Alan Haber’s extensive interview with pop craftsman Dana Countryman, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on September 22, is now posted to the show’s PodOmatic podcast page. Listen and download to your heart’s content.
In this typically wide-ranging program, Dana goes behind-the-scenes about his smashing new album, Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp! What goes into making such a wonderful record? How does Dana approach songwriting? How does he record? All of these questions and more are answered.
Dana also takes listeners through his musical history, from when he first started playing in bands to his years in The Amazing Pink Things, his work with electronic music wizard Jean-Jacques Perrey, and his current, solo career, which has now produced three albums of late-’60s-early ’70s pure pop perfection.
We capped off this delightful program by playing three of the great songs from yesteryear that have influenced Dana: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Clair,” Harry Nilsson’s “Me and My Arrow,” and the Carpenters’ “Goodbye to Love.” Dana talks about each of these songs, giving his unique perspective on them.
A list of Spotify play links is provided so listeners can hear the songs played in the commercial version of this program.
Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.
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