By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 8, 2023
When I put together each and every episode of The Ledge, I try really hard not to repeat myself too much. If I play a new single one week, the next I’ll more than likely air a b-side or album track. Certain songs do end up appearing in multiple shows, but more than likely due to whatever themes I’ve selected. That fact has always been in the back of my mind whenever I put on birthday shows. Obviously, during my birthday week I want a show of nothing but my favorite songs of all time, but at the same time I don’t want to repeat that same show each and every year. But it dawned on me earlier today that repeating myself once a year is no big deal! Who remembers what I aired a year ago? Plus, honestly, while I have not doublechecked, I’m sure this year’s birthday celebration of my favorite songs is quite unlike previous editions. My tastes are ever-evolving. Some artists have emerged as new favorites. Others have maybe dropped down a peg or two. Plus, I’ll admit to purposely selecting different tunes by perennial favorites. Let’s be real. I can play almost any song by […]
By email@example.com (theledge) on April 28, 2023
Tonight unveils a new sort of theme for a Ledge episode – Twofers! Everybody loves a twofer deal at the bar, so why not transfer the idea to rock and roll. (Yeah yeah yeah, I know radio stations have done this for decades. But it’s new to The Ledge!) The inspiration was a handful of great records that I’ve been paying a lot of attention to in the last few days. Last Saturday, for Record Store Day Sioux Falls (soon to be) legends Off Contact put out a few advance copies of their upcoming debut album, Pearls Before Swine. Of course I had to air some tracks off it! And then two days ago I received what may be my second-favorite power pop album of the year. Paint Fumes new record, Real Romancer, is chock full of great hooks accompanied by the sort of noisy guitars that everyone knows I love so much. Of course, I couldn’t resist airing tracks from the brand new albums of original punkers The Damned and former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock. But it’s not all twofers on the show. There’s a “four-fer” of selections from the Record Store Day release of previously unreleased live Husker Du […]
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 […]
By email@example.com (theledge) on January 27, 2023
Every now and then it’s nice to have a show without any real theme, and that’s what we have tonight. Instead, it’s really just a collection of records I’ve been listening to over the last few weeks, and interesting collection of various genres that represent over 50 years of great rock and roll. There’s a handful of recent releases side by side with all time classics. There are veteran bands that are brand new to me, and relatively new artists that I’ve been obsessed with over the last few months. Of course, there’s also this week’s selection for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” subtheme. I’ve got a homegrown talent by the name of Link West, and his mainly acoustic version is a really nice change of pace. He also contributed a little piece of spoken word audio where he talks of his love of the song and his history of playing it in his original band in Columbus, Ohio. He describes the tune as “50% bubblegum, 50% booty call”. I can’t argue with that. Link West’s version marks a run of (at least) three straight weeks of listener contributions, but of course I always want more. Nothing would make […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org (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 […]
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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
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 23, 2015
Nothing but musical questions tonight!
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By email@example.com on September 18, 2015
To celebrate a birthday, Hudson starts a two-part series where he plays one song from every year he’s lived.
Posted in beatles, big star, camper van beethoven, clash, cramps, dead kennedys, dinosaur jr, firehose, flamin' groovies, husker du, johnny thunders, jonathon richman, kinks, live ledge, mc5, monkees, new york dolls, no direction, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, ronettes, Scott Hudson, sonics, stooges, undertones, velvet underground, who, x
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 12, 2015
To celebrate the sixth month of the year, tonight’s show is nothing but the sixth tracks of fantastic albums.
Posted in aquadolls, benjamin booker, buzzcocks, cheap trick, clash, david bowie, die toten hosen, dogmatics, graham parker, husker du, jd mcpherson, jesus and mary chain, justin townes earle, live ledge, lydia loveless, magnolias, muffs, music, number ones, paul westerberg, plimsouls, Podcast, queers, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sleater-kinney, stiff little fingers, stooges, suburbs, talk, undertones, wrens, x
By email@example.com on November 28, 2014
To promote their Sioux Falls appearance, Charlie Siren is tonight’s guest.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 17, 2014
It’s Realpunkradio’s 5th birthday, and we celebrate with tracks from the site’s new free compilation, Killing the Record Industry Vol. 5!
Posted in 101'ers, a-bones, black lips, dartford renegades, dead bundy, derellas, dirtbombs, flakes, greenhornes, king khan, little killers, lyres, meatmen, miscalculations, music, Norton Records, Podcast, real kids, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sky saxon, swingin' neckbreakers, teenage brain, thee shams, tremors, uk subs, undertones, vertebrats, vibrators, violet, wildhearts, x-ray specs
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
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 27, 2013
An alphabetical trip through some of Hudson’s favorite bands.
Posted in alex chilton, big star, buzzcocks, camper van beethoven, clash, damned, elvis costello, firehose, guided by voices, husker du, iggy, jam, kinks, live ledge, lyres, mission of burma, music, only ones, pixies, Podcast, queers, radio birdman, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, saints, Scott Hudson, superchunk, t. rex, undertones, wreckless eric, x
By email@example.com on October 11, 2013
It’s simple – nothing but songs that include the word “what”.
Posted in archers of loaf, buzzcocks, cbgb's, clash, cramps, dead boys, elvis costello, kinks, muffs, music, naked ted, pagans, paul westerberg, Podcast, purple hearts, ramones, real kids, realpunkradio, rev horton heat, Scott Hudson, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, throbs, turbonegro, undertones, velvet underground, x
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 5, 2013
Another month, another set of newly discovered music!
Posted in bots, criminal hygiene, dave edmunds, dee rangers, glen matlock, heliotropes, hellcats, inmates, miracle workers, mono men, music, new christs, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rifle sport, robert pollard, Scott Hudson, shivas, shods, strypes, thee cyberman, undertones, Wilco, x
By email@example.com on May 10, 2013
That beautiful 350 pound Seeburg Jukebox is the source of all the tunes tonight.
Posted in dogmatics, grandpaboy, husker du, jukebox, kinks, music, myron lee, nervebreakers, no direction, PIL, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, spooks, suburbs, twintone, undertones
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
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
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
By email@example.com on August 3, 2012
Nothing but tunes from the late, great John Peel archive!
Posted in 999, bbc, billy bragg, boomtown rats, bow wow wow, crass, drones, elvis costello, english beat, gang of four, garage, gary numan, housemartins, indie, j mascis, jam, jesus & mary chain, joe jackson, john peel, joy division, killing joke, lurkers, magazine, moondogs, music, only ones, Podcast, punk, rezillos, selector, skids, slits, smiths, stranglers, talk, thin lizzy, undertones, wire, x-ray spex
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 22, 2012
The longest day of the year has inspired the longest Ledge show – 44 tracks of summer-related tunes!
Posted in adolescents, bare wires, blagh dhalia, brewers, cheap girls, cosmic dropouts, cramps, Demons, Eddie Cochran, famous monsters, garage, go, graham parker, howler, husker du, indie, jesus and mary chain, kinks, lyres, male bonding, material issue, meteors, muck and the mires, music, new salem witch hunters, pathos, pink mink, Podcast, punk, radio birdman, rainmakers, ramones, realpunkradio, rhett miller, Scott Hudson, shonen knife, small faces, sonic avenues, stabilizers, superchunk, talk, thee headcoats, thee holy ghosts, tuuli, ty segall, undertones, vikings, vindictives, whild billy childish, white wires, x
By email@example.com on March 16, 2012
The perfect soundtrack to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
Posted in bap kennedy, bastards on parade, belfast gypsys, black tartan clan, blaggards, bloody irish boys, blue casket, boomtown rats, celtic, cherry cokes, commitments, craic, damien dempsey, dreadnoughts, dropkick murphys, fisticuffs, flogging molly, greenland whalefishers, indie, irish, irish bastard, mahones, modern b beard, music, nips, Podcast, pogues, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, shane macgowan, skels, smoking popes, steve earle, stiff little fingers, talk, them, thin lizzy, tossers, undertones, waterboys
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 10, 2012
Besides a setlist of nothing but songs about girls, this week’s Live Ledge discusses the future of the show.
Posted in barreracudas, big troubles, blacky vale, brags, breakups, bunker hill, busy signals, cramps, crybabys, cynics, devil dogs, dictators, garage, gravediggers, gruesomes, huntingtons, indie, jazz butcher, jesus and mary chain, jonny chan, king louie's missing monuments, kwyet kings, milk 'n' cookies, mr. t experience, music, new york dolls, nikki & the corvettes, paul westerberg, penetrators, Podcast, psych, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, steve bledsoe, stitches, swingin' neckbreakers, talk, tall boys, the go, the plimsouls, the real kids, undertones, untamed youth, valentine, violent femmes