Live Ledge #264: Leonard Cohen RIP

It's interesting how the difference of a day can change a show. After technical issues last week, I had planned on tonight's show being the New Release episode that I had previously put together. Then came the tragic news that Leonard Cohen passed away this week at the age of 82.

This obviously led me to make a few changes. Now the majority of the first hour is a tribute to the great songwriter. Besides a touching cover of "Save the Last Dance For Me" from one of his recent tours, I've included a number of my favorite Cohen covers. There's no "Hallelujah", however, as it's quite frankly the one song I never need to hear again. If I had played that track, it would have been Jeff Buckley's version, as nobody can touch his emotional vocals.

After the Cohen tribute, the show carries on with a good percentage of what I haad planned for last week, along with a few additional new releases such as the return of The Men. The Brooklyn-based band is back with a fury, and is bound to make my end of the year list of favorite albums.

As always, you can grab this on iTunes, Stitcher, or...


1. Nouvelle Vague, I Wanna Be Sedated
2. Nick Cave, I'm Your Man
3. Johnny Cash, Bird On A Wire
4. Bill Callahan, So Long Marianne
5. Beck, Suzanne
6. R.E.M., First We Take Manhattan
7. Concrete Blonde, Everybody Knows
8. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Tower Of Song
9. Pixies, I Can't Forget
10. Lloyd Cole, Chelsea Hotel #2
11. Leonard Cohen, Save the Last Dance for Me
12. Bash & Pop, On The Rocks
13. The Rolling Stones, Just Your Fool
14. Eric Ambel, Hey Mr. DJ
15. Pretenders, Alone
16. Two Cow Garage, Terror Ride
17. Two Cow Garage, Brand New Flag
18. Alejandro Escovedo, Horizontal Burn
19. Alejandro Escovedo, Heartbeat Smile
20. The Beat & Ranking, Roger Walking on the Wrong Side
21. Madness, Good Times
22. Southern Culture On The Skids, Freak Flag
23. Japandroids, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
24. The Tuts, Tut Tut Tut
25. Mannequin Pussy, Emotional High
26. Hayley and the Crushers, Backseat Love
27. The Lippies, Walking On Fences
28. Calcinator, E-Lectrifie
29. Dogs, Here Comes My Baby
30. Angel Face, Wolf City Blues
31. Les Fantomes, I Wanna Be Your Dog
32. The Men, Dreamer
33. The Men, Hit the Ground
34. Haunted Tiger, Why You Gotta Be So Mean?
35. Chocolat, Ah Ouin
36. The Pukes, Gum In Your Hair


KM said…
The Live Ledge is everything! I've discovered so much music that I wouldn't have heard of otherwise. I am becoming completely obsessed with Concrete Blonde after your latest show. Totally obsessed! Spent hours online listening and purchasing and then to my local record store and bought some more. lol
Scott said…
Thanks KM. You're a good friend.

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