Live From The MMaRchives

The Record Company - Off The Ground - Live from the MMaRchives

Roots-rock trio The Record Company first visited the MMR studios on May 19th, 2016. We love this stripped-down version of "Off The Ground"! Pierre Robert has spoken with the band several times since, and they're about to join us for MMRBQ 2018. Their sophomore album arrives on June 22nd - make sure you download it…

Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns and Money - Live from the MMaRchives

This Live From The MMaRchives cut is from the era of The Morning Zoo’s Atlantic City broadcasts, around 1987. Warren Zevon was a one-of-a-kind musician, equal parts intellectual and eccentric, and he loved Philadelphia. In fact, as "The Professor" Kevin Gunn explains in today's podcast, Zevon lived in Philly for a time. "Lawyers, Guns and…

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive - Live from the MMaRchives

Bon Jovi helped WMMR celebrate 50 years of rock n' roll in Philadelphia with a special birthday concert at the Wells Fargo Center on 5/3/2018. During the all-day broadcast from the show, Pierre Robert explains that this version of "Wanted Dead Or Alive" comes from his very first conversation with the band, on October 14th,…

Matisyahu - One Day - Live from the MMaRchives

Mastiyahu has become a friend of the Preston & Steve Show over the years, and that friendship began with his first visit to the MMR studios on July 8th, 2009, the morning of a tour stop at the Electric Factory. We didn’t know a whole lot about Matisyahu at the time, but after this interview and…

The Pretenders - Talk of the Town - Live from the MMaRchives

Today's Live from the MMaRchives pick is from an MMaRchive Session with Chrissie Hynde and James Walbourne of The Pretenders, hosted by Pierre Robert on May 8th, 2008. They played several songs from the album that was new at the time, Break Up The Concrete, but towards the end of the session they pulled one…

Robin Trower - Day of the Eagle - Live from the MMaRchives

"Day of the Eagle" is off of the second solo album from Robin Trower after he left Procol Harum. The album is called Bridge of Sighs and was released a few months before this session at Sigma Sound Studios, which was broadcast live on MMR on November 21st, 1974. This is a high energy take…

Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis - Live from the MMaRchives

Today’s Live from the MMaRchives cut was recorded at one of The Morning Zoo’s Atlantic City shows. We not sure of the exact date of this performance, but we do know it was in 1991, when Marc Cohn’s self-titled debut album was released. That album would eventually be certified platinum. The lead track is "Walking…

Cheap Trick - I Want You - Live from the MMaRchives

On May 9th, 2006 Cheap Trick did a set at Grape Street, which included this stripped down version of "I Want You (To Want Me)". Listen closely for the whispers of “WMMR” that Rick Nielsen drops into the song... A month later they released their 15th studio LP Rockford (a reference to their hometown in Illinois) and…

Shinedown - Second Chance - Live from the MMaRchives

In 2015 we were graced by the presence of the Pope, who shut down just about all of the roads in and around Philadelphia. That didn't stop Shinedown from paying us a visit around that time, and during this MMaRchive Session Pierre Robert asked Brent Smith and Zach Myers which of their songs they would…