Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio

Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio is the archive for the premiere website that covered the melodic pop scene with in-depth reviews of new and reissued recordings, and a wide variety of features. We are now closed for new activity.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: The Quick’s Danny Benair (Airdate: May 30, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

During the second part of a doubleheader Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation broadcast on May 30, Danny Benair, from ’70s power pop band the Quick, joined me for a fun talk about Mondo Deco, the band’s 1976 classic long-player melding pop, rock and classical influences. Mondo Deco was just re-released with a bounty of bonus tracks by Real Gone Music.

coverThe Quick, which featured Danny Wilde, later of the Rembrandts, as lead vocalist, were shepherded by the legendary Kim Fowley and producer and engineer Earle Mankey, who was a member of Halfnelson, which later became Sparks. The Quick’s one and only album featured clever arrangements and harmonies galore; it pops and rocks with abandon.

Danny and I talked about the origins of the Quick, recording Mondo Deco, and other timely topics, including how he came to get Rolling Stone Charlie Watts’ drum sticks (hint: Charlie gave them to Danny). Plus, we played three songs from Mondo Deco, including the Quick’s mondo-creative cover of the Beatles’ “It Won’t Be Long.”

Purchase Real Gone Music’s welcome reissue of the Quick’s Mondo Deco at Kool Kat Musik, Amazon, and Real Gone Music.

in conversation new graphic grey

pprListen to my interview with the Quick’s Danny Benair from the May 30 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: