The Ledge #560: Home Plays
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on March 17, 2023
This is another of those shows that really has no format. It’s pretty much a rundown of the music I’ve been listening to around the house the last couple of weeks. There’s some great reissued vinyl by Thee Headcoats, Beat Happening, Bottle Rockets, and others. There’s old faves pulled out of the stacks by the likes of Jason and the Scorchers, Hypstrz, Curtiss A, and (shockingly) The Replacements. But I also made room for some new tunes, highlighted by the return of Minneapolis faves High on Stress with their new single, “Over/Thru”. I have no word as of this point whether it’s a sneak preview of a new full-length album, but I’m obviously hoping that’s the case. Other new tracks include tunes by Huck 2, The Downhauls, Lone Wolf, and The Tearaways. As for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks”series, I aired one of the more interesting remakes that I’ve found of this fabulous song. The story goes that at some point many years ago, former Young Ones star Adriam Edmondson “accidentally” bought a mandolin. After learning a few chords he began to play a few old punk rock faves. This led to him forming a Celtic-leaning band, The Bad […]
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The Ledge #537: Twin\Tone Records
By email@example.com (theledge) on September 23, 2022
After the success of last month’s series on SST Records, it was only natural that I took a look at doing a similar series featuring another of my favorite record labels of the 80s. I’d actually been thinking about a Twin\Tone Records episode for a long, long time, so why not do it now? Many people think of only bands such as The Replacements, The Suburbs, and Soul Asylum when thinking about this label. Oh no, there is so much more. There is such a wealth that even this two hour episode misses out on some great, great releases. But I did what I could. Just like with the first SST episode, the initial 45 minutes or so are a chronological look at the label’s early releases. Singles by not only The Suburbs but Fingerprints, Curtiss A, and The Pistons. Later in the show I’ve got some favorite tracks by The Phones, The Magnolias, and The Feelies, along with an early release by The Jayhawks. I did refrain from including material from the many sub-labels that were in the Twin\Tone empire. Maybe that could be a future show? I would love it if every listener bought at least one record […]
Posted in 1980's, curtiss a, feelies, fingerprints, jayhawks, magnolias, minneapolis, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, suburbs, The Ledge, twintone
The Ledge #429: More Minneapolis
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 29, 2020
After last week’s Minneapolis edition of my favorite songs of all time I was contacted by a ton of listeners with their own favorites of the great city. With that sort of response I coudn’t help but doing a sequel consisting of nothing but …
Posted in blind shake, cows, curtiss a, ed ackerson, minneapolis, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
Live Ledge #150: New Releases
By email@example.com on April 4, 2014
The first Friday of the month means it is time to review and preview brand new music!
Posted in afghan whigs, baseball, baseball project, bill dankert, bob mould, brody dalle, coathangers, creeping ivies, curtiss a, fucked up, heil hipster, high on stress, hold steady, jesus sons, jonny two bags, joseph arthur, little you little me, OFF!, old 97's, peter buck, Podcast, runaways, slim dunlap, stiff little fingers
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 #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 #102: Songs For Slim
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 8, 2013
Tonight’s show debuts the entire new Replacements EP, Songs For Slim, along with the original versions of the covers. Plus, tracks from future Songs For Slim contributors.
Posted in craig finn, curtiss a, deer tick, ethel merman, frank black, jayhawks, joe henry, john doe, leon payne, lucero, lucinda williams, minus 5, music, nico, paul westerberg, Podcast, replacements, slim dunlap, songs for slim, songsforslim, steve earle, suicide commandos, tommy keene, x, you am i, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #54: Get Well Slim!
By email@example.com on February 24, 2012
A busy show – besides a tribute to former MC5 bassist Michael Davis there’s lots of time devoted to wishing former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap a speedy recovery.
Posted in chuck prophet, clash, crap detectors, curtiss a, damned, dan baird, destroy all monsters, didjits, doug derek, dwarves, elvis costello, fastbacks, garage, graham parker, hellacopters, indie, leisure class, losin' streaks, mc5, mind spiders, music, nervebreakers, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, rich hopkins, rudi, Scott Hudson, seat belts, shane macgowan, slim dunlap, talk, tommy bell, tommy womack, turbonegro, who, wire