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 #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 #479: Second Quarter Report
By email@example.com on June 25, 2021
There’s not a lot to say about this show, as the title pretty much describes the contents of this broadcast. It’s the final show of June, which means the second quarter of the year has now concluded. Hence, tonight’s show features the…
Posted in best of 2021, gary louris, guided by voices, juliana hatfield, liz phair, music, peter bruntnell, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, you am i
Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 27, 2015
A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.
Posted in alex chilton, aquadolls, babes in toyland, big star, box tops, chris bell, crash street kids, david bowie, flamin oh's, gene vincent, husker du, jerry lee lewis, joe strummer, joey ramone, johnny burnette, live ledge, liz phair, lou reed. t rex, lydia loveless, magnolias, muffs, music, new york dolls, patti smith, phones, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, sonics, stooges, suburbs, suicide commandos, talk scott hudson, tommy stinson, undertones, westerberg
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 #165: Eddie Spaghetti
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 15, 2014
Tonight’s special interview was with Supersuckers leader Eddie Spaghetti, who will appear in Sioux Falls next Friday night (8/22) at Big’s.
Posted in archers of loaf, bottle rockets, eddie spaghetti, fall-outs, figgs, guided by voices, hole, jawbox, jawbreaker, jello biafra, jesus and mary chain, jon spencer, live ledge, liz phair, meat puppets, mojo nixon, music, nick cave, pavement, pj harvey, Podcast, realpunkradio, rev horton heat, Scott Hudson, sebadoh, small 23, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, todd snider, unwound, velvet crush, wrens
Rural Ledge-ucation #60: Marriage Stinks!
By email@example.com on June 10, 2012
A followup to last week’s anti-wedding show, today we concentrate on songs that describe the perils of wedded “bliss”.
Posted in Americana, amy rigby, ben folds, black keys, bob dylan, country, cowboy junkies, divorce, elbow, elvis costello, fall, frank sinatra, hayes carill, indie, jan terri, jerry lee lewis, kelly hogan, kitty wells, knack, liz phair, marriage, marvin gaye, music, national, nina simone, other kids, paul westerberg, Podcast, richard linda thompson, Soul, squeeze, talk, tammy wynette, tom waits, Wilco