Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #29: Halloween (Pt. 3)

After four hours of noisy, garage-influenced Halloween tunes, it's time to turn down the volume (a bit) for the final collection of holiday tracks. Instead of tremolo-heavy guitars, there's a few acoustics to be heard throughout the show. Download this via iTunes, stream it via Stitcher, or directly download it HERE! 
Have a great holiday!

1. David Bowie, Please Mr. Gravedigger
2. Paul Westerberg, Ghost On The Canvas
3. Grandpaboy, Vampires & Failures
4. The Replacements, Rock 'N' Roll Ghost
5. Shane MacGowan & The Popes, The Church Of The Holy Spook
6. The Pogues, Haunted
7. World Party, Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb
8. matt pond PA, Halloween
9. Pernice Brothers, One Foot In The Grave
10. Neutral Milk Hotel, Ghost
11. R.E.M., I Walked with a Zombie
12. John Wesley Harding and the Good Liars, If You Have Ghosts
13. Graham Parker, There's A Ghost In My House
14. Elvis Costello, Spooky Girlfriend
15. Jonathan Richman, Vampire Girl
16. Neil Young, Vampire Blues
17. John Doe, Hotel Ghost
18. Frank Black, All My Ghosts
19. White Wives, Hungry Ghosts
20. Title Tracks, Forget The Ghost
21. The White Stripes, Little Ghost
22. Mark Sultan, Graveyard Eyes
23. Sparklehorse, Ghost In The Sky
24. Eels, My Beloved Monster
25. Oxford Comma, Vampire
26. The Smiths, Pretty Girls Make Graves
27. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Ghosts
28. Rudi Protrudi, Stalking After Midnight
29. Bill Buchanan, The Night Before Halloween
30. Chuck Berry, Trick Or Treat

Friday, October 28, 2011

Live Ledge #38: Halloween (Pt. 2)

I had way too much music for one show, so tonight carries on last week's Halloween theme. There's lots of punk, indie, garage, and 60's-ish tunes from a wide variety of sources. Subscribe via iTunes, stream it via Stitcher, or directly download it HERE!

1. Larrys Rebels, Halloween (Here It Comes)
2. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Halloween
3. Fuzztones, Happy Halloween
4. The Vendettas, Halloween
5. Harlem, Friendly Ghost
6. Daniel Johnston, Casper The Friendly Ghost
7. Pavement, Space Ghost Theme I
8. The Black Lips, I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
9. Me First & The Gimme Gimmies, (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
10. The Fleshtones, Dance With the Ghoulman
11. The Fleshtones, Return to the haunted house
12. Agent Orange, This House Is Haunted
13. Coffinberry, Monster
14. Lords Of Altamont, Gods And Monsters
15. The Fall, There's A Ghost In My House
16. Forgetters, Vampire Lessons
17. Screaming Tribesmen, Date With A Vampire
18. The Cramps, Zombie Dance
19. The Cynics, Zombie Walk
20. The King Khan & Bbq Show, Zombies
21. The Surf Rats, Zombie Hunt
22. The Misfits, Spook City USA (Spookier version)
23. The Meteors, Graveyard Stomp
24. Shadow, Reichenstein Cemetery
25. Captain Beefheart, The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
26. 3-D Invisibles, Go-Go Ghost
27. The Gun Club, Ghost On the Highway
28. Social Distortion, Ghost Town Blues
29. The Mahones, Ghost Of A Whiskey Devil
30. Neanderthals, Lurch
31. Graveyard Farmers, Formaldehyde
32. 9th Wave, Big Black Cadillac Hearse
33. The Revillos, She's Fallen In Love With A Monster Man
34. Guided By Voices, Cut-Out Witch
35. Slaughter and the Dogs, Victims of the Vampire
36. The Montesas, Igor's Party

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #28: Tom Waits

This Tuesday, Tom Waits is releasing his latest album, Bad As Me, so I figured it was time to devote a show to him. Besides previewing a number of tracks from the upcoming release, today's show also includes some interesting collaborations with other artists and Waits' songs covered by other artists. Please buy this album when it hits the shelves (or your favorite online source), but until then you can enjoy the tracks I selected by downloading it HERE!

1. Tom Waits, Chicago
2. The Rolling Stones, Sleep Tonight
3. The Replacements, Date To Church
4. Thelonious Monster, Adios Lounge (Duet With Tom Waits)
5. John Lurie, River of Men
6. Los Lobos, Kitate (w/Tom Waits & Martha Gonzales)
7. The Ramones, I Don't Wanna Grow Up
8. Tom Waits, Return of Jackie & Judy
9. Tom Waits, Get Lost
10. Tom Waits, Kiss Me
11. Johnny Cash, Down There By The Train
12. Dave Alvin, Ol' 55
13. The Wedding Present, Red Shoes by the Drugstore
14. Tindersticks, Mockin' Bird
15. Firewater, Diamonds And Gold
16. Alex Chilton, Downtown
17. Paul Westerberg, We Know the Night (w/Tom Waits and Tommy Stinson)
18. Elvis Costello, Innocent When You Dream
19. Tom Waits, Satisfied
20. Tom Waits, Pay Me
21. Jonathan Rimchman, The Heart of Saturday Night
22. Andre Williams & The Sadies, Pasties And A G-String
23. The Beat Farmers, Rosie
24. Pete Shelley, Better Off Without a Wife
25. Neko Case, Christmas Card from A Hooker In Minneapolis
26. Cat Power, Yesterday Is Here
27. Scarlett Johansson, Falling Down
28. Tom Waits, Raised Right Men

Friday, October 21, 2011

Live Ledge #37: Halloween (Part 1)

It's one of my favorite times of year. The temps have dropped a little bit, and spooky tunes fill the air. This week's episode is all garage-y Halloween tunes, and marks the first of three of these shows. Download this ghastly collection and impress your trick or treaters with these noisy odes to werewolves, vampires, zombies, and other Halloween creatures. Subscribe through itunes, stream it on stitcher, or directly download it HERE!

1. Russ Be-Bop, Hey Monster Dj
2. Beat Happening, Pajama Party In A Haunted Hive
3. The Pop Project, Give Me Corporate Candy Or Give Me Death
4. The Ramones, Makin' Monsters For My Friends
5. Riverdales, Werewolf One
6. Spazzys, Zombie Girl
7. The Haints, Zombie Crush
8. The Flare-Up, Too Many Zombies
9. Los Reactors, Be A Zombie
10. The Vietnam Veterans, Female Vampire’s Fuzzy Beaver
11. Wooden Shjips, Vampire Blues
12. Fortune & Maltese And The Phabulous Pallbearers, Vampira!
13. Forgetters, Vampire Lessons
14. The A-Bones, THE Teenage Mummy Radio Spot #2
15. The A-Bones, Mum's The Word
16. The 3-D Invisibles, Gorilla Mummy
17. The Ghastly Ones, SpongeBob Scaredy Pants
18. The Midnight Goon Speaks
19. The Meteors, Michael Myers
20. Bubblegum Hearts, The Ghost of Vincent Price
21. The Close Outs, Munster's Theme
22. The Vaselines, Monsterpussy
23. Demonics, Hellhound for Booty
24. Rezorex, Devil Woman From Outer Space
25. Sister Hyde
26. Boss Martians, She's Creepy!
27. Merv Griffin, House of Horrors
28. Jeff Dahl, Leather Frankenstein
29. The Dewtons, Trick Or Treat (The Joke Is On You)
30. Shimmys, (He's My) Werewolf
31. Hayride To Hell, Werewolves On Wheels
32. Swamp Sisters, Leader of the Wolf Pack
33. The Hi-Risers, Call Me the Wolfman
34. The Shoutless, Graveyard Stomp
35. The Dynotones, Night Of The Ghouls
36. The Madmen, Haunted
37. The Spits, Halloween Fun
38. Helldorado, Devil Kiss
39. The Shods, The Devil Came To Town
40. The Mummies, The Fly
41. Famous Monsters, International Monster Presentation
42. Untamed Youth, Haunted Castle Party

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #27: George Harrison

Last week, HBO aired Martin Scorsese's four-hour documentary on George Harrison, Living In the Material World. While I have a few issues with the program (length, topics, etc.), my playlist over the last few days has been full of Harrison tunes. Today I played a few of them, along with some great covers of both solo and Beatles tunes that George wrote. You can find this show at all the usual spots, or directly download it HERE!

1. George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
2. The Smithereens Don't Bother Me
3. The Lolas, I Need You
4. Twenty Cent Crush, Taxman
5. Yim Yames, Love You To
6. Thea Gilmore, I Want To Tell You
7. The Drowners, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. The Beatles, Old Brown Shoe
9. Pete Molinari, For You Blue
10. Beth Orton, I Me Mine
11. The Beatles, Sour Milk Sea (Mono Outtake)
12. Doris Troy, Ain't That Cute
13. Ronnie Spector, Try Some, Buy Some
14. George Harrison, Run Of The Mill (Alternate-Take/Mix)
15. Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs, Beware of Darkness
16. Galaxie 500, Isn't It A Pity
17. Camper Van Beethoven, Photograph
18. George Harrison, It Don't Come Easy (Demo-Version)
19. Bob Dylan, If Not For You
20. Bob Dylan, Just Like A Woman (Live)
22. George Harrison, Absolutely Sweet Marie (Live)
23. Bob Dylan, Something
24. Traveling Wilburys, Runaway

Friday, October 14, 2011

Live Ledge #36: More New Shit

I really do have a problem. I put on two straight themed shows, and the pile of untapped new tunes continues to grow. This week's episode cleans out the pile a back. There's lots of brand new releases, including tunes by HeadCat (featuring Lemmy), The Misfits, and Frank Black's new project, Paley and Francis. There's also a ton of great garage rock blog finds from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. A few old faves are also included, such as a mini-set of Roky Erickson tracks.
Find that mother right now in the iTunes store, stream it on Stitcher, or directly download it HERE!

1. Smith Westerns, Weekend
2. Yuck, Get Away
3. Male Bonding, Tame the Sun
4. Deerhoof & The Raccoonists, Own It
5. Let's Wrestle, In The Suburbs
6. Spazzys, My Boyfriend's Back
7. Spazzys, I Want A Divorce
8. DTK\MC5, Teenage Lust
9. Iggy And The Stooges, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
10. Paley and Francis, Curse
11. Paley and Francis, Magic Cup
12. Bare Wires, Television Girls
13. Deer Tick, Something To Brag About
14. 13th Floor Elevators, She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)
15. Roky Erickson, Don't Slander Me
16. Roky Erickson & The Aliens, If You Have Ghosts
17. The Meteors, Surf City
18. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Kill Surf City
19. Anti-Flag, Guns of Brixton/I Fought the Law
20. The Hard-Ons, One Chord Wonders
21. The Traditionals, Borstal Breakout
22. Mr. Irish Bastard, Pretty Vacant
23. The Misfits, Land Of The Dead
24. The Misfits, Curse Of The Mummy's Hand
25. HeadCat, Let It Rock
26. HeadCat, You Can't Do That
27. Vietnam Veterans, The Girl with the Hairy Legs
28. Sic KidZ, Rhythm Gurl
29. The Shindiggers, A Certain Girl
30. The Star Spangles, Tear It To Pieces
31. The Adicts, Chinese Takeaway
32. Perfectors, Journey To Mars
33. The Vulcaneers, Vulcan Whore
34. Stiff Little Fingers, Suspect Device
35. Tall Boys, Action Woman (Live)
36. The Sons Of Hercules, Numb
37. Teenage Cool Kids, Volvo to a Kiss
38. Wild Flag, Romance
39. Static Taxi, Cocaine Couples
40. Long Tall Texans, Ballroom Blitz

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Ledge #86: Color Me Obsessed in Sioux Falls

For the first time ever, The Ledge is ALMOST like a real talk show. First off, Gorman Bechard returns to the show to talk about the upcoming Sioux Falls appearance of Color Me Obsessed. He also chats about future screenings, including two showings in New York City that are followed by a star-studded Replacements tribute concert. Future projects are also previewed, and fans of the recently-reunited Archers of Loaf will be pleased by the news of a concert movie that he's in the process of editing.
Following Gorman is my old friend, Julie Anderson Friesen, the Director and Programmer of the Reel Dakota Film Festival. This year's series, which runs from October 20 - 23, concludes with a screening of Color Me Obsessed. Julie's passion for film is evident throughout our conversation, and I'm thrilled she has included the Replacements documentary in the program. For more info on the festival, check out the Reel Dakota website.
Both guests were also in charge of the music for this episode, and both did a fantastic job in picking tunes. Download this fantastic episode via the usual methods, or nab a direct download HERE!
Here's the setlist for this show:
1. The Replacements, Color Me Impressed (Scott's choice)
Gorman's selections:
2. Archers of Loaf, Bacteria
3. Archers of Loaf, Fabricoh
4. Crooked Fingers, Bad Blood
5. The Replacements, Hayday
6. Nick Lowe, I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass
7. The Pack A.D., B.C. Is On Fire
8. EMA, Marked
Julie's selections:
9. Bruce Peninsula, As Long As I Live
10. Tegan and Sara, Where Does the Good Go
11. Fountains of Wayne, Hey Julie
12. The Shins, New Slang

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Want Tickets to Sioux Falls Screening of Color Me Obsessed?

As mentioned in an earlier post (and bound to be brought up again), Color Me Obsessed is scheduled to be screened as part of the Reel Dakota Festival on Sunday, October 23. I have three pairs of tickets to give away, and all you have to do is send an email to rantabit@yahoo.com. Include your name, address, and email, and on October 19 I will randomly select the winners!

Rural Ledge-ucation #26: Hank Williams

In this house, if the name Hank Williams is mentioned it's obviously the original we're talking about. Ok, maybe some of Hank III's moments are worthy of consideration, but never ever ever do we give Hank Jr. the time of day! Junior may be in the news this week, but the real news in the family is the release of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. A decade or so ago, Bob Dylan was handed a notebook of unfinished songs that was reportedly among his possessions when he died on January 1, 1953. Originally intended to be a Bob Dylan project, he eventually rounded up some of his songwriting buddies to record their own versions of some of these tunes. A handful are represented on today's show, along with other covers of Hank's greatest tunes. Hank also makes a few appearances here, culled from the mammoth Time/Life box set of radio performances from 1952. The show is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and many other services, or directly download it HERE!

1. Hank Williams, Mansion on the Hill
2. Bob Dylan, The Love That Faded
3. Bob Dylan, I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
4. Jack White, You Know That I Know
5. Lucinda Williams, I'm So Happy I Found You
6. Del Shannon, Hey Good Lookin'
7. Jerry Lee Lewis, Your Cheatin' Heart
8. Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings, The Night Hank Williams Came To Town
9. Johnny Cash, On the Evening Train
10. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Why Don't You Love Me
11. Mike Ness, Six More Miles
12. Evan Dando, Tribute To Hank Williams
13. Keith Richards, You Win Again
14. Levon Helm, You'll Never Again Be Mine
15. Hank III, I'm A Long Gone Daddy
16. Hank Williams Jr., Medley: You Win Again/Cold Cold Heart/I Can't Help...
17. Hank Williams, Move It On Over
18. Hank Williams, Lonesome Whistle
19. The Replacements, Hey Good Lookin' (Outtake)
20. Paul Westerberg, Lost Highway
21. Jakob Dylan, Oh Mama Come Home
22. Neko Case, Alone And Forsaken
23. Hank Williams, I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
24. Hank Williams, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
25. Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Brothers, You Win Again
26. Ryan Adams, Lovesick Blues
27. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
28. Camper Van Beethoven, Six More Miles To The Graveyard
29. Jason & The Scorchers, Honky Tonk Blues (Live)
30. Hank Williams, Cold Cold Heart

Friday, October 07, 2011

Live Ledge #35: New York City

A combo of factors went into the creation of tonight's love letter to New York City. First off, it was only natural after last week's three-hour extravaganza of Ramones covers to follow it up with the "real" thing. I also found a rare single on a blog with a track called "Dread in N.Y.". Plus, we have the disturbing video footage of protesters being pepper sprayed and baton-whipped. This is my love letter to those fine folks protesting our country's biggest thieves. Download this show via the usual online sources, or directly HERE!

1. Ace Frehley, New York Groove
2. The Lust, Dread In N.Y.
3. Blondie, Hanging On The Telephone (Live)
4. John Lennon & Yoko Ono, New York City
5. Sex Pistols, New York
6. Talking Heads, Don't Worry About The Government
7. The Contortions, I Don't Want to Be Happy
8. The Strokes, New York City Cops
9. The Hold Steady, Stay Positive
10. Jesse Malin, Burning The Bowery
11. D Generation, Every Mother's Son
12. The Velvet Underground, I Can't Stand It
13. Lou Reed, Vicious
14. The Jim Carroll Band, Catholic Boy
15. The Patti Smith Group, Dancing Barefoot
16. The Dictators, Avenue A
17. New York Dolls, Personality Crisis
18. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Do You Love Me
19. Johnny Thunders, You Cant Put Your Arms Round A Memory
20. Richard Hell And The Voidoids, Blank Generation
21. Television, See No Evil (Alternate Version)
22. Dead Boys, 3rd Generation Nation
23. The Ramones, Oh Oh I Love Her So
24. DNA, Blonde Redhead
25. Sonic Youth, Star Power
26. Live Skull, Circular Saw
27. Band of Susans, Child Of The Moon
28. Jawbreaker, Indictment
29. Jets To Brazil, Resistance Is Futile
30. F-Units, Black California
31. The Toasters, Secret Agent Man
32. The Slackers, Watch This
33. Willie Nile, Police on My Back

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Ledge #85: Ryder From KRRO

For well over a decade, I've made my way into the KRRO studios every Wednesday morning to bitch and moan about whatever or whomever is currently pissing me off. Two months ago, there was a new face in the studio - Ryder, a Minneapolis (via California) transplant. Besides being a complete sweetheart, she also has a sweet tooth for indie rock! Earlier this week, Ryder showed up at The Ledge studio with a USB drive filled with indie rock (and hip hop) tunes that can never be played on commercial radio. Yes, it's another expletive set.
Download this sucker right now from the iTunes store, stream it via Stitcher or The Ledge app, or nab a direct download HERE!
Here are Ryder's musical selections:

1. Viva Voce, We Do Not Fuck Around
2. Kid Cudi Ft MGMT and Ratatat, Pursuit of Happiness
3. McClusky, Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
4. Pixies, No 13 Baby  
5. Japandroirds, Sovereignty
6. Lupe Fiasco, The Show Goes On  
7. Nirvana, Ain't it a Shame  
8. Them Crooked Vultures, Mind Eraser No Chaser
9. Eagles of Death Metal, Whorehoppin' (Shit Goddamn)  
10. The Coup, My Favorite Mutiny  
11. Buzzcocks, Orgasm Addict
12. Avi Buffalo, Summer Cum  
13. Holy Fuck, The Pulse
14. MGMT, Time To Pretend Oracular Spectacular
15. Beatsie Boys, Johnny Ryall  
16. The Deaf, MotherFucker

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Rural Ledge-ucation #25: Odds and Ends

Whenever I put a show together, it's inevitable that a handful of tracks don't make the air. After awhile, these tunes start to build up. Instead of deleting them, it makes more sense to just do an odds and ends show featuring all of those stray tunes. This morning was one of those shows, and it's an enjoyable mix of old (Afghan Whigs, Badly Drawn Boy) and brand new (Ryan Adams, Peter Bruntnell). Check it out via iTunes, stitcher, or directly download it HERE!

1. The Afghan Whigs, Bulletproof  (joined in progress thanks to technical goof)
2. Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire
3. Nick Lowe, Checkout Time
4. Neutral Milk Hotel, King Of Carrot Flowers Part 1
5. Sebadoh, Not Too Amused
6. American Music Club, If I Had A Hammer
7. The Mekons, Space In Your Face
8. Thea Gilmore, Drifter's Escape
9. Throwing Muses, Cry Baby Cry
10. Peter Bruntnell, Think for Yourself
11. Jonathan Wilson feat. Graham Nash, Isn't It a Pity
12. Badly Drawn Boy, Everybody's Stalking
13. The New Amsterdams, Drinking In The Afternoon
14. The Broken West, So It Goes
15. The Cash Brothers, Take A Little Time Out Of Your Day
16. Centro-matic, Patience For The Ride