The Ledge #567: New Releases, Pt. 1 (RSD Edition)
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on May 5, 2023
Thanks to last week’s unseasonably chilly weather, I found myself hooking up a turntable to my podcast mixer. Over the course of the next few hours I dgitized the pile of records I had picked up on Record Store Day a few weeks ago. (Why do they no longer include download codes?) Once finished, I decided that this wonderful pile of music deserved it’s own show, and since the start of every month commences with a “new release” episode (or two), why not spotlight this music? Technically, these are all new releases as they came out on the same day, even if some of the music dates back sixty years. So that’s what we have tonight. Two hours of Record Store Day highlights. From garage rock compilations to long out print albums to live recordings to specially recorded rarities, tonight’s show is varied in not only years but genres. There should be something for everybody. But true new music fans should not worry, as next week’s second part will be a more traditional “new release”, and I have a ton of great material set aside for the show. Of course, the one non-RSD track is this week’s edition of the […]
Posted in 52weeksofteenagekicks, captain beefheart, donnas, music, Podcast, ramones, record store day, rsd, Scott Hudson, son volt, The Ledge, Vinyl, Wilco
The Ledge #557: 1998
By email@example.com (theledge) on February 24, 2023
It’s always shocking when you stumble upon tweets or articles noting the anniversary of beloved albums. You can’t help but wonder how something that seems like it came out yesterday is actually…well, old! That’s the case with tonight’s show. Every single song you hear is 25 years old. It’s just insane to me that some of my favorite Americana (Son Volt, Golden Smog, Drive-By Truckers), power pop (Sloan, Tommy Keene, Nada Surf), singer/songwriter (Elliott Smith, Silver Jews), and punk (Fugazi, Screeching Weasel, Bad Religion) records have hit this milestone. It just doesn’t feel like nostalgia As for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” entry, I’ve got a fabulous rarity. 1998 saw the release of Scandal Controvery and Romance, the classic debut record by The Prissteens. To celebrate the 45th birthday of their A&R rep, Howard Thompson, the pressed up 45 copies of a tribute song called “Oh Howard!”. The b-side of this single was their Undertones cover that featured a few lyrical changes and retitled “Teenage Dicks”. (Both of these tracks were eventually reissued on 2020’s The Hound collection of rarities and demos.) Once again, I’m always actively looking for new covers of “Teenage Kicks”. Please don’t hesitate to create your own personal […]
Posted in 1998, fleshtones, garage, golden smog, indie, liz phair, music, Podcast, power pop, prissteens, punk, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, sonic youth, teenage kicks, tommy keene
The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Ledge #484: New Releases (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com on August 6, 2021
This is another of thsoe months where the new release episode is so easy to compile that it just has to be split into two seperate shows. So tonight is part one, and what is especially gratifying is that so much of the broadcast consists of “friends” of the show. Yes, there’s the usual contributions from our friends at Rum Bar Records, Red On Red Records, and Big Stir Records. But there’s also newer friends such as Old Town Crier and Dan Israel, who emailed new tunes to check out. And then there’s The Ex-Bombers, the fabulous “psychedelic jazz noir blues explosion” due that I recently discovered on Instagram. After an exchange of DM’s, they actually sent me a vinyl version of their fabulous new “New Love Is Easy” album. Besides those picks, there’s brand new tunes by longtime Ledge favorites Son Volt, CTMF, Ty Segall, Wavves, and so many otheres. There are new discoveries such as The Pokes, Cosmic Psychos, and The Bug Club. Plus, there are a handful of tracks from Rum Bar’s brand new “XOXOXO Volume One ‘the nice price’” compilation. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either […]
Posted in big stir, ctmf, music, new releases, Podcast, realpunkradio, rum bar, Scott Hudson, son volt, sorrows, The Ledge, ty segall, wavves
The Ledge #439: New Releases (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 7, 2020
It’s another super-busy month of new music. In fact, once again the new release series has to be split into a two-part extravaganza.
Part one features previews of new records by Ledge favorites such as Son Volt and Lydia Loveless. There’s t…
Posted in fontaines d.c., lydia loveless, new releases, Podcast, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, son volt, The Ledge
The Ledge #435: Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 5 – Americana
By email@example.com on July 10, 2020
Americana, country-punk, No Depression, alt-country. Whatever you want to call this twangy-ish sort of music it’s been a part of my life since the early 80’s. Nope, not after the scene exploded with Uncle Tupelo. The country influence has a…
Posted in Americana, music, Podcast, Scott Hudson, son volt, steve earle, The Ledge, uncle tupelo, Wilco
Live Ledge #373: First Quarter Report
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 29, 2019
The first three months of 2019 has seen a ton of great new records. Tonight Scott Hudson plays tracks off those who have caught his ear.
Posted in 2019, bob mould, deerhunter, guided by voices, live ledge, music, new releases, nick waterhouse, pale lips, Podcast, psychotic youth, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, stephen malkmus
Live Ledge #218: From the Archives
By email@example.com on November 20, 2015
Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.
Posted in alex chilton, bob dylan, cheetah chrome, drive-by truckers, eagles of death metal, jasmine minks, jesus and mary chain, music, neil young, Podcast, realpunkradio, richard hell, Scott Hudson, son volt, television, the jam, velvet underground, white fence, Wilco, willie nile, x-men
Live Ledge #217: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 6, 2015
Two hours of brand new music!
Posted in beach slang, birth defects, cheetah chrome, churchwood, circus devils, dakota shakedown, dead ghosts, drive-by truckers, fuzz, jesse malin, jesus lizard, lester bangs, michael stasis, midnight reruns, mike watt, music, new mystery girl, new releases, pasadena '68, peter case, Podcast, primitive parts, realpunkradio, richard hell, sangomas, Scott Hudson, son volt, supersuckers, talk, the dicks, the jam, together pangea, velvet underground, walter, white fang
Live Ledge #187: Freedom
By email@example.com on February 20, 2015
Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!
Posted in a-bones, alex chilton, buzzcocks, carlene carter, clash, creation, dead bundy, delinquents, devo, downliners sect, dramarama, dwarves, elvis costello, godfathers, graham parker, jello biafra, jimmie rodgers, john wesley harding, kinks, lou reed, merle haggard, music, mystic eyes, natural child, newtown neurotics, nils, Podcast, prime movers, rave-ups, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the who, tim timebomb, todd snider, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #182: 1995
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 16, 2015
As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.
Posted in archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bad religion, bikini kill, blue mountain, boss hog, dashboard saviors, elastica, elvis costello, Face to Face, fugazi, guided by voices, harvesters, jason and scorchers, jawbreaker, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, l7, live ledge, liz phair, mudhoney, muffs, Podcast, realpunkradio, riverdales, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, son volt, steve earle, superchunk, supersuckers, throwing muses, vic chesnutt, whiskeytown, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #95: More Then And Now
By email@example.com on March 31, 2013
Continuing on from Friday’s show with more old and new tracks!
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, dale watson, eels, josh rouse, music, phosphorescent, Podcast, realpunkradio, robyn hitchcock, Scott Hudson, son volt, steve earle
Rural Ledge-ucation #91: More New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 3, 2013
Nothing but the quieter new tunes Hudson has discovered in recent weeks.
Posted in Americana, courtney love, david bowie, eels, emmylou harris, johnny marr, michael stipe, music, new amsterdams, new mendicants, Podcast, realpunkradio, robyn hitchcock, rodney crowell, roger knox, ron wood, Scott Hudson, shane mcgowan, son volt, townes van zandt, u.k. subs
Rural Ledge-ucation #78: Almost Thanksgiving
By email@example.com on November 18, 2012
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving a bit early, with songs about not only the big day but the wonderful food we’ll all be pigging out on.
Posted in blade babies, bo diddley, cracker, david bowie, drive-by truckers, elliott smith, graham parker, hayes carill, hoodoo gurus, jay bennett, leadbelly, music, noble watts, Podcast, ray davies, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, Thanksgiving, the fall, the soft boys, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #77: Even More New Finds!
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Rural Ledge-ucation #64: Bootlegs
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 5, 2012
Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!
Posted in afghan whigs, bob dylan, bootleg, demo, elvis costello, gaslight anthem, indie, jayhawks, johnny thunders, justin townes earle, music, neil young, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, radio session, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, tom petty, waterboys, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100
By email@example.com on July 15, 2012
Woody Guthrie would have been 100 on July 14, so today’s show celebrates this day with some of his great tunes.
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, crazy horse, flatlanders, folk, indie, jay farrar, jayhawks, jules shear, music, neil young, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the band, the byrds, uncle tupelo, Wilco, woody guthrie
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
Rural Ledge-ucation #47: Daylight Savings Time
By email@example.com on March 11, 2012
The angriest Sunday show to date, as Scott not only hates daylight savings time but technology!
Posted in 13th floor elevators, Americana, bob dylan, bottle rockets, cheap trick, daylight savings time, feelies, flag with hank, go-betweens, graham parker, indie, jesus and mary chain, johnny cash, madness, music, neutral milk hotel, Podcast, pretenders, rank strangers, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, son volt, stereotypes, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground
Rural Ledge-ucation #46: Down With Wilco
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 4, 2012
This morning’s show features collaborations, side projects, and guest appearances involving members of Wilco!
Posted in Americana, beck, billy bragg, bottle rockets, charlie louvin, deerhoof, edward burch, geraldine fibbers, golden smog, hilltops, indie, jay bennett, loose fur, mavis staples, minus 5, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, rosanne cash, Scott Hudson, son volt, steve forbert, talk, tim finn, titanic love affair, tommy keene, uncle tupelo, Wilco