Friday, November 27, 2015

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

Thanksgiving is a day where you reflect on everybody who has postively affected your life. Being a psychotic music fanatic, that obviously includes all of the artists who have made you ponder life, smile, or simply raise your fist in the air.
Tonight includes just a small percentage of the artists who fit that category. Seriously, this could have become a marathon show. But there is a mix of tracks from the 50's to today, from Minneapolis to London, from pop music to punk rock.
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1. Big Star, Thank You Friends
2. Big Star, September Gurls
3. Chris Bell, I Am The Cosmos
4. Alex Chilton, Bangkok
5. The Box Tops, Cry Like A Baby
6. The Replacements, I.O.U.
7. Paul Westerberg, 2 Days 'Til Tomorrow
8. Bash & Pop, Never Aim To Please
9. Tommy Stinson, Not A Moment Too Soon
10. The Sonics, The Witch
11. Gene Vincent, Race With The Devil
12. Johnny Burnette, The Train Kept a Rollin'
13. Jerry Lee Lewis, Good Golly Miss Molly
14. Lydia Loveless, Wine Lips
15. Liz Phair, 6'1"
16. Patti Smith, Gloria
17. The Aquadolls, Tweeker Kidz
18. The Muffs, Red Eyed Troll
19. Babes In Toyland, He's My Thing
20. Husker Du, Green Eyes
21. The Magnolias, Pardon Me
22. The Suicide Commandos, Burn It Down
23. The Flamin' Oh's, I Remember Romance
24. The Phones, Modern Man
25. Crash Street Kids, Do You Still Believe In Rock And Roll?
26. The Suburbs, Waiting
27. Iggy And The Stooges, Search and Destroy
28. David Bowie, Hang On To Yourself
29. Lou Reed, Vicious
30. T.Rex, 20th Century Boy
31. New York Dolls, Pills
32. The Undertones, Teenage Kicks
33. Rolling Stones, Rip This Joint
34. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Redemption Song
35. Joey Ramone, What A Wonderful World

Friday, November 20, 2015

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Even as the record industry continues to fall apart, the ritual is the same every fall. Besides the superstar releases, the shelves (or Amazon warehouses) are filled with compilations, box sets, reissues, and live albums.
A cynic would call it nothing more than a cash grab, and they wouldn't be wrong. For a serious music fan, though, it's quite often a few dreams coming true. This year is no different. An 18-disc Bob Dylan box set may be overkill for all but a few nutjobs, but the six-disc set of 1965 outtakes is quite possibly the best of his entire "Bootleg Series". The same with the six-disc live set of The Jam, "Fire and Skill". How can I resist buying a box that features one concert for every year they existed?
Tonight includes selections from both of those sets, plus much, much more. Grab this via the usual sources, or...


1. Eagles of Death Metal, Got A Woman
2. Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues (Take 1)
3. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (Take 7, False Start)
4. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (Take 5, Complete)
5. Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna (Take 5, Rehearsal)
6. Son Volt, Loose String (Demo)
7. Son Volt, Looking At The World Through A Windshield (Live)
8. Wilco, Random Name Generator (Live)
9. Wilco, Outtasite (Outta Mind) (Live)
10. Drive-By Truckers, Shit Shots Count (Live)
11. Drive-By Truckers, Women Without Whiskey (Live)
12. Willie Nile, She's so Cold (Live 1980)
13. Willie Nile, Substitute (Live 2000)
14. The Jam, All Around The World (Live)
15. The Jam, David Watts (Live)
16. The Jam, The Eton Rifles (Live)
17. The Jam, Funeral Pyre (Live)
18. The Jam, Mr. Clean (Live)
19. Television, Little Johnny Jewel
20. Cheetah Chrome, Take Me Home
21. Richard Hell, You Gotta Lose
22. Alex Chilton, Can't Seem To Make You Mine
23. Jasmine Minks, What's Happening
24. X-Men, The Witch (Peel 13/9/1984)
25. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Just Like Honey (Demo Oct '84)
26. White Fence, Swagger vets & Double moon
27. White Fence, She Relief
28. The Velvet Underground, We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together
29. Neil Young, This Note's for You

Friday, November 06, 2015

Live Ledge #217: New Releases

As always, the first show of a new month consists of nothing but new releases and reissues. Besides brand new tracks from Beach Slang, Supersuckers, Jesse Malin, and my friends in Pasadena '68 and Dakota Shakedown, there are quite a few great box sets and reissues now available in stores. Tonight we sample tunes from those types of releases by Son Volt, Velvet Underground, The Jam, Ork Records, and a set devoted to a fabulous tribute to The Dicks.
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1. Son Volt, Windfall (Demo)
2. Pasadena '68, Moving Target
3. Dakota Shakedown, Shut Out the Night
4. Jesse Malin, Stay Free
5. Michael Stasis, Crushed
6. Supersuckers, I Can't Cry (feat. Lydia Loveless)
7. Supersuckers, This Life... With You (feat. Hayes Carll)
8. Peter Case, Pelican Bay
9. Walter, Ice Cream
10. The Jam, The Modern World (Live At The 100 Club, London, 1977)
11. The Jam, Going Underground (Live At Wembley Arena, UK, 1982)
12. The Velvet Underground, What Goes On
13. Drive-By Truckers, Girls Who Smoke
14. together PANGEA, Looked In Too
15. together PANGEA, Awful
16. Primitive Parts, Miracle Skin
17. Circus Devils, Schedules of the Dead
18. Beach Slang, Throwaways
19. Beach Slang, I Break Guitars
20. Beach Slang, Young & Alive
21. Beach Slang, A Million Miles Away
22. Fuzz, Rat Race
23. Dead Ghosts, Rat Race
24. White Fang, Bong Rip
25. Birth Defects, Drunken Religious Rant By A Soulless Heathen
26. Richard Hell, Blank Generation
27. Cheetah Chrome, Still Wanna Die
28. Peter Holsapple, Big Black Truck
29. Lester Bangs, Let It Blurt
30. Mike Watt + The Secondmen, Shit On Me
31. New Mystery Girl, Right Wing - White Ring
32. Churchwood, Suicide Note
33. The Jesus Lizard, Wheelchair Epidemics
34. Midnight Reruns, Ain't Gonna Find
35. The Sangomas, Bored