The Ledge #540: Archival Releases
By email@example.com (theledge) on October 21, 2022
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for box sets and other repackages of previously released material. I may be new release oriented, but I love a good set of odds and ends. Give me those unheard demos. Let me hear those old concerts. Tonight’s show compiles those types of records. There’s unreleased material by a forgotten band that were contemporaries of the New York Dolls. There’s a new mixes of classic Dead Kennedys songs. There’s numerous outtakes by the likes of Wilco and Joe Strummer. And there’s also the recently discovered early recordings of future Velvet Underground tunes by Lou Reed. Plus, a ton of live releases from Todd Snider, Pixies, Soul Asylum, and others. 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 know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! For more information, including setlists, […]
Posted in dead kennedys, joe strummer, libertines, lou reed, music, pixies, Podcast, realpunkradio, soul asylum, stooges, The Ledge, Wilco
The Ledge #537: Twin\Tone Records
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 23, 2022
After the success of last month’s series on SST Records, it was only natural that I took a look at doing a similar series featuring another of my favorite record labels of the 80s. I’d actually been thinking about a Twin\Tone Records episode for a long, long time, so why not do it now? Many people think of only bands such as The Replacements, The Suburbs, and Soul Asylum when thinking about this label. Oh no, there is so much more. There is such a wealth that even this two hour episode misses out on some great, great releases. But I did what I could. Just like with the first SST episode, the initial 45 minutes or so are a chronological look at the label’s early releases. Singles by not only The Suburbs but Fingerprints, Curtiss A, and The Pistons. Later in the show I’ve got some favorite tracks by The Phones, The Magnolias, and The Feelies, along with an early release by The Jayhawks. I did refrain from including material from the many sub-labels that were in the Twin\Tone empire. Maybe that could be a future show? I would love it if every listener bought at least one record […]
Posted in 1980's, curtiss a, feelies, fingerprints, jayhawks, magnolias, minneapolis, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, suburbs, The Ledge, twintone
The Ledge #451: 1990
By email@example.com on November 13, 2020
It may be a cliche, especially compared to the dumpster fire of this year, but it was definitely a simpler time for me in 1990. It was a year that I sort of became an adult. Sort of are the key words here. It was also a year of musical transition for me, as it was the year of the last Replacements album and the year of Uncle Tupelo’s debut album. For the next few years, “Americana” became my leading musical force. With a few exceptions, of course. (Both of these recors, The Replacements’ “All Shook Down” and Uncle Tupelo’s “No Depression”, get an extended look during tonight’s show.) This week’s show takes a look at much of what was in my gigantic portable CD carrier during that year. Yes, I had one of those 64 disc cases that went with me wherever I went. One has to be prepared, you know. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this nostalgic look at my personal music taste from that era. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! 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 […]
Posted in 1990, bob mould, breeders, cramps, garage, indie, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, superchunk, The Ledge, uncle tupelo
The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 22, 2020
It’s safe to say that a Minneapolis-themed show would come out of the series of my favorite songs of all time. It was actually the easiest of the shows to put together. No, it’s not two hours of Replacements and Husker Du songs. Certainly both of those bands are well-represented but so many other bands from that great city had a huge impact on my life. Many of these are extremely popular (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs) but there are also a lesser-known ton of records that were just as important in my life. For example, I saw The Phones as many times over the years as I saw any of these other bands. And I may not know much about the history of artists such as The Ticks or Crash Street Kids but I played those records to death over the years. Now here’s a bit of a disclaimer. I did switch away from Minneapolis for a long set of Sioux Falls bands, and other artists from places such as Austin, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa are represented. And technically The Hold Steady are a Brooklyn band. But Minneapolis certainly influenced all of the Sioux Falls bands I included, and […]
Posted in garage, hold steady, husker du, jayhawks, minneapolis, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, The Ledge
Live Ledge #376: 1984 American College Rock
By email@example.com on April 19, 2019
A look back at quite possibly the greatest year in independent college rock and roll.
Posted in 1984, college radio, husker du, live ledge, Podcast, r.e.m., realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum
Live Ledge #333: 1988
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 18, 2018
It’s a wonderful trip in time back to the magical year of 1988
Posted in 1988, camper van beethoven, feelies, fugazi, music, Podcast, soul asylum
Live Ledge #213: Number Ten
By email@example.com on October 9, 2015
Continuing the series of shows devoted to track numbers, tonight’s show is nothing but the tenth tune off favorite old and new releases.
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Live Ledge #208: Number Eight
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 28, 2015
Nothing but track eight’s to commemorate that we still have a couple days left in the eighth month of the year.
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Live Ledge #198: Number 5
By email@example.com on May 22, 2015
Since we’re in the fifth month of the year, why not a show dedicated to nothing but track five of some fantastic albums?
Posted in archers of loaf, bottle rockets, cheap trick, clash, exploding hearts, fall, hoodoo gurus, hot snakes, husker du, indie, jam, jd mcpherson, king tuff, lydia loveless, music, neighborhoods, nervebreakers, pixies, Podcast, radio birdman, ramons, realpunkradio, replacements, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sleater-kinney, social distortion, sonics, soul asylum, stooges, suburbs, superchunk, supesuckers, talk, twin peaks, velvet underground, weed
Live Ledge #194: Track 4
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 10, 2015
A simple premise – everything played tonight is the fourth track of the album they appeared on!
Posted in aquadolls, babes in toyland, bash & pop, blue mountain, bottle rockets, clash, cramps, dave edmunds, drones, elvis costello, exploding hearts, goo goo dolls, heartbreakers, husker du, jesse malin, jesus & mary chain, live ledge, lydia loveless, paul westerberg, Podcast, pow wows, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sonics, soul asylum, suburbs, sugar, superchunk, supersuckers, swamp john reis, Wilco, x
Live Ledge #166: 1994 Again
By email@example.com on August 22, 2014
There was so much music and so little time last week that the 1994 theme has been expanded to this week’s episode.
Posted in american music club, bad religion, built to spill, cramps, devil dogs, drive like jehu, fleshtones, frank black, gas huffer, gories, helmet, house of large sizes, insomniacs, jesus lizard, johnny cash, kevin salem, killdozer, l7, liquor giants, live ledge, meices, music, nova mob, pleasure fuckers, Podcast, polvo, queers, ramone, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, screeching weasel, shane macgowan, shellac, soul asylum, sugar, talk, weezer, zeros
Live Ledge #164: Ian Astbury
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 1, 2014
Ian Astbury of The Cult joins Live Ledge to promote his band’s upcoming Sioux Falls performance.
Posted in angel city, cramps, crass, husker du, ian astbury, live ledge, lyres, no direction, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, siouxsie and the banshees, soul asylum, suburbs, the cult, x
Live Ledge #126: 1988
By email@example.com on September 27, 2013
Nothing but music from 1988 tonight, along with some commentary from Scott on his recent interview with Big Brother cast member Amanda Zuckerman.
Posted in 1988, adolescents, alice donut, amanda zuckerman, bad religion, bb15, big brother, big brother gossip show, billy bragg, bongwater, camper van beethoven, dead milkmen, dinosaur jr, flaming lips, fugazi, graham parker, junk monkeys, lemonheads, live ledge, mudhoney, music, naked raygun, nick cave, Operation Ivy, pixies, Podcast, robyn hitchcock, social distortion, soul asylum, the fall
Live Ledge #121: New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 2, 2013
July may have been a slow month, but August is looking great as we preview some great new releases!
Posted in grant hart, hickoids, jason isbell, john doe, king khan, live ledge, music, new release, Podcast, realpunkradio, robert pollard, Scott Hudson, songs for slim, soul asylum, superchunk
Live Ledge #105: Then And Now
By email@example.com on March 29, 2013
Two tracks per artist – one old and one new. It’s a simple concept, but fun!
Posted in bad brains, bad religion, biters, bowie, dinosaur jr, guided by voices, husker du, indie, mudhoney, music, pedal jets, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, redd kross, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, strokes, telekinesis, wire
Live Ledge #103: Dave Pirner
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 15, 2013
A very special episode of Live Ledge, highlighted by a phone interview with Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner!
Posted in craig finn, dave pirner, irish punk, paul westerberg, Podcast, replacements, slim dunlap, songsforslim, soul asylum, steve earle
Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing
By email@example.com on February 24, 2013
To celebrate the 100th episode, Hudson took the show on the road to Falls Landing to play nothing but his favorite songs of all time.
Posted in argus leader, buzzcocks, chuck luden, damned, dead boys, flag with hank, flamin' groovies, husker du, ill bill, indie, jam, modern lovers, music, myron lee, new york dolls, no direction, pat lalley, phones, punk, replacements, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sham 69, soul asylum, suburbs, suicide commandos, t. rex, undertones, vince taylor
Live Ledge #88: The In Crowd
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 16, 2012
A jam-packed show tonight, full of new tunes, blog finds, and discussions of the Hostess situation and the new Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane.
Posted in adverts, babies, biters, bryan ferry, carrie & the dirty pillows, cheater slicks, contras, crossfire hurricane, danko jones, fastbacks, forgetters, garage, god's favorite band, guided by voices, hasil adkins, headaches, husker du, indie, jawbreaker, jets to brazil, king tuff, music, nervebreakers, Norton Records, paranoiacs, Podcast, punk, replacements, rolling stones, soul asylum, suzy quatro, talk, torpedohead, tv smith, undertones, velvet underground
Live Ledge #87: More New Finds
By email@example.com on November 9, 2012
Lots and lots of new releases and blog finds, plus Siri co-hosts a segment and picks a song.
Posted in bad religion, bent back tuplips, biters, cars, chris bell, crash street kids, david bowie, descendents, devo, Face to Face, fear, four year beard, garage, gigolo aunts, graveyard school, heart attacks, indie, jello biafra, l'assassins, legendary wings, lyres, mallard, millions, music, new releases, newtown neurotics, Podcast, punk, purrbox, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, soul asylum, stairs, strutter motherfuckers, supersuckers, swingin utters, talk, velvet underground
Live Ledge #84: Anniversaries
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 12, 2012
This week marked plenty of rock ‘n’ roll anniversaries, both good and bad. We plow through them all.
Posted in allah-las, circle jerks, clash, damned, eyes on film, garage, gene vincent, guitar gangsters, hard-ons, hellacopters, hickoids, hold steady, holly golightly, hoodoo gurus, howler, husker du guided by voices, hypstrz, indie, jim jones revue, lemonheads, libertines, meteors, music, old 97's, Podcast, punk, quakes, ramones, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sid vicioius, soul asylum, splashh, talk, ty segall, Wanda Jackson
Live Ledge #81: Family Tree
By email@example.com on September 14, 2012
Besides the usual new releases, blog finds, and old faves, tonight’s show features a number of “family trees” – sets that include spinoffs and solo projects of some of my fave bands.
Posted in bob mould, cheap trick, chris mars, drive like jehu, electric frankenstein, freddy lynxx, garage, grant hart, hellacopters, hot snakes, husker du, ian dury, ian hunter, indie, jeff dahl, jon spencer blues explosion, lou reed, music, night marchers, nomads, paul westerberg, Podcast, punk, raveonettes, realpunkradio, replacements, robert pollard, rocket from the crypt, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, sonny vincent, soul asylum, stooges, strutter motherfuckers, sugar, sultans, supersuckers, talk, tommy stinson, whigs
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 #57: 3 Anniversaries & a Mick
By email@example.com on May 20, 2012
We celebrate the anniversaries of 3 of R&R’s greatest albums, along with a discussion of Mick Jagger’s appearance on last night’s SNL.
Posted in Americana, arcade fire, beack boys, blonde on blonde, bob dylan, exile on main street, flaming lips, foo fighters, frank black, gaslight anthem, indie, jay farrar, jeff beck, mick jagger, music, old 97's, oldham brothers, pet sounds, Podcast, realpunkradio, robyn hitchcock, rocky top vapor, rolling stones, saturday night live, Scott Hudson, snl, soul asylum, talk, tom petty
Live Ledge #59: Lottery Win!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 30, 2012
Scott spends two hours figuring out how to spend his half-billion dollar lottery proceeds!
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Live Ledge #53: Rawk!
By email@example.com on February 17, 2012
Shocking more than a few people, Hudson cranks up the amps tonight for lots of pure RAWK!
Posted in ac/dc, aerosmith, cult, garage, husker du, indie, jesus and mary chain, kiss, metal, motorhead, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, stooges, supesuckers, talk