By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Ken Sharp | “Hold Me, Touch Me” and “Mr. Make Believe” (2021)Despite never having been a member of the KISS Army, I remember greeting the simultaneous release on September 17, 1978 of four KISS solo albums with some measure of curiosity, even though I was a defiant non-fan … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 2-17-21: Ken Sharp Kisses Paul and Gene, The Legal Matters Return, and Kenny Herbert Prescribes Love
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted 01.03.17) 2016 was a terrific year for melodic pop music from both new and heritage artists, perhaps the best in recent memory. My list of 28 Favorite Records of the Year from 27 artists–The Stars of 2016–is presented below in random order. It has long been … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2016
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
This week’s lineup of Pure Pop Radio specialty shows is nothing less than a bonanza, a rich run of programs designed to entertain and delight. And now, to get our week’s worth of programming off and running, we’re pleased as punch to announce that Pure Pop Radio is the first affiliate to air tonight’s all-new edition … Read moreA Specialty Show Bonanza? An Exclusive First Airing of Every Little Thing, Starring the Weeklings? You Bet, Hoss!
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!
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
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 Pop Tunes Deejay Show brought the rain, the mist, the snow, the spring and the sun to you this week in a special show called Your Weather Station! What did Alan play, you ask? Amidst the raindrops, mist, snowflakes, spring flowers and summer sun, we spun the following: Set One | One and … Read moreAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Brought the Weather to You This Week