The Ledge #571: New Releases
By email@example.com (theledge) on June 2, 2023
The first Friday of June means we have nothing but new releases on The Ledge, and it’s quite the lineup tonight. There are artists from all over the world, ranging from just a mile or so from my home (Thought Patrol) to Germany (Hamburg Ramones, Berlin Blackouts), with additional stops in Italy, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries). There’s the return of a ton of veteran artists, including Rancid, Graham Parker, The Aquadolls, and Joan Jett. Most importantly, at least for me, is the brand new project by Tommy Stinson. Over the last few years he’s been touring with his pal Chip Roberts under the Cowboys in the Campfire moniker, and today sees the release of their debut album, Wronger. While a bit quieter than we’re used to from the former Replacements bass player, it’s still quite a record from the hardest working member of the legendary band. Of course, we begin with the latest in the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” series, and this time it is nt a new release. This version is from the French band Nouvelle Vague, an act that was created to remake classic punk and new wave songs in bossa nova versions. Yes, […]
Posted in 52weeksofteenagekicks, cowboys in the campfire, graham parker, hamburg ramones, joan jett, new releases, nouvelle vague, Podcast, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, tommy stinson
The Ledge #524: Birthday Covers
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 17, 2022
When I read that the 35th anniversary date of the release of the fifth Replacements full-length album, Pleased to Meet Me, fell on a “Ledge” night, it obviously became the focal point for a theme. I decided to celebrate the birthday by recreating the album’s track listing with covers of each and every song. This became a bit of an issue, however, as some songs were missing from my initial search through my archives. And while I inevitably found some of the missing pieces, I still was short two songs just days before tonight’s show. Luckily, I was alerted to a message board compilation of Replacements covers that included a track donated by our friend Jeremy Porter. Since this comp also included a version of “Red Red Wine”, I quickly contacted him to see if he had the whole release! Well, not only did he have the needed track, he actually played on it! The Regulars were his high school band, and on this cover he played guitar and provided backing vocals! Yes, I was set! Unfortunately, a few minutes in my show I was informed that June 17, 1987 was not the actual release date for the album. “Trouble […]
Posted in david bowie, exile on main street, music, pleased to meet me, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, tommy stinson, ziggy stardust
Live Ledge #393: PW & Friends
By email@example.com on August 30, 2019
This week’s show came about partly thanks to a Juliana Hatfield tweet of an old article about The I Don’t Cares, her 2016 collaboration with Paul Westerberg. Remembering how much I was charmed by that record, I spent the afternoon reacquaintancing myself to that release. Then it suddenly hit me. If I went through all the various names that Paul and the rest of the Replacements had used for their various projects I should be able to fill a full Live Ledge episode. It was actually much easier than I expected. In fact, we even went a few minutes over our usual two hour timeslot. I also tried to shy away from the obvious tracks. For the Replacements and even the solo Westerberg material I picked mainly some somewhat rare live tracks. Tommy Stinson’s set includes a little known Clash cover he did for Uncut Magazine. This show is meant to just be fun and not a representation of the musician’s greatest moments, together or solo.
Posted in bob stinson, chris mars, live ledge, music, paul westerberg, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #380: Tommy & Evan
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 17, 2019
Host Scott Hudson chats about his weekend at the Tommy Stinson/Lemonheads show, along with lots of great garage rock.
Posted in brad marino, first avenue, geoff palmer, lemonheads, live ledge, music, nick lowe, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #379: Garage Pop Power Rock
By email@example.com on May 10, 2019
A great set of power pop and garage rock, including a lengthy set of new Rumbar Records releases.
Posted in brad marino, cj ramone, garage rock, geoff palmer, get up kids, lemonheads, live ledge, music, Podcast, power pop, rumbar records, Scott Hudson, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #310: More Stuff
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 17, 2017
Tonight features a variety of mini-themes, primarily from 2017 sources.
Posted in castle face, ledge, music, Podcast, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #304: New Releases
By email@example.com on October 6, 2017
Two hours of great new releases, including tracks from the new live Replacements album.
Posted in bash and pop, husker du, new releases, Podcast, replacements, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #273: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 3, 2017
It’s the first new release episode of 2017!!!
Posted in new releases, Podcast, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #263: Tommy Stinson
By email@example.com on October 23, 2016
Tommy Stinson talks to Scott Hudson about the rebirth of Bash and Pop, the Replacements reunion tour, and many other topics regarding his long career.
Posted in bash and pop, guns and roses, live ledge, perfect, Podcast, replacements, Scott Hudson, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #230: Bob Mehr
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 26, 2016
Music journalist Bob Mehr joins Scott Hudson tonight to talk about his new book, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.
Posted in bob mehr, paul westerberg, Podcast, replacements, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends
By email@example.com 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 #212: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #125: The Clash
By email@example.com on September 13, 2013
To celebrate the release of the Sound System box set, tonight’s show is all Clash-related!
Posted in anti-flag, banjoey ramone, billy bragg, bobby fuller, equals, Face to Face, hot water music, jesse malin, live ledge, manic street preachers, matthew ryan, Podcast, rancid, realpunkradio, saves the day, Scott Hudson, the clash, tommy stinson, toots & the maytals, vince taylor, willi williams, willie nile
Live Ledge #123: Replacements Roundtable
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 30, 2013
Director Gorman Bechard, author Caryn Rose, blogger Brad Searles, and music fan Jason Loeb join Scott Hudson to discuss last week’s reunion of the Replacements in Toronto.
Posted in brad searles, caryn rose, gorman bechard, ledge, music, paul westerberg, Podcast, Scott Hudson, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #116: Replacements Reunion
By email@example.com on June 14, 2013
An almost all-interview show, with Gorman Bechard chatting about the Replacements reunion, and members of Cursive and Teenage Bottlerocket promoting upcoming Sioux Falls appearances.
Posted in bash & pop, clash, color me obsessed, cursive, gorman bechard, music, paul westerberg, pixies, Podcast, pretenders, ramones, replacements, slim dunlap, songs for slim, Teenage Bottlerocket, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #101: New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 1, 2013
It’s that time of the month again – almost nothing but new releases and blog finds, including one of the tracks from the upcoming new release by The Replacements!
Posted in agent orange, bad religion, bronx, clerks, crazy cavan, david bowie, fidlar, heartbreakers, low culture, music, nude beach, paul westerberg, Podcast, pretenders, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, simpletons, slim dunlap, songsforslim, strypes, tommy stinson, undertones, warm soda
Rural Ledge-ucation #73: Happy Birthday Tommy Stinson
By email@example.com on October 7, 2012
Yesterday was Tommy Stinson’s 46th birthday, so it is only natural for us to celebrate it with music from all periods of his career.
Posted in bash & pop, guns & roses, music, paul westerberg, perfect, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, talk, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #81: Family Tree
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Rural Ledge-ucation #63: New Releases
By email@example.com on July 29, 2012
Having missed a few Rural Ledge timeslots, new material has piled up. Today we preview quite a few of them.
Posted in afghan whigs, aimee mann, alejandro escovedo, Americana, blasters, brendan kelly, chip taylor, drivin' n crying', exene cervenka, felice brothers, indie, james mercer, kevin bowe, langhorne slim, leroy staggers, muddy waters, music, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, rolling stones, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, singer-songwriter, talk, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #73: I’m Back!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 20, 2012
After another short break due to remodeling, Hudson is back with almost all new releases!
Posted in bureacrats, cute lepers, d.o.a., dear landlord, dirt box disco, disctractions, future primitives, garage, gents, godfathers, guided by voices, hard-ons, hoodoo gurus, indie, jaill, jam, jeff the brotherhood, knack, lipstick homicide, mixtapes, music, nervebreakers, normals, Podcast, punk, raw nerves, realpunkradio, riverboat gamblers, Scott Hudson, shane macgowan, shattervox, sloan, straight up, talk, teenage bottlerockets, terry malts, tim armstrong, tommy stinson, tours, ty segall, veronica falls, willie nile
Live Ledge #65: Whine-Free
By email@example.com on May 11, 2012
The goal was simple – to make it through an entire show without whining. Did I succeed?
Posted in alice bag, angry dead pirates, avengers, bags, blisters, cheats, cribs, dodson's dogs, elvis costello, free kitten, garage, hussy, indie, japandroids, joey ramone, kead dennedys, mansfields, master plan, mind spiders, movements, muck and the mires, music, my bloody valentine, nads, perfect, pete and the pirates, pixies, Podcast, primitives, punk, realpunkradio, rocky top vapor, Scott Hudson, sonic avenues, soundtrack of our lives, talk, teenager, tommy stinson, ty segall, undertakers, vapids, way-outs, weirdos, white fence, young fresh fellows
Rural Ledge-ucation #54: Record Store Day
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 29, 2012
Hudson’s 3rd annual Record Store Day recap reviews the pile of music released on his favorite day of the year.
Posted in afrika bambaata, Americana, arctic monkeys, black angels, blitzen trapper, covers, devo, dinosaur jr, doomriders, flaming lips, garage, graham coxon, indie, joey ramone, justin townes earle, lydia loveless, m. ward, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, record store day, richard buckner, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, sweet cobra, talk, tommy stinson, white stripes