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
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 18, 2022
When Malibu Lou sent me an advance of the new Dogmatics single, “Drop That Single”, I knew I had to create something special to highlight it’s debut on The Ledge. After all, I’ve been a fan of the band since I first discovered …
By email@example.com on April 6, 2018
The “first Friday” of every month is devoted to new releases!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 11, 2016
An overview of Wreckless Eric’s career just hours before his Sioux Falls appearance. Show also includes Scott’s phone interview with Eric.
By email@example.com on October 3, 2014
The beginning of the month means it’s a show of nothing but new music.
Posted in a-bones, bleached, brian setzer, chuck prophet, creeps, crime, ex hex, gotobeds, growlers, hares, king tuff, kinks, lucinda williams, mahones, music, number ones, paul collins, Podcast, rancid, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sleaford mods, sonny vincent, spider bags, talk, tweedy, vaselines, vibrators, wand, wreckless eric
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 March 22, 2013
It’s an obvious topic that should have been explored years before, but tonight’s show is all songs about “Rock”!
Posted in flamin' groovies, fortunate sons, hasil adkins, jesus & mary chain, music, Podcast, ramones, realpunkradio, replacements, rock, rolling stones, rubinoos, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, supersuckers, tom petty, tommy conwell, velvet underground, wreckless eric, young fresh fellows
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 1, 2012
Last week’s ’77 theme went so well it just had to be repeated!
Posted in 1977, ac/dc, boomtown rats, buzzcocks, cheap trick, chris spedding, clash, damned, dead boys, dictators, dmz, dogs, eater, elvis costello, garage, germs, graham parker, hysptrz, indie, jam, kinks, kiss, misfits, motorhead, music, only ones, Podcast, punk, ramones, real kids, realpunkradio, rubber city rebels, Scott Hudson, sham 69, slaughter and the dogs, stranglers, suicide, talk, thin lizzy, weirdos, wreckless eric, x-ray spex, zeroes
By email@example.com on March 25, 2012
Nick Lowe’s birthday is celebrated with some of his best tunes, covers, and production work.
Posted in brinsley schwarz, carlene carter, covers, damned, dr. feelgood, elvis costello, eric ambel, garage, glimmer stars, graham parker, indie, johnny cash, little village, lowe beats, music, nick lowe, Podcast, pretenders, pub rock, realpunkradio, richard hell, rockpile, Scott Hudson, steve earle, talk, Wilco, wreckless eric