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The Big Takeover Show – Number 174 – May 21, 2018

This week, after a 1966 Bee Gees warble: brand new Joy Formidable, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Orange Peels, Holy Tunics, and Beach House, plus Pentangle, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy Wright, Bobby Bare (Sr.), and The Mills Brothers; and R.I.P. Glenn Branca (1948-2018) and Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson (1981-2018)

Live Ledge #333: 1988

Live Ledge #333: 1988

It’s a wonderful trip in time back to the magical year of 1988

The Big Takeover Show - Number 173 - May 14, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 173 – May 14, 2018

This week, after a 1970 Elton John refrain: brand new Black Watch, Sloan, D.O.A., Ray Davies, and The Proletariat, plus Big Joe Turner, Patsy Cline, Peter Tosh, Phil Ochs, and Dave Brubeck

Gone Mental Episode 290

Gone Mental Episode 290

This week we handed the wheel over to Rob from Aloha From Hell and let him pick the playlist. We drank to much and played some of the greatest rocknroll on the planet.
Git it.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 172 - May 7, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 172 – May 7, 2018

This week, after Caroline sings some 1996 Weird Al: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Belly, Tracyanne and Danny, Beach House, and William Duke, plus Gene Vincent, Edwin Starr, Rolling Stones, Montage, and Shocking Blue, and R.I.P. Tony Kinman…

Live Ledge #331: Record Store Day

Live Ledge #331: Record Store Day

Host Scott Hudson goes through a wide variety of Record Store Day exclusive releases.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 171 - April 30, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 171 – April 30, 2018

This week, after some 1962 Everly Brothers/Greenfield & King: brand new Whyte Horses, Calexico, Mike Gale, Chatham Rise, and The Damned, plus Link Wray, The Impressions, Roy Acuff, Hot Chocolate, and Brenda Lee

Gone Mental Episode 289

Gone Mental Episode 289

More brand new killer rocknroll this week from P. Paul Fenech and The Goddamn Gallows plus absolute greatness from Deadbolt, Teengenerate, The Matadors, Hillbilly Moon Explosion and more
Git it.

P. Paul Fenech | The F Files | Let’s Burn ‘Em Down(Mutant Rock Records)2018
The Meteors | Stampede! | Eat The Baby(Mad Pig Records)1984
The Matadors | Say You Love Satan | They Came In The Night(Self Release)2014
The Tremors | Invasion Of The Saucermen | Somatose(Brain Drain Records)2006
The Caravans | Smashed And Stripped Bare | Gimme A Ride(Raucous Records)2007
Pete Hutton & The Beyonders | Lone Wolf | Frankfurt Special(Rhythm Bomb Records)2008
Hillbilly Moon Explosion | With Monsters and Gods | Heartbreak Boogie(Freedonia Entertainment)2016
Three Bad Jacks | Crazy In The Head | Thrill Me(Boston Krown Label)2005
The Cramps | A Date With Elvis | Aloha From Hell(Big Beat Records)1986
The Magnetix | Rabbit The Robot, Robot The Rocket | Girls That Do(Crazy Love Records)2016
Deadbolt | Tijuana Hit Squad | Goin’ To Witchata(Headhunter Records)1996
Deadbolt | Voodoo Trucker | Blacktop Fever(Headhunter Records)2000
Deadbolt | Zulu Death Mask | 15 Year Search(Headhunter Records)1998
The Monsters | Birds Eat Martians | Pony Tail And A Black Cadillac(Voodoo Rhythm)1998
The Violent Shifters | Wide Open Baby!! | 6 Feet Tall(Self Release)2014
Teengenerate | Smash Hits! | Let’s Get Hurt(Estrus Records)1995
The Goddamn Gallows | The Trial | City of Fools(Sailors Grave Records)2018

The Big Takeover Show - Number 170 - April 23, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 170 – April 23, 2018

This week, after a snatch of 1966 Tim Hardin: brand new Soft Science, Belly, Decemberists, Fireburn, and Teenage Wrist, plus Wilson Pickett, Johnny Burnett, Clarence Carter, Wanda Jackson, and Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood

Gone Mental Episode 288

Gone Mental Episode 288

Brand new greatness from Reverend Beat-Man this week plus whole fist fulls of killer rocknroll from The Rusty Robots, The Raygun Cowboys, Cooterfinger, The Hillmans, Chuck Berry, and more
Git it.

Reverend Beat-Man | Blues Trash | I Have Enough(Voodoo …

The Big Takeover Show - Number 169 - April 16, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 169 – April 16, 2018

This week, after some 1974 Big Star: brand new Tracyanne and Danny, Lou Barlow, Chatham Rise, Matthew Sweet, and The Damned, plus Esquerita, The Who, Buckinghams, Doctor Feelgood, and Electric Light Orchestra

Live Ledge #330: Numerology

Live Ledge #330: Numerology

With tax day approaching, host Scott Hudson as picked a playlist of tracks with numbers in the titles.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 168 - April 9, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 168 – April 9, 2018

This week, after little Jim sings a 1983 Weird Al Beatles parody: brand new Teenage Wrist, Goat Girl, Ride, Decemberists, and a world premier of Furious Seasons, plus The Mar-keys, Johnny Cash, Billy Fury, Ray Charles, and Shirley Collins, and R.I.P. J…

Gone Mental Episode 287

This week honored the glories of alcohol to celebrate my birthday. Grab a drink and get mental with the likes of Mojo Nixon, Southern Culture On The Skids, Henry & The Bleeders, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, Peter & The Test Tube Babies and more.
Git it.

Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper | Bo-Day-Shus!!! | Wash No Dishes No More(Enigma Records)1987
Mojo Nixon | Gadzooks!!! The Homemade Bootleg | She’s All Liquored Up(Needletime)1997
Southern Culture On The Skids | Liquored Up And Lacquered Down | Liquored Up And Lacquered(Telstar Records)2000
Eddie Noack | Psycho: The K-Ark And Allstar Recordings,1962-1969 | Beer Drinkin’ Blues(Bear Family Records)2013
Rip Carson & The Twilight Trio | Savage American Rock | I’m Gonna Drink(Rollin’ Rock Records)1999
Henry & The Bleeders | Out Of Luck, Out Of Cash, Out On Bail | Drinkin’ Gin(Western Star Recordings)2009
Hillbilly Hellcats | Rev It Up With Taz | I Like Whiskey(Rockin’ Cat Records)2003
The Deltas | Good Times | Aligator Wine(Diablo Records)2015
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones | Luckmaker | Whiskey Pick(Self Release)2014
Hotrod Hillbillies | You Wanna Race | Take This Whiskey(Self Release)2010
Scott H. Biram | Nothin’ But Blood | Only Whiskey(Bloodshot Records)2014
Adios Pantalones | Playtime! | Whiskeybar(Drunkabilly Records)2017
Reverend Horton Heat | Full Custom Gospel Sounds | Beer:30(Sub Pop Records)1993
Surfin’ Wombatz | Menagerie Of Abominations | Lack Of Beer(Western Star Records)2017
The Frogs | Witch! | Old Nick’s Wine(Razmataz Records)2012
Long Tall Texans | The Devil Made Us Do It | Sex & Beer & Psychobilly(Sunny Bastards Music)2014
Peter & The Test Tube Babies | Loud Blaring Punk Rock | Being Sick(Hairy Pie Records)1985

Live Ledge #329: New Releases

Live Ledge #329: New Releases

The “first Friday” of every month is devoted to new releases!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 167 - April 2, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 167 – April 2, 2018

This week, after a 1965 Marvelettes croak: brand new Rome is Not a Town, Damned, Belly, American Darlings, and a world premier of Innocence Mission, plus Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Fats Domino, Bill Haley, Tony Sheridan, Bob Seger System, and Glenn Miller

Gone Mental Episode 286

Gone Mental Episode 286

Doing it again this week with more of the best. Starting off with brand new greatness from Henry & The Bleeders plus mental rocknroll from Demented Are Go, The Monsters, As Diabatz, The Cramps, and more
Git it.

Henry & The BleedersLooking BackwardsH.A.T.B.(Western Star Recording)2018
Demented Are GoHellucifenationReptile Queen(Crazy Love Records)1999
Demented ScumcatsSplatter BabyWhite Stocking Tops (Remix)(Crazy Love Records)2005
DicemenA Thing Called Rock N RollKicked In The Teeth(Suburban Records)2004
Corpse Show CreepsBlackblood CallPprzq(Hairball 8)2007
Mad Marge And The StonecuttersMad Marge And The StonecuttersMonsters(Hairball 8)2006
RobinMy WayStay Gold(Big Rumble Productions)2002
The MonstersMasksRosemary Mccoy(Voodoo Rhythm)1989
The CrampsLook Mom No Head!Bend Over, I’ll Drive(Big Beat Records)1991
G.B.H.City Baby’s RevengeDiplomatic Immunity(Clay Records)1984
Splatter…From Hell To EternityTruck Driver(Sector 2 Records)1994
The TombstonesTwang From the GraveTombstone Tales(Saustex Media)2005
The Violent ShiftersWide Open Baby!!6 Days On The Road(Self Release)2014
The MeteorsWreckin’ CrewWreckin’ Crew(I.D. Records)1983
As DiabatzRiding Through The Devil’s HillRiding Through The Devil’s Hill(Drunkabilly Records)2009
Reverend Horton HeatFull Custom Gospel SoundsBeer:30(Sub Pop Records)1993
Jerry Lee LewisAll Killer, No FillerBreathless(Rhino Records)1993

Live Ledge #328: 1st Quarter Report

Live Ledge #328: 1st Quarter Report

A look at the best new music of the first quarter of 2018!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 166 - March 26, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 166 – March 26, 2018

This week, after a topical 1978 Sham 69 chant: brand new Soft Science, Sloan, Breeders, Hinds, and Gaz Coombes, plus Bee Gees, Small Faces, Jean Ritchie, Dickie Goodman, Charlie Rich, and Ennio Morricone; and R.I.P. The Ventures’ Nokie Edwards, 1935-2018

Gone Mental Episode 285

Gone Mental Episode 285

Here we go again with another hour of the good stuff. The greatest rocknroll on the planet from Rip Carson, Three Bad Jacks, The Untamed, The Grizzly Adams Band, Guana Batz, and more
Git it.

Guana Batz | Very Best Of The Guana Batz | Pile Driver Boogie(Anagram Records)2001
The Legendary Shack Shakers | Believe | Agony Wagon(Yep Roc Records)2004
A Pony Named Olga | The Black Album | Waiting For The Kick(G-Records)2014
The Untamed | Strange Unknown | Postcard From The Grave(Heptown Records)2005
The Legendary Raw Deal | Flick Knifin’,Low Lifin’,Bone Chillin’, Dinosaur Killin’,Kickarse Fuckabilly Boogie | Red Headed Mama(Mental Disorder Records)1999
Rip Carson & The Twilight Trio | Stand Back | Stand Back(Rollin’ Rock Records)2000
Three Bad Jacks | Made Of Stone | Women Think I’m Handsome(Boston Krown Label)2000
The Slanderin’ | Psychobilly Lives | Mad Dog(Destroy All Records)2002
Frantic Flintstones | The Nightmare Continues | Bone Rest(Link Records)1989
Manic Pistoleros | Manic Pistoleros | Don’t Waste My Time(Self Release)2010
The Peacocks | After All | Shiftless(People Like You)2010
The Grizzly Adams Band | End Of Summer | Better Teenaged(Chief Recordings)2018
The Love Me Nots | Upside Down Inside Out | You’re Bringing Me Down(May Cause Dizziness Records)2009
Klingonz | Lost In Space | I’m Old(Ring Sting Records)2003
Damage Done By Worms | Psycurity Inc. | Cocaine(Damage Records)2015
Mad Sin | Chills And Thrills In A Drama Of Mad Sins And Mystery | Brainstorm(Maybe Crazy Records)1988
The Pine Box Preachers | The Pine Box Preachers | Dead Cylinders, Dead Hearts(Self Release)2012

LIve Ledge #327: More Songs From 1978

The second of many shows dedicated to that magical year of 1978.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 165 - March 19, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 165 – March 19, 2018

This week, after little Caroline croons a 2007 Ringo Starr remembrance: brand new Hot Snakes, Decemberists, Damned, Raveonettes, and Olden Yolk, plus James Brown, Hank Thompson, Soggy Bottom Boys, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and Sammy Davis Jr.; and R.I…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 164 - March 12, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 164 – March 12, 2018

This week, after a little 1952 Hank Williams: brand new Neko Case, Sloan, GBV, La Luz, and Lil’ Smokies, plus Ruth Brown, Kinks, Roy Acuff, Joao Gilberto, and Prince Far I; and R.I.P. Veronica Falls’ Patrick Doyle (age 32)

Gone Mental Episode 284

Gone Mental Episode 284

Doing it again this week with the greatest rocknroll around. Blistering hot music from The Dad Horse Experience, Al Foul, Toothless George, The Peacocks, Epileptic Hillbillys and more
Git it.

The Dad Horse Experience | Electric Gates Of Heaven | Gates Of Heaven(Off Label Records) | 2009
The Epileptic Hillbillys | Insanity | Gonna Find A Way(Western Star Recordings) | 2012
Krewmen | Into The Tomb | Let Loose(Lost Moment Records) | 1987
The Termites | Overload | Who’s That Chick(Link Records) | 1990
Mad Sin | Burn & Rise | Burn & Rise!(People Like You) | 2010
The Peacocks | Dem-O-Lition | Love Song(Sprinter Records) | 2005
Graveyard Johnnys | Songs From Better Days | Put Your Money Down(Wolverine Records) | 2011
The Matadors | Say You Love Satan | Say You Love Satan(Self Release) | 2014
Memphis Morticians | Dial ‘M’ For Mortician | Whistle And I’ll Come To You My Lad(Trash Wax) | 2017
The Mutilators | Hot Rod Whore! | Baby, Let’s 666tyNine(Self Release) | 2003
Al Foul | The One, The Only | Dropping Quarters For Jane(Rock N Roll Purgatory) | 2005
King Sickabilly | Weird Sounds From The Underground | Song For The Lost(Self Release) | 2010
Toothless George | Attack Of The One-Man Bands | I Fuckin’ Suck (In G Maj.)(Rock N Roll Purgatory) | 2007
Gutter Demons | Unfinished Business | Phantom Creep(Falsetto Records) | 2015
The Untamed | Strange Unknown | Tears In Dead Eyes(Heptown Records) | 2005
Dead Bundy & The Neat Neat Neats | Train To Paradise | Hellbound(Self Release) | 2013
The Dad Horse Experience | Electric Gates Of Heaven | The Moonshiner(Off Label Records) | 2009

Live Ledge #325: International Women’s Day

Live Ledge #325: International Women’s Day

Live Ledge celebrates this week’s International Women’s Day with an all-female set of tunes.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 163 - March 5, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 163 – March 5, 2018

This week, after some 1928 Jimmie Rodgers: brand new Belly, Shopping, Breeders, Superchunk, and Tracyanne & Danny, plus Little Willie John, The Choir, Johnny Burnett, Gladys Knight, Beach Boys, and Thelonious Monk

Live Ledge #324: New Releases

Another set of great new music, along with highlights from Manifesto Mix Tape, Vol. 2.

 

The Big Takeover Show - Number 162 - February 26, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 162 – February 26, 2018

This week, after a bitta 1956 Coasters: brand new Belle & Sebastian, Spook School, Holy Tunics, Jet Age, and Morrissey, plus George Jones, Wilson Pickett, The Skatalites, The Hollies and William Shatner

Gone Mental Episode 283

Gone Mental Episode 283

Doing it again as we do. More of the greatest rocknroll on the planet from The Tremors, Skiff Skats, Lavern Baker, The Matadors, Gutter Demons, Scott H Biram, and more
Git it.

The Tremors | Demon Boogie Fever | Sweet Lovin’ Man | (Brain Drain Records)…

Live Ledge #323: More Comebacks

Live Ledge #323: More Comebacks

It’s part two of a two part series on fantastic recent musical comebacks.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 161 - February 19, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 161 – February 19, 2018

This week, after a 1969 Fourmyula formula: brand new La Luz, Ride, Lucille Furs, Shifting Sands, and Songs For Snakes, plus The Choir, Judee Sill, Slade, Harry Nilsson, Delmore Brothers, and Fats Domino

Live Ledge #322: Comebacks

A look at some of the artists who have recently released some of their best music in years.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 160 - February 12, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 160 – February 12, 2018

This week, after a little 1988 Neurotics: brand new Sloan, Soft Science, Salad Boys, Ford Maddox Ford, and Guided By Voices, plus Arthur Alexander, Love, The Action, Leroy Smart, and The Louvin Brothers; and R.I.P. Billy Hancock, 1946-2018

Gone Mental Episode 282

Gone Mental Episode 282

Deadbolt, Red Elvises, As Diabatz, Screamers and Sinners, The Nevrotix and more
Git it.

Ross Kleiner & The Thrill | Kingdom | Run And Hide(Self Release)2016
The Nevrotix | Alive | Nervous Beat(Crazy Love Records)2018
Damage Done By Worms | Tonight…

Live Ledge #321: 1978

A momentous year in music for host Scott Hudson, as it was for music freaks everywhere.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 159 - February 5, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 159 – February 5, 2018

Gone Mental Episode 281

Gone Mental Episode 281

Tearing it up once again with the greatest rocknroll on earth. A brand new track from The Quakes plus some killer rocknroll from The Zipheads, G.B,H., The Minestompers, Batmobile, The Tremors, and more.
Git it.

The Quakes | Single | Winter Drag(Self R…

Live Ledge #320: New Releases

The first Friday of every month is devoted to new releases.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 158 - January 29, 2018 - THIRD ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

The Big Takeover Show – Number 158 – January 29, 2018 – THIRD ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

This week, after some 2014 Rifles, a 3rd Anniversary show! With: brand new Lake Ruth, Decemberists, Poster Children, Hinds, and Spook School, plus Larry Williams, Rutles, Small Faces, Delroy Wilson, and Groundhogs, and R.I.P. Mark E Smith, Jim Rodford,…

Gone Mental Episode 280

Gone Mental Episode 280

More of the good stuff once again with brand new greatness from The Toxenes and The Delta Bombers plus some killer rocknroll from Thee Minks, Frantic Rockers, Los Gatos Locos, Them Damned Young Livers and more
Git it.

The Del Moroccos | Blue Black Hai…

Live Ledge #319: Mark E. Smith

Tonight’s show is a tribute to the legendary leader of The Fall, Mark E. Smith, who passed away earlier this week.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 157 - January 22, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 157 – January 22, 2018

This week, after some obscure 1967 Bee Gees: brand new Breeders, Salad Boys, Math & Physics Club, TC&I, and Pugwash, plus Harold Singer, Fats Domino, Upsetters, Badfinger, and Lawrence Welk!

Gone Mental Episode 279

Gone Mental Episode 279

Legendary Shack Shakers, Alley Dukes, The Toxenes, Liquor Beats Winter, The Zipheads and more
Git it.

Legendary Shack Shakers | Cockadoodledon’t | Wild Wild Lover(Bloodshot Records)2003
Hi-Strung Ramblers | I’m A Rambler | If You’re Not Around(Wild Re…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 156 - January 15, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 156 – January 15, 2018

This week, after Jim plays/sings some 1966 Beatles: brand new songs by Gaz Coombes, Ride, Shins, Ron Gallow, and Pale Lights, plus The Creation, Albert Hammond, Eddy Arnold, and McGuire Sisters (and R.I.P. The Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas, Motorhead’s Fast Eddie Clarke, and The Offenders’ J.J. Jacobson)

Gone Mental Episode 278

Gone Mental Episode 278

Once again here we go, bringing another hour of the greatest rocknroll on earth with Bottlenose Koffins, Cooterfinger, Tav Falco, Reverend Elvis & The Undead Syncopators, Joe Clay and more
Git it.

Bottlenose Koffins | Gayzilla! | Topless Octopus(G…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 155 - TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2017 SHOW! (plus 10 EPs/singles) [Part 2 of 2] - January 8, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 155 – TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2017 SHOW! (plus 10 EPs/singles) [Part 2 of 2] – January 8, 2018

This week, after a 1788 Robert Burns poem song–and featuring the world radio debut of wife Mary in mic break 2!–Jack plays one song from each of the Top 25 LPs and five singles/EPs of 2017!

Gone Mental Episode 277

Gone Mental Episode 277

Starting off the new year right with another hour of the good stuff. We played a couple killer tracks off of the new Nevrotix album plus some greatness from Memphis Morticians, The Untamed, Mad Dog Cole, Rip Carson, The Deltas and more
Git it.

Memphis…

Live Ledge #317: New Releases

Live Ledge #317: New Releases

It’s the first new release episode of 2018!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 154 - TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2017 SHOW! (plus 10 EPs/singles) [Part 1 of 2] - January 1, 2018

The Big Takeover Show – Number 154 – TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2017 SHOW! (plus 10 EPs/singles) [Part 1 of 2] – January 1, 2018

This week and next, Jack plays one song from each of his picks for the top 50 albums and top 10 singles/EPs of 2017! Part one of two.

Gone Mental Episode 276

Gone Mental Episode 276

Counting down our favorite releases of 2017 on the last show of the year. Blistering hot greatness from Spellbound, The Peacocks, Adios Pantalones, Hillbilly Casino, The Toxenes, Legendary Shack Shakers, and Screamers & Sinners.
Git it.

Spellbound…

Live Ledge #316: Drunk on Sunday

Live Ledge #316: Drunk on Sunday

The final show of 2017 compiles drinking tunes perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 153 - December 25, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 153 – December 25, 2017

This week: new Ride, Pugwash, Shins, Pale Lights, and Michael Head, plus Louis Armstrong, Lee Scratch Perry, Jefferson Airplane, John Lennon, and Jimmy Dorsey

Gone Mental Episode 275

Gone Mental Episode 275

Doing what we do every week once again. Blinding hot rocknroll from The Quakes, The Peacocks, Hillbilly Casino, Rip Carson, The Saints and more
Git it.

Dead Bundy & The Neat Neat Neats | Life Is Hard…Death Is Neat! | Evil Deeds And Demon Seeds(S…

The Annual Live Ledge Kwanzaa Festivus Ramadan Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

The Annual Live Ledge Kwanzaa Festivus Ramadan Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Celebrate the holidays with almost 2 1/2 years of rockin’ holiday tunes!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 152 - December 18, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 152 – December 18, 2017

This week: new Belle and Sebastian, Superchunk, Salad Boys, Buffalo Tom, and Rocketship, plus Carla Thomas, The Cadets, Simon and Garfunkel, Hank Snow, and Lionel Hampton, and R.I.P. Smithereens’ Pat Dinizio (1955-2017)

Gone Mental Episode 274

Gone Mental Episode 274

This week we got to debut a smoking hot brand new track from The Nevrotix upcoming album “Alive”. Come check it out along with the usual hour of the greatest rocknroll on earth from Legendary Shack Shakers, The Cremators, Hillbilly Casino, Jerry Lee Le…

Live Ledge #314: Best Records of 2017

Live Ledge #314: Best Records of 2017

A countdown of Scott Hudson’s 40 favorite records of 2017.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 151 - December 11, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 151 – December 11, 2017

This week: new Grizzly Bear, Pete Astor, Michael Head, Chad VanGaalen, and Lucille Furs, plus Big Joe Turner, The Move, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart, Milton Brown, and Henry Mancini

Gone Mental Episode 273

Gone Mental Episode 273

Doing it again this week with a brand new record from Spellbound. That and more greatness from The Monsters, Es-Feiv, The Husbands, Link Wray, Hank Robot and more.
Git it.

Spellbound | New Blood | Smash It Up(Self Release)2017
The Monsters | The Hunch | Drug Train(Voodoo Rhythm Records)1991
Sour Mash Kats | Psycho In The Street Vol. 1 | My Baby’s Got The Flesh Eatin’ Bacteria(Vicious Mistress Records)2014
Memphis Morticians | Play Primitive Trashman And 13 Other Lovesongs | Donner Party Boogie(Kaiser Records)2006
The Vincent Razorbacks | Vol. 13 | Psychosonic Girl(Raucous Records)2009
Es-Feiv | Cows In Motion | Cows In Motion(Kix 4 U Records)1989
Rochee And The Sarnos | Understanding Sarno | Crazy Sarno(Nervous Records)1985
The Husbands | Introducing The Sounds Of The Husbands | Orphan Boy(Swami Records)2003
Link Wray | Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray | The Black Widow(Rhino Records)1993
The Toxenes | Electric Shock | Dirty Fingers(Self Release)2017
L’Assassins | Kil Kill Kill! Bang Bang Bang! | Kill Kill(Big Action Records)2014
The Damned Crows | Unholy Gospel | Dark Waters(Self Release)2014
Kryptonix | L’appel Du Sang | Betty Boo(Crazy Love Records)1997
Hank Robot & The Ethnics | Elvis-Jello Mojo | Switchblade(Moody Monkey Records)2016
Splatter | …From Hell To Eternity | Bad Movie(Sector 2 Records)1994
Bloodshot Bill & Shannon Shaw | Honey Time EP | Honey Time(Slovenly Records)2016
Spellbound | New Blood | Sometimes(Self Release)2017

Live Ledge #313: Best Archive Releases of 2017

Live Ledge #313: Best Archive Releases of 2017

It’s a countdown of the 20 best archive releases of 2017, featuring the likes of the Replacements, Lydia Loveless, Bob Dylan, and Alex Chilton.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 150 - December 4, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 150 – December 4, 2017

This week: new Alvvays, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, Calexico, and GospelbeacH, plus Lloyd Price, Moody Blues, Melodians, Fats Domino, and Hollies, and R.I.P. Wayne Cochran 1939-2017

Gone Mental Episode 272

Gone Mental Episode 272

This week we had Justin from The Violent Shifters back in the guest host seat picking the music. We drank whiskey and had some deep meaningful discussions about life.
Git it.

Live Ledge #312: New Releases

Live Ledge #312: New Releases

It’s the final new release episode of 2017!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 149 - November 27, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 149 – November 27, 2017

This week: new T.S.O.L., Jason Loewenstein, Fake Laugh, and Destroy Babylon, plus Four Tops, Paul Mauriat, Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band, and Davy Jones, and R.I.P. Tommy Keene 1958-2017

The Big Takeover Show - Number 148 - November 20, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 148 – November 20, 2017

This week: new Sycamore Smith, Billy Bragg, Luna, and Wedding Present, plus Peggy Lee, Marvin Gaye, Donovan, Idle Race…and Rex Griffin and the history of “Everybody’s Tryin’ to Be My Baby”

Gone Mental Episode 271

Gone Mental Episode 271

Git it.

The Cramps | A Date With Elvis | What’s Inside A Girl?(Vengeance Records)1986
Voodoo Zombie | Voodoo Zombie | Manicomio(Crazy Love Records)2008
The Kings Of Outer Space | Cosmic Debris | Dog Day Heat(Western Star Recording)2010
The Highliners…

Live Ledge #310: More Stuff

Live Ledge #310: More Stuff

Tonight features a variety of mini-themes, primarily from 2017 sources.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 147 - November 13, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 147 – November 13, 2017

This week new Calexico, Superchunk, Belly, Sunflower Bean, and Pugwash, plus Little Richard, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Lennon, Thelonious Monk, and Fats Domino

Live Ledge #309: Odds and Ends

It’s a variety of sounds tonight, including a little tribute to Dead Moon’s Fred Cole.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 146 - November 6, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 146 – November 6, 2017

This week: new Billy Bragg, Successful Failures, Michael Head, Clientele, and Airiel, plus Shocking Blue, Eddie Cochran, Ennio Morricone, P.P. Arnold, and Fats Domino

Gone Mental Episode 270

Gone Mental Episode 270

Stop reading this and get the new episode. You know what this is. The Legendary Raw Deal, The Untamed, The Zipheads, The Grave Diggers, and more
Git it.

The Legendary Raw Deal | Outlaw Man | Drowning All My Sorrows(Vinyl Japan)2008
Manic Pistoleros | Manic Pistoleros | Don’t Waste My Time(Self Release)2010
Gutter Demons | Room 209 | Children Of The Damned(Pirates Records)2005
The Doppelgangers | Bad, Bad Man | The Ghoul Goes West(Diablo Records)2013
Numbskulls | Back Fae The Deid | Back From The Dead(Diablo Records)2017
The Untamed | Strange Unknown | Zouweena – Queen Of The Jungle(Heptown Records)2005
Johnny Nightmare | Kicking Satan Out Of Hell | Five Minutes Of Fury(Crazy Love Records)2011
Mad Sin | Chills And Thrills In A Drama Of Mad Sins And Mystery | Blind Spot(Maybe Crazy Records)1988
Damage Done By Worms | Evil Eyes | Psycho Revolution(Crazy Love Records)1994
Surfin’ Wombatz | Dr. Sathans House Of Terror | Black Cat Bone(Self Release)2014
Big John Bates | Bangtown | Devil May Care(Stag-O-Lee)2009
The Mummies | Tales From The Crypt | She Don’t Care(Self Release)1994
The Grave Diggers | Move It! | Come See Me(Crypt Records)1989
Jennie & The Slingers | Tales Of The Unexpected | Gambling Man(Diablo Records)2015
Kings Of Nuthin’ | Old Habits Die Hard | Same Situation(People Like You Records)2010
The Zipheads | Prehistoric Beat | Unrequited Love(Self Release)2013
Merle Haggard | Down Every Road | I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink(Capitol Records)1996

The Big Takeover Show - Number 145 - October 30, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 145 – October 30, 2017

This week: R.I.P. Fats Domino 1928-2017 and The Pagans’ Mike Hudson 1956-2017, new Wedding Present, Tough Age, Michael Head, Widowspeak, and Martin Carr, plus Them, Jerry Lee Lewis, Doris Troy, and Vashti Bunyon

The Big Takeover Show - Number 144 - October 23, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 144 – October 23, 2017

This week: new Popguns, The Len Price 3, Replacements, Alvvays, and Chris Hilman, plus John Barry, Animals, Irma Thomas, Blues Magoos, Keith Hudson, and Sibylle Baier

Gone Mental Episode 269

Gone Mental Episode 269

More of the good stuff once again with the greatest rocknroll on earth from The Epileptic Hillbillys, Batmobile, Spellbound, Frantic Rockers, Hillbilly Casino and more
Git it.

The Epileptic Hillbillys | Take 2 | Silly Games(Western Star Recordings)201…

Live Ledge #306: Manchester

Live Ledge #306: Manchester

Tonight’s show celebrates the wonderful musical history of Manchester.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 143 - October 16, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 143 – October 16, 2017

This week: new Totally Mild, Billy Bragg, Jeremy Enigk, Belle & Sebastian, and David Crosby, plus Neil Hefti Orchestra, Little Willie John, Idle Race, Big Mama Thornton, and Status Quo

Gone Mental Episode 268

Gone Mental Episode 268

Here we go again with the greatest rocknroll on earth. The Meteors, Kryptonix, Charlie Feathers, Ray Condo, The Bone Machine and more.
Git it.

The Meteors | Sewertime Blues | Deep Dark Jungle(Anagram Records)1989
Evil Devil | Drink To Kill My Pain | No Roof Over Head(Crazy Love Records)2005
Voodoo Zombie | Voodoo Zombie | Abducción(Crazy Love Records)2008
Kryptonix | Les Comtes De La Krypt | I’m Flying With The Death(Crazy Love Records)2002
Scum Rats | Demon Of The Dark | Too Hot(Rumble Records)1993
Lonesome Kings | Shotgun Full Of Blues | Sweet Little Succubus(Emerald City Sounds)2003
Mad Sin | Amphigory | Alien Bug(Fury Records)1991
Johnson Family | No Forwarding Address | The Noisy Man(Cherry Pie Recordings)2008
Charlie Feathers | Get With It: Essential Recordings | One Hand Loose(Revenant)1998
Ray Condo & The Ricochets | Door-To-Door Maniac | Done Gone Crazy(Joaquin Records)1997
Henry & The Bleeders | Toeing The Line | Cholo(Western Star Recording)2013
Reckless Ones | Make Your Move | Cold Hands(Self Release)2009
Reach Around Rodeo Clowns | Dark Days Dark Nights | Jesus And Satan(Inner Knot)2010
The Bone Machine | Sotto Questo Cielo Nero | Senza Piu Niente(Self Release)2016
The Monsters | Pop Up Yours! | Baby O.K.(Voodoo Rhythm)2011
Fireballs | So Bad It’s Good | So Bad It’s Good(Rapido)1996
Ray Condo & The Ricochets | Door-To-Door Maniac | I Lost My Gal In The Yukon(Joaquin Records)1997

The Big Takeover Show - Number 142 - October 9, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 142 – October 9, 2017

This week: new Widowspeak, The Len Price 3, Tobin Sprout, Lake Ruth, and Chris Hillman, plus Louis Jordan, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff, Judy Garland, and The Association

Gone Mental Episode 267

Gone Mental Episode 267

Come get the newest hour of the greatest rocknroll on earth with pure brilliance from Demented Scumcats, The Rusty Robots, Spellbound, Screamers and Sinners, Dad Horse Experience, and more.
Git it.

Demented Scumcats | Splatter Baby | White Stocking To…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 141 - October 2, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 141 – October 2, 2017

This week: new Dead Boys, Alvvays, Successful Failures, Jason Loewenstein, and The Clientele, plus Bill Haley & His Comets, Left Banke, Merry-Go-Round, MC5, and Darrel Banks, and R.I.P. Charles Bradley, 1948-2017

Gone Mental Episode 266

Gone Mental Episode 266

Once again, here we go. Bringing another hour of the good stuff with pure greatness from Screamers & Sinners, Skitzo, The Rattlers, Long Tall Texans, Radarmen and more
Git it.

Screamers And Sinners | The Revenge Of… “El Sacamantecas” | Six Feet…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 140 - September 25, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 140 – September 25, 2017

This week: new GospelbeacH, Guided by Voices, Weyes Blood, and Successful Failures, plus Wilson Pickett, Paul McCartney, Astrud Gilberto, Brother Soul, Procol Harum, and 7 versions of “My Baby Left Me!”

The Big Takeover Show - Number 139 - September 18, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 139 – September 18, 2017

This week: R.I.P. Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü), 1961-2017 (and Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins 1989-2017), new Billy Bragg, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Ben Gibbard, plus Arthur Alexander, Paul McCartney, Love, Replacements, and Charlie Pride

Gone Mental Episode 265

Gone Mental Episode 265

Doing it again with the greatest rocknroll on eart. Pure greatness from The Nevrotix, Tabaltix, The Cramps, The Blasters, Go Go Killers, and more.
Git it.

Es-Feiv\Cows In Motion\Gimme Your Love(Kix4U Records)1989
The Humanoids\The Humanoids\What the H…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 138 - September 11, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 138 – September 11, 2017

This week: new Weyes Blood, Alvvays, American Darlings, Guided By Voices, and Cliff & Ivy, plus Big Bill Broonzy, Twinkle, Soft Machine, Specials, and Buffalo Springfield, and R.I.P. Holger Czukay (Can), 1938-2017 and Don Williams 1939-2017

Gone Mental Episode 264

Gone Mental Episode 264

This week Mike took over as guest host again. He played some punk rock and we drank too much.
Git it.

The Big Takeover Show - Number 137 – September 4, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 137 – September 4, 2017

This week: new Clientele, CH3, Game Theory, Grizzly Bear, and Billy Bragg, plus Johnny Cash, Lead Belly, 13th Floor Elevators, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, and 5 historic versions of “Black Betty”

Gone Mental Episode 263

Gone Mental Episode 263

Brand new GREATNESS from The Legendary Shack Shakers at the start and end of the show plus the regular hour of the good stuff from King Sickabilly, Surfin’ Wombatz, The Spastiks, The Bad Companions and more.
Git it.

The Legendary Shack Shakers | After…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 136 - August 28, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 136 – August 28, 2017

This week: new David Barbe, Honeyrude, GBV, Triptides, and Kelley Stoltz, plus David Jones (Bowie), Merry Clayton, Bee Gees, Screaming Jay, Jimmy Rogers and a special guest DJ set by Pete Brown!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 135 - August 21, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 135 – August 21, 2017

This week: new Dream Syndicate, Honeyrude, Martin Carr, Motorhead, and Saint Etienne, plus Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Spinal Tap, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Yardbirds and Ernest Tubb!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 134 - August 14, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 134 – August 14, 2017

This week: new Deafcult, Fake Laugh, Kelley Stoltz, White Poppy, and Guided By Voices, plus Tom T Hall, Cilla Black, Roy Milton, Uniques, Smiths, and Glen Campbell (R.I.P. 1936-2017)

Gone Mental Episode 262

Gone Mental Episode 262

Once again, here we go. Another hour of the good stuff featuring the best from Deadbolt, The Mutilators, Frantic Rockers, Go-Go Killers, L’Assassins and more
Git it.

Deadbolt | Tiki Man | The Meat(Headhunter Records)1994
.357 String Band | Lightning F…

Gone Mental Episode 261

Gone Mental Episode 261

Doing it again like we always have. Another hour of the greatest rocknroll on earth with the finest from Nick Curran, Stressor, Henry & The Bleeders, Mojo Nixon, The Pharaohs, Demented Are Go, and more.
Git it.

Los Peyotes | Cavernicola! | I Caveman And You(Rockaway Records)2005
Golden Gate Quartet | Okeh For Rock & Roll | I Wanna Know(OKeh Records)2005
Nick Curran & The Nitelifes | Player! | No Fun(Blind Pig Records)2004
Slapping Suspenders | The Good, The Bad And The Keeper Of The 7 Waffles | Love Is For Fools(Count Orlok Music)1992
Stressor | No More Panic | Fool Fool Fool(Crazy Love Records)2014
The Howling Wolfmen | Asylum Rock | Liars Trap(Razmataz Records)2011
Henry & The Bleeders | Out Of Luck, Out Of Cash, Out On Bail | Unemployment Rock N Roll(Western Star Recordings)2009
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper | Frenzy / Get Out Of My Way! | Gonna Put My Face On A Nuclear Bomb(Restless Records)1987
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper | Root Hog Or Die | I’m A Wreck(Enigma Records)1989
Mojo Nixon | Whiskey Rebellion | Can’t Find My Keys(Self Release)2009
Guitar Slingers | Carnevil Of Souls | The Hitcher(Diablo Records)2015
Squidbillys | Suburban Breakout | High Heel Sneakers(Self Release)2015
The Pharaohs | Blue Egypt | Keep On Running(Nervous Records)1986
The Monster Klub | Drink With The Devil | My Favourite Sin(Raucous Records)2005
Damage Done By Worms | Fear Will Freeze You When You Face… | Butcher Of The Night(Crazy Love Records)1996
Nekromantix | Brought Back To Life | Back From The Grave(Crazy Love Records)2005
Demented Are Go | In Sickness & In Health | Nuke Mutants(Radiation Records)1986

The Big Takeover Show - Number 133 - August 7, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 133 – August 7, 2017

This week: new Belle and Sebastian, Granite Shore, Kelley Stoltz, Billy Bragg, and Peter Perrett, plus Elmore James, Los Shakers, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, and Elton John!

The Big Takeover Show - Number 132 - July 31, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 132 – July 31, 2017

This week: new Alvvays, Guided By Voices, Robyn Hitchcock, Ben Gibbard, and Fazerdaze, plus Betty Everett, Outsiders, Bobby Mitchell, Beatles, Love, and Glide!

Gone Mental Episode 260

Gone Mental Episode 260

Another hour of the good stuff with some brand new greatness from Surfin’ Wombatz as well as a whole pile of the best you can find from The Tremors, The Bone Machine, The Frogs, Mad Sin, The Rocketz and more
Git it.

The Tremors | Invasion Of The Sauc…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 131 - July 24, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 131 – July 24, 2017

This week: new Billy Bragg, Ride, Sea Pinks, 13 Frightened Girls, and Willie Nelson, plus Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Joe Jones, Sons of the Pioneers, Marvin Pontiac, The Ramones, and The Rivieras!

Gone Mental Episode 259

Gone Mental Episode 259

Doing it again like we do every week. More of the greatest rocknroll on earth from Hillbilly Casino, Hi-Strung Ramblers, Damage Done By Worms, Nekromatix, and more

Hi-Strung Ramblers | I’m A Rambler | You Don’t Love Me(Wild Records)2010
Capitao Fantas…

The Big Takeover Show - Number 130 - July 17, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 130 – July 17, 2017

This week: new Cheap Trick, Sycamore Smith, Agent Blå, Adam Franklin, and Ray Davies, plus Pete Seeger, Wanda Jackson, Jimmie Rodgers, The Byrds, The Melodians, and Ogden Edsel

The Big Takeover Show - Number 129 - July 10, 2017

The Big Takeover Show – Number 129 – July 10, 2017

This week: new Happyness, Sycamore Smith, Sea Pinks, Offa Rex, and 13 Frightened Girls, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, The Upsetters/Dillinger, Ian Whitcomb, Phil Tanner, and Screaming Jay Hawkins