Good Morning, British Music Lovers! It’s a bit of a departure from the norm here today in The Mermaid Lounge, beginning with some new Beatles material (new to us, that is).
Here’s today’s line-up!
11:00 a.m. The Beatles Live at The BBC, Volume One: Pop Go The Beatles NEW!
Back in the day, the Beatles ruled, and with good reason. I’m not sure anyone could appreciate how tight a musical band they really were for their time. Even to this day, people who think the computerized shit produced in this generation is actually music and the Beatles didn’t have a clue. That’s a load of bullshit. And by the way, real musicians do not share the fickle public’s opinions. Neither do we. All of these songs were recorded live at BBC Studios between during June, July and August of 1963…before Beatlemania took hold.
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was formed in London in 1965, and became one of the premier psychedelic rock bands. The band’s hallmarks were extended compositions, sound experimentation, cosmic lyrics, and rather elaborate live shows. They were true pioneers of the progressive rock sound.
7:00 p.m. The Moody Blues Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, November 9, 1972
The Moody Blues were formed in Birmingham, England in 1964, and initially came to prominence playing R & B music. Early on, they fused rock with classical, and became pioneers of what is known as art rock. Their album Days of Future Passed is considered one of the earliest successful concept albums.
This would be a jolly good day to tune us in for the first time, I might add. Join your fellow listeners from Germany, the UK, Norway, the Russian Federation, France, and points beyond who tune in as the U.S. goes to sleep!
Good Morning, Audiophiles! How are we this fine Sunday morning? We are doing very well here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we have some great stuff coming your way. Today we also celebrate Roger Waters’ 77th birthday.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York, July 21, 1974 NEW!
Like so many other small venues of its time, My Father’s Place was the incubator for future stars. In Boston (actually, Cambridge), we had Jonathan Swift’s, Jack’s, The Inn Square Men’s Bar, and Passim’s Coffee House.
Linda Ronstadt was one of those future stars who passed through My Father’s Place on her way to the top. We have her July 21 ,1974 performance today. That was also her Heart Like A Wheel breakout year.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic NEW!
Here’s the thing about British bands and America. The releases are always different between Europe and the U.S., and I’m always so annoyed by that. Why? Because the European ones are always so much stronger. But never mind that shit. Traffic was an excellent band, although a bit psychotic about how to handle Dave Mason. It was some kind of love-hate relationship. Still, he and the magnificent Steve Winwood played their styles off each other very well, and Jim Capaldi? Well, Traffic would never have been Traffic without him. This is a great album, no matter where the hell it came from.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Pink Floyd NEW!
Today is Roger Waters’ 77th birthday, and it’s time for Pink Floyd to step into The Spotlight here in The Mermaid Lounge, where music nirvana is made daily.
Look, people, again I say Europe and Asia is all over this station. I have no idea what the problem here is in America. Perhaps you prefer to pay for your music. I can’t explain the lethargy. Whatever. Whenever you wake the fuck up, we’ll be here.