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 #438: Power Pop
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 31, 2020
What is power pop? According to the dictionary, it’s “a style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm”. Yeah, that works. I prefer to just call it “revved up pop music”.
Posted in big star, music, plimsouls, Podcast, power pop, raspberries, realpunkradio, rum bar, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, tommy keene, yum yums
Live Ledge #382: RIP Roky Erickson + More 1989
By email@example.com on May 31, 2019
Minutes before the planned second episode devoted to 1989 was set to record came news of the death of legendary pyschedelic garage rocker Roky Erickson. A half hour or so of Roky’s music is aired at the beginning of the show before going into the original playlist.
Posted in 1989, cult, cure, elvis costello, live ledge, mudhoney, music, nervebreakers, nirvana, pixies, Podcast, ramones, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, tommy keene
Live Ledge #311: Who Is Lydia Loveless? Hits Stores
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 24, 2017
Gorman Bechard sits in once again to discuss the DVD release of Who Is Lydia Loveless?, along with the Record Store Day vinyl release of music from the flick.
Posted in gorman bechard, lydia loveless, Podcast, rsd, tommy keene
Live Ledge #212: New Releases
By email@example.com on October 2, 2015
Another month, another show of nothing but brand new music.
Posted in bikini kill, blind shake, bottle rockets, cramps, dirty ghosts, dr boogie, ex-gentlemen, faz waltz, giuda, intelligence, jacuzzi boys, jolts, keith richards, le butcherettes, link wray, live ledge, lucero, miscalculations, music, nervous, Podcast, realpunkradio, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, stitches, talk, taylor swift, tommy keene, tommy stinson, wand, wavves, wireheads
Live Ledge #156: Blog Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 23, 2014
Hudson has found a bunch of cool stuff online once again, including a cleaned-up version of the second Coachella appearance by The Replacements!
Posted in cool ghouls, dee rangers, dropkick murphys, fucked up, jon spencer, live ledge, media, negatives, newtown neurotics, plimsouls, Podcast, pony named olga, rats, realpunkradio, replacements, revillos, river city tanlines, roll the tanks, rubber city rebels, Scott Hudson, sirens, slowguns, sonics, teenage bottlerockets, tommy keene
Live Ledge #141: Odds And Sods
By email@example.com on January 24, 2014
There’s no real theme tonight. Just a bunch of killer songs and some babbling.
Posted in archers of loaf, biters, bremen riot, cherry glazerr, clash, dan vapid, dead boys, fidlar, fleshtones, grand champeen, havalinas, iggy, jam, johnny thunders, live ledge, mind spiders, misfits, music, new york dolls, night marchers, obits, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, saints, Scott Hudson, springsteen, suicide, superchunk, tommy keene, two cow garage, wrens
Live Ledge #135: Best of 2013
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 13, 2013
Hudson counts down his favorite records of 2013!
Posted in babyshambles, bad sports, best of 2013, bronx, dirtbombs, fidlar, fuzz, grant hart, joan jett, julie ruin, king khan, live ledge, mikal cronin, mind spiders, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, so so glos, strypes, superchunk, swearin, tommy keene, two cow garage, ty segall, warm soda
Live Ledge #131: RIP Lou Reed
By email@example.com on November 1, 2013
Tonight’s show commemorates the passing of Lou Reed.
Posted in buffalo tom, david bowie, feelies, hot rats, lee renaldo, live ledge, lou reed, mott the hoople, nirvana, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, roky erickson, runaways, Scott Hudson, tommy keene, velvet underground
Live Ledge #127: Stormy New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 4, 2013
Surrounded by storms accurately forecast by Canadian Frankie McDonald, Hudson hosts two hours of new releases and blog finds.
Posted in bad shepherds, bare mutants, clash, future primitives, jeff tweedy, joan jett, joanna gruesome, lime spiders, live ledge, lorette velvette, lucero, music, obits, parquet courts, patterson hood, Podcast, radio birdman, replacements, rocketz, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, shambles, songs for slim, strypes, tommy keene, veronica falls, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #124: New Releases
By email@example.com on September 6, 2013
There’s quite a few new releases of note, and Hudson samples them all!
Posted in avengers, babyshambles, bad sports, bags, black joe lewis, connection, dirtbombs, fat white family, hentchmen, julie ruin, king khan, music, mystic eyes, new releases, paley brothers, pixies, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, savages, Scott Hudson, sharks, suburbs, superchunk, terry malts, tommy keene, two car garage, ty segall, zeros
Live Ledge #110: May Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 3, 2013
Another installment of an episode full of new releases and blog finds.
Posted in am stereo, art brut, black flag, black lips, cramps, deerhunter, del lords, dodge main, frank turner, guided by voices, ian rubbish, iggy and the stooges, joan jett, lucinda williams, lyres, melvins, music, new releases, paul westerberg, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sloan, songs for slim, suburbs, tommy keene, vertebrats, zero boys
Rural Ledge-ucation #92: Daylight Savings Time
By email@example.com on March 10, 2013
We all hate it, so why not a show dedicated to daylight savings time?
Posted in boomtown rats, bottle rockets, byrds, cheap trick, elvis costello, gear daddies, jam, jayhawks, jesus & mary chain, music, paul westerberg, phones, Podcast, rank strangers, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, stems, talk, tommy keene, uncle tupelo, vic chesnutt
Live Ledge #102: Songs For Slim
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com on September 7, 2012
With a big day coming up this week, host Scott Hudson has selected one song per year that he has been alive. Sunday’s Rural Ledge-ucation will conclude the series.
Posted in archers of loaf, beatles, big star, bob dylan, boomtown rats, clash, david bowie, dinosaur jr, flamin' groovies, garage, guided by voices, husker du, indie, jam, kinks, love, mc5, monkees, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, reverend horton heat, rocket from the crypt, rolling stones, ronettes, scott hudosn, sex pistols, stooges, supershunk, sweet, t. rex, talk, tommy keene, translator, uncle tupelo, x
The Ledge #89: High On Stress
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 4, 2012
Minneapolis roots-rockers High On Stress are interviewed and they also picked this week’s tunes!
Posted in big star, elliott smith, foo fighters, high on stress, indie, jets to brazil, johnny cash, minneapolis, music, nirvana, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, talk, the beatles, the who, they might be giants, tommy keene, whiskeytown
Rural Ledge-ucation #46: Down With Wilco
By email@example.com 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
Rural Ledge-ucation #44: Punkish Songwriters
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 19, 2012
What started out as a collection of punk-era singer/songwriters turned into something completely different.
Posted in billy bragg, dave edmunds, dream syndicate, elvis costello, graham parker, green on red, guadalcanal diary, indie, joe jackson, music, patti smith, paul kelly, peter case, Podcast, r.e.m., ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rockpile, Scott Hudson, talk, tommy keene, waterboys, world party, x