Friday, July 29, 2016

Live Ledge #251: More Songs About Other Artists

I'm a dope. I did an entire show dedicated to songs that name other artists in the title, and I forgot the most obvious pics. How could I possibly plan a show like this without "Alex Chilton" by The Replacements?
So here we are with another two hours of these types of songs from the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Lucero, Wille Nile, Supersuckers, David Bowie, and many, many others. I hope you enjoy this little program. Grab this, as usual, from either Stitcher or iTunes, or...


1. The Cigarettes, Paul Westerberg
2. The Replacements, Alex Chilton
3. The Replacements, Johnny's Gonna Die
4. The Replacements, Somethin' To Du
5. The Hold Steady, Stevie Nix
6. Uncle Tupelo, Acuff-Rose
7. Uncle Tupelo, D. Boon
8. Uncle Tupelo, Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
9. Wilco, Wilco (The Song)
10. Lucero, Went Looking For Warren Zevon's Los Angeles
11. Drive-By Truckers, Danko/Manuel
12. Nils Lofgren, Keith Don't Go
13. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, I'm Gonna Dig Up Howlin' Wolf
14. Mojo Nixon, Don Henley Must Die
15. Wesley Willis, Jello Biafra
16. Wesley Willis, Urge Overkill
17. Minutemen, Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
18. The Gun Club, For the Love of Ivy
19. The Bussworks, Rolling Stones
20. KIEFF, Kieff Richards
21. The Prime Ministers, Ron Wood
22. The Bad Companions, I Liked Hank Before You Did
23. Dead Strangers, Link Wray
24. Dead Strangers, R.A.M.O.N.E.S
25. Latte+, Johnny Ramone
26. Bad Kids, Rob Zombie
27. Vic Godard, Johnny Thunders
28. The Bermondsey Joyriders, Johnny Thunders Was A Human Being
29. Tomorrows Tulips, Quiet Riot Grr
30. Hard Girls, Eddie Vedder vs. Jack the Ripper
31. Supersuckers, Ozzy
32. Family Fodder, Debbie Harry
33. Willie Nile, When Levon Sings
34. David Bowie, Song For Bob Dylan

Friday, July 22, 2016

Live Ledge #250: Songs About Other Artists

This was a tough show to title. I had this idea of a theme where another artist is mentioned in the title of a song. But what do you call that? It's not necessarily a tribute. Just take a listen to Nerf Herder's tale of "Opening for Weezer". Sometimes the song is not even about the artist mentioned, like Lydia Loveless' "Steve Earle". Yet most of the time it is the case, and short of any other ideas I just went with "Songs About Other Artists".
Despite my lack of enthusiasm for creating a title, this ended up being a fun little broadcast. Get it from the usual sources, such as iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Tommy Womack, The Replacements
2. Art Brut, The Replacements
3. Slobberbone, Placemat Blues
4. Martha, St. Pauls (Westerberg Comprehensive)
5. The Gravel Pit, Paul Westerberg
6. Square Songs, Paul Westerberg
7. Chad Rex and the Victorstands, Song for Paul Westerberg to Sing
8. Minutemen, Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
9. Firehose, For The Singer Of R.E.M.
10. Lydia Loveless, Chris Isaaks
11. Lydia Loveless, Steve Earle
12. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Dwight Yoakam
13. Drive-By Truckers, Carl Perkins' Cadillac
14. Green On Red, Keith Can't Read
15. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Elvis is Everywhere
16. Wesley Willis, Elvis Presley
17. The Clash, Clash City Rockers
18. MBE : ), Joe Strummers Grave
19. Stiff Little Fingers, Strummerville
20. Sleater-Kinney, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
21. Amy Rigby, Dancing With Joey Ramone
22. The Fleshtones, Remember The Ramones
23. The Havenots, I Love Her And She Loves The Ramones
24. The Brewers, Ramones Radio
25. Mental Boy, She Likes The Ramones
26. Hallingtons, Joey Johnny Dee Dee & Marky (On Her Arm)
27. Nerf Herder, We Opened for Weezer
28. Diarhea Planet, Bob Dylan's Grandma  
29. CTMF, A Song For Kylie Minogue
30. Bo-Dogs, Bo Diddley's Dog
31. The Dunhill Blues, I Wanna Tickle Nick Cave
32. Laugh, Paul McCartney
33. The Lemons, Chubby Checker
34. NOFX, Sid & Nancy

Friday, July 15, 2016

Live Ledge #249: Track 7

The last year or so, there have been ocassional shows featuring only certain track numbers. With July being the 7th month of the year, it  completely makes sense to have a "Track 7" show.
Some may think that the seventh song on a record wouldn't be one of the stronger tunes. Those people would be wrong. Except in the CD age, track seven was more often than not the first track on the second side of a record. Of course that song would be something spectacular. What's great, though, is that while it's a strong tune it's rarely one of the overplayed singles off a record.
So here's slightly more than two hours of "track sevens". Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! grab this from the usual online sources, or...


1. Ron Wood, Seven Days
2. Cheap Trick, Clock Strikes Ten
3. New York Dolls, Bad Girl
4. David Bowie, Star
5. The Plimsouls, A Million Miles Away
6. The Replacements, Bastards Of Young
7. Paul Westerberg, Eyes Like Sparks
8. Bash & Pop, Fast & Hard
9. Beach Slang, Young & Alive
10. The Hold Steady, You Can Make Him Like You
11. Hüsker Dü, Dead Set On Destruction
12. Sugar, If I Can't Change Your Mind
13. Bob Mould, Lucifer and God
14. Superchunk, Learned To Surf
15. Pow Wows, Going Dark
16. King Tuff, Magic Mirror
17. Wand, Floating Head
18. Nude Beach, For You
19. Lydia Loveless, Verlaine Shot Rimbaud
20. The Girls!, Mesmerize
21. The Pretenders, Stop Your Sobbing
22. X, Sex And Dying In High Society
23. Dinosaur Jr., Repulsion
24. Archers Of Loaf, Fat
25. Bad Religion, Infected
26. The Lemonheads, Luka
27. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Head On
28. Pixies, Monkey Gone To Heaven
29. The Ramones, I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
30. Sleater-Kinney, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
31. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Goon Squad
32. Wreckless Eric, Property Shows
33. The Jam, Billy Hunt
34. The Saints, Kissin' Cousins
35. The Clash, London's Burning
36. Sex Pistols, Seventeen
37. The Buzzcocks, I Don't Know What To Do With My Life
38. The See No Evils, Hooked On The Buzz

Friday, July 08, 2016

Live Ledge #248: Punk 45

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a new compilation of old punk rock. Now I have dozens and dozens of these types of releases, and rarely do they provide me with anything new.
That's not the case with "Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young - Underground Punk in the United States of America Vol. 1". Yes, that's a mouthful, but Soul Jazz Records has done a phenomenal job with this series. Not up to six different double-album sets, each volume looks at one particular early punk scene - pre-punk, Hollywood, Cleveland, Akron, and UK post-punk are the other volumes. Each set is beautifully designed with extensive liner notes, and the mastering and pressings are pristine.
Tonight there's a handful or so tracks from all six volumes. A few will be well-known, but I believe that almost everybody can find something they haven't heard before. Download this via iTunes and Stitcher, or...


1. The Deadbeats Kill The Hippies
2. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Chinese Rocks
3. The Randoms, Let's Get Rid Of New York
4. The Flamin' Groovies, Dog Meat
5. The Zeros, Wild Weekend
6. The Skunks, Earthquake Shake
7. The Hollywood Squares, Hillside Strangler
8. Death, Politicians In My Eye
9. Hollywood Brats, Sick On You
10. Pastiche, Derelict Boulevard
11. Jack Ruby, Hit & Run
12. Count Bishops, Ain't Got You
13. Rob Jo Star Band, Acid Revolution
14. Television Personalities, Part-Time Punks
15. Johnny Moped, Incendiary Device
16. The Mekons, 32 Weeks
17. The Jermz, Power Cut
18. Swell Maps, Real Shocks
19. The Nerves, TV Adverts
20. The Cigarettes, They're Back Again Here They Come
21. Pere Ubu, Final Solution
22. Rocket From The Tombs, Life Stinks  
23. The Pagans, Street Where Nobody Lives
24. The Human Switchboard, No !
25. The Mirrors, Hands In My Pockets
26. The Defnics, 51%
27. Devo, Auto Modown
28. Chi Pig, Ring Around The Collar
29. Jane Aire & The Belvederes, When I Was Young
30. Rubber City Rebels, Kidnapped
31. The Bizarros, I Bizarro
32. The Bags, Survive
33. The Flesh Eaters, Disintegration Nation
34. The Hollywood Squares, Hollywood Square
35. The Zeros, Don't Push Me Around
36. The Weirdos, A Life Of Crime
37. X, We're Desperate

Friday, July 01, 2016

Live Ledge #247: New Releases

Friend scoff at me, but I really think this has been a good year for new music...and it's only going to get better. I recently posted my top 15 for the first half of the year in my Argus Leader blog, and the next few weeks we'll see the long-awaited albums by the likes of Lydia Loveless, Drive-By Truckers, and the Descendents.
As we start the secondhalf of the year, it's time for another two hours of new music, along with a handful of reissues. It's a nice little rocking show tonight, featuring the returns of Jonathan Richman, The Julie Ruin, and the first solo album by Bags leader Alice Bag!!!
As always grab this from the usual sources (Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes), or...


1. Jonathan Richman, Outside O' Duffy's
2. Martha, St. Pauls (Westerberg Comprehensive)
3. The Dirty Nil, Wrestle Yü To Hüsker Dü (Audiotree Live Version)
4. KIEFF, Kieff Richards Kieff Richards
5. CTMF, A Song For Kylie Minogue
6. The Kinks, Sunny Afternoon [Live]
7. The Muffs, Look At Me [Demo]
8. Angry Angles, Things Are Moving (unreleased version)
9. Bun E. Carlos, Do Something Real (Featuring Robert Pollard)
10. Alice Bag, Little Hypocrite
11. Alice Bag, Programmed
12. The Julie Ruin, Hit Reset
13. White Mystery, Cerebellum
14. Death Valley Girls, Death Valley Boogie
15. Sleeping Beauties, Bobby & Suzie
16. Freud and The Suicidal Vampires, Vanilla Boys With Loaded Guns
17. The Paper Jets, Brand New Shoes
18. Mikey Erg, Boys & Girls & Tentative Decisions
19. The Ain't Rights, What Have I Become?
20. The Gotobeds, "Bodies"
21. The See No Evils, That's Right With Me
22. Diarrhea Planet, Ain't A Sin To Win
23. G?ggs, G?ggs
24. G?ggs, She Got Harder
25. OBN III's, Rich Old White Men
26. Thee Oh Sees, Toe Cutter Thumb Buster
27. Broncho, Jenny Loves Jenae
28. Bazooka, Achristi Genia
29. The Daylight Savings and Loan, Parade Day
31. PUP, My Life Is Over and I Couldn't Be Ha
32. Honey, Taking a Ride
33. nothing, Vertigo Flowers
34. Mountains and Rainbows, Dad Rock!