Friday, February 28, 2014

Live Ledge #146: Blog Finds

Not only do I scour local and reginal record stores for new music, but I also spend way too much time checking out various blogs. I'm a big fan of the types of blogs that "rescue" forgotten, long out-of-print albums, or those that feature live recordings of my favorite bands.
In the past, many of these "blog finds" have been a part of my monthly "new release" episodes. A sort of filler, I guess. Lately, though, there have been enough new tunes that I've been forced to ignore these other types of new items. Tonight rectifies that problem, as the entire show consists of rarities found on various blogs. There's plenty of revved-up covers of old classics, along with reunions, live tracks, side projects, and a good half hour or so of female rock 'n' roll.
Oh yeah, I take a few minutes to talk about the uselessness of Facebook, especially when they're used to take private fights into a public forum.
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1. Mark Lanegan, Satellite of Love
2. Scruffy the Cat, You Dirty Rat
3. Grand Champeen, Paid Vacation
4. Sand Rubies, (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
5. The Doughboys, Route 66
6. Rachael Gordon, Rock'n'Roll Girl
7. Love Me Nots, Karen (Get Yourself Out)
8. Thee Headcoatees, Don't Wanna Hold Your Hand
9. Blaire Bitch Project, Shut The Fuck Up
10. Demolition Girl And The Strawberry Men, Punk Is Dead
11. The Bangs, Chocolate Cobwebs
12. Holly Golightly, Run Cold
13. The Friggs, Bad Word for a Good Thing
14. The Maybellines, No Jive
15. The Bobbyteens, Baby Doll
16. The Pristeens, Wild Man
17. Question Mark And The Mysterians, Satisfaction
18. Rolling Stones, Reelin' And Rockin'
19. Screaming Lord Sutch, London Rocker
20. Nozems, Wasted Time
21. The Nimrods, I Wanna Be A Groovie Ghoulie
22. The Art Attacks, I Am A Dalek
23. The Slickee Boys, What Ya Gonna Do 'Bout It
24. Dirty Face, Too Young
25. The Replacements, He's A Whore
26. The Replacements, Some Kind Of Wonderful
27. The Replacements, Nowhere Man
28. Paul Westerberg, Live Forever
29. Pipeline Pete, I'm in Trouble
30. The Hitmen, Kicks Right Now
31. London Cowboys, Girl That I Love
32. Hijackers, When I Get Home
33. Cheap Trick, California Man
34. The Last, She Loves
35. Untamed Youth, Hey Elly May
36. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Head On

Friday, February 21, 2014

Live Ledge #145: Requests

Tonight's show is unlike anything I've done in the past. Two days ago, I published a post asking for listener requests, and this episode is nothing but songs that were suggested in that thread. I'd like to thank all of my friends for their picks, and the resulting episode is much more varied than usual.
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1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, What A Wonderful World (feat. Shane MacGowan)
2. The Kinks, A Well Respected Man
3. Bad Brains, Sacred Love
4. Black Flag, Tv Party
5. The Stranglers, Nice N' Sleazy
6. The Lawrence Arms, Metropole
7. Supersuckers, Creepy Jackalope Eye
8. Old 97's, Four Leaf Clover
9. Camper Van Beethoven, 51-7
10. The Replacements, The Ledge
11. The Replacements, Downtown
12. Devo, Secret Agent Man
13. Devo, Come Back Jonee
14. thee headcoatees, Teenage Kicks
15. The Problematics, Teenage Kicks
16. Adverts, The Great British Mistake
17. Grinderman, Honey Bee (Let's Fly to Mars)
18. Hayden, Dynamite Walls
19. Beat Happening, Black Candy
20. Jonathan Fire*Eater, Everybody Plays the Mime
21. Wovenhand, The Laughing Stalk
22. Pizzicato Five, Happy Sad
23. The Spits, Ask Your Mother
24. Suburbs, Baby Heartbeat
25. Husker Du, Ice Cold Ice
26. Howler, Told You Once
27. Archers Of Loaf, Ethel Merman
28. Polvo, City Birds
29. Superchunk, Swinging
30. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Coma Girl

Friday, February 14, 2014

Live Ledge #144: Valentine

It's another of the seemingly dozens of annual shows I compile. Every Valentine's Day, I put together a show of anti-love, anti-Valentine's Day songs. It's impossible to run out! This year is no different, although I have included a couple of songs that are a bit more hopeful than usual. Have I mellowed out in my old age?
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1. David Bowie, Valentine’s Day
2. Paul Westerberg, I Think I Love You
3. Paul Westerberg, Between Love & Like
4. Paul Westerberg, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
5. The Ramones, Baby I Love You
6. Ryan Adams, Come Pick Me Up
7. Whiskeytown, Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
8. Uncle Tupelo, Give Back The Key To My Heart
9. Drive-By Truckers, Don't Be in Love Around Me
10. Jonny Polonsky, Evil Scurvy Love
11. Dean Wareham, Love Is Colder Than Death
12. Rhett Miller, My Valentine
13. Frank Black & The Catholics, Valentine & Garuda
14. The Pogues, Where That Love's Been Gone
15. The Nips, I Don't Want Nobody to Love
16. Neon Boys, Love Comes in Spurts
17. The Drones, Be My Baby
18. ALL, I Hate to Love
19. The Dishrags, I Don't Love You
20. The Devil Dogs, Best Part Of Breaking Up
21. The Sharks, I Fucking Love You
22. The Humpers, Plastique Valentine
23. Smoking Popes, Valentine
24. Ultimate Fakebook, Valentines
25. Steven Deal, Valentine
26. The Nervebreakers, I Love Your Neurosis
27. X, When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
28. The Buzzcocks, You Say You Don't Love Me
29. Brinsley Schwarz, Give Me Back My Love
30. Dayglo Abortions, Used To Be In Love
31. Batmobile, Love Disease
32. The Undecided By Default, Deadbeat Love
33. The Yum Yums, Walking Out on Love
34. Fun Things, (I Ain't Got) Time Enough For Love
35. The Jolts, I Never Loved You
36. The Rocketz, Punk Rock Love Song
37. The Rolling Stones, I Don't Know Why (aka Don't Know Why I Love You)

Friday, February 07, 2014

Live Ledge #143: New Releases

It's shaping up to be a fine, fine year for music. January surprised us with some strong new tunes, and tonight's episode highlgihts what is scheduled to come out in the next few weeks. Besides high profile records by the likes of The Hold Steady and Old 97's, many other acts that typically find themselves on the Hudson Best of the Year lists have released teasers for their upcoming albums, particularly The Men and Cloud Nothings. Add to that quite a few strong returns by Reverend Horton Heat, Supersuckers, Against Me, and Nashville Pussy, and you have a great two hours of brand new music.
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1. Uncle Tupelo, I Got Drunk [1989 Demo]
2. The Old 97's, Longer Than You've Been Alive
3. Lucinda Williams, Changed the Locks
4. Chuck Ragan, Reason To Believe
5. The New Mendicants, Shouting Match
6. The Hold Steady, I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
7. The Hold Steady, Closer To The Stars
8. The Hold Steady, Hard Luck Woman
9. The Men, Different Days
10. The Men, Another Night
11. Cloud Nothings, I'm Not Part Of Me
12. Hospitality, I Miss Your Bones
13. The Undecided By Default, Wig Pins
14. Robbing Banks, Got Love Need Money
15. The Novice, Your Crime
16. The Fleshtones, Available
17. The Split Squad, Touch & Go
18. FM359, A Little Sign Truth, Love And Liberty
19. Tim Timebomb, Jim Dandy
20. Guided By Voices, Littlest League Possible
21. Guided By Voices, I Am Columbus
22. Reverend Horton Heat, Longest Gonest Man
23. Reverend Horton Heat, Never Gonna Stop It
24. Supersuckers, Get the Hell
25. Supersuckers, Something About You
26. Nashville Pussy, Before the Drugs Wear Off
27. Nashville Pussy, Pussy's Not a Dirty Word
28. The Lawrence Arms, You Are Here
29. Against Me!, FuckMyLife666
30. The Pack A.D., Stalking Is Normal