Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday, but it’s a holiday Monday…as much as it can be in such times. But one thing never changes here. The music’s always great!
Here’s your line-up for Memorial Day:
12:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond NEW!
We open the week with our Fourth Episode of The Inner Sanctum. We hope you enjoy it. Bwaaahahahahaha!
3:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live NEW!
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were road warriors. I’ve always said you really cannot appreciate this band fully until you’ve at least heard them live (seeing them is what you’d imagine a ‘religious experience’ to be). This collection of songs represent my personal live favorites from one of our official house bands. (The Beatles are the other.)
6:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends
Like Tom Petty’s untimely death, Linda Ronstadt’s inability to sing is a rough one for me. I imagine she’d still be making pretty great music. What we have, however, is an amazing musical journey with a singer who could — quite literally — sing anything. We’re going to have some fun with Linda Ronstadt over this summer.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming Friday as we prepare to introduce #SurfMusic on Saturday!
Here’s Friday’s line-up:
1:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Death Has Claws
The final airing of this week’s Inner Sanctum. On Monday, we have a brand new episode.
6:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, March 17, 1995 NEW!
Join the Heartbreakers on their Dogs With Wings Tour in Canada as they rock Maple Leaf Gardens. This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite Heartbreaker tours. You can catch the set list in the playlist section of this blog.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. My daughter always says “Mother’s only half a word in our house.” She wasn’t kidding either.
Here’s your Mother’s Day lineup!
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides
Yes, with and without the Heartbreakers. Mostly with, though. Listen, their B-sides are better than most bands’ A-sides. And that’s no lie, as you will see if you tune in.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Band. By The Band. NEW!
The band that began as Bob Dylan’s back-up band went on to become one of the most influential bands of its generation, and delivered the goods every time out. This effort came after Music From Big Pink, another great musical achievement. But this one saw Robbie Robertson take charge, and the The Band took a huge leap forward.
The Band, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Beatles, remains one of #BecomeUngovernable’s favorite house bands.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard NEW!
Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, was a rock n’ roll pioneer who broke down many barriers in his lifetime. He influenced many who came after him, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, whose early efforts were steeped in rhythm & blues. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87, and today we pay tribute to his greatness.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve made it past midweek. That’s always an accomplishment in Empire. We’ve got some great music on tap too.
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live on The Mojo Tour (1999)
My favorite road warriors return. To fully appreciate this band, you had to see them on stage. Maybe you never did. I suggest you might want to seek out some concert footage. They are everywhere. For a reason. This show is from August 3, 1999 when they played the Target Center in Minneapolis.
4:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty
Browne’s road anthem. Recorded entirely on the road: Live on stage. On tour buses. Backstage. And in hotel rooms. A classic.
7:00 p.m. Steely Dan Live at The Woodlands Pavillion, Houston, Texas NEW!
Our brand new musical offering comes from a great band. I almost believed the people who said they sucked in concert because they couldn’t reproduce their sound. Then, I went to see them for myself. I have to tell you, I had a great time every time. Sounded just fine to me. Enjoy this one from 1993.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Sunday Funday, and we’ve got not one — but two — albums on tap rather unexpectedly today!
Here’s today’s line-up:
10:00 a.m. NOT The Album of the Week: You’re Gonna Get It by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1978) NEW!
I discovered quite by chance yesterday that this album was released 42 years ago, on May 2, 1978. It is just the second studio album by The Heartbreakers, and resulted in two massive hits in Listen To Her Heart and I Need to Know. We thought it would be a great idea to slip this one in today!
1:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful
One of the great bands from that Echoes in the Canyon era of days gone by.
5:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Running On Empty by Jackson Browne (1977) NEW!
In my humble opinion, this is not only one of Jackson Browne’s best albums, but one of the best of all time. I wore this thing out. Running on Empty was released in 1977, peaked on the Billboard charts at #3 in 1978, and stayed there for 65 weeks. The theme was life on the road, and was recorded live on stage, backstage, on tour buses, or in hotel rooms.
8:00 p.m. We Shall Overcome: Bruce Springsteen’s Pete Seeger Sessions
This collection of traditional folk songs arranged by Springsteen was released in 2006. Springsteen called on a group of lesser-known musicians from New York and New Jersey to put together this album. It also resulted in a 62-city tour.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming day today, but we feature two powerhouse performances!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert: Live From The Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida, September 21, 2006 NEW!
Undoubtedly one of the most amazing live performances in Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s concert history. The band is joined on stage for several songs by Stevie Nicks. Musically, the band is on top of its game, and Mike Campbell’s guitar is blistering.
The set list is available under the Playlist tab on this blog (scroll to the bottom).
4:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles NEW!
This album changed everything. It was a first for many, many reasons. It was the music world’s first “concept” album, fully launching The Beatles into a new realm of psychedelic music. It was the first album to feature an expanded cover with the lyrics to the songs in print.
Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band was The Beatles’ 8th studio album, released on May 26, 1967 in the UK, and June 2, 1967 in the U.S. It spent 27 weeks in the number one position on the UK charts, and 15 weeks at number one on Billboard. It received four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock album to receive this honor.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! I had a schedule switch and I’m opening today, so we have an early blog post.
Here’s Your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Alison Krauss & Union Station Live!
This was the eleventh album for the band, but its first live album. All of the songs were recorded at the Louisville Palace (April 29 & 30, 2002), with the exception of Down To The River To Pray, which was recorded at Austin City Limits.
4:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues
Tom Petty was serious about the blues, and his band could certainly sing and play the blues. He often said he envisioned them as old men sitting around with their guitars singing the blues.
8:00 p.m. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2008) NEW!
This was the fifth live album released by Van Morrison. It was recorded on November 7 and 8, 2008, exactly forty years after the first iteration of Astral Weeks was released. Morrison produced this effort, insisting on just one rehearsal and no post-production. Essentially you hear what the audience heard the two nights it was recorded.
10:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers
Wildflowers is the second solo studio album (of three) by Tom Petty, who was joined in the studio by his bandmates and a collection of some of the best studio musicians in rock n’roll history.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we have new live Tom Petty & The Heartbrakers, plus it Tuesday Bluesday here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio!
Here’s your line-up:
1:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live From the Vic Theatre (2003) NEW!
I’m not sure it gets any better than this when we’re talking about live music. These guys are magic on stage.
4:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Big Joe Turner and Roomful of Blues, With Special Guest: Dr. John
7:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, by The Rolling Stones
You can learn all the details about this great album by clicking on the image on the right sidebar of the blog!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back with some great programming today, starting right off at 10:00 a.m. with George Harrison.
Here’s your line-up:
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison
The quiet Beatle wasn’t so quiet after all. He was the first to release a solo effort after The Beatles parted ways (All Things Must Pass). The Concert for Bangladesh was the first real “benefit” concert ever held. And he not only was the lead guitarist for The Beatles. He was a successful solo artist and a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
3:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Rockpalast (1999)
Playing at Rockpalast is a rite of passage for rockers. Thousands of bands have played at Rockpalast, and the performances are broadcast live to the German public. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1999 performance is considered one of the best. NEW!
8:00 p.m. The Beatles: Live in Stockholm 1963
Back in 1963, the Beatles were babes and Beatlemania was in its infancy. Little did we know what madness would ensue!
10:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Dan Fogelberg’s Souvenirs
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! While we’re all hunkering down in Empire, we’ve got some incredible new live music coming your way over the next several weeks. We start today with new Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!
Here’s today’s line-up:
1:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists
From Dylan, to Barry McGuire, to the Who, The Beatles, John Lennon, and Woody Guthrie. There’s a message in the music we carry.
5:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live on Soundstage (2003) NEW!
This is vintage Heartbreakers, playing some of the tightest music on the planet, and it’s obvious that they are enjoying every minute they spend on that stage.
Don’t forget to check out the set list under the Playlist tab. Scroll to the bottom!
8:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Court & Spark by Joni Mitchell
Undoubtedly one of those albums that make people smile when it’s mentioned. To learn more about Court & Spark, click on the image in the Album of the Week box in the right sidebar.
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