The Ledge #550: 1978
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on January 6, 2023
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been hinting that I’ll be starting 2023 with a big announcement. Well, tonight’s the night!In my eyes, “Teenage Kicks” is a perfect pop song; the greatest punk-inspired single of all time. Two minutes and 27 seconds of rock and roll at its finest. The sentiments are the same youthful expressions of the original rock and roll explosion of the 1950s. Instead of Little Richard or Jerry Lee Lewis boogie woogie piano, it’s buzzsaw guitars that accompany Undertones vocalist Fergal Sharkey’s desire for that “girl in the neighborhood” that he wishes “was mine she looks so good”. It’s the musical template later utilized by Husker Du, Pixies, Green Day, and hundreds of other pop-punkers for decades to come (for better or worse).Since I love the song so much, I have found myself collecting all kinds of versions over the years. In fact, a little glance at my master iTunes library a few months ago showed that I owned over 30 covers of this tune. Just two weeks ago, I discovered that a Minneapolis band I loved in the 90s had released a remake as a now rare b-side (more on that next week). With […]
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The Ledge #508: 1977
By email@example.com on February 18, 2022
“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…
Posted in 1977, boomtown rats, buzzcocks, clash, elvis costello, music, Podcast, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sham 69, stranglers, The Ledge
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
Rural Ledge-ucation #92: Daylight Savings Time
By email@example.com on March 10, 2013
We all hate it, so why not a show dedicated to daylight savings time?
Posted in boomtown rats, bottle rockets, byrds, cheap trick, elvis costello, gear daddies, jam, jayhawks, jesus & mary chain, music, paul westerberg, phones, Podcast, rank strangers, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, stems, talk, tommy keene, uncle tupelo, vic chesnutt
Live Ledge #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 7, 2012
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.
Posted in archers of loaf, beatles, big star, bob dylan, boomtown rats, clash, david bowie, dinosaur jr, flamin' groovies, garage, guided by voices, husker du, indie, jam, kinks, love, mc5, monkees, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, reverend horton heat, rocket from the crypt, rolling stones, ronettes, scott hudosn, sex pistols, stooges, supershunk, sweet, t. rex, talk, tommy keene, translator, uncle tupelo, x
Live Ledge #75: Peel Sessions (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com 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
Live Ledge #68: More 1977
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 1, 2012
Last week’s ’77 theme went so well it just had to be repeated!
Posted in 1977, ac/dc, boomtown rats, buzzcocks, cheap trick, chris spedding, clash, damned, dead boys, dictators, dmz, dogs, eater, elvis costello, garage, germs, graham parker, hysptrz, indie, jam, kinks, kiss, misfits, motorhead, music, only ones, Podcast, punk, ramones, real kids, realpunkradio, rubber city rebels, Scott Hudson, sham 69, slaughter and the dogs, stranglers, suicide, talk, thin lizzy, weirdos, wreckless eric, x-ray spex, zeroes
Live Ledge #57: Paddy O’Ledge
By email@example.com on March 16, 2012
The perfect soundtrack to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
Posted in bap kennedy, bastards on parade, belfast gypsys, black tartan clan, blaggards, bloody irish boys, blue casket, boomtown rats, celtic, cherry cokes, commitments, craic, damien dempsey, dreadnoughts, dropkick murphys, fisticuffs, flogging molly, greenland whalefishers, indie, irish, irish bastard, mahones, modern b beard, music, nips, Podcast, pogues, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, shane macgowan, skels, smoking popes, steve earle, stiff little fingers, talk, them, thin lizzy, tossers, undertones, waterboys