Saturday Delivers A Great New Playlist, NOT The Album of The Week, The Actual Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, September 4, 2021

Here we are with our usual frenetic Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we wish you a great Good Morning. We’ve got some really cool stuff on tap, including a brand new playlist called Repeat After Me.

Today we’ve got a great new playlist of remakes and reboots along with the originals!

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Repeat After Me: Various Artists NEW!

I was driving home from work when this idea came into my head and I wondered what the hell took me so long. I also have to tell you that I somehow feel this is simply the first volume. I thought of even more this morning. Here we have some great songs that have also been the beneficiaries of great remakes. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that is certainly the case in the music world. The best want to remake and pay tribute to the best songwriters and performers who have inspired their own music.

The playlist for this volume will be in the blog under the “Playlist” tab. Just click on it and scroll to the bottom.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of this great album. Get on it while you can. Tomorrow, we’ve got a brand new album to feature, and it’s one that just got its 50th Anniversary edition to boot!

7:00 p.m. NOT The Album of The Week: Surf N’ Burn by The Blue Stingrays

Last summer we added surf music to our repertoire, but we’ve not given it much of an audience this summer, regrettably I might add. As we work on the Labor Day Weekend, we’re going to play Surf N’ Burn by The Blue Stingrays. There’s a story behind this one. This band made one album, although the liner notes called them the premier surf music band of the sixties (when surf music first burst onto the music scene). The band is actually Mike Campbell and Ron Blair (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), and Randall Marsh (drummer for Mudcrutch, another Tom Petty band). The did this anonymously because they didn’t want to detract from The Heartbreakers meteoric rise of 1997, the year the album was released. They didn’t particularly care if it even sold a copy (which it did; I have one). They did it because they love the sound of surf music.

The album was just picked up and re-released a few weeks ago. If you are a lover of guitars (and of Mike Campbell, simply one of the best guitarists on the planet), then there’s something about surf guitar music that can’t be explained. Tune it in and see for yourself.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, July 1, 1973

This is one of the few repeat performances we’ve played since starting LIVE DEAD three years ago, but it also hasn’t been aired since 2019. It’ll be like new, just like every live performance The Dead has done. We have several brand new never-before-played concerts in the bucket. We just need to get them ready.

Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge is pretty busy, and this one is no different. Give us a shot. We’ve got listeners from all over this morning, including Italy, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany, The Russian Federation, Romania, Spain and even The Republic of Korea. We’re sitting here waiting on the U.S. (although we do have someone from North Carolina and someone from Texas this morning). Tune us in. Get with the damned program.

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We Wind Up Mardi Gras Week With BeauSoleil, Then It’s Echoes, Our Album of The Week, and Saturday Night’s “Live Dead,” February 20, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We wind up our tribute to the music of Louisiana, and New Orleans specifically, with a live performance by one of the most respected bands in The Big Easy. And that isn’t all for Saturday.

Today’s music from New Orleans is courtesy of BeauSoleil!

Here’s our Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

A lot of New Orleans music is steeped in history, but there are modern-day bands playing all over the streets of The Big Easy every day. BeauSoleil is one of the more recent bands to make their mark. This is a collection of live performances from a number of locations in Louisiana. We think you’ll enjoy their style.

3:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

Another of those historical music “scenes” is Laurel Canyon. Here, bands like CSNY, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Beach Boys, The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield developed their sounds. The British Invasion resonated with these bands, and these bands also had a creative effect on their friends across the pond. You’ll hear these bands plus Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush FINAL AIRING!

Today we’ll have the final airing of Tom Rush’s Take A Little Walk With Me, released in 1966. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a new Album of The Week.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, September 6, 1985 NEW!

Another new live concert performance from the masters of jam. As I continue to say, no two performances are ever the same…even when they happen on the same tour.

It’s Saturday, people. It’s time to kick back and enjoy some really great music from a really great radio station. That would be ours.

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It’s a Busy Saturday: We’re Going to Surf City, Becoming Musically Ungovernable, Checking Out ‘Live Dead’ & Farewell to Our Album of the Week, June 6, 2020

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!

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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.

This would be the perfect day to join us, don’t you think!

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Just Who Are The Blue Stingrays? The Final Airing of “On The Border,” and Saturday Night With The Dead, May 30, 2020

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.

Mike Campbell-2

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.

Tune us in. We’re outside the system and we’re free. Forever.

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Janis Live at The Fillmore, Our Instrumental Surf Anthology, and The Inner Sanctum Returns, Friday, May 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have live Janis, and a replay of our introductory instrumental surf anthology before our new surf playlist on Saturday.

janis-joplin

Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin: Live at The Fillmore East (1969)    NEW!

Janis was…Janis. She had a powerful voice, and a powerful stage presence. Although her career was tragically short, she was one of the most influential singer-songwriters of her generation. She has also achieved legend status in subsequent generations. There’s a reason for that when it happens.

5:00 p.m.    Instrumental Surf Anthology, Volume 1: Various Artists

We replay our first surf playlist from last weekend to get the juices flowing. On Saturday, you are introduced to the Blue Stingrays! Who are those guys? You’ll have to check the blog to find out!

8:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond

This is our final airing of this week’s episode. There’ll be a new episode on Monday!

Tune us in. You don’t need a device. All you need is a new tab on your browser or a phone. There’s nothing to fill out. No credit card required. Just free music. (We do this because we can.)

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#SurfMusic Debuts, Our New “Live Dead” Concert, and the Album of the Week, Saturday, May 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are here on #SurfMusic Debut Day, kicking off at noon (Eastern). Later, we have a new Live Dead. Is Barton Hall their best concert ever?

Surf Jaws

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Instrumental Surf Anthology, Volume 1: Various Artists  NEW!

Surf Music was a pretty big thing during the sixties, peaking in popularity between 1962 and 1964. It originally began as instrumental music, with Dick Dale being the most iconic of the instrumental genre. Then the Beach Boys came along and brought the vocal genre to the mix. Here we start off with about an hour of the instrumental genre.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

The final airing of our Album of the Week (sadly). Tomorrow when you rush to the blog, there’ll be a new album!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University   NEW!

Is this the absolute best live performance ever turned in by The Grateful Dead? There are many Deadheads  who believe it is. See for yourself.

Tune us in, people. Time’s a wastin’

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