The Ledge #550: 1978
By email@example.com (theledge) on January 6, 2023
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been hinting that I’ll be starting 2023 with a big announcement. Well, tonight’s the night!In my eyes, “Teenage Kicks” is a perfect pop song; the greatest punk-inspired single of all time. Two minutes and 27 seconds of rock and roll at its finest. The sentiments are the same youthful expressions of the original rock and roll explosion of the 1950s. Instead of Little Richard or Jerry Lee Lewis boogie woogie piano, it’s buzzsaw guitars that accompany Undertones vocalist Fergal Sharkey’s desire for that “girl in the neighborhood” that he wishes “was mine she looks so good”. It’s the musical template later utilized by Husker Du, Pixies, Green Day, and hundreds of other pop-punkers for decades to come (for better or worse).Since I love the song so much, I have found myself collecting all kinds of versions over the years. In fact, a little glance at my master iTunes library a few months ago showed that I owned over 30 covers of this tune. Just two weeks ago, I discovered that a Minneapolis band I loved in the 90s had released a remake as a now rare b-side (more on that next week). With […]
Posted in adverts, boomtown rats, chris bell, clash, cramps, elvis costello, jm, music, patti smith, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, suicide commandos, talking heads, teenage kicks, The Ledge, undertones, wreckless eric
Live Ledge #372: Midwest 1979
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 22, 2019
An extended broadcast showcasing the 1979 Midwest indie rock scene.
Posted in 1979, husker du, hypstrz, live ledge, midwest, minneapolis, music, Podcast, suburbs, suicide commandos, twin/tone
Live Ledge #336: West Coast & Midwest 1978
By email@example.com on June 8, 2018
The third episode of a continuing series devoted to the great tunes of 1978. This time it’s all about the West Coast and Midwest U.S.A.!
Posted in 1978, dead boys, music, nervebreakers, Podcast, punk, suicide commandos
Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 27, 2015
A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.
Posted in alex chilton, aquadolls, babes in toyland, big star, box tops, chris bell, crash street kids, david bowie, flamin oh's, gene vincent, husker du, jerry lee lewis, joe strummer, joey ramone, johnny burnette, live ledge, liz phair, lou reed. t rex, lydia loveless, magnolias, muffs, music, new york dolls, patti smith, phones, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, sonics, stooges, suburbs, suicide commandos, talk scott hudson, tommy stinson, undertones, westerberg
Live Ledge #216: Halloween
By email@example.com on October 30, 2015
The ultimate rock and roll holiday is celebrated tonight!
Posted in a-bones, agent orange, chuck berry, cramps, dead brothers, dwarves, electric frankenstein, fleshtones, fuzztones mummies, Halloween, king khan, los straitjackets, makers, misfits, music, new york dolls, Podcast, realpunkradio, redd kross, rev horton heat, revillos, rocket from the crypt, Scott Hudson, social distortion, sonics, southern culture on the skids, spits meteors, suburbs, suicide commandos, talk, thee cormans, thee spivs
Live Ledge #213: Number Ten
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Posted in bash and pop, big star, buzzcocks, chris mars, clash, crash street kids, damned, david bowie, fidlar, flag with hank, heartbreakers, husker du, jaill, jam, muffs, music, new york dolls, no direction, obn iiis, paul westerberg, Podcast, radio birdman, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rich show, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sleater-kinney, slim dunlap, soul asylum, suicide commandos, t. rex, talk, uh bones, velvet underground, violet
Live Ledge #208: Number Eight
By email@example.com 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.
Posted in archers of loaf, bash and pop, cheap time, cheap trick, clash, cramps, david bowie, dead boy, elvis costello, exploding hearts, guided by voices, hindu love gods, hold steady, husker du, jam, jesus and mary chain, jim jones, kinks, lemonheads, live ledge, lou reed, music, Podcast, ramones, replacements, rolling stones, saints, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sonic youth, soul asylum, stooges, suicide commandos, superchunk, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground, x
Live Ledge #185: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 6, 2015
The first new release showcase of 2015!
Posted in aquadolls, benjamin booker, blank tapes, cheap time, cocktail slippers, danko jones, drowners, dylan, endless bummer, gino and the goons, grannies, hard girls, hard times, hoodoo gurus, jonly bonly, live ledge, living eyes, mahones, marc with a c, mozes and the firstborn, muck and the mires, music, no age, Podcast, rainmakers, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sink tapes, sleater-kinney, small houses, steve earle, straight arrow, suicide commandos, swami john reis, talk, yolks
Live Ledge #142: 1979
By email@example.com on January 31, 2014
A trip down memory lane – nothing but tunes from that magical year of 1979.
Posted in ac/dc, alex chilton, beat, boomtown rats, buzzcocks, cheap trick, clash, cramps, curtiss a, damned, dave edmunds, devo, dickies, dils, elvis costello, fear, generation x, germs, graham parker, hypstruz, joe jackson, kinks, motorhead, music, nick lowe, patti smith, PIL, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, ruts, Scott Hudson, soft boys, stiff little fingers, suburbs, suicide commandos, undertones, wire
Live Ledge #122: Covers
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 16, 2013
It’s a show of nothing but covers, including a commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.
Posted in art brut, batmobile, chesterfield kings, cramps, crawdaddys, dead kennedys, dogs, elvis presley, flamin' groovies, frank black, jesus and marry chain, johnny thunders, Lemmy, live ledge, lyres, mahones, miracle workers, mummies, music, Podcast, primitives, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, saints, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, sloan, suicide commandos, vice principals, you am i
Live Ledge #102: Songs For Slim
By email@example.com on March 8, 2013
Tonight’s show debuts the entire new Replacements EP, Songs For Slim, along with the original versions of the covers. Plus, tracks from future Songs For Slim contributors.
Posted in craig finn, curtiss a, deer tick, ethel merman, frank black, jayhawks, joe henry, john doe, leon payne, lucero, lucinda williams, minus 5, music, nico, paul westerberg, Podcast, replacements, slim dunlap, songs for slim, songsforslim, steve earle, suicide commandos, tommy keene, x, you am i, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #86: Chuck Berry’s Belated Birthday
By email@example.com on November 2, 2012
Health issues prevented me from celebrating Chuck Berry’s 86th birthday on October 18, so we celebrated it tonight with rarities and great cover versions.
Posted in backbeat, british invasion, Cannibals, chocolate watch band, chuck berry, crawdaddys, dave alvin, dave edmunds, david bowie, downliners sect, flamin' groovies, garage, gene vincent, groovie ghoulies, headcat, indie, jerry lee lewis, kinks, masters apprentice, music, neatbeats, Podcast, punk, regents, remains, replacements, rockpile, rolling stones, ronnie lane, suicide commandos, talk, tenpole tudor, thee headcoats, vince taylor, Wanda Jackson, yardbirds
Live Ledge #56: Not-So-Pure Pop
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 10, 2012
Power pop dominates tonight’s show…at least the first half.
Posted in avengers, barreracudas, chris devotion, dictators, dmz, electric frankenstein, fu2, garage, guitar gangsters, hellacopters, high on stress, howler, indie, irish bastard, Kurt Baker, little killers, mansfields, men, muck and the mires, music, personal and the pizzas, plimsouls, Podcast, power pop, realpunkradio, reckless hearts, rippers, Scott Hudson, secret affair, sex pistols, shimmys, shrapnel, sid vicious, sleeper, suicide commandos, talk, thanes, thee american revolution, thee vicars, tough shits, transistors, vertebrats, violet, winona riders