Pop! Radio

by Gary Ritchie

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A Pop labor of love. It started out as a demo, just to get some tunes recorded properly. But then, folks thought that it should be released....Done!!

Talk about classic styled POWER POP from the early/mid 80's, this utterly excellent dose of perfect melodies, hooks and pure power pop is not to be missed. Fans of Pezband, The Rubinoos, Raspberries, The Innocents & early BOMP pop bands have a winner here. Just a quick taste of the soundbites says it all. Ritchie has that classic 70's pop voice and has a way of keeping it from being a nostalgia fest. While firmly footed in a majestic, rich past, it has a modern sound that dates the music comfortably for modern-power pop fans.
EXTREMELY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!"
-Bruce Bodeen, NOT LAME RECORDS


Highly Recommended!!
Although not new, this is a great example of excellent and timeless melodies from Gary Ritchie. Originally from the Chicago band, Loose Lips, Ritchie teamed up with band mate Jeff King to channel his love of those classic jangle bands in Pop! Radio. Fans of Pezband, Fotomaker, The Raspberries, The Rubinoos, and The Spongetones will just love this album. From the opening chord riffs of “I’ll Be There” you’ll hum along to the beat that has that 70′s rock feel. The Beatles-jangle isn’t far behind on “You Were Only Using Me” and the hooks just continue to fly by. The excellent rocker “Living On Lies” is a humorous autobiography of a rocker who hasn’t gotten “a life” due to his love of rock and roll. Most of the songs are about moments in a relationship and what happened “Last Night” (a great Dwight Twilley reference here) and other odes to the girl of your dreams. The gems here keep coming, and to get into any more tracks here seems superfluous. Not a single scrap of filler here, so if you never heard it do yourself a favor and stop reading. Get a hold of this album.
POWERPOPAHOLIC

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released May 21, 2001

Gary Ritchie with Jeff King.

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Gary Ritchie Texas

Gary's "real" instrument would be drums. But, he is a full, fledged Pop guy. Plays most of the instruments & vocals on his albums. A former Chicagoan now living in Austin, Texas. Loves a melody with a Big-Beat behind it. With 4 full length solo cd's behind him, he's loving the freedom of recording what and when he wants. So enjoy! ... more

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