Live Ledge #21: Rarities and Obscurities

Way back in my college radio days, I often used a rare Soul Asylum b-side for my bathroom breaks. "James at 16" was a twelve-minute live medley of (mostly) cheesy pop songs that was a typical encore treat. Ever since that EP disappeared from the KAUR studios, I've been searching for said song. It's never been attached to a Soul Asylum reissue; it's never made it to the download services. I had basically given up.

This past week, though, I finally did find it on a music blog, and the discovery set in motion this week's Live Ledge. While the track honestly isn't as great as I remembered, many other obscure finds highlight this week's show - pre-fame bands featuring Shane MacGowan and Billy Bragg, split singles of Sweet and Boomtown Rats covers by Chixdiggit, Groovie Ghoulies, and the Donnas, early 80's indie/punk compilations, etc.

Along with these relatively unheard tracks are the typical tunes that make Live Ledge semi-popular - a few old faves mixed with brand new releases. Nab this bastard now through iTunes, the android/iPhone app or here

Here's the setlist:

1. Soul Asylum, James at 16
2. Husker Du, Eight Miles High
3. Replacements, Kiss Me On the Bus (Demo)
4. Bob Dunlap, Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars
5. Halo of Flies, Rubber Room
6. The Pistons, She Got Sex
7. The Suicide Commandos, Weekend Warriors
8. The Hypstrz, 6654321
9. The Stereotypes, Perfect Girl
10. The Direct Hits, Ever Ready Plaything
11. Black Lips, Family Tree
12. Chixdiggit, A Tonic For the Troops
13. Groovie Ghoulies, I Don't Like Mondays
14. The Donnas, Wig Wam Bam
15. Two Tears, I'm So Outta It I Can't Get In
16. Avengers, Cheap Tragedies
17. T.S.O.L., Sounds of Laughter
18. Bad Brains, How Low Can a Punk Get?
19. Riff Raff, Rumford Girls
20. Billy Bragg, The Milkman of Human Kindness
21. Fucked Up, The Recursive Girl
22. The Shods, Igno Sally
23. Nervebreakers, Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls
24. The Mainliners, She's an Overdose
25. Hoodoo Gurus, I Was a Kamikaze Pilot
26. Silencers, Policeman (Demo)
27. Rancid, Backslide (Demo)
28. The Clash, Pressure Drop
29. Sex Pistols, (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
30. The Nips, All The Time in the World
31. The Modern Lovers, She Cracked
32. Times New viking, Don't Go To Liverpool


TOMMER said…
looks like someone's been visiting the Ratb0y69 blog again! ha ha ha! killer playlist, scott!
TOMMER said…
looks like someone's been visiting the ratb0y69 blog! ha ha ha! killer playlist, scott!

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