Live Ledge #405: New Releases
By email@example.com on December 6, 2019
We’re wrapping up the year with some great episodes. This week features the final new release episode of the year, and there’s some great new tunes by artists such as Two Cow Garage’s Micah Schnabel, Graham Parker, Drive-By Truckers, The Whiffs, Gino and the Goons, and so many more. This month also sees the debut album for local post-punkers Lot Lizard, and I’m so proud of what they accomplished on this record. For more info, check out their bandcamp page! Besides all the new tracks, I made a last minute executive decision to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ disastrous Altamont concert. I have a feeling some time during this weekend I’m going to have to once again view “Gimme Shelter”. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
Posted in drive-by truckers, gino and the goons, graham parker, live ledge, lot lizard, micah schnabel, music, new releases, Podcast, Scott Hudson
Live Ledge #398: Nick Lowe
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 18, 2019
Nick Lowe has sort of quietly put together one of the best resumes in rock and roll history. He’s got tons of fantastic recordings, solo and with bands such as Brinsley Scwarz, Rockpile, and his recent collaborations with Los Straitjackets. He’s also one of the greatest producers of all times, helming some of the best albums or singles by the likes of Graham Parker & The Rumour, The Damned, Dr. Feelgood, Wreckless Eric, and, of course, Elvis Costello. Not to mention he was once married to Carlene Carter, which made him Johnny and June Carter Cash’s son-in-law! (Oh to be in the studio when Johnny recorded Nick’s “Without Love” accompanied by Elvis Costello, Dave Edmunds, and many others.) Inspired by the recent release of “Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe” by Will Birch, tonight’s show is a snapshot of just a few of those great moments. If you’re intersted at all in Lowe’s life, go buy this book. It’s informative and at times pretty hilarious. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
Posted in dave edmunds, elvis costello, graham parker, live ledge, music, nick lowe, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, wreckless eric
Live Ledge #388: From The Archives
By email@example.com on July 12, 2019
Despite what you may believe, archive releases come out throughout the year. It’s not just for the Christmas holidays or Record Store Days. During the year there are tons of compilations, live records, remasters, and other odds and ends. Tonight’s show collects a number of these. Acoustic versions of classic Graham Parker and Superchunk albums. A collection of acoustic covers recorded by Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz. Live albums by Johnny Thunders, Die Toten Hosen, Paul Kelly, and so much more. A riveting triple-disc compilation of Billy Childish’s 40 year careeer. All these and more! Listen and then please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! It’s that simple.
Posted in bill janovitz, dirty mac, graham parker, live ledge, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, superchunk
Live Ledge #361: 40 Best Records of 2018
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 21, 2018
It’s a countdown of Scott’s 40 favorite records of 2018.
Posted in archie bunkers, best of 2018, courtney barnett, graham parker, jeff tweedy, kurt vile, music, Podcast, shadracks, Subsonics, superchunk, ty segall
Live Ledge #347: New Releases
By email@example.com on September 7, 2018
The first Friday of every month is devoted to nothing but new releases, and this month is no different!
Posted in Americana, geoff palmer, graham parker, live ledge, new releases, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, shadracks
Live Ledge #201: Track Six
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 12, 2015
To celebrate the sixth month of the year, tonight’s show is nothing but the sixth tracks of fantastic albums.
Posted in aquadolls, benjamin booker, buzzcocks, cheap trick, clash, david bowie, die toten hosen, dogmatics, graham parker, husker du, jd mcpherson, jesus and mary chain, justin townes earle, live ledge, lydia loveless, magnolias, muffs, music, number ones, paul westerberg, plimsouls, Podcast, queers, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sleater-kinney, stiff little fingers, stooges, suburbs, talk, undertones, wrens, x
Live Ledge #200: New Releases
By email@example.com on June 5, 2015
Another month, another set of fantastic new tunes.
Posted in bo-dogs, cheap girls, france camp, froth, graham parker, guantanamo baywatch, gumbo ya-ya's, jello biafra, last bison, michael rault, montecristos, music, nils, panther ray, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, robert pollard, Scott Hudson, smoking popes, talk, thee oh sees, thee tsunamis, titus andronicus, warm soda
Live Ledge #192: Trio In a Row
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 27, 2015
Completing a trio of shows, tonight’s playlist features nothing but three consecutive classic tracks in a row.
Posted in bash and pop, buzzcocks, graham parker, indie, lemonheads, live ledge, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, social distortion, stooges, superchunk, talk
Live Ledge #187: Freedom
By email@example.com on February 20, 2015
Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!
Posted in a-bones, alex chilton, buzzcocks, carlene carter, clash, creation, dead bundy, delinquents, devo, downliners sect, dramarama, dwarves, elvis costello, godfathers, graham parker, jello biafra, jimmie rodgers, john wesley harding, kinks, lou reed, merle haggard, music, mystic eyes, natural child, newtown neurotics, nils, Podcast, prime movers, rave-ups, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the who, tim timebomb, todd snider, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #176: Bloodshot Records
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 21, 2014
The 20 year history of Bloodshot Records is celebrated on tonight’s show.
Posted in alejandro escovedo, andre williams, blitzen trapper, bloodshot records, bottle rockets, chuck prophet, cory branan, darrhea planet, dollar store, eddie spaghetti, freakwater, graham parker, handsome family, john doe, jon langford, justin townes earle, knitters, legendary shack shakers, limbeck, live ledge, lydia loveless, music, neko case, old 97's, Podcast, porter hall tn, realpunkradio, scott biram, Scott Hudson, starkweathers, superchunk, talk, trailer bride, two gallants, waco bros, warm soda
Live Ledge #160: Shuffle
By email@example.com on June 20, 2014
Scott let iTunes do all the work tonight in selecting the playlist.
Posted in avengers, clash, crass, d generation, descendents, dictators, distillers, elvis costello, figgs, future primitives, graham parker, gruesomes, hairlips, heartbreakers, jam, jesus and mary chain, jim jones revue, meteors, mind spiders, mono men, muck and mires, muffs, music, newtown neurotics, obits, pansy division, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Rise Against, saints, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, slobberbone, talk, wire
Live Ledge #152: Fantasy Festival (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 18, 2014
In response to the horrors of Coachella, Hudson curates his own personal music festival.
Posted in alex chilton, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bikini kill, blondie, buzzcocks, cheap trick, chuck berry, circle jerks, clash, cramps, damned, david bowie, dead boys, descendents, devo, downliners sect, Eddie Cochran, elvis costello, exploding hearts, f-units, face, gene vincent, graham parker, heartbreakers, husker du, jam, jawbreaker, jerry lee lewis, jesus and mary chain, johnny burnette, kinks, live ledge, lou reed, mc5, meteors, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk
Live Ledge #151: Record Company Weasels
By email@example.com on April 11, 2014
An entire show dedicated to those evil folks who control the record industry.
Posted in all, clash, dan baird, dead kennedys, elvis costello, graham parker, hot snakes, kathleen edwards, kinks, live ledge, minor threat, mudhoney, nervebreakers, nick lowe, nofx, patti smith, Podcast, poster children, ramones, realpunkradio, records, replacements, rezillos, robbie fulks, saints, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, stiff little fingers, supersuckers
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 #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
Rural Ledge-ucation #97: More 1982
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 14, 2013
Another carry-over from Friday’s Live Ledge – more tracks from the strangeness that was 1982!
Posted in cheap trick, clash, dave edmunds, db's, devo, dream syndicate, graham parker, jason & the scorchers, monochrome set, music, nick low, Podcast, producers, r.e.m., realpunkradio, richard hell, richard thompson, Scott Hudson, spongetones, squeeze, wire train, x, xtc
Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins
By email@example.com on February 24, 2013
Legendary session pianist Nicky Hopkins would have been 69 today, so today’s show includes some of the classic songs that features his work.
Posted in beatles, cyril davies, graham parker, jackie lomax, jayhawks, jefferson airplane, john lennon, kinks, move, music, nicky hopkins, Podcast, pretty things, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, talk, who
Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 17, 2013
A companion piece to Friday’s “lonely” episode, this morning is nothing but “bitter” tunes.
Posted in amy rigby, beatles, big star, bob dylan, elvis costello, graham parker, harry nilsson, indie, jam, joy division, kinks, marianne faithfull, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, smiths, talk, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #84: America’s Dewey Bunnell
By email@example.com on January 6, 2013
America founding member Dewey Bunnell calls in to today’s show to share stories about his 40 year music career.
Posted in america, Americana, dandy warhols, dewey bunnell, graham parker, music, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, talk, Wilco
Live Ledge #93: Christmas
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 22, 2012
Besides talking about the St. Paul Graham Parker concert Scott saw earlier this week, tonight is all about punk rock Christmas songs. For the 3rd straight year, Hudson ignores the sentimental garbage and piles on the edgier side of the holidays.
Posted in angry snowmans, atoms, bantam rooster, bloody muffs, brainless wonders, Christmas, graham parker, hilbilly casino, indie, jacobites, jukebox zeroes, kinks, kobanes, lemonaids, mansfields, mark lanegan, matthew ryan, music, nimrods, paul westerberg, Podcast, pogues, punk, ramonas, renfields, rocket 455, sonics, talk, thee headcoatees, vice squad, yobs
Live Ledge #91: Gorman Bechard Interview
By email@example.com on December 7, 2012
Director Gorman Bechard returns to Live Ledge to discuss the DVD releases of Color Me Obsessed and What Did You Expect?, and to also talk about his next project, A Dog Named Gucci.
Posted in a dog named gucci, cheap trick, color me obsessed, gorman bechard, graham parker, indie, jerry lee lewis, jim jones revue, jim reid, king khan, Little Richard, mahones, matthew sweet, mono men, music, orwells, pipe, Podcast, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, swearin, talk, tom waits, waxahatchee
Rural Ledge-ucation #80: More New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 2, 2012
Part two of the weekend’s sampling of new releases focuses on the quieter tracks that Hudson has found intriguing.
Posted in acoustic, Americana, banjoey ramone, bettye lavette, buddy miller, cowboy junkies, folk, graham parker, high lonesome, jesse malin, jim lauderdale, lloyd cole, mike doughty, minnesota, music, my morning jacket, Podcast, pogues, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, tracey thorn
Rural Ledge-ucation #78: Almost Thanksgiving
By email@example.com on November 18, 2012
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving a bit early, with songs about not only the big day but the wonderful food we’ll all be pigging out on.
Posted in blade babies, bo diddley, cracker, david bowie, drive-by truckers, elliott smith, graham parker, hayes carill, hoodoo gurus, jay bennett, leadbelly, music, noble watts, Podcast, ray davies, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, Thanksgiving, the fall, the soft boys, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #68: Labor Day
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 2, 2012
It’s a celebration of Labor Day, but we also mourn the of the end of summer on today’s Rural Ledge-ucation!
Posted in alex chilton, Americana, baseball project, db's, earlimart, frank black, graham parker, indie, jim carroll, john wesley harding, johnny cash, kinks, lemonheads, lou reed, members, music, peter case, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, todd snider, walkabouts, woody guthrie
Rural Ledge-ucation #67: More New Finds
By email@example.com on August 26, 2012
Friday’s Live Ledge was all about the noisier releases I’ve acquired in recent weeks. Today’s Rural Ledge-ucation focuses on the quieter new stuff.
Posted in afghan whigs, Americana, andre williams, blur, dinosaur jr, felice brothers, flatlanders, graham parker, indie, kinks, los lobos, music, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, rodriguez, ry cooder, sadies, Scott Hudson, talk, Wilco
Live Ledge #71: Cruel Summer
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 22, 2012
The longest day of the year has inspired the longest Ledge show – 44 tracks of summer-related tunes!
Posted in adolescents, bare wires, blagh dhalia, brewers, cheap girls, cosmic dropouts, cramps, Demons, Eddie Cochran, famous monsters, garage, go, graham parker, howler, husker du, indie, jesus and mary chain, kinks, lyres, male bonding, material issue, meteors, muck and the mires, music, new salem witch hunters, pathos, pink mink, Podcast, punk, radio birdman, rainmakers, ramones, realpunkradio, rhett miller, Scott Hudson, shonen knife, small faces, sonic avenues, stabilizers, superchunk, talk, thee headcoats, thee holy ghosts, tuuli, ty segall, undertones, vikings, vindictives, whild billy childish, white wires, x
Live Ledge #68: More 1977
By email@example.com on June 1, 2012
Last week’s ’77 theme went so well it just had to be repeated!
Posted in 1977, ac/dc, boomtown rats, buzzcocks, cheap trick, chris spedding, clash, damned, dead boys, dictators, dmz, dogs, eater, elvis costello, garage, germs, graham parker, hysptrz, indie, jam, kinks, kiss, misfits, motorhead, music, only ones, Podcast, punk, ramones, real kids, realpunkradio, rubber city rebels, Scott Hudson, sham 69, slaughter and the dogs, stranglers, suicide, talk, thin lizzy, weirdos, wreckless eric, x-ray spex, zeroes
Live Ledge #67: 1977
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 25, 2012
Is 1977 the greatest year in rock ‘n’ roll? Check out this show and judge for yourself.
Posted in 1977, adverts, boys, buzzcocks, cheap trick, clash, damned, dave edmunds, david bowie, devo, drones, eddie & the hot rods, elvis costello, garage, generation x, gizmos, graham parker, iggy pop, indie, jam, johnny thunders, jonathan richman, music, nerves, nick lowe, Podcast, punk, radio birdman, ramones, realpunkradio, rezilios, richard hell, runaways, saints, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, status quo, talk, talking heads, television, ultravox, vibrators, wire
Live Ledge #64: RIP Adam Yauch
By email@example.com on May 4, 2012
Besides a tribute to Adam Yauch from the Beasties, we celebrate Link Wray’s birthday and preview a ton of upcoming releases.
Posted in adam yauch, beastie boys, brian fallon, cheap time, dan vapid, deer tick, diamond rugs, die toten hosen, elvis costello, figgs, garage, gaslight anthem, gay sportscasters, graham parker, hickoids, hot rats, indie, jason and the scorchers, jason ringenberg, jawbreaker, joey ramone, link wray, music, nervebreakers, nomads, OFF!, Podcast, public image ltd, punk, replacements, small faces, t. tex edwards, talk, teenagers
Rural Ledge-ucation #49: Happy Birthday Nick Lowe
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Rural Ledge-ucation #47: Daylight Savings Time
By email@example.com on March 11, 2012
The angriest Sunday show to date, as Scott not only hates daylight savings time but technology!
Posted in 13th floor elevators, Americana, bob dylan, bottle rockets, cheap trick, daylight savings time, feelies, flag with hank, go-betweens, graham parker, indie, jesus and mary chain, johnny cash, madness, music, neutral milk hotel, Podcast, pretenders, rank strangers, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, son volt, stereotypes, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground
Live Ledge #54: Get Well Slim!
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Rural Ledge-ucation #44: Punkish Songwriters
By email@example.com on February 19, 2012
What started out as a collection of punk-era singer/songwriters turned into something completely different.
Posted in billy bragg, dave edmunds, dream syndicate, elvis costello, graham parker, green on red, guadalcanal diary, indie, joe jackson, music, patti smith, paul kelly, peter case, Podcast, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rockpile, Scott Hudson, talk, tommy keene, waterboys, world party, x