Friday, October 30, 2015

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

Of all the holidays, Halloween is easily the best when it comes to rock and roll. Sure, Christmas songs have their place, and there are certainly more tunes for that special day, but Halloween just oozes rock and roll. From the earliest days of rockabilly heroes to punk rock and beyond, the electric guitar matches well with songs about ghosts, goblins, and other assorted creatures.
Tonight is another show dedicated to this wonderful day, and I urge everybody to use it as their soundtracks as they hand out candy this year. Grab this from iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Chuck Berry, Trick Or Treat
2. Suburbs, Monster Man
3. Suicide Commandos, Monster Au Go Go
4. Agent Orange, This House Is Haunted
5. Social Distortion, Mommy's Little Monster
6. Redd Kross, Dracula's Daughters
7. New York Dolls, Frankenstein
8. 3-D INVISIBLES, Frankenstein Monster
9. Electric Frankenstein, Frankenstein
10. The Fall, There's A Ghost In My House
11. The Spits, Halloween Fun
12. The Meteors, Halloween Scream
13. The Makers, Death Of Mr. Monster
14. The King Khan & BBQ Show, Killing The Wolfman
15. Dwarves, Love Makes Me A Monster
16. Reverend Horton Heat, The Halloween Dance
17. Rocket From The Crypt, I Drink Blood
18. Southern Culture on the Skids, Werewolf
19. Los Straitjackets, 'The Munsters' Theme
20. Fuzztones, Happy Halloween
21. The Fleshtones, Return to the haunted house
22. Screaming Tribesmen, Date With A Vampire
23. The Mummies, The Fly
24. Lords Of Altamont, Gods And Monsters
25. The Cramps, I Was A Teenage Werewolf
26. The Cramps, Zombie Dance
27. The Sonics, The Witch
28. The Misfits, Spook City USA
29. Agent Orange, Whistling Past the Graveyard
30. The Revillos, The Vampire Strikes
31. The A-Bones, Spooks-A-Poppin' Theme
32. Thee Cormans, Werewolves In Heels
33. Thee Spivs, Invisible Man
34. The Dead Brothers, Bela Lugosi's Dead
35. The Radioactive Chicken Heads, Boris the Spider
36. Haunted Cologne, Monster Mash

Friday, October 23, 2015

Live Ledge #215: Questions

A few days ago, my old friend and longtime Ledge listener David Butler celebrated a birthday. As I acknowledged the special day on Facebook, he noted that a possible future Live Ledge theme could be songs that whose titles are questions.
The little bell in my head rung quite loudly on that idea, and so here we go tonight. As typical of my life, we offer no answers but we loudly have a ton of queries. 38 of them, to be exact! Grab this from iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. ? and the Mysterians, Are You For Real?
2. The Kinks, Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
3. The Small Faces, What'cha Gonna Do About It?
4. The Creation, How Does It Feel To Feel?
5. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding?
6. Pixies, Where Is My Mind?
7. Hoodoo Gurus, What's My Scene?
8. The Buzzcocks, What Do I Get?
9. Stiff Little Fingers, Who Died And Made You Elvis?
10. The Jam, Just Who Is The 5 O'Clock Hero?
11. Purple Hearts, What Am I Gonna Do?
12. The Undertones, What's With Terry?
13. Bad Religion, What Can You Do?
14. Benjamin Booker, Have You Seen My Son?
15. Centro-matic, Am I The Manager Or Am I Not?
16. Matthew Melton, Are You Taking Her Home?
17. Warm Soda, WIll You Be There For Me Tonite?
18. The Dictators, Who Will Save Rock and Roll?
19. Radio Birdman, What Gives?
20. New York Dolls, Who Are the Mystery Girls?
21. The Nervebreakers, Why Am I So Flipped?
22. The Muffs, Is It All Okay?
23. The Go-Go's, Johnny Are You Queer?
24. Make Out, What U Doing Later?
25. The Cramps, Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
26. Minutemen, Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?
27. Husker Du, Could You Be The One?
28. God's Favorite Band, Who's Kiddin' Who?
29. Wipers, Is This Real?
30. The Queers, Do You Wanna Dance?
31. The Ramones, Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
32. CJ Ramone, Understand Me?
33. The Creeping Ivies, What Would Joey Ramone Do?
34. Archers Of Loaf, What Did You Expect?
35. Tenement, Do You Think About Him?
36. The Smugglers, Coffee Tea Or Me?
37. 7 Seconds, How Do You Think You'd Feel?
38. Misfits, Mommy Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Live Ledge #214: 1980

The year was 1980. Your favorite little podcaster was a boy destined to...remain a boy for many more years. His musical knowledge was increasing, though, as he had gained a job at Budget Tapes and Records. Tonight's show goes back to that naive time, and the expanding of taste to include hardcore, post-punk, and so much more.
There's also some discussion on new autobiographies by Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Hollywood Brats' leader Andrew Matheson. Unfortunately, though, there's some audio issues throughout the broadcast that resulted in a few hiccups on some of the tracks. Sorry about that! Hopefully, it will be fixed by next week's broadcast!
Grab this via the usual sources, or...


1. The Jim Carroll Band, People Who Died
2. Magazine, Because You're Frightened
3. Devo, Girl U Want
4. Members, Goodbye To The Job
5. Fleshtones, Let's See the Sun
6. Hollywood Brats, Chez Maximes
7. Hollywood Brats, Then He Kissed Me
8. Hollywood Brats, Sick on You
9. The Jam, Going Underground
10. Purple Hearts, Jimmy
11. The Cramps, I Was A Teenage Werewolf
12. The Soft Boys, I Wanna Destroy You
13. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, High Fidelity
14. Rockpile, When I Write The Book
15. Squeeze, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
16. The English Beat, Mirror In The Bathroom
17. The Pretenders, Precious (April 1978) (Demo)
18. The Pretenders, The Wait (April 1978) (Demo)
19. The Pretenders, Kid (December 1978) (Demo)
20. The Ramones, Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
21. Dead Kennedys, Holiday In Cambodia
22. Black Flag, Jealous Again
23. Angry Samoans, Right Side of My Mind
24. Hüsker Dü, Statues
25. Suburbs, Cows
26. The Phones, I'm So Neat
27. The Hypstrz, All Or Nothing
28. The Clash, Somebody Got Murdered
29. The Clash, Police On My Back
30. X, Johny Hit And Run Paulene

Friday, October 09, 2015

Live Ledge #213: Number Ten

A few months ago, I started a series of shows devoted to individual track numbers. Now that we're in October, it's only natural to do a show devoted to the tenth song from old and new releases.
In the midst of the show, I also came up with an idea for a future broadcast, and I need your help. Got any songs that are critical or dismissive of other artists? Let me know!
Grab this episode from the usual sources,


1. Big Star, September Gurls
2. No Direction, Where's the Beach?
3. Flag With Hank, What About Me
4. Rich Show, The Great Divide
5. Violet, Loaded Gun
6. T.Rex, Baby Strange
7. New York Dolls, Private World
8. David Bowie, Queen Bitch
9. The Rolling Stones, Shattered
10. Bash & Pop, Tiny Pieces
11. Chris Mars, Candy Liquor
12. Slim Dunlap, Ballad of the Opening Band
13. Paul Westerberg, Between Love & Like
14. The Replacements, Little Mascara
15. Crash Street Kids, Monday Morning
16. Soul Asylum, Long Way Home
17. Hüsker Dü, Powerline
18. The Suicide Commandos, Premature
19. Fidlar, Stupid Decisions
20. OBN IIIs, I'm Done  
21. Uh Bones, Bottle of You
22. Jaill, Pointy Fingers
23. The Ramones, Listen To My Heart
24. The Damned, 1 of the 2
25. The Jam, Boy About Town
26. The Buzzcocks, ESP
27. The Clash, The Guns of Brixton
28. Sex Pistols, Pretty Vacant
29. The Heartbreakers, I Love You
30. Radio Birdman, New Race
31. The Muffs, Every Single Thing
32. Sleater-Kinney, The Last Song
33. The Velvet Underground, After Hours

Friday, October 02, 2015

Live Ledge #212: New Releases

The beginning of each month means a show of nothing but brand new music. Tonight is no different, and even includes a couple of tracks from a certain album of pop covers by an acclaimed singer/songwriter. Take a listen and decide for yourself.
There's also a bunch of tracks from the Rock and Roll Manifesto's new free download, Thou Shalt Not Have a Record Collection That Sucks. Do yourself a favor and go grab it now from realpunkradio.
Grab this episode via iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Link Wray, Juke Box Mama
2. Ryan Adams, All You Had To Do Was Stay
3. Ryan Adams, Wildest Dreams
4. The Bottle Rockets, Monday (Everytime I Turn Around)
5. The Bottle Rockets, I Don't Wanna Know
6. Lucero, Baby Don't You Want Me
7. Lucero, Can't You Hear Them Howl
8. Tommy Stinson, Breathing Room
9. Tommy Stinson, Not This Time
10. Tommy Keene, Out Of My Mind
11. Tommy Keene, Last Of The Twilight Girls
12. Wavves, Heavy Metal Detox
13. Wavves, Way Too Much
14. Wand, Dungeon Dropper
15. Jacuzzi Boys, Happy Damage
16. Bikini Kill, Candy
17. The Blind Shake, Out Of Work
18. The Cramps, Domino
19. The Cramps, Twist And Shout
20. Le Butcherettes, Shave the Pride
21. Dirty Ghosts, Some Kids
22. The Intelligence, Sex
23. Wireheads, Boys Home
24. Faz Waltz, Kids Are All Wild
25. Giuda, Rave On
26. Dr. Boogie, Down This Road
27. The Jolts, B.K.K.
28. The Ex-Gentlemen, Judy is a Slut
29. The Stitches, Without You
30. The Nervous, Genital Panic
31. Miscalculations, Severing the Spine of Confidence
32. Keith Richards, Trouble