Preview by Alan Haber
In 1991, the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral; the very first website, info.cern.ch, was created; and Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the number one movie of the year. But the biggest event, for pop music fans, at least, was the release of Richard X. Heyman’s classic album, Hey Man!
Richard celebrates the 25 year anniversary of this seminal album on next week’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).
From getting signed to Sire records to recording the album on the west coast with producer Andy Paley, you will get the full, in-depth story of the making of one of the greatest pop music albums. Just the mere mention of some of the songs on Hey Man! makes the hairs on my neck stand on end: “Falling Away,” “Loud,” and “Bad Business in Town.” You’ll marvel at the stories behind two of the album’s songs: “To Whisky Flats” and “Monica.”
To celebrate Hey Man!’s anniversary, Richard and his band performed the album in its entirety on March 19th at Arlene’s Grocery on Manhattan’s lower east side. Prior to the show, Richard re-realized the album, recording new parts and increasing the power of the tracks. Copies of the re-realization, entitled Yeh Man!, were given away at the concert; each of the new versions is now available for purchase on Richard’s website. Click here to add these songs to your collection. We’re now playing all of the new versions of these songs in rotation on the air–each one of them exhibits a wider sound field; tight, deep bass, and increased clarity. The effect is quite thrilling.
It is my privilege to bring you the inside story of Hey Man! on this all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with Richard X. Heyman. The show airs next Tuesday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). This is another in a long line of new shows ready to roll. Don’t miss this one!
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). 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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