Just Who Are The Blue Stingrays? The Final Airing of “On The Border,” and Saturday Night With The Dead, May 30, 2020

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.

Mike Campbell-2

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.

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#SurfMusic Debuts, Our New “Live Dead” Concert, and the Album of the Week, Saturday, May 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are here on #SurfMusic Debut Day, kicking off at noon (Eastern). Later, we have a new Live Dead. Is Barton Hall their best concert ever?

Surf Jaws

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Instrumental Surf Anthology, Volume 1: Various Artists  NEW!

Surf Music was a pretty big thing during the sixties, peaking in popularity between 1962 and 1964. It originally began as instrumental music, with Dick Dale being the most iconic of the instrumental genre. Then the Beach Boys came along and brought the vocal genre to the mix. Here we start off with about an hour of the instrumental genre.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

The final airing of our Album of the Week (sadly). Tomorrow when you rush to the blog, there’ll be a new album!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University   NEW!

Is this the absolute best live performance ever turned in by The Grateful Dead? There are many Deadheads  who believe it is. See for yourself.

Tune us in, people. Time’s a wastin’

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The Beatles’ Transformative Years, The Final Airing of “The Band,” and A Brand New ‘Live Dead’ on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great new Beatles’ playlist today and a new Grateful Dead jam later tonight!

The Beatles Avedon Poster_upscale

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Album of The Week: The Band by The Band

The final airing of this masterpiece will be at noon today. Tomorrow, when you wake up and run to the blog, you’ll see a brand new Album of The Week.

5:00 p.m.    The Beatles: The Transformative Years   NEW!

This is the most amazing period in The Beatles’ musical journey. Beginning with Rubber Soul and Revolver, they seemed to just explode into a level of creativity that had never happened before, and has yet to be equalled by any band. 

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead! The Grateful Dead: Live at The San Francisco Civic Auditorium, December 28. 1983   NEW!

Another fine live entry by the ultimate jam band. 

We’ve got a lot of listeners, but not a lot from the U.S. by comparison. What’s with that, people? No time for music?

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Open Stream Until Evening! Then A Final Tribute To Our Album of the Week, and The Grateful Dead at Winterland…On Saturday, May 9, 2020

Hello, Ungovernables! We are open streaming until this evening when we’ll pay a final tribute to Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty for starters.

Grateful Dead-Long Strange Trip

Here’s the plan, folks:

7:00 p.m.  Album of the Week: Jackson Browne’s Running on Empty

The final airing. Tomorrow when you awake, there will be a brand new selection.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, San Francisco   NEW!

The Grateful Dead concert at Winterland ballroom on February 24, 1974 is tonight’s featured jam. Enjoy!

Don’t forget to tune us in. Ok?

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We’re Back With Gram Parsons in the Spotlight, the Final Airing of Sargeant Pepper, and Our “Live Dead” Offering on Saturday, May 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We hope you enjoyed your Open Stream Friday! We are back today with some great programming!

Gram Parsonsi

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Gram Parsons

Earlier this week, we featured Hendrix and talked about the ’27 Club’ of musicians who have passed in their 27th year. Sadly, Gram Parsons is also a member. He is singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. In his short life, Gram was not only a soloist, but sang and played with Emmylou Harris, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

This is the final airing of our Album of the Week. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new selection on the blog!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theater (11-8-70)  NEW!

This is a special treat! The Grateful Dead with New Riders of the Purple Sage in a 4-hour music extravaganza! A not-to-be-missed event!

What the hell are you all waiting for? Tune us in. We’re not only free to listen to, but we’re free of commercials.

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Winwood & Clapton Live, A Couple of Great Albums From Tom Petty, and Our “Live Dead” For Saturday, April 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have an excellent Saturday ahead of us from a musical perspective.

Winwood-Clapton

Let’s get down to the details:

12:00 p.m.   Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton: Live at Madison Square Garden (2009)

Two musical legends here live on the same stage. It doesn’t get much better than this.

5:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

To learn more about this great album, simply click on the album photo in the right sidebar of this blog!

7:30 p.m.     NOT The Album of the Week: Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty   NEW!

Today’s treat gives us yet another great solo effort by Tom Petty. Full Moon Fever was released 31 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1989. Petty was joined on the album not only by his Heartbreaker bandmates, but also by his Wilbury bandmates. The album was produced by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Mike Campbell. Most of the compositions were by Petty and Lynne. The album was an immediate critical and commercial success, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard charts. It was certified 5X platinum in the U.S. and 6X platinum in Canada.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live in Anchorage, Alaska, June 21, 1980   NEW!

Welcome to the cosmic land of Live Dead, where no two sets are ever the same.

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Our “House” Playlist, Bonnie at The Troubadour, It’s “Live Dead” Night, and “Elite Hotel” Bids Us Farewell, Saturday, April 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We hope you enjoyed your Friday Open Stream. Today, we’re back on to some great programming!

Bonnie Raitt 1972

 

 

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The “BecomeUngovernable House Playlist!

All the peace, love, understanding and unrest you can handle in one playlist.

4:00 p.m.     Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour 1972

Bonnie Raitt, along with Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur and others, defied the powers in the male-dominated rock world.

7:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Elite Hotel by Emmylou Harris

This great album makes its final appearance this week. Tomorrow, you’ll see a brand new Album of the Week.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theater, June 19, 1976   NEW!

Next week we’ll be back on Europe ’72, but this week we follow the Dead to a mid-seventies performance at The Capitol Theater.

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BeauSoleil “Live” in Louisiana, Richie Havens Sings The Beatles & Dylan, and Dylan & The Dead’s Long Strange Trip, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a little Cajun-Zydeco to go along with your Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and Richie Havens today!

Richie Havens

Here’s your mid-week line-up!

12:00 p.m.  BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

Sometimes we forget how good this music really is. BeauSoleil reminds us.

4:00 p.m.    Richie Havens Sings The Beatles & Dylan   NEW!

I had forgotten this even existed until I was hunting around for something else. Richie Havens got on the map by being the opening act at the original Woodstock. The only real Woodstock.

7:00 p.m.    Dylan & The Dead

A classic from that long, strange road trip they took together in 1978.

Tune us in. We’ve made it half way through already.

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Lukas Nelson & POTR in the Spotlight, The Beatles Rock the Rooftop, This Week’s “Live Dead,” and Farewell to “Let It Bleed” on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! At the end of this day of indentured servitude to the consuming public, it will begin my weekend. We have some great programming today.

Beatles Rock the Rooftop

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones  FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Let It Bleed. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new Album of the Week.

2:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Yes, Willie’s boy has a hell of a country rock band here. POTR also doubles as Neil Young’s road band in their spare time.

6:00 p.m.   The Beatles Rock the Rooftop!

The Beatles final public performance happened on January 30, 1969 with an unannounced concert from the rooftop of Apple Corporation headquarters at 3 Saville Row. Their fans were ecstatic with the lunchtime entertainment. The British Bobbies? Not so much.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Watkins Glen, New York (7-28-73)

We’re taking a break from Europe ’72 this week and airing a concert from Watkins Glen, New York. No two Dead performances are ever the same. They are the ultimate jam band. 

Tune us in. It’s Easter weekend. The bunny’s efforts are scaled back this year. We’ll blunt the trauma with some great music.

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The Last Hurrah for “Court & Spark,” Clapton and B.B. King Play the Blues, and “Live Dead” in Denmark, Saturday, March 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Saturday, and that marks my last day at the mines before my weekend officially begins. We’re starting it out strong today.

Eric Clapton & B.B. King-3

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Joni Mitchell’s Court & Spark

We bid a fond farewell to one of the best damned albums ever recorded. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a brand new selection on our main page!

6:00 p.m.    B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding With the King

B.B. King and Eric Clapton seemed to be a natural combination, and we were right about that. You’ll love this selection.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: Europe ’72, The Grateful Dead Live in Aarhaus, Denmark 4-16-72   NEW!

After a brief interlude in Honolulu last week, we’re back on the Europe ’72 train this week as we work our way through the tour.

If you’re stuck in lockdown, there’s no better way to weather the storm than to tune in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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