Live Ledge #250: Songs About Other Artists

This was a tough show to title. I had this idea of a theme where another artist is mentioned in the title of a song. But what do you call that? It's not necessarily a tribute. Just take a listen to Nerf Herder's tale of "Opening for Weezer". Sometimes the song is not even about the artist mentioned, like Lydia Loveless' "Steve Earle". Yet most of the time it is the case, and short of any other ideas I just went with "Songs About Other Artists".
Despite my lack of enthusiasm for creating a title, this ended up being a fun little broadcast. Get it from the usual sources, such as iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Tommy Womack, The Replacements
2. Art Brut, The Replacements
3. Slobberbone, Placemat Blues
4. Martha, St. Pauls (Westerberg Comprehensive)
5. The Gravel Pit, Paul Westerberg
6. Square Songs, Paul Westerberg
7. Chad Rex and the Victorstands, Song for Paul Westerberg to Sing
8. Minutemen, Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
9. Firehose, For The Singer Of R.E.M.
10. Lydia Loveless, Chris Isaaks
11. Lydia Loveless, Steve Earle
12. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Dwight Yoakam
13. Drive-By Truckers, Carl Perkins' Cadillac
14. Green On Red, Keith Can't Read
15. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Elvis is Everywhere
16. Wesley Willis, Elvis Presley
17. The Clash, Clash City Rockers
18. MBE : ), Joe Strummers Grave
19. Stiff Little Fingers, Strummerville
20. Sleater-Kinney, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
21. Amy Rigby, Dancing With Joey Ramone
22. The Fleshtones, Remember The Ramones
23. The Havenots, I Love Her And She Loves The Ramones
24. The Brewers, Ramones Radio
25. Mental Boy, She Likes The Ramones
26. Hallingtons, Joey Johnny Dee Dee & Marky (On Her Arm)
27. Nerf Herder, We Opened for Weezer
28. Diarhea Planet, Bob Dylan's Grandma  
29. CTMF, A Song For Kylie Minogue
30. Bo-Dogs, Bo Diddley's Dog
31. The Dunhill Blues, I Wanna Tickle Nick Cave
32. Laugh, Paul McCartney
33. The Lemons, Chubby Checker
34. NOFX, Sid & Nancy


Anonymous said…
What an interesting show. The 1st song is amazing.

Tips for part 2...

"For a start take two Grant Harts and call me when you die"

The Posies - Grant Hart

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