Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rural Ledge-ucation #63: New Releases

Having missed a few of my Rural Ledge timeslots this summer, the pile of un-aired new releases has continued to grow and grow. Today's show alleviates that problem a bit, as I play tracks from new massive Ryan Adams box set, along with the Afghan Whigs' cover of Frank Ocean's "Love Crimes", The Blasters collaboration with X's Exene Cervenka on the ol' classic "Jackson", and plenty of other new tracks worth checking out.
No need to go through all the instructions once again. You know the drill. This is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and tons of other online podcast sites. Or, you can just...


1. Muddy Waters, Champagne And Reefer
2. Chip Taylor & The New Ukrainians, F**k All The Perfect People
3. Leeroy Stagger, Dirty Windshields
4. Langhorne Slim & The Law, Bad Luck
5. The Afghan Whigs, Love Crimes Love Crimes
6. Aimee Mann, Living A Lie (Feat. James Mercer Of The Shins)
7. The Felice Brothers, Dream On
8. Old Crow Medicine Show, We Don't Grow Tobacco
9. Ryan Adams, Come Pick Me Up
10. Ryan Adams, New York New York
11. Drivin' N' Cryin', REM
12. Alejandro Escovedo, Big Station
13. Tommy Stinson, Match Made In Hell
14. Kevin Bowe And The Okemah Prophets, Everybody Lies
15. Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds, Latenightsupersonicelasticbags
16. The Blasters, Jackson (Wth Exene Cervenka)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Live Ledge #74: London's Burning

Since it's Olympics time, I figured this would be a good chance to do a show based around our Brit pals. Because it coincided with the 69th birthday of one of England's most famous musical exports (or close enough since his birthday was yesterday), there's also quite a few American bands covering this legend's greatest songs.
Of course, I'm talking about Sir Michael Phillip "Mick" Jagger, who was born on July 26, 1943, and whose band, The Rolling Stones, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Stones covers are never hard to find, and tonight's include remakes by Patti Smith, David Bowie, The Pogues, and so many more.
Turn down the volume of the Olympics on TV and stream this mutha instead via The Ledge app, Stitcher, or


1. The Rolling Stones, Sway
2. David Bowie, Let's Spend The Night Together
3. Patti Smith, Time Is on My Side
4. Dramarama, Memo From Turner
5. The Pogues, Honky Tonk Women
6. The Clash, London's Burning
7. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, London Calling
8. Jimmy Cliff, Ruby Soho
9. Sex Pistols, God Save The Queen
10. The Rolling Stones, I Don't Know Why
11. Devo, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
12. The Primitives, As Tears Go By
13. The Flamin' Groovies, Jumping Jack Flash
14. The Small Faces, Runaway
15. Graham Coxon, That's When I Reach for My Revolver
16. Gunfire Dance, Till The End Of The Day
17. The Rolling Stones, Stray Cat Blues
18. Hickoids, Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow?
19. Social Distortion, Under My Thumb
20. Bob Hocko and the Swamp Rats, It's Not Easy
21. The Jesus And Mary Chain, Just Like Honey
22. The Adverts, Gary Gilmour's Eyes
23. The Meteors, Get Off of My Cloud
24. Stiff Little Fingers, Alternative Ulster
25. Public Image LTD., Poptones
26. Dead Boys, Tell Me
27. Pagans, Heart of Stone
28. The Ramones, Street Fighting Man
29. The Fall, 2 By 4
30. The Creation, Making Time
31. The Jim Jones Revue, Rock N Roll Psychosis
32. Groovie Ghoulies, 2000 Man
33. The Replacements, Route 66
34. Paul Westerberg, Left Of The Dial (Live)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Live Ledge #73: I'm Back

Yes, I was missing in action once again last week, but I had a great reason. A selfish reason, to be sure, but it couldn't be helped. Last Friday night, I sat alone in my living room surrounded by the contents of two bedrooms and the CD room. It was carpet time, and the available square feet in my house had to be less than ten.
The great summer of uncomfortable living is pretty much over, though. The carpet job was finished Saturday; the new furniture was delivered on Wednesday. All that I have left at this point is the seemingly impossible task of finding homes for all of my stuff. Ugh!
So Live Ledge returned tonight, and once again it is almost new releases. Besides new stuff, though, I have a miniset of live covers from a wonderful new blog called Great White Wonders. It is a fantastic resource for amazing live recordings from almost all of my favorite bands, and the owner is a Replacements fan!
Grab this little bastard now, either on The Ledge app, Stitcher, the iTunes store, or..


1. Terry Malts, Where Is The Weekend?
2. Hoodoo Gurus, Crackin' Up
3. Sloan, All By Ourselves
4. Jaill, Everyone's a Bitch
5. Veronica Falls, Right Side of My Brain
6. Guided By Voices, Keep it in Motion
7. Ty Segall Band, Tell Me What's Inside Your Heart
8. JEFF The Brotherhood, Sixpack
9. Tommy Stinson, It’s A Drag
10. Shane MacGowan, The Rockier Road To Poland
11. Tim Armstrong, Skeleton Crew
12. Redd Kross, Choose to Play
13. Willie Nile, People Who Died
14. The Knack, C'mon Everybody
15. The Godfathers, Anarchy in the U.K.
16. The Jam, David Watts
17. The Nervebreakers, I Love Your Neurosis
18. Hard-Ons, Girl In The Sweater
19. The's, Sho-Jo-Ji
20. D.O.A., Bloodied But Unbowed
21. Bureaucrats, Feel the pain
22. Gents, Modern Time
23. Straight Up, One out all out
24. The Distractions, It Doesn´t Bother Me
25. Tours, Language school
26. Dear Landlord, Walking Distance
27. Mixtapes, Right Where To Find Me
28. Lipstick Homicide, We'll Be OK
29. Teenage Bottlerocket, Punk House Of Horror
30. Shattervox, She's A Mess
31. Dirt Box Disco, I Don't Wanna Go Out With Yo
32. The Raw Nerves, Sleep for Days
33. The Cute Lepers, Terminal Boredom
34. The Normals, So Bad So Sad
35. The Riverboat Gamblers, Bite My Tongue
36. The Future Primitives, I'm The Sound

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Rural Ledge-ucation #62: Woody at 100

Woody Guthrie would have been 100 years old yesterday, so it's only natural to dedicate a Ledge episode to the legendary songwriter. Named after then-Governor Woodrow Wilson, he was born on July 14, 1912 to Nora Belle and Charles Edward Guthrie in Okemeh, OK. After a short stint in Texas when he was 18, Woody moved to California, then New York City, Washington state, and back to New York before Huntington's Disease forced him to spend his last years in the hospital.
Each of those stops inspired tons of songs. Besides those he actually recorded, he had notebooks full of thousands of unfinished tunes. In the last two decades, his daughter, Nora, has actively promoted the recording of these songs, most notably by former Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar.
Some of those tracks are included in this show, along with Guthrie covers by artists such as Neil Young, the Jayhawks, The Byrds, and, of course, his biggest acolyte, Bob Dylan.
This show can he bound in the iTunes store, on Stitcher, streamed via The Ledge app, or...


1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, This Land Is Your Land
2. Woody Guthrie, New York Town
3. Woody Guthrie, Pastures of Plenty
4. Bob Dylan, Grand Coulee Dam
5. The Band, Ain't Got No Home
6. The Byrds, Pretty Boy Floyd
7. The Jayhawks, Deportee
8. Uncle Tupelo, Do Re Mi
9. Son Volt, I've Got to Know
10. Billy Bragg & Wilco, California Stars
11. Billy Bragg & Wilco, All You Fascists
12. Jay Farrar, V.D. City
13. The Flatlanders, Sowing On The Mountain
14. Old Crow Medicine Show, Union Maid
15. Jules Shear, 1913 Massacre
16. Hindu Love Gods, Vigilante Man
17. Woody Guthrie, Hobo's Lullaby
18. Woody Guthrie, Lindbergh
19. Woody Guthrie, So Long It's Been Good to Know You (WWII Version)
20. Bob Dylan, Song To Woody

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rural Ledge-ucation #61: It's Only Jukebox Music

To say I'm obsessed would be an understatement. Yes, I'm still enthralled, inspired, and intrigued by my new jukebox purchase, even if it has some needed work to make it run smoothly. Aren't you supposed to be happy with new purchases?
So this show is somewhat similar to Friday's Live Ledge, except this time it's exclusively songs about jukeboxes. For the most part, these tunes are country and rockabilly tracks from the 50's and 60's, interspersed with some jukebox history lessons. Who says you can't learn from The Ledge?
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1. The Flirts, Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) 
2. Snookum Russell, Jukebox Boogie Woogie Chick
3. Boy Green, Play My Jukebox
4. Benny Joy, Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock 
5. Bill Haley, Jukebox Cannon Ball  
6. Carl Perkins, Let the Jukebox Keep on Playing 
7. Dave Edmunds, A..1 On The Jukebox
8. Onie Wheeler, Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox 
9. Hank Williams Jr., Stoned At The Jukebox
10. Hardrock Gunter, Jukebox Help Me Find my Baby 
11. Kitty Wells, I Heard The Jukebox Playing  
12. Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Meanest Jukebox in Town  
13. Merdel Floyd, Jukebox Mama  
14. Pete Nantz, Jukebox Pearl 
15. Nick Curran & The Nitelifes, Jukebox Mama  
16. Big Jeff & the Radio Playboys, Jukebox Boogie 
17. Lattie Moore, Jukebox Johnny 
18. Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jukebox

Friday, July 06, 2012

Live Ledge #72: Jukebox Hero

Anybody who follows me on twitter or Facebook knows the big news - I now own a jukebox! For a price way below what I have found on previous queries paid for a four hundred pound behemoth that took four people to haul up my living room stairs. 
I love this new machine, but it does have a few issues. Namely, it slows down after a few plays. It's quite jarring to hear a song suddenly go to half its original speed. I've been assured, though, by Music From the Farside DJ Drazzle that this is a common problem that can be fixed for next to nothing. We'll see about that!
So tonight's show is partly inspired by this purchase, as there are tons of songs about these grand ol' machines. The other half of the show consists of nothing but brand new releases, as skipping the last couple of weeks has led to some built up tunes that deserve playing. Hell, one of them (Redd Kross' new album, Researching the Blues) came to me halfway through the show and was thrown in with no preview.
Oh yeah, and we also mourn the anniversary of the breakup of the Replacements with a handful of tracks from their final performance in Chicago on July 4, 1991.
As always, nab this sucka via iTunes, Stitcher, the Ledge app, or

1. The Kinks, Juke Box Music  
2. Soul Asylum, Jukebox Hero  
3. Soul Asylum, Gravity  
4. Kevin Bowe And The Okemah Prophets, Everybody Lies  
5. Son Volt, Jukebox of Steel 
6. Patti Smith, Fuji-san 
7. Karen Elson, Vicious  
8. Alejandro Escovedo, Headstrong Crazy Fools
9. Mike Ness, Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing  
10. Alan Vega, Jukebox Babe  
11. Scientists, Human Jukebox 
12. The Fall, Rebellious Jukebox  
13. Payolas, Jukebox  
14. The Replacements, Someone Take The Wheel
15. The Replacements, Another Girl Another Planet 
16. The Replacements, Hootenanny  
17. Redd Kross, Researching the Blues  
18. Redd Kross, Stay Away From Downtown 
19. Tim Armstrong, Guardian Angel  
20. Tim Armstrong, No Reverence 
21. The Nervebreakers, Hijack the Radio  
22. Vibrators, Jukebox Light 
23. Gallon Drunk, The Big Breakdown  
24. The Urban Voodoo Machine, Cheers For The Tears
25. Mission Of Burma, Semi-Pseudo-Sort-Of Plan 
26. Mission Of Burma, Second Television  
27. The Henry Clay People, The Fakers  
28. Goldblade, Jukebox Generation  
29. Dick Seaton, Jukebox Rock  
30. Teenage Bottlerocket, Cruising For Chicks