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The Ledge #471: 1981 US Punk Faves

The Ledge #471: 1981 US Punk Faves

1981 was a very special year for your favorite podcast host. I graduated from high school, and immediately started at the local radio station when I entered college. While the 2 – 6 am shift may seem like a nightmare to most people, it was the perfect opportunity for me to investigate the floor to ceiling record racks in the cramped studio. This week’s show represents the US-originated records from that era that mean the most to me today. Most of them I discovered during these late night shifts, but a few of them I must admit they weren’t faves until years later. Of course, I have to highlight the first releases from my two favorite Minneapolis bands of all time, and longtime faves the Ramones put out their sixth album that year. There’s also a couple of new indie labels, IRS and SST, that would greatly influence me throughout the rest of the decade. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly […]

The Ledge #451: 1990

The Ledge #451: 1990

It may be a cliche, especially compared to the dumpster fire of this year, but it was definitely a simpler time for me in 1990. It was a year that I sort of became an adult. Sort of are the key words here. It was also a year of musical transition for me, as it was the year of the last Replacements album and the year of Uncle Tupelo’s debut album. For the next few years, “Americana” became my leading musical force. With a few exceptions, of course. (Both of these recors, The Replacements’ “All Shook Down” and Uncle Tupelo’s “No Depression”, get an extended look during tonight’s show.) This week’s show takes a look at much of what was in my gigantic portable CD carrier during that year. Yes, I had one of those 64 disc cases that went with me wherever I went. One has to be prepared, you know. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this nostalgic look at my personal music taste from that era. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next […]

The Ledge #437: 1980 American Punk

The Ledge #437: 1980 American Punk

Earlier this year I featured a show that focused on British punk rock from 1980. Tonight, I do the same thing but featuring nothing but tunes from American punk bands from that same year.
It’s kind of interesting how the focus of the punk scene (…

The Ledge #421: Don’t Stand So Close To Me

The Ledge #421: Don’t Stand So Close To Me

I understood pretty early on this week that it was going to be impossible to come up with a new theme this week. The pandemic is the only thing any of us are thinking about these days, especially with the situation being more grim every day.
Since last…

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

The ultimate rock and roll holiday is celebrated tonight!

Live Ledge #215: Questions

Live Ledge #215: Questions

Nothing but musical questions tonight!

Live Ledge #214: 1980

Live Ledge #214: 1980

Live Ledge goes back to 1980 for two hours of punk, post-punk, and every other form of alt-rock from that year!

Live Ledge #212: New Releases

Live Ledge #212: New Releases

Another month, another show of nothing but brand new music.

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.

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

Nothing but track eight’s to commemorate that we still have a couple days left in the eighth month of the year.

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

A simple premise – everything played tonight is the fourth track of the album they appeared on!

Live Ledge #166: 1994 Again

Live Ledge #166: 1994 Again

There was so much music and so little time last week that the 1994 theme has been expanded to this week’s episode.

Live Ledge #164: Ian Astbury

Live Ledge #164: Ian Astbury

Ian Astbury of The Cult joins Live Ledge to promote his band’s  upcoming Sioux Falls performance.

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 #129: RIP Drazzle

Live Ledge #129: RIP Drazzle

Hudson’s tribute to one of the great DJ’s, and an even greater person, David Scott “Drazzle” Rasile.

Live Ledge #128: What

Live Ledge #128: What

It’s simple – nothing but songs that include the word “what”.

Live Ledge #122: Covers

Live Ledge #122: Covers

It’s a show of nothing but covers, including a commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.

Live Ledge #114: 1983

A celebration of a year that was very important for host Scott Hudson – 1983!

Live Ledge #110: May Finds

Live Ledge #110: May Finds

Another installment of an episode full of new releases and blog finds.

Live Ledge #98: New Finds

It’s that time of the month again! More new releases and blog finds!

Live Ledge #85: Halloween

For the third straight year, host Scott Hudson compiled two hours of the scariest songs ever! Play this when the trick or treaters come to your door.

Live Ledge #83: Odds & Sods

No real theme for this week – just some random tracks and irritated babbling from Scott.

Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)

Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.

Live Ledge #71: Cruel Summer

The longest day of the year has inspired the longest Ledge show – 44 tracks of summer-related tunes!

Live Ledge #52: Valentine Girls

Besides a setlist of nothing but songs about girls, this week’s Live Ledge discusses the future of the show.