Good Morning, Ungovernables! If you read the CD cover, The Blue Stingrays were the most famous surf band in history. Their legend is all spelled out. We introduce them to you today.
Here’s your Saturday line up!
12:00 p.m. Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles
The final airing of our Album of the Week, On The Border. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new album!
5:00 p.m. #SurfMusic is Back! Introducing the Blue Stingrays! NEW!
When you look at the album cover, Surf N’Burn looks like a classic surf band album. In reality, it’s a 1997 release from The Heartbreakers without Mr. Petty. There is plenty of genuine surf guitar reverb here, masterfully played by one of the giants of guitar, Mike Campbell. He does Dick Dale (whom we will also be hearing soon) proud.
The give-away for me was the instrumental Goldfinger, which appeared on Surf N’Burn, a tune that the Heartbreakers played many times during their live shows in the 90s.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, MA, July 14, 1990 NEW!
The Dead visit the Boston area and play Foxboro (not fucking Gillette) Stadium, before all the corporate entities started buying up the names.
Tune us in. We’re outside the system and we’re free. Forever.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Hopefully, the heat will dissipate this fine day…except for the heat coming out of your radio as you listen to us.
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Kinks
Sometimes I think the Kinks are overlooked on the big stage. They shouldn’t be. They’ve made some great rock n’roll. We’ll show you.
4:00 p.m. Woody Guthrie: American Folk Giants, Volume 2: Various Artists NEW!
Part two of the masters, including Woody, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Odetta, The Weavers, The Carter Family and more! These are the people who inspired Dylan and many others. We’ll be getting to them next week!
8:00 p.m. Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles
Without a doubt, my favorite album by The Eagles. You can learn more about this album and who helped create it by clicking on the photo on the right-hand side of the blog. Always.
Join us. Europe and Asia is all over this station. Apparently, the U.S. audiophiles are late bloomers. Either that or they don’t know good music when they hear it.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday once again, and we’ve got The Yardbirds on tap. Be sure to join us!
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds: The BBC Sessions 1965-1968 NEW!
The Yardbirds are a British blues-rock band formed in London in May of 1963. The original lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. Throughout the years, other band members have come and gone.
During the BBC Sessions featured in this playlist, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page circulated in and out of the band.
4:00 p.m. Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles
This was The Eagles third studio album, and they added Don Felder to go for a more rock feel than the first two albums.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Booker T. & The M.G.’s
Booker T. & The M.G.’s were a musical force in the sixties. Formed in Memphis in 1962, the band was influential in shaping the unique sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original band members were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums). As the de facto house band for Stax Records, they also played for artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and Delaney & Bonnie.
Tune us in for a great musical feast. We’re free. All the time.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to a fine Sunday. Rumor has it that it’ll be about sixty here and sunny. We’ll take that. We’ve got some great stuff on tap today!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: On The Border, The Eagles NEW!
On The Border is the third studio album by The Eagles. On this album, they wanted to go for more of a rock feel, as opposed to their usual country rock offerings. They added Don Felder for this purpose. Some critics panned the album, but I never listen to music critics anyway (just like I don’t listen to sports radio). This is one of my favorite albums of all time.
The stand-out song for me is My Man, written by Bernie Leadon for the late, great Gram Parsons, who died of a drug overdose in September of 1973. Both Leadon and Parsons were in pioneering country-rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers together.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers
Talk about an underrated performer! This guy just made so much flat-out great music, and had fun doing it. We all had fun listening to Secret Agent Man, Memphis, and Summer Rain laying around with the famed transistor radio in the heat of the summer.
7:00 p.m. James Brown Live at The House of Blues!
The hardest working man in show biz is back!
Come and spend your Sunday with us. You won’t be sorry you did!