Live Ledge #159: RIP Rik Mayall

One of my favorite British comedies of all time is The Young Ones. Sort of a combo of Monty Python and the 3 Stooges, the series was one of the first non-music programs to ever air on MTV. Not that music wasn't a big part of the program, though, as acts such as Motorhead, Madness, and many others made appearances throughout the two seasons of episodes.
This past Monday, Rik Mayall, whose character, Rick, was the "pompous anarchist" of the cast, passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 56. Tonight's opening segments are a tribute to Mayall, including some classic Young Ones bits and music, along with some material from the years after the program ceased production.
Besides the Mayall tribute, tonight's show is a "covers" episode, featuring remakes of songs made famous by The Replacements, Clash, Rolling Stones, Undertones, and even Paul Abdul. Grab this one from the usual sources, or...


1. Cliff Richard & The Young Ones, Living Doll
2. Madness, House of Fun
3. Motorhead, Ace of Spades
4. Rik Mayall & Adrian Edmondson, I'm Evil
5. Adrian Edmunson & The Bad Shepherds, London Calling/Manchester Calling/The Monaghan
6. Pipeline Pete, I'm in Trouble
7. The Standouts, Color Me Impressed
8. Lawnmower, Answering Machine
9. The Skinny, Bastards Of Young
10. Hollis Brown, Rock & Roll
11. The Royal Court of China, Heart Full of Soul
12. Sand Rubies, Starry Eyes
13. The Fuzztones, I Can't Control Myself
14. Alex Chilton, Little GTO
15. The Plimsouls, Dizzy Miss Lizzy
16. Old 97's, Career Opportunities
17. Mystery Girls, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
18. The Hold Steady, Closer To The Stars
19. Lords Of Altamont, 6 Days On The Road
20. Radio Birdman, You're Gonna Miss Me
21. The Saints, River Deep Mountain High
22. The Doughboys, Route 66
23. Groovie Ghoulies, 2000 Man
24. CTMF, She Said Yeah
25. The Problematics, Teenage Kicks
26. The Dictators, California Sun
27. Supersuckers, Never Let Me Down Again
28. The Rubber City Rebels, No Feelings
29. Dead Kennedys, I Fought the Law
30. Swingin' Neckbreakers, Bama Lama Bama-Loo
31. The Cramps, Mule Skinner Blues
32. Nozems, Heart Of Gold
33. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Straight Up


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