The Ledge #532: SST Records (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on August 19, 2022
When I was informed there was a new book about one of my favorite labels of the 80s, I just had to have it. Jim Ruland’s Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise & Fall of SST Records is every bit as great as I hoped. It really tells the controversil tale of not only label founder Greg Ginn, but the entire circus of bands and staffers that ran a label that launched the careers of dozens of legendry artists. It was only natural that I put together a show dedicated to these artists, but I quickly discovered this story could not be told in one episode. Tonight’s broadcast starts off with a chronological look at most of the label’s first 20 or so releases, followed by another hour spotlighting some of my personal favorites. While I still have dozens of records to sample for next week’s episode, if there’s any you feel needs to be included, please let me know! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but […]
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The Ledge #471: 1981 US Punk Faves
By email@example.com on April 16, 2021
1981 was a very special year for your favorite podcast host. I graduated from high school, and immediately started at the local radio station when I entered college. While the 2 – 6 am shift may seem like a nightmare to most people, it was the perfect opportunity for me to investigate the floor to ceiling record racks in the cramped studio. This week’s show represents the US-originated records from that era that mean the most to me today. Most of them I discovered during these late night shifts, but a few of them I must admit they weren’t faves until years later. Of course, I have to highlight the first releases from my two favorite Minneapolis bands of all time, and longtime faves the Ramones put out their sixth album that year. There’s also a couple of new indie labels, IRS and SST, that would greatly influence me throughout the rest of the decade. 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 […]
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Live Ledge #215: Questions
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 23, 2015
Nothing but musical questions tonight!
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Live Ledge #199: 1985
By email@example.com on May 29, 2015
Hudson takes a trip back 30 years to night with a show featuring nothing but music from 1985.
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Live Ledge #97: Tributes
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 25, 2013
Inspired by a Lydia Loveless song called “Steve Earle”, tonight’s show is nothing but songs about other artists.
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Live Ledge #78: New Finds
By email@example.com on August 24, 2012
Tonight’s show features a ton of new and upcoming releases, along with quite a few rare finds.
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Live Ledge #58: Kickstarter
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 24, 2012
Besides a setlist of primarily new finds, there’s also a discussion of the Kickstarter fund for a documentary on Grant Hart.
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