The Ledge #557: 1998
By email@example.com (theledge) on February 24, 2023
It’s always shocking when you stumble upon tweets or articles noting the anniversary of beloved albums. You can’t help but wonder how something that seems like it came out yesterday is actually…well, old! That’s the case with tonight’s show. Every single song you hear is 25 years old. It’s just insane to me that some of my favorite Americana (Son Volt, Golden Smog, Drive-By Truckers), power pop (Sloan, Tommy Keene, Nada Surf), singer/songwriter (Elliott Smith, Silver Jews), and punk (Fugazi, Screeching Weasel, Bad Religion) records have hit this milestone. It just doesn’t feel like nostalgia As for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” entry, I’ve got a fabulous rarity. 1998 saw the release of Scandal Controvery and Romance, the classic debut record by The Prissteens. To celebrate the 45th birthday of their A&R rep, Howard Thompson, the pressed up 45 copies of a tribute song called “Oh Howard!”. The b-side of this single was their Undertones cover that featured a few lyrical changes and retitled “Teenage Dicks”. (Both of these tracks were eventually reissued on 2020’s The Hound collection of rarities and demos.) Once again, I’m always actively looking for new covers of “Teenage Kicks”. Please don’t hesitate to create your own personal […]
Posted in 1998, fleshtones, garage, golden smog, indie, liz phair, music, Podcast, power pop, prissteens, punk, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, sonic youth, teenage kicks, tommy keene
The Ledge #463: Songs About The Ramones
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 19, 2021
As I state at the beginning of the show, the initial idea for this theme came from the plethora of recent songs that mention The Ramones in the title, both individually and as a group. Add to that a few faves from the past, along with some great sugges…
Posted in amy rigby, cj ramone, drive-by truckers, fleshtones, hayley crushers, jason ringenberg, leeroy stagger, pavid vermin, Podcast, punk, ramones, ratboys, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, The Ledge
The Ledge #450: New Releases
By email@example.com on November 6, 2020
In all the years of doing this monthly new release show, this may be the most varied I’ve ever done. After initial sets of folk-ish, acoustic rock, this month’s supersized show gradually built up the intensity until a final set of veteran h…
Posted in adolescents, descendents, eels, elvis costello, fleshtones, jeff tweedy, kevin morby, Kurt Baker, music, new releases, Podcast, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #241: Compilations
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 20, 2016
Box sets, tribute records, and other sorts of compilations are the subject of tonight’s show.
Posted in Compilations, fleshtones, live ledge, Podcast, Scott Hudson
Live Ledge #216: Halloween
By email@example.com on October 30, 2015
The ultimate rock and roll holiday is celebrated tonight!
Posted in a-bones, agent orange, chuck berry, cramps, dead brothers, dwarves, electric frankenstein, fleshtones, fuzztones mummies, Halloween, king khan, los straitjackets, makers, misfits, music, new york dolls, Podcast, realpunkradio, redd kross, rev horton heat, revillos, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, social distortion, sonics, southern culture on the skids, spits meteors, suburbs, suicide commandos, talk, thee cormans, thee spivs
Live Ledge #214: 1980
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 16, 2015
Live Ledge goes back to 1980 for two hours of punk, post-punk, and every other form of alt-rock from that year!
Posted in angry samoans, black flag, clash, cramps, dead kennedys, devo, elvis costello, english beat, fleshtones, hollywood brats, husker du, hypstrz, jam, jim carroll, magazine, members, music, phones, Podcast, pretenders, purple hearts, ramones, realpunkradio, rockpile, Scott Hudson, soft boys, squeeze, suburbs, talk, x
Live Ledge #181: Leftovers
By email@example.com on January 9, 2015
Live Ledge is back after a two-week hiatus with tracks from records that just missed the cut from making Hudson’s Best of 2014 list!
Posted in baby ghosts, chris spedding, cozy, cracker, creeps, ex hex, fleshtones, game theory, geoff useless, growlers, hospitality, james williamson, jonny two bags, meatbodies, memories, Podcast, radio birdman, rev horton heat, scott biram, sonny vincent, spider bags, sugar stems, supersuckers, swingin utters, together pangea, tween, ty segall, yo la tengo
Live Ledge #166: 1994 Again
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 22, 2014
There was so much music and so little time last week that the 1994 theme has been expanded to this week’s episode.
Posted in american music club, bad religion, built to spill, cramps, devil dogs, drive like jehu, fleshtones, frank black, gas huffer, gories, helmet, house of large sizes, insomniacs, jesus lizard, johnny cash, kevin salem, killdozer, l7, liquor giants, live ledge, meices, music, nova mob, pleasure fuckers, Podcast, polvo, queers, ramone, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, screeching weasel, shane macgowan, shellac, soul asylum, sugar, talk, weezer, zeros
Live Ledge #143: New Releases
By email@example.com on February 7, 2014
The first Friday of the month means it’s new release time on Live Ledge!
Posted in against me!, chuck ragan, cloud nothings, fleshtones, fm359, guided by voices, hold steady, hospitality, lawrence arms, lucinda williams, music, nashville pussy, new mendicants, new releases, novice, old 97's, pack a.d., Podcast, realpunkradio, reverend horton heat, robbing banks, Scott Hudson, split squad, supersuckers, the men, tim timebomb, uncle tupelo, undecided by default
Live Ledge #141: Odds And Sods
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 24, 2014
There’s no real theme tonight. Just a bunch of killer songs and some babbling.
Posted in archers of loaf, biters, bremen riot, cherry glazerr, clash, dan vapid, dead boys, fidlar, fleshtones, grand champeen, havalinas, iggy, jam, johnny thunders, live ledge, mind spiders, misfits, music, new york dolls, night marchers, obits, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, saints, Scott Hudson, springsteen, suicide, superchunk, tommy keene, two cow garage, wrens
Live Ledge #130: Halloween
By email@example.com on October 25, 2013
Hudson’s 4th annual Halloween-themed show! A perfect soundtrack for trick or treaters!
Posted in 3-d invisibles, black lips, brains, fleshtones, Halloween, healers, live ledge, lost straitjackets, low culture, misfits, music, no direction, peter murphy, Podcast, realpunkradio, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, sonics, southern culture on the skids, thee oh sees, trent reznor
Live Ledge #114: 1983
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #107: 1982 (Again)
By email@example.com on April 12, 2013
Another examination of the great music that came out in 1982!
Posted in adicts, angry samoans, bad religion, bauhaus, crash street kids, crass, cure, dead kennedys, descendents, elvis costello, english beat, fear, fleshtones, inxs, lords of the new church, mission of burma, music, plimsouls, Podcast, psychedelic furs, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, suburbs, translator, zero boys
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.
Posted in alter boys, angry samoans, barfly, bobby sutliff, butthole surfers, cat heads, close lobsters, connells, cult, d.o.a., descendents, dinosaur jr, firehose, fleshtones, garage, goo goo dolls, hardo-ons, hoodoo gurus, husker du, indie, jazz butcher, jesus and mary chain, lemonheads, lime spiders, los lobos, mickey rourke, miracle legion, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, saints, Scott Hudson, scruffy the cat, smiths, talk, wedding present, x