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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 22.18: Ambrosia’s Burleigh Drummond
Tom and John welcome founding member and all-time drummer of one our favorite bands, Ambrosia, Burleigh Drummond to the podcast! They’re out on the road this summer and throughout 2022, which his where we start. Then, the guys hop in the wayback machine to the early 70s and the formation of the group, all the way through to present day...and into the near future! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Never-Ending Story by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
55:18
May 19, 2022
Episode 22.17: Unsung Heroes: Jerry Hey
A session cat’s session cat, Jerry Hey’s imprint and impact on yacht rock is undeniable. John and Tom guide you on a pleasure tour through the era-relevant history and vast catalogue of one of the most talented and prolific horn-section arrangers of all time. We take an ear to some of the tastiest horn stingers and singable brass melodies in all of music. Stay tuned to hear Jerry Hey go Beastmode! For your viewing AND listening pleasure, the video compilation you’ll never tire of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzrA7sCPaq0 A HIGHLY Unorthodox 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale 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 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
51:52
May 12, 2022
Episode 22.16: Song Focus: Ambrosia’s “Biggest Part of Me”
In what will be the first of a new series, Tom and John launch their first-ever “Song Focus” episode, dissecting and discussing Ambrosia’s masterpiece “Biggest Part of Me.” We take a high-level look at the song contextually, then go through it measure-by-measure, from stem to stern. Pure bliss. But first: A quick examination of the Richard Marx catalogue? On a yacht rock podcast? You’d better believe it...personnel for days! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Sunshine Melody by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:04
May 05, 2022
Episode 22.15: All Over the Map: “We Are the World”
John and Tom were so taken with the making of “We Are the World” documentary, they just had to cover it on the podcast. Though the song itself is not yachty, there are a surprising amount of tie-ins to yacht rock, which makes it sea-worthy of exploration. Things Discussed: Yachty personnel (naturally) The history, the context and how it all came together The amazing writing, arranging and recording process Clever techniques, in and out of the booth Things you never knew about “We Are the World,” such as Where were Prince and Madonna? The solo sessions play-by-play: some came together...some didn’t! What happened next? Be sure to watch it for yourself. You won’t regret it. https://youtu.be/HVg_nG4RV_k A Way-Off-the-Map 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: The Only Thing That Matters, Page99 (Un-Released) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
51:08
April 28, 2022
Episode 22.14: Starbuck’s Bruce Blackman
Meet the man behind the yacht rock classic “Moonlight Feels Right” (amongst MANY buried treasures!), Bruce Blackman, who lead and founded the band Starbuck with marimba player Bo Wagner. Tom and John got an earful of interesting yacht rock lore, as they examine the stories behind Bruce’s book The Road to Moonlight Feels Right. We cover everything from the days before Starbuck hit it big, all the way through to modern day, discovering Bruce’s gift for lyrics and song writing is still very much alive and well! Things to Do and See: Learn more and buy the book at bruceblackman.com Discover The Lost Masters, a treasure trove of buried treasures Don’t forget to check out Bruce Blackman’s newest material as well! An All-Bruce-Blackman 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Intro/outro music: “Never-Ending Story” by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
48:00
April 21, 2022
Episode 22.13: Bill and Tamara Champlin, Part 2
Part 2 of our interview with Bill Champlin and Tamara Champlin picks back up on location before a yacht rock tribute live show in Dayton Ohio — “We Will Yacht You.” We start with some Chicago history then move forward all the way to present day...literally! Listen in to clips from our continuing conversation with the always entertaining and informative Bill and Tamara westcoast power couple. We covered a lot and learned a lot, and you will two. It’s not just The Champ...it’s The Co-Champs! Keep tabs on Bill and Tamara and check out Bill’s new record, “Livin’ for Love,” at billchamplin.com. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “For Imagination’s Sake” by Page 99 (featuring Bill and Tamara Champlin) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
53:55
April 14, 2022
Episode 22.12: The Champ(s)!
Tom and John catch up with Bill Champlin and Tamara Champlin on location before a yacht rock tribute live show in Dayton Ohio — “We Will Yacht You.” Listen in to clips from their conversation: everything from singing technique to songwriting to performing live and working in the studio. We covered a lot and learned a lot, and you will two. It’s not just The Champ...it’s The Co-Champs! Keep tabs on Bill and Tamara and check out Bill’s new record, “Livin’ for Love,” at billchamplin.com. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “For Imagination’s Sake” by Page 99 (featuring Bill and Tamara Champlin) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
55:08
April 07, 2022
Episode 22.11: Buried Treasures, with Chris Christian
Will buried treasures never cease? No, thankfully! Chris Christian has one of the most remarkable career stories you’ll ever hear—one that includes a wonderful foray into yacht rock in 1981. It seems like Chris knows everyone, has done just about everything, and recorded a yachty treasure that features just about every session cat you’ll ever want to hear. PLUS, Chris Christian himself chooses Tom’s “Off the Map” for the Lightning Round! Check out the Chris Christian website, chock-full with amazing stories and vintage photography, here: https://www.chrischristian.bio/ Pick up a copy of Chris's book, A Grandmother's Prayer, Moments in a Music Life  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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Fantasy World by Page 99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
52:43
March 31, 2022
Episode 22.10: The Healing Power of Music, with Vernon Porter and TJ George
Treat yourself to an incredible story, an important cause, and an amazing lineup of personnel, collaborating to make a beautifully written and masterfully produced modern Westcoast record to raise money for charity, Demand Impact. Vernon Porter (of Kenny Loggins and more) teams with TJ George to assemble a star-studded cast that includes Bill Champlin, Richard Page, Michael McDonald, Tris Imboden, Lenny Castro, Bill Medley and many more. This story is both heart-wrenching and heartwarming, and you simply won’t believe how it all came together. Buy the album and support the cause here: https://demand-impact.org/albums/heroes-and-legends/ 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Me Shaped Hole by Bill Champlin Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
52:13
March 24, 2022
Episode 22.9: High Adventure, Side B, with Tris Imboden
We flipped the record over and broke down Side B of Kenny Loggins’ High Adventure album with legendary drummer Tris Imboden himself. Who better to dissect a masterpiece with than a member of the band who performed on the record? Put the needle down, and let’s continue... “Heart to Heart”’s all-star lineup and amazing bass line More back stories and inside scoops Track-by-track analysis for the second side Fun facts and interesting trivia A preview of an important project for a great cause: https://demand-impact.org/albums/heroes-and-legends/ Check out the sizzle reel for Tris Imboden’s Yacht Stars here: https://youtu.be/llkpcIIpcDov=llkpcIIpcDo 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Sunshine Melody by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
45:43
March 17, 2022
Episode 22.8: High Adventure, with Tris Imboden
Legendary drummer Tris Imboden rejoins the podcast to help Tom and John on a special album focus, breaking down Kenny Loggins’ High Adventure album. Who better to dissect a masterpiece with than a member of the band who performed on the record? Back stories and inside scoops Track-by-track analysis Fun facts and interesting trivia An update on Tris Imboden’s Yacht Stars, going out on the road this summer! Check out the sizzle reel here: https://youtu.be/llkpcIIpcDov=llkpcIIpcDo 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: September by Page 99 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
50:48
March 10, 2022
Episode 22.7: Carrying the Torch, with Peter Friestedt
If you haven’t explored the connection between yacht rock’s past and the current works of Peter Friestedt, you’re in for a treat! Peter is a modern-day artist who serves as the bridge from yesteryear to today, collaborating with the likes of Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, the long list of yachty session players from back in the day, and many more! It’s more than keeping the fire...it’s carrying the torch! Learn more about Peter Friestedt and explore his catalogue here at www.peterfriestedt.se. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: When the Music’s On by Page 99. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
48:21
March 03, 2022
Episode 22.6: Tommy Taylor of Christopher Cross, Part 2
John and Tom welcome back Tommy Taylor for part 2 of our interview with, most notably, the drummer for the Christopher Cross band, to the podcast for a two-part conversation that spans Tommy’s career before, during and after Christopher Cross. Tune in to hear many clarifications and embellishments as triggered by Tommy hearing our Christopher Cross album focus episode from Season 2. You’ll also hear what Tommy’s up to today, including a brand new collaboration with legendary producer Michael Omartian! Plus, some further background on Tommy’s professional relationship with guitar legend Eric Johnson. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Must be the Weather, 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
46:34
February 24, 2022
Episode 22.5: Guest Tommy Taylor of Christopher Cross
We are thrilled to welcome Tommy Taylor, most notably known to the yacht rock community as the drummer for the Christopher Cross band, to the podcast for a two-part conversation that spans Tommy’s career before, during and after Christopher Cross. Tune in to hear many clarifications and embellishments as triggered by Tommy hearing our Christopher Cross album focus episode from Season 2. You’ll also hear what Tommy’s up to today, including a brand new collaboration with legendary producer Michael Omartian! Plus, some further background on Tommy’s professional relationship with guitar legend Eric Johnson. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Sunshine Melody by August Red. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:15
February 17, 2022
Episode 22.4: The Jay Graydon Grand Finale
The third and final installment of our marathon conversation with yacht rock legend Jay Graydon—more stories, more insights, more laughs, more music... Highlights from Part 3: The story behind Jay’s album, “The Past to Present—the 70s” Working with (and without) Jeff Porcaro You’ll never guess who Jay says was the best singer he’s ever worked with More tricks of the trade The classic “After the Love Has Gone” story...with some new details from Jay himself. Make sure you check out the JaR project! All things Jay Graydon: https://www.jaygraydon.com https://www.jaygraydon.net https://www.jarzone.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jay-Graydon/272790622135 https://www.orangetreesamples.com The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map (even more so!) 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: Nothing You Can Do About It (Airplay cover), 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
50:46
February 10, 2022
Episode 22.3: Jay Graydon, Part 2
John and Tom continue their conversation with Jay Graydon—composer, producer, session musician, artist...the list goes on and on. Highlights from Part 2: The Rhodes’ comeback in modern music Watch Stefan Olofsson do his Al Jarreau and Steely Dan medleys on the Rhodes (scroll down once you click that link) The Jay Graydon “sonicscape” that transcended artists and eras Listen to Jay’s KILLER solo on Steve Kipner’s “Knock the Walls Down” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqsv1m544xw&t=1980s And someone even wrote the music out to the solo in “The Ending!” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hcOSvNV-vE Marc Jordan’s Blue Desert Synching up Al Jarreau and the Jerry Hey horns The palm-mute and Jay’s list of the “best rhythm guitarists of all time” All things Jay Graydon: https://www.jaygraydon.com https://www.jaygraydon.net https://www.jarzone.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jay-Graydon/272790622135 https://www.orangetreesamples.com The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map (even more so!) 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: Nothing You Can Do About It (Airplay cover), 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
50:35
February 03, 2022
Episode 22.2: Special Guest, Jay Graydon
John and Tom were absolutely gobsmacked to welcome 12-time Grammy nominated, 2-time Grammy winning, and all around legend of music Jay Graydon to the podcast. Undeniably one of yacht rock’s greatest talents, Jay shares his tales from yesteryear, reveals a few tricks of his trade, and dives deep into what he’s up to today. Highlights from Part 1: The Grammy he earned but never received His forthcoming YouTube channel and tutorials for budding engineers and guitar players The curse and blessing that is Jay Graydon’s ear That time Marc Jordan gave Jay the finger The fable of the Fender E Rhodes How you can “play” the fabled E Rhodes today All things Jay Graydon: https://www.jaygraydon.com https://www.jaygraydon.net https://www.jarzone.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jay-Graydon/272790622135 https://www.orangetreesamples.com The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map (even more so!) 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: Nothing You Can Do About It (Airplay cover), 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
50:13
January 27, 2022
Episode 22.1: The Day the Yacht Sank
Tom and John kick off Season 3 of “Out of the Main” exploring when, why and how yacht rock went the way of the dodo (at least temporarily) in 1985. What was the day our favorite music died, and what killed it? Everything from technology advancements, to kulturkampf, MTV, the second British invasion, and changing tastes in music and pop culture more generally. The boat took on a lot of water, friends. Plus! New feature: The Supersonic Smash-Up! Try your hand: Can you name these five songs, in order? First one to get it right wins their choice of item from the Out of the Main Gear and Tackle Store. Discover, listen and enter your guesses on our Facebook post:  The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map (even more so!) 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. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
50:12
January 20, 2022
Episode 21.51: Holiday Reruns - The Christmas Special!
Our favorite convention from the late 70s and early 80s: Everything had a Christmas Special! And every year, they would rerun the same holiday special specials and we never got tired of them. It was tradition! Our yacht rock podcast should be no different! John and Tom scour music-dom 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 20, 2021
Episode 21.50: Odds and Ends
To wrap up Season Two of “Out of the Main,” Tom and John clear the decks (ding!) of various notes and conversation topics they’ve been collecting all year but never got to. From interesting anecdotes to factoids learned but never discussed, this episode as a little bit of everything: Things Discussed: Why would it take 81 takes to record one yacht rock song? Jeff Porcaro’s perfected pursuit of imperfection Chick Corea’s Cheap but Good Advice for Playing Music in a Grouop What is this Laurel Canyon we keep bringing up? Who are the most recorded drummers of all time? What if Bill Champlin had joined Toto? It would sound like this. What if Prince were a session cat from the yacht rock era? It would sound like this. Teaser announcements for Season 3 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: I Know This Night Won’t Last Forever (Bill Labounty cover) by August Red. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
47:21
December 16, 2021
Episode 21.49: Peter Beckett’s Player, Part 2
Part 2 of our interview with Peter Beckett, the voice of yacht rock supergroup Player, is the subject of this week’s podcast, one of our favorites to date! Picking up where we left off last week... Things Discussed: How Peter came to join Little River Band full time Peter’s solo career, writing career, and even a cameo on General Hospital?! What’s next for Peter, and what we may have missed in the meantime. What in the Sam Hill is “Baby Don’t Come Back?” Yacht Rock Wines, and all the buzz that comes with it The Beatles story that started it all! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Harmony 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
47:20
December 09, 2021
Episode 21.48: Peter Beckett, the Voice of Player
John and Tom are thrilled to welcome Peter Beckett, founding member and lead singer of the legendary yacht rock band Player, to the podcast. Back on the road appearing as Peter Beckett’s Player, the composer and singer of the international chart topper “Baby Come Back” covers what’s happening now, how it all began, and how he and others are “keeping the fire” to this day. Things Discussed: Peter’s own yacht rock origin story A chance meeting in Los Angeles that would lead to the formation of Player Touring and mingling with rock and roll legends of the era Hitting it big with “Baby Come Back” Celebrating the pinnacle of musicianship and studio production artistry Teasers galore for next week’s Part 2! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Harmony 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
44:21
December 02, 2021
Episode 21.47: Off the Map (What You’re Missing)
A whole episode devoted to our Lightning Round concept of “Off the Map.” What do you miss when you’re only listening to yacht rock? What bands, genres and styles do you listen to that are way off the map, but maybe—just maybe—actually tie back to yacht rock after all? Things Discussed: What else from that same time period lights your fire? New Romantic and sophisti-pop’s surprising ties back to the dock The gifts of genius Jeff Lynne gave to the world during the yacht rock years Does the Minnesota sound tie back to yacht? Tom’s invented genre? Check out the Funkin’ Jams playlist on Spotify. ...which brings us back to Yacht Jazz! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Sunshine Melody (Isla Del Sol Edit) by August Red. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
49:57
November 24, 2021
Episode 21.46: Lost in the Shuffle
Let’s break down one of the essential elements of yacht rock: the half-time shuffle. With roots in swing music and early rock and roll, the straight shuffle has been a staple of music for generations. But in the yacht rock era, its kissing cousin, the half-time shuffle, became ubiquitous and essential to the west-coast sound, thanks to masters of the art like Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Rick Marotta and others. John breaks down the mechanics, and together, we explore the finer applications of the half-time shuffle throughout the era—even outside of yacht rock! (Led Zeppelin?!). Follow along with this Spotify playlist, or just listen for your own enjoyment: https://open.spotify.com/user/121702868/playlist/06sRQMkPP3FY1HbvbJBcAK?si=eHumZrgORB2mRaz8joQtnw 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale 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
46:38
November 18, 2021
Episode 21.45: The Finals of the NIT Presented by August Red!
Join us for the finals of Nyacht Invitational Tournament (NIT), presented by August Red. How did your bracket compare? Who was crowned the yachtiest of the nyachtiest? Did the prediction of Tommy the Swami come true? Listen in to find out! Our guest judge and jurist for the Finals is the fan favorite Kyle Lavelle, our third brother from another mother and the one of the most positive yacht rockers you’ll ever meet. Celebrity Lightning Round, Listener Kyle: 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 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
46:54
November 11, 2021
Episode 21.44: Round 2 of the Nyacht Invitational Tournament Presented by August Red!
Round 2 of Nyacht Invitational Tournament (NIT), brought to you by August Red, marches forward. We’re letting 68 nyacht rock songs—the perennial also-rans of yacht rock-dom—face off in a tournament of attrition to see which tune can earn the right to be reconsidered as potentially sea-worthy. Still standing at the end of today’s episode: The Smooth 16! Our guest judge and jurist for Round 2 is the “cerebral” Derek Baker, friend of the podcast, yacht rock aficianado, and professor of all things music. Celebrity Lightning Round, Listener Derek: 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 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
44:18
November 04, 2021
Episode 21.43: Round 1, Part 2 of the NIT!
We did our March Yachtness Tournment in the spring, now its time for its lower-card counterpart, the Nyacht Invitational Tournament (NIT), brought to you by August Red. We’re letting 68 nyacht rock songs—the perennial also-rans of yacht rock-dom—face off in a tournament of attrition to see which tune can earn the right to be reconsidered as potentially sea-worthy. Who will end up in Davy Jones’ Locker? Who will be forced to walk the plank? And who will survive and advance? Our guest judge and jurist for the second half of Round 1 is Meade Kendrick III, friend of the podcast, yacht rock aficianado, and moderator of Facebook’s largest yacht rock group. Here we go! Celebrity Lightning Round, Meade Kendrick III: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map (a Rick Roll!) 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 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
41:43
October 28, 2021
Episode 21.42: Welcome to the NIT!
We did our March Yachtness Tournment in the spring, now its time for its under-card counterpart, the Nyacht Invitational Tournament (NIT), brought to you by August Red. We’re letting 68 nyacht rock songs—the perennial also-rans of yacht rock-dom—face off in a tournament of attrition to see which tune can earn the right to be reconsidered as potentially sea-worthy. Who will end up in Davy Jones’ Locker? Who will be forced to walk the plank? And who will survive and advance? Our guest judge and jurist for the first half of Round 1 is Captain Alex G of Yacht Rock Miami. Let’s do this! Celebrity Lightning Round, Captain G: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map(s) 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 Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
50:28
October 21, 2021
Episode 21.41: Special Guest Derek Holt of Climax Blues Band
The story you’ve never heard about the rise, the success, and the ultimate break up of the original Climax Blues Band has way more twists and turns than you might suspect, starting with a brush with The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Tom and John are joined on the podcast by Derek Holt, founding member, bassist, guitarist and song writer of “I Love You” and many more. He brings the back story, and we learn about a bona fide blues band that discovered the westcoast sound and became, er...”yachty.” 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale 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
53:35
October 14, 2021
Episode 21.40: Album Focus: Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees
We couldn’t do a series on album focuses without hitting on the iconic Silk Degrees album from Boz Scaggs. Listen in as John and Tom dissect and discuss one of the yacht rock’s true gems.......or is it? Things Discussed: History, context and tale of the tape Is it yacht, or is it nyahct? Personnel and the pursuit of perfection Track-by-track analysis Yes, it’s a masterpiece...regardless of how sea-worthy it is. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Must Be the Weather 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
49:46
October 07, 2021
Episode 21.39: An Interview with Marc Jordan
If you even scratch the surface trying to explore the essence of true yacht rock, it won’t be long until you discover Marc Jordan. John and Tom had the privilege of chatting with Marc to hear his story, from the pre-yacht-rock years, through his westcoast recording career, along his journey as a song writer, and eventually making our way to present day. Stories and anecdotes NOT to be missed...PLUS!—a few more music drops than usual. Learn more at marcjordan.com. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Nothing You Can Do About It (Airplay cover), 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
53:15
September 30, 2021
Episode 21.38: Bill Schnee, Part 2
Part 2 of our interview with Bill Schnee: John and Tom have the privilege and honor of welcoming legendary producer, engineer, mixer and genius mastermind Bill Schnee to the podcast. Discussing his yacht rock career and beyond (before and after), we cover the stories behind Bill’s memoirs as told in his not-to-be-missed book, “Chairman at the Board, Recording the Soundtrack of a Generation.” Bill’s storytelling will have you rapt in musical lore, both in the book and (hopefully) on episode 21.38! Be sure to unlock the bonus content at billschnee.com when you read the book! 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 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. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
47:34
September 23, 2021
Episode 21.37: Chairman at the Board, Bill Schnee
John and Tom have the privilege and honor of welcoming legendary producer, engineer, mixer and genius mastermind Bill Schnee to the podcast. Discussing his yacht rock career and beyond (before and after), we cover the stories behind Bill’s memoirs as told in his not-to-be-missed book, “Chairman at the Board, Recording the Soundtrack of a Generation.” Bill’s storytelling will have you rapt in musical lore, both in the book and (hopefully) on episode 21.37! Be sure to unlock the bonus content at billschnee.com when you read the book! 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 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
50:24
September 15, 2021
Ep. 21.36: Before, During and After, with Franke, John and Stacy
In an episode that focuses on the art of songwriting, John and Tom are joined by three decorated song writers whose paths crossed in various interesting ways, starting in the yacht rock era: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Stacy Widelitz. From the founding of Franke and the Knockouts, through to a serendipity of their collaborations on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, to what’s happening now, we cover three of the most interesting and accomplished songwriters of rock and roll. Did You Know: Franke and the Knockouts’ “Sweetheart” cracked the Top 10? Franke and the Knockouts had three “yacht-rock-era” records, including work that featured Jeff Porcaro and produced by legendary producer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, among others)? A chance encounter with Patrick Swayze led to a 55-million-copy selling record? John’s chance collaboration with Franke would create a number-one hit sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes? Franke and the Knockouts originally wrote and recorded “Hungry Eyes” and “Time of My Life” for an album that never got released? Before joining Bon Jovi, Tico Torres joined Franke and the Knockouts? How Maroon 5 got discovered, and why that's relevant? All of that and much, much more! What They’re Doing Now: Franke: https://www.oneworldoursong.com/, “One World Our Song” from 2020 John: omadrecords.com, and his re-version of “Hungry Eyes” from 2020 Stacy: https://stacywidelitz.com All: Dirty Dancing Demos on Facebook And don’t miss the upcoming Taylor/Simon/King tribute concert on November 26, 2021! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Harmony, 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
55:18
September 09, 2021
Episode 21.35: Near Misses
The co-captains are feeling a little nyachty this week, as we segue out of the safe harbors of summer yacht rock season and into chillier climes of a September to come. Things Discussed: What makes a near miss...miss the mark? If you could change one thing in Song X, would that make a near miss yachty? Some examples: The Near Misses playlist on Spotify An Announcement! What’s coming this fall to Out of the Main? Tourney time again! The maritime border: The Official Yachtski Scale 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 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
50:25
September 02, 2021
Episode 21.34: Carrying the Torch, with NuCoast Breeze’s Erik Mattox
Subject matter expert Erik Mattox from NuCoast Breeze and Westcoast Breeze joins the podcast to dive deep into the modern yacht rock artists who are carrying the torch from the keepers of the fire of yesteryear, intentionally producing music with a West Coast vibe and yacht rock flare. Things Discussed: Did the fire never really die out? Who was the first torch bearer, and when did they pick it up? Who are the Top 30 NuCoast artists we should have on our sonars that maybe we don’t? Check out Tom's 300-song+ Modern Yacht playlist on Spotify A NuCoast-inspired Lightning Round! 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 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. Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
50:42
August 26, 2021
Episode 21.33: Hyacht Takes
Inspired by a recent episode of Rick Beato’s YouTube series, a session they called “Better or Worse,” John and Tom tee up debatable statements for your and their consideration and arguing. Not hot takes…but Hyacht Takes! But first, some interesting Viewer Mail. Hyacht Takes Debated: David Foster is a more significant producer than Quincy Jones. Player is more famous than Ambrosia. Steve Lukather is a better guitar player than David Sanborn is a sax player. The grandfather of the session-cat model is Boz Skaggs, not Steely Dan. Minute by Minute is a more important album to Yacht Rock than Aja. Steely Dan is yachtier than Toto (full session catalogue included). 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Nothing You Can Do About It (Airplay cover) 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
48:01
August 19, 2021
Episode 21.32: Tris Imboden, Part Two
Part two of our conversation with legendary session and touring drummer Tris Imboden. In this installment, learn more about the Chicago years and since, including a major announcement about what's happening now! Things Discussed: How Tris learned and taught himself to play The Kenny Loggins Band years The Chicago era Other performances, sessions and tales from the road Jeff Porcaro, master prankster Breaking news! The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Follow Tris on Facebook and Twitter 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: Sunshine Melody by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
41:01
August 12, 2021
Episode 21.31: Keeping the Fire, with Tris Imboden
Legendary session and touring drummer Tris Imboden climbs aboard the yacht rock podcast, “Out of the Main,” to discuss the yacht rock years, what’s happened since, and—yes!—what’s happening now! Things Discussed: How Tris learned and taught himself to play The Kenny Loggins Band years The Chicago era Other performances, sessions and tales from the road Jeff Porcaro, master prankster Breaking news! The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Follow Tris on Facebook and Twitter 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: Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong (Pages Cover) 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
46:32
August 05, 2021
Episode 21.30: Gaucho Album Focus, Chapter 2
A continuation of last week’s episode is Chapter 2 of John’s and Tom’s deep dive into the mastery, history and lustery of Steely Dan’s “Gaucho.” Check out the album’s place in the yacht rock pantheon this week on the Out of the Main podcast! Things Discussed: Historical context and references Overall texture and sonic genius Lyrical exploration Commercial and critical success Wendell, the first-ever “drum machine” How does this album represent L.A. mythology and drug culture? Tragedy strikes, and will Gaucho mark “the end?” Matt Tillotson does an analysis of Gaucho's lyrics and references. Track-by-track exploration and analysis 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale 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
35:47
July 29, 2021
Episode 21.29: Album Focus: Steely Dan’s Gaucho
John and Tom book-end their Aja album focus episode with an episode diving deep into the mastery, history and lustery of Steely Dan’s “Gaucho.” Check out the album’s place in the yacht rock pantheon this week on the Out of the Main podcast! Things Discussed: Historical context and references Overall texture and sonic genius Lyrical exploration Commercial and critical success Wendell, the first-ever “drum machine” How does this album represent L.A. mythology and drug culture? Tragedy strikes, and will Gaucho mark “the end?” Matt Tillotson does an analysis of Gaucho's lyrics and references. Track-by-track exploration and analysis 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale 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
45:30
July 22, 2021
Episode 21.28: It’s the Out of the Main Game Show!
John and Tom launch their late-70s-themed game show, complete with guessing games and yachtski scale face-offs, with the winner earning the right to play in the Lightning Round. Come on down, and play along with your version of the home game...without going over! Rounds: Guess My Top Five Higher or Lower Who Ranked Higher? Guess the Yachtski Scale Rating ...who gets to play in the... 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Sunshine Melodies,” by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
37:02
July 15, 2021
Episode 21.27: Ted Templeman Book, Chapter 2
Part 2 of the conversation about “Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music.” John regales Tom with countless stories and factoids, including a very interesting story about the difficulty in finding the “Doobie Bounce” during the recording of “What a Fool Believes.” Check out the life and times of one of the yachtiest producers of all time! Things Discussed in Part 2: Working with Nicolette Larson, Linda Ronstadt The “Lotta Love” connection to Ace’s “How Long” (check out the mashup!) The Doobies start to schism How to find/create “The Doobie Bounce” Working with Van Halen and it’s yachty crossover, “I’ll Wait!” Prince’s influence from Ted, and how it changed “Purple Rain” 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Buy the Ted Templeman book today! Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Sunshine Melodies,” by August Red Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
42:44
July 08, 2021
Episode 21.26: Producer Focus: Ted Templeman
The guys return to the “Out of the Main” Book Club, upon John completing his read of “Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music.” Tom is regaled with countless stories and factoids, including a very interesting story about the difficulty in finding the “Doobie Bounce” during the recording of “What a Fool Believes.” Check out the life and times of one of the yachtiest producers of all time! Things Discussed: His early career as a performing artist Cutting his teeth as a producer Discovering and developing The Doobie Brothers His career beyond The Doobies, and beyond yacht rock How to find “The Doobie Bounce” Working with Van Halen and it’s yachty crossover 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Buy the Ted Templeman book today! Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Stay the Night,” by Page99 and Christian Gratz Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
46:32
July 01, 2021
Episode 21.25: Top Ten, One Year Later
Approaching the one-year anniversary of the launch of Out of the Main, Tom and John count down their Top 10 lists as they exist today to examine how they compare and contrast to what their Top 10 lists may have looked like a year ago. What’s changed, considering what they’ve learned and discovered along their way in yacht rock exploration, including buried treasures and even plotted points off the map? PLUS! The debut release of "Stay the Night," a collaboration between Christian Gratz and Page99. How has your Top 10 evolved over the years? Let us know on Facebook! https://www.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 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
53:07
June 24, 2021
Episode 21.24: Who Wore It Best?
John and Tom bring four #yachtrock standards onto the red carpet this week on the #podcast, comparing and contrasting to determine: “Who Wore It Best?” Any disagreements? Let us know on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Songs Considered: 1 - Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong Pages Kenny Loggins Four Tops Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford and Friends: Casino Lights ’81 Live at Montreux 2 - Nothin’ But a Heartache The Doobie Brothers The Pointer Sisters Lauren Wood 3 - Dirty Work Steely Dan The Pointer Sisters Lauren Wood 4 - Let’s Go Up Diana Ross Helen Reddy Listen to them all and decide for yourself, Who Wore It Best! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Stay the Night,” by Christian Gratz with 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
53:20
June 17, 2021
Episode 21.23: Yacht Disco
Tom and John travel out of the safe harbor of yacht rock to explore an adjacent sub-genre known as Yacht Disco. Any Yacht Disco experts out there? Let us know on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Things Discussed: Historical context and significance Who were the players and what were the crossovers? Where does Yacht Disco end and actual Disco begin? Songs referenced on this episode: a Spotify playlist 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 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 (now available!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
48:59
June 10, 2021
Episode 21.22: Album Focus: “Christopher Cross”
Tom and John do their deep dive into an iconic record, Christopher Cross’s debut album. Plus, another major announcement? And somebody’s gonna Make. Their. Case! What are your takes on “Christopher Cross?” Let us know on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Things Discussed: Historical context and significance Personnel and production Commercial success and critical reception Track-by-track analysis and admiration What the what?! Another announcement?!?!? Coming soon: August Red Listener Kyle “makes his case” for Kenny Loggin’s “I’m Free” from the Footloose soundtrack. 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Never-Ending Story, by August Red (full EP out June 4th!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
58:09
June 03, 2021
Episode 21.21: Special Guest, John Hall of Orleans
John Hall, founding member, lead singer and guitarist from Orleans, joins the podcast to discuss his newest release, the “yacht rock years,” and everything that’s happened in between, including rejoining Orleans and serving in Congress! Things Discussed: John Hall’s latest solo album, "Reclaiming My Time," dropping May 28th, 2021 Stories and tales from the 70s Collaborating with song writer and (ex-)wife Johanna Hall Orleans’ connections to “yacht rock” and the West Coast scene What’s new with Orleans, and hitting the road again! The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Check out the video to the new album’s first single: Alone Too Long Learn more at johnhallmusic.com 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: Never-Ending Story, by August Red (full EP out June 4th!) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
46:12
May 27, 2021
Episode 21.20: As Seen on TV
Returning to a "Catch of the Day” show we aired several weeks prior, John and Tom dive back into the cultural phenomenon that was sweeping the nation, before we even knew it was a thing: How did Yacht Rock and yacht rock artists influence television shows and theme songs. Did we leave anything out? Let us know on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Things Discussed: Sitcoms and dramas: the yachtiest theme songs from the era A whole section devoted to General Hospital?! Larry Carlton’s foray, and his collab with Mike Post A surprising turn the above takes Other surprises! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: Harmony, 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
51:56
May 20, 2021
Episode 21.19: Kenny vs. Michael, in the Octagon!
Kenny Loggins versus Michael McDonald—who you got?! Tom and John debate the pros and cons, scoring the yacht rock face-off of the century. Who will win this Battle Royale? Will it be a cage match? Two enter…will only one survive? It’s not the Bungle in the Jungle, but it is just might be the all-time Bout on the Boat! Who do you have on your card? Let us know on Facebook! https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast/episodes/Episode-21-19-Kenny-vs--Michael--in-the-Octagon-e10a3g9 Rounds and Points: The tale of the tape Kicking off a new recurring segment: Who Wore It Best? Head-to-head comparisons of the three songs each artist recorded separately Let’s talk collabs and appreciate when they were both in the same corner! Tallying the scorecards: Who gets the belt? Tune into the podcast to find out! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: When the Music’s On 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
41:52
May 13, 2021
Episode 21.18: Dane Donohue & Keith Barry, Part 2
Tune into the podcast for Part 2 of our interview with yacht rock legend Dane Donohue discussing life after rock and roll, his big break, the making of a masterpiece with hall of famers, and much much more. Keith Barry, journalist with Narratively.com, told the story we all needed to hear: whatever happened? Part two of our interview with “the lost prince of yacht rock.” Read the article to get the entire story: https://narratively.com/the-lost-prince-of-yacht-rock/ Things Revealed in Part Two: Listen to Dane’s newest release: OldFashioned Christmas Coming soon: DaneDonohue.com More from the twitter thread full of factoids and narratives that didn’t make the final cut. Dane singing with Frederic Slama: Worlds Away Things Discussed in Part One: Dane’s big break The first album you never got to hear Keith’s impetus for telling this story, and how it’s influenced him. Amazing stories during the making of the Dane Donohue record The lost single from the lost prince: I’m Easy, by Dane Donohue Whatever happened… 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: When the Music’s On 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
39:52
May 06, 2021
Episode 21.17: Special Guests Dane Donohue and Keith Barry
Yacht rock legend Dane Donohue joins the podcast to discuss life after rock and roll, his big break, the making of a masterpiece with hall of famers, and much, much more. Keith Barry, journalist with Narratively.com, told the story we all needed to hear: whatever happened? Part one of a two-part interview with “the lost prince of yacht rock.” Read the article to get the entire story: https://narratively.com/the-lost-prince-of-yacht-rock/ Things Discussed in Part One: Dane’s big break The first album you never got to hear Keith’s impetus for telling this story, and how it’s influenced him. Amazing stories during the making of the Dane Donohue record The lost single from the lost prince: I’m Easy, by Dane Donohue A short twitter thread full of factoids and narratives that didn’t make the final cut Whatever happened… 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: When the Music’s On 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
46:34
April 29, 2021
Episode 21.16: Make the Case! (Maiden Voyage)
It’s time…to MAKE. YOUR. CASE! John and Tom explore a new trading channel, as they embark on a new maiden voyage to discuss whether and how people can make their case that a given song should be reconsidered as yachty, even if it breaks some of the rules. Does their case have merit? How do you rule? Shall you sentence them to the brig? Listen in. Chime in. And…MAKE…the CASE! Want to make the case for your favorite often-dismissed yachty gem? Join the fun! Give it your best shot on our Facebook page: facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Things Discussed: Dance with Me, an autopsy (and patient revival?) Let Me Love You Tonight, by Pure Prairie League: officially nyacht, but should it be? Eagles’ (uh oh!) New Kid in Town: Upon further review… A little bit of music theory for the nerds/geeks/snobs out there: borrowing the jazz concepts of 5 over 4, and 2-5. The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? (Better….MAKE…yer CASE!) 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: MAKE…the CASE! Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
50:31
April 22, 2021
Episode 21.15: Yacht Country, Y’all!
Howdy, pardners! John and Tom go west (young men) to explore the final frontier of yacht rock: yacht country! Pull up an empty whiskey barrel, kick up them boots, and listen in, y’all! Things Discussed: The two sub-genres within the sub-genre The history and the possible origin story of yacht country What is Countrypolitan music, and who were the players? The crossovers, in personnel, style, composers and techniques A rundown of some of our favorite and most notable yacht country songs and artists Check out our Yacht Country playlist on Spotify! The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat, Pardner? Buried Treasures, Y’all! Off the Map, Guys and Gals! 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: Yeeeeee-hawwwwwwww! Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast Y'all come back now, hear?!
36:18
April 15, 2021
Episode 21.14: Best Solos, Non-Guitar
We covered our take on the best guitar solos of all time in Episode 21.6, now it’s time to devote a whole yacht rock podcast episode to the best solos of the yacht rock era that were nyacht played on the guitar! Things Discussed: What are the co-hosts listening to these days? Back to Rosanna, and forward Counting down the best instrumental solos of yacht rock, no guitars allowed this time Does scatting count as a solo? What the heck is a sopranino recorder? 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: “Must be the Weather,” 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
44:02
April 08, 2021
Episode 21.13: Fool’s Gold
Who better to talk to about the genesis, proliferation and ubiquity of the “foolish” concept in yacht rock song titles and lyrics? Things Discussed: What are the non-musical markers of yachtiness, besides the typical sonic ones? How does the concept of the Trojan Horse apply to yacht rock? Did “What a Fool Believes” kick off the Tomfoolery? Why do so many yacht rock songs (and others from the era) include the word “fool” in the title or song lyrics? See for yourself: Tom’s April Fool’s Day on the Yacht playlist on Spotify Fool’s Gold: Counting down the captains’ top-10 favorite songs for fools! Plus, an all-fool’s Lightning Round! 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 Yacht or Nyacht? The Official Yachtski Scale Playlist of songs featured on Out of the Main Intro/outro music: “Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong” (Pages cover) by Page99 (full album now out everywhere) Find and Follow: The Mainland: YachtRockPodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/yachtrockpod Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
42:50
April 01, 2021
Episode 21.12: March Yachtness Tourney Finals, with John O'Grady
It's time to crown a champion! Who will sail on from The Smooth Sixteen to the Finals?! Will it be a Cinderella Story or an Aqua-Blue Blood? Was First Mate John's sealed-envelope prediction correct? John O'Grady from Milwaukee Yacht Rock and the Hot Schyachts joins John and Tom to whittle The Smooth 16 down to the finals! Which song will be crowned the yachtiest of all time? Tune in to find out! Which picks did they get wrong? Sound off on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Check out Milwaukee Yacht Rock, and follow John O'Grady on Twitter! 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
52:21
March 25, 2021
Episode 21.11: Round 2 of March Yachtness!
Round 2 of the March Yachtness tournament to see who will move on to The Smooth Sixteen! Who are the Cinderella Stories surviving The Round of 32, and which Aqua-Blue Bloods will have their brackets busted? Will Tom have to exercise his veto power? Captain Hugh and The Contessa from Yacht Rockin’ Radio join John and Tom to tackle The Round of 32 and help determine which yachty songs will sail on to victory. Who will survive and advance?! Tune in to find out! Which picks did they get wrong? Sound off on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Tune in to Yacht Rockin’ Radio! 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
57:03
March 18, 2021
Episode 21.10: More March Yachtness! (Round 1, Part 2)
Part 2 of Round 1 of the 64-song March Yachtness tournament invites guest Jared Correia on the show to help John and Tom determine which yacht rock tune is the yachtiest of all time. Which songs were the “The Fatal Four” — aka, the “first four out?” Who will move on to The Smooth Sixteen? Who are the Cinderella Stories, and which Aqua-Blue Bloods will have their brackets busted? Which co-host will exercise his one-time veto power? Jared Correia is a fellow podcast host himself, hosting The Legal Toolkit podcast and On the Road. Jared invited Tom onto his podcast to give his his lawyer listeners a yacht rock primer. Which picks did they get wrong? Sound off on our Facebook page! facebook.com/yachtrockpodcast The Lightning Round: Does It Float Your Boat? Buried Treasures Off the Map References and Related: Tom's guest appearance on the Legal Toolkit podcast to offer a little yacht rock into The Rump Roast. Find Jared's podcasts, Legal Toolkit and On the Road here. 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
44:46
March 11, 2021
Episode 21.9: It’s Time for March Yachtness!
It’s March! Time for the 64-song tournament to see which yacht rock tune is the yachtiest of all time! Which songs were the “The Fatal Four” — aka, the “first four out?” Who will move on to The Smooth Sixteen? Who are the Cinderella Stories, and which Aqua-Blue Bloods will have their brackets busted? Which co-host will exercise his one-time veto power? Captain Juan Luv from Yacht Rock Miami joins Tom and John to tackle two of four first-round regions with some truly painstaking matchups. Who will survive and advance?! Tune in to find out! Which picks did they get wrong? Sound off 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 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
49:43
March 04, 2021
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 04, 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 07, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 01, 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