The Ledge #528: New Replacements & Other Treats
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on July 22, 2022
A few weeks ago, fans of The Replacements noticed that a new live record was starting to appear on vinyl distribution lists. Most at first assumed this was a bootleg, but it turns out tht the Live At Riot Fest Toronto was in fact a legitimate live album. Or sort of, as many rumors starting floating around. Tommy Stinson had reportedly made a deal with a distributor to release it, but some have said that Paul Westerberg had actually vetoed the deal. In a series of DM’s with the distributor, it was verified that Stinson had set up the deal to put it out but there was no word on the Westerberg rumor. It’s also the first in a series of three live releases, as the other two Riot Fest shows in Chicago and Denver are currently being pressed. The record itself is quite great. The source is a soundboard recording, although it’s not a remixed multi-track. Tonight’s show features a few songs from this record, along with a number of other albums that have been played in the Hudson household these last few weeks. I’ve also included a handful of songs that Frank Turner performed at Total Drag on July 12 […]
Posted in billy bragg, crime, death valley girls, frank turner, muffs, music, newtown neurotics, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
The Ledge #517: Directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter Discuss ‘Where Are You, Jay Bennett?’
By email@example.com on April 22, 2022
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 […]
Posted in billy bragg, documentary, fred uhter, gorman bechard, jay bennett, jeff tweedy, music, Podcast, Scott Hudson, Wilco
Live Ledge #299: Skiffle
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 18, 2017
Inspired by Billy Bragg’s new book, tonight’s Live Ledge is two hours of skiffle music!
Posted in billy bragg, live ledge, lonnie donegan, Podcast, Scott Hudson, skiffle, vipers
Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2
By email@example.com on September 25, 2015
We continue the journey of a song from every year host Scott Hudson’s been alive, including two from 2015.
Posted in afghan whigs, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bash and pop, benjamin booker, billy bragg, bob mould, built to spill, cursive, freedy johnston, fucked up, grant hart, hold steady, ike reilly, japandroids, jim jones, joe strummer, live ledge, music, neighborhoods, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, pow wows, realpunkradio, replacements, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, sonics, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, Wilco
Live Ledge #134: New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 6, 2013
Another show featuring nothing but new releases and online discoveries!
Posted in billy bragg, bremen riot, cheap time, delusionaires, drive-by truckers, feelies, fuzz, fuzztones, godfathers, high learys, jayhawks, kinks, latex novelties, live ledge, lyres, music, neo boys, normals, pampers, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sham 69, skunks, slim dunlap, songsforslim, tall boys, thee headcoats, uncle tupelo, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #126: 1988
By email@example.com on September 27, 2013
Nothing but music from 1988 tonight, along with some commentary from Scott on his recent interview with Big Brother cast member Amanda Zuckerman.
Posted in 1988, adolescents, alice donut, amanda zuckerman, bad religion, bb15, big brother, big brother gossip show, billy bragg, bongwater, camper van beethoven, dead milkmen, dinosaur jr, flaming lips, fugazi, graham parker, junk monkeys, lemonheads, live ledge, mudhoney, music, naked raygun, nick cave, Operation Ivy, pixies, Podcast, robyn hitchcock, social distortion, soul asylum, the fall
Live Ledge #125: The Clash
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 13, 2013
To celebrate the release of the Sound System box set, tonight’s show is all Clash-related!
Posted in anti-flag, banjoey ramone, billy bragg, bobby fuller, equals, Face to Face, hot water music, jesse malin, live ledge, manic street preachers, matthew ryan, Podcast, rancid, realpunkradio, saves the day, Scott Hudson, the clash, tommy stinson, toots & the maytals, vince taylor, willi williams, willie nile
Live Ledge #114: 1983
By email@example.com on May 31, 2013
A celebration of a year that was very important for host Scott Hudson – 1983!
Posted in billy bragg, call, cramps, crass, curtiss a, fleshtones, gg allin, husker du, jonathan richman, killer pussy, minor threat, music, phones, PIL, plimsouls, Podcast, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slickee boys, subhumans, twintone, violent femmes, x
Live Ledge #112: Love Is The Law
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 17, 2013
Tonight we celebrate the passage of the Marriage Equality Law in Minnesota.
Posted in bikini kill, billy bragg, bob mould, breeders, circle jerks, jim carroll, joan jett, lou reed, love is the law, marriage equality, music, new york dolls, patti smith, Podcast, realpunkradio, suburbs, tom robinson, vaselines
Rural Ledge-ucation #96: More New Finds
By email@example.com on April 7, 2013
Another continuation of Friday’s new release show, along with a big announcement on the future of the Sunday morning show.
Posted in billy bragg, bonnie prince bailey, edwyn collins, gene clark, hillybilly moon explosion, house of love, jake bugg, jello biafra, music, new releases, nouvelle, pickwick, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, steve earle, wonder stuff
Rural Ledge-ucation #95: More Then And Now
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 31, 2013
Continuing on from Friday’s show with more old and new tracks!
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, dale watson, eels, josh rouse, music, phosphorescent, Podcast, realpunkradio, robyn hitchcock, Scott Hudson, son volt, steve earle
Live Ledge #97: Tributes
By email@example.com on January 25, 2013
Inspired by a Lydia Loveless song called “Steve Earle”, tonight’s show is nothing but songs about other artists.
Posted in Americana, amy rigby, anthemic pop wonder, art brut, big dipper, billy bragg, brian jonestown, centro-matic, dandy warhols, david bowie, drive-by truckers, firehose, hamell on trial, house of love, indie, j church, johnny thunders, jonathan richman, lucinda williams, lydia loveless, minutemen, music, nick lowe, old 97's, pavement, Podcast, posies, realpunkradio, redd kross, replacements, robyn hitchcock, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, shonen knife, sleater-kinney, slobberbone, steve westfield, supersuckers, talk, they might be giants, tommy womack, uncle tupelo, wesley willis
Live Ledge #89: Black Friday Sucks!
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #76: Election Day
By email@example.com on November 4, 2012
Two days away from the U.S. elections, Hudson compiled some of his favorite politician-related tracks.
Posted in billy bragg, bob dylan, election, folk, ian hunter, indie, john lennon, jonathan richman, music, neil young, pathos, phil ochs, Podcast, politicians, president, replacements, robyn hitchcock, rock, ry cooder, stephen malkmus, talk, talking heads, the move, the numbers, tom morello, Wilco, woody guthrie
Rural Ledge-ucation #72: 1st World Problems
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 30, 2012
Scott has plenty of things to whine about today, but also some great recent releases.
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, byrds, dave alvin, dwight yoakam, flamin' groovies, honeydogs, indie, justin townes earle, muddy waters, music, Podcast, r.e.m., realpunkradio, rolling stones, ryan adams, sadies, Scott Hudson, soft pack, talk, todd snider, velvet crush, Wilco, world party
Rural Ledge-ucation #66: Happy Birthday Joe Strummer!
By email@example.com on August 19, 2012
This Tuesday would have been Joe Strummer’s 60th birthday. Today’s show features his post-Clash career in celebration.
Posted in billy bragg, clash, joe strummer, johnny cash, mescaleros, mick jones, music, Podcast, punk, talk
Live Ledge #75: Peel Sessions (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 3, 2012
Nothing but tunes from the late, great John Peel archive!
Posted in 999, bbc, billy bragg, boomtown rats, bow wow wow, crass, drones, elvis costello, english beat, gang of four, garage, gary numan, housemartins, indie, j mascis, jam, jesus & mary chain, joe jackson, john peel, joy division, killing joke, lurkers, magazine, moondogs, music, only ones, Podcast, punk, rezillos, selector, skids, slits, smiths, stranglers, talk, thin lizzy, undertones, wire, x-ray spex
Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100
By email@example.com on July 15, 2012
Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, crazy horse, flatlanders, folk, indie, jay farrar, jayhawks, jules shear, music, neil young, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the band, the byrds, uncle tupelo, Wilco, woody guthrie
Rural Ledge-ucation #59: Weddings Stink!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 3, 2012
It’s wedding season, so here’s 90 minutes of songs that should give you silly people second thoughts about making this awful decision!
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, drive-by truckers, elvis costello, evan dando, excuse 17, gram parsons, guided by voices, indie, jason isbell, jerry lee lewis, jim cuddy, john wesley harding, juliana hatfield, kinks, laura cantrell, leeroy stagger, music, old 97's, paul kelly, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rockpile, Scott Hudson, stud cole, talk, two car garage, wedding, Wilco, woody guthrie, xtc
The Ledge #90: Jed’s Dead
By email@example.com on May 16, 2012
Jed’s Dead leader Edward Romero joins the show to talk about not only his band but his work in the film industry.
Posted in 16 horsepower, Americana, amilia spicer, billy bragg, bucksworth, dafni, dan janisch, edward romero, gear daddies, indie, jed's dead, mojave 3, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, uncle tupelo, whiskeytown
Rural Ledge-ucation #55: Oh Susannah
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 6, 2012
Another show of new and upcoming releases, highlighted by a preview of the reunion of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
Posted in bangles, best coast, billy bragg, diamond rugs, district attorneys, elvis costello, exene cervenka, garage, indie, Jack White, jerry jeff walker, john doe, m. ward, music, my bloody valentine, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, small faces, spiritualized., talk, tood snider, Wilco, woody guthrie, world party, x
Rural Ledge-ucation #52: Tax Deductible
By email@example.com on April 15, 2012
Nothing but songs about taxes and the government on this awful day where only accountants are happy.
Posted in bad religion, beatles, billy bragg, byrds, Cannibals, cheap trick, f.u.2, indie, johnny cash, johnny paycheck, kinks, mendoza line, music, music machine, nils, Podcast, realpunkradio, robert cray, Scott Hudson, sharon jones, spoon, talk, talking heads, tax, ten years after, the jam, the who, todd snider, unknowns
Rural Ledge-ucation #46: Down With Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 4, 2012
This morning’s show features collaborations, side projects, and guest appearances involving members of Wilco!
Posted in Americana, beck, billy bragg, bottle rockets, charlie louvin, deerhoof, edward burch, geraldine fibbers, golden smog, hilltops, indie, jay bennett, loose fur, mavis staples, minus 5, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, rosanne cash, Scott Hudson, son volt, steve forbert, talk, tim finn, titanic love affair, tommy keene, uncle tupelo, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #44: Punkish Songwriters
By email@example.com on February 19, 2012
What started out as a collection of punk-era singer/songwriters turned into something completely different.
Posted in billy bragg, dave edmunds, dream syndicate, elvis costello, graham parker, green on red, guadalcanal diary, indie, joe jackson, music, patti smith, paul kelly, peter case, Podcast, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rockpile, Scott Hudson, talk, tommy keene, waterboys, world party, x