The Ledge #535: God Save The Queen
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 9, 2022
Once I heard the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday morning, I knew I had to dump my planned broadcast for this week. Surely I could put together a show that both celebrates and criticizes not only the monarchy but the entire country. For me, the quintessential British rock band is The Kinks. There may be better bands from that country (name them!) but nobody captures that country like the writings of Ray Davies. Same with The Jam and The Clash a decade later, or Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Robyn Hitchcock, and mny others a decade after that. Pairing a few highlights of those artists with some samplings of the great British punk movement of the late 70s, and you have two hours of fantastic British tributes…even if a couple of the artists are actually American. 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 fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them […]
Posted in clash, Podcast, pogues, queen elizabeth, realpunkradio, robyn hitchcock, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, smiths, the jam, The Ledge
The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP
By email@example.com on August 27, 2021
The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. But, of course, I didn’t go the obvious route. You don’t get two hours of the band’s greatest hits. You don’t even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements’ bootlegs. Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed. 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 fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let […]
Posted in black lips, Charlie Watts, exbats, garage, indie, jason isbell, lucinda williams, music, paul westerberg, Podcast, pogues, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, son volt, The Ledge
Live Ledge #233: The Pogues
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 20, 2016
Sorry for the delay – there’s been RSS issues. Even though the big day was yesterday, why not continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a ton of Pogues covers (and much more).
Posted in ireland, live ledge, Podcast, pogues, Scott Hudson, st. patrick's day
Live Ledge #190: Three In a Row
By email@example.com on March 13, 2015
Nothing but classic albums with three classic songs in a row.
Posted in archers of loaf, big star, clash, descendents, heartbreakers, husker du, jawbreaker, kinks, live ledge, music, Podcast, pogues, ramones, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk
Live Ledge #144: Valentine
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 14, 2014
It’s the annual anti-Valentine’s Day extravaganza!
Posted in all, bowie, brinsley schwarz, buzzcocks, dayglo abortions, devil dogs, dishrags, drones, fun things, jonny polonsky, music, neon boys, nervebreakers, nips, Podcast, pogues, ramones, realpunkradio, ryan adams, ultimate facebook, uncle tupelo, undecided by default, Valentine's Day, westerberg, whiskeytown, x, yum yums
Live Ledge #138: New Releases
By email@example.com on January 3, 2014
We start off the year with nothing but brand new releases and reissues!
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Live Ledge #93: Christmas
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 22, 2012
Besides talking about the St. Paul Graham Parker concert Scott saw earlier this week, tonight is all about punk rock Christmas songs. For the 3rd straight year, Hudson ignores the sentimental garbage and piles on the edgier side of the holidays.
Posted in angry snowmans, atoms, bantam rooster, bloody muffs, brainless wonders, Christmas, graham parker, hilbilly casino, indie, jacobites, jukebox zeroes, kinks, kobanes, lemonaids, mansfields, mark lanegan, matthew ryan, music, nimrods, paul westerberg, Podcast, pogues, punk, ramonas, renfields, rocket 455, sonics, talk, thee headcoatees, vice squad, yobs
Rural Ledge-ucation #80: More New Finds
By email@example.com on December 2, 2012
Part two of the weekend’s sampling of new releases focuses on the quieter tracks that Hudson has found intriguing.
Posted in acoustic, Americana, banjoey ramone, bettye lavette, buddy miller, cowboy junkies, folk, graham parker, high lonesome, jesse malin, jim lauderdale, lloyd cole, mike doughty, minnesota, music, my morning jacket, Podcast, pogues, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, tracey thorn
Live Ledge #90: New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 30, 2012
It’s become a monthly feature for Hudson to showcase almost an entire show of new releases and blog finds. This is one of those episodes.
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Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)
By email@example.com on August 10, 2012
Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.
Posted in babes in toyland, big black, bratmobile, breeders, brian jonestown massacre, chris spedding, close lobsters, cramps, damned, detroit cobras, frank black, fugazi, garage, generation x, hole, hot snakes, indie, john peel, meteors, mudhoney, mummies, music, new bomb turks, nirvana, pavement, peel sessions, pixies, Podcast, pogues, shadowy men on a shadowy planet, shellac, siouxsie and the banshees, sonic youth, soundgarden, squeeze, stiff little fingers, sugarcubes, talk, teenage fanclub, the cure, the fall, velocity girl, vibrators, wedding present, ween, white stripes, young marble giants
Live Ledge #74: London’s Burning!
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #57: Paddy O’Ledge
By email@example.com on March 16, 2012
The perfect soundtrack to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
Posted in bap kennedy, bastards on parade, belfast gypsys, black tartan clan, blaggards, bloody irish boys, blue casket, boomtown rats, celtic, cherry cokes, commitments, craic, damien dempsey, dreadnoughts, dropkick murphys, fisticuffs, flogging molly, greenland whalefishers, indie, irish, irish bastard, mahones, modern b beard, music, nips, Podcast, pogues, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, shane macgowan, skels, smoking popes, steve earle, stiff little fingers, talk, them, thin lizzy, tossers, undertones, waterboys