“Just say you believe in me and send me all your love…”

   The Weeklings ‘ Studio 2 captivates with Beatlesque charm The Weeklings | Studio 2 | 2016 (Jem Records) A review/essay by Alan Haber  Who would ever have thought, who would ever have dreamt that, in the 60 minutes that passed between eight and nine o’clock on Sunday, February 9, 1964, everything, every single hope and … Read more“Just say you believe in me and send me all your love…”

Pure Pop Radio’s Eight Days a Weekling Marathon Starts Keeping the Beat this Monday, November 7 at 6 am ET!

Keep in touch with fellow Weeklings fans by joining our Facebook event page by clicking here! It’s the biggest promotion Pure Pop Radio has ever done because, well, The Weeklings! The Weeklings, New Jersey’s Beatlesque big-beat combo playing original songs that echo the sweet sounds of the Fab Four’s recordings and rare Lennon and McCartney … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Eight Days a Weekling Marathon Starts Keeping the Beat this Monday, November 7 at 6 am ET!

The Legal Matters’ Conrad Says “Hi!” Release Day is Here!

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…Matter

   Spins and Reviews | 10.18.16 | by Alan Haber  The Legal Matters | Conrad (Omnivore, 2016) The countdown is on for a number of career-defining, musical paragons set to release within the next few weeks. These meticulously crafted recordings not only prove their worth by being accepted with open arms by knowledgeable, discerning listeners, they … Read moreThe Legal Matters…Matter

David Myhr Channels ELO in Soundtrack Smash

   Spins and Reviews | 10.11.16 | by Alan Haber David Myhr | “Spellbound” (From the upcoming film Flykten till Framtiden (My Future Love)) Update (10.14.16): “Spellbound” can be purchased at iTunes and Amazon, and heard on Spotify. David Myhr and Jimmy Lagnefors, whose soundtrack graces the time travel-themed film Flykten till Framtiden, co-wrote this rather authentic sounding and eminently … Read moreDavid Myhr Channels ELO in Soundtrack Smash

Paul McCartney Startles Desert Trip Crowd with First-Ever Live Performance of “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?”. I Think I Know Why!

Paul McCartney stunned and delighted the crowd at this past weekend’s Desert Trip classic rock festival in California by playing live, for the first time, the Beatles’ legendary track “Why Don’t We Do it in the Road?” Aiding and abetting Paul was classic rocker Neil Young, who seemed to be overjoyed at essaying this beloved … Read morePaul McCartney Startles Desert Trip Crowd with First-Ever Live Performance of “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?”. I Think I Know Why!

“…and the Human Voice”

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”

A Monkey, a Horn Section, and a Temper Tantrum Walk Into a Bar…

   Spins and Reviews | 9.27.16 | by Alan Haber Vanilla | “Don’t Lose Your Temper” A Pure Pop Radio Exclusive Through 9/29 A monkey, a horn section, and a temper tantrum waiting to happen walk into a bar… It sounds like the start of one of those stale jokes that pours through a drinking … Read moreA Monkey, a Horn Section, and a Temper Tantrum Walk Into a Bar…

New on Pure Pop Radio 9.15.16

   Spins and Reviews | 9.15.16 | by Alan Haber Here is another example of what’s new on our air, and it’s a great one… Goggy | Satellites and Saints It was her first spoken word–not a word that anyone would recognize, mind you, but a word nonetheless. It was the first word that came into … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 9.15.16