The Ledge #513: 1977 (US Version)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 25, 2022
A few weeks ago, I put together a show featuring nothing but UK rock and roll from 1977. Well, here’s the US counterpart, two hours of some of the greatest records ever produced. And this show jumps around through genres quite a bit more than the UK episode, with not only some blistering punk rock but power pop, classic rock, and even some more experimental material that greatly influenced bands that came years and decades later. What’s also remarkable is just how much material some of these artists created in this fabulous year. Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop, and The Ramones all put out two full albums during these twelve months, while others followed up with another new album at the beginning of the next year. It was certainly a year of creativity. 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 […]
Posted in 1977, alex chilton, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talking heads, television, The Ledge
The Ledge #494: Sorry Ma I’ve Got Some Reissues To Play
By email@example.com on October 22, 2021
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 […]
Posted in alex chilton, beatles, heartbreakers, music, Podcast, reissues, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, The Ledge
Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 27, 2015
A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.
Posted in alex chilton, aquadolls, babes in toyland, big star, box tops, chris bell, crash street kids, david bowie, flamin oh's, gene vincent, husker du, jerry lee lewis, joe strummer, joey ramone, johnny burnette, live ledge, liz phair, lou reed. t rex, lydia loveless, magnolias, muffs, music, new york dolls, patti smith, phones, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, sonics, stooges, suburbs, suicide commandos, talk scott hudson, tommy stinson, undertones, westerberg
Live Ledge #218: From the Archives
By email@example.com on November 20, 2015
Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.
Posted in alex chilton, bob dylan, cheetah chrome, drive-by truckers, eagles of death metal, jasmine minks, jesus and mary chain, music, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, richard hell, Scott Hudson, son volt, television, the jam, velvet underground, white fence, Wilco, willie nile, x-men
Live Ledge #197: Twin Peaks
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 15, 2015
Twin Peaks bassist Jack Dolan is interviewed by Live Ledge host Scott Hudson.
Posted in alex chilton, baseball project, broncs, cheetah chrome, d generation, es-shades, expressions, feelies, heaters, human switchboard, live ledge, mac mccaughan, minus 5, our gang, pagans, pastels, pere ubu, Podcast, realpunkradio, richard hell, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, sonics, sonny vincent, television, total drag records, twin peaks
Live Ledge #187: Freedom
By email@example.com on February 20, 2015
Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!
Posted in a-bones, alex chilton, buzzcocks, carlene carter, clash, creation, dead bundy, delinquents, devo, downliners sect, dramarama, dwarves, elvis costello, godfathers, graham parker, jello biafra, jimmie rodgers, john wesley harding, kinks, lou reed, merle haggard, music, mystic eyes, natural child, newtown neurotics, nils, Podcast, prime movers, rave-ups, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the who, tim timebomb, todd snider, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 13, 2014
Tonight’s episode is a tribute to former Young Ones comedy actor Rik Mayall, along with a bunch of cover tunes.
Posted in adrian edmunson, alex chilton, cliff richard, cramps, ctmf, dead kennedys, doughboys, fuzztones, hold steady, hollis brown, lawnmower, lords of altamont, madness, motorhead, music, mystery girls, old 97's, pipeline pete, plimsouls, Podcast, problematics, radio birdmen, realpunkradio, rik mayall, royal court of china, rubber city rebels, saints, standouts, supersuckers, swingin' neckbreakers, talk, the skinny, young ones
Live Ledge #152: Fantasy Festival (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com on April 18, 2014
In response to the horrors of Coachella, Hudson curates his own personal music festival.
Posted in alex chilton, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bikini kill, blondie, buzzcocks, cheap trick, chuck berry, circle jerks, clash, cramps, damned, david bowie, dead boys, descendents, devo, downliners sect, Eddie Cochran, elvis costello, exploding hearts, f-units, face, gene vincent, graham parker, heartbreakers, husker du, jam, jawbreaker, jerry lee lewis, jesus and mary chain, johnny burnette, kinks, live ledge, lou reed, mc5, meteors, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk
Live Ledge #142: 1979
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 31, 2014
A trip down memory lane – nothing but tunes from that magical year of 1979.
Posted in ac/dc, alex chilton, beat, boomtown rats, buzzcocks, cheap trick, clash, cramps, curtiss a, damned, dave edmunds, devo, dickies, dils, elvis costello, fear, generation x, germs, graham parker, hypstruz, joe jackson, kinks, motorhead, music, nick lowe, patti smith, PIL, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, ruts, Scott Hudson, soft boys, stiff little fingers, suburbs, suicide commandos, undertones, wire
Live Ledge #137: Alphabet Rock
By email@example.com on December 27, 2013
An alphabetical trip through some of Hudson’s favorite bands.
Posted in alex chilton, big star, buzzcocks, camper van beethoven, clash, damned, elvis costello, firehose, guided by voices, husker du, iggy, jam, kinks, live ledge, lyres, mission of burma, music, only ones, pixies, Podcast, queers, radio birdman, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, saints, Scott Hudson, superchunk, t. rex, undertones, wreckless eric, x
Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 16, 2012
Friday night, I unveiled my list of best 2012 albums. This morning, it’s all about the reissues, box sets, and other compilations of the past 12 months.
Posted in 2012, alex chilton, archers of loaf, box sets, elvis costello, english beat, garage, indie, joe strummer, kinks, lyres, moe tucker, muddy waters, music, my bloody valentine, nervebreakers, paul mccartney, plimsouls, Podcast, reissues, rolling stones, ryan adams, small faces, t. tex edwards, talk, tempests, velvet underground, woody guthrie, world party
Live Ledge #89: Black Friday Sucks!
By email@example.com on November 23, 2012
Two hours of songs against the travesty of Black Friday, and the cretins who make it out to shop when they should still be sleeping.
Posted in alex chilton, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bad religion, billy bragg, black friday, clash, dashboard saviors, dead kennedys, devo, fugazi, gang of four, garage, guadalcanal diary, guided by voices, indie, jam, jim jones revue, jonathan richman, juliana hatfield, killing joke, kinks, mekons, meyerman, mojo nixon, monkees, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, saints, Scott Hudson, slits, talk, testors, tom waits, weezer, x-ray specs
Rural Ledge-ucation #68: Labor Day
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 2, 2012
It’s a celebration of Labor Day, but we also mourn the of the end of summer on today’s Rural Ledge-ucation!
Posted in alex chilton, Americana, baseball project, db's, earlimart, frank black, graham parker, indie, jim carroll, john wesley harding, johnny cash, kinks, lemonheads, lou reed, members, music, peter case, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, todd snider, walkabouts, woody guthrie
Live Ledge #70: Pleased to Meet Me
By email@example.com on June 17, 2012
The 25th anniversary of the release of The Replacements’ Pleased to Meet Me is celebrated!
Posted in alex chilton, bob stinson, color me obsessed, indie, jim dickinson, music, paul westerberg, pleased to meet me, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk
Rural Ledge-ucation #48: Alex Chilton
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 18, 2012
We commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the death of Alex Chilton with a collection of covers and rarities.
Posted in alex chilton, Americana, big star, box tops, evan dando, garage, head candy, indie, jill sobule, john doe, juliana hatfield, kelly willis, loud family, music, paul collins, Podcast, posies, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk, teenage fanclub, walkabouts, Wilco, young fresh fellows