The Ledge #428: Scott's Fave Songs Vol. 4 - Minneapolis

It's safe to say that a Minneapolis-themed show would come out of the series of my favorite songs of all time. It was actually the easiest of the shows to put together. No, it's not two hours of Replacements and Husker Du songs. Certainly both of those bands are well-represented but so many other bands from that great city had a huge impact on my life. Many of these are extremely popular (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs) but there are also a lesser-known ton of records that were just as important in my life. For example, I saw The Phones as many times over the years as I saw any of these other bands. And I may not know much about the history of artists such as The Ticks or Crash Street Kids but I played those records to death over the years.

Now here's a bit of a disclaimer. I did switch away from Minneapolis for a long set of Sioux Falls bands, and other artists from places such as Austin, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa are represented. And technically The Hold Steady are a Brooklyn band. But Minneapolis certainly influenced all of the Sioux Falls bands I included, and those other bands did consider Minneapolis home. Or a second home?

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. Grandpaboy, MPLS
2. The Flamin' Oh's, I Remember Romance
3. The Suicide Commandos, Attacking the Beat
4. Crash Street Kids, Little Girls
5. The Phones, Back In Time
6. Suburbs, Love Is The Law
7. The Replacements, Unsatisfied
8. Paul Westerberg, 2 Days 'Til Tomorrow
9. The I Don't Cares, Born For Me
10. Bash & Pop, On The Rocks
11. Slim Dunlap, Rockin' Here Tonight
12. Chris Mars, Popular Creeps
13. Husker Du, Green Eyes
14. Grant Hart, Think It Over Now
15. Bob Mould, See A Little Light
16. Sugar, Your Favorite Thing
17. Soul Asylum, Sometime To Return
18. The Magnolias, Shirley's Looking Down
19. The Ticks, Waiting On You
20. No Direction, Getting it On with Trudy
21. Flag With Hank, Don't Look My Way
22. Violet, This Is America
23. Ill Bill and the Spinal Chills, Play With Me
24. The Inspectors, Let's Talk About Girls
25. The Jayhawks, Martin's Song
26. Golden Smog, Red Headed Stepchild
27. Leatherwoods, Proof Positive
28. Gear Daddies, Stupid Boy
29. The Draghounds, Boiling Point
30. Dashboard Saviors, Cabaret College
31. Babes In Toyland, He's My Thing
32. Zuzu's Petals, White Trash Love
33. House Of Large Sizes, Sox On Spot
34. The Honeydogs, Rumor Has It
35. The Hold Steady, Ask Her For Adderal,
36. High On Stress, Leaving MPLS


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