The Ledge #537: Twin\Tone Records
By firstname.lastname@example.org (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 #476: Happy Birthday Bobby D!
By email@example.com on May 28, 2021
Putting together a Dylan tribute show for this week was clearly a no-brainer. After all, he turned 80 years old this past Monday! Of course The Ledge would celebrate! It actually wasn’t until the day of his birthday that I decided on this theme, though, and I have to give special thanks to Lydia Loveless. To help raise money for NIVA (National Independent Venue Association), Lydia and a dozen other artists were a part of Happy Birthday Uncle Bob! A Dylan Tribute. That release is just one of many recent releases that are the focus of the first half of the show. Daniel Romano, Billy Childish (as The William Loveday Intention), Lucinda Williams, and others have full-length albums of Dylan remakes, and the second half of the show consists of some old favorites such as Paul Westerberg, Jason & The Scorchers, Mike Ness, and many others. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these […]
Posted in birthday, covers, dylan, jayhawks, lucinda williams, lydia loveless, music, Podcast, ramones, replacements, westerberg, william loveday, yo la tengo
The Ledge #441: Fave Records of Summer 2020
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 28, 2020
The calendar may have a different definition, but summer to me has always been the months of June, July, and August. With that in mind, since tonight was my last show for August I decided to put together a show of nothing but my favorite new records fr…
Posted in 2020, dylan, jayhawks, music, old 97's, pavid vermin, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, summer, The Ledge
The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis
By email@example.com on May 22, 2020
It’s safe to say that a Minneapolis-themed show would come out of the series of my favorite songs of all time. It was actually the easiest of the shows to put together. No, it’s not two hours of Replacements and Husker Du songs. Certainly both of those bands are well-represented but so many other bands from that great city had a huge impact on my life. Many of these are extremely popular (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs) but there are also a lesser-known ton of records that were just as important in my life. For example, I saw The Phones as many times over the years as I saw any of these other bands. And I may not know much about the history of artists such as The Ticks or Crash Street Kids but I played those records to death over the years. Now here’s a bit of a disclaimer. I did switch away from Minneapolis for a long set of Sioux Falls bands, and other artists from places such as Austin, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa are represented. And technically The Hold Steady are a Brooklyn band. But Minneapolis certainly influenced all of the Sioux Falls bands I included, and […]
Posted in garage, hold steady, husker du, jayhawks, minneapolis, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, The Ledge
Live Ledge #381: 1989
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 24, 2019
No, this show is not about Taylor Swift. It’s the first part of a look at the final year of the 80’s. Was it as dismal as we’ve been led to believe?
Posted in bob mould, grant hart, jayhawks, live ledge, magnolias, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements
Live Ledge #322: Comebacks
By email@example.com on February 16, 2018
A look at some of the artists who have recently released some of their best music in years.
Posted in adicts, chelsea, jayhawks, live ledge, music, Podcast, ray davies
Live Ledge #182: 1995
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 #163: Jason Isbell
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 25, 2014
Tonight’s show includes an interview with Jason Isbell, along with some great Americana tracks!
Posted in bottle rockets, buddy miller, centro-matic, deer tick, del lords, drive-by truckers, green on red, hard working americans, hickoids, hillbilly moon explosion, hurray for the riff raff, jason and the scorchers, jason isbell, jayhawks, jonny two bags, live ledge, lone justice, lucinda williams, lydia loveless, nikki lane, old 97's, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, steve earle, supersuckers, two cow garage, uncle tupelo, whiskeytown
Live Ledge #134: New Finds
By email@example.com on December 6, 2013
Another show featuring nothing but new releases and online discoveries!
Posted in billy bragg, bremen riot, cheap time, delusionaires, drive-by truckers, feelies, fuzz, fuzztones, godfathers, high learys, jayhawks, kinks, latex novelties, live ledge, lyres, music, neo boys, normals, pampers, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sham 69, skunks, slim dunlap, songsforslim, tall boys, thee headcoats, uncle tupelo, young fresh fellows
Rural Ledge-ucation #99: Cowpunk
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 28, 2013
The death of George Jones has inspired Hudson to look back at some of the 80′s country-punk that led him on the path to understanding the greatness of old school country artists.
Posted in beat farmers, blasters, camper van beethoven, Cowpunk, dream syndicate, elvis costello, green on red, jason and the scorchers, jayhawks, long ryders, los lobos, music, Podcast, rank and file, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, uncle tupelo, x
Rural Ledge-ucation #92: Daylight Savings Time
By email@example.com on March 10, 2013
We all hate it, so why not a show dedicated to daylight savings time?
Posted in boomtown rats, bottle rockets, byrds, cheap trick, elvis costello, gear daddies, jam, jayhawks, jesus & mary chain, music, paul westerberg, phones, Podcast, rank strangers, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, stems, talk, tommy keene, uncle tupelo, vic chesnutt
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
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 #74: New Stuff
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 14, 2012
Along with some of Scott’s walking soundtrack, there’s lots of new releases to air today.
Posted in ac newman, Americana, bettye lavette, holly golightly, indie, jason collett, jayhawks, mark eitzel, matthew ryan, music, neil young, old 97's, paul westerberg, peter buck, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, tim rogers, Wanda Jackson
Rural Ledge-ucation #69: Life Story (Pt. 2)
By email@example.com on September 9, 2012
The conclusion of the year-by-year musical analysis of host Scott Hudson’s life starts with 1995 and ends with a release that coincides with his birthday!
Posted in Americana, arcade fire, art brut, bob dylan, built to spill, decemberists, golden smog, hold steady, ike reilly, jayhawks, joe strummer, music, neutral milk hotel, paul westerberg, peter bruntnell, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, tom waits, violet, whiskeytown, white stripes, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #64: Bootlegs
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 5, 2012
Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!
Posted in afghan whigs, bob dylan, bootleg, demo, elvis costello, gaslight anthem, indie, jayhawks, johnny thunders, justin townes earle, music, neil young, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, radio session, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, tom petty, waterboys, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100
By email@example.com on July 15, 2012
Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, crazy horse, flatlanders, folk, indie, jay farrar, jayhawks, jules shear, music, neil young, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the band, the byrds, uncle tupelo, Wilco, woody guthrie