Live Ledge #311: Who Is Lydia Loveless? Hits Stores
The main focus of tonight's show are two releases related to Lydia Loveless, and director Gorman Bechard is on to chat about both of them. First off, the DVD of "Who Is Lydia Loveless?" has finally arrived in stores, and is chock full of great DVD extras. (Rumor is that some of the footage was recorded in a certain internet radio personality's home.)
Record Store Day fans also had the opportunity to purchase some of the music included in that movie. The centerpiece of "Who Is Lydia Loveless?" is a hometown concert that was such a blistering showcase of the band's powerful live sound that Bechard was able to convince Loveless and her management that it should be released. The six-song EP definitely lives up to that billing.
Bechard is on tonight's show to chat about both of those releases, but inevitably we chat about so much more. He gives us updates on projects involving Sarah Shook and Jay Bennett, and tells a heartbreaking story about receiving a postcard from Grant Hart a week after he passed away.
We also spend a little time talking about one of our favorite power pop artists, Tommy Keene, who passed away earlier this week. I also begin the show with a little tribute to David Cassidy in the form of a Paul Westerberg cover of "I Think I Love You".
Gorman also picks out a few songs that's been rocking his world, and the rest of the show is filled up with other Record Store Day finds. Grab this show from your regular podcast providers, or...
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1. Paul Westerberg, I Think I Love You
2. Lydia Loveless, More Like Them
3. Lydia Loveless, Heaven
4. Lydia Loveless, Alison
5. Husker Du, Data Control
6. The Replacements, I'm in Trouble (Live at Maxwell's)
7. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, The Nail
8. Bully, Kills to Be Resistant
9. Daddy Issues, Boys of Summer
10. Tommy Keene, Places That Are Gone
11. Tommy Keene, Back To Zero Now
12. Tommy Keene, Run Now
13. Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Blank Generation (Electric Lady Studios Alternate Version)
14. The Fleshtones, B Side
15. Black Lips, The Last Cul de Sac
16. Son Volt, Yellow Walls
17. Benjamin Booker, Right On You
18. The Baroques, Musical Tribute To The Oscar Meyer Weiner Wagon