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The Big Takeover Show – Number 388 – June 27, 2022

This week, after a small 2009 Sloan refrain: brand new Martin Courtney, Buzzcocks, Breathless, Tony Molina, Lisa Mychols , Deflecting Gray, and Flasher, plus David Bowie, Fats Domino, Paul McCartney, Buckinghams, Booker T & the MGs, Jackie Edwards, and…

down in the basement Episode 006

Here we go again…

Git it.

Dead Kennedys | Bedtime For Democracy | Chickenshit Conformist(Alternative Tentacles)1986

D.I. | Horse Bites Dog Cries | Spiritual Law(Reject Records)1987
Adolescents | Adolescents | No Way(Frontier Records)1990
Zero Bo…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 387 – June 20, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 387 – June 20, 2022

This week, after snatch of 1978 Rutles: brand new Guided by Voices, Beths, John Doe, Finnogun’s Wake, Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Spoon, and Desario, plus Beatles, Otis Rush, Johnny & Jonie Mosby, Freddie Fender, Modern Lovers, Larry Marshall …

The Ledge #524: Birthday Covers

The Ledge #524: Birthday Covers

When I read that the 35th anniversary date of the release of the fifth Replacements full-length album, Pleased to Meet Me, fell on a “Ledge” night, it obviously became the focal point for a theme. I decided to celebrate the birthday by recreating the album’s track listing with covers of each and every song. This became a bit of an issue, however, as some songs were missing from my initial search through my archives. And while I inevitably found some of the missing pieces, I still was short two songs just days before tonight’s show. Luckily, I was alerted to a message board compilation of Replacements covers that included a track donated by our friend Jeremy Porter. Since this comp also included a version of “Red Red Wine”, I quickly contacted him to see if he had the whole release! Well, not only did he have the needed track, he actually played on it! The Regulars were his high school band, and on this cover he played guitar and provided backing vocals! Yes, I was set! Unfortunately, a few minutes in my show I was informed that June 17, 1987 was not the actual release date for the album. “Trouble […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 386 – June 13, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 386 – June 13, 2022

This week, after wee bit of 1970 John Entwistle/Who: brand new Martin Courtney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Petrified Max, Jeanines, Belle & Sebastian, Superchunk, and Don McGlashan, plus Kinks, Hank Thompson, Chocolate Watchband, Laurel Aitken, C…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 385 – June 6, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 385 – June 6, 2022

This week, after a lil hit of 1980 Undertones: brand new Buzzcocks, Tony Molina, Say Sue Me, Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Dream Syndicate, Gulps, and Cathedral Ceilings, plus Sam Cooke, Delroy Wilson, Faron Young, Duane Eddy, Richard Thompson, …

The Ledge #523: New Releases

The Ledge #523: New Releases

Once again, the monthly new release episode of The Ledge features some great new tunes from a variety of genres – Americana (Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, John Doe), power pop (Nick Piunti, The Sweet Things), indie rock (Dehd, Savak), and punk (Malta Vista, Screeching Weasel), among others. There’s also great new releases from our friends at Rum Bar Records, Big Stir Records, and Spaghetty Town Records. What I’m most excited about, however, is the premiere of the new single featuring one of our Real Punk Radio DJ legends. Greg Lonesome, host of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Manifesto, has a new supergroup which also features Preacher Boy, Olsen Twin, and El Flyin’. Their two track single, which can be found here, is released tomorrow, and both smoking tracks can be heard on this week’s episode! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 384 – May 30, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 384 – May 30, 2022

This week, after a slice of 1982 Zero Boys about guns: brand new Fontaines D.C., Belle & Sebastian, Shop Window, Dez Dare, Ex Norwegian, Graham Nash, and Harry Styles, plus Junior Murvin, Small Faces, Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Kongos, Simon & Ga…

The Ledge #522: Covers

The Ledge #522: Covers

As I’ve stated before, I have a special folder where I toss in various great cover tunes as I come across them. It was pretty much perfect timing that my folder became “show-length” just in time for this holiday weekend. What better way to begin the summer with revved-up remakes of some of our favorite tunes? Plus, I’ll take any opportunity to give more airplay to my pal Dave Scarbrough, especially when the one remake on his brand new album, Happy Ever After, is a Paul Westerberg tune! You all should check this album out! Also included in this broadcast are tracks from Steve Earle’s new tribute to his friend and mentor, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eric Ambel and Greg Hoy’s remakes of Neil Young tunes, The William Loveday Intention’s teardown of Bob Dylan tunes, and a few of our friends (The Short Fuses, New Rocket Union) from Minneapolis! Oh, and we have the exclusive covers by the Hoodoo Gurus that are only found on the vinyl version of their new Chariot of the Gods album. Speaking of Minneapolis, Cindy Lawson’s fabulous new record on Rum Bar Records, New Tricks, includes a tune written by the recently-deceased Lori Wray. I’m not […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 383 – May 23, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 383 – May 23, 2022

This week, after a little bit of 1986 Lucy Show: brand new Tombstones in Their Eyes, Inflorescence, La Luz, Wilco, Don McGlashan, Wet Leg, and Lauds, plus Jan Howard, Bee Gees, Rutles, Graham Nash, Phil Phillips, Billy Strange, and Joe Lewis (Rupie Edw…

The Ledge #521: Reissues & Live Albums

The Ledge #521: Reissues & Live Albums

I understand that many, if not most, people look at the deluge of box sets, reissues, and live albums as just more excuses how the record industry will suck any pennies they can get out of an artist. It’s a valid view. However, I live for this stuff. Sure, my main inspiration is new music, but if I love an artist I want everything. I want the live recordings. I want the demos and outtakes. I want that rare b-side.  Tonight’s show is sort of a new release episode, but it’s new “old” material. It’s the tunes from expanded editions of classic records by the likes of The Clash, The Muffs, Pavement, and The Lemonheads. It’s live tunes discovered in the vaults from The Rolling Stones,  T. Rex, and Georgia Satellites. There’s also great, previously unreleased material from our friends Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, and the great Rum Bar Records compilation of Cindy Lawson’s old band, The Clams. There is even a multi-disc set for a great 60s band, Betterdays, that initially only put out one single! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 382 – May 16, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 382 – May 16, 2022

This week, after a small slice of 1967 Hollies: brand new Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Belle & Sebastian, Linda Lindas, Death Cab For Cutie, Ex Norwegian, Ride, and Mercvrial, plus Dale Hawkins, Left Banke, Andy Anderson, Todd Rundgren, Del Ree…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 381 – May 9, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 381 – May 9, 2022

This week, after a snippet of 1977 Damned: brand new Blue Herons, Don McGlashan, Willie Nelson, Amy Winehouse, Silktail, Kids On a Crime Spree, and Cheap Star, plus The Equals, Chris Bell, Marvin Gaye, Beatles, Kinks, Bee Gees, and Hank Ballard & the M…

down in the basement Episode 005

down in the basement Episode 005

Here we go again…
Another couple hours of the good stuff as we do. Not much more to say about that, you know what we do.
Git it.

The Cramps | Big Beat from Badsville | No Club Lone Wolf(Epitaph)1997

Amyl & The Sniffers | Comfort To Me | Hertz(Rou…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 380 – May 2, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 380 – May 2, 2022

This week, after a nip of 1963 Cascades: brand new Wet Leg, Tombstones in Their Eyes, Linda Lindas, Martin Courtney, Sadies, Stars, and Mercvrial (with Terry Bickers), plus Helen Shapiro, Joe Cocker, Augustus Pablo, Nico, Tim Buckley, Paul McCartney, a…

The Ledge #518: Record Store Day

The Ledge #518: Record Store Day

I have a few friends who are no fans of Record Store Day, but I love it. Yes, everyday is Record Store Day for me, but it is one of the few days of the year that I’m a social butterfly. I absolutely love the bonding of music geeks in the lines outside stores, and over the years I’ve actually made some friendships out of these same people who brave the elements on this day. We actually kind of look out for each other. If one of us is looking for something quite rare, it’s not unusual for another one of us to grab it for that person. I had that happen just this last week when I arrived a few minutes later than usual, but really needed to get a copy of a certain release. For me, this year’s version of the holiday may have been the best ever. I’ve never had a list so long of titles that I “needed”. Plus, my name is on one of them (the Jay Bennett two-record set that included Gorman Bechard’s “Where Is Jay Bennett” on DVD). Besides the obligatory Replacements live album, guitarist Bob Stinson saw the release of a record […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 379 – April 25, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 379 – April 25, 2022

This week, after a bit of 1980 Saints: brand new Jeanines, Savage Republic, Fontaines D.C., Don McGlashan, Neko Case, The Smile, and Hollie Cook, plus Gladys Knight & the Pips, Moody Blues, Ricky Nelson, Walker Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Ray Price, …

The Ledge #517: Directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter Discuss ‘Where Are You, Jay Bennett?’

The Ledge #517: Directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter Discuss ‘Where Are You, Jay Bennett?’

For a large percentage of Wilco fans, the glory days of that band were in the late 90’s and early 00’s, with classic albums such as Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It’s no coincidence that those records, along with collaborations with Billy Bragg on previously-unrecorded Woody Guthrie tunes, featured multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett. And when I say multi-instrumentalist, I don’t mean he can set down his guitar to play piano on a few tracks. Bennett was a savant. He was a man who could pretty much turn any object into a tuneful tool.Bennett was fired from Wilco in 2001 during the latter stages of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s creation, and his dismissal was controversially included in 2002’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” documentary. After a series of critically acclaimed solo albums, Bennett tragically passed away in 2009.Bennett’s story is finally being told with this week’s release of “Where Are You, Jay Bennett?”, and co-directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter are interviewed in this week’s episode about a film that Bechard says he made to “right the wrongs” of that previous documentary. Besides his controversial dismissal from Wilco, Jeff’s entire life is showcased, from his mom proudly showing his […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 378 – April 18, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 378 – April 18, 2022

This week, a tribute The Saints’ Chris Bailey, 1956-2022, plus brand new Killing Joke, Loyal Seas, Interpol, Ex Norwegian, Belle & Sebastian, Elvis Costello, and Descendents, plus The Shadows, Donovan, (Syd Barrett’s) Pink Floyd, Dandy Livingstone…

The Ledge #516: RIP Chris Bailey

The Ledge #516: RIP Chris Bailey

The music world was shocked when news came out on April 9 that Chris Bailey, the leader of The Saints, had passed away. This legendary band actually predated The Damned and The Sex Pistols with the self-release of their classic first single, “(I’m) Stranded”. The original lineup went on to put out a trio of great records before they imploded. Bailey kept The Saints going, though, and scored a hit in 1986 with “Just Like Fire Would”, a song that Bruce Springsteen would cover over two decades later. Tonight’s show begins with featured sets of those first three albums, then follows up with a few tracks from the latter era, along with a handful of solo tracks. The rest of the show is highlighted by some great covers of songs by The Saints. Nashville Pussy, Nomads, The Fall, and The Mono Men are just a few of the bands who added new life to these great tunes. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 377 – April 11, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 377 – April 11, 2022

This week, after “a little [1974] Big Star”: brand new Wet Leg, Panda Riot, Graham Nash, Cheap Star, Teenage Fanclub, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Linda Lindas, plus The Byrds, Wilson Pickett, Gene Autry, Beau Brummels, Mad Professor, Johnny & …

The Big Takeover Show – Number 376 – April 4, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 376 – April 4, 2022

This week, after a lil’ 1968 Who: brand new Jeanines, Don McGlashan, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Inflorescence, Bye Bye Blackbirds, Ex Norwegian, and Astrid Williamson, plus Lead Belly, Tammi Terrel, Vince Guaraldi, Bee Gees, Wailers, Bill Monroe, and Ha…

down in the basement Episode 004

down in the basement Episode 004

This one goes hard! Kicking off with a solid chunk of thrash and keeping it up with over 2 hours of punk rock greatness. Lace up your boots and get ready to mosh.
Git it.

D.R.I. | Thrashzone | Thrashard(Metal Blade Records)1989

Lich King | Born Of …

The Big Takeover Show – Number 375 – March 28, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 375 – March 28, 2022

This week, after a small 1969 Kinks put-down: brand new Fontaines D.C., Magic Shoppe, Gentle Cycle, Maxïmo Park, Rodney Cromwell, Stellan Wahlström Drift Band, and Elvis Costello & the Imposters, plus Equals, Byron Lee & the Dragonaires, Syndicate of S…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 374 – March 21, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 374 – March 21, 2022

This week, after Jim & Jack butcher a 1969 Beatles/John Lennon foreshadow: brand new GospelbeacH, Altin Gün, Guided by Voices, Reds, Pinks & Purples, Superchunk, Blushing, and Fleeting Joys, plus The Doors, Answers, Ink Spots, Smiley Lewis, Fe…

The Ledge #512: Drop That Needle

The Ledge #512: Drop That Needle

When Malibu Lou sent me an advance of the new Dogmatics single, “Drop That Single”, I knew I had to create something special to highlight it’s debut on The Ledge. After all, I’ve been a fan of the band since I first discovered …

The Big Takeover Show – Number 373 – March 14, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 373 – March 14, 2022

This week, after a small 1967 Merry-Go-Round warble: brand new Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Chime School, Feeders, Lauds, Black Watch, Kids On a Crime Spree, and Astrid Williamson, plus The Eyes, The Crickets, Paul McCartney, Dandy Livingstone,…

The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)

While part one of this month’s new release series focused on relatively new artists, this week’s successor is full of bands that have been around for quite some time. There’s the first album in over 30 years by The Rave Ups. The Hood…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 372 – March 7, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 372 – March 7, 2022

This week, after a little 1984 R.E.M. refrain: brand new Belle & Sebastian, Pointed Sticks, Ex-Vöid, Wet Leg, Tracy Shedd, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Elvis Costello & the Imposters, plus Gladys Knight & the Pips, Link Wray, Junior Murvin, The…

The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)

It became apparent a couple of weeks ago that this month’s new release series would have to be a two part extravaganza. Not only were the quantity of new songs piling up, but there were also quite a few albums that deserved more than a track or two of airtime. So the decision was easy, but then how does one split the shows? There’s no real formua to what was aired tonight and what will be held back until next week. Tonight’s show probably features more of the types of artists who are easily found on Bandcamp, which is fitting since March 4 was another of the great bandcamp days where the artist gets 100% of the proceeds of their sales. But otherwise the quality between both sets of tunes is pretty similar, as you’ll see during next week’s second part.  I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 371 – February 28, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 371 – February 28, 2022

This week, after a 1949 Ed McCurdy anti-war wish: brand new Cheap Star, Jeanines, Guided by Voices, Pineapples, Valery Trails, Haroula Rose, and Boo Radleys, plus Pretty Things, Nina Simone, Jeannie Seeley, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns, Howlin’ Wolf…

down in the basement Episode 003

down in the basement Episode 003

Doing it again as hard as I can, episode 003 goes long with right around 3 hours of the best in punk rock, rockabilly, ska, and more.
Git it.

Mass Arrest | Power | White Validation(Iron Lung Records)2019

Filth | The Shit Split | You Are Shit(Looko…

The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

This week’s show was originally going to be another in the series of “odds and ends” episodes where I air tracks from some record I’ve either recently acquired or pulled out of the archives to give a listen. Unfortunately, the deaths of two great rockers changed those plans. Mark Lanegan is in my opinion the most artistic of all of the grunge-era lead vocalists. While the vast majority of his brethren rarely travelled out of their safe zone, Lanegan was a musical shape shifter throughout his entire career. There was simply not a genre he wouldn’t attempt, nor did it seem like he ever said no to a collaborator. The first half of the show consists of long sets devoted to his solo career and also a taste of those collaborations. Then just a couple of hours before showtime came the news that Downliners Scet leader Don Craine had also passed away. Never heard of the Sect? You’re loss. Please go do some research after listening to tonight’s show. The set dedicated to him not only includes some of the great tracks of their mid-60s glory years but also a couple of great collaborations with Billy Childish. Filling up the […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 370 – February 21, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 370 – February 21, 2022

This week, after a 1982 antiwar Damned refrain: brand new Stars, Kurt Vile, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, M. Ward, Fontaines D.C., Astrid Williamson, and Billy Bragg, plus Pretty Things, Bobby Bare (Sr.), Temptations, Merry Go-Round, Dusty Springfiel…

The Ledge #508: 1977

The Ledge #508: 1977

“No Elvis, Beatles, or Rolling Stones!”

Sure, it was a pose. The Clash may have sung those lyrics, but they were actually true students in the history of rock and roll. But the British punk scene of 1977 was certainly a time when the wa…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 369 – February 14, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 369 – February 14, 2022

This week, after a 1967 Love extract!: brand new Killing Joke, Beths, Wet Leg, Superchunk, Spoon, Willie Nelson, and Sharon Van Etten, plus Howling Wolf, Manfred Mann, Eric Monty Morris, Beatles, 101ers, Hollies, and Xavier Cugat

The Big Takeover Show – Number 368 – February 7, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 368 – February 7, 2022

This week, after a slice of 1973 David Bowie: brand new Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cheap Star, Ex-Vöid, Parquet Courts, Linda Lindas, Successful Failures, and Carina Messier, plus Shangri-Las, Bob & Earl, Troggs, Connie Smith, Idle Race, Aug…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 367 – January 31, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 367 – January 31, 2022

This week, after a 1970 Neil Young refrain: brand new Hoodoo Gurus, Astrid Williamson, Kids On a Crime, Inflorescence, Papercuts, Feeders, and Citified, plus Carl Perkins, Roy Harper, Skeeter Davis, Bo Diddley, Ivy League, Wailers/Skatalites, and The C…

down in the basement Episode 002

down in the basement Episode 002

It only took me three months to get off my ass and do it again but here it is! 2 hours of the good stuff as we do. New favorites, old favorites, and a generous helping of whiskey fueled rambling.
Git it.

Reverend Beat-Man | Blues Trash (Swiss German…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 366 – January 24, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 366 – January 24, 2022

This week, after a 1955 Dave Bartholomew/Smiley Lewis snippet: Brand new Beach House, Superchunk, Boo Radleys, Spoon, The Smile, Reds, Pinks and Purples, Dion, and Wet Leg, plus The Beatles, Ed McCurdy, Monkees, Lee Perry & the Upsetters, Billy Stewart…

The Ledge #504: Miss Georgia Peach Premiere

The Ledge #504: Miss Georgia Peach Premiere

The Ledge is so proud to be able to present to you the premiere of four tracks from the upcoming record by Miss Georgia Peach. “Aloha From Kentucky”, set for release on March 18 on Rum Bar Records, is a fabulous combo of twang and raunch from the Short Fuses/Beebee Gallini veteran. Produced by Brian Pulito & Travis Ramin, and with musical backing from members of Nashville Pussy and Nine Pound Hammer, this is going to be one record every one should check out. Besides these great tunes by Miss Georgia Peach, the rest of the show consists of primarily double shots of records I’ve been listening to in my spare time. There’s some archival rarities from David Bowie, The Heartbreakers, and Lou Reed, some live recordings by The Jesus And Mary Chain, X, Wilco, and King Gizzard, along with a little tribute to the late Rachel Nagy of The Detroit Cobras. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 365 – January 17, 2022

The Big Takeover Show – Number 365 – January 17, 2022

This week, after a 1967 Zombies trill: Brand new Fontaines D.C., Guided by Voices, Linda Lindas, Astrid Williamson, Andy Bell, Kids On a Crime Spree and Billie Elish, plus The Kinks, [Nat] King Cole Trio, Pentangle, Bee Gees, Ernie K. Doe, Professor Lo…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 364 – January 10, 2022 (2021's Best, Part II of II)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 364 – January 10, 2022 (2021’s Best, Part II of II)

This week, after a bitta The Move: The Annual Lookback Countdown, Part II of II!: One Song Each From Jack’s Picks For the 50 Best Albums of 2021, selections 25-1. (Plus one song each from five of 2021’s Best Singles/EPs and reissues, too.)

The Ledge #503: New Releases

The Ledge #503: New Releases

It’s a new year, so let’s start it right with nothing but new music over the course of the two hour broadcast. As always, it’s the latest indie, punk, power pop, and garage rock from all over the world. There’s bound to be somet…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 363 – January 3, 2022 (2021's Best, Part I of II)

The Big Takeover Show – Number 363 – January 3, 2022 (2021’s Best, Part I of II)

This week: The Annual Lookback Countdown, Part I of II!: One Song Each From Jack’s Picks For the 50 Best Albums of 2021, selections 50-26. (Plus one song each from five of 2021’s Best Singles/EPs and reissues, too.)

The Ledge #502: Best Records of 2021 NYE Countdown

So your favorite online radio DJ decided to spend a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve playing over six hours of the best music of 2021. But what else would I have done? New Year’s Eve is amateur night, and I haven’t ventured out of my house for the big night in years. With the big night lining up with a Ledge weekly broadcast, the decision to do a “Casey Kasem” was easy. So this show is a true marathon. First off, there’s a countdown of the 20 best reissues, box sets, compilations, and tribute albums of the year. Then there’s a countdown of the 40 best albums of 2021, and we hit the stroke of midnight in the eastern and central time zones with tracks from some of the great singles and EP’s of the year, along with tunes from a number of great albums that barely missed the cut of making the big countdown. Honestly, while the world is melting down we are somehow seeing a cultural renaissance. How else could I put together a six hour playlist of nothing but music from the past year? It’s simply incredible how much wonderful music is coming out on a weekly […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 362 – December 27, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 362 – December 27, 2021

This week, after an annual year-end Neil Sedaka/Jo Ann Campbell trill: brand new Jetstream Pony, Donovan’s Brain, Naked Raygun, Linda Lindas, Chime School, Black Watch, and Listening Post, plus Billy Ward & His Dominoes, Prince Far I, Everly Brothers, …

The Big Takeover Show – Number 361 – December 20, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 361 – December 20, 2021

This week, after a small slice of Charles Brown holiday cheer: brand new Superchunk, Beach House, Pom Pom Squad (with Matthew Caws), Billy Bragg, Marty Stuart, Beaumonts, and Dewey Defeats Truman, plus Loretta Lynn, Oscar the Grouch, James Brown, Marle…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 360 – December 13, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 360 – December 13, 2021

This week, after a lil’ 1987 Chills trill: brand new Stranglers, Black Watch, Feeders, Aimee Mann, Dennis Davison, Fawns of Love, and Persian Leaps, plus The Isley Brothers, Clarence Carter, Colin Blunstone, Duncan Browne, Rudy Mills, Ray Stevens, Litt…

The Ledge 500th Episode Celebration!

The Ledge 500th Episode Celebration!

Almost 12 years to the day after the very first attempt at a podcast, this week markes the 500th episode! To celebrate, I let the listeners take over! The call was made on all social media platforms to suggest bands or songs that were discovered via this show, and those results are reflected in this week’s playlist. Many listeners simply submitted the songs of their choice. Others accompanied their picks with extremly complimentary emails. But a handful actually sent in audio tributes to the show! No matter how these messages were sent, they warmed the heart of this host. I’m blown away by the kind words, and I was especially happy to get some audio from Max, the voice you hear at the beginning and end of each and every show. Here’s a couple of links that were mentioned on the show: To help Max and his high school band travel to New York City, please contribute to his GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/maxwell-to-nyc To read Will Neville’s concert reviews: https://undilutableslangtruth.wordpress.com/ For the latest info on Gorman Bechard’s films: http://whatwerewethinkingfilms.com/ For setlists and other Ledge information: http://scotthudson.blogspot.com I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 359 – December 6, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 359 – December 6, 2021

This week, after a brief 1985 Replacements trill: brand new Justus Proffit, Jetstream Pony, Chime School, Wet Leg, Donovan’s Brain, Boo Radleys, and Fleeting Joys, plus The Beatles, Benny Spellman, Jimmy Smith, Small Faces, Muddy Waters, Melanie, Elvi…

The Ledge #499: New Releases

The Ledge #499: New Releases

The start of December means that this week’s new release episode is the final one of 2021! And like each of the previous episodes of this type this year this one is full of nothing but great power pop, garage, punk, indie, and there’s even a preview of this year’s Christms special. But more importantly, let’s talk about next week’s show. It’s Ledge episode #500, and I’d love to get some assistance from the Ledge audience. Please please please, regardless of whether you’re a relatively new listener, or somebody who has now listened to all 499, contact me to let me know of some songs, albums, or bands that you’ve discovered via this show. You can even make a little recording talking about the show, your picks, or anything that you feel is important to convey. You can contact me on social media (paulisded on twitter or instagram), or send an email to paulisded@gmail.com! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 358 – November 29, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 358 – November 29, 2021

This week, after a 1968 Beatles refrain: brand new Spoon, Beach House, La Luz, Lauds, Sacred Shrines, Archie Sagers, and The Natvral + Jen Goma, plus The Kinks, Monkees, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Skeets McDonald, Keith & Tex, Cool Stove, Ruby Johnson, etc….

The Big Takeover Show – Number 357 – November 22, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 357 – November 22, 2021

This week, after a bitta 1995 Gene: brand new Successful Failures, Naked Raygun, Horsegirl, Susanna Hoffs (and Aimee Mann), Fawns of Love, Chime School, Bart & Friends, and Shivas, plus Wilson Pickett, Flying Burrito Brothers, Phyllis Dillon (and Hopet…

The Ledge #498: Covers

The Ledge #498: Covers

I’ve mentioned a few times over the years that I have a folder that I toss cover tunes into for future shows of that sort. The recent release of not one but four fabulous albums of nothing but remakes made me realize it’s time to empy that folder. Those four records are the main focus of this covers show. Spygenius, The Grip Weeds, Die Toten Hosen, and the The Queers features revved up versions of the band’s favorite tracks from the past. Three of them highlight rockers from the 60s, while Die Toten Hosen continues to show their love to the initial punk rock revolution of the late 70s Besides those racuous tunes, this episode also includes The Jazz Butcher (RIP Pat Fish) doing The Modern Lovers, A Bunch of Jerks performing a Bowie classic, a group called Mom resurrecting an old Prince track, and many more. (Unfortunately, an equipment error causes an abrupt end to this week’s episode.) I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 356 – November 15, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 356 – November 15, 2021

This week, after a small snatch of 1986 Billy Bragg: brand new Lucy Dacus, Black Watch, Beths, La Luz, Don McGlashan, Beach House, and Courtney Barnett, plus Sonny Boy Williamson, Fleur De Lys, Hank Williams, Dennis Brown, Beach Boys, Etta James, Dave …

The Ledge #497: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #497: New Releases (Pt. 2)

For part two of this month’s new release series it’s the usual formula. New records by veteran acts mix with brand new artists, along with a few tracks from featured reissues. So you get the brand new Sarah Shook & The Disarmers single …

The Big Takeover Show – Number 355 – November 8, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 355 – November 8, 2021

This week, after some goofy Caroline birthday comedy: brand new Radiohead, Chime School, U-Roy & Santigold, Petrified Max, Blushing (featuring Miki Berenyi), Muun Bato, and Lou Barlow, plus Big Joe Turner, Colin Blunstone, Bobby Taylor, Jerry Lee L…

The Ledge #496: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #496: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Once again, the wealth of quality new music means that this month’s new release episode is expanding into a two-part series! This week is dominated by artists and labels that can accurately be described as “friends of the show” – artists such as Dave Sheinin, Dan Israel, Old Town Crier, along with our label friends at Big Stir Records, Red On Red Records, and, of course, Rum Bar Records! But there’s also something special for fans of The Replacements! Well, of course there is. This show isn’t named after one of their songs for no reason! Two weeks ago saw the reissue of their very first album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. 100 tracks, 67 of them previously unreleased. Those who purchased the box at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, however, also received a bonus flexidisc with four more unreleased versions. Thanks to Ledge listener Jim Portesan, tonight’s episode includes those four rarities, along with a miniset of songs from the concert disc of the box. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 354 – November 1, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 354 – November 1, 2021

This week, after a dash of 1965 Paul Simon: brand new Nada Surf, Feeders, Pointed Sticks, Billy Bragg, Black Swan Lane, Willie Nelson Family, and Midnight Oil, plus David Bowie, Barbara Lynn, Pete Ham, Bee Gees, McGuire Sisters, Dave Pike, Nat King Col…

The Ledge #495: Halloween

The Ledge #495: Halloween

Just like almost every episode, the annual Halloween edition of The Ledge would never exist without the friends of the show who provide us with fresh material every year. In the weeks leading up to the ultimate rock and roll holiday, bands and/or labels send us all kinds of material perfect for this ghoulish show. This year is no exception, and thanks must go to Big Stir Records, The Ex-Bombers, Red on Red Records, Mr. Fang and the Dark Tones, The Cutthroat Brothers, and quite a few others for sharing with us a large percentage of the material you hear tonight. Along wtih those donations are a ton of relatively new music that fits the format. It’s the perfect Halloween soundtrack! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 353 – October 25, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 353 – October 25, 2021

This week, after a refrain of 1970 Neil Young: a guest DJ slot by Jeff Kelson, plus brand new Don McGlashan, Real Estate, Parquet Courts, La Luz, Tombstones in Their Eyes, Downstrokes, and Descendents, plus The Beatles, Buckinghams, George Jones, Barry…

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

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

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

The Big Takeover Show – Number 352 – October 18, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 352 – October 18, 2021

This week, after some once-unreleased 1968 Beatles: plus brand new Boo Radleys, Sunflower Bean, Laetitia Sadier, Muun Bato, Bart & Friends, Fotoform, and Shebangs, plus The Beatles, Marvin Gaye (with Martha & the Vandellas), Bee Gees, John Hartford, Mi…

The Ledge #493: Velvet Underground Covers

The Ledge #493: Velvet Underground Covers

With today’s release of the Velvet Underground documentary on AppleTV it was pretty obvious what tonight’s Ledge was going to be. I just never relaized how easy it would be to comile a show consisting of nothing but Velvet Underground covers. I knew I had quite a few of these types of tracks, but I was shocked at just how many were in my collection. Besides the various one-off covers on quite a few records by the likes of the Beat Farmers, Wreckless Eric, and The Soft Boys, I also had quite a number of indie tribute records. I even had four records that completely covered the entire Velvet Underground and Nico album, including the brand new “I’ll Be Your Mirror” tribute. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them […]

down in the basement Episode 001

down in the basement Episode 001

First record party. I’m back at it in the basement spinning up a couple hours of the good stuff. It’s going to take a couple episodes to polish off the rough edges but starting it off right.
Git it.

Sugar Pie DeSanto | In The Basement: The Chess Recor…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 351 – October 11, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 351 – October 11, 2021

This week, after brace of 1971 David Bowie: a guest DJ slot by Elizabeth Klisiewicz, plus brand new Billy Bragg, Successful Failures, Split Single, Descendents, Petrified Max, Piroshka, and Dennis Davison, plus The Byrds, Blues Magoos, Jackie Wilson, T…

The Ledge #492: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #492: New Releases (Pt. 2)

As announced last week, this week’s episode is a carry over of the previous episode’s new release format. Not that these are second rate to those aired last week. Nope, that’s not how it works on The Ledge. You had two hours of tracks…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 350 – October 4, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 350 – October 4, 2021

This week, after a pinch of 1979 Damned: a guest DJ slot by Dr. R.B. Korbet, plus brand new Secret Shine, Wet Leg, Bob Mould and Fred Armisen, Bevis Frond, La Luz, Persian Leaps, and Carina Messier, plus Eddie Cochran, Marvin Gaye, Orioles, Hurricanes,…

The Ledge #491: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #491: New Releases (Pt. 1)

It’s almost a given that if Rum Bar Records puts out a sampler, that month’s Ledge “New Release” show will be a two parter, and this month is no exception. Thanks to “Rocktober II”, the massive 38 track collection of…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 349 – September 27, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 349 – September 27, 2021

This week, after a little bit of 1969 The Clique (Texas): a guest DJ slot by Jeff Kelson, plus brand new Triptides, Beths, Bastards of Melody, Bevis Frond, Guest Directors, American Darlings, and Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, plus Jackie Wilson, Small Faces…

The Ledge #490: Songs About Actors

The Ledge #490: Songs About Actors

The idea for this show actually came about earlier this summer when I noticed that over the last few months I had acquired a number of songs about various movie stars. Over the next few days, with the help of a bunch of Facebook friends, I put together more than enough tracks that fit this theme. Tonight’s supersized show is the results of hours and hours of research, and consists of songs about not only classic Hollywood royalty such as Myrna Loy, Joan Crawford, Robert Mitchum, and Clark Gable but relatively recent stars like Keira Knightley, Winona Ryder, Timothy Chalamet, and Emma Stone. It’s a show that jumps from acoustic-based singer/songwriters to classic rockers to some outrageous punk rock. BTW, it should also be noted that the intro voice of the Ledge, Max, is now a high school student who has an opportunity to spend a few days in New York City with his school’s performing arts department. Please consider helping him out by donating at his Gofundme page. (https://www.gofundme.com/f/maxwell-to-nyc) I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 348 – September 20, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 348 – September 20, 2021

This week, after a brace of 1935 Cole Porter: brand new Johnny Marr, Persian Leaps, Reds, Pinks & Purples, Gulps, Shivas, Startographers, and TUNS, plus The Move, George Jones, Ethel Waters, Scott Walker, Cream, Bunny Wailer & Dave Barker, Mills Brothe…

The Ledge #489: This & That

The Ledge #489: This & That

After taking a week off (for various reasons that I discuss at the beginning of the show), The Ledge is back with another show of various odds and ends. There are sets influenced by some packages I received from Indonesian Junk and Lucinda Williams. There’s some memories of that great Replacements show in St. Paul six years ago with a few tunes from a show recorded earlier on that tour. There’s an oddly great tribute album to Elvis Costello that couples Latin singers with the original backing tracks of the legendary This Year’s Model album. And there’s also quite a few songs initially meant to be in the last new release show, but had to be cut for time constraints. Plus quite a few other great tunes in a variety of formats. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 347 – September 13, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 347 – September 13, 2021

This week, after a brief tribute to NYC: brand new Deep Sea Diver, Bevis Frond, Courtney Barnett, Flyying Colours, Illuminati Hotties, Joy Formidable, and Bastards of Melody, plus Lefty Frizzell, Syd Barrett, Them, The Beatles, The Aggrovators (and Kin…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 346 – September 6, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 346 – September 6, 2021

This week, after a refrain of 1984 Chameleons: brand new Daniel Wylie, Billy Bragg, Chime School, Checkered Hearts, Fotoform, Carina Messier, and Pineapples, plus Buffalo Springfield, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Sonny Curtis, Joni Mitchell, Tom T Hal…

The Ledge #488: New Releases

The Ledge #488: New Releases

This is the type of new release show that should appeal to all veteran Ledge listeners. New music by Lydia Loveless! A Stones cover by Brad Marino. A set of nothing but great power pop from Big Stir Records. Always great tunes from Rum Bar Records. Wil…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 345 – August 30, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 345 – August 30, 2021

This week, after some 1957 Little Richard warbling, Everlys style: a tribute to Don Everly (1937-2021)–plus Charlie Watts (1941-2021), Tom T Hall (1936-2021) and Rod Gilbert (1941-2021)–alongside brand new Successful Failures, Jorge Elbrecht, Lauds, Sp…

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. But, of course, I didn’t go the obvious route. You don’t get two hours of the band’s greatest hits. You don’t even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements’ bootlegs. Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 344 – August 23, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 344 – August 23, 2021

This week, after a 1967 George Harrison refrain: brand new Bevis Frond, Parquet Courts, Art Bergmann, Persian Leaps, Piroshka, Wednesday, Joy Formidable, and Guided By Voices plus Easybeats, Beatles, Smoke, Slim Gaillard, Ethiopians, Benny Barnes, etc.

The Ledge #486: Odds and Ends

The Ledge #486: Odds and Ends

The “odds and ends” format seems to have worked the last few times I’ve done it, so why not do another show of this type? For those new to The Ledge, the show consists of material I’ve been listening to in my home over the last few days. Some selections are faves from a few years ago that I haen’t pulled out in a while (Sarah Shook, Lydia Loveless). Others are recent purchases that don’t quite fit the new release shows (live Bob Mould, Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows). Add to that my recent fascination over everything involving Ncio, thanks to the new book, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, and you get a handful of tracks featuring her beautiful, haunted vocals. Of course, news of a new box set including previously unreleased tracks by The Replacements takes priority over everything. This October, a 40th anniversary reissue of their first album, Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash will hit the stores, and features 100 tracks, 67 of them previously unreleased. Expect to hear a lot from this in the next few months! I would love it if every listener bought at least one […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 343 – August 16, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 343 – August 16, 2021

This week, after a slice of recent TV Smith: brand new Split Single, Shivas, Descendents, Tremolo Beer Gut, Cold Beat, Tambourina, Lou Barlow, and Furious Seasons plus The Ventures, Pretty Things, Derrick Morgan & the Aggrovators, Hank Williams Sr….

The Ledge #485: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #485: New Releases (Pt. 2)

Part two of this month’s new release series carries on from the excellence of last week’s first show. There are great tribute records to John Prine and The Ramones, along with some other fabulous covers of the Flamin’ Groovies, T. Rex…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 342 – August 9, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 342 – August 9, 2021

This week, after a 1965 Graham Gouldman/Yardbirds refrain: brand new Billy Bragg, Piroshka, Guided By Voices, Daniel Wylie’s Cosmic Rough Riders, Stranglers, Lanterna, Jorge Elbrecht, and Haroula Rose plus Moody Blues, Roy Acuff, Neil Young, 13th Floor…

The Ledge #484: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #484: New Releases (Pt. 1)

This is another of thsoe months where the new release episode is so easy to compile that it just has to be split into two seperate shows. So tonight is part one, and what is especially gratifying is that so much of the broadcast consists of “friends” of the show. Yes, there’s the usual contributions from our friends at Rum Bar Records, Red On Red Records, and Big Stir Records. But there’s also newer friends such as Old Town Crier and Dan Israel, who emailed new tunes to check out. And then there’s The Ex-Bombers, the fabulous “psychedelic jazz noir blues explosion” due that I recently discovered on Instagram. After an exchange of DM’s, they actually sent me a vinyl version of their fabulous new “New Love Is Easy” album. Besides those picks, there’s brand new tunes by longtime Ledge favorites Son Volt, CTMF, Ty Segall, Wavves, and so many otheres. There are new discoveries such as The Pokes, Cosmic Psychos, and The Bug Club. Plus, there are a handful of tracks from Rum Bar’s brand new “XOXOXO Volume One ‘the nice price’” compilation. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 341 – August 2, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 341 – August 2, 2021

This week, after a small slice of 2002 Decemberists: brand new Dinosaur Jr., Juliana Hatfield, Descendents, Aints!, Marty Stuart, Fotoform, Film School, and Jeff Elbel & Ping plus Larry Williams, Alton Ellis, Webb Pierce, Donovan, Bee Gees, Louis Armst…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 340 – July 26, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 340 – July 26, 2021

This week, after a snatch of 1966 Rolling Stones: brand new Piroshka, La Luz, U-Roy, Billy Bragg, Shirley Collins, Descendents, Steve Gunn, and Low plus Kinks, Glen Campbell, Beatles, Solomon Burke, Neil Innes, Kitty Wells, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc.

The Big Takeover Show – Number 339 – July 19, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 339 – July 19, 2021

This week, after a bit of a 1972 Todd Rundgren hit: brand new Illuminati Hotties, Chills, Justin Sullivan, The Aints!, Kurt Vile, Shannon & the Clams, Joey Cape, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real plus Badfinger, Phil Ochs, Ray Charles, Shocking Bl…

The Ledge #482: Record Store Day

The Ledge #482: Record Store Day

The joke may be that every day is record store day for this goofball, but it is a fact that I do love almost everything about the actual Record Store Day event. Or events, as the last couple of years the event has been split up into multiple days.
This…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 338 – July 12, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 338 – July 12, 2021

This week, after a little 1983 Weird Al Beatles sendup: brand new Boo Radleys, Bevis Frond, Goon Sax, Tobin Sprout, Steve Gunn, Colin Moulding, Art Bergmann, and Lou Barlow plus Buffalo Springfield, Ernest Tubb, Marvelettes, Hollies, Paragons, Ian and …

The Ledge #481: 1981 US Punk

The Ledge #481: 1981 US Punk

The latest in the series of episodes devoted to the music of 1981 consists of nothing but US punk from that great year. Primarily centered around the rise of the Southern California hardcore scene, the show jumps around to all parts of our country, and…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 337 – July 5, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 337 – July 5, 2021

This week, after a 1969 Kinks tidbit: brand new Maxïmo Park, Descendents, Chad VanGaalen, Justin Sullivan, U-Roy & Rygin King, Bobby Gilespie & Jehnny Beth, Doug Tuttle, and Umbrellas plus 13th Floor Elevators, Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley, (Pete…

The Ledge #480: What Would Paul Westerberg Do? (New Releases)

The Ledge #480: What Would Paul Westerberg Do? (New Releases)

It’s a question I ask myself multiple times a day. What would Mr. Westerberg do?  The answers guide my day to day life, which explains quite a bit about the status of Mr. Hudson these days. But Geoff Palmer understands, and his great track that gives thsi episode its title is just one of the many incredible songs on his upcoming record, Charts and Graphs. (BTW, somebody please count the Westy song references on this track. I just may have a prize for the person who comes closest.) As always, this isn’t the only great record coming out soon on Rum Bar Records, and the last 20 minutes consist of nothing but great tracks from that label. There are also sets devoted to wonderful new music from Red On Red Records and Big Stir Records. These are all great records that really would appreciate some support from Ledge listeners. Go check them out. And that’s not all. I mentioned last month the mystery of a band called The Revenants. They have released over 30 records so far this year, and they’re all free! Please, if somebody out there has any info on this prolific act give me the deets! There’s also the return of the […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 336 – June 28, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 336 – June 28, 2021

This week, after a refrain from the 1967 Who: brand new Aints!, Low, Lou Barlow, Checkered Hearts, Chills, Juliana Hatfield, Haroula Rose, and Cub Scout Bowling Pins, plus The Action, Jack Greene, Dr. Alimantado, John Martyn, Detroit Emeralds, Count Ba…

The Ledge #479: Second Quarter Report

The Ledge #479: Second Quarter Report

There’s not a lot to say about this show, as the title pretty much describes the contents of this broadcast. It’s the final show of June, which means the second quarter of the year has now concluded. Hence, tonight’s show features the…

The Big Takeover Show – Number 335 – June 21, 2021

The Big Takeover Show – Number 335 – June 21, 2021

This week, after a small snatch of 1967 Buckinghams: brand new Piroshka, Split Single, Idles, Justin Sullivan, Dinosaur Jr., La Luz, Illuminati Hotties, and Cheap Trick, plus Barrett Strong, Elton John, Kitty Wells, Lloyd and Glen, Nancy Sinatra & Lee …

The Ledge #478: Covers

The Ledge #478: Covers

The decision to do an all-covers show was decided sometime on Wednesday when my good friends High On Stress announced that they would be releasing a Tommy Keene cover on Friday. This was shortly followed by emails containing new cover tracks by Kid Gulliver and The Dirty Denims. Always having a folder full of such tracks ready for air, it was an easy decision that this was the week to do such a show. I also had an intriguing idea to put a new spin on such a show. Searching through my archives, I discovered that I had enough Replacements covers to recreate side one of the “Pleased To Meet Me” album.  Although my broadcast program decided to suddenly play two tracks out of order, all of the songs from that group of tracks did make the air. There are also country-tinged coves of old alt-rock tracks by a fabulous British band called Independent Country (including a great ‘mats remake), Richard Thompson and Dead Moon tributes by Country Westerns, Brad Marino doing a lovely Ramones’ track, and many, many other similarly fantastic tunes. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 334 – June 14, 2021 – Homebound Edition LXV

The Big Takeover Show – Number 334 – June 14, 2021 – Homebound Edition LXV

This week, after a brief 1971 Grass Roots bit: brand new Goon Sax, Flock of Dimes, TUNS, Joy Formidable, Doug Tuttle, Lucy Dacus, GospelbeacH, and Tom Jones, plus Isley Brothers, Duane Eddy, Don Gibson, Yabby You, Outsiders, Jimmy Powell, Nara Leã, etc.

The Ledge #477: Summer Means Fun (Plus Recovered Bonus Show)

The Ledge #477: Summer Means Fun (Plus Recovered Bonus Show)

On last week’s new release broadcast I had attempted to right a wrong. I definitely missed the boat on the fabulous Minneapolis band Low Rats blend of “proto-punk meets ’90s garage rock style”, as reviewer Carolyn Keddy recently wrote. Their full-length debut, Year of the Rat MMXX came out late last year, and last week they debuted a brand new “double-dose” single, “Taxi Driver/Brand New Cadillac”. I was so pleased to finally give some of their tunes a little airplay. And then guess what happened? I had an issue with the file, and I couldn’t upload the episode. Ugh!!! So this week I tried again, and I actually played a couple more songs than I did the week before. And, as an added bonus, I’ve also included a couple of tracks from vocalist Michael Myers’ previous band, Narco States, who I interviewed wasy back in 2015. The rest of this week’s show consists of music I’ve been playing around the house the last fw weeks. There are well over 60 years of tunes on this broadcast, including some stories I’ve picked up from a couple of books I’ve recently acquired. And you fine people also get as a bonus the […]

The Big Takeover Show – Number 333 – June 7, 2021 – Homebound Edition LXIV

The Big Takeover Show – Number 333 – June 7, 2021 – Homebound Edition LXIV

This week, after a short 1967 Beatles remembrance: brand new Descendents, Art Bergmann, Lou Barlow, Jane Weaver, Dinosaur Jr, Gary Numan, Petrified Max, and A Place to Bury Strangers, plus Martha & the Vandellas, Mose Allison, Desmond Dekker, The Who, …

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