Creedence Clearwater Revival in The Spotlight, UNCHAINED is Back, The Heartbreakers From Lucca, Italy, Thursday, October 15, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists and welcome to another day from The Mermaid Lounge where we offer quality programming, minimal talk, and great 24/7 streaming.

Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of the best damned bands on the planet.

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

With the incredible John Fogerty at the helm, Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of the best damned rock n’ roll bands on the planet. That four guys from Berkeley could make that authentic Swamp Music sound was equally amazing.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Unchained by Johnny Cash

We’re winding down here. We have one more airing after today, so don’t forget to tune it. It’ll be gone before you know it, and a brand new album will take its place on Sunday.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at The Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy, June 29, 2012

Yet another road show from the ultimate road band. I keep saying it: You don’t realize how good these guys really are until you’ve experienced them live. Luckily, I did several times, but certainly not enough.

We’ll keep saying it until someone in the U.S. listens: We’ve got listeners all over the world. You ought to figure out why. And you can only do that by listening in.

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Petty Month Continues, We Have Our Album of The Week, and The Temptations in The Spotlight, Thursday, October 8, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a great programming line-up today in between all that open stream we run 24/7, including a smattering of Motown.

It’s The Temptations, baby.

Here’s today’s tempting line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Take The Highway Live!

If you had the opportunity to see The Heartbreakers live, then you know how good they actually were. Their chemistry as a band was off the fucking charts. This live interlude was recorded live over two shows: November 23, 1991 at the Lawlor Events Center and the University of Nevada, and November 24 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat

Time is running down on our Album of the Week. We have one more airing after today before a new album is chosen. So, be sure to tune this in. It’s one of the finest performances by any band at any time in music history.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations NEW!

We’re building new playlists here all the time. This is one of them. Today we give The Temptations, a classic Motown band, their due here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We’re here 24/7, and we don’t know what it takes to get the people from the U.S. to join in, just like the rest of the revolution going on in the world. Everywhere except here. Perhaps you need to wake up on several levels.

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The Heartbreakers Up at High Noon, The Wailers at the Beacon, and Little Feat’s Album of The Week A Bit Later, Sunday, October 4, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again in The Mermaid Lounge and it’s another great day of music as ROCKTOBER moves along.

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Here is your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, March 15, 1999

The Heartbreakers on a leg of their High Grass Dogs Tour.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The chemistry of this band is beyond amazing. They have it firing on all eight cylinders each and every outing. It’s Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge. There’s more where this came from.

5:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, April 30, 1976

The Legend and his bandmates, The Wailers, on their Rastaman Vibration Tour live from The Beacon.

8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat NEW!

Again, the most underrated band in rock music because they defy definition. Little Feat is an eclectic combination of rock and roll, blues, boogie, country, folk, soul, New Orleans R&B, and swamp music. Waiting for Columbus was recorded over seven live performances during 1977. The venues were The Rainbow Theatre in London, and George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Although I generally don’t give a shit what critics think, it should be duly noted that critics widely believe this is one of the finest live albums in music history. And for once, I agree with their position.

Let’s get with the program, America. Everyone else has. Tune us in. This is a great day to start.

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Deb’s Stream Offers Up The Animals, Emmylou Harris Rarities Are On Tap, and John Fogerty Live From Red Rocks Later On, Monday, August 31, 2020

It’s another happy Monday here in paradise, but it doesn’t have to suck, people. Find refuge here in The Mermaid Lounge with #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

I don’t know if I’m alone in this phenomenon, but sometimes I hear Emmylou Harris and say, “Wow, I forgot that one because nobody ever plays it!” Well, we play them here, and we’re giving them to you today.

2:00 p.m.     Deb’s Stream: Absolutely the Animals!

The Animals have been around since the early sixties, and they are one badass British rhythm & blues band. The band was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, but moved to London when they finally took hold in 1964. Eric Burdon is a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m.      John Fogerty’s 50-Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 20, 2019  NEW! 

In 2019, John Fogerty celebrated Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50-year anniversary of their appearance at Woodstock (the original, of course) with an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful of all concert venues on the planet. We love both John Fogerty and Creedence here in The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy!

It’s Monday. Give yourself a break. Pull up a tab and click the link below. That’s really all it takes.

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Creedence is in The Spotlight, The Final Airing of ‘The Melody of Death’ & Another Great Ronstadt Birthday Bash Playlist, Friday, July 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is a spectacular line-up today starting right off the bat, as my grandmother would say. And it includes yet another amazing Ronstadt playlist.

Here’s Friday’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Also known as Creedence or CCR. Four guys from the Bay area who sounded like they just rumbled out of a Lousiana swamp. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are the favorite American band around these parts. Creedence runs a hot and strong second.

3:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Melody of Death   FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of The Melody of Death. On Monday, we’ll have a brand new episode available.

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt: Forgotten Gems, Rarities, Outtakes, Bootlegs   NEW!

This is a great playlist of stuff that may never have been heard before by most radio listeners. Some may have been forgotten. Some have never existed in recorded form. Enjoy this playlist.

The songs are already up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

This would be a most excellent day to make #BecomeUngovernable Radio your radio station of choice. It’s free. Totally. Every day and in every way. Completely built OUTSIDE the system. I promise. 

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Little Feat “Live” in London, Tom Rush Takes His Turn in The Spotlight, and MOJO is our Album of The Week, Sunday, June 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Sunday Funday, and it’s a good one today. We have Mr. Petty and his band, Little Feat, and Tom Rush on the schedule.

Little Feat on stage

Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   NEW!

The Heartbreakers’ blues album is on tap this week. We chose this because Mojo was released ten years ago on June 15. The album was their 12th studio album, it was Petty’s first in eight years with the band, and the first with Ron Blair back full-time as bassist after the death of the beloved Howie Epstein. (Blair was one of the original founding members of the Heartbreakers; Howie Epstein took over when Blair left.) The album was recorded in Tom Petty’s studio, The Clubhouse and was largely recorded live in the studio without overdubs. This album offers 15 really great songs by a really great band.

2:00 p.m.    Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, August 2, 1977   NEW!

Little Feat is like Jello. There’s always room for Little Feat, one of the most amazing, fun, and enjoyable bands on the planet. I’m talking here about the original Little Feat with Lowell George mostly, although the post-George bands were respectable. I saw these guys a few times in my life, but the best show I ever saw was at the Harvard Square Theater, yet another lost venue, with Jerry Jeff Walker opening.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush

Tom Rush’s contribution to music cannot be overstated and sometimes people forget him. His recording of Joni Mitchell’s music helped to briing her to the forefront. He was just not interested in star power. I saw this guy on February 8 of this year and he was amazing. He’s 79 years young and still on the road. A real troubadour.

Hey, once again, Europe and Asia has you all beat. They are all over this station. Where the fuck are you? Pull up a tab and turn us on. We’re free. It’ll improve your social media experience.

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“Surrealistic Pillow” is Our New Album of the Week, and “The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2” Debuts This Afternoon, on Sunday Funday, June 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s the musical landscape as we retreat into The Sixties for the day. I’m happy to make the trip!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane  NEW!

The band that pioneered psychedelic rock and cemented the San Francisco Sound back in the day deserves its place in the spotlight on a Sixties Sunday. Jefferson Airplane was also the first band of its genre to achieve commercial success.

3:00 p.m.     The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, The Dead, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Cream, Vanilla Fudge…and all the rest of the bands that launched an incredible generation of music.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Today’s the day.

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Laura Nyro in the Spotlight, Little Feat “Live” in Boston, and Our New Album of The Week, Sunday, March 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a rainy Sunday here, and perfect for settling in and listening to non-stop music. Just whistle while you plot a revolution.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

This was Dan Fogelberg’s second studio album, released in October 1974, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m not one to listen to music critics, and albums like this make me happy that I don’t. He has a lot of really legit help here: Don Henley, Russ Kunkel, Al Perkins, Graham Nash, and Glenn Frey. Produced by Joe Walsh. Give it a listen.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Laura’s compositions have resulted in hits for many, like The Fifth Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Now, it’s her turn in the spotlight.

6:00 p.m.     Little Feat, Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA  NEW!

What can you say about Little Feat? I’ve seen these guys — in their Lowell George iteration — several times. They are untouchable. We’re working on some new live stuff beyond this as well for down the road a piece.

Don’t know what it’s doing there, but as long as you have a computer tab or a phone, there’s always time for music.

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