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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.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Fake THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO Playlist: Two Acts, One Voice



This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl is simply too large a concept to be neatly contained within a mere three-hour weekly time slot. Hence these occasional fake TIRnRR playlists, detailing shows we're never really going to do...but could.

Today's exercise in what-if/so-what? occurred to me on a recent morning commute: a series of coupled tracks, pairing a track by a group with a subsequent track by that group's lead singer performing under a different nom du bop, whether as a solo artist or in another group. This is one I don't think we would ever really consider for TIRnRR, since it's kinda gawky and fragile. But it works perfectly fine as an idle idol notion, so here 'tis.

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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 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.

Fake TIRnRR Playlist: Two Acts, One Voice

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
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THE RAMONES: Rockaway Beach
JOEY RAMONE: What A Wonderful World
THE BYRDS: My Back Pages
ROGER McGUINN: Someone To Love
HUSKER DU: Eight Miles High
SUGAR: If I Can't Change Your Mind
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THE HOLLIES: I Can't Let Go
ALLAN CLARKE: I Wasn't Born Yesterday
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND: Live
EMITT RHODES: Fresh As A Daisy
THE VALENTINOS: It's All Over Now
BOBBY WOMACK: Sweet Caroline
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THE FLASHCUBES: She's Leaving
1.4.5.: She Couldn't Say No
THE FABCATS: Keep Your Heart In The Game
GARY FRENAY: Blue Topaz
SCREEN TEST: Nothing Really Matters When You're Young
ARTY LENIN: Mr. Acarius
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THE BANGLES: He's Got A Secret
RAINY DAY: I'll Be Your Mirror
THE MONKEES: The Door Into Summer
MICHAEL NESMITH: Rising In Love
THE STONE PONEYS: Different Drum
LINDA RONSTADT: You're No Good
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THE BEATLES: Rain
THE ELTON JOHN BAND Featuring JOHN LENNON: I Saw Her Standing There
WINGS: Getting Closer
PAUL McCARTNEY: Not Such A Bad Boy
THE TEMPTATIONS: My Girl
DAVID RUFFIN: I Want You Back
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THE SEX PISTOLS: Pretty Vacant
PUBLIC IMAGE, LTD.: Public Image
THE RASPBERRIES: Go All The Way
ERIC CARMEN: Hey Deanie
THE DRIFTERS: There Goes My Baby
BEN E. KING: Stand By Me
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HERMAN'S HERMITS: No Milk Today
THE TREMBLERS: I'll Be Taking Her Out Tonight
THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Don't Talk To Strangers
JIMMY SILVA & THE GOATS: The Weight Of The Wind
THE PHENOMENAL CATS: Seagirl
THE LEGAL MATTERS: Don't Look Back
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THE KINKS: Waterloo Sunset
RAY DAVIES: Sold Me Out
THE PLEASURE SEEKERS: What A Way To Die
SUZI QUATRO: Tear Me Apart
R.E.M.: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
GOLDEN PALOMINOS: Omaha
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THE RUNAWAYS: School Days
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS: Love Is Pain
THE DEAD BOYS: All This And More
STIV BATORS: It's Cold Outside
THE NEW YORK DOLLS: Chatterbox
JOHNNY THUNDERS: Pipeline