Clap Your Hands and Scream “Yay!” We Have Winners!

Here at Pure Pop Radio headquarters, we love, love, love to give stuff away, and by stuff we mean today’s hottest albums and such. We love to go the post office and send this free stuff on its way across the country, across the waters, to waiting arms in whichever city or country might be … Read moreClap Your Hands and Scream “Yay!” We Have Winners!

I Love that Song #6: “European Rain” by the Big Dish

Three albums and six years was all it took for Scotland’s The Big Dish to create a few ripples and take its final bow. Centered around Steven Lindsay’s lovely melodies and gorgeous,velvety voice, the group should have fared better, but for some reason never built up enough of an audience to convince their label, Virgin Records, … Read moreI Love that Song #6: “European Rain” by the Big Dish

“Hello, I’m Ken Michaels!” Ken Horses Around with the Beatles on Tonight’s Every Little Thing

Tonight’s edition of everybody’s favorite Beatles radio show, Every Little Thing, finds host Ken Michaels horsin’ around during his weekly thematic set, spinning a John Lennon two-fer, and playing a song from Apple artists Lon and Derrek von Eaton. Sounds like we’ve stumbled upon another great hour of fabness! Ken opens up tonight’s show with classic … Read more“Hello, I’m Ken Michaels!” Ken Horses Around with the Beatles on Tonight’s Every Little Thing

A Starr at Every Turn: Ringo Remastered!

(Originally published on the buhdge website in 2007) Ringo Starr | Photograph, The Very Best of Ringo (Capitol, 2007) Fab sticksman Richard Starkey M.B.E.’s best sides finally get a first-class remastering with Photograph The Very Best of Ringo Starr, a most welcome release that earns Capitol Records a back-off-boogaloo’s-worth of goodwill from fans. For one … Read moreA Starr at Every Turn: Ringo Remastered!

The Legal Matters: Equal Parts that Warm a Cold and Snowy Michigan Winter

The Legal Matters | The Legal Matters | Futureman Records (2014) (Win one of two copies of the Legal Matters’ self-titled  debut album by filling in the form below!) The next time you rise on a cold and dreary winter morning to find that your overnight brought you two or three inches of snow, and you are … Read moreThe Legal Matters: Equal Parts that Warm a Cold and Snowy Michigan Winter

5:45, 30 Players and One Majestic Performance: David Letterman Explains the Musical Universe

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted July 22, 2014) Every once in a while, a kind of majestic performance of an equally majestic song will play out on one of the late night talk shows. Last night’s blast of majesty happened on the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater at the end … Read more5:45, 30 Players and One Majestic Performance: David Letterman Explains the Musical Universe

This’ll be the Day! Buddy Holly’s in the Spotlight on Tonight’s Edition of Every Little Thing!

We here at Pure Pop Radio love it when 9 pm ET on Monday night rolls around, because it means that it’s time for another installment of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, every Beatlemaniac’s favorite meeting place! On tonight’s show, number 25, Ken kicks off the Fab fun with a set chock full of tracks from … Read moreThis’ll be the Day! Buddy Holly’s in the Spotlight on Tonight’s Edition of Every Little Thing!

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge: The Association’s Waterbeds in Trinidad (1972)

(Originally published on the buhdge website in 2006) Unfairly categorized as a singles band, the Association did not, as some would have you believe, make bad albums. They also did not become a less-interesting aggregation in the band’s later recording years, as this lone Columbia album proves. Released a year after the group’s final Warner Brothers release, … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge: The Association’s Waterbeds in Trinidad (1972)

Here Comes the Reign Again! Pure Pop Radio and Your Favorite Artists Celebrate the Second British Invasion in Grand Style. Happy Days are Here Again!

Hot on the heels of last April’s spectacular double-album, Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock, producer Andrew Curry is soon to make waves with his second celebration of the best days of our musical lives. With the upcoming Here Comes the Reign Again: The Second British Invasion, Curry has set his … Read moreHere Comes the Reign Again! Pure Pop Radio and Your Favorite Artists Celebrate the Second British Invasion in Grand Style. Happy Days are Here Again!