The Ledge #550: 1978
By email@example.com (theledge) on January 6, 2023
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been hinting that I’ll be starting 2023 with a big announcement. Well, tonight’s the night!In my eyes, “Teenage Kicks” is a perfect pop song; the greatest punk-inspired single of all time. Two minutes and 27 seconds of rock and roll at its finest. The sentiments are the same youthful expressions of the original rock and roll explosion of the 1950s. Instead of Little Richard or Jerry Lee Lewis boogie woogie piano, it’s buzzsaw guitars that accompany Undertones vocalist Fergal Sharkey’s desire for that “girl in the neighborhood” that he wishes “was mine she looks so good”. It’s the musical template later utilized by Husker Du, Pixies, Green Day, and hundreds of other pop-punkers for decades to come (for better or worse).Since I love the song so much, I have found myself collecting all kinds of versions over the years. In fact, a little glance at my master iTunes library a few months ago showed that I owned over 30 covers of this tune. Just two weeks ago, I discovered that a Minneapolis band I loved in the 90s had released a remake as a now rare b-side (more on that next week). With […]
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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.
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Live Ledge #191: More Three In a Row
By email@example.com on March 20, 2015
The second part of three episodes where host Hudson highlights albums that featured three classic tunes in a row.
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Live Ledge #151: Record Company Weasels
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com on January 31, 2014
A trip down memory lane – nothing but tunes from that magical year of 1979.
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Live Ledge #112: Love Is The Law
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 17, 2013
Tonight we celebrate the passage of the Marriage Equality Law in Minnesota.
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Live Ledge #74: London’s Burning!
By email@example.com on July 27, 2012
A show dedicated to our fine comrades across the pond, along with a celebration of one of their prime exports, Sir Michael Phillip “Mick” Jagger!
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Live Ledge #72: Jukebox Hero
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 6, 2012
A new jukebox and a pile of new releases inspires this week’s show!
Posted in alan vega, alejandro escovedo, dick seaton, fall, gallon drunk, goldblade, henry clay people, indie, jukebox, karen elson, kevin rowe, kinks, mike ness, mission of burma, music, nervebreakers, patti smith, payolas, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, redd kross, replacements, scientists, Scott Hudson, son volt, soul asylum, talk, Teenage Bottlerocket, tim armstrong, urban voodoo machine, vibrators
Live Ledge #61: Silly Rock News
By email@example.com on April 13, 2012
This was one strange week in rock news, and host Scott Hudson covered them all!
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Rural Ledge-ucation #44: Punkish Songwriters
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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