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!
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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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are with another Sixties Sunday and, oddly enough, our new Album of the Week is Déja Vu, an album that helped make moving into the seventies more palatable.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young NEW!
Déja Vu was the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash; and the first by the quartet of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. And what an album it is. It has stood the test of time. To date it has sold more than 8 million copies and is still the number one selling album of each member’s career.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday! The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists
Traffic, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Sly & The Family Stone and then some. Join us for a continual five-hour, no repeats, no commercial trip into the past.
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous said that, I believe. You should take his advice.
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.
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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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, instead of celebrating with that warmongering national anthem of ours, we’re going to give you a full afternoon of The British Are Coming!
Here’s your July 4th line-up:
9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams
We bid farewell to this great new Lucinda Williams album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll have a brand new album posted on the blog!
12:00 p.m. The British are Coming!: Various Artists NEW!
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Them, Queen, The Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Eric Clapton, and many, many more!
The full set list appears under the Playlist tab of this blog. Just scroll to the bottom!
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Love at Shoreline Amphitheater, October 3, 1987 NEW!
Another great jam concert from The Grateful Dead, this one from the Shoreline Amphitheater, a beautiful venue in the San Francisco area.
This is the perfect day to tune us in, people. We’ll be playing this in the backyard of my sister’s house all afternoon, so please join us!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are off to a very early start this morning with The Inner Sanctum. Deb’s Stream is brandy new today and is called, “What’s In A Name?”
Here’s today’s line-up:
9:00 a.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam FINAL AIRING!
This will be the final airing of this episode of The Inner Sanctum. We move on to a new story on Monday.
12:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: What’s In A Name? NEW!
A collection of great rock n’ roll, country and blues songs with a name in the title. Like, Jolene, Mrs. Robinson, Carol, Maybelline, Casey Jones, Eleanor Rigby, Mary Jane’s Last Dance…you get the picture.
6:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Lucca, Italy, June 29, 2012
There’s a reason why these guys share #BecomeUngovernable House Band status with The Beatles. The boys were recorded live at the Piazza Napoleone. The set list is under the Playlist tab. It should be pretty close to the top. This is one of our favorite playlists.
Make this the day you tune us in. We’re for real.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we’re going to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday with a special playlist. Later, we have another legend — Linda Ronstadt — live at Budokan.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney NEW!
This playlist could have gone on, literally, for hours. But I did show some restraint, so give me some credit here! People bitch and moan that McCartney is the most ‘commercial’ of the Beatles. That may be so. But it’s that commercial side of the coin that allows performers to make the music they love. And I certainly have loved being around for Mr. McCartney’s career.
6:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Budokan Hall, Japan, March 3, 1979
Ronstadt dominated the 70s, building a following that was unheard of for a woman in the male-dominated rock world. Although she didn’t always enjoy playing massive venues, she sold them out routinely. I remember traveling to Los Angeles to see Linda Ronstadt at the Los Angeles Forum on Christmas eve during the Living in the USA tour. One of the best decisions I ever made.
9:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
The Airplane come back in for a landing this evening with Surrealistic Pillow on board.
By the way, the set lists for McCartney and Ronstadt are both up under the Playlist tab. Scroll toward the bottom.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s the musical landscape as we retreat into The Sixties for the day. I’m happy to make the trip!
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.
It’s Sunday Funday, Ungovernables! We have Petty, Heartbreak, and Tapestry as Album of the Week. What could be better?
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Petty Theft: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
This is one of our most popular playlists, and we haven’t played it for a while, so we thought this would be a good day. The Heartbreakers was one of the best cover bands on the planet, without question. All you need to do is listen.
3:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists NEW!
We have all been down this road, haven’t we? Some of us more than others, but we’ll save my obvious bad choices for another venue. Heartbreak is clearly a prime source of some great music. Our new playlist proves that.
The track list is already up inder the Playlist tab. Please scroll to the bottom.
7:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tapestry by Carole King NEW!
I literally wore this vinyl out. Then I had it on vinyl and 8-track. Then cassette. Then CD. Yeah. I’m fucking old. But this masterpiece never gets old. By the way, Carole King is one of the greatest songwriters ever.
Make this the day you tune us in. You will not regret it.
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!
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!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.
Here’s your Friday line-up:
12:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Endgame NEW!
By the this time, the Beatles were barely getting along and, in some cases, were openly warring with each other. In spite of all that, the music remained amazing: The White Album, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be are covered here. Other bands from this generation are still recording, but none have had the musical and cultural impact of The Fab Four. We love them here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
All of the playlists for this series have been added to the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom.
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but — for some unknown reason — never reached their commercial success. Yet Irma Thomas remains an important cog in the R & B wheel, and is recognized as The Soul Queen of New Orleans.
9:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Island of Death
This is the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, there will be a new episode released.
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