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Yacht Rock Podcast: "Out of the Main"

Yacht Rock Podcast: "Out of the Main"

By Tom Nixon and John Nixon
"Out of the Main" is a yacht rock podcast celebrating the past, presence—and, yes!—the future of one of the most proficient and accomplished eras of musicianship and studio production...perhaps ever. Out of the Main was launched by two of the genre’s biggest fans—both musicians themselves—who, like a growing wave of aficionados all around the world, have been exploring the history, the enjoyment, and now the potential of the West Coast Cool sound of the late 70s and early 80s. Join the revelry. Discover buried treasures. And explore new, perhaps even uncharted, waters of Yacht Rock perfection.
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Episode 21.8: Book Club - Steve Lukather’s “The Gospel According to Luke”
John provides an overview and encapsulation of his second reading of “The Gospel According to Luke,” authored by Toto’s Steve Lukather. The memoir tells the tale of how a group of high school friends formed the band in 1977 and went on to sell more than 40 million records worldwide. “Luke” also lifts the lid on what really went on behind the closed studio doors and shows the unique creative processes of some of the most legendary names in music. Things Discussed: What was Lukather’s and Toto’s “origin story?” Hiccups and oddities in the days of “cutting his teeth” in the session world The first major break through Thriller Stories: Did you know he played on…??? One of the best “session” anecdotes of all time. Tune in to hear it! Have You Read the Book? Give us your reviews on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro music: “Sunrise on the Water” by Page99 (full album out February 19, 2021) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
54:41
February 25, 2021
Episode 21.7: Pick Three
You know the convention: "You're on a desert island, and you can only pick three..." Well, if you spend enough time on a yacht, this just may become a reality! So to prepare you for the inevitable, John and Tom stump each other on this week's yacht rock podcast with a series of challenges to pick three, and only three, of the complete set. Such as: Pick only three Steely Dan songs to listen to the rest of your life in isolation. Pick Jeff Porcaro's three best drum tracks of all time. Pick three songs you wish you could sneak on the boat (even though you know they're not yacht). Pick three songs you want to eliminate from the face of the earth forever and always! ...and many MANY more! Where did the captains steer you wrong? Give us your opinions on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: "Nothing You Can Do About It" (Airplay cover), by Page99 (full album out February 19, 2021) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
42:60
February 18, 2021
Episode 21.6: Yacht Rock's Best Guitar Solos of All Time
John and Tom scour the sea charts to find yacht rock's best guitar solos of all time. Who made the cut? Who are the true guitar heroes? How many times does Steve Lukather appear on the list? And does Tom really sing "O Sole Mio?" Listen to 22 of the rockin'-est guitar leads of all time. Have a favorite yacht rock guitar solo? Give us your rips on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: "Harmony" by Page99 (full album out February 19, 2021) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
46:56
February 11, 2021
Episode 21.5: The Mt. Rushmore of Yacht Rock Albums
It’s back! We’re going back to the mountain, for an all-new yacht rock podcast debating the Mt. Rushmore of albums, sliced three ways: The most significant yacht rock albums of all time The “yachtiest” albums of all time Our favorite yacht rock albums of all time What’s your Mt. Rushmore of yacht rock albums? Give us your mounts on our Facebook page: facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast But first! A quick look at what we’ve learned since launching “Out of the Main” last summer… The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro music: “Sunrise on the Water” by Page99 (full album out February 19, 2021) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
49:02
February 4, 2021
Episode 21.4: Album Focus, Toto IV
John and Tom are back with another album focus, this time devoting an entire episode of the yacht rock podcast to perhaps Toto’s signature release, Toto IV. From historical significance to track-by-track analysis, listen in as our co-captains take a deep dive into one of the most iconic records from the era. But…is it yacht, or is it not? Where do you put Toto IV in the pantheon of Yacht Rock lore? Give us your reviews on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Things Discussed: Historical context, critical acclaim and commercial acceptance Is it yacht, or is it not? Dissecting Rosanna, piece by piece: the popular YouTube video Track by brilliant track, analyzing the genius song-by-song But is there a Rocky-III-style montage section of the record? A little more on the “How It’s Made” of “Africa” The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Check out the video of the FM morning show picking apart Rosanna (in a good way) John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro music: “Harmony’,” by Page99 (out February 19, 2021) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
56:07
January 28, 2021
Episode 21.3: How Swede It Is, with State Cows
Stefan Olofsson and Daniel Anderson from modern yacht group State Cows, out of Sweden, join Tom and John to discuss's yacht rock's inordinate appeal in the Nordic region, especially in Sweden itself. Why is a sound/genre that is some-40 years old, borne a half o' globe away, so popular today in Sweden and the surrounding region? Things Discussed: State Cows' origin story Why this genre, why now? Why is yacht rock so popular in Sweden today, both in terms of fan support as well as modern artists creating new music in this genre today? Jay Graydon, Michael Landau, Peter Friestedt, Bill Champlin, Jason Scheff: How do State Cows get yacht-rock legends like this to contribute to their projects? 2020's two singles, and plans for rolling out more in 2021? The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Check out StateCows.com to stay up-to-date on all of their latest news and releases. Follow the band on Twitter and Facebook John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro music: "Finally Been Forgettin’," by Page99 (out February 19, 2021) Outro music: "Finally Fair And Balanced," by State Cows, featuring Bill Champlin Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:08
January 21, 2021
Episode 21.2: That is NYACHT!
Yacht or Nyacht? Isn’t that everyone’s favorite game to play? How do you objectively determine what’s in a genre that is largely “made up” and only retroactively applied? Well, people have their ways, and there are some certain rules to play by. While we’re not certifiers ourselves, John and Tom do their best to identify the defining boundary beyond which yacht rock becomes nyacht rock. There’s even a website! yachtornyacht.com How do you decide what’s yacht or nyacht? Share your rules on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
40:10
January 14, 2021
Episode 21.1: Mt. Rushmore, Vol. 2 - Bands!
First we did our Yacht Rock Mt. Rushmore, no holds barred. Then we cleared the board and said, “No repeats! Only one front man, guitarist, etc., allowed.” Now, John and Tom kick off Season 2 of the Yacht Rock Podcast by  erecting their Mt. Rushmores of yacht rock bands…not artists, not duos…bands! Who’s on your Mt. Rushmore of yacht rock bands? Share them on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: "Nothin' You Can Do About It" (Airplay cover) Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:22
January 7, 2021
Episode 20.17: The Christmas Special!
Our favorite convention from the late 70s and early 80s: Everything had a Christmas Special! Our yacht rock podcast should be no different! John and Tom scour musicdom for the yachtiest yuletide merriment to bring your season glad “tide”-ings, including songs from the era and modern buried treasures from classic yacht rock artists. Who’s on your yachty list? Tell us tunes, albums and compilations we missed on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Also, you thought Tom was kidding about the Fat Albert Christmas Special and the Star Wars Holiday Special? Think again! The Lightning Round (Christmas Edition): Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Tom’s “A Very Yachty Christmas” playlist on Spotify The Yacht Rock Christmas YouTube playlist (210 videos and counting!) John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Wonderful Christmastime” by The Overnighters Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
34:04
December 17, 2020
Episode 20.16: Buried Treasures, Vol. 2 - “Uncharted Waters”
On this episode of the yacht rock podcast, John and Tom go deep-sea diving once again, this time in search of buried treasures that are lost in depths of the Yacht Rock blue bounding main. These are songs that perhaps never made it into the top 10 in their heydays, some by artists you might not recognize—and some of them never even charted in the top 40! But there is no questioning their yachty bona fides, and they belong on the boat! What uncharted masterpieces have we missed? Share them on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: August Red (coming soon!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
32:50
December 10, 2020
Episode 20.15: Buried Treasures, Vol. 1 - "Hidden in Plain Sight"
John and Tom hop in the boat and go exploring…deep-sea diving for deep cuts. “Hidden in Plain Sight” are buried treasures that are performed by acts with deep Yacht Rock catalogues, but songs that, for some reason, are off the map for most yacht rock radio programmers. They won’t be hard to find, as they’re among the artists you already enjoy! Most of them are instantly recognizable but not widely played. We aim to correct these omissions by bringing these buried treasures to the surface on this week's yacht rock podcast, "Out of the Main." What buried treasures have we missed, hidden in plain sight? Share them on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: August Red (coming soon!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
33:53
December 3, 2020
Episode 20.14: With Michael Atilano of Yacht Rock and Yachtical
Michael Atilano, the founder of the Yacht Rock Facebook group, joins the show to discuss the avid community of yacht rockers who make up a special tribe of aficionados looking to explore the bounding main of yacht rock! Things Discussed: One of the most interesting “origin stories” we’ve ever heard How and why the group is growing so quickly on Facebook What is Yachtical, another of Michael’s Facebook creations? The culture of yacht rock, including tribute bands, live shows and more How do yacht rock and sports converge? The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Join the Yacht Rock Facebook Group and join the fun! Check out Yachtical Check out the Facebook post showcasing sports connections to yacht rock John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “September,” by Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
36:43
November 24, 2020
Episode 20.13: Special Guests, Firefall
Jock Bartley (lead guitar, lead vocal) and Mark Andes (bass, vocals), two of the original members of Firefall, join the yacht rock podcast to talk about their first new album in 25 years: "Comet," released December 11, 2020. Listen in as John and Tom discuss the band's origin story, their prolific career and critical/commercial success, and the genesis behind their new album. Famous for popular hits "You Are the Woman," "Just Remember I Love You," "Strange Way" and many more, Firefall recall a career that includes three gold records and two platinum records. Things Discussed: The early years, before and after the first Firefall album How Firefall evolved over the years that followed The unique approach Jock takes to guitar solos and instrumental interplay How Firefall's players create a musical "conversation" The use of winds (flute and sax) When David Sanborn sat in to record on a Firefall record The story behind the first single and new music video "Way Back When" Tom is breathless: A NEW Mexico?!?!?!? The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Visit firefallofficial.com for all the latest news, music, touring info and more! Watch the video and hear the first single, "Way Back When" John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
49:16
November 19, 2020
Episode 20.12: One-Bar Wonders
You’ve heard of “one-hit wonders,” now let’s revel in “one-BAR wonders” of the Yacht Rock genre! Co-captains Tom and John each share their top 10 lists of their favorite one-bar wonders. What are one-bar wonders, you ask? Those are the songs that, even within the first 5-10 seconds, the moment you hear them, you are instantly transported to the yacht, sipping a boat drink, and relaxing to the chillest rock genre in the world. (Think: the intro to Christopher Cross’s “Sailing,” for example.) What are your favorite Yacht Rock one-bar wonders? Share them on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Lea” by Page99 (Toto cover) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
25:47
November 12, 2020
Episode 20.11: How It’s Made
Riffing off the popular Discovery Network show, “How It’s Made,” John and Tom take an “Inside Baseball” — er, Inside YACHT ROCK! — look at the tricks of the trade during the golden age of music production…ya know, before the computers made everything easy on us! All sorts of fun little secrets, as revealed in Steve Lukather's book, “The Gospel According to Luke,” such as: How did they create the “drum loop” for Africa? Reeling hundreds of feet of analogue tape around mic stands all over the control booth Putting reel-to-reel tapes on an airplane to get the orchestra recorded The incredible story of how 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” was made More Steely Dan trade secrets What was “flying in vocals?” And more! Got any great “Inside Yacht Rock” stories for us? Share them on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: The Making of 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love Steve Lukather’s book, The Gospel According to Luke Watch the VH1 “Classic Albums” documentary on Amazon The making of “Peg” video on YouTube Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Fantasy World” by Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
45:12
November 5, 2020
Episode 20.10: The Women of Yacht Rock, with John O'Grady of Milwaukee Yacht Rock
If Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald are the captains of the boat, who are the “maidens of the voyage?” John O’Grady, founder of Milwaukee Yacht Rock and creator of the Hot SchYachts, joins the yacht rock podcast to educate fans on the women of yacht rock: who are the stars, who have we missed, and who should we put on our radars that might be off the map? First, the origin stories of Milwaukee Yacht Rock and John O’Grady Why are women underrepresented in the yacht rock genre? Who are the biggest female stars from the era? Who’s on John’s, Tom’s and our guest’s all-female yacht rock Mt. Rushmore? What’s on the horizon for John and his various yacht rock projects? Who’s on your Mt. Rushmore of women in yacht rock? Share them on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Faded Memory Song,” by August Red (coming soon!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
43:53
October 29, 2020
Episode 20.9: Confess Your Guilty Pleasures!
It's time to confess your guilty pleasures! While some may say an admission of an adoration for the Yacht Rock genre could, itself, be a confession of guilty pleasure, John and Tom go where no man has intentionally gone before! Barry Manilow? Olivia Newton John? Neil Sedaka?!!?! Could it be so? Listen in as they each count down their top 10 list of sugary-sweet classics that must be bad for you, but you just can't resist! See which song each co-captain confessed as their #1, with the highest combination of guilt and pleasure! What are your Yacht Rock guilty pleasures? Let us know on Facebook! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Are most of these songs more accurately defined as "AC Gold?" Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast 
26:32
October 22, 2020
Episode 20.8: Album Focus: Aja, Steely Dan
John and Tom take a deep dive into one of the most icon rock records of all time, and certainly one of the most classic of the Yacht Rock genre, Steely Dan’s Aja, released in 1977. Some background and historical reference Personnel: Nearly 40 musicians in total, and a veritable who’s-who of the Yacht Rock session musicians of the era The making-of stories, both from YouTube and the VH-1 "Classic Albums" documentary Track-by-track analysis and adulation What's your take on Aja? Let us know on Facebook! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: The informative Wikipedia page on Aja Watch the VH1 “Classic Albums” documentary on Amazon The making of “Peg” video on YouTube Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Sunrise on the Water” by Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:12
October 15, 2020
Episode 20.7: Special Guests, Yacht Rock Miami
The boat gets a couple extra co-captains on this episode of “Out of the Main,” as Captain Juan Luv and Captain G, co-founders of Internet streaming radio station Yacht Rock Miami, join John and Tom on the yacht rock podcast for a fun discussion about what makes yacht rock so great and how it led to the creation of a radio station.  Captain’s logs: What’s the Yacht Rock Miami “origin story?” What are the mechanics, challenges and triumphs of running a streaming radio station? What criteria do they use to decide what songs fit the Yacht Rock Miami sound? How did they acquire such a deep catalogue to achieve such variety? Where can you listen (for free) and donate to support the cause? www.yachtrockmiami.com Did we forget to ask the captains something? Ask it on our Facebook page and we will get the answers directly! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round (with special guest participation!): Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Faded Memory Song,” by August Red (coming soon!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
45:58
October 8, 2020
Episode 20.6: Yacht Rock’s Mount Rushmore
John and Tom each take their shot at erecting the Mount Rushmore of Yacht Rock, once with no rules nor holds barred, but also a second time with a limiting factor that just might make things interesting. Check out the making of the Steely Dan song, “Peg” - https://youtu.be/CUhKcbYIjMg Is this the most iconic Yacht Rock album cover of all time? What is this E Rhodes keyboard we keep hearing about? Who “ruined” Chicago and The Doobie Brothers? Who you got on your Yacht Rock Mount Rushmore? Let us know on Facebook! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map: Gimme a song that's not, but belongs on the yacht References and Related: Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Sunrise on the Water” by Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
36:38
October 1, 2020
Episode 20.5: What’s Happening Now
Co-captains John and Tom explore the modern (yes, the modern) landscape of Yacht Rock, including brand new artists putting out new music, and the resurgence of Yacht Rock’s all stars getting back into the studio. Check out our recent discoveries Enjoy Inside MusicCast: https://www.insidemusicast.com Check out NEW Yacht Rock from Sweden: State Cows Steve Lukather’s new single, “Run to Me” (with Ringo Starr) John’s Yacht Rock project: Page99 David Crosby’s “She’s Got to Be Somewhere” Killer website for Yacht Rock fandom, Blue Desert: https://www.westcoast.dk/ Listen to Marc Jordan, Ned Doheny, Dane Donahue, etc…classic Yacht Rock, but buried treasures that just might be new to you. Modern culture is embracing and celebrating Yacht Rock, everywhere you look, in all walks of life. Looking for new old Yacht Rock? Stream Yacht Rock Miami radio! Amis Overseas! West Coast Golden Radio from France, WCGR: https://www.westcoastgoldenradio.com/ Hilarious reaction video to Michael McDonald’s “Keep Forgettin’” - https://youtu.be/11rZ2kPLT6k 29 hours of Yacht Rock: The “Certified Yacht Rock Playlist” on Spotify, by J.D. Ryznar Who have we missed? Let us know on Facebook! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
38:11
September 23, 2020
Episode 20.4: Building the Yacht Rock Supergroup
John and Tom build the ultimate Yacht Rock supergroup, filling out the band position by position: Drummer Keyboards Guitar Bass Lead singer Horn section Sax soloist Strings arranger FLEX player (like Fantasy Football): one guest cat, at any position of choice, allowing each for one duplicate Who’s your Yacht Rock supergroup? Let us see your lineup on Facebook! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: What is this E Rhodes keyboard we keep hearing about? Want some Yacht Pop? Check out the AC Gold playlist on Spotify John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
38:36
September 17, 2020
Episode 20.3: Variations on a Theme
The deeper you dive, the more you explore. And if you’re looking for buried treasure, look no further than the extended catalogues of the artists you already know, and you will fall in love with what John calls “Yacht Jazz.” You know the hits by Chuck Mangione, Herb Albert and George Benson, but let’s go exploring out of the main, and into the deep (cuts): What is “Yacht Jazz,” and how does it relate to Yacht Rock? What, specifically, does “Yacht Jazz” have in common with Yacht Rock? Who were the contemporaries, and just how many different types of record did they play on? What is “Yacht R&B,” and is it the same as “Yacht Soul?” Tom calls it “Yacht Pop,” John calls it “AC Gold.” You should call it a friend. Is there really such a thing as “Yacht Country?” We neglect to mention it, but isn’t Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, a lot of America, Jim Croce, etc., really “Yacht Folk,” and not really Yacht Rock at all? The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map: Gimme a song that's not, but belongs on the yacht References and Related: The first playlist of its kind: John’s Yacht Jazz playlist Want some Yacht Pop? Check out the AC Gold playlist on Spotify John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Intro/outro music: “Sunrise on the Water” by Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
34:41
August 20, 2020
Episode 20.2: What Makes This Yacht Rock Great?
With much respect to Rick Beato and his “What Makes This Song Great” YouTube series, John and Tom take a close look at the elements of Yacht Rock music, dissecting the parts to appreciate the whole, such as: The Porcaro Shuffle that really isn’t? All about that (one particular) bass line The Fender E Rhodes, and how to play it The Lukather guitars Production as an art form The horns The strings The omnipresent sax solo Lush harmonies The female backing chorus, and the art of the call-and-answer The key change, and not just at the end The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map: Gimme a song that's not, but belongs on the yacht References and Related: Want to dive deep? Check out “Inside MusiCast”: https://www.insidemusicast.com Looking to explore the depths of Yacht Rock, out of the main? Check out Yacht Rock Miami. John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Intro/outro music: “Fantasy World” by Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
37:03
August 20, 2020
Episode 20.1: Origin Stories
Co-hosts John and Tom kick off "Out of the Main" by exploring origin stories. Everyone has their own personal origin story: how you discovered Yacht Rock, where you were, what happened next, and where you are today. But first… What’s Yacht Rock’s origin story? Where did the name come from, and how was the genre defined? What's the history of what was truly happening at the time (1976-1984)? What’s your own personal Yacht Rock story? Tom has his, John has another. What’s yours? What is the origin story for the “Out of the Main” Yacht Rock podcast? What are “The Five Stages of Yacht Rock,” and should there be a sixth? The Lightning Round: Is it Yacht, or Is It Not? Buried Treasures Off the Map: Gimme a song that's not, but belongs on the yacht References and Related: Meet the folks, and watch the movie, that started it all: http://www.yachtrock.com/ Looking to explore the depths of Yacht Rock, out of the main? Check out Yacht Rock Miami. The “Certified Yacht Rock Playlist” on Spotify, by J.D. Ryznar John’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Tom’s Spotify Yacht Rock Playlist Intro/outro music: Page99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
40:43
August 15, 2020