Live Ledge #390: RIP David Berman

The bad news came just a few minutes before I was going to once again put the needle on the record. David Berman, former leader of Silver Jews who had just reemerged after ten years with the excellent Purple Mountains, had died. One of rock and roll's most unique songwriters, it was an obvious decision to make the first half of tonight's show a tribute to him. Thanks to Dan Nissen of Total Drag for a few song selections to help tell the story of this gifted artist.

After that there's an hour of some great recent used record finds, including old favorites by The Undertones, X, Old 97's, and many others.

Listen and then please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! It's that simple. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Silver Jews, Introduction II
2. Purple Mountains, Darkness and Cold
3. Purple Mountains, All My Happiness is Gone
4. Purple Mountains, Maybe I’m the Only One For Me
5. Purple Mountains, I Loved Being My Mother’s Son
6. Purple Mountains, Storyline Fever
7. Silver Jews, Advice To The Graduate
8. Silver Jews, Trains Across The Sea
9. Silver Jews, Random Rules
10. Silver Jews, We Are Real
11. Silver Jews, Federal Dust
12. Silver Jews, Tennessee
13. Silver Jews, Punks in the Beer Light
14. Silver Jews, My Pillow Is The Threshold
15. Pavement, Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)
16. X, The New World
17. X, The Call Of The Wreckin' Ball
18. Old 97's, Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
19. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Keep the Home Fires Burnin'
20. Drive-By Truckers, Sink Hole
21. Bob Dunlap, Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars
22. Halo Of Flies, Rubber Room
23. The Mofos, Nothing Turns Out Right
25. The Magnolias, When I'm Not
26. The Jayhawks, Jesus In the Driver's Seat
27. The Buzzcocks, I Don't Know What To Do With My Life
28. The Undertones, Here Comes The Summer
29. Eddie and the Hot Rods, Why Can't It Be_
30. The Hold Steady, Southtown Girls


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