The Ledge #532: SST Records (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com (theledge) on August 19, 2022
When I was informed there was a new book about one of my favorite labels of the 80s, I just had to have it. Jim Ruland’s Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise & Fall of SST Records is every bit as great as I hoped. It really tells the controversil tale of not only label founder Greg Ginn, but the entire circus of bands and staffers that ran a label that launched the careers of dozens of legendry artists. It was only natural that I put together a show dedicated to these artists, but I quickly discovered this story could not be told in one episode. Tonight’s broadcast starts off with a chronological look at most of the label’s first 20 or so releases, followed by another hour spotlighting some of my personal favorites. While I still have dozens of records to sample for next week’s episode, if there’s any you feel needs to be included, please let me know! 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 […]
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Live Ledge #210: By The Numbers, Part 1
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 18, 2015
To celebrate a birthday, Hudson starts a two-part series where he plays one song from every year he’s lived.
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Live Ledge #137: Alphabet Rock
By email@example.com on December 27, 2013
An alphabetical trip through some of Hudson’s favorite bands.
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Live Ledge #97: Tributes
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 25, 2013
Inspired by a Lydia Loveless song called “Steve Earle”, tonight’s show is nothing but songs about other artists.
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Live Ledge #83: Odds & Sods
By email@example.com on October 5, 2012
No real theme for this week – just some random tracks and irritated babbling from Scott.
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Live Ledge #60: 1987 (Again)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 6, 2012
Scott once again goes back a half-life for songs from a decadent year.
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Live Ledge #58: Kickstarter
By email@example.com on March 24, 2012
Besides a setlist of primarily new finds, there’s also a discussion of the Kickstarter fund for a documentary on Grant Hart.
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