The Ledge #424: Scott's Faves Vol. 3 - College Rock

In this weird time we're currently living it's natural to take a nostalgic look back at some old faves. That's exactly what I set out to do with this week's episode of The Ledge. A few weeks ago I started a series of shows dedicated to my favorite songs of all time, and I decided this was the perfect week to take a look at some of my highlights from my old college radio days in the 80's.

As you may expect, there's a combination of the famous and not so famous. Bands that hit the top of the charts, and others that were unknown outside of their little area (or the network of college stations). Included are many tunes that rank up against anything that has come out in the 70 year history of rock and roll.

Some may be surprised to note the lack of Replacements, Husker Du, and the Suburbs (among others). That's because a future "Scott's Favorites" episode will be devoted to nothing but music from Minneapolis (and other upper Midwest locations)!

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Jazz Butcher, Party Time
2. R.E.M., Shaking Through
3. Camper Van Beethoven, (We're A) Bad Trip
4. The Del Fuegos, Nervous and Shakey
5. The Del-Lords, How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
6. Guadalcanal Diary, Watusi Rodeo
7. The Connells, Scotty's Lament
8. E-I-E-I-O, This Time
9. Rave-Ups, Freedom Bound
10. Wire Train, She Comes On
11. Translator, Everywhere That I'm Not
12. INXS, Don't Change
13. The Church, The Unguarded Moment
14. Hoodoo Gurus, Like, Wow - Wipeout
15. The Saints, I'm Stranded
16. Tommy Keene, Places That Are Gone
17. The Only Ones, Another Girl, Another Planet
18. Shoes, She Satisfies
19. Material Issue, Diane
20. Morrissey, Everyday Is Like Sunday
21. Graham Parker, Local Girls
22. Nick Lowe, So It Goes
23. Lloyd Cole, Weeping Wine
24. The Jesus & Mary Chain, April Skies
25. The Flamin' Groovies, Shake Some Action
26. Wreckless Eric, Whole Wide World
27. The Soft Boys, I Wanna Destroy You
28. The Nerves, Hanging On The Telephone
29. The Cavedogs, Tayter Country
30. The Lyres, Don't Give It Up Now
31. The Close Lobsters, Just Too Bloody Stupid
32. The Dogmatics, Sister Serena
33. Pedal Jets, A Certain Sunday
34. Dramarama, Anything, Anything (I'll Give
35. Holly and the Italians, Tell That Girl to Shut Up


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