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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 #395: Dead Man’s Pop

Live Ledge #395: Dead Man’s Pop

I’m sure it’s to nobody’s surprise that the new Replacements box set, Dead Man’s Pop, is the featured release on tonight’s show. Obviously this would be the case no matter what the quality of the music on said box, but in this case a close look is definitely warranted. It’s everything a Replacements fan could desire. This week’s show features set focused on each of the four discs of the box. Disc one is the new mix of Don’t Tell a Soul, and it’s such a sonic upgrade. It actually sounds like a Replacements album after all the studio gimmicky that cluttered the initial album is given the heave ho. To contrast the original with the new versions, I’ve included snippets of the Don’t Tell a Soul versions before each track. I’ve also utilized Color Me Obsessed director Gorman Bechard’s full-length interview with producer (and new mixer) Matt Wallace to get even more in-depth in the what he and the band originally wanted with this record. But that’s not all. Other bands released box sets this week, and a few other records of “vault” material has seen its way to the stores. A little band from Liverpool is celebrating the […]

Live Ledge #356: 1968

Live Ledge #356: 1968

An extended episode taking a look at some of the classic music celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Live Ledge #288: 1967

Live Ledge #288: 1967

Celebrating 1967 with fifty tracks, including little heard garage rock nuggets and legendary superstar highlights.

Live Ledge #242: 1966

Live Ledge #242: 1966

Part one of a series of shows investigating whether author Jon Savage is correct in calling 1966 the greatest year of rock and roll.

 

Live Ledge #210: By The Numbers, Part 1

Live Ledge #210: By The Numbers, Part 1

To celebrate a birthday, Hudson starts a two-part series where he plays one song from every year he’s lived.

Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins

Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins

Legendary session pianist Nicky Hopkins would have been 69 today, so today’s show includes some of the classic songs that features his work.

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

A companion piece to Friday’s “lonely” episode, this morning is nothing but “bitter” tunes.

Live Ledge #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)

With a big day coming up this week, host Scott Hudson has selected one song per year that he has been alive. Sunday’s Rural Ledge-ucation will conclude the series.

Rural Ledge-ucation #56: Happy Mother’s Day

Besides a bunch of tunes about mommy’s, there’s a little set to commemorate my sister’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dawn!  

Rural Ledge-ucation #52: Tax Deductible

Nothing but songs about taxes and the government on this awful day where only accountants are happy.