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The Ledge #424: Scott’s Faves Vol. 3 – College Rock

The Ledge #424: Scott’s Faves Vol. 3 – College Rock

In this weird time we’re currently living it’s natural to take a nostalgic look back at some old faves. That’s exactly what I set out to do with this week’s episode of The Ledge. A few weeks ago I started a series of shows dedicated to my favorite songs of all time, and I decided this was the perfect week to take a look at some of my highlights from my old college radio days in the 80’s. As you may expect, there’s a combination of the famous and not so famous. Bands that hit the top of the charts, and others that were unknown outside of their little area (or the network of college stations). Included are many tunes that rank up against anything that has come out in the 70 year history of rock and roll. Some may be surprised to note the lack of Replacements, Husker Du, and the Suburbs (among others). That’s because a future “Scott’s Favorites” episode will be devoted to nothing but music from Minneapolis (and other upper Midwest locations)! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely […]

Live Ledge #376: 1984 American College Rock

Live Ledge #376: 1984 American College Rock

A look back at quite possibly the greatest year in independent college rock and roll.

Live Ledge #232: 1986

Live Ledge #232: 1986

Host Scott Hudson shares some of his favorite bands and tracks from a very underrated 1986.

Live Ledge #199: 1985

Live Ledge #199: 1985

Hudson takes a trip back 30 years to night with a show featuring nothing but music from 1985.

Live Ledge #139: Bye Bye Phil

Live Ledge #139: Bye Bye Phil

A little tribute to Phil Everly, plus some more new releases and blog finds!

Live Ledge #114: 1983

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

Rural Ledge-ucation #98: Record Store Day

The 3rd annual Record Store Day show includes not only some of the great music released yesterday but commentary on some of the issues that should be addressed.

Rural Ledge-ucation #97: More 1982

Rural Ledge-ucation #97: More 1982

Another carry-over from Friday’s Live Ledge – more tracks from the strangeness that was 1982!

Rural Ledge-ucation #72: 1st World Problems

Scott has plenty of things to whine about today, but also some great recent releases.

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

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

Rural Ledge-ucation #51: Easter! Mitch Easter, That Is!

If you own any jangle-pop albums from the 80′s, chances are you own a Mitch Easter production. We celebrate Easter with a fine collection of his projects.

Rural Ledge-ucation #44: Punkish Songwriters

What started out as a collection of punk-era singer/songwriters turned into something completely different.