The Ledge #472: Songs About Records
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 23, 2021
There are times where a potential theme for a show pops up out of nowhere. This week’s episode of The Ledge is a perfect example. This past Wednesday afternoon I was on my way to a local record store, accompanied by a great power pop playlist on Spotify. Suddenly, a song came on that I hadn’t heard in many years. The tune was “I Need That Record” by Tweeds, a great under-appreciated 70’s power pop band Besides the fact that this title was exactly why I was in my car at the time, it lit up a little light bulb in my head about a show devoted to songs about my favorite objects, records. It didn’t take long to put together the playlist. Wilco’s “Boxful of Letters” was an obvious pick. As were tunes by Todd Snider, Supersuckers, Nick Lowe, and Elvis Costello. iTunes searches came up with a vast majority of the rest of the tracks. But it was the discovery of an old Wreckless Eric track that secured the idea of this show. “33s + 45s” deals with the aftermath of a breakup, and the inevitable splitting of the music library. These lines hit me hard: “My dismantled […]
Posted in elvis costello, music, nick lowe, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, supersuckers, todd snider, Wilco, wreckless eric
The Ledge #430: New Releases (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com on June 5, 2020
I didn’t expect this month’s new release show to be a two part extravaganza. But as I was throwing songs into the play folder for this week’s show I suddenly realized I had way too many tracks for one show. So once again, next week I&…
Posted in archers of loaf, bob mould, chuck prophet, elvis costello, music, new releases, nick lowe, Podcast, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
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 #380: Tommy & Evan
By email@example.com on May 17, 2019
Host Scott Hudson chats about his weekend at the Tommy Stinson/Lemonheads show, along with lots of great garage rock.
Posted in brad marino, first avenue, geoff palmer, lemonheads, live ledge, music, nick lowe, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #161: 4th of July
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 4, 2014
A tribute to the holiday, with songs about the day and America, along with tributes to two famous concerts from this day.
Posted in 4th of july, avengers, bottle rockets, circle jerks, clash, damned, devil dogs, discount, elvis costello, headcat, hellacopters, house of large sizes, jason and scorchers, jesus and mary chain, mc5, music, nick lowe, normals, paul collins, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rocket from the crypt, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, stranglers, talk, violet, weirdos, x
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 #136: Christmas
By email@example.com on December 20, 2013
Another annual ritual – this time it’s a show of mostly revved-up holiday tunes!
Posted in angry snomans, bad religion, cheap trick, Christmas, cindy lauper, connection, dr. dog, dwight twilley, hives, hold steady, iggy pop, johnny cash, misfits, music, new mendicants, nick lowe, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, untamed youth, vandals, vice squad, yo la tengo
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.
Posted in Americana, amy rigby, anthemic pop wonder, art brut, big dipper, billy bragg, brian jonestown, centro-matic, dandy warhols, david bowie, drive-by truckers, firehose, hamell on trial, house of love, indie, j church, johnny thunders, jonathan richman, lucinda williams, lydia loveless, minutemen, music, nick lowe, old 97's, pavement, Podcast, posies, realpunkradio, redd kross, replacements, robyn hitchcock, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, shonen knife, sleater-kinney, slobberbone, steve westfield, supersuckers, talk, they might be giants, tommy womack, uncle tupelo, wesley willis
Rural Ledge-ucation #77: Even More New Finds!
By email@example.com on November 11, 2012
Carrying on from Friday’s show, Hudson shares some of his quieter new discoveries.
Posted in Americana, camper van beethoven, crazy horse, dan stuart, deer tick, grant-lee phillips, hank williams, kelly stoltz, kevin seconds, mike doughty, music, neil young, nick lowe, nico, peter buck, Podcast, quiet ones, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground
Rural Ledge-ucation #71: Paul & Ryan
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 23, 2012
Debut plays of new tracks by Paul Westerberg and Matthew Ryan highlight this playlist of primarily “fall” songs.
Posted in Americana, bob dylan, bob mould, church, indie, jerry lee lewis, johnny cash, kinks, leonard cohen, lloyd cole, matthew ryan, music, nick lowe, paul westerberg, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, vic chesnutt, Wilco
Live Ledge #67: 1977
By email@example.com 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
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