The Ledge #543: Power Pop, Pt. 1 (The Past)
By email@example.com (theledge) on November 18, 2022
On a fairly regular basis I’m asked what type of music I most enjoy. It’s a pretty tough question to answer, to be honest. The standard answer I hear in return is “I love all kinds of music”, which to me is code for “I only like what’s popular”. Sorry, but having a playlist on Spotify that includes both Drake, Meghan Trainor, and Luke Bryan isn’t the proof of versatility most of these poeple believe it is. So what is the genre or sub-genre that is closest to my heart? “Punk” is a little too confining, and honestly there is a lot of shitty music under that moniker. “Alternative” doesn’t mean the same today as it did 30 years ago since maintstream rock radio has co-opted it. “Garage rock” is indeed getting closer but still doesn’t feel right. I think deep in my heart the term power pop, or at least my version of the term, best describes my music taste. I was, after all, born the day The Beatles recorded their first single, and the first two rock and roll albums I owned just out of my toddler phase was the first Monkees record and the A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack. My […]
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The Ledge #438: Power Pop
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 31, 2020
What is power pop? According to the dictionary, it’s “a style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm”. Yeah, that works. I prefer to just call it “revved up pop music”.
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Live Ledge #201: Track Six
By email@example.com on June 12, 2015
To celebrate the sixth month of the year, tonight’s show is nothing but the sixth tracks of fantastic albums.
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Live Ledge #186: Vinyl
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 13, 2015
Scott plays tracks from his new obsession – vinyl records!
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Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall
By email@example.com on June 13, 2014
Tonight’s episode is a tribute to former Young Ones comedy actor Rik Mayall, along with a bunch of cover tunes.
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Live Ledge #156: Blog Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 23, 2014
Hudson has found a bunch of cool stuff online once again, including a cleaned-up version of the second Coachella appearance by The Replacements!
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Live Ledge #114: 1983
By email@example.com on May 31, 2013
A celebration of a year that was very important for host Scott Hudson – 1983!
Posted in billy bragg, call, cramps, crass, curtiss a, fleshtones, gg allin, husker du, jonathan richman, killer pussy, minor threat, music, phones, PIL, plimsouls, Podcast, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slickee boys, subhumans, twintone, violent femmes, x
Live Ledge #107: 1982 (Again)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 12, 2013
Another examination of the great music that came out in 1982!
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Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012
By email@example.com on December 16, 2012
Friday night, I unveiled my list of best 2012 albums. This morning, it’s all about the reissues, box sets, and other compilations of the past 12 months.
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Live Ledge #61: Silly Rock News
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 13, 2012
This was one strange week in rock news, and host Scott Hudson covered them all!
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Live Ledge #56: Not-So-Pure Pop
By email@example.com on March 10, 2012
Power pop dominates tonight’s show…at least the first half.
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Live Ledge #55: RIP Davy Jones
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 2, 2012
Recently deceased Monkees singer Davy Jones is the focus of part of the show, along with a birthday tribute to Lou Reed.
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Rural Ledge-ucation #45: New Releases
By email@example.com on February 26, 2012
Along with an update on Slim Dunlap, today’s show features primarily new and recent releases.
Posted in Americana, ben kweller, chuck prophet, craig finn, indie, john samson, kills, lucero, mahones, mark lanegan alex chilton, music, plimsouls, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, talk, tommy womack, Wilco