The Ledge, Episode 42: Happy Birthday John Lennon

This Saturday marks what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, so it's only natural that this week's episode would celebrate this occasion. I originally intended the show to be a mix of Beatles/Lennon outtakes mixed with a handful of inspired covers. After going through the library, though, I ended up with a folder of over 50 remakes of both his Beatles and post-Beatles originals. I paired down these tracks to this varied mix of styles - from solo folk to punk to ska to mainstream rock. Subscribe via iTunes, download here, or tune into this Friday at 5 pm central time.

Here's the tracklist:

1. John Lennon, Give Peace a Chance

2. Flaming Groovies, There's a Place

3. The Skatalites, I Should Have Known Better

4. Backbeat Band, Bad Boy

5. Detroit Cobras, Leave My Kitten Alone

6. Hoodoo Gurus, A Hard Day's Night

7. The Smithereens, Not a Second Time

8. The Eels, I'm a Loser

9. Elvis Costello, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

10. Jim Reid, And Your Bird Can Sing

11. Cheap Trick, Day Tripper

12. The Damned, Help

13. Marky Ramone, Nowhere Man

14. The Jam, Rain

15. The Black Keys, She Said She Said

16. Andy Partridge, Strawberry Fields Forever

17. The Fall, A Day In the Life

18. Die Toten Hosen, All You Need is Love

19. The Feelies, Everybody's Got Something to Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)

20. Firewater, Hey Bulldog

21. The Godfathers, Cold Turkey

22. Adolescents, Instant Karma

23. Shudder to Think, Imagine

24. Generation X, Gimme Some Truth

25. Ride, I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier

26. Cold War Kids, Well Well Well

27. Roxy Music, Jealous Guy

28. Replacements, Nowhere Man

29. Gene Ween, Oh Yoko


Unknown said…
Another great one Regina Spektor Real Love

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