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The Ledge #483: Archives, Covers, and Other Stuff

The Ledge #483: Archives, Covers, and Other Stuff

Although I have a montly new release episode, I don’t really have a place for new reissues, compilations, live albums, and other odd releases such as that. Once in a while, I do throw a reissued track or two in the new release show, but for the most part it’s hard to find a spot for them in my usual themed shows. So tonight those types of releases get their own theme. I can’t say it’s all archival material, though, as there are new recordings by the likes of Los Lobos, The Descendents, and The Beat-Hells. But for the most part, tonight’s show comes from the type of releases I mentioned before. There’s archival collections of bands such as The Outsiders, R. Stevie Moore, and David Bowie. There are rare tracks from reissues of classics by George Harrison, Mudhoney, The White Stripes, and many others. And there’s quite a few great cover 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 next set of wonderful […]

The Ledge #472: Songs About Records

The Ledge #472: Songs About Records

There are times where a potential theme for a show pops up out of nowhere. This week’s episode of The Ledge is a perfect example. This past Wednesday afternoon I was on my way to a local record store, accompanied by a great power pop playlist on Spotify. Suddenly, a song came on that I hadn’t heard in many years. The tune was “I Need That Record” by Tweeds, a great under-appreciated 70’s power pop band  Besides the fact that this title was exactly why I was in my car at the time, it lit up a little light bulb in my head about a show devoted to songs about my favorite objects, records. It didn’t take long to put together the playlist. Wilco’s “Boxful of Letters” was an obvious pick. As were tunes by Todd Snider, Supersuckers, Nick Lowe, and Elvis Costello. iTunes searches came up with a vast majority of the rest of the tracks. But it was the discovery of an old Wreckless Eric track that secured the idea of this show. “33s + 45s” deals with the aftermath of a breakup, and the inevitable splitting of the music library. These lines hit me hard: “My dismantled […]

The Ledge #458: The Ledge Awards

The Ledge #458: The Ledge Awards

A few weeks ago, I put together a countdown show of my 40 favorite albums of 2020. Now for this annual Ledge Awards I go through various other categories for the past year – Best Reissue, Best Live Album, Best Compilaton, Best Covers Album, Best …

The Ledge #435: Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 5 – Americana

The Ledge #435: Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 5 – Americana

Americana, country-punk, No Depression, alt-country. Whatever you want to call this twangy-ish sort of music it’s been a part of my life since the early 80’s. Nope, not after the scene exploded with Uncle Tupelo. The country influence has a…

Live Ledge #397: New Releases

Live Ledge #397: New Releases

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

Live Ledge #377: Arbor Day

Live Ledge #377: Arbor Day

The perfect soundtrack for planting trees or other Arbor Day celebrations.

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.

Live Ledge #312: New Releases

Live Ledge #312: New Releases

It’s the final new release episode of 2017!

Live Ledge #301: Jay Bennett

Live Ledge #301: Jay Bennett

Where Are You, Jay Bennett directors Fred Uhter and Gorman Bechard are this week’s guests.

Live Ledge #256: New Releases

Live Ledge #256: New Releases

The first show of September means it’s time for a first glance at fall new releases, including upcoming records by Wilco and Drive-By Truckers!

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.

Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2

Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2

We continue the journey of a song from every year host Scott Hudson’s been alive, including two from 2015.

Live Ledge #205: New Releases

Live Ledge #205: New Releases

Another new month, another two hours of nothing but new music.

Live Ledge #202: Columbus

Live Ledge #202: Columbus

Hudson recounts his week in Columbus, Ohio, with Lydia Loveless and her band.

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

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

Live Ledge #182: 1995

Live Ledge #182: 1995

As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.

Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues

Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues

Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.

Live Ledge #178: Flogging Molly

Live Ledge #178: Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly multi-instrumentalist Bob Schmidt is tonight’s special guest.

Live Ledge #171: 1999

Live Ledge #171: 1999

Nothing but songs from that year that you actually did party like it was 1999!

Live Ledge #118: New Finds

Live Ledge #118: New Finds

Another month, another set of newly discovered music!

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

A companion piece to Friday’s “lonely” episode, this morning is nothing but “bitter” tunes.

Rural Ledge-ucation #84: America’s Dewey Bunnell

America founding member Dewey Bunnell calls in to today’s show to share stories about his 40 year music career.

Rural Ledge-ucation #78: Almost Thanksgiving

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving a bit early, with songs about not only the big day but the wonderful food we’ll all be pigging out on.

Rural Ledge-ucation #76: Election Day

Two days away from the U.S. elections, Hudson compiled some of his favorite politician-related tracks.

Rural Ledge-ucation #72: 1st World Problems

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

Rural Ledge-ucation #71: Paul & Ryan

Debut plays of new tracks by Paul Westerberg and Matthew Ryan highlight this playlist of primarily “fall” songs.

Rural Ledge-ucation #69: Life Story (Pt. 2)

The conclusion of the year-by-year musical analysis of host Scott Hudson’s life starts with 1995 and ends with a release that coincides with his birthday!

Rural Ledge-ucation #67: More New Finds

Friday’s Live Ledge was all about the noisier releases I’ve acquired in recent weeks. Today’s Rural Ledge-ucation focuses on the quieter new stuff.

Rural Ledge-ucation #64: Bootlegs

Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!

Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100

Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.

Rural Ledge-ucation #60: Marriage Stinks!

A followup to last week’s anti-wedding show, today we concentrate on songs that describe the perils of wedded “bliss”.  

Rural Ledge-ucation #59: Weddings Stink!

It’s wedding season, so here’s 90 minutes of songs that should give you silly people second thoughts about making this awful decision!

Rural Ledge-ucation #55: Oh Susannah

Another show of new and upcoming releases, highlighted by a preview of the reunion of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Rural Ledge-ucation #53: RIP Levon

Today’s show celebrates the musical life of the late, great Levon Helm.

Rural Ledge-ucation #49: Happy Birthday Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe’s birthday is celebrated with some of his best tunes, covers, and production work.

Rural Ledge-ucation #48: Alex Chilton

We commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the death of Alex Chilton with a collection of covers and rarities.

Rural Ledge-ucation #46: Down With Wilco

This morning’s show features collaborations, side projects, and guest appearances involving members of Wilco!

Rural Ledge-ucation #45: New Releases

Along with an update on Slim Dunlap, today’s show features primarily new and recent releases.