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The Big Takeover Show - Number 279 - May 25, 2020 - Homebound Edition X

The Big Takeover Show – Number 279 – May 25, 2020 – Homebound Edition X

This week, after a lil’ 1952 Jo Stafford/Patti Page torch: brand new Fountains of Wayne with Sharon Van Etten, Real Estate, Tanya Donelly & the Parkington Sisters, L7 with Joan Jett, Wilco, and Eddie Current Suppression Ring, plus Them, Gregory Isaacs,…

Gone Mental Episode 365

Gone Mental Episode 365

Episode 365 bringing you over 2 hours of the greatest rocknroll on the planet. Ray Condo, Kings Of Nuthin’, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, The Trillionaires, Spellbound, Lost Acapulco, LInk Wray, The Jackets, Fuck Bomb, Zero Boys, and more
Git it.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 278 - May 18, 2020 - Homebound Edition IX

The Big Takeover Show – Number 278 – May 18, 2020 – Homebound Edition IX

This week, after a little 1978 John Lennon: brand new Beths, Bright Eyes, Fontaines D.C., No Age, Aqua Bats, and Jayhawks, plus King Tubby, Barry Gibb, Flying Burrito Brothers, Fourmyula, Buck Owens, and Vera Lynn; and R.I.P. Pretty Things singer Phil …

Gone Mental Episode 364

Gone Mental Episode 364

Here we go again! Two point five hours of shit hot rocknroll coming at you ten thousand miles an hour. Absolute greatness from Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Bitch N Brown, Gutter Demons, The Ricochets, Andre Williams, The Nipple Erectors, Newtown Neurotics…

The Ledge #427: Quarantunes

The Ledge #427: Quarantunes

When this awful pandemic first hit the U.S. and we started hearing about “stay at home” orders and “social distancing” I commented on twitter how I hoped this down time would inspire artists to spend their forced down time writi…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 277 - May 11, 2020 - Homebound Edition VIII

The Big Takeover Show – Number 277 – May 11, 2020 – Homebound Edition VIII

This week, after a 1959 Little Richard trill: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Proper Ornaments, The On and Ons, No Joy, A Girl Called Eddy, and Sneaky Feelings, plus The Move, Pink Floyd, Bobby Helms, The Smothers Brothers & George Segal, Bo…

Gone Mental Episode 363

Gone Mental Episode 363

More of the good stuff this week again! Nearly two and a half hours of the greatest rocknroll on earth from Demented Scumcats, The Bone Machine, The Rocketz, Turbo A.C.s, The Business, The Deltas, Test Pilots, The Nevrotix, and more!
Git it.

Demented …

The Big Takeover Show - Number 276 - May 4, 2020 - Homebound Edition VII

The Big Takeover Show – Number 276 – May 4, 2020 – Homebound Edition VII

This week, after a snatch of 1996 Mutton Birds: brand new Real Estate, Slowness, Stephen Fellows, Fawns of Love, A Girl Called Eddy, and Black Watch, plus Keith Hudson, Ozzie Nelson, Tom Paxton, David Bowie, Tammy Wynette, and Donovan

Gone Mental Episode 362

Gone Mental Episode 362

Damn near two and a half hours of the good stuff this week with red hot rocknroll from Krewmen, Tall Boys, The Raygun Cowboys, King Kurt, Toothless George, Los Peyotes, The Monsters, Zero Boys, The Adicts, Dwarves, and more!
Git it.

Krewmen | The Adve…

The Ledge #426: New Releases

The Ledge #426: New Releases

Another month, another collection of great new music. Unlike previous editions, though, this month’s show features a ton of one-off single releases of tracks recorded under quarantine. In fact, just minutes before The Ledge went to air on Realpun…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 275 - April 27, 2020 - Homebound Edition VI

The Big Takeover Show – Number 275 – April 27, 2020 – Homebound Edition VI

This week, after a small refrain of 1952 Hank Williams Sr.: brand new The Rifles, 999, Sneaky Feelings, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Car Seat Headrest, and D.O.A., plus Love, Darlene Love, Skeeter Davis, (Big) Joe Turner and Orchestra, Cowsills, and Buffy St. M…

Gone Mental Episode 361

Gone Mental Episode 361

Here we go again! Two more hours of the greatest rocknroll on the planet featuring Southern Culture On The Skids, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, Ruth Brown, Demented Are Go, The Quakes, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Subhumans, Stiff Little Fingers, …

The Ledge #425: Rock ‘n’ Roll Women

The Ledge #425: Rock ‘n’ Roll Women

When I was putting together this month’s new release episodes I decided that it was time to also do another all-female episode of The Ledge. Both of those episodes had multiple sets of nothing but rocking women, as did previous months this year.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 274 - April 20, 2020 - Homebound Edition V

The Big Takeover Show – Number 274 – April 20, 2020 – Homebound Edition V

This week, after a little 1966 Simon and Garfunkel: brand new The Beths, Black Watch, Pretenders, Dream Syndicate, Hazel English, and Film School, plus Barbara Lynn, Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby Bare Sr., and Lee Perry; and R.I….

Gone Mental Episode 360

Gone Mental Episode 360

Doing it again as hard as I can. Two hours of red hot rocknroll from Adios Pantalones, As Diabatz, Beat Devils, Ray Condo, Scott H. Biram, Cyanide Pills, Nashville Pussy, The Macc Lads, Adolescents, and more!
Git it.

Nekromantix | Dead Girls Don’t Cry…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 273 - April 13, 2020 - Homebound Edition IV

The Big Takeover Show – Number 273 – April 13, 2020 – Homebound Edition IV

This week, after some 1970 Neil Young: brand new Sunshine Boys, Christopher Paul Stelling, Fawns of Love/Robin Guthrie, Dropkick, Lions of the Interstate, and Guided by Voices, plus Mary Wells, Jefferson Airplane, Slim Whitman, The Liverbirds, and Fran…

Gone Mental Episode 359

Gone Mental Episode 359

Giving it to you good again with a solid two hours of hot, sweaty rocknroll goodness. Nothing but the best from Guitar Slingers, The Bullet Biters, Voodoo Zombie, The Tremors, Demented Are Go, Tall Boys, Angry Samoans, Rezillos, Chron Gen, Toy Dolls, …

The Big Takeover Show - Number 272 - April 6, 2020 - Homebound Edition III

The Big Takeover Show – Number 272 – April 6, 2020 – Homebound Edition III

This week, after some somber 2006 Death Cab For Cutie: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Devon Williams, Martin Frawley, Nada Surf, Peter Baldrachi, and Ben Gibbard, plus Monkees, Wailers (Jamaica), John Prine, Pete Townshend and live Beatles;…

Gone Mental Episode 358

Gone Mental Episode 358

Doing it again with another two hours of the good stuff. The absolute best rocknroll on the planet from The Cavement, Hex Dispensers, D.O.A., Nashville Pussy, The Matadors, Rhythm Reactorz, The Test Pilots, The Delmonas, The Toxenes, and more.
Git it.

The Ledge #422: New Releases Pt. 1

The Ledge #422: New Releases Pt. 1

While the daily lives of most of us have been reduced to lying on our couches in sweatpants, musicians have attempted to carry on their somewhat normal lives. Sure, the gigs have been cancelled but they’re still out there creating. And while everything on tonight’s show was obviously recorded long before the current epidemic, the fact that this past month has seen so much great new music released gives those of us sitting at home something to get us through the day. In fact, there was so much great music unleashed these last few weeks that this month’s “new release” episode is a two part extravaganza. Not only that, but both this week’s and next week’s shows go well past the two hour mark. (Well, that’s the plan for next week’s part two. That may change due to unseen circumstances.) So what’s in store in part one? There’s a trio of new Replacements covers, new tunes by Ledge favorites such as Nap Eyes and The Buttertones, entire sets devoted to Big Stir Records and Rum Bar Records, plenty of brand new bands, and cover set that includes tracks from Ty Segall’s surprise release of a Harry Nillson covers EP. There’s also the reunions […]

The Big Takeover Show - Number 271 - March 30, 2020 - Homebound Edition II

The Big Takeover Show – Number 271 – March 30, 2020 – Homebound Edition II

This week, after a snippet of 1978 John Lennon longing in troubled times: brand new Bright Eyes, Nap Eyes, Pretenders, Ringo Deathstarr, Car Seat Headrest, and GREEN/ BLUE, plus Martha & the Vandellas, Bunny Wailer, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Roger…

Gone Mental Episode 357

Gone Mental Episode 357

Coming at you again with 2 more hours of red hot rocknroll. Deadbolt, The Cavemen, SA90, Supermodified, Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!!, Imelda May, The Tombstones, The Peabrains, The Dickies, Nick Curran, and more.
Git it.

Deadbolt | Voodoo Moonshiner(Found Him…

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…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 270 - March 23, 2020 - Homebound Edition

The Big Takeover Show – Number 270 – March 23, 2020 – Homebound Edition

This week, after a snatch of 1952 Lloyd Price: brand new Lickerish Quartet, Psychedelic Furs, Fast Camels, Snowgoose, Willie Nelson, and Moaning, plus Lefty Frizzell, Small Faces, Frank Wilson, Ernie K. Doe, Eric Humpty Dumpty Morris, and Paul Robeson …

Gone Mental Episode 356

Gone Mental Episode 356

Bringing you another two hours of the best psychobilly, rockabilly, and punk. Red hot greatness from The Monsters, Goddamn Gallows, Marcel Bontempi, Hexxers, The Delmonas, Youth Brigade, Stiff Little Fingers, Holly Golightly, Dwarves, and more.
Git it….

The Ledge #420: Isolation

The Ledge #420: Isolation

Earlier this week when the hysteria over the current world health situation was starting to gain some steam I was listening to my vinyl copy of Paul Westerberg’s Mono/Stereo. As “Let The Bad Times Roll” was playing a little light bulb…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 269 - March 16, 2020 - Special Birthday Edition!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 269 – March 16, 2020 – Special Birthday Edition!

This week, after Jim & Caroline wish their dad happy birthday: brand new Peel Dream Magazine, Moving Targets, Martin Frawley, Pale Lights, Fur Coats, and Fake Laugh, plus Curtis Mayfield, Easybeats, Dick Dale, Link Wray, George Jones, and Screaming Jay…

Gone Mental Episode 355

Gone Mental Episode 355

Another 2 hours of the greatest rocknroll on earth. More of the good stuff from The Monsters, Gutter Demons, Radiacs, Kings of Nuthin’, Infa Riot, Memphis Morticians, The Cramps, and more.
Git it.

The Monsters | Jungle Noise | Primitive Man(Voodoo Rhy…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 268 - March 9, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 268 – March 9, 2020

This week, after some 1983 Into the Unknown Bad Religion trilling(!): brand new Tobin Sprout, Dead Horse One, Nada Surf, Possible Humans, Guided by Voices, and Proper, plus Arthur Alexander, Kitty Wells, Chambers Brothers, Mamas and the Papas, Bee Gees…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 267 - March 2, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 267 – March 2, 2020

This week, after a small 1966 Small Faces slice: brand new Real Estate, Best Coast, Dropkick, Eyelids, Persian Leaps, and Joy Cleaner, plus Badfinger, Ray Charles, Hank Williams (Sr.), Fats Domino, Lovin’ Spoonful, and Martin Carthy

Gone Mental Episode 354

Gone Mental Episode 354

This week we had Mike Shocker back at the bar. He played a bunch of punk rock.
Git it.

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The Ledge #417: Live Albums, Vol. 1

The Ledge #417: Live Albums, Vol. 1

A few days ago I started a thread on my Facebook page asking for favorite live albums. The response I received was amazing, as close to 150 people responded with a wide range of suggestions. Obviously the question was raised in order to put together a Ledge episode, and the response was so overwhelming that tonight’s show is the first of two dedicated to the topic. This week’s broadcast consists of the choices I would have picked anyway but I still give credit to those who are so likeminded. It’s a collection of legendary classic recordings (Jerry Lee Lewis, Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, etc.), recordings that were initially bootlegged before getting an official release (Iggy & The Stooges, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, The Replacements), and quite a few others that have had a place in my collection for decades. Part two, which will be broadcast in two weeks, will focus more on material that others have picked. Some of them are records I’ve forgotten about, others come from my youth, but quite a few are releases you probably would never expect to hear on The Ledge. And, of course, I have to thank everybody for their picks. It’s been a […]

The Big Takeover Show - Number 266 - February 24, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 266 – February 24, 2020

This week, after a 1962 George Jones refrain: brand new Ringo Deathstarr, Guided by Voices, Archers of Loaf, Willie Nelson, Christopher Paul Stelling, and Jehnny Beth, plus Johnny Burnette & the Rock ’n’ Roll Trio, The Beatles, Charlie Patton, Vince Ta…

Gone Mental Episode 353

Gone Mental Episode 353

Tearing it up again as we do. 2 hours of the good stuff from Archie & The Bunkers, The 5,6,7,8’s, Chron Gen, The Zipheads, Mac Curtis, Kings Of Hong Kong, The Spastiks, and more.
Git it.

Archie & The Bunkers | Songs From The Lodge | She’s A Rockin’ M…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 265 - February 17, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 265 – February 17, 2020

This week, after a little 1959 Connie Francis schmaltz: brand new Rocketship, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Black Watch, Buzzcocks, Un.Real, and Hot Snakes, plus Pretty Things, Chuck Berry, George Harrison, Tim Hardin, Faron Young, and Marianne Fait…

Gone Mental Episode 352

Gone Mental Episode 352

Episode 352 hot off the presses with another 2 hours of the greatest rocknroll on earth featuring The Quakes, The Tremors, Henry & The Bleeders, The Nevrotix, Deadbolt, Teengenerate, Naked Agression, SA90, Minestompers, Lonesome Kings, and more.

Git i…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 264 - February 10, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 264 – February 10, 2020

This week, after some 1958 Esquerita: brand new Dropkick, Flyying Colours, Nada Surf, Best Coast, Film School, and Wire, plus Bo Diddley, Prince Buster, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Richard Farina, Webb Pierce, and The Smoke; also R.I.P. Straitjacke…

Gone Mental Episode 351

Gone Mental Episode 351

Here we go again! Brand new music from The Hypnophonics plus more absolute greatness from Sloppy Seconds, Legendary Shack Shakers, Rochee The Sarnos, Rhythm Reactorz, Bloodshot Bill, The Raymen, Corpse Show Creeps, Agent Orange, The Minestompers, and m…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 263 - February 3, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 263 – February 3, 2020

This week, after new, choice words for a 1960 Crickets Classic: brand new Gallerys, Jeanines, Dead Horse One, Close Lobsters, The Who, and Peel Dream Magazine, plus Marvin Gaye, Tom T Hall, Pete Seeger, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Joni Mitchell, and Leslie G…

Gone Mental Episode 350

Gone Mental Episode 350

More of the good stuff once again with red hot rocknroll from The Peabrains, Becky Lee & Drunkfoot, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Stiff Little Fingers, Memphis Morticians, Tall Boys, D.I., Batmobile, The Cramps, and more.

Git it.

Buzzcocks | Singles Go…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 262 - January 27, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 262 – January 27, 2020

This week, after a 1995 GBV remembrance: brand new Guided By Voices (WORLD PREMIERE!), Dropkick, Wire, Muffs, Lil’ Smokies, and Juliana Hatfield, plus Slade, Wee Four, David Bowie, Mary Wells, The Upsetters and Willie Nelson; also R.I.P. Terry Jones (1…

Gone Mental Episode 349

Gone Mental Episode 349

Once again, here we go. Another two hours of the greatest rocknroll on earth with more of the good stuff from Ian Spider Cubitt, Gutter Demons, The Nevrotix, Hillbilly Casino, Deadbolt, Amyl & The Sniffers, Youth Brigade, Quincy Punx, and more.

Git i…

The Ledge #412: From The Archives

The Ledge #412: From The Archives

It used to be that part of the monthly new release episode included new “archive” albums, but there’s been so much great music put out in recent years that I’ve had to ignore these kinds of records.
But obviously that doesn&#821…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 261 - January 20, 2020

The Big Takeover Show – Number 261 – January 20, 2020

This week, after a 1996 Rutles tribute to leader Neil Innes (1944-2019): brand new Wolf Parade, Fast Camels, Wire, Stephen Fellows, A Girl Called Eddy, and Christopher Paul Stelling, plus Nico, Four Tops, Bert Jansch, Dillinger, Buckinghams and Link Wr…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 260 – January 13, 2020 – Happy New Year! The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 2

The Big Takeover Show – Number 260 – January 13, 2020 – Happy New Year! The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 2

This week, after a 2002 Black Watch remembrance: The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 2 of 2! One song each from the 50 best albums (25-1) and 10 best stand alone singles and EPs (5-1) of last year! Enjoy! And happy new year!

Gone Mental Episode 348

Gone Mental Episode 348

Back again after far too long away with 2 more hours of the greatest rocknroll on the planet. Featuring steaming hot piles of greatnesst from Motorhead, The Suicide Commandos, Oxymoron, Youth Brigade, Demented Are Go, The Quakes, Memphis Morticians, Ol…

The Ledge #410: UK Punk 1980

The Ledge #410: UK Punk 1980

After quite a few shows devoted to 1979 in the last 12 months, it’s predictable that this new year will see a similar move with music from 1980. Tonight’s is the first of such a show and it’s devoted to the UK punk scene. It’s i…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 259 – January 6, 2020 – Happy New Year! The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 1!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 259 – January 6, 2020 – Happy New Year! The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 1!

This week, after a 1788 Robert Burns poem turned New Year’s staple: The Best of 2019 Lookback Countdown Show, Part 1! One song each from the 50 best albums (50-26) and 10 best stand alone singles and EPs (10-5) of last year! (Concludes next week.) Enjo…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 258 - December 30, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 258 – December 30, 2019

This week, after a 1947 New Year’s query: brand new The Muffs, The Who, Foxhall Stacks, The Aints!, Thigh Master, and Jeanines, plus LaVern Baker, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, The Beatles, an…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 257 - December 23, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 257 – December 23, 2019

This week, after Jim’s lends a 1965 Vince Guaraldi croon: brand new Shins, Eyelids (with Peter Buck), T.S.O.L., Mikal Cronin, Mini Meltdowns, and Black Watch, plus Simon & Garfunkel, Wizzard, Jimmy Durante, Johnny Preston, Allen Sherman, and George Jon…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 256 - December 16, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 256 – December 16, 2019

This week, after a 1935 Johnny Mercer croon: brand new Nada Surf, The Who, Young Guv, Comet Gain, Guided By Voices, and Futureheads, plus Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Toots & the Maytals, Fats Waller & His Rhythm, and Gene Autry

Live Ledge #406: Best Albums of 2019

Live Ledge #406: Best Albums of 2019

Once again we wrap up a great year in music with our annual countdown of the 40 best albums of 2019.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 255 - December 9, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 255 – December 9, 2019

This week, after a 1979 Wire refrain: brand new Pernice Brothers, Flyying Colours, Proper Ornaments, Fake Laugh, Hinds, and Peel Dream Magazine, plus The Tremeloes, The Coasters, Petula Clark, Larry Williams & Johny “Guitar” Watson, Ernest Tubb & the Texas Troubadours, and Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra

Live Ledge #405: New Releases

Live Ledge #405: New Releases

We’re wrapping up the year with some great episodes. This week features the final new release episode of the year, and there’s some great new tunes by artists such as Two Cow Garage’s Micah Schnabel, Graham Parker, Drive-By Truckers, The Whiffs, Gino and the Goons, and so many more. This month also sees the debut album for local post-punkers Lot Lizard, and I’m so proud of what they accomplished on this record. For more info, check out their bandcamp page! Besides all the new tracks, I made a last minute executive decision to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ disastrous Altamont concert. I have a feeling some time during this weekend I’m going to have to once again view “Gimme Shelter”. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 254 - December 2, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 254 – December 2, 2019

This week, after some 1928 Jimmie Rodgers: brand new The Who, Gallerys, Drive By Truckers, Paul McCartney, Vivian Girls, and Guided By Voices, plus Johnny Rivers, Gene Clark, Jackie Wilson, Anne Briggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buck Owens & His Buckaroos

Live Ledge #404: Under Consideration Pt. 2

Live Ledge #404: Under Consideration Pt. 2

Last week’s show introduced a two part series of a Live Ledge look back at 2019 releases that deserve a second look before the “Best of 2019” list is completed. Tonight is the second part, and includes the usual mix of garage, indie, punk, and other quality rock and roll subgenres. Will any of these releases end up making the cut? Yep, just from these shows I have already decided on at least a handful of these, with many others still under consideration. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 253 - November 25, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 253 – November 25, 2019

This week, after a little 1982 Ruts D.C.: brand new Nada Surf, Black Watch, Magic Shoppe, Innocence Mission, and Rocketship, plus Mark Four (The Creation), Mad Professor, Joni Mitchell, Roy Orbison & the Teen Kings, Gil Scott-Heron, and Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys; plus a Guest DJ Slot by BT’s own Matt Berlyant

Live Ledge #403: Under Consideration Pt. 1

Live Ledge #403: Under Consideration Pt. 1

It’s that time of the year where my mind becomes overly-obsessed with my end of the year list of the best albums of the year. Seriously, I clearly have issues. But that’s what I do all day. Besides listening to my most recent acquisitions, I’m constantly searching for things I may have missed. I also begin a deep dive into my library. It’s inevitable that over the course of the year there are records that get buried for various reasons. It could be that it came out at the same time as something better. Or it just didn’t hit me as hard as it should have. Or it’s simply that I can at times be a space cadet. So that leads us to this week’s Live Ledge. I’ve gone through my library and selected a ton of records that I need to give a further listening. They all have the potential of making that final list which will be unveiled in mid-December. After a couple of hours I ended up with enough material for not one but two shows. So tune in next week for another two hours of the same type of material. This week I also set aside […]

The Big Takeover Show - Number 252 - November 18, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 252 – November 18, 2019

This week, after a snatch of the 1978 Saints: brand new The Aints, Shambolics, Jesse Malin, Pernice Brothers, and Foxhall Stacks, plus Gene Chandler, Culture, Bo Diddley, Bobby Bland, early Tony Orlando, and Porter Wagoner

Live Ledge #402: North America 1979

Live Ledge #402: North America 1979

The final show dedicated to 1979 returns to America. As an earlier show already featured the Midwestern tones from Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cleveland, this week is primarily dedicated to the East and West Coasts, with little sets at the end featuring Texas and Canada. There’s even a set featuring some of the few mainstream bands from the era that I could handle back when I was an angry (or angrier) high schooler. It’s been a lot of fun rediscovering some of the tunes of my youth, along with discovering bands that I missed out on hearing at the time. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 251 - November 11, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 251 – November 11, 2019

This week, after little Jim sings a little 1964 Beatles gem: brand new Wire, Shambolics, Damned, Dead Horse One, and A Girl Called Eddy, plus Helen Shapiro, “Little” Jimmy Dickens, Prince Far I, Sandy Denny, The Beatles, and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

Gone Mental Episode 347

Gone Mental Episode 347

Two more hours of the greatest rocknroll on the planet again! Featuring the good stuff from The Spits, The Hex Dispensers, G.G. Allin, Toothless George, Hillbilly Casino, Gutter Demons, The Misfits, Hank Robot, The Devils, Bitch N’ Brown & more.

Git it.

Sasquatch And The Sick-A-Billys | Burning Miles Of Sin | Beyond The Sun(Self Release)2005
Erazerhead | The Rumble Of The East | No One Sees Me Now(Flicknife Records)1982
The Spits | The Spits (2002)Let Us Play Your Party(Slovenly Records)2002
Bad Mojos | I Hope You OD | Commit a Crime(Voodoo Rhythm Records)2018
The Hex Dispensers | III | I Hope The Sun Explodes Today(Alien Snatch! Records)2015
G.G. Allin & The Jabbers | 1980’s Rock’n’Roll | Cheri Love Affair(Orange Records)
John Schooley | John Schooley And His One Man Band | Killin’ Floor(Voodoo Rhythm)2005
Stinky Lou & The Goon Mat | 12 Roots N’ Boogie Blues Hits | Show Me Your Tits(Voodoo Rhythm)2008
The Uncle Butcher & His One Man Band | No Sweat | Just In Time(Self Release)2009
Toothless George | LONE WOLF | I’m Leaving Today(Schuylkill Records)2005
Al Foul | The One, The Only | Gonna Be A Fight(Rock N Roll Purgatory)2005
Hillbilly Casino | Sucker Punched | PBR(Self Release)2007
Peter & The Test Tube Babies | Alien Pubduction | Legless(Pub City Royal)1998
The Casualties | Until Death – Studio Sessions | Do You Wanna Dance(Cleopatra Records)2019
Gutter Demons | Misery, Madness & Murder Lullabies | Dead Or Alive(Self Release)2008
Sir Psyko And His Monsters | Reapers Tale | Bastard(Crazy Love Records)2010
The Misfits | Box Set | Hybrid Moments(Caroline Records)1996
The Matadors | Sweet Revenge | Drunk And Drivin'(Stumble Records)2013
Al & The Black Cats | Shakin’ At The Knees | Astro Zombies(Rooby Records)2007
Krewmen | The Adventures Of The Krewmen | Bus Stop(Lost Moment Records)1986
Skitzo | Skitzo Mania | I Want Your Lovin'(Nervous Records)1987
Chuck & The Hulas | Smells Like A Party | It Aint Funny(Western Star Recordings)2005
Red Elvises | Better Than Sex | Red Lips Red Eyes Red Stockings(Shooba-Doobah Records)1999
Reach Around Rodeo Clowns | Dark Days Dark Nights | Cocaine And Cadillacs(Inner Knot)2010
Frantic Flintstones | Speed Kills | Do Cocaine(Crazy Love Records)1998
Dead Bundy & The Neat Neat Neats | Train To Paradise | Gettin’ Fucked Up(Self Release)2013
Screamers & Sinners | Demon Tales | My Way(Self Release)2015
The Moonshine Stalkers | Buzzed Out Split | Bleed(Self Release)2018
Guitar Slingers | Psycho Cop EP | Mega City Punks(Diablo Records)2019
Hank Robot & The Ethnics | Elvis-Jello Mojo | Hang On(Moody Monkey Records)2016
Dead Kennedys | Plastic Surgery Disasters | I Am The Owl(Alternative Tentacles)1982
The Devils | Sin, You Sinners | Misery(Voodoo Rhythm Records)2016
The Gospel Swingers | The Gospel Swingers | Bastard In You(Lonestar Records)2005
Fret Rattles | Pedal to the Metal and Damn the Consequences | Lonely For You Baby(Self Release)2016
Sloppy Seconds | Endless Bummer | P.O. Box 33046(Kid Tested Records)2008
The Peacocks | It’s Time For The Peacocks | I Wanna Be A Cop Too(Crazy Love Records)2004
Bitch N’ Brown | Bitch N’ Brown | Reefer Weed(Self Release)2009
Bitch N’ Brown | Bitch N’ Brown | Mean & Rough(Self Release)2009

Live Ledge #401: UK Punk Oct – Dec 1979 Plus More

Live Ledge #401: UK Punk Oct – Dec 1979 Plus More

Through the course 2019 there has been a series of shows devoted to looking back at the great music released 40 years ago. Tonight’s latest in that series documents the punk singles and albums released in the UK from October to December of that year. These tracks include veteran acts such as The Stranglers, The Damned, and others, along with early releases by The Vapors, Joy Division, Killing Joke and others. But the centerpiece of this anniversary special celebrates one of the greatest albums of all time. December 14, 1979 saw the release of The Clash’s third album, London Calling. There’s no denying it’s greatness from beginning to end. In fact, it’s my second favorite record of all time! Besides these fabulous UK tunes, the last half hour of the show jumps over the border to some 1979 highlights from Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and France. Ok, maybe one of these selections isn’t technically from 1979 but I’ll take any opportunity to play “Teenage Kicks”. Tonight may end our look at the 1979 UK punk scene, but it’s not the end of our series of shows devoted to that great year. Next week’s show will feature tunes from all over […]

The Big Takeover Show - Number 250 - November 4, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 250 – November 4, 2019

This week, after a 1978 Clash bookmark: brand new Rocketship, Static Daydream, GospelbeacH, Schizophonics, and Foxhall Stacks, plus Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Cochran, James Brown & the Famous Flames, Stone Ponys, Misty in Roots, and Neil Hefti & His Orchestra and Chorus

Gone Mental Episode 346

Gone Mental Episode 346

Bringing you the goods for another week of the greatest rocknroll on earth. Two hours featuring the good stuff from Liquor Beats Winter, The Showcase Showdown, The Bone Machine, LaVerne Baker, Mojo Nixon, Reverend Beat-Man, The Tazmanian Devils, Manic …

The Big Takeover Show - Number 249 - October 28, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 249 – October 28, 2019

This week, after a 1966 Who homage: brand new The Aints, Versus, Pernice Brothers, Shambolics, and The Who, plus Marvin Gaye, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Jackson C. Frank, Mose Allison, and The Beatles

Gone Mental Episode 345

Splatter, Anti-Heros, Subhumans, Henry & The Bleeders, The Quakes, Gutter Demons, Messer Chups, The Jackets, Toxenes, The Cramps, and more!

Git it.

Splatter | …From Hell To Eternity | Hard Rockin’ Daddy(Sector 2 Records)1994
Hillbilly Casino | Tennessee Stomp | Tennessee Stomp(Self Release)2010
Elvis Hitler | Disgraceland | Ten Wheels For Jesus(Wanghead Records)1987
Cookie | All Hell Can’t Stop Us | The Way You Look Tonight(Last Chance Records)2000
Them Damned Young Livers | Let The Sin Begin | Beggin For More(Self Release)2008
Reach Around Rodeo Clowns | Dark Days Dark Nights | Exit 14(Inner Knot)2010
Hudson Falcons | For Those Whose Hearts And Souls Are True | Fallen Heroes(GMM Records)2001
Hard Skin | We’re The Fucking George (Singles 1978-1981)…Stop Working(JT Classics)2011
Anti-Heros | That’s Right! | I’m Hungry(Link Records)1987
Subhumans | Crisis Point | Thought Is Free(Pirates Press Records)2019
Victory | SOS | Cut Throat(Pirates Press Records)2017
Henry & The Bleeders | The Beast | That’s Fine(Western Star Recordings)2019
Guana Batz | Back To The Jungle | Heartbeat(I Sold My Soul Media)2018
Guitar Slingers | Psycho Cop EP | Whatever Happened To Rock ‘n’ Roll(Diablo Records)2019
Los Gatos Locos | Psychobilly Baptism | Juvenile Delinquent(Tombstone Records)1997
Lonesome Kings | Shotgun Full of Blues | Hell’s What I’m Used To(Emerald City Sounds)2003
The Hyperjax | March To Your Own Beat | Its The Nature Of The Beast(Lime Digital Music)2015
The Peacocks | It’s Time For The Peacocks | For You(Crazy Love Records)2004
The Raygun Cowboys | Bloodied But Unbroken | Y.E.G.(Stomp Records)2019
The Quakes | Last Of The Human Beings | Last Of The Human Beings(Orrexx Records)2002
The Minestompers | Porno Mags & Body Bags | Whirlwind(Crazy Love Records)2019
Gutter Demons | Room 209 | Insomnia(Pirates Records)2005
The Lab Ratz | Terror Is Loose! | Wild Cavemen(Crazy Love Records)2016
The Spastiks | Sewer Surfing | Hatchet(Crazy Love Records)2016
Dypsomaniaxe | One Too Many | Dangerous Liaisons(Tombstone Records)1992
The Monsters | Youth Against Nature | Voodoo Love(Voodoo Rhythm)2003
Messer Chups | Bermuda 66 | Chupacabra Twist(Gitaracula Records)2011
Telekrimen | Culto A Lo Imbecil | Magia Negra(Slovenly Records)2019
The Jackets | Queen Of The Pill | Queen Of The Pill(Voodoo Rhythm)2019
Shannon & the Clams | Onion | It’s Gonna Go Away(Easy Eye Sound)2018
Hexxers | Freaks With The Savage Beat | Like What, Me Worry?(Trash Wax)2019
The Toxenes | Electric Shock | Gold(Self Release)2017
The Cramps | Songs The Lord Taught Us | I’m Cramped(I.R.S. Records)1980
The Deadcats | Bucket O’ Love | Goin’ Down To Memphis(Flying Saucer Records)1996
Holly Golightly | Do The Get Along | Ladies Excuse Me(Damaged Goods)2018

Live Ledge #399: Halloween

Live Ledge #399: Halloween

I know I say this every year, but Halloween is the most rock and roll of all holidays. Thus it only makes sense that a Halloween-themed Live Ledge is one of the easiest shows to put together. Which is obviously why I host one almost every single year. Finding tracks to play is so easy, even without relying on the standard Halloween tunes that one hears everywhere. Songs about ghosts, witches, zombies, vampires, and other similar subjects are always rampant in rock, so it’s just a matter of scanning the library. This year’s version stands up proudly against all the previous episodes. There’s brand new bands such as Uncle, Rocket 808, and Pale Lips. There’s veteran punk rockers such as The Members, UK Subs, Billy Childish, and The Vibrators. There’s covers of Suicide, David Bowie, and (believe it or not) Tom Petty. There’s really something for everybody, so be sure to play this show next Thursday when the trick or treaters start arriving. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 248 - October 21, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 248 – October 21, 2019

This week, after a 1961 Allen Toussaint/Ernie K. Doe look-back: brand new Rocketship, Pernice Brothers, Schizophonics, Ride, and Black Swan Lane, plus Horace Andy, The Yardbirds, Bridget St. John, David Bowie, Carl Smith, and The Beatles; and R.I.P. The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck, 56

Gone Mental Episode 344

Gone Mental Episode 344

Once again setting your speakers on fire with brand new music from Trixie & The Trainwrecks and Henry & The Bleeders plus more greatness from King Salami & The Cumberland 3, Mad Sin, The Rusty Robots, Slapbacks, The Pleasure Fuckers, Angry …

Live Ledge #398: Nick Lowe

Live Ledge #398: Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has sort of quietly put together one of the best resumes in rock and roll history. He’s got tons of fantastic recordings, solo and with bands such as Brinsley Scwarz, Rockpile, and his recent collaborations with Los Straitjackets. He’s also one of the greatest producers of all times, helming some of the best albums or singles by the likes of Graham Parker & The Rumour, The Damned, Dr. Feelgood, Wreckless Eric, and, of course, Elvis Costello. Not to mention he was once married to Carlene Carter, which made him Johnny and June Carter Cash’s son-in-law! (Oh to be in the studio when Johnny recorded Nick’s “Without Love” accompanied by Elvis Costello, Dave Edmunds, and many others.) Inspired by the recent release of “Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe” by Will Birch, tonight’s show is a snapshot of just a few of those great moments. If you’re intersted at all in Lowe’s life, go buy this book. It’s informative and at times pretty hilarious. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 247 - October 14, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 247 – October 14, 2019

This week, after a 2006 Sloan remembrance: brand new DIIV, Michael Stipe, Lake Ruth , Versus, and GospelbeacH, plus Marvelettes, Neil Young, Moby Grape, The Kinks, The Hollies, and Derrick Morgan; and R.I.P. Ed Ackerson, age 54, Ginger Baker, age 80, a…

Gone Mental Episode 343

Gone Mental Episode 343

Brand new trashy episode chock full of the good stuff. This week we pull out another two hours featuring Big Fuckin’ Skull, Tandoori Knights, King Salami & The Cumberland 3, Deadbolt, The Delmonas, Scum Rats, Toy Dolls, and more.

Git it.

Big Fuc…

Live Ledge #397: New Releases

Live Ledge #397: New Releases

Tonight’s new release show is the broadcast that was planned for last week. In fact, it’s the exact set of songs that were put together before the shocking news about Kim Shattuck caused me to quickly put together a tribute to the fabulous Muffs leader. So this month’s new release show includes a lengthy set of Americana-ish veterans (Charlie Parr, Pernice Brothers, The Figgs, Wilco), Suicide-esque atmospheric punks (Atom, Rocket 808), female rockers (Baby Shakes, Paranoyds, Sweet Knives), covers (Dirty Nil, The Pretty Flowers, Das Clamps), and lots of good ol’ rock and roll from new and veteran artists. I also talk a little bit about the great show I saw earlier this week. The Cowboys made a stop at Total Drag Records, and as I’m known to do at these types of shows I purchased their entire discography. Or at least what they had with them. Great band and a fun show. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 246 - October 7, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 246 – October 7, 2019

This week, after a 1982 Damned memorial song: brand new Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge, Iggy Pop, Tacocat, Latvian Radio, and Pernice Brothers, plus Small Faces, Del Shannon, Syd Barrett, Dickie Goodman, Wailing Souls, and James Brown & the Famous Flames; and R.I.P. The Muffs Kim Shattuck, 56 (1963-2019), and Eddie & the Hot Rods’ Barrie Masters, 63

Gone Mental Episode 342

Gone Mental Episode 342

Bringing it to you for another week. Spinning up a whole bunch of Kings Of Nuthin’, more off that brand new Minestompers, some new Raygun Cowboys, plus Mojo Nixon, G.B.H., Them Damned Young Livers, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Turbo A.C.s, The Orphans, The Tremors, Quincy Punxs, and more.

Git it.

Mojo Nixon & Jello Biafra/Prairie Home Invasion/Let’s Go Burn Ole Nashville Down/(Alternative Tentacles)/1994
The Raygun Cowboys/Bloodied But Unbroken/Limbo/(Stomp Records)/2019
The Zipheads/Z2:Rampage!/Welcome To The Real World/(Bomber Music)/2016
The Hyperjax/March To Your Own Beat/Hard Knock Chops/(Lime Digital Music)/2015
Spellbound/Eleven Deadly Sins/Skater Girl/(Stompin Ground Records)/2007
Surf Rats/Straight Between The Eyes/It’s Good To Go/(Lost Moment Records)/1989
The Minestompers/Porno Mags & Body Bags/Suburban Savages/(Crazy Love Records)/2019
Demented Are Go/In Sickness & In Health/Frenzied Beat/(ID Records)/1986

G.B.H./From Here To Reality/Moonshine Song/(Restless Records)/1990
Them Damned Young Livers/Psalms Of Ill Repute/Georgia On A Fast Train(Self Release)2010
The Tremors/The Scourge of the South/Call To My Reward(Brain Drain Records)2004
Mac Curtis/Rockabilly Uprising: The Best Of Mac Curtis/Sidething(HighTone Records)1997
Hank Williams/The Complete Hank Williams/Move It On Over(Mercury)1998
Lefty Frizzell/Steppin’ Out/Cigarettes And Coffee Blues(Bear Family Records)2008
Ernest Tubb/The Yellow Rose Of Texas [1954-1960]/Walkin’ The Floor Over You(Bear Family Records)1993
Rose Maddox/Country Trash/The Bottom Of The Glass(JRW)2011
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys/That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 09 Decca/So Let’s Rock(Bear Family)1999
Damage Done By Worms/Evil Eyes/Monsterparty(Crazy Love Records)1994
Nekromantix/Dead Girls Don’t Cry/Struck By A Wrecking Ball(Hellcat Records)2004
The Mutilators/She Put Baby In The Microwave!/I Fucked A Zombie(Self Release)2009
The Cramps/Fiends Of Dope Island/Papa Satan Sang Louie(Vengeance Records)2003
The Violent Shifters/Wide Open Baby!!/Shine Hauler(Self Release)2014
The Matadors/Horrorbilly 9000/Let’s Ride(Stereo Dynamite Recordings)2006
Turbo A.C.’s/Fuel For Life/Last One Standing(Nitro Records)2001
The Throbbing Hot Rods/Lay Some Pipe/Chum on Your Face(Self Release)2011
Dick Dale/Tribal Thunder/Nitro(Hightone Records)1993
Doyley & The Twanglords/Twang Solo/Twangzilla(Diablo Records)2017
Nick Curran & The Nitelifes/Player!/Heeby-Jeebies(Blind Pig Records)2004
Kings Of Nuthin’/Fight Songs/Shit Out Of Luck(Disaster Records)2002
Kings Of Nuthin’/Punkrock, Rhythm & Blues/For You(People Like You)2005
Kings Of Nuthin’/Old Habits Die Hard/Sick & Tired(People Like You)2010
Kings Of Nuthin’/Punkrock, Rhythm & Blues/Tore Up(People Like You)2005
Kings Of Nuthin’/Old Habits Die Hard/You’re Fucked(People Like You)2010
The Reacharounds/Living In The Future/Big Shit(Self Release)2014
The Orphans/Raise The Youth/Your Customers(Fistolo Records)2004
Subhumans/Time Flies But Aeroplanes Crash – Rats/Rats(Bluurg Records)1990
Fuck Bomb/Unreleased/Skate And Drink(Unreleasd)2019
Germs/Mia – Anthology/Communist Eyes(Slash)1993
Quincy Punx/Nutso Smasho/I Killed Mommy(Recess Records)1999
D.I./Horse Bites Dog Cries/Pervert Nurse(Reject Records)1987

Live Ledge #396: RIP Kim Shattuck

Live Ledge #396: RIP Kim Shattuck

When news came out this past Wednesday that Kim Shattuck had passed away after a two year battle with ALS it was immediately clear that the planned “new release” episode for this week needed to be postponed. Kim Shattuck has always been one of my favorites. She had the greatest scream in all of rock and roll, whether it was with The Pandoras, The Muffs, The Beards, or The Coolies. From all accounts she was also one of the good people in rock and roll. A badass for sure, but the nicest badass you could find. Tonight’s show celebrates her entire career, from early recordings as bassist in The Pandoras up to a track from a brand new Muffs album, No Holiday, that Omnivore is releasing in two weeks. There’s also segments dedicated to her work in The Beards and The Coolies, collaborations with other artists, covers of her favorites that she recorded, and a few Muffs songs covered by other artists. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 245 - September 30, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 245 – September 30, 2019

This week, after a 1967 Hollies/Graham Nash recollection: brand new DIIV, Wedding Present, New Pornographers, Hollie Cook, and Bad Religion, plus Frankie Ford, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Connie Smith, Little Willie John, Bobby Helms, and Louis Armstron…

Gone Mental Episode 341

Gone Mental Episode 341

Doing it again with another two hours of the good stuff from The Exploited, The Pleasure Fuckers, The Bone Machine, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Patsy Cline, The Deltas, Tasteless, Alley Dukes, a brand new release from The Minestompers, and more!

Git it….

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 […]

The Big Takeover Show - Number 244 - September 23, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 244 – September 23, 2019

This week, after a 1952 Hank Williams trill: brand new The Muffs, Wilco, Successful Failures, Ride, and Vivian Girls, plus The Who, Prince Far I & Culture, Graham Nash, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Don Gibson and The Beach Boys; and R.I.P. Larry Wallis (1949-2019), and The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, 75 (1944-2019)

Gone Mental Episode 340

Gone Mental Episode 340

More fuel for your fire. Brand new stuff from Thee Scarecrows AKA plus more of the greatness from The Tremors, Fuck Bomb, Oblivians, Mad Sin, The Goddamn Gallows, Dex Romweber, Beat Devils, The Collins Kids, Sloppy Second, and more.

Git it.

Omar Rom…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 243 - September 16, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 243 – September 16, 2019

This week, after a 1967 Paul Revere & the Raiders remembrance: brand new Bob Mould, Pernice Brothers, Shambolics, Belle & Sebastian, and New Model Army, plus The Kinks, Perk Badger, Graham Nash, Techniques, Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Gone Mental Episode 339

Gone Mental Episode 339

Two more hours of the greatest rocknroll on earth.

Git it.

Marcel Bontempi | Witches, Spiders, Frogs, & Holes LP | Living Death(STAG-O-LEE)2015
The Untamed | Eerie Stories | Surabaya(Heptown Records)2003
The Astro Zombies | Frogs Legs | Go Out!(…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 242 - September 9, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 242 – September 9, 2019

This week, after a 1994 Ride flavor: brand new Pernice Brothers, New Model Army, Chrissie Hynde, Ride, and Neil Young, plus Lovin’ Spoonful, John Barry Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Jim Reeves, Etta James, and Antonio Carlos Jobim

Gone Mental Episode 338

Gone Mental Episode 338

Tearing it up again like we always do. Brand new music from The Delta Bombers, plus more of the good stuff from The Monsters, Dwarves, Stiff Little Fingers, The Minestompers, Kings Of Nuthin’ The Delmonas, and more

Git it.

The Delta Bombers | Give E…

Live Ledge #394: New Releases

Live Ledge #394: New Releases

I’m here tonight to officially designate September of 2019 “Dead Man’s Pop” month. Even though the box set containing four discs of previously unreleased Replacements material won’t be out until the end of the month it’s certainly going to be the focus of my life. Unfortunately, not much has leaked out so far to air on the new release episode, but just today the live version of “Alex Chilton” showed up on various music sites. Yep, I’m ready for the whole package. But that’s only the first five minutes of this month’s collection of new tunes. There are tracks from longtime faves such as Matthew Ryan, The Hold Steady, Jesse Malin, Redd Kross and so much more. There’s the return of 80’s faves Dogmatics. There’s new bands such as Les Grys-Grys, The Gotham Rockets, and so many others. There’s something here for every fan of garage rock, power pop, or punk-influenced rock and roll! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 241 - September 2, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 241 – September 2, 2019

This week, after a 1990 Bad Religion snippet: brand new New Model Army, Muffs, New Pornographers, Wedding Present, GospelbeacH, and Guided by Voices, plus The Kinks, Carl Perkins, The Dovers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Barbara Lynn, and Marty Robbins

Gone Mental Episode 337

Gone Mental Episode 337

Brand new greatness from Guitar Slingers and Tasteless! Plus more of the good stuff from Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, Los Peyotes, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Coffin Nails, Elektraws, Red Elvises, The Wheelz, Bad Mojos, The Mummies, Thee Minks, and more

Git it.

Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers | Rockability | Get Yourself A Band(Charly Records)1976
Mad Dog Cole | Ultra Violence | I’m In Pittsburgh(Crazy Love Records)2007
Los Peyotes | Garaje O Muerte | Garaje O Muerte(Dirty Water Records)2010
Telekrimen | Culto A Lo Imbécil | Culto A Lo Imbécil(Slovenly Records)2019
The Sting-Rays | On Self Destruct | You’re Gonna Miss Me(Big Beat Records)1983
The Toxenes | Highway X | Redux(Self Release)2019
Guitar Slingers | Psycho Cop EP | Psycho Cop(Diablo Records)2019
Tasteless | The Bad Taste EP | If She’s Square(Self Release)2019
Carlos & The Bandidos | For A Few Dollars Less | Thinkin’ About You(Noose Records)1999
Hillbilly Moon Explosion | With Monsters and Gods | Love You Better(Freedonia Entertainment)2016
King Salami & The Cumberland 3 | Fourteen Blazin’ Bangers | Do The Climb(Dirty Water Records)2010
Coffin Nails | Who’s He? | Carling Black Label(Nervous Records)1990
Batmobile | 1984 Demo EP | Slapping Suspenders(Migraine Records)2015
Elektraws | Shock Rock | Lost In A Time Vortex(Nervous Records)1996
Screaming Kids | Hasta Luego Mi Amor | Le Bruit Des Anges(Crazy Love Records)2017
Mama Rosin | Brule Lentement | Le Two-Step De L’haricot(Voodoo Rhythm)2009
Demented Are Go | Hellbilly Storm | The Noose (That Snapped)(People Like You)2005
The Goddamn Gallows | The Maker | Save Yourself(Farmageddon Records)2014
Sasquatch And The Sick-A-Billys | Storming The Gates | Someone’s Been Telling You Lies(Self Release)2007
The Matadors | Sweet Revenge | That Kinda Love(Stumble Records)2013
Rip Carson & The Twilight Trio | Savage American Rock | I’m Gonna Drink(Rollin’ Rock Records)1999
Ray Condo & The Ricochets | High & Wild | Baby I Don’t Care(Joaquin Records)2000
Marcel Bontempi | Witches, Spiders, Frogs, & Holes LP | Bull Frog(STAG-O-LEE)2015
Southern Culture On The Skids | White Trash | I’m Branded(Demolition Derby)1994
The Space Cadets | Astrobilly Rockin’ | Space Hopper(Vinyl Japan)1996
Red Elvises | Grooving To The Moscow Beat | Boogie On The Beach(Shooba-Doobah Records)1996
Graveyard Johnnys | Dead Transmission | Dead Transmission(Bomber Music)2015
Oxymoron | Fuck The Nineties…..Here’s Our Noize | Dirty Punk(Helen Of Oi!)1995
The Casualties | Written In Blood | Ashes Of My Enemies(Cleopatra Records)2018
The Wheelz | Top 10 Super Hits | I’m So Tired of Living in the USA(Wanda Records)2018
Peter & The Test Tube Babies | That Shallot | Crap Californian Punk Band(Punk Empire)2017
Demented Scumcats | Splatter Baby | I Don’t Need No Doctor(Crazy Love Records)2005
Bad Mojos | I Hope You OD | Commit a Crime(Voodoo Rhythm Records)2018
The Mummies | Never Been Caught | The Ballad Of Iron Eyes Cody(Telstar Records)2002
The Devils | Iron Butt | Pray You Parrots(Voodoo Rhythm Records)2017
Thee Minks | Unreleased | What A Way To Die(Self Release)2018

Live Ledge #393: PW & Friends

Live Ledge #393: PW & Friends

This week’s show came about partly thanks to a Juliana Hatfield tweet of an old article about The I Don’t Cares, her 2016 collaboration with Paul Westerberg. Remembering how much I was charmed by that record, I spent the afternoon reacquaintancing myself to that release. Then it suddenly hit me. If I went through all the various names that Paul and the rest of the Replacements had used for their various projects I should be able to fill a full Live Ledge episode. It was actually much easier than I expected. In fact, we even went a few minutes over our usual two hour timeslot. I also tried to shy away from the obvious tracks. For the Replacements and even the solo Westerberg material I picked mainly some somewhat rare live tracks. Tommy Stinson’s set includes a little known Clash cover he did for Uncut Magazine. This show is meant to just be fun and not a representation of the musician’s greatest moments, together or solo.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 240 - August 26, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 240 – August 26, 2019

This week, after a 1983 Social Distortion refrain: brand new Ride, Joy Formidable, Versus, Death Cab For Cutie, Amanda Palmer, and DIIV, plus Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Moody Blues, Everly Brothers, Fourmyula, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and Hank Williams Sr.

Live Ledge #392: Covers

Live Ledge #392: Covers

Not long after the last time I did a show of nothing but cover tunes, I started a folder just to collect these kinds of tracks as I discovered them. The plan was that as soon as I acquired enough it was time for a show of these types of tracks. Well, this is the week that the folder came close to overflowing, thanks to a couple of emails from two of my favorite labels, Slovenly Recordsings and Spaghetty Town Records. So tonight I present to you two hours of revved up tunes originally recorded by the likes of Tom Petty, The Clash, The Replacements, Material Issue, Pretenders, Rockpile, and so much more! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! It’s that simple.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 239 - August 19, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 239 – August 19, 2019

This week, after a snatch of 1979 The Last: brand new Ride, GospelbeacH, Vivian Girls, Deniz Tek & the Godoys, Donovan’s Brain, and Allah Las, plus Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Buffalo Springfield, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Beatles, Sonny Boy Williamson (II), and Country Joe McDonald

Gone Mental Episode 336

Gone Mental Episode 336

Here we go again with more of the greatest rocknroll on earth. Pure greatness from Gutter Demons, Guitar Slingers, Graveyard Johnnys, The Adverts, Krewmen, Motorhead, Teenage Exorcist, Henry & The Bleeders, and more.

Git it.

Guitar Slingers | One Man Freakshow | Danny Boy(Crazy Love Records)2010
Gutter Demons | Misery, Madness & Murder Lullabies | House By The Cemetery(Self Release)2008
Damage Done By Worms | Suicide City | Typical Rock’n’Roll Brain Defect(Downer Records)1999
Howlin Bones | Juice The Goose | Free The Cat(Trash Wax)2018
The Tremors | The Scourge of the South | Pill Popper(Brain Drain Records)2004
The Violent Shifters | Twin Cities Rockabilly Presents… | Dead Lover(Twin Cities Rockabilly)2010
Deadbolt | Tijuana Hit Squad | Goin’ To Witchata(Headhunter Records)1996
Kings Of Hong Kong | Primitive | Voodoo Queen(Self Release)2018
Memphis Morticians | Bereave It Or Not … Another Album From The Memphis Morticians | Creeping Madness(Space Hearse Records)2013
The Matadors | Horrorbilly 9000 | Black Widow(Stereo Dynamite Recordings)2006
Graveyard Johnnys | Songs From Better Days | Dancefloor Of Death(Wolverine Records)2011
The Ricochets | Chaindog | In Hell(Diablo Records)2015
Surf Rats | Welcome To Killafornya | Cruel Aint The Word I Woulda Use(Hi Spec)2009
Spellbound | Eleven Deadly Sins | Just In Time(Stompin Ground Records)2007
Skitzo | Vertigo | Killer Love(Nervous Records)2003
The Avengers | We Are The One | We Are The One(Superior Viaduct)1977
Menace | The Young Ones | Live For Today(Fresh Records)1980
The Adverts | Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts | Great British Mistake(The Devils Own Jukebox)2002
The Sting-Rays | From The Kitchen Sink | Don’t Break Down(Big Beat Records)2002
The Jackets | Queen Of The Pill | Be Myself(Voodoo Rhythm)2019

Telekrimen | Culto A Lo Imbécil | Magia Negra(Slovenly Records)2019
The Astro Zombies | Convince Or Confused | Psycho Bitch Party(Drunkabilly Records)2009
Squidbillys | Suburban Breakout | Asphyxia(Self Release)2015
Scum Rats | Demon Of The Dark | Devil In Disguise(Rumble Records)1993
Krewmen | Sweet Dreams | El Toreador(Lost Moment Records)1987
Boogie Punkers | The Brooklyn Sessions | I’m Not You(El Beasto Recordings)2006
The Goddamn Gallows | Gutterbilly Blues | Saint O’ Killers(GBC Records)2007
Gutter Demons | Unfinished Business | Gutter Kings(Falsetto Records)2015
Motorhead | Iron Fist | Speedfreak(Bronze Records)1982
Hillbilly Casino | Three Step Windup | Iron Fist(Self Release)2008
The Peacocks | Anger And Demand | Anger And Demand(Downer Records)2001
Teenage Exorcist | Year of the Witch | Down With The Ship(Self Release)2019
Long Tall Texans | The Devil Made Us Do It | Girlfriend(Sunny Bastards Music)2014
The Quakes | Negative Charge | Raining All My Life(Orrexx Records)2009
Henry & The Bleeders | Looking Backwards | H.A.T.B.(Western Star Recording)2018

Live Ledge #391: Songs About The Ramones

Live Ledge #391: Songs About The Ramones

Earlier this week I noticed that over the last few weeks I’ve acquired a handful of brand new releases with songs about The Ramones. Knowing that I had quite a few more on my master library, this became the quest for the week. Then I discovered a site that in 2014 had compiled 400 different songs about this fabulous band. Ok, that filled a few holes in the playlist! This is obviously a fun show that takes a few surprising twists and turns. Who would have guessed that singer/songwriters such as Leeroy Stagger and Jesse Malin had songs about “da boys”? Or that a band like Latte+ has had such tributes on more than one record?

The Big Takeover Show - Number 238 - August 12, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 238 – August 12, 2019

This week, after a mini 1951 Sonny Boy Williamson remembrance: brand new New Pornographers, Peter Holsapple, Quivers, Fontaines D.C., Tony Molina, and Overly Polite Tornados, plus Little Richard, Love, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Spade Cooley & His Orchestra, and The Byrds; and R.I.P. Nicky Wonder of The Wondermints and Brian Wilson Band (1960-2019) and Silver Jews’ David Berman (1967-2019)

Gone Mental Episode 335

Gone Mental Episode 335

Another action packed two hours of rocknroll greatness. More of the good stuff from Al Foul, Ray Condo, Telekrimen, Mojo Nixon, Slopy Seconds, The Saints, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Kings Of Nuthin’ As Diabatz, Moonshine Stalkers, and more.

Git it.

Al Foul | The One, The Only | Dropping Quarters For Jane(Rock N Roll Purgatory)2005
JD McPherson | Let the Good Times Roll | Mother of Lies(Rounder Records)2015
Ray Condo & The Ricochets | High & Wild | Fort Worth Stomp(Joaquin Records)2000
G.Davy Crockett | Ultra Rare Rockabilly’s Vol. 03 | Look Out Mable(Chief)1992
Guana Batz | Held Down…. At Last! | Please Give Me Something(Radiation Reissues)1985
Torment | Psyclops Carnival | Slow Down(Nervous Records)1986
Tabaltix | Sex, Pugs and Rock n’ Roll | Jerkin Back And 4th(Crazy Love Records)2007
Telekrimen | Culto A Lo Imbecil | El Ultimo Dia(Slovenly Records)2019
The Treblemakers | Flippin’ The Bird With Treblemakers | Dark Eyes(Gee-Dee Music)1998
Thunderball 3 | Thunderball 3 | Li’l Demon(Self Release)2012
Mojo Nixon | Gadzooks!!! The Homemade Bootleg | Richard Petty(Needletime)1997
Scum Rats | Demon Of The Dark | Guilty Till I’m 21(Rumble Records)1993
Gorilla | Genetic Joke | Escape From Hell(Crazy Love Records)2000
The Peacocks | It’s Time For The Peacocks | This Time(Crazy Love Records)2004
Sloppy Seconds | More Trouble Than They’re Worth | Killing Myself(Nitro Records)1998
Lonesome Kings | Killing The Record Industry II | Brand New Gun(Real Punk Radio)2011
The Saints | Eternally Yours | Private Affair(Harvest)1978
The Briefs | Platinum Rats | Dumb City(Damaged Goods)2019
King Kurt | Ooh Wallah Wallah | Destination Zululand(Stiff Records)1983
King Salami & The Cumberland 3 | Back To Wurstville | Camel Hop(Dirty Water Records)2017
The Cramps | A Date With Elvis | Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?(Big Beat Records)1986
Sugar Pie DeSanto | In The Basement: The Chess Recordings | Going Back To Where I Belong(Geffen)2017
The Del Moroccos | Blue Black Hair | Baby Doll(Hi-Style Records)2008
LaVern Baker | Real Gone Gal | Bumble Bee(Charly R&B)1984
Lee Mitchell | Nasty Rockabilly | Rootie Tootie Baby(B-Sharp)2011
Kings Of Nuthin’ | Get Wrecked With… Demo Tape ’99 | Had Enough(Crazy Love Records)2018
The KDV Deviators | Lost Contact | Under Attack(Drunkabilly Records)2012
The Spastiks | Sewer Surfing | Hatchet(Crazy Love Records)2016
As Diabatz | Nightmares In Red | Cabin In The Woods(Drunkabilly Records)2018
Es-Feiv | Cows In Motion | Be My Baby Tonight(Kix 4 U Records)1989
Batmobile | Bambooland | Night Without Sleep(Count Orlok Music)1987
Memphis Morticians | Play Primitive Trashman and 13 Other Lovesongs | Primitive Trashman(Kaiser Records)2006
Lonesome Kings | Sweet Little Succubus | Let’s Take A Ride(Rockin’ Raven Records)2005
Los Gatos Locos | Even Sociopaths Get The Blues | Stark Raving Normal(Zodiac Killer)2011
Gutter Demons | Room 209 | Run Away Loco(Pirates Records)2005
The Moonshine Stalkers | Buzzed Out Split | 100 Maniacs(Self Release)2018
Al Foul | Attack Of The One-Man Bands | I Know I’m Gonna Die Tonight (But I Don’t Care)(Rock N Roll Purgatory)2007

Live Ledge #390: RIP David Berman

Live Ledge #390: RIP David Berman

The bad news came just a few minutes before I was going to once again put the needle on the record. David Berman, former leader of Silver Jews who had just reemerged after ten years with the excellent Purple Mountains, had died. One of rock and roll’s most unique songwriters, it was an obvious decision to make the first half of tonight’s show a tribute to him. Thanks to Dan Nissen of Total Drag for a few song selections to help tell the story of this gifted artist. After that there’s an hour of some great recent used record finds, including old favorites by The Undertones, X, Old 97’s, and many others.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 237 - August 5, 2019

The Big Takeover Show – Number 237 – August 5, 2019

This week, after a lil’ 1968 Bee Gees trill: brand new New Model Army, Longwave, DIIV, Wedding Present, Death Cab For Cutie, and Allah Las, plus Rod Argent & Chris White, Bert Jansch, Beatles, Cheech & Chong, Eddy Arnold, and Arthur Alexander; and R.I.P. The Celibate Rifles singer Damian Lovelock, 1954-2019 and Art Neville, 1937-2019

Gone Mental Episode 334

Gone Mental Episode 334

Bringing you the best rocknroll of the face of the planet once again. Two more hours of the good stuff from Mojo Nixon, The Baboons, Hexxers, Liquor Beats Winter, The Tremors, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, The Quakes, Avengers, The Dickies, Thee Headcoatees, and more.

Git it.

The Baboons | Back Scratch | Naked Girls(Drunkabilly Records)2011
The Charmin Bastards | Play With Fire | Play With Fire(G-Point Records)2006
The Legendary Shack Shakers | Cockadoodledon’t | Shake Your Hips(Bloodshot Records)2003
Johnny Trash | Guidance | Where Abundance Lies(Self Release)2006
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper | Bo-Day-Shus!!! | I’m Gonna Dig Up Howlin’ Wolf(Enigma Records)1987
Jane Rose & The Deadend Boys | Moonshine, Murder & Poultricide | Wrong Kind Of Guy(Self Release)2011
The Grave Diggers | Move It! | Come See Me(Crypt Records)1989
The Matadors | Sweet Revenge | Up All Night(Stumble Records)2013
Hexxers | Freaks With The Savage Beat | Tell Me Pretty Baby(Trash Wax)2019
Link Wray | Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray | Hang On(Rhino Records)1993
Liquor Beats Winter | Lost in the Sauce | Shake That Jello(Self Release)2018
The Pine Box Preachers | The Pine Box Preachers | Dead Cylinders, Dead Hearts(Self Release)2012
Turbo A.C.’s | Radiation | High By The Beach(Stomp Records)2018
The Toxenes | Electric Shock | Bad Girls(Self Release)2017
The Cramps | A Date With Elvis | What’s Inside A Girl?(Big Beat Records)1986
The Hillmans | Kings of the Weald Frontier | Dreading Dixie(Western Star Recordings)2015
The Tremors | Uranium Rock | Drive-In(Brain Drain Records)2005
Henry & The Bleeders | Looking Backwards | Weed Farmer(Western Star Recording)2018
Hillbilly Moon Explosion | Buy, Beg Or Steal | The Night Of The Living Ted(Jungle Records)2011
Rip Carson & The Twilight Trio | Savage American Rock | Don’t Hold My Baby(Rollin’ Rock Records)1999
The Delta Bombers | 15 To Life | 15 To Life(Self Release)2019
The Quakes | Planet Obscure | Die Too Young(Orrexx Records)2012
The Zipheads | Z2:Rampage! | Patron Saint(Bomber Music)2016
The Ricochets | Chaindog | Devils Highway(Diablo Records)2015
The Deltas | Boogie Disease | Boogie Disease(Nervous Records)1981
Boppin’ Kids | The Ultimate Worst Of 1985-1990 | Feel So Lonely(Crazy Love Records)2009
MAGA Youth | MAGA Youth | MAGA Youth | | 2019
Abrasive Wheels | When The Punks Go Marching In! | Burn ’em Down(Riot City Records)1982
The Avengers | Died For Your Sins | Teenage Rebel(Lookout Records)1999
Vktms | Vktms | Midget(Broken Rekids)1997
Chron Gen | Chronic Generation | Chronic Generation(Secret Records)1982
Memphis Morticians | Play Primitive Trashman and 13 Other Lovesongs | Bury You Now, Dig You Later(Kaiser Records)2006
The Dickies | The Incredible Shrinking Dickies | Banana Splits(A&M Records)1979
The Briefs | Steal Yer Heart | Forty And Above(Better Youth Organization)2005
The Undertones | Hypnotised | More Songs About Chocolate And Girls(Sire)1980
Thee Headcoatees | Punk Girls | Cara-Lin(Sympathy For The Record Industry)1997
Mojo Nixon & Jello Biafra | Prairie Home Invasion | Will The Fetus Be Aborted(Alternative Tentacles)1994