The Ledge #555: This And That
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on February 10, 2023
Once again we have a show devoted primarily to material I’ve been listening to around the house. Honestly, since it was announced that Television’s Tom Verlaine had passed away on January 28, 2023, I have wanted to do a little tribute to him on The Ledge. So tonight you can hear a handful of his classic Television and solo tunes. RIP. There’s also a wide variety of tunes that comprise almost 60 years of rock and roll. There’s a handful of garage rock classics from the acclaimed Pebbles series. There’s a track from one of Robert Gordon’s collaborations with guitarist Link Wray. There’s also a sort of tribute to Burt Bachrach in the form of a Stranglers cover that somehow caught my ear a day or so before the announcement of his death. And there’s also a couple of sets of new tunes, primarily songs that were cut from last week’s new release episode, along with more cuts from recent Rum Bar Records releases. I’ve also premiered the newly reissued single from Popsicko on Big Stir Records, which was officially released today. (Look for a full album later this spring). Don’t think that I’ve forgotten about my yearlong sub-theme, “52 […]
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The Ledge #508: 1977
By email@example.com on February 18, 2022
“No Elvis, Beatles, or Rolling Stones!”
Sure, it was a pose. The Clash may have sung those lyrics, but they were actually true students in the history of rock and roll. But the British punk scene of 1977 was certainly a time when the wa…
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Live Ledge #401: UK Punk Oct – Dec 1979 Plus More
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 8, 2019
Through the course 2019 there has been a series of shows devoted to looking back at the great music released 40 years ago. Tonight’s latest in that series documents the punk singles and albums released in the UK from October to December of that year. These tracks include veteran acts such as The Stranglers, The Damned, and others, along with early releases by The Vapors, Joy Division, Killing Joke and others. But the centerpiece of this anniversary special celebrates one of the greatest albums of all time. December 14, 1979 saw the release of The Clash’s third album, London Calling. There’s no denying it’s greatness from beginning to end. In fact, it’s my second favorite record of all time! Besides these fabulous UK tunes, the last half hour of the show jumps over the border to some 1979 highlights from Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and France. Ok, maybe one of these selections isn’t technically from 1979 but I’ll take any opportunity to play “Teenage Kicks”. Tonight may end our look at the 1979 UK punk scene, but it’s not the end of our series of shows devoted to that great year. Next week’s show will feature tunes from all over […]
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Live Ledge #161: 4th of July
By email@example.com on July 4, 2014
A tribute to the holiday, with songs about the day and America, along with tributes to two famous concerts from this day.
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Live Ledge #145: Requests
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 21, 2014
Tonight, the playlist falls into the hands of the listeners!
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Live Ledge #77: The Kinks
By email@example.com on August 17, 2012
In response to NBC’s idiotic decision to not air Ray Davies at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies, tonight’s show is nothing but tunes by The Kinks!
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Live Ledge #75: Peel Sessions (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 3, 2012
Nothing but tunes from the late, great John Peel archive!
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Live Ledge #68: More 1977
By email@example.com on June 1, 2012
Last week’s ’77 theme went so well it just had to be repeated!
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Live Ledge #58: Kickstarter
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 24, 2012
Besides a setlist of primarily new finds, there’s also a discussion of the Kickstarter fund for a documentary on Grant Hart.
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