Carl Craft

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New York City's Des Rocks visits the WRAT studios.

We had the pleasure of meeting Des Rocks today.  The Rat’s been spinning his single, “Never Ending Moment” for a few weeks now.  It sounds great on the air so when his manager told us he’d be in the area we said, “Tell him to stop by”.

Here’s what we learned in our chat with Des…

Part of the hook of the song came to him on the N train in New York City.  He wasn’t sure if he was humming an original song to himself or not so he texted his pal Matt Pinfield (formerly of WHTG, MTV and all around music guru) to ask if Matt had heard it before.  LOL.  Matt hadn’t heard the riff and Des continued to write the song.

Des likes the “big” sound of rock-n-roll and always imagines a giant stage and big stage show when he’s live.  One of his main influences is Queen.

When he opened for the Rolling Stones in Philly, he took the bus back to New York City (where he lives) and sat back near the bus’ bathroom.  From being in front of 80,000 people to sitting near the shitter in a matter of hours.

This on air performance was literally the first time he ever played this song on acoustic.  First ever.

Have a listen to the track he played on air, it’s pretty cool.


34 Albums that Turn 40 in 2023

  • Def Leppard - ‘Pyromania’

    Released on January 20, 1983.

  • The Police - ‘Synchronicity’

    Released on June 17, 1983.

  • Lionel Richie - ‘Can’t Slow Down’

    Released on October 11, 1983.

  • Eurythmics - ‘Touch’

    Released on November 14, 1983.

  • Dio - ‘Holy Diver’

    Released on May 25, 1983.

  • Talking Heads - ‘Speaking in Tongues’

    Released on June 1, 1983.

  • U2 - ‘War’

    Released on February 28, 1983.

  • Tears for Fears - ‘The Hurting’

    Released on March 7, 1983.

  • David Bowie - ‘Let’s Dance’

    Released on April 14, 1983.

  • R.E.M. - ‘Murmur’

    Released on April 12, 1983.

  • Iron Maiden - ‘Piece of Mind’

    Released on May 16, 1983.

  • Metallica - ‘Kill ‘Em All’

    Released on July 25, 1983.

  • ZZ Top - ‘Eliminator’

    Released on March 23, 1983.

  • Bob Dylan - ‘Infidels’

    Released on October 27, 1983.

  • Motley Crue - ‘Shout at the Devil’

    Released on September 26, 1983.

  • Ozzy Osbourne - ‘Bark at the Moon’

    Released in December 1983.

  • Slayer - ‘Show No Mercy’

    Released in December 1983.

  • Pink Floyd - ‘The Final Cut’

    Released on March 21, 1983.

  • Cyndi Lauper - ‘She’s So Unusual’

    Released on October 14, 1983.

  • Culture Club - ‘Colour by Numbers’

    Released on October 10, 1983.

  • Billy Joel - ‘An Innocent Man’

    Released on August 8, 1983.

  • AC/DC - ‘Flick of the Switch’

    Released on August 15, 1983.

  • KISS - ‘Lick It Up’

    Released on September 18, 1983.

  • The Rolling Stones - ‘Undercover'

    Released on November 7, 1983.

  • Elton John - ‘Too Low for Zero’

    Released on May 30, 1983.

  • Paul McCartney - ‘Pipes of Peace’

    Released on October 31, 1983.

  • Yes - ‘90125’

    Released on November 11, 1983.

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - ‘Texas Flood’

    Released on June 13, 1983.

  • Depehe Mode - ‘Construction Time Again’

    Released on August 22, 1983.

  • Quiet Riot - ‘Metal Health’

    Released on March 11, 1983.

  • Bryan Adams - ‘Cuts Like a Knife’

    Released on January 18, 1983.

  • Robert Plant - ‘The Principle of Moments’

    Released on July 11, 1983.

  • Madonna - ‘Madonna’

    Released on July 27, 1983.

  • Billy Idol - ‘Rebel Yell’

    Released on November 10, 1983.


Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...

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