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! 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 have an excellent Saturday ahead of us from a musical perspective.
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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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We had a day off, and we’re back full speed today with some rare Hendrix, in fact
Here’s your Thursday line-up!
1:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers
You can learn more about this outstanding solo Tom Petty album by clicking the image in the sidebar on this blog!
4:00 p.m. Jimi Hendrix Live at the Cafe Au-Go-Go, March 17, 1968 NEW!
When I say getting live Hendrix is a rarity, it’s because his professional career lasted only four years before his premature death at the age of 27. In spite of that, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians in rock music history.
7:00 p.m. Badfinger Live at the Cowtown Auditorium, Kansas City (1972)
The Badfinger story is indeed a tragic one, but this band was the only legitimate star signing for Apple Records, and they left us a great body of music to appreciate.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Well, we have some great new stuff for you on this day, including the debut of Tom Petty’s solo gem, Wildflowers, as our Album of the Week.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
1:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers NEW!
Wildflowers was the second solo studio album by Tom Petty, and it was released on November 1, 1994. In spite of Petty’s desire to break free of the constraints of the band, he used most of his compadres as session musicians. The album resulted in four single releases, the most successful of which was You Don’t Know How It Feels. The other three were It’s Good To Be King (my all-time favorite Petty song), You Wreck Me, and A Higher Place. Read more about the album and the contributors here.
4:00 p.m. The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists
Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Carla Thomas, Little Eva, and more.
8:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Friends Live! NEW!
Eric Clapton has a few friends over, and they ain’t social distancing. He is joined by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker for a great repertoire of songs. Enjoy!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin yet another week in the shitshow, but at least we’ve got the best music on the planet to help us keep our sanity.
Here is your Monday, Monday line-up:
12:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Early Years NEW!
Somebody argued with me over whether or not the Beatles were the best rock n’ roll band ever. I never said they were. I said they were the best damned band ever. They were never limited by genre. They changed everything. In this playlist, we focus on their early years.
4:00 p.m. It’s Mudcrutch Monday!
Yes, it’s Mudcrutch Monday, and we’re airing our Mudcrutch Madness playlist for you.
7:00 p.m. Stephen Stills: Live at the Capitol Theater (1979)
Buffalo Springfield. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Sometimes Young). Manassas. The Stills-Young Band. Solo. Stephen Stills’ contribution cannot be denied.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to another Friday above the dirt. We have some great programming, and 22,000+ open stream songs…and those are plenty of reasons to listen in.
Bob Dylan with some of his friends, like Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and Tom Petty of The Heartbreakers.
Here’s today’s line-up:
1:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon
The quintessential Southern Rock band; the grandaddys of the genre. And always a class act. The road goes on forever.
6:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Friends: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration NEW!
Speaking of legends, we’ve got plenty of them participating in this celebration of everything Bob Dylan has contributed to the greatest music generation ever. Revelers include Tom Petty, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, and Roger McGuinn.
You can check out the set list in the Playlist tab. Scroll down to the bottom!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Monday as we move into yet another week. We start this one off with a bit of a country flavor!
Here’s your Monday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Timeless, A Tribute To Hank Williams Various Artists
Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams and Keith Richards are among those paying tribute to this country legend.
4:00 p.m. The Highwaymen, Live at the Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (1990) NEW!
The Outlaws of country music, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson make this one count.
9:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume 1: Various Artists
Featuring the handiwork of the dynamic duo of Mike Campell & Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Walter Becker, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, and many more.
There’s no better way to kick off a work week than to tune us in.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!
Here’s your Friday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)
2:00 p.m. The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased
By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.
5:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Madness!
There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.
In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.
9:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to this totally fabulous Sunday of programming! Check those times! Nothing is as it was today!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
10:00 a.m. Tom Petty: An American Treasure
The multi-faceted release engineered by Tom Petty’s family and his bandmates, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, was released for holiday time 2018. An American Treasure includes alternate versions of Petty standards, unheard live versions of Heartbreakers’ songs, and several never-before-released songs that make you wonder why they weren’t released. Pay particular attention to Lonesome Dave which, as it turns out, is not only my favorite of the unreleased tracks, but is also Mike Campbell’s. Thank Buddha this guy was a work-a-holic.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings
Band On The Run was the third studio album released by Paul McCartney & Wings, and was McCartney’s fifth album since leaving the band known as The Beatles. There is no question that it is a tour de force and, given the circumstances surrounding the way it was recorded, that is a miracle.
5:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday!
The Sixties becomes part of our regular rotation today, gettng air time once in the middle of every month. By the time next month rolls around, we’ll have two rotating lists.
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