Episode 174

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22nd Feb 2021

Mark Mangold of Touch and "Tomorrow Never Comes" with Bruce Hilliard

Tomorrow Never Comes, latest by Touch ~~ Drops March 26, 2021.

Hello again and welcome to the Better Each Day podcast with me, your 138 pounds of wild flesh host Bruce Hilliard. I’m excited to introduce today’s guest musician Mark Mangold from an awesome rock band Touch.

Touch is an American band from New York City formed in 1978 with Mark Mangold (keyboards and vocals), Glenn Kithcart (drums), Craig Brooks (guitars and vocals) and Doug Howard (bass and vocals). 


All previously had been in the last version of the band American Tears (releasing three albums on Columbia Records).


Touch's first album was released on Atco in the U.S. and Ariola in Europe and their first singles, "Don't You Know What Love Is” and "When The Spirit Moves You" charted on the Billboard Hot 100. "Don't You Know What Love Is" was played heavily on AOR stations in the USA at the end of the 1970s and early '80's, and also did well in the Melody Maker chart in Great Britain.


Touch was the first band to play at the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in 1980. A live version of "Don't You Know What Love Is" appeared on 

the compilation LP Monsters of Rock, documenting performances at the festival.


Known for their memorable and diverse songs, stellar musicianship, lush vocal harmonies and dynamic stage performance, Touch is invariably on the list of TOP AOR Bands and their album is considered by many to be among the best AOR Melodic Rock albums of all time.


The band have now reformed to create the new album "Tomorrow Never Comes", which is being hailed as their best work to date.



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Host Bruce Hilliard has an appetite for music, “the soundtrack of our lives.” His personal journey has included opening for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists Heart, the Ramones and Dr. Hook. His degrees in music and journalism he says “are cool but everyday in every way, get better and better.” Interviews with everyone from young garage bands where it all begins, to seasoned veterans...all compelling. And there’s music.