The Ledge #551: 1993
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on January 13, 2023
I have to admit that tonight’s show made me feel like an old man. Sure, I’ve done shows devoted to individual years on a regular basis, but I’ve fully understood that the songs featured on a broadcast like last week’s 1978 tribute were nostalgic looks at the past. But tonight’s show featuring (almost) nothing but tunes from 1993 didn’t feel like a nostalgia trip. These songs don’t feel like they are 30 years old. I swear they were released just a few years ago. Maybe it’s because I still have such a connection to records like Archers of Loaf’s Icky Mettle. Or the fact that Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” still packs the same punch it did back when it was released. Plus, I’ve obviously spent plenty of time with all of the solo albums released by former members of The Replacements. Even this week’s second edition of my “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” dates back to 1993, and in a weird sort of twist was the reason I came up with this idea. As I said last week, I had earlier realized that I owned quite a few versions of the song. But I had read on Facebook that a great […]
Posted in 1993, alternative, bikini kill, cracker, frank black, fugazi, indie, liz phair, loose rails, muffs, music, Podcast, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, teenage kicks, westerberg
The Ledge #416: Scott’s Faves, Vol. 2
By email@example.com on February 21, 2020
A few weeks ago I debuted a new series documenting my favorite songs of all time. What began as a quest for one tight 30-song set turned into a folder filled with close to 200 songs. The first show primarily featured aggressive tracks from the 60’…
Posted in archers of loaf, fugazi, garage, Podcast, power pop, pretenders, punk, realpunkradio, runaways, Scott Hudson, superchunk
Live Ledge #333: 1988
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 18, 2018
It’s a wonderful trip in time back to the magical year of 1988
Posted in 1988, camper van beethoven, feelies, fugazi, music, Podcast, soul asylum
Live Ledge #182: 1995
By email@example.com on January 16, 2015
As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.
Posted in archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bad religion, bikini kill, blue mountain, boss hog, dashboard saviors, elastica, elvis costello, Face to Face, fugazi, guided by voices, harvesters, jason and scorchers, jawbreaker, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, l7, live ledge, liz phair, mudhoney, muffs, Podcast, realpunkradio, riverdales, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, son volt, steve earle, superchunk, supersuckers, throwing muses, vic chesnutt, whiskeytown, Wilco
Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 12, 2014
Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.
Posted in afghan whigs, artwoods, best of 2014, bluebells, bob dylan, camper van beethoven, close lobsters, csny, fugazi, jam, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, kinks, mighty lemon drops, music, pixies, Podcast, primal scream, reissues, replacements, scruffy the cat, small faces, springsteen, superchunk, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground, Wilco
Live Ledge #126: 1988
By email@example.com on September 27, 2013
Nothing but music from 1988 tonight, along with some commentary from Scott on his recent interview with Big Brother cast member Amanda Zuckerman.
Posted in 1988, adolescents, alice donut, amanda zuckerman, bad religion, bb15, big brother, big brother gossip show, billy bragg, bongwater, camper van beethoven, dead milkmen, dinosaur jr, flaming lips, fugazi, graham parker, junk monkeys, lemonheads, live ledge, mudhoney, music, naked raygun, nick cave, Operation Ivy, pixies, Podcast, robyn hitchcock, social distortion, soul asylum, the fall
Live Ledge #89: Black Friday Sucks!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 23, 2012
Two hours of songs against the travesty of Black Friday, and the cretins who make it out to shop when they should still be sleeping.
Posted in alex chilton, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bad religion, billy bragg, black friday, clash, dashboard saviors, dead kennedys, devo, fugazi, gang of four, garage, guadalcanal diary, guided by voices, indie, jam, jim jones revue, jonathan richman, juliana hatfield, killing joke, kinks, mekons, meyerman, mojo nixon, monkees, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, saints, Scott Hudson, slits, talk, testors, tom waits, weezer, x-ray specs
Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)
By email@example.com on August 10, 2012
Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.
Posted in babes in toyland, big black, bratmobile, breeders, brian jonestown massacre, chris spedding, close lobsters, cramps, damned, detroit cobras, frank black, fugazi, garage, generation x, hole, hot snakes, indie, john peel, meteors, mudhoney, mummies, music, new bomb turks, nirvana, pavement, peel sessions, pixies, Podcast, pogues, shadowy men on a shadowy planet, shellac, siouxsie and the banshees, sonic youth, soundgarden, squeeze, stiff little fingers, sugarcubes, talk, teenage fanclub, the cure, the fall, velocity girl, vibrators, wedding present, ween, white stripes, young marble giants