Friday, November 22, 2013

Live Ledge #133: Blame Canada

Isn't Toronto Mayor Rob Ford the best? He's a gift that keeps on giving. Every day, he has something new that's even more outrageous than what he said or did the day before!
Tonight's show is inspired by our favorite Canadian politician. There's nothing but Canadian rock, and it's primarily of the punk variety. There are the old school originals such as The Dishrags, D.O.A., and the Subhumans, along with more recent acts such as Fucked Up, White Wires, and King Khan & BBQ Show. Plus, Mr. Ford has a few comments throughout the show.
Grab this episode at the usual online spots, or...


1. Subhumans, Oh Canaduh
2. South Park, Blame Canada
3. King Khan & BBQ Show, Invisible Girl
4. The White Wires, Just Wanna Be With You
5. Japandroids, The House That Heaven Built
6. Fucked Up, The Other Shoe
7. The Flashing Lights, Highschool
8. The Super Friendz, Karate Man
9. The Weakerthans, Aside
10. The Tragically Hip, My Music At Work
11. The Subhumans, Canada's Favorite Sport
12. Dayglo Abortions, Proud To Be A Canadian
13. SNFU, Wild World
14. D.O.A., Fortunate Son
15. Sloan, Nervous Breakdown
16. Young Canadians, I Hate Music
17. Art Bergmann, Gambol
18. Teenage Head, Teenage Beer Drinkin' Party
19. Danko Jones, Sex Change
20. The Nils, Scratches and Needles
21. Chixdiggit, I Remember You
22. The Scramblers, Solitary Man
23. Pointed Sticks, The Marching Song
24. The Smugglers, Our Stanley Cup
25. Jughead, Hockey Song
26. Wheat Chiefs, Joe Murphy
27. Joe Shithead & Cub, Pencil Neck Geek
28. Hanson Brothers, Joey Had To Go
29. Forgotten Rebels, Surfin' On Heroin
30. The Viletones, Never Feel Sad
31. The Skulls, Fucked Up Baby
32. Nomeansno, The Land Of The Living
33. Propagandhi, Ska Sucks
34. The Dishrags, Bullshit

Friday, November 08, 2013

Live Ledge #132: New Finds

I'm beyond frustrated thanks to bad internet connections and the worst piece of software ever invented (iTunes). The premise of tonight's show is simple - nothing but new releases and blog finds. Yep, it's that monthly show. Included in the new releases are tracks by Mind Spiders, Swearin', Fuzz, and Black Flag. In the blog finds portion of the show, there's a BBC recording of Brinsley Schwarz, a demo of The Real Kids' "All Kindsa Girls, and much much more. Grab this from the usual sources, or...


1. Three O'Clock, Jet Fighter
2. The Replacements, Hold My Life
3. The Replacements, I Just Don't Give A Damn
4. Paul Westerberg, Seein' Her
5. Rank And File, Amanda Ruth
6. Unwound, Antifreeze
7. Unwound, Rubber Band Heart
8. Mind Spiders, Pictures
9. Mind Spiders, Inside You
10. Swearin', Dust In The Gold Sack
11. Swearin', Watered Down
12. Superchunk, Children in Heat (Misfits Cover)
13. Bouncing Souls, Blackout
14. Black Flag, My Heart's Pumping
15. Black Flag, Down In The Dirt
16. Fuzz, Sleigh Ride
17. The Future Primitives, Girl Like You
18. The Herms, Power Joystick
19. The Pampers, Monkey Drip
20. The Silver Shine, Jolene
21. The Dictators, California Sun (Original Demo)
22. The Shazam, I Can See For Miles
23. Brinsley Schwarz, Cruel To Be Kind
24. Becky Lee And Drunkfoot, Lies
25. The Blind Shake, Garbage on Glue
26. The Vacancies, Radio Revolution
27. The Real Kids, All Kindsa Girls
28. The Effection, The Sound Effection
29. Throwing Muses, opiates

Friday, November 01, 2013

Live Ledge #131: RIP Lou Reed

The music world lost a giant last Sunday when Lou Reed passed away. In my life, he was one of the threads that connected the punk movement of the late 70's that I was so energetically following to the more traditional, historical giants that I was also discovering. His work with the Velvet Underground allowed me to see how rock and roll made it from Chuck Berry to the Talking Heads.
Tonight's show is dedicated to Lou, with tracks not only from his solo and Velvet Underground days but covers by the likes of The Feelies, Tommy Keene, Roky Erickson, and Mott the Hoople. Grab this one from the usual sources, or...


1. Lou Reed, Perfect Day
2. The Feelies, What Goes On
3. Nirvana, Here She Comes Now
4. The Hot Rats, I Can't Stand It
5. Buffalo Tom, All Tomorrow's Parties
6. The Velvet Underground, I'm Waiting For The Man
7. The Velvet Underground, Run Run Run
8. The Velvet Underground, Satellite of Love (alternate demo)
9. David Bowie, White Light White Heat
10. Mott The Hoople, Sweet Jane
11. Runaways, Rock 'n' Roll (live)
12. Roky Erickson, Heroin
13. Lou Reed, Real Good Time Together
14. Lou Reed, Hangin' 'Round
15. Lou Reed, Wild Child
16. Lou Reed, Caroline Says I
17. Tommy Keene, Kill Your Sons
18. The Replacements, Walk On The Wild Side
19. Lee Renaldo, Stephanie Says
20. The Dishrags, Vicious
21. Lou Reed, Sally Can't Dance
22. Lou Reed, I Love You Suzanne
23. Lou Reed, Dirty Blvd.
24. Lou Reed, Romeo Had Juliette
25. Lou Reed, Pale Blue Eyes (w/Pete Townshend)