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"Out of the Main" - A Yacht Rock Podcast

"Out of the Main" - A Yacht Rock Podcast

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 23.1: Film Session: Jeff Porcaro
Episode 23.1: Film Session: Jeff Porcaro
John and Tom open Season 4 of Out of the Main where, for many, it all begins in west coast lore: the artistry and mastery of one Jeff Porcaro. Tune in to hear an analysis of what made Porcaro’s work true brilliance, beyond the mere notes put down on tape. We’ll break down some of his timeless and inimitable grooves, as well as his cerebral approach to drum-track composition. And of course, dem chops! It’s Artist Appreciation Week at this here yacht rock podcast. Let’s go to the tape! Lightning Round: Found at Sea 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: Adrian 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/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:12
February 02, 2023
Bonus Episode: “Sometimes When We Touch”
Bonus Episode: “Sometimes When We Touch”
John and Tom take a brief hiatus from their announced longer hiatus for a Season 3 bonus episode, welcoming special guest Chuck Thompson (Executive Producer and Writer) to the show to discuss the just-released documentary “Sometimes When We Touch,” which chronicles the “Reign, Ruin and Resurrection” of soft rock, streaming now on Paramount+. Of course, no discussion of soft rock would be complete without a close examination of yacht rock. Tune in to hear why you should definitely subscribe and tune in! Lightning Round: Soft rock, not yacht rock? 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: 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 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
55:40
January 10, 2023
Episode 22.50: Holiday Reruns - The Christmas Special!
Episode 22.50: 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 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
34:07
December 24, 2022
Episode 22.49: Clearing the Decks
Episode 22.49: Clearing the Decks
As we wrap up our third season, John and Tom “clear the decks” of various and sundry they have backed up in the bilge, including Viewer Mail, Buried Treasures, clips and quips, and so much more. See you next season after the first of the year! Lightning Round: (Seasonally appropriate?) 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/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
38:14
December 22, 2022
Episode 22.48: Grant Geissman, from Chuck Mangione to the 2023 Grammys
Episode 22.48: Grant Geissman, from Chuck Mangione to the 2023 Grammys
Grant Geissman joins the podcast, fresh off his first Grammy nomination for his 2022 release "Blooz." John and Tom cover everything from the Chuck Mangione years, to his extensive work as a session guitarist, to his work on TV and even in Mad Magazine! As is so often the case, the stuff you never knew about Grant is even more interesting that the stuff you do know. Learn and hear more at grantgeissman.com. 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 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/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
51:38
December 15, 2022
Episode 22.47: Christmas with Orleans
Episode 22.47: Christmas with Orleans
Lance Hoppen of the band Orleans returns to Out of the Main to pick up where we left earlier off this summer: more fun facts! “New Star Shining” is a 2021 album release that is literally chock-full of fun facts and amazing anecdotes. How this album came to be is a remarkable yarn — one that Lance relays to Tom and John next to a roaring fire as they sip hot cocoa and egg nog. Join us...for a little Christmas WITH Orleans! Lightning Round: (Seasonally appropriate?) 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: "Santa's Coming for Us" 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/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
58:20
December 08, 2022
Episode 22.46: Young Gun Silver Fox
Episode 22.46: Young Gun Silver Fox
Andy Platts (the young gun) and Shawn Lee (the silver fox) join the podcast to discuss their new album, Ticket to Shangri-La, their future plans, and their collective pasts that led the duo to become one of Modern Yacht’s most prominent fire keepers — Young Gun Silver Fox. 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: Adrian 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/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
52:33
December 01, 2022
Episode 22.45: Christmas Smooth, with TJ George and Friends
Episode 22.45: Christmas Smooth, with TJ George and Friends
TJ George of Demand Impact rejoins the podcast to help spread a little holiday cheer — all for a good cause! “Christmas Smooth: Artists and Songs Classic and New” is a just released compilation of seasonal songs performed by some of yacht rock’s biggest stars, along with selections from contemporary artists who are following in their footsteps. Tune in to hear the history of this amazing project, and to get a sampling of songs contributed by talented artists such as: Al Jarreau The Pointer Sisters Marc Jordan and Amy Sky Page 99 Featuring Dane Donohue Chris Christian Bruce Blackman of Starbuck Orleans, Featuring Fly Amero Derek Holt of Climax Blues Band Christian Gratz Patti Austin and Kirk Whalum August Red The Overnighters …and TJ George himself! Learn more, donate to the cause, and download the compilation in its entirety at https://demand-impact.org/albums/2/  This is the ONLY way to get your hands on this compilation of songs in its entirety, and it’s only available until January 1st! So, as they used to say in the late 70s and early 80s, DON’T WAIT…ORDER TODAY! --> Want even MORE Christmas Smooth? Check out Tom's "A Very Yachty Christmas" playlist on Spotify. Lightning Round: (Christmas Smooth, are they?) 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: "Santa's Coming for Us" 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/@yachtrockpodcast Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
51:28
November 22, 2022
Episode 22.44: Album Focus: Dane Donohue, Side 2
Episode 22.44: Album Focus: Dane Donohue, Side 2
Dane Donohue rejoins the podcast to run through Side 2 of his yacht rock classic. Plus, ANOTHER sneak-peek listen to EVEN MORE NEW Dane Donohue music. PLUS, a minor “tease” of a major announcement coming this holiday season. Lots to unpack here! Check the previous episodes here: Side 1: LINK Our previous interviews with Dane: Part 1: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast/episodes/Episode-21-17-Special-Guests-Dane-Donohue-and-Keith-Barry-evknt7/a-a5c1d5h Part 2: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast/episodes/Episode-21-18-Dane-Donohue--Keith-Barry--Part-2-e100iov/a-a5dvvj1 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: Silver Bells by Page 99, featuring Dane Donohue 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
51:55
November 17, 2022
Episode 22.43: Album Focus: Dane Donohue
Episode 22.43: Album Focus: Dane Donohue
ane Donohue himself joins the podcast to run through an album focus on the 1978 yacht rock classic, his eponymously titled debut album. Plus, a sneak-peek listen to NEW music Dane is recording with John and other members of Page99. Coming soon? We sure hope so! Want to hear our original two-part interview with Dane and Keith Barry, the man behind “The Lost Prince of Yacht Rock” piece on Narratively? Check the previous episodes here: Part 1: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast/episodes/Episode-21-17-Special-Guests-Dane-Donohue-and-Keith-Barry-evknt7/a-a5c1d5h Part 2: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast/episodes/Episode-21-18-Dane-Donohue--Keith-Barry--Part-2-e100iov/a-a5dvvj1 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: While the Music's On 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
54:11
November 10, 2022
Episode 22.42: Playing the Spotify Guessing Game
Episode 22.42: Playing the Spotify Guessing Game
Trying to understand the Spotify algorithm is a fool’s errand (🛎 ding!), but John and Tom take their best shots anyway! (Wait...is that no coincidence?) Anyway...in a variation of the popular Out of the Main Game Show, the buoys 🛎 have a little fun this week, trying to stump each other by asking one another to guess which song Spotify considers to be a particular artist’s “#1” song (mostly yacht rock artists). This is often not the song that has the most Spotify spins, but for whatever reason, Spotify places at the top spot when you pull up that artist, likely based on recency, trends and other algorithm-relevant data Spotify has on our favorite artists. Many a head-scratcher here... Play along at home! There is no home version of this rendition of the Out of the Main Game Show, so you’ll have to tune in to the podcast to join the fun! 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 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
42:04
November 03, 2022
Episode 22.41: Bermuda Triangle (Return Trip)
Episode 22.41: Bermuda Triangle (Return Trip)
John and Tom veer off course again into the Bermuda Triangle and emerge in scary, spooky territory, in honor of Halloween 2022. Where will they end up? You’ll have to tune in to find out! Meanwhile, here is Tom’s Halloween on the Yacht Spotify playlist, if you’re into that sorta thing. Lightning Round: Halloween-Inspired 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: Can’t tell you...that would give it away! 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
57:32
October 27, 2022
Episode 22.40: Uncharted Waters
Episode 22.40: Uncharted Waters
The people have spoken! We went deep-sea diving to discover truly hidden gems, as presented by yacht rock lovers of the world...you! These are rare finds...so rare they never even charted. You may have never even heard of them. But all the more reason to never stop diving deep for those buried treasures! Want to add to the Spotify playlist? Have at it! Keep those gems from uncharted waters coming: Spotify Playlist Collab Link Here’s the original YouTube playlist for your listening pleasure: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT6_xLk1aaEpzjEBcljt4sTn9INPis9vT 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: Tickin’ Away 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
38:51
October 20, 2022
Episode 22.39: The Making of a Bobby Kimball Documentary
Episode 22.39: The Making of a Bobby Kimball Documentary
Tom and John are joined by John Zaika, a documentary film maker and music producer who is in the middle of telling Bobby Kimball’s (Toto) life story. Slated for release in 2023, “Kite on a String" will feature found footage, interviews with the music icons who knew him best, and certainly some great stories, outstanding music, touching moments and captivating storytelling. Watch the original trailer: https://youtu.be/A3u9djIwBlU Watch the new trailer: https://youtu.be/4dOy7CMqrP8 Learn more: https://johnzaikamusic.com/ 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, (Sons of Champlin cover) 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
54:38
October 13, 2022
Episode 22.38: Decade-Defining Ditties
Episode 22.38: Decade-Defining Ditties
We know that yacht rock perfectly straddles the equator between the 70s and 80s (1976-1984), but does it define either decade? This week’s challenge, which we invite listeners to partake in, is this: Name three songs that define the 70s. Name three songs that define the 80s. Tune in to hear the guys’ selections, and see if you agree or diverge. Was there any overlap between their total of 12 songs? 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: You Own it All to Love, (Finis Henderson cover) 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
45:35
October 06, 2022
Episode 22.37: Song Focus: “Turn Your Love Around” by George Benson
Episode 22.37: Song Focus: “Turn Your Love Around” by George Benson
There’s much more to George Benson’s “Turn Your Love Around” than initially meets the ear. John and Tom do a deep-dive study on the history, theory, production and performances that made the George Benson classic. If you don’t know the story of how this song was written, there are a few details that add to the song’s lore, which you might not wanna miss. Courtesy of a listener suggestion submitted via Viewer Mail, we had a blast breaking this one down, so thanks for the suggestion! And keep ‘em coming! WATCH: Video of someone playing the David Paich synth bass line on the Mini Moog 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: Lifeline 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
44:57
September 29, 2022
Episode 22.36: Trop Rock, with Bertie Higgins
Episode 22.36: Trop Rock, with Bertie Higgins
Bertie Higgins, master of Marina Rock — or what he has dubbed “Trop Rock” — joins the podcast to talk about his road to success, 27 albums in the making of a career, and his unique brand of storytelling. From “Key Largo” to “Just Another Day In Paradise,” Higgins’ music stands the test of time, bringing yacht rock fans to a tropical paradise of sonic bliss. More fun facts and historical anecdotes abound, as does Bertie’s tips for the next generation of aspiring songwriters. And don’t miss the new Time-Life release of five new Bertie Higgins albums — four compilations and one re-issue. 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: Indian Summer 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
43:19
September 22, 2022
Episode 22.35: Kenny Loggins, Part 2
Episode 22.35: Kenny Loggins, Part 2
Part 2 of our interview with Kenny Loggins picks up where we left off last week: talking about the process of collaborating to write your own memoir. There’s more yacht rock talk, more soundtrack discussion, more music-making behind-the-scenes, and looking back on Kenny’s entire career, up to present-day. Kenny even turns the microphone back on Tom and John, with a question of his own. Will be there be a Part 3?... Buy this book! https://www.amazon.com/Still-Alright-Memoir-Kenny-Loggins/dp/0306925362/ref=asc_df_0306925362/ 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 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
49:11
September 15, 2022
Episode 22.34: Still Alright, with Kenny Loggins
Episode 22.34: Still Alright, with Kenny Loggins
Fresh off the release of his autobiography, “Still Alright: A Memoir,” Kenny Loggins joins the podcast to discuss his life story, along with contributing writer Jason Turbow. John and Tom, over the course of two episodes, examine Kenny’s career, the personal life he so generously shares in his memoir, and of course, the music that transcends both time and genre. The book is fantastic, so pick it up today! Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Still-Alright-Memoir-Kenny-Loggins/dp/0306925362/ref=asc_df_0306925362/ 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
45:15
September 08, 2022
Episode 22.33: Wire Choir
Episode 22.33: Wire Choir
Tom and John analyze and celebrate their newest favorite term of art, “wire choir.” What seems to be a fixture in the vocabulary of yacht rock legends keeps popping up more and more, the moment you first acknowledge it and hear it. What is “wire choir?” How is it done? Guest insights: What are Peter Friestedt’s three favorite examples of wire choir? Who were the masters of the art? Let’s go the tape! Bountiful audio clips that represent our favorite applications of the technique. 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: Can’t Stop 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
37:44
September 01, 2022
Episode 22.32: Bermuda Triangle (First Flight)
Episode 22.32: Bermuda Triangle (First Flight)
John and Tom go off sonar. Where will they end up? Nobody knows! Until of course, you tune in to find out... The guys debut a recurring episode format. We hope you like it, because we can never be sure if it’ll ever come back! Welcome...to the Bermuda Triangle... 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: Tickin’ Away 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
56:53
August 25, 2022
Episode 22.31: The Making of a Pages Tribute, with Mikael Engström
Episode 22.31: The Making of a Pages Tribute, with Mikael Engström
Perhaps the world’s biggest Pages fan, Mikael Engström joins Tom and John to recall the events that led to a major tribute to the legendary yacht rock band Pages. From the initial germination of the idea, all the way through to the live show, which included Richard Page and Steve George, among other connections to the original group, it was one stroke of luck (and hard work!) after another. Tune in to hear how it happened, what went into it, and the amazing chain of events that ensued! Listen and Watch: “Future Street” from the Pages Tribute January 24th 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FZ88Sx-V4A Lead vocals_ Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art) Guitar solo: Robert Säll (Work Of Art) “Who's Right , Who's Wrong” from the same night https://youtu.be/ThP5fdBkpYs "Two People" from Pages Tribute January 24th , 2020 https://youtu.be/XUoLHexV5mg Lead vocals: Oskar Nilsson "Room At The Top" Pages Tribute January 24th, 2020 https://youtu.be/16J8WG9-BXQ Lead vocals Lars Säfsund "Sesatia & Clearly Kim" from May 25 2019 https://youtu.be/bJh3fXmt60Q Lead vocals: Oskar Nilsson "If I Saw You Again" Pages Tribute January 24th, 2020 https://youtu.be/sv2u5wfv1WI Lead vocals :Quint Starkie The Sailor¨s Song" Pages Tribute January 24th, 2020 https://youtu.be/g0TOb-Igf6Y Lead vocals: Stefan Nykvist 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 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
48:04
August 18, 2022
Episode 22.30: Paying Tribute, with the Docksiders
Episode 22.30: Paying Tribute, with the Docksiders
John and Tom go “in the trenches” with the founder and producer of “America’s Favorite Yacht Rock Band,” The Docksiders, Kevin Sucher and his bandmate and life-mate Erin. From three Grammys and multiple gigs and sessions with yacht rock royalty, culminating in a 40-week run in Las Vegas, the Docksiders got and brought the goods! Listen in to hear what caught the approving ear of our co-hosts as they attended a live performance on a gorgeous summer night in Michigan...with yachts looking on, no less! 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
52:25
August 11, 2022
Episode 22.29: Trapped in Isolation: “Rosanna”
Episode 22.29: Trapped in Isolation: “Rosanna”
In an all-new “Song Focus” episode, John and Tom examine and analyze Toto’s “Rosanna” using isolated recordings of each instrument, track by glorious track. Starting with the Porcaro Shuffle, through the P-bass stylings of David Hungate, onto the Steve Lukather masterclass, and finally the lush, smooth sounds of the masterful vocals. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore, so let’s take the time to appreciate how and when they did! 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: Sara (Restless Heart) 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
50:14
August 04, 2022
Episode 22.28: The Vocal Stylings of Yacht Rock (and more)
Episode 22.28: The Vocal Stylings of Yacht Rock (and more)
As requested by a listener, Tom and John provide their analysis on how vocals were recorded, arranged, performed and mixed during the era we commonly associate as the yacht rock years, including that of artists off of the boat as well. Lush harmonies were a staple of music making during the golden age, and we couldn’t have a podcast about yacht rock without diving in to melody and harmony! 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: Lifeline 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
45:21
July 28, 2022
Episode 22.27: Perfect 10s
Episode 22.27: Perfect 10s
We asked the people, and the people responded! “What are your ‘Perfect 10’ yacht rock albums? Does this mean perfectly yachty or yachty albums that are perfect top-to-bottom? You decide! Tune in to hear what we heard from the #yachtrock community! 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: Can’t Stop 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
40:46
July 21, 2022
Episode 22.26: Lance Hoppen of Orleans
Episode 22.26: Lance Hoppen of Orleans
Taking a quick breather from Orleans’s current national tour, current frontman and long-time bassist Lance Hoppen joins Tom and John to talk past, present and future of an iconic fixture of West Coast AOR. Fun facts abound! Things discussed: Touring with fellow legends of yacht rock in the modern era The bass lines of Orleans, especially “Dance with Me” The personnel shuffle The amazing turn of events that led to “Love Takes Time” Still the ones recording and touring after all these years Lightning Round WITH Lance Hoppen: Does It Float Your Boat? - “Spring Fever” Buried Treasures - “Dance with Me” (Early Klugh cover) Off the Map - “Dancing in the Moonlight” 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
42:47
July 14, 2022
Episode 22.25: Viewer Mail
Episode 22.25: Viewer Mail
Tom and John reach into the Viewer Mailbag to field questions from the listening audience. Thanks for sending us your suggestions for this #AskUsAnything episode, and keep the mail coming! Listen in to see if they manage to avoid some potentially dangerous naval mines! Of Note: Listener Jono's and Listener Richard's collaborative playlists: - One-Bar Wonder Cruise - Joint Cumulative Playlist 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 (Bill Champlin cover) 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
43:11
July 07, 2022
Episode 22.24: Distant Cousin City Pop, with Van Paugam
Episode 22.24: Distant Cousin City Pop, with Van Paugam
John and Tom are joined by DJ Van Paugam, a subject matter expert on yacht rock’s distant cousin known as City Pop. Contemporary to our favorite genre, City Pop was born in Japan in the mid-70s, with a heyday that lasted about as long as yacht rock did. We learn about the genre’s origin, the crossover with yacht rock artists, and why the soundscape of City Pop is so close to that of the L.A. sound in the golden era of music production. Connect with Van and learn more: www.vanpaugam.com www.facebook.com/vanpaugam www.twitter.com/vanpaugam 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 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZBG_7u5LO5Px94fzyO7ig Anchors Aweigh: https://anchor.fm/yachtrockpodcast
44:37
June 30, 2022
Episode 22.23: What is Proto-Yacht?
Episode 22.23: What is Proto-Yacht?
An in-depth look at the origin, history and definition of what has come to be known as “proto-yacht” in the yacht rock circles, as originally defined by the creators of Yacht Rock. John and Tom try to identify the “Big Bang” that launched it all, dating all the way back to the prehistoric times prior to 1976. 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: “Indian Summer” by Page99 (dropping in July) 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
44:08
June 23, 2022
Episode 22.22: What Was I Thinking?!
Episode 22.22: What Was I Thinking?!
Nearly three years after embarking on a journey to explore, discover and celebrate yacht rock, John and Tom pause to reflect on what they’ve learned, how they’ve grown, and where they currently stand on “Yacht Rock”...as well as on, er...yacht rock. A look back in time produces some cringe-worthy moments, but if you can’t laugh at yourself...somebody else will! 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: “Tickin’ Away” by Page99 (dropping in July) 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
44:50
June 16, 2022
Episode 22.21: Inside MusiCast’s Rick Such and Eddy Cabello
Episode 22.21: Inside MusiCast’s Rick Such and Eddy Cabello
Alternatively dubbed “Brothers from Others’ Mothers,” this week’s episode welcomes fellow lovers of Westcoast music (and more!) to the podcast to hear the fascinating history behind Inside MusiCast. If you love music (whether yacht rock or not) as much as we do, you owe it to yourself to discover Inside MusiCast’s multimedia, omni-channel approach to celebrating the golden era of musical production. Please welcome founders Rick Such and Eddy Cabello to “Out of the Main!” It’s one part history lesson, one part coffee talk, one part game show! Learn more at www.insidemusicast.com and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/inside.musicast. PRE-Lightning Round: What’s your favorite Toto deep cut? What’s your favorite Steely Dan deep cut? Which guitarist has the best clean tone? What’s one artist we’re not listening to, but should? 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: “Imagination’s Sake,” by Page99 Featuring Bill and Tamara Champlin (dropping June 10th) 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
58:05
June 09, 2022
Episode 22.20: The Game Show’s Dramatic Conclusion
Episode 22.20: The Game Show’s Dramatic Conclusion
Tune in for the dramatic conclusion of the Out of the Main Game Show with Part 2! Tom and John battle it out for maritime supremacy...who will be left standing? Play along and test your knowledge of #yachtrock, the yachtski scale and more, and see who will take the helm in the captain’s deck! All new games will be premiered, so don’t miss it! ...all to see 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 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
39:46
June 02, 2022
Episode 22.19: Return of the Out of the Main Game Show!
Episode 22.19: Return of the Out of the Main Game Show!
The “Out of the Main” Game Show returns for a second season! John and Tom return to their late-70s-themed game show concept, 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(board)! Rounds: Guess My Top Five Higher or Lower Who Scored Higher? Guess the Yachtski Scale Rating ALL NEW! “Name that _______” ...all to see 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 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
39:09
May 26, 2022
Episode 22.18: Ambrosia’s Burleigh Drummond
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
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”
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”
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
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
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)!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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)
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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?
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
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”
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
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
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!
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
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
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)
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!
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
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
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
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!
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)
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!
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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”
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"