Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Ledge #188: Back From the Grave

To say I was thrilled when I heard that 2015 would see new Back From the Grave releases would be stating the obvious. I've long been a fan of the influential Crypt Records series, and was excited to discover what rare '60's garage rock tracks had been unearthed since the last volume was released in 1996.
The new editions, volumes 9 and 10, live up to the standards of the previous releases. One could even argue they are superior to the others, as technology has obviously come a long way since the original eight versions were put out. Given that these tracks are mastered from surviving 45 copies, having the ability to clean up the muck and scratches is a godsend.
Tonight's episode presents a set for each specific volume, and it's two hours of pure energy. If you're a fan of noisy rock and roll from any era, you should check out not only this show but each of these records. Long out of print, the first eight are in the process of being reissued to go with the two new releases.
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1. The Elite, My Confusion
2. The Alarm Clocks, Yeah
3. The Malibus, Cry
4. The One Way Streets, Jack The Ripper
5. The Swamp Rats, Psycho
6. The Outsiders, Summertime Blues
7. Triumphs, Surfside Date
8. The Novas, The Crusher
9. Lil' Boys Blue, I'm Not There
10. Willie The Wild One, Willie The Wild One
11. Murphy & The Mob, Born Loser
12. The Mods, You've Got Another Thing Comin'
13. Montells, You Can't Make Me
14. Red Beard & The Pirates, Go On Leave
15. Hallmarks, I Know Why
16. Rocky & The Riddlers, Flash And Crash
17. Sloths, Makin' Love
18. Humans, Warning
19. Few, Escape
20. The Jesters Of Newport, Stormy
21. The Henchmen, Livin'
22. The Shames, My World Is Upside Down
23. The Golden Catalinas, Varsity Club Song
24. The Shandels, Caroline
25. The Treytones, Nonymous
26. The Syndicate, The Egyptian Thing
27. The Bends, If It's All The Same To You
28. Mystic Five, Are You for Real Girl?
29. The Spiders, Don't Blow Your Mind
30. The Groop, Alright!
31. Piece Kor, All I Want Is My Baby
32. The Cavedwellers, Run Around
33. The Nightcrawlers, Want Me
34. The Pastels, Circuit Breaker
35. The High Spirits, It's Alright with Me
36. Lord Charles & The Prophets, Ask Me No Questions
37. The Gentlemen, It's a Cryin' Shame
38. James Bond and the Agents, Wild Angel
39. John English III and the Heathens, I Need You Near
40. The Orphans, Without You
41. The Hard Times, Mr. Rolling Stone

Friday, February 20, 2015

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

There's no spoilers this week. You need to listen to the show to understand the theme. Do it now by...


1. Todd Snider, In Between Jobs
2. The Who, I'm Free
3. The Rolling Stones, I'm Free
4. The Kinks, Got To Be Free
5. The Mystic Eyes, Baby We're Free
6. Jimmie Rodgers, I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now
7. Merle Haggard, I'm Free
8. Carlene Carter, I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow
9. Alex Chilton, Free again
10. Lou Reed, I'm So Free
11. The Velvet Underground, I'm Set Free
12. Dramarama, Work For Food
13. Son Volt, Live Free
14. John Wesley Harding, I Don't Work Here
15. Graham Parker, Honest Work
16. Ryan Adams, I Don't Wanna Work
17. The Godfathers, Birth School Work Death
18. Natural Child, Hard Workin' Man
19. Dead Bundy & The Neat Neat Neats, Working Class Man's Blues
20. The Nomads, Wasn't Born To Work
21. Elvis Costello, Welcome To The Working Week
22. Devo, Freedom Of Choice
23. The A-BONES, Don't Need No Job
24. The Newtown Neurotics, Living With Unemployment
25. The Replacements, God Damn Job
26. The Clash, Career Opportunities
27. The Buzzcocks, Running Free
28. The Creation, Work All Day (Sleep All Night)
29. Downliners Sect, All Night Worker
30. Rave-Ups, Freedom Bound
31. The Nils, Freedom
32. The Prime Movers, Freedom
33. The Delinquents, Food Free Food
34. Dwarves, Working Class Hole
35. Tim Timebomb, Working
36. Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon, Where Are We Gonna Work (When The Trees Are Gone?)
37. The Young Fresh Fellows, Taco Wagon

Friday, February 13, 2015

Live Ledge #186: Vinyl

To say that I'm obsessed with obtaining vinyl would be a gross understatement. Since acquiring a turntable in mid-December, I've been on a tear. Local record stores just love me! On tonight's show I showcase my recent buys with a setlist that spans over 50 years. Selections include brand new releases, reissues, old faves, and fantastic finds in the used bins.
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1. Steve Earle, Valentine's Day
2. The Replacements, Valentine
3. Paul Westerberg, You've Had It With You
4. Nude Beach, I'm Not Like You
5. The Abigails, Twenty Nine
6. JD McPherson, Let the Good Times Roll
7. Benjamin Booker, Wicked Waters
8. Small Houses, Staggers And Rise
9. Jason Isbell, Super 8
10. Sturgill Simpson, Life of Sin
11. The Ramones, Judy Is A Punk
12. Husker Du, Back From Somewhere
13. The Black Lips, Sea Of Blasphemy
14. Three O'Clock, Jet Fighter
15. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Come On
16. The Plimsouls, Shaky City
17. Hoodoo Gurus, I Was A Kamikaze Pilot
18. Dictators, Search & Destroy
19. Only Ones, Another Girl Another Planet
20. The Junk Monkeys, Everything Remains The Same
21. The Aquadolls, Our Love Will Always Remain
22. Sugar Stems, Run Run Rabbit
23. Lydia Loveless, To Love Somebody
24. Sleater Kinney, Surface Envy
25. It's Them/Tthhemm, Baby (I Still Need Your Lovin')
26. The Pastels, Circuit Breaker
27. The Benders, Can't Tame Me
28. Syndicate, The Egyptian Thing
29. Endless Bummer, High Tide
30. Thee Oh Sees, Flood's New Light
31. Wax Witches, Summer Suckers
32. Nobunny, Mask's On
33. Mozes And The Firstborn, Peter Jr.
34. Viet Cong, Pointless Experience

Friday, February 06, 2015

Live Ledge #185: New Releases

If this show is any indication, 2015 is going to be a great year for music. We've already seen the triumphant comeback of one of rock's greatest bands (Sleater Kinney), a surprisingly great album of Sinatra covers (Dylan's Shadows In the Night), and new and upcoming releases by the likes of Steve Earle, The Mahones, Danko Jones, and many others. There's even two new followups to the wondrous Back From the Grave 60's garage rock compilations.
There's also a plethora of new or sort-of-new garage-oriented bands that deserve attention. Endless Bummer, Mozes and the Firstborn, The Living Eyes, The Blank Tapes. The list goes on and on, and hopesfully will continue to grow as the year continues.
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1. Bob Dylan, Some Enchanted Evening
2. Steve Earle, Go Go Boots Are Back
3. Small Houses, Revel
4. The Rainmakers, Shithole Town
5. Benjamin Booker, Chippewa  
6. No Age, Sex Beat
7. No Age, Six Pack
8. Eel Bros, Hanging on the Telephone
9. Marc With a C, The Official Ironmen Rally Song
10. The Mahones, Last One To Die
11. Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Feeling Of Wonder
12. The Aquadolls, Tweeker Kidz
13. Cocktail Slippers, Show 'Em Good
14. Sleater Kinney, Bury Our Friends
15. The Hard Times, Mr. Rolling Stone
16. The Emeralds, Like Father Like Son
17. The Four, 69
18. The Color, Young Miss Larsen
19. Swami John Reis and the Blind Shake, Dune Rider
20. Muck and the Mires, Cheating Yourself
21. Sink Tapes, Blow Me A Kiss
22. The Suicide Commandos, Burn it Down
23. Hoodoo Gurus, Too Bad She's Bad
24. Mozes And The Firstborn, Bloodsucker  
25. Jonly Bonly, I Don't Mind
26. The Living Eyes, High Standards
27. Drowners, Long Hair
28. Danko Jones, Gonna Be a Fight Tonight
29. Cheap Time, I Don't Know What To Think
30. The Grannies, Corner of Fuck and You
31. Straight Arrows, Can't Stand It
32. Endless Bummer, Runaround
33. Gino And The Goons, Sex Drugs & Paranoia
34. The Blank Tapes, Do You Wanna Get High
35. Hard Girls, 996 Tears
36. The Yolks, I'm Going Down