100+ Songs Added to the Pure Pop Radio Playlist, Including the New Single from Paul McCartney. Now’s the Time to Tune In!

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

pure pop radio radioMore than 100 new and new-to-you songs, including the latest releases from your favorite melodic pop music artists, have been added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist.

At thpaul mccartney egypt station cover 2018e top of the list are two new songs, released as a single, from Paul McCartney’s forthcoming album, Egypt Station–the stomping rocker “Come On to Me” and the tender ballad, “I Don’t Know.” But that’s not all!

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Caper Clowns

terry draper latitude adjustmentAlso spinning now in rotation are the latest from the Doughboys, a frantic, pumping take on the Rolling Stones’ “Play With Fire,” and both sides of Caper Clowns fantastic new single–“Sacre Bleu” and “Something of Value.” You will also hear, throughout our broadcast day, the new single from the Outryders, featuring Joe Algeri; Terry Draper’s catchy earworm “Latitude Adjustment,” featuring background vocals from Pure Pop Radio favorite Ray Paul; and Kai Danzberg’s “My Beautiful Day,” written with Dana Countryman.

nick lowe tokyo baydana countryman summer sand cover2018You want more? You’ve got it: Nick Lowe’s new four-sided single, featuring the twangy, upbeat “Tokyo Bay”; Trip Wire’s “Act Fast”; the b-side of Bill Lloyd’s new single, “The Bridesmaid’s Song,” with special guest Raelyn Nelson; tracks from the sprawling new compilation, The Co-Op Communique Vol. 4, including John T. McMullan’s “The Thought of Your Name”; Dana Countryman’s new summer single, the lovely “Summer Sand”; and tracks from the Davenports’ most-welcome new album, Don’t Be Mad at Me.

With all that, we’re just scratching the surface of the catchy tunes you’ll discover when you tune in to Pure Pop Radio, the 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s, ’70s and today, with a special emphasis on the latest releases you want to hear.

Don’t miss a minute–tune in now! Click on the Live 365 Listen Now link below, and enjoy!

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This Week’s Specialty Shows: An All-Star Pop Tunes Deejay Show Premieres New Terry Draper Song, and In Conversation Serves Up Iconic Jeffrey Foskett Interview from 1997

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

This week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows satisfy your pop cravings with an all-star, all-new edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show and an iconic Jeffrey Foskett interview from 1997 on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Both shows air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallterry draper latitude adjustmentA brand-new, hot off the mixing board catchy nugget from Klaatu’s Terry Draper is the centerpiece of this Thursday night’s edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET). “Altitude Adjustment” is the perfect earworm for the rapidly approaching summer season; I would be surprised if you’re not singing along upon first listen. We’ve got the exclusive world premiere of this terrific new song that is slated for inclusion on an upcoming vinyl retrospective from Terry entitled In My Garden.

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Caper Clowns

Also on this week’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show: “Sacre Bleu,” the very Paul McCartney-esque new single from Pure Pop Radio favorites Caper Clowns; “Carry Me,” a choice track off of Bird Streets’ forthcoming self-titled pop platter (Bird Streets is John Brodeur and Jason Falkner); “The Bridesmaid’s Song,” the tasty b-side of Bill Lloyd’s new single backing It’s Happening Now’s “Pedal Tavern Girl”; “Alone (Radio Edit)”, the b-side to Kai Danzberg’s “My Beautiful Day,” which we premiered on last week’s show; Dana Countryman’s delicious new summer single, “Summer Sand”; and a deep spin set celebrating the birthdays of three legends: Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren. Plus…my snappy deejay patter, and lots more!

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Jeffrey Foskett

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Jeffrey Foskett’s Thru My Window (Original Cover)

This Wednesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, we send the WABAC machine to January 19, 1997 for my very first interview with Jeffrey Foskett, well known, of course, for his great solo records and for playing live with the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson. During this show, Jeffrey goes deep into his musical history, talks about first meeting Brian, and the value of sleigh bells. Yes…sleigh bells! You’ll hear songs from the two releases then available from Jeffrey: Thru My Window and The Other Takes. (Jeffrey Foskett’s new CD with Jeff Larson, ‘Elua Aloha, has just been released.)

Don’t miss this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows. We pop your world!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Boss Sounds Abound This Week on Pure Pop Radio’s Specialty Shows: Dee Long Looks Back at Klaatu’s Sir Army Suit and Kai Danzberg’s New Single with Dana Countryman Gets Its World Premiere Broadcast on the Pop Tunes Deejay Show

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

This week on Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows, Klaatu’s Dee Long looks back at the band’s classic album Sir Army Suit on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and Kai Danzberg’s summer single with Dana Countryman gets its world premiere airing on the Pop Tunes Deejay Show.

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klaatu sir army suit coverKlaatu alert: Dee Long’s visit to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, first aired November 6, 2013, zeros in on Klaatu’s classic album Sir Army Suit, which is celebrating its 40th trip around the sun this year. Tomorrow night, June 13, you will hear Dee look back at the making of Sir Army Suit and talk about three of his songs included on the album: “Everybody Took a Holiday,” “Perpetual Motion Machine,” and “Cherie.” It’s fun to go in-depth on this classic album from one of the great melodic pop bands of all time. Tune in at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallkai danzberg and dana countryman song coverThis Thursday night at 8 pm ET, the 56th edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show rolls with the world premiere of Kai Danzberg’s new summer single with Dana Countryman, “My Beautiful Day.” A wonderful, tuneful celebration of all things melodic and, of course, Beach Boys-y, the song was co-written with Dana. Dana’s wife Tricia is also present with some lovely background vocals. “My Beautiful Day” will be available to purchase, and I highly recommend that you do so, from this Friday, June 15 on Kai’s Bandcamp page.

Also on this week’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, you will hear new and new-to-you tracks from Eric Carmen; the Beach Boys; Klaatu; a triple play from the Davenports, whose lovely new album, Don’t Be Mad at Me, is about to be released; Lia Pamina and Radio Days’ Dario Persi; Lisa Mychols; Caper Clowns; Anton Barbeau; Super 8; Wilkerson; Dave Sheinin; Diamond Hands; Lou Christie; the 4 Seasons, and Kurt Baker. It’s an hour-long cornucopia of melodic delights, delivered along with the usual amount of snappy deejay patter from me.

Don’t miss this week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows. And don’t forget to tune in to our 24-hour-a-day serving of melodic pop delights from across the decades on Live 365. Link to our mix below.

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #55 | 6-7-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #55 | 6-7-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Andrew Gold | “Heartaches in Heartaches” | Andrew Gold, 1975

Set Two: New!
3. Astral Drive | “Summer of ’76” | Astral Drive, 2018
4. Wilkerson | “Let It Go Tonight” | Wilkerson, 2018
5. Blaine Campbell | “Right Thru Me” | Blue Mind, 2018
6. Peter Holsapple | “Continental Drifters” | Game Day, 2018

Set Three: New Too!
7. Lannie Flowers | “About You” | Single, 2018
8. Arthur Alexander | “It’s You” | One Bar Left, 2018
9. The Davenports | “Where Shall We Hang Elena” | Don’t Be Mad at Me, 2018

Set Four: New 2!
10. Dave Sheinin | “Oh, Amelia” | First Thing Tomorrow, 2018
11. Ian Thompson | “Roll the Dice” | Mean Time, 2018
12. Tom Guerra | “The Story” | American Garden, 2018

Set Five: New Plus!
13. Lisa Mychols | “He’s Got Me Dreaming” | Sugar, 2018
14. Starbelly | “She Will Go On” | Four, 2018
15. Zuider Zee | “Quite a While” | Zeenith, 2018
16. Paul McCartney | “Flaming Pie” | Flaming Pie, 1997

Set Close:
17. The Spongetones | “On the Wings of a Nightingale” | Odd Fellows, 2000

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #54 | 5-31-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #54 | 5-31-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Mason Williams | “Classical Gas” | The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, 1968

Set Two: New!
3. Astral Drive | “Summer of ’76” | Astral Drive, 2018
4. Lisa Michaels | “Into Oblivion” | Sugar, 2018
5. Starbelly | “Danny Opus” | Four, 2018

Set Three: New Too!
6. David Myhr | “Room to Grow” | Lucky Day, 2018
7. Ken Sharp | “She Hates the Beatles | Single, 2018
8. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018
9. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | “Operator” | Glamping, 2018

Set Four: Cali Plus!
10. The Beach Boys | “California Saga: California” | Holland, 1973
11. The Beach Boys | “California Girls” | Summer Days (And Summer Nights), 1965
12. The Beach Boys | “California Calling” | The Beach Boys, 1985
13. Dennis Wilson | “River Song” | Pacific Ocean Blue, 1977

Set Five: Ooh Baby!
14. The Red Button featuring Peter Noone | “Ooh Girl” | Single, 2018
15. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Ooh Baby” | I’m a Writer, Not a Fighter, 1973
16. Matt Tyson | “The Ooh Wah Song” | Malibu Jukebox, 2010
17. The Oohs | “You’re Gonna Lose that Girl” | It Was 40 Years Ago Today: A Tribute to the Beatles, 2004

Set Close:
18. Richard Harris | “MacArthur Park” | A Tramp Shining, 1968

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #53 | 5-17-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #53 | 5-17-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Jellyfish | “Baby’s Coming Back” | Bellybutton, 1990

Set Two: New!
3. Jeff Whalen | “Jendy!” | 10 More Rock Super Hits, 2018
4. Vanilla | “Itchykoo Park” | Mystik Knights of Takoma, 2018 (World Radio Premiere)
5. Astral Drive | “Summer of ’76” | Astral Drive, 2018

Set Three: New and Just as Hot!
6. Al Shields and the Delahayes | “The Road” | Fire on Holy Ground, 2018
7. We Are Muffy | “Frosted Candy” | The Charcoal Pool, 2018
8. The Kennedys | “Cayenne in My Coffee” | Safe Until Tomorrow, 2018

Set Four: Also New and Hot!
9. Lannie Flowers | “Good” | Single, 2018
10. The Tearaways | “Anticipointment” | Anthems and Lullabies, 2018
11. Gretchen’s Wheel | “Something’s Coming” | Black Box Theory, 2018

Set Five: Hey! New Stuff Here!
12. Rob Bonfiglio | “Gone” | Trouble Again, 2018
13. Scot Sax | “Where Do You Go to Cry” | Drawing from Memory, 2018
14. Seth Timbs | “The World Doesn’t Know What It’s Waiting For” | Record and Pause, 2018

Set Six: New Plus!
15. The Quick | “It Won’t Be Long” | Mondo Deco, 2018
16. Simon Love | “Joey Ramone” | Sincerely S. Love x, 2018
17. The Electricoke | “Travel Time” | Back in Time, 2018
18. Electric Light Orchestra | “Calling America” | Balance of Power, 1986

Set Close:
19. Donovan | “Jennifer Juniper” | The Hurdy Gurdy Man, 1968

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Astral Drive’s Phil Thornalley (Airdate: June 6, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Fans of 1970s Todd Rundgren will thoroughly enjoy my in-depth interview with Astral Drive’s Phil Tornalley, which aired June 6 on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

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Mr. Astral Drive

Longtime producer and songwriter Phil Thornalley has made nothing less than the Todd Rundgren album that Todd Rundgren never made in the 1970s. Astral Drive, the album, being released on July 6 by Lojinx, is nothing less than one of the best albums of the year.

 

astral drive coverAstral Drive finds Phil Thornalley doing most of the heavy lifting for a joyous tour de force composed of original songs that echo the catchy sounds that the Hermit of Mink Hollow made all those many years ago. Thornalley, a legendary producer and songwriter whose lengthy list of credits includes co-writing Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” producing the Cure’s album Pornography when he was 21 years old, and working as an engineer at London’s RAK Studios for producers Mickie Most, Steve Lillywhite and Alex Sadkin, fell in love with Todd Rundgren’s music when he heard Todd’s song “Useless Begging.” The rest, as they say, is history.

Within Astral Drive’s catchy, Rundgren-esque grooves, Thornalley celebrates the sound of Rundgren’s ’70s work with 11 original compositions. Standout songs like the album’s first single, the infectious, ultra-catchy and so-much-fun-to-listen-to “Summer of ’76” (watch the official lyric video below) might as well come with a singalong module; the songs don’t invite listener participation so much as pretty much require it. And mark my words–you will want to sing along, whether you know the words or not.

During this supersized edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, which began with Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” Thornalley talked about, and we played, three of Astral Drive’s standout songs: the aforementioned “Summer of ’76,” which you can now hear playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio; the warm ballad “Wishing I Could Change the World,” which honors the classic Todd-meets-Philly-Soul bond; and the glorious, melody-infused upbeat number “Love is Real.” You’ll hear Thornalley talk about how he wrote these songs, and take a tour through his illustrious career. Towards the beginning of this typically in-depth In Conversation back-and-forth, Thornalley charted the path that “Torn” took prior to being recorded by Imbruglia.

Help celebrate the wonder and joy delivered by Phil Thornalley by way of the lovingly-rendered songs on Astral Drive by listening to this very special episode of In Conversation.  Prepare for one of those very special experiences that only great melodic pop music can provide.

Preorder Astral Drive at the Lojinx shop, Kool Kat Musik, Amazon, and iTunes.

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pprListen to my interview with Astral Drive’s Phil Thornalley from the June 6 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation by clicking the play button on the following player, or click on the Pure Pop Radio button to the left to download (then right click and choose “Save audio as” to save the file to your computer). (This interview is presented in scoped format; the songs have been removed due to copyright concerns.)

 


Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.