By email@example.com (theledge) on January 20, 2023
With my brain focused on “Teenage Kicks” covers these days, it seems natural for me to put together another show of nothing but covers of classics tunes from the past. And tonight’s show could not have been timed better, as today Kepi Ghoulie of the Groovie Ghoulies put our a fabulous covers record, Full Moon Forever. Plus I’ve uncovered a number of other great new remakes the last few days, including Juniper’s lofi redo of “James” by The Bangles, Devil Love’s lovely tribute to Big Star’s “Thirteen”, and a trip back to my childhood with Jenny Dee & The Deelingquent’s rousing “Fox On the Run”. But, of course, the main focus is on the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” series, and tonight features the very first submission! It may be a bit fitting that said cover is by the one and only Malibu Lou at Rum Bar Records!!! Yes! He’s a huge fan, as you can tell by the accompanying email: “It’s one of my top 5 personal favorite songs ever. I covered it many years in many bands!! Here’s a demo version of Malibu Lou & The Attackers performing it circa 96 in NYC!!” I couldn’t be more thrilled, and […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 16, 2022
As I have stated quite often during these cover tune broadcasts, I have a special folder where I place remakes as I come across them. Once that folder is full, it’s time to do a show. This time around, that folder grew at a pretty rapid pace. Of course I’m going to air Ultrabomb’s version of “Sonic Reducer”. I don’t think anybody is surprised by the inclusion of “Borstal Breakdown” from that new live Replacements album. But many may be shocked by the inclusion of two tracks from the 1968 collaboration between Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood. Honestly, I had never heard these bonkers tunes until one day I hung out in my friend’s record store. Seriously, that version of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” is something everybody should check out. But what made it essential that I do this theme this very week are two special records that arrived a few days ago. The first is All The Covers (And More) by The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. Released on September 30 on Rum Bar Records, this 38 track compilation gathers together all of the remakes the band has recorded in their 25 year history. The other is the latest project by Geoff Palmer. Standing In […]
By email@example.com on May 27, 2022
As I’ve stated before, I have a special folder where I toss in various great cover tunes as I come across them. It was pretty much perfect timing that my folder became “show-length” just in time for this holiday weekend. What better way to begin the summer with revved-up remakes of some of our favorite tunes? Plus, I’ll take any opportunity to give more airplay to my pal Dave Scarbrough, especially when the one remake on his brand new album, Happy Ever After, is a Paul Westerberg tune! You all should check this album out! Also included in this broadcast are tracks from Steve Earle’s new tribute to his friend and mentor, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eric Ambel and Greg Hoy’s remakes of Neil Young tunes, The William Loveday Intention’s teardown of Bob Dylan tunes, and a few of our friends (The Short Fuses, New Rocket Union) from Minneapolis! Oh, and we have the exclusive covers by the Hoodoo Gurus that are only found on the vinyl version of their new Chariot of the Gods album. Speaking of Minneapolis, Cindy Lawson’s fabulous new record on Rum Bar Records, New Tricks, includes a tune written by the recently-deceased Lori Wray. I’m not […]
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By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 9, 2022
I was so excited to upload last night’s episode of The Ledge, as I believed I had a pretty cool theme put together. Unfortunately, once the live broadcast on RealPunkRadio concluded, I discovered that my recording device had malfunctioned. Still determined to share the episode, I decided to rerecord on Saturday afternoon. The first ten minutes of the broadcast had survived, so I included that bit and then recut my intros before reconstructing the rest of the show with the song files. What you get here is the natural successor to my earlier shows devoted to the magnificent year of 1977. This time, however, you’ll hear covers of songs played on those shows. And what an eclectic group of artists. You even hear southern rock legends The Outlaws bravely take on an Elvis Costello song in 1977. Who knew that even existed? I hope you enjoy this episode. A little warning, though. There may be some fluctuations in the levels, as some tracks are mastered louder than others. My broadcast program takes care of that during live shows, and I did attempt to manually boost a couple of really quiet tunes. I would love it if every listener bought at […]
By email@example.com on August 13, 2021
Part two of this month’s new release series carries on from the excellence of last week’s first show. There are great tribute records to John Prine and The Ramones, along with some other fabulous covers of the Flamin’ Groovies, T. Rex…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 16, 2020
On one of my laptops I have a folder where I toss in any cover versions that I think could possibly include in a Ledge episode. Once that folder has a sufficient number of songs I know it’s time to do a covers show.
This is that time. The folder …
By email@example.com on June 19, 2020
Once a year or so, I like to put together a show of nothing but covers. Partly due to COVID-19 this year has already seen more of these sorts of tracks than ever before. Bands have put out full albums or EP’s of covers; labels have upped the ante…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 22, 2019
Scott’s folder of new cover songs was full so it’s time for a show of nothing but reworked songs.
By email@example.com (Greg Lonesome) on January 23, 2019
A brand new Torpedohead track and the rest are all cover songs.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 19, 2018
Emptying the folder, so to speak, of cover tunes collected over the last few months.
By email@example.com on May 25, 2018
Two hours of some great recently discovered covers of great tunes, including a few surprises!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 24, 2016
Two hours of primarily brand new cover songs, along with a couple of tracks from Wreckless Eric’s performance at Total Drag Records.
By email@example.com (Greg Lonesome) on May 14, 2014
A long overdue episode of all covers. Had some really great feedback on this show while it was live, so hopefully you all will dig it. It was a lot of fun to put together.
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg Lonesome) on August 14, 2013
The Manifesto is back with another installment of Cover Your Ass, original songs backed with cover versions- some straight, some completely different. You may like the original better, or maybe the cover. Either way, I hope you dig the stuff … Continue reading →
By email@example.com on May 25, 2013
It’s been awhile since an all-covers show, so celebrate the holiday weekend with almost 2 1/2 hours of remade tunes!
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By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 29, 2012
Hudson’s 3rd annual Record Store Day recap reviews the pile of music released on his favorite day of the year.
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By email@example.com on March 25, 2012
Nick Lowe’s birthday is celebrated with some of his best tunes, covers, and production work.
Posted in brinsley schwarz, carlene carter, covers, damned, dr. feelgood, elvis costello, eric ambel, garage, glimmer stars, graham parker, indie, johnny cash, little village, lowe beats, music, nick lowe, Podcast, pretenders, pub rock, realpunkradio, richard hell, rockpile, Scott Hudson, steve earle, talk, Wilco, wreckless eric