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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The (Young) Rascals Debut, The Sounds of Laurel Canyon & The Pretenders Own Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, May 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are closing out the month of May with a bang with a playlist from the fabled Laurel Canyon, the debut of The (Young) Rascals, and our new Album of the Week!

The Mamas & The Papas

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  In the Spotlight: The Sounds of the (Young) Rascals   NEW!

The Rascals (formerly called The Young Rascals) were formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. One of the most underrated bands in history, The Rascals reached the Top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles between 1966 and 1968. This includes the #1 hits Good Lovin’ (1966), Groovin’ (1967), and People Got To Be Free (1968). Rolling Stone magazine called The Rascals the blackest white group of all. 

The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Hit Parad Hall of Fame in 2010. The reunited for a series of concerts in 2012. 

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders   NEW!

Learning To Crawl is the third studio album by The Pretenders. It was released on January 11, 1984 after a hiatus that saw both James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon die of drug overdoses.

Chrissie Hynde is sometimes overlooked as a pioneer in the male-dominated alternative rock music world. All of the songs except for one were written by her, and she’s a pretty incredible guitarist. The album resulted in five singles, including Back On The Chain Gang and Middle Of The Road

7:00 p.m.   Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

This playlist celebrates the popular music that came out of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & The Papas cemented the California Sound. From 1965 to 1967, bands came to L.A. to emulate The Beatles. Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Tune us in, people. It’s Sunday, a day of rest, no matter what they tell you.

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Janis at Winterland, The Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions, & Sargeant Pepper Are All On the Docket for Thursday, April 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to day whatever-the-fuck-it-is of our discontent. While we’re all waiting for you to rise up, we’ll try to make life a bit more bearable.

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Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

12:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968

This may seem like a morbid discussion, but a number of musicians have died in their 27th year. Kurt Cobain. Robert Johnson. Amy Winehouse. But three of the most famous? Janis Joplin. Jimi Hendrix. Jim Morrison. All dead at 27. All members of the ’27 Club.’

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

This is arguably the greatest album of all time. Not only was the music brilliant, but so was the album packaging. It was the first album to open like a book, and the first to feature the lyrics printed on the cover. The front cover photograph remains a conversation piece to this day.

7:00 p.m.    The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions   NEW!

It is said that Brian Wilson was the creative force behind The Beach Boys. Artists from Linda Ronstadt to Paul McCartney consider him a musical genius, but all of the members conributed to the whole. These sessions prove that The Beach Boys weren’t just another ‘surf music’ band (although they were pretty damned good at that too).

We’re here. We’re free. We ask no information. We just deliver the goods.

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The Beatles, J.J. Cale & Leon Russell, The Beach Boys in the Spotlight, and the Great House Playlist, Thursday, November 7, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have another great line-up today on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

the Beach Boys

Here’s today’s planned programming:

11:00 a.m.    The Beatles Complete Apple Rooftop Concert

It was on a whim, as they say. And it drove the British Bobbies out of their minds trying to figure out where the music was coming from.

2:00 p.m.      J.J. Cale & Leon Russell at The Paradise Studios in LA (1979)

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

9:00 p.m.      The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

We’ve added a lot of music to the standard rotation over the past couple of weeks. including Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Buddy Holly, Ry Cooder, Traffic, Lavern Baker and Delbert McClinton.

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Charles T. Wilbury, Jr. Channels Tom Petty; Badfinger in the Spotlight; and Those Echoes, Monday, October 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The Petty Party continues as Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr., channels his mate, Tom Petty.

Petty & Jakob Dylan

Here’s your line-up for Indigenous People’s Day (fuck Christopher Columbus, the genocidal maniac):

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger

The one, true, bona fide rock act signed by the Beatles to Apple Records. This is an underrated, underplayed monster of a band.

2:00 p.m.        Echoes From the Canyon

The play list celebrating the pioneers of the California sound. Features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Stills, The Beach Boys, and many others.

6:00 p.m.        Tom Petty: Subdued and Underappreciated

In my humble opinion, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the finest rock n’rollers of their generation. But that isn’t all they were, especially due to the songwriting talent of Tom Petty. This hefty playlist features a quieter, gentler, more introspective Petty, one that is often underappreciated by the masses. Take a pill and chill. Features songs from the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, the Traveling Wilburys, and from Tom’s solo career.

Open streaming all night long after!

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Programming for Monday, September 9, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your programming for Monday, and we’ve got some new material here!

Beatles Rock the Rooftop

10:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Beach Boys

1:00 p.m.      G. Edward Griffin: Exposing the Creature From Jekyll Island

G. Edward Griffin exposes the Federal Reserve as a tool of money-laundering and oppression. Where does the money come from? Who makes it? Where does it go? It’s all an elaborate smoke-and-mirrors fleece.

4:00 p.m.     The Beatles’ Complete Apple Records Rooftop Concert

The Beatles decided to conduct a little impromptu concert on the rooftop at Apple Records. Needless to say, there’s more than a little disruption, and the British Bobbies get their underwear in a twist.

6:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Dead Reckoning

Bwahahahahahahaha! Don’t listen in the dark!

8:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges with Dr. Charles Derber: Dismantling Security Tales

Chris Hedges talks to Dr. Charles Derber about how the capitalist state uses fear bolstered by racism to control the masses, by abolishing civil liberties, eliminating dissent, and destroying democratic space.   

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