The Ledge #521: Reissues & Live Albums
By email@example.com on May 20, 2022
I understand that many, if not most, people look at the deluge of box sets, reissues, and live albums as just more excuses how the record industry will suck any pennies they can get out of an artist. It’s a valid view. However, I live for this stuff. Sure, my main inspiration is new music, but if I love an artist I want everything. I want the live recordings. I want the demos and outtakes. I want that rare b-side. Tonight’s show is sort of a new release episode, but it’s new “old” material. It’s the tunes from expanded editions of classic records by the likes of The Clash, The Muffs, Pavement, and The Lemonheads. It’s live tunes discovered in the vaults from The Rolling Stones, T. Rex, and Georgia Satellites. There’s also great, previously unreleased material from our friends Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, and the great Rum Bar Records compilation of Cindy Lawson’s old band, The Clams. There is even a multi-disc set for a great 60s band, Betterdays, that initially only put out one single! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists […]
Posted in cindy lawson, clams, jeremy porter, jim basnight, lemonheads, live albums, music, pavement, Podcast, realpunkradio, reissues, rolling stones, Scott Hudson
The Ledge #494: Sorry Ma I’ve Got Some Reissues To Play
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 22, 2021
I’m sure that all Ledge fans could have predicted this week’s episode. With today’s release of the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of the very first Replacements album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash, it was pretty obvious that there would be a deep dive into this box set. The great news is that this box does not disappoint. Besides a desperately needed remaster of the orginal album, this 4 CD/1 LP set includes 67 previously unreleased tracks. There’s home demos, basement recordings, studio outtakes, and the band’s earliest professionally recorded show. How could I not make this the main reason of the show? But there’s much more. With this being reissue and box set season, I go through a number of other similar releases. Yet I also have some harsh words for a couple of them. There’s also an opportunity for listeners to compare two versions of the same Heartbreakers song. Is the newly discovered “master” of L.A.M.F.’s “Born to Lose” actually better than the “restored” version from the 2012 remix? Let me know what you think. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists […]
Posted in alex chilton, beatles, heartbreakers, music, Podcast, reissues, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, The Ledge
The Ledge #448: Reissues
By email@example.com on October 23, 2020
The Ledge isn’t all about new music, obviously. And with the record companies constantly repackaging old material with bonus demos, outtakes, and live takes my collection just continues to grow.
Tonight’s show is a look at some of these spe…
Posted in david bowie, johnny thunders, lou reed, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, reissues, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
The Ledge #412: From The Archives
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 24, 2020
It used to be that part of the monthly new release episode included new “archive” albums, but there’s been so much great music put out in recent years that I’ve had to ignore these kinds of records.
But obviously that doesn̵…
Posted in Compilations, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, reissues, The Ledge
Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues
By email@example.com on December 12, 2014
Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.
Posted in afghan whigs, artwoods, best of 2014, bluebells, bob dylan, camper van beethoven, close lobsters, csny, fugazi, jam, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, kinks, mighty lemon drops, music, pixies, Podcast, primal scream, reissues, replacements, scruffy the cat, small faces, springsteen, superchunk, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Posted in 2012, alex chilton, archers of loaf, box sets, elvis costello, english beat, garage, indie, joe strummer, kinks, lyres, moe tucker, muddy waters, music, my bloody valentine, nervebreakers, paul mccartney, plimsouls, Podcast, reissues, rolling stones, ryan adams, small faces, t. tex edwards, talk, tempests, velvet underground, woody guthrie, world party