The Ledge #451: 1990

It may be a cliche, especially compared to the dumpster fire of this year, but it was definitely a simpler time for me in 1990. It was a year that I sort of became an adult. Sort of are the key words here. It was also a year of musical transition for me, as it was the year of the last Replacements album and the year of Uncle Tupelo's debut album. For the next few years, "Americana" became my leading musical force. With a few exceptions, of course. (Both of these recors, The Replacements' "All Shook Down" and Uncle Tupelo's "No Depression", get an extended look during tonight's show.)

This week's show takes a look at much of what was in my gigantic portable CD carrier during that year. Yes, I had one of those 64 disc cases that went with me wherever I went. One has to be prepared, you know. Hopefully, you'll enjoy this nostalgic look at my personal music taste from that era.

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. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, F*!#In' Up

2. The Replacements, Merry Go Round

3. The Replacements, Nobody

4. The Replacements, Someone Take The Wheel

5. The Replacements, Satellite

6. Blue Rodeo, Til I Am Myself Again

7. The Sidewinders, We Don't Do That Anymore

8. Gear Daddies, Stupid Boy

9. The Draghounds, Angel Boots

10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Good Son

11. The Jazz Butcher, She's on Drugs

12. Teenage Fanclub, Everything Flows

13. The House Of Love, Shine On

14. Bob Mould, It's Too Late

15. Soul Asylum, Veil Of Tears

16. Goo Goo Dolls, Just The Way You Are

17. The Lemonheads, Ride With Me

18. Uncle Tupelo, Graveyard Shift

19. Uncle Tupelo, Before I Break

20. Uncle Tupelo, Whiskey Bottle

21. Uncle Tupelo, Outdone

22. Babes In Toyland, He's My Thing

23. Fastbacks, In the summer

24. The Breeders, Happiness Is A Warm Gun

25. Pixies, Velouria

26. Iggy Pop, Candy

27. The Cramps, Thee Most Exaulted Potentate of Love

28. Redd Kross, Shonen Knife

29. The Cavedogs, Tayter Country

30. Social Distortion, Ring Of Fire

31. Superchunk, Slack Motherfucker

32. Dwarves, Detention Girl

33. Afghan Whigs, Amphetamines And Coffee

34. Sonic Youth, Dirty Boots


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