pacephale)
SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind (Rykodisc, Copper Blue)
STEVE BARTON: Shadow Of The Bride (Sleepless, Tall Tales And Alibis)
LARRY COLLINS: Whistle Bait (Columbia, VA: Whistle Bait!)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY: Time Will Tell (Damaged Goods, Truly She Is None Other)
THE COLLINS KIDS: Hoy Hoy (Hoodoo, The Rockaway Rock)
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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Him Or Me--What's It Gonna Be? (Sundazed, Revolution!)
JOEY RAMONE & GENERAL JOHNSON: Rockaway Beach (Rhino, VA: Godchildren Of Soul)
THE RAMONES: Time Has Come Today (Rhino, Subterranean Jungle)
AL GREEN: I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Right Stuff, Green Is Blues)
THE BEACH BOYS: Heroes And Villains (Capitol, Smile Sessions)
THE ZOMBIES: Time Of The Season (Big Beat, Zombie Heaven)
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DOUG POWELL: A Prayer For Ray Davies (Mercury, Ballad Of The Tin Men)
THE PRETENDERS: Stop Your Sobbing (Sire, The Singles)
THE KINKS: Waterloo Sunset (Essential, Something Else)
CIRCE LINK & CHRISTIAN NESMITH: I'm On Your Side (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
PIPER: Drop By And Stay (American Beat, Piper/Can't Wait)
THE BEAT: Rock And Roll Girl (Wagon Wheel, The Beat)
THE MONKEES: Love Is Only Sleeping (Rhino, 50)
THE KINKS: I'll Remember (Essential, Face To Face)
THE RAMONETURES: I Wanna Be Sedated (Blood Red, Ramonetures)