Back From Limbo! We Celebrate With Our Two House Bands: The Beatles and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Friday, July 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are back from Limbo! Therefore, it is only fitting that we celebrate the occasion (which we hope to never have happen again) with our two house bands!

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12:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Fillmore 1999

Back in ’99, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performed at The Fillmore in San Francisco for seven consecutive sold-out nights on The High Grass Dogs Tour. By then, the band was already enmeshed in a full-on love affair with fans, and this continued to grow over the coming decades. We love Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers here in The Mermaid Lounge.

4:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Tell-Tale Heart    FINAL AIRING!

We not only say goodbye today to The Tell-Tale Heart but to the Inner Sanctum. We’ll take a very short break in the spooky proceedings, but will be back with another featured series soon.

7:00 p.m.     The Beatles: Help!, The Movie Soundtrack    NEW!

It’s not a new album, but July 20 was the 55th anniversary of the film’s official release in the UK. It was released in August of 1965 in the U.S. Today, we celebrate the release of Help! by featuring the soundtrack album. The song in the scene above (photo) is Ticket To Ride, which John Lennon called the first psychedelic song ever made. Enjoy!

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, Our Album of the Week is Back, and Happy 80th Birthday, Ringo! Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Tuesday Bluesday is back and we’re heading down Louisiana way for today’s offering. And it’s Ringo’s 80th birthday, and we pay respects to him, an often underrated very important cog in the Beatles’ musical wheel.

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Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Songs   NEW!

A simple four-drum kit was all Ringo needed to make his sound. If you watched the video I posted earlier on the #BecomeUngovernable Radio Facebook page, you’ll see that his peers revere that sound and try to recapture it. Ringo didn’t need to steal the show. He drummed to the level that the song required. He was never bigger than the song itself.

You can check out that great Ringo video here!

3:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

The release is finally here! Originally shelved in 1975, Neil Young’s 40th studio release, Homegrown, has hit the airwaves.

7:00 p.m.    Tuesday Bluesday: The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1

Today we do something a bit different and head down to N’awlins for some Louisiana Blues!

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The Beatles’ Transformative Years, The Final Airing of “The Band,” and A Brand New ‘Live Dead’ on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great new Beatles’ playlist today and a new Grateful Dead jam later tonight!

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Here’s your Saturday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Album of The Week: The Band by The Band

The final airing of this masterpiece will be at noon today. Tomorrow, when you wake up and run to the blog, you’ll see a brand new Album of The Week.

5:00 p.m.    The Beatles: The Transformative Years   NEW!

This is the most amazing period in The Beatles’ musical journey. Beginning with Rubber Soul and Revolver, they seemed to just explode into a level of creativity that had never happened before, and has yet to be equalled by any band. 

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead! The Grateful Dead: Live at The San Francisco Civic Auditorium, December 28. 1983   NEW!

Another fine live entry by the ultimate jam band. 

We’ve got a lot of listeners, but not a lot from the U.S. by comparison. What’s with that, people? No time for music?

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Van Morrison & His Friends, It’s Tuesday Bluesday, & The Sargeant is Back, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got our usual great line-up of musical programming and, best of all, it’s Tuesday Bluesday!

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Recorded Live at The Beacon Theater, 1989   NEW!

Live Van Morrison is something we here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio always look forward to. But it’s even better when he brings friends like Mose Allison and John Lee Hooker!

4:00 p.m.     It’s Tuesday Bluesday on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

Today’s feature is Volume 1 of the Best of Louisiana Blues. Be sure to tune in!

7:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band 

The groundbreaking Beatles’ album that changed the face of music for good.

Tune us in. You have no idea what the hell you’re missing until you do.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Concert, and “Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” is Our Album of the Week, Sunday, April 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming day today, but we feature two powerhouse performances!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert: Live From The Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida, September 21, 2006  NEW!

Undoubtedly one of the most amazing live performances in Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s concert history. The band is joined on stage for several songs by Stevie Nicks. Musically, the band is on top of its game, and Mike Campbell’s guitar is blistering.

The set list is available under the Playlist tab on this blog (scroll to the bottom).

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles NEW!

This album changed everything. It was a first for many, many reasons. It was the music world’s first “concept” album, fully launching The Beatles into a new realm of psychedelic music. It was the first album to feature an expanded cover with the lyrics to the songs in print. 

Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band was The Beatles’ 8th studio album, released on May 26, 1967 in the UK, and June 2, 1967 in the U.S. It spent 27 weeks in the number one position on the UK charts, and 15 weeks at number one on Billboard. It received four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock album to receive this honor.

Thisi s a very good day for music here in The Mermaid Lounge, so tune us in.

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The Beatles’ Early Years, Stephen Stills “Live” at the Capitol Theater, and It’s a Mudcrutch Monday, April 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin yet another week in the shitshow, but at least we’ve got the best music on the planet to help us keep our sanity.

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Here is your Monday, Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  The Beatles: The Early Years   NEW!

Somebody argued with me over whether or not the Beatles were the best rock n’ roll band ever. I never said they were. I said they were the best damned band ever. They were never limited by genre. They changed everything. In this playlist, we focus on their early years. 

4:00 p.m.    It’s Mudcrutch Monday!

Yes, it’s Mudcrutch Monday, and we’re airing our Mudcrutch Madness playlist for you.

7:00 p.m.    Stephen Stills: Live at the Capitol Theater (1979)

Buffalo Springfield. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Sometimes Young). Manassas. The Stills-Young Band. Solo. Stephen Stills’ contribution cannot be denied.

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Dylan at Budokan, The “Let It Be” Sessions, Mudcrutch Madness & Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Friday, February 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

2:00 p.m.       The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.

5:00 p.m.       Mudcrutch Madness!

There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.

In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

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It’s a “Rare” Day For Fans of The Beatles, the Ungovernable Report Returns, and More From The Heartbreakers, Friday, October 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some prime Beatles stuff coming up for you today so let’s get to it!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions

This is rare and previously unreleased audio of the Beatles at work developing the tracks for Let It Be.

2:00 p.m.      The Beatles: Let It Be Naked

The stripped down version of a great album the way it was meant to be heard before Phil Spector applied his infamous “wall of sound.”

5:00 p.m.       The Ungovernable Report

With Sarah Freels still sidelined, Adam Rice steps up to the plate one more time to deliver the news. Sarah will return for the next episode.

8:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at The Fillmore (1999)

Tom Petty month is winding down, but we’ve still got some great stuff on tap!

Did I mention that in between all this programmed material, we’re streaming the best damned music on the planet?

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“Brunch With the Beatles” Gets a Re-do!

To answer everyone’s first question, YES. Brunch With the Beatles will indeed be back and, when it does come back, it’ll be better than the first time around. We’re considering that initial effort practice…mere child’s play.

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As for its projected return date? We’re not sure just yet, but we promise to give everyone a couple of weeks notice. Thanks for hanging in there with us through the growth pains.

Trust me. We’re just getting started.

 

Welcome to Brunch With the Beatles!

As this blog launches, Brunch With the Beatles moves onto the sixth episode. That will air this Sunday, March 31 at 11: 00 a.m. EST at:

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The show is based on the Top 100 Beatle Songs of all time as determined by Rolling Stone magazine. There are great back stories for the featured songs.

We hope you’ll join us Sunday for the newest episode!

We will be rebroadcasting Episode 5 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. as well!     http://cast5.citrus3.com:2199/start/becomeungovernable/