Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is one of those days I wish I could stay in The Mermaid Lounge and listen, but alas, retail hell calls.
Here’s today’s line-up in the lounge:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon
Paul Simon’s career began back in 1956 with the duo of Simon & Garfunkel, add to that his years as a solo artist, and you have a career that spans six decades. Today we put him in The Spotlight.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams is known for working slowly, and maybe there’s a method to her madness. Her latest release at the ripe young age of 67 proves that there’s no age barrier to kicking ass.
7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, March 19, 2017 NEW!
Speaking of kicking ass, we have Eric Clapton live at Madison Square Garden airing for the first time today. Clapton is an official guitar god. In addition to his incredible solo career, he has loaned his considerable talents to The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a find day here in Boston, home of The Mermaid Lounge and #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Europe is already on. Where the hell are you?
Here’s what’s in store for you today!
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers FINAL AIRING!
We bid a very fond farewell to one of the best albums the Heartbreakers ever made. Tomorrow, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week when you wake up!
6:00 p.m. Cream: The Farewell Concert 1968: Live BBC Transmission
Yet another great supergroup — featuring Eric Clapton (an official Guitar God), bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker — formed in London in 1966. Clapton’s stints with The Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers had run their course, and he was looking for something new. He found it. They gave their final live performance at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1968.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA: September 21, 1991 NEW!
My old stomping grounds: My beloved Boston Garden, now just a memory as we’ve exchanged it for the loud thumping, screaming, thunderous insane banging of the shithole known as TD Garden. I’ve been at TD Garden just once. That was quite enough. Thanks, anyway. But I digress. I was also at this particular Grateful Dead show. I remember it fondly.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Stevie Ray Vaughan makes his Tuesday Bluesday debut, the Airplane make a landing, and Van Morrison is in The Spotlight later.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday: Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, April 15, 1984 NEW!
People toss the term Guitar God around like everyone should wear it, but it is reserved for a select crew. Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of them. Beyond his obvious talent, he was a fascinating character whose full story, I confess, I did not know until after he passed. I was too busy listening to his music.
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane comes in for a layover and brings this masterpiece with them.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison
There are few who compare with this guy’s body of work. What could be better than SRV and Van “The Man” on the same day?
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a very busy Saturday on tap here, but I promise you that you will love it. Shortly after the final airing of Learning To Crawl, we’re Going to Surf City! It gets even better from there!
Here’s your Saturday line-up:
9:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders
Farewell to one of my favorites. Tomorrow when you wake up and run to the blog for your daily dose, you’ll see a brand new album!
12:00 p.m. Going to Surf City: Various Artists NEW!
A mix of singing and instrumental surf songs: The Beach Boys, Dick Dale & His Deltones (photo), The Surfaris, Jan and Dean, The Trashmen, The Challengers, and others. This is your introduction to the king of surf guitar, Dick Dale. It won’t be the last time you hear from him!
5:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists
In light of the present civil unrest sweeping the globe, let’s pay homage to those who chronicle the tales and seek to inspire. Hear The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Band, and more!
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: Europe ’72, Live at the Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany, April 21, 1972 NEW!
We are back on Europe ’72 for a bit. This gig at The Beat Club is famous for being the shortest show on the tour. That’s because it was recorded for television airing.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! If you read the CD cover, The Blue Stingrays were the most famous surf band in history. Their legend is all spelled out. We introduce them to you today.
Here’s your Saturday line up!
12:00 p.m. Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles
The final airing of our Album of the Week, On The Border. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new album!
5:00 p.m. #SurfMusic is Back! Introducing the Blue Stingrays! NEW!
When you look at the album cover, Surf N’Burn looks like a classic surf band album. In reality, it’s a 1997 release from The Heartbreakers without Mr. Petty. There is plenty of genuine surf guitar reverb here, masterfully played by one of the giants of guitar, Mike Campbell. He does Dick Dale (whom we will also be hearing soon) proud.
The give-away for me was the instrumental Goldfinger, which appeared on Surf N’Burn, a tune that the Heartbreakers played many times during their live shows in the 90s.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, MA, July 14, 1990 NEW!
The Dead visit the Boston area and play Foxboro (not fucking Gillette) Stadium, before all the corporate entities started buying up the names.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a Wilbury Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve also got some Woody Guthrie and his folk friends, and The Inner Sanctum.
Here’s your Wilbury Wednesday line-up!
12:00 p.m. Woody Guthrie and American Folk Giants, Volume 1: Various Artists NEW!
Hear Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Brownie McGhee, The Carter Family, and more folk legends!
4:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday: The Music of The Traveling Wiburys
Five guys who loved each other, enjoyed each other’s company, and simply made great music together. George Harrison (Spike Wilbury), Tom Petty (Muddy Wilbury), Jeff Lynne (Clayton Wilbury), Bob Dylan (Boo Wilbury), and Roy Orbison (Lefty Wilbury): The greatest supergroup of all time.
8:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is our fifth day of bright sunshine this week! What the hell is going on? I’ll tell you what. Great music going on here.
Here’s your line-up for Thursday:
12:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy
Learn more about this beautiful album by clicking on the photo in the sidebar of this blog.
3:00 p.m. Skydog: The Legend of Duane Allman NEW!
Duane Allman was the leader of the greatest Southern rock band on the planet, but he was also a most wanted man on guitar. He played guitar for many, including Boz Scaggs, Laura Nyro, Derek & The Dominos, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, and many others.
7:00 p.m. Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists
Here we have another legend and rock n’roll pioneer. A New Orleans native, Antoine “Fats” Domino sold 65 million records during his career. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats had eleven top ten hits. He was quiet and humble, avoiding the limelight. This, no doubt, contributed to the fact that he is often overlooked.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in fucking paradise! It’s looking dreary here, but the music is outstanding!
Here’s your Monday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at the Fillmore!
Lucinda Williams always said she’d rather play multiple nights at the Fillmore than play in an arena. She was definitely at her best in this venue.
4:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume 2: Various Artists NEW!
Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, Jimmy Page, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Andrew Gold, and Bonnie Raitt, among others…
7:00 p.m. Episode 3, The Inner Sanctum: Death Has Claws NEW!
Spend a half hour or so getting your inner fear on with the new episode of The Inner Sanctum.
It’s Monday, a tough day for everyone. So, why not tune us in?