Live Ledge #229: Sophomore Surge

There's an old music cliche that says a band may have an entire life to write their first album, but they only have six months to write their second. It's partly due to this that the second record is an indicator if the act is going to last awhile.
Tonight's episode is a supersized look at some great sophomore releases, and much thanks have to go to my friends on Facebook and Twitter. They reminded me of some great material I may have otherwise ignored, and is a major reason why this show went to over 2 1/2 hours.
There is one issue, though. My broadcasting application was a bit "glitch-y" tonight, so there are a handful of spots where the songs stutter. Most of these troublesome spots are only a fraction of a second long, but there are a couple of times I had to stop a song in the middle. My apologies for these minor headaches.
Grab this episode from the usual sources, or...


1. Lydia Loveless, Crazy
2. Uncle Tupelo, Gun
3. Wilco, Outtasite (Outta Mind)
4. Whiskeytown, Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
5. Ryan Adams, Firecracker
6. Cheap Trick, Southern Girls
7. Big Star, September Gurls
8. The Stooges, Down On The Street
9. The Ramones, Suzy Is A Headbanger
10. New York Dolls, Who Are the Mystery Girls?
11. The Velvet Underground, Here She Comes Now
12. Lou Reed, Vicious
13. Patti Smith, Ask The Angels
14. Talking Heads, Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
15. The Jam, The Modern World
16. The Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
17. Radio Birdman, Hanging On
18. The Saints, Know Your Product
19. The Clash, Stay Free
20. Elvis Costello, Pump It Up
21. Joe Jackson, I'm the Man
22. Generation X, Night of the Cadillacs
23. R.E.M., Little America
24. X, the Once Over Twice
25. Dramarama, New Dream
26. The Del Fuegos, It's Alright
27. Billy Bragg, Love Gets Dangerous
28. The Waterboys, This Is the Sea
29. Hoodoo Gurus, Bittersweet
30. Dinosaur Jr, In A Jar
31. The Replacements, Hayday
32. Hüsker Dü, Pink Turns To Blue
33. Soul Asylum, Ship Of Fools
34. Suburbs, Cigarette In Backwards
35. Pixies, Wave Of Mutilation
36. Pavement, Silence Kit
37. Weezer, Tired Of Sex
38. Superchunk, Seed Toss
39. The Libertines, What Became Of The Likely Lads
40. The White Stripes, Hello Operator
41. Japandroids, The House That Heaven Built
42. The Hold Steady, Stevie Nix
43. Titus Andronicus, A More Perfect Union


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