Live Ledge #280: 1987

Earlier this week, I had an informal poll on my Facebook. Which momentous year should we celebrate this week? 1972? 1982? 1987? Or any other year? By a landslide, 1987 won! (Don't worry. Future episodes will feature music from those other eras.)

1987 may have been my favorite year ever. I had no worries. I worked in a record store during the day, and DJ'd at a club during the night. Many journeys were made to other cities to see shows, and any free time was spent...well, partying.

So tonight (and a future Live Ledge airing) is the soundtrack of that time. Obviously, I have too much music just for one show, so sometime later this year there will be another celebration to 1987.

There's a wide range of styles on tonight's show, from British pop to garage-rock to punk and beyond. Obviously, there's a section devoted to my favorite records of that year - Pleased to Meet Me by The Replacements and Husker Du's Warehouse.

I hope you enjoy this little celebration. It's been a lot of fun to put together! Grab this via iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Elvis is Everywhere
2. The Smiths, Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
3. The Mighty Lemon Drops, The Other Side Of You
4. Echo & The Bunnymen, New Direction
5. The Close Lobsters, Just Too Bloody Stupid
6. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Happy When It Rains
7. The Jesus & Mary Chain, April Skies
8. The Screaming Blue Messiahs, Sweet Water Pools
9. Saints, Just Like Fire Would
10. The Replacements, I.O.U.
11. The Replacements, The Ledge
12. The Replacements, Can't Hardly Wait
13. Husker Du, Back From Somewhere
14. Husker Du, Could You Be The One?
15. Husker Du, She Floated Away
16. Hoodoo Gurus, Party Machine
17. The Fleshtones, Another Direction
18. Young Fresh Fellows, My Friend Ringo
19. The Original Sins, Not Gonna Be All Right
20. Alex Chilton, Dalai Lama
21. Tav Falco's Panther Burns, She's a Bad Motorcycle
22. Los Lobos, Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
23. Warren Zevon, The Factory
24. Dinosaur Jr, Little Fury Things
25. Dinosaur Jr, Just Like Heaven
26. Meat Puppets, Confusion Fog
27. Firehose, For The Singer Of R.E.M.
28. Descendents, Coolidge
29. Flesh For Lulu, Postcards From Paradise


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