Live Ledge #108: Dear Boston

After the events of this past Monday, putting on a show devoted to Boston's music scene was a no-brainer. At the time, it was meant to be a love letter of sorts, celebrating 50 years of seminal rock, garage, punk, and college rock.
The chaos and violence of last night, combined with Wednesday's tragedy in Texas, put a different spin on tonight's show. Suddenly, the mood was part anger, part resignation. Was the world coming to an end?
To add to those conflicting feelings, shortly before the show started it was reported that the second suspect had been discovered hiding under a boat. Throughout the show, I was checking on traditional and new media sources as to what was going on.
Then it happened. Just a few minutes before I was to go into a set consisting of the Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, and Mighty Mighty Bosstones, word started filtering from those listening to police scanners that the suspect had been caught. This news brought a new meaning to the airing of "Dear Boston", and the mood was much lighter for the remainder of the show.
In fact, the mood had lightened enough that I decided to go long tonight, so this show is a 2 1/2 hour extravaganza featuring forty different  Boston bands. Well, truthfully, 39 of them are from Boston. The 40th, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, was included because of their cover of the traditional Red Sox anthem, "Sweet Caroline".
Download this special broadcast, and pour yourself a nice strong drink as you rock along with that legendary city. Grab it at the usual spots, or...


1. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Sweet Caroline
2. The Standells, Dirty Water
3. Dick Dale & His Deltones, Jungle Fever
4. The Ramrods, Night Ride
5. The Remains, Don't Look Back
6. The Barbarians, Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl
7. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, New England
8. The Cars, Just What I Needed (Demo)
9. Aerosmith, Come Together
10. The J. Geils Band, Looking For A Love
11. Pernice Brothers, One Foot In The Grave
12. Galaxie 500, Fourth Of July
13. Scruffy the Cat, My Baby She's Allright
14. Bill Janovitz, Rounding Third
15. Pixies, Wave Of Mutilation
16. Throwing Muses, Bright Yellow Gun
17. Juliana Hatfield, My Sister
18. The Lemonheads, Luka
19. Gang Green, Voices Carry
20. Big Dipper, She's Fetching
21. The Del Fuegos, Nervous and Shakey
22. The Cavedogs, Tayter Country
23. The Real Kids, Can't Talk To That Girl
24. Soccer Mom, A Canoe Shy
25. Young Adults, College Rock
26. AM Stereo, That's High School
27. The Dirty Truckers, Feedback
28. Shepherdess, Blackout
29. The Neats, Another Broken Dream
30. The Dogmatics, Gimme The Shakes
31. Volcano Suns, Polythene Pam/Greasy Spine
32. Mission Of Burma, Anti Aircraft Warning
33. Dropkick Murphys, For Boston
34. Street Dogs, Punk Rock And Roll
35. The Outlets, Best Friends
36. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, This List
37. Dinosaur Jr., The Wagon
38. Sebadoh, Gimme Indie Rock
39. The Neighborhoods, No Place Like Home
40. The Lyres, Don't Give It Up Now


Rick Veters said…
Great show, Scott. Provided some much needed relief to a stressful and insane week.
Scott said…
Thank you, Rick. That's very kind of you to say.

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