Spins and Reviews | 08.31.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Jerry Yester | Pass Your Light Around (Omnivore, 2017) The list of artists Jerry Yester was associated with back in the 1960s and 1970s suggests his path in the music was lit by angels; he played in bands as diverse as the Lovin’ … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 08.31.17: Jerry Yester’s Vital Pass Your Light Around and Phil Angotti’s Majestic Such Stories
Two of the hottest releases of the year are discussed by two of the most beloved melodic pop groups working today on this week’s sparkling pair of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation episodes. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm ET, the Legal Matters converge on our In Conversation microphones to talk to Alan … Read moreThe Legal Matters and the Nines’ Steve Eggers Make Beautiful Music this Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation
It’s release day for The Legal Matters’ new album, Conrad, who, by the way, says “Hi!” There certainly has been no lack of attention paid to this tremendous long player; this is for good reason. Conrad is quite simply a winning achievement. My in-depth review, originally published here on October 4, is reproduced below for those … Read moreThe Legal Matters’ Conrad Says “Hi!” Release Day is Here!
The Legal Matters set a new standard for vocal harmonies in melodic pop music. Spins and Reviews | 10.4.16 | by Alan Haber The Legal Matters | Conrad (Omnivore, 2016) On the inside left panel of the gatefold sleeve of The Association’s 1970 double album “Live”, a list of the band members, titled The Players, … Read more“…and the Human Voice”
Extra-Special Legal Matters Edition | 8.9.16 | by Alan Haber The Legal Matters | An Intro… Chris Richards, Andy Reed, and Keith Klingensmith, collectively known as the Legal Matters, are gifting their fans with a superb summer sampler titled An Intro…, available today for zero shekels (click here). In other words, this is free! … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio | 8.9.16: New Legal Matters Now Spinning in Rotation!
Alan Haber’s in-depth interview with Emitt Rhodes producer Chris Price, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on February 16, is now posted on the show’s PodOmatic podcast page for listening and downloading. During the interview, Chris takes listeners on a tour of his magical time with Emitt, from the friends’ initial meeting in … Read moreIn Conversation Interview with Emitt Rhodes Producer Chris Price is Now Posted on Our PodOmatic Podcast Page
Emitt Rhodes | Rainbow Ends (Omnivore, 2016) A review by Alan Haber Emitt Rhodes released three tremendous and influential solo albums during the first four years of the 1970s and then, as quick as that, withdrew from the pop music scene he helped to create and grow after the pressures of writing and recording more … Read moreEmitt Rhodes’ Triumphant Return