Cream’s Farewell Concert, The Grateful Dead Does Boston, and “Mojo” Takes Its Leave, Saturday, June 27, 2020

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?

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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.

Kids, it’s time for you to understand what radio was meant to be. We’ve got it right here.

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Time for Some Drivin’ Songs, The McGarrigle Sisters Stop By, and “Mojo” Returns on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music on top, including an interlude in the early evening from our sisters up north, Kate & Anna McGarrigle.

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Here’s your musical landscape for today:

11:00 a.m.   Drivin’ Songs: Various Artists    NEW!

Driving. It’s something most of us do and, for some, it cannot be avoided. Some drive for a living. It goes without saying that good driving songs are essential under these circumstances. We’ll share with you some of ours. Now, some of these songs are indeed about being on the road. Some others? Hell, they are just great songs to drive to. Let’s not get too analytical here.

3:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

It’s hard to find an album these days with 15 songs on it. And it’s even harder to find an album with 15 really great songs.

7:00 p.m.     Tell My Sister: The Unreleased Recordings of the McGarrigle Sisters

I call the McGarrigle sisters the Canadian Treasure, but they are also ours. Maybe you know their most famous songs; maybe not. And maybe you do but don’t realize they were behind those songs. Like, Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel? Maria Muldaur’s Cool River? Emmylou Harris’ Going Back To Harlan? They also have a bunch of unreleased stuff. That’s what you’ll be hearing this evening. And you will be hearing more from them down the road as we expand our library.

Come on, people. Give it a shot. We don’t have money to spend on advertising and PR. We need your help. Come spend some time with us. It requires no money. Ever. If you like us, tell others.

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It’s a Tuesday Bluesday ALL Day! Joining The Allman Brothers Band are Taj Mahal in The Spotlight, and MOJO As Our Album of the Week, on June 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Without really planning this, we have a total Tuesday Bluesday today. If you don’t know the music of Taj Mahal, you have no idea what you’re missing. This would be a good day to find out.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With the Allman Brothers Band, Recorded Live at A & R Studios   NEW!

On August 26, 1971, the legendary Allman Brothers Band hung out at A & R Studios in New York and delivered some great music. We’ve got it here for you in The Mermaid Lounge.

4:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This album is the Heartbreakers’ ode to the blues. Tom Petty once said he envisioned all of them sitting in chairs playing and singing the blues together when they got really old. It’s a shame we will never have that experience now.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal (born May 17, 1942) is the stage and recording name of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and accomplished bluesman, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks. I have bumped into several people who don’t know who Taj Mahal is, and I actually feel sorry for them. Mahal has successfully married traditional blues with influences like Cajun, Caribbean rhythms, Latin, reggae, R & B, gospel, and calypso. He’s an amazing gift to music.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to join the ranks here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. No commercials, politicians, incessant talking, or begging for money. We are totally free and outside the system. We’re right up your alley unless, of course, you prefer to pay through the nose for your music.

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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.

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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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Steely Dan in the Spotlight, Eric Clapton & Friends Sing J.J. Cale, Janis Joplin is “Live” at Winterland, and Petty is “Live” on the Mojo Tour

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s going to be a wet, wild weather day here in Beantown, but we’ve got plenty of great music to soothe the savage beast.

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Here’s your line-up for Sunday!

11:00 a.m.    The Ungovernables Report

2:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

5:00 p.m.     Eric Clapton & Friends Pay Tribute to J.J. Cale

8:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live 2010: The Mojo Tour

11:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland (1968)

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Petty, Badfinger, Ungovernable Report and Capitalism: Friday, October 4, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a full slate of programming today as the Petty Party continues!

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Here’s the line-up:

10:00 a.m.    The Ungovernables Report: All News You Need to Know

Sarah Freels and Adam Rice give you the what-and-why for.

1:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore (1999)

The band’s High Grass Dogs Tour hits the Fillmore with some songs you don’t hear very often, like Country Farm, Free Girl Now, and Swingin’.

5:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger

Badfinger is the one bona-fide star band the Beatles managed to sign to Apple Records. They made some of the greatest rock n’roll on the planet. Enjoy this set.

7:30 p.m.      Abby Martin & Peter Joseph: Abolishing Capitalism

11:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Mojo

A trip through the bluesy Mojo album, the band’s 12th studio album, released June 15, 2010.

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The Petty Party Continues and It’s Happy Birthday to Stevie Ray Vaughan!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Thought we’d do something a bit different today, so we’re taking a close-up look at three Tom Petty albums, two with the Heartbreakers and one solo effort, Highway Companion, one of my all-time favorite Petty albums.

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Here’s the line up:

10:00 a.m.   Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Montreaux (1982 & 1985)

Today would have been SRV’s 65th birthday, born in the great year of 1954 (along with yours truly). This guy’s life was cut far too short. One of the greatest blues singers and guitarists ever.

1:00 p.m.     Tom Petty’s Highway Companion (released July 25, 2006)

Don’t bother to listen to the critics. All they ever wanted this guy to do is rock out. He’s a whole lot more than that. In fact, his bandmates never understood why he didn’t make an all-acoustic album. He apparently didn’t think he was a good enough guitar player to go there. (He may be no Mike Campbell, but he’s no slouch on that thing.) This is, in my humble opinion, one of the finest albums I’ve heard.

4:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye (released July 29, 2014)

The Heartbreakers’ thirteenth and final studio album was one of the best ever. Up until this release, I truly believed that Damn The Torpedoes, would go down in history as the band’s crowning achievement. Not so. (We will get to DTT also.)

7:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers’ Mojo (released July 15, 2010)

The Heartbreakers’ twelfth album was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs, and was created as a blues album. If you are a music aficionado and care to explore, there’s a cool little story behind this one.

Pull up a tab. This is going to be a good one.

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