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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 NewsThe 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.

Monday, April 16, 2018

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 919

Hey, we got NEW stuff! In this example, "new stuff" refers to the latest releases from The Junior League, The Supahip, The Ice Cream Conspiracists, Sons Of Morning, and two new discs from Ed Ryan. HuzZAH! But the headline has to belong to our pals and theoretical namesakes, as we serve up the intergalactic debut of a new track from the irresistible cosmic force of Steve Stoeckel & His This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio All-Stars! It's GOOD to have a radio show! 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/

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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.

TIRnRR # 919: 4/15/18 (In memory of our friend Todd Borsch)

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
ED RYAN: Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Kool Kat Musik, Roadmap)
THE PIXIES: Here Comes Your Man (spinART, Pixies)
JOAN ARMATRADING: Me Myself I (A & M, Greatest Hits)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: M'lady (Epic, Higher!)
VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE: I Say Nothing (London, Let It Bee)
GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR: Heat Treatment (Universal, The Very Best Of Graham Parker & the Rumour)
RAY PAUL: I Need Your Love Tonight (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
IRENE PEÑA: Must've Been Good (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
HARMONIC DIRT: Maybe (n/a, Anthracite)
THE GRASS ROOTS: Midnight Confessions (Rhino, Anthology 1965-1975)
WARREN ZEVON: Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Rhino, Genius)
THE KINKS: Top Of The Pops (BMG, Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround)
THE REZILLOS: Top Of The Pops (Sire, Can't Stand The Rezillos)
ROXY MUSIC: More Than This (Warner Brothers, Avalon)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: Trip To Your Heart (Epic, Higher!)
STYX: Lorelei (A & M, Equinox)
THE CLASH: Pressure Drop (Epic, Super Black Market Clash)
THE SUPAHIP: With The Radio On (https://bigradiorecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-two-sided-face, The Two Sided Face)
GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR: Local Girls (Universal, The Very Best Of Graham Parker & the Rumour)
THE MONKEES: Pleasant Valley Sunday (Rhino, 50)
THE ICE CREAM CONSPIRACISTS: We All Need Someone To Love (icecreammanrecords.bandcamp.com, single)
FANCY: Wild Thing (Angel Air, Wild Thing/Turns You On)
TRIO: Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha (Mercury, Da Da Da)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (Rykodisc, Armed Forces)
THE CARS: Just What I Needed (Rhino, Just What I Needed)
THE ROLLING STONES: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Virgin, Forty Licks)
SQUEEZE: Mumbo Jumbo (A & M, East Side Story)
SONS OF MORNING: Didn't See The Man (n/a, Sons Of Morning)
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE: I Only Want To Begin Again (Kool Kat Musik, Eventually Is Now)
THE SLAPBACKS: Make Something Happen (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE RINGLES: Mary Go Round (JAM, Dish Full Of Ringles)
POP CO-OP: If Everything Was Easy (Silent Bugler, Four State Solution)
DEL AMITRI: Not Where It's At (A & M, Some Other Sucker's Parade)
BIG STAR: September Gurls (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)
ED RYAN: Rocket Ship (Kool Kat Musik, Furious Mind)
THE NERVES: Working Too Hard (Alive, One Way Ticket)
THE VOGUES: Five O'Clock World (Varese Sarabande, The Best Of The Vogues)
FRANK ROSSANO: Money Money &You (unreleased)
LET'S ACTIVE: Every Dog Has His Day (IRS, Every Dog Has His Day)
THE GO-GO'S: Our Lips Are Sealed (IRS, Beauty And The Beat)
THE BEATLES: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Apple, Beatles For Sale)
THE SMALL FACES: Shake (Sanctuary, Ultimate Collection)
TAVARES: Free Ride (EMI, The Best Of Tavares)
THE SMITHEREENS: Got Me A Girl (Kool Kat Musik, VA: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4)
THE SEARCHERS: Sweets For My Sweet (Sanctuary, Meet The Searchers)
BIG STAR: Watch The Sun Rise [single version] (Stax, The Best Of Big Star)
BUCK OWENS & HIS BUCKAROOS: Buckaroo (Sundazed, The Instrumental Hits Of Buck Owens & His Buckaroos)

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