Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Graham Gouldman (Airdate: February 21, 2018)

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Graham Gouldman’s Play Nicely and Share EP (Wienerworld, Rosala Records)

Veteran singer-songwriter Graham Gouldman guested last night on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his new EP, the lovely collection of songs known as Play Nicely and Share.

Gouldman, whose history writing and performing wonderful melodic pop songs is long and prosperous, has amassed a collection of work that is nothing less than peerless, from the songs he wrote for other artists in the 1960s, such as  “Bus Stop,” “No Milk Today,” and “For Your Love,” to the songs he wrote and sang while a member of 10cc and Wax and the songs he writes and performs today for his top-shelf solo releases.

During this exclusive program, Graham spoke with me about Play Nicely and Share, and we played three of the EP’s six songs (we also played one song from Graham’s previous album, Love and Work). We talked about his approach to songwriting and the delightful art direction, by StormStudios, that graces the panels of his latest release. StormStudios’ lineage is directly connected with that of the classic design firm Hipgnosis, which created so many rich cover designs for 10cc and Pink Floyd and many other recording artists. And there was more on our docket, including a personal and perhaps surprising Beatles nugget and news about Graham’s place in Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band in Europe this summer. What a fun hour this was!

Sample the songs played during this show: “Let’s Get Lost,” “Come to Mine,” “Play Nicely and Share” (from Play Nicely and Share) Amazon and “The Halls of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (from Love and Work) Amazon.

Purchase Play Nicely and Share: Amazon. Purchase Love and Work: Amazon.

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pprListen to my interview with Graham Gouldman from the February 21 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.)

 

 

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Veteran Songwriter and Recording Artist Graham Gouldman Guests on a Very Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

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Graham Gouldman’s Play Nicely and Share EP (Wienerworld)

Graham Gouldman, whose songs have provided a sweet soundtrack for so many lives, guests next Wednesday night, February 21, at 9 pm ET on a very special edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

Two of Gouldman’s classic songs–“Bus Stop,” a top five Billboard magazine chart-topper in 1966, and “No Milk Today,” a top 40 hit in 1967–are my top favorite pop songs of all time, and that’s just scratching the surface of this veteran songwriter’s output achieved over a veritable lifetime of service to music lovers around the world.

Whether you’ve heard and loved his music from his years with 10cc; Wax; GG06, his duo with 10cc’s Kevin Godley; his extensive solo career, or all of these periods, you’re sure to enjoy listening to this in-depth conversation with one of music’s greatest talents.

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Booklet illustration from Graham Gouldman’s Play Nicely and Share EP

Gouldman joined me for a spirited and informative In Conversation talk about his wonderful new EP, Play Nicely and Share, stocked deep with five new classic compositions and a reimagining of the classic Buddy Holly track “Rave On.” But wait…there was more: We talked about the creative and wonderful design for this EP’s package, created by StormStudios, and if you feel a connection with the equally creative and wonderful album covers designed and realized during the days of yore by the design group Hipgnosis, it’s because there is one. And, by the way, you’ll hear all about it.

Of course, we talked about the process of songwriting and other topics, including the writing of the aforementioned “No Milk Today.” You’ll hear three songs from Play Nicely and Share, and one from Gouldman’s previous release, Love and Work. This was a fascinating conversation that you will treasure.

Don’t miss this very special edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with Graham Gouldman, next Wednesday, February 21, at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Pop Tunes, Show Six: Here’s What Was On Last Night’s Musical Menu

pop tunes disc smallLast night’s sixth edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show flew by with the strength of great melodies, harmonies and hooks galore.

Here’s what was on the musical menu:

Set One: One and Begun
Madness | “Our House” from A Guided Tour of Madness

Set Two: Pump You Up
1. Squeeze | “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” from Argybargy
2. 10cc | “Sand in My Face” from 10cc
3. Jeff Thomas’s All-Volunteer Army | “Pumping Muscle”
4. Donna Loren | “Muscle Bustle” from Surf and Drag Vol. 1

Set Three: New at Pure Pop Radio (1)
1. Kurt Baker | “I Can’t Wait” from Play It Cool
2. Paul Starling | “Tarantula” from The Wild Wolf
3. The Nines | “Waiting On the Other Side” from Night Surfer and the Cassette Kids
4. The Black Lemons | “Man in the Moon” from Thundershirts for Everyone

Set Four: Secret Hollies
1. The Hollies | “You in My Arms” from 30th Anniversary Collection 1963-1993
2. The Hollies | “Mexico Gold” from Rarities
3. The Hollies | “Samuel” from The Hollies at Abbey Road 1973-1989
4. The Hollies | “Magic Woman Touch” from From the Original Master Tapes

Set Five: New at Pure Pop Radio (2)
1. The Turnback | “Seconds” from Are We There Yet
2. Gale Trippsmith | “I Wonder” from Sideways
3. The Bellfuries | “She’s a Woman” from Workingman’s Bellfuries
4. What’s Eating Gilbert | “Follow Her Around” from That New Sound You’re Looking For
5. Andrew Gold | “A Note from You” from The Late Show-Live 1978

Set Six: One and Done
Chris Bell | “You and Your Sister” from I Am the Cosmos-Deluxe Edition

If you were with us for show number six, we hope you had as much fun listening as Alan had spinning the discs. If you missed the show, fear not: You can listen this coming Thursday, September 17 at noon ET (9 am PT) and this Sunday at 3 pm ET (noon PT).

Alan will be back next Monday night for another run at the greatest melodic pop music in the universe. Don’t miss it!

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