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Spins and Reviews | 05.08.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio
TONIGHT: We kick off a two-week world radio premiere spin of two tracks from The Greek Theatre’s Kool Kat Musik CD debut, Broken Circle
We’ve added hundreds of new and new-to-you tracks to our playlist in the last few weeks. We’re excited to be bringing you the latest and greatest melodic pop music in the universe, 24-hours a day.
We’re also excited to exclusively be bringing you, for the next two weeks, the world radio premieres of two tracks from The Greek Theatre’s smashing, forthcoming first-time CD release of their album Broken Circle on Kool Kat Musik. Previously released on vinyl in a limited edition by Sugarbush Records, Broken Circle is a mind-tripping, mesmerizing melange of psychedelia and melodic substance.
Pure Pop Radio-friendly tracks “Stray Dog Blues” (with a hint of Van Dyke Parks seasoning) and “Lost Out at Sea” marry Pink Floydian ambiance with Harpers Bizarre shading. There is atmosphere to spare in these recordings; uniquely, they sound as though they could have been on any mid- to late-period Floyd album and, in an alternate world scenario, would have been welcome as bonus tracks on really any Harpers long player.
Listen for Swedish psych masters The Greek Theatre’s “Stray Dog Blues” and “Lost Out at Sea” playing exclusively on Pure Pop Radio for the next two weeks. Thanks go out to Kool Kat’s Ray Gianchetti for the opportunity to share these great tracks with the world on an exclusive basis.
We say it all the time, but that’s because it’s true: Our raison d’être is talking to pop music’s brightest lights and getting under the hood, so to speak. What makes these great artists tick? How do life’s twists and turns inform their art?
The great Walter Clevenger, who’s been releasing terrific records since 1997, is our guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next week, February 10-13. During this fascinating two-part interview, Walter takes listeners on an A-Z tour of his life in music, from the first songs he heard and his early influences to getting his performing feet wet and overcoming obstacles as his life and art meet the future. And that’s not all.
During the second part of this landmark interview, we will be playing three brand new, as-yet-unreleased songs recorded by Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings. These songs are EXCLUSIVE to Pure Pop Radio and can’t be heard anywhere else, so if you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to hear what’s next from the pen and guitar of this talented, heritage music artist.
Part one of this special interview with Walter Clevenger will air on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Monday and Wednesday, February 10 and 12, at 8 pm ET. Part two, during which the three EXCLUSIVE songs will play, will air next Tuesday and Thursday, February 11 and 13, also at 8 pm ET. Click on any of the links below to listen.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Walter Clevenger speak from his heart in an interview you will simply not want to miss.