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The Ledge #494: Sorry Ma I’ve Got Some Reissues To Play

The Ledge #494: Sorry Ma I’ve Got Some Reissues To Play

I’m sure that all Ledge fans could have predicted this week’s episode. With today’s release of the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of the very first Replacements album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash, it was pretty obvious that there would be a deep dive into this box set. The great news is that this box does not disappoint. Besides a desperately needed remaster of the orginal album, this 4 CD/1 LP set includes 67 previously unreleased tracks. There’s home demos, basement recordings, studio outtakes, and the band’s earliest professionally recorded show. How could I not make this the main reason of the show? But there’s much more. With this being reissue and box set season, I go through a number of other similar releases. Yet I also have some harsh words for a couple of them. There’s also an opportunity for listeners to compare two versions of the same Heartbreakers song. Is the newly discovered “master” of L.A.M.F.’s “Born to Lose” actually better than the “restored” version from the 2012 remix? Let me know what you think. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists […]

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.

Live Ledge #197: Twin Peaks

Live Ledge #197: Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks bassist Jack Dolan is interviewed by Live Ledge host Scott Hudson.

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!

Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall

Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall

Tonight’s episode is a tribute to former Young Ones comedy actor Rik Mayall, along with a bunch of cover tunes.

Live Ledge #152: Fantasy Festival (Pt. 1)

Live Ledge #152: Fantasy Festival (Pt. 1)

In response to the horrors of Coachella, Hudson curates his own personal music festival.

Live Ledge #142: 1979

Live Ledge #142: 1979

A trip down memory lane – nothing but tunes from that magical year of 1979.

Live Ledge #137: Alphabet Rock

Live Ledge #137: Alphabet Rock

An alphabetical trip through some of Hudson’s favorite bands.

Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012

Friday night, I unveiled my list of best 2012 albums. This morning, it’s all about the reissues, box sets, and other compilations of the past 12 months.

Live Ledge #89: Black Friday Sucks!

Two hours of songs against the travesty of Black Friday, and the cretins who make it out to shop when they should still be sleeping.

Rural Ledge-ucation #68: Labor Day

It’s a celebration of Labor Day, but we also mourn the of the end of summer on today’s Rural Ledge-ucation!

Live Ledge #70: Pleased to Meet Me

The 25th anniversary of the release of The Replacements’ Pleased to Meet Me is celebrated!

Rural Ledge-ucation #48: Alex Chilton

We commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the death of Alex Chilton with a collection of covers and rarities.