Live Ledge #408: In Memoriam

It was a pretty rough year for music-related deaths. It seemed like every day we lost another songwriter, producer, or musician. And this sort of tragic news affected every genre and every age group.

But they all left behind a body of work to keep their memories alive, and tonight's Live Ledge celebrates many of these artists. Some were platinum-selling Hall of Famers; others were lifers who deserved more recognition than they saw in their lifetime. A special thanks goes to Danny Boen for offering his thoughts on his longtime friend (and Polara bandmate) Ed Ackerson. One of the MVP's of the Minneapolis scene since the mid-80's, his October 4 death from pancreatic cancer stunned the Minneapolis community. (A GoFundMe has been set up for Ackerson's wife and child. Please help if you can.)

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. The Germs, Lexicon Devil
2. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Midnight Moses
3. The Monkees, Your Auntie Grizelda
4. The Monkees, For Pete's Sake
5. The Modern Lovers, She Cracked
6. Dick Dale & His Deltones, Jungle Fever
7. Andre Williams, Bacon Fat
8. The English Beat, Mirror In The Bathroom
9. The Big Three, Cavern Stomp
10. The Godz, Rock Yer Sox Auf
11. Koerner, Ray & Glover, Ramblin' Blues
12. The Replacements, Going To New York (w/Tony Glover)
13. 13th Floor Elevators, Reverberation (Doubt)
14. Dr. John, Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
15. The Celibate Rifles, Back In The Red
16. Purple Mountains, Margaritas at the Mall
17. Silver Jews, Suffering Jukebox
18. Silver Jews, Federal Dust
19. Daniel Johnston, True Love Will Find You In The End
20. The Cars, Just What I Needed
21. Eddie & The Hot Rods, Do Anything You Wanna Do
22. The Muffs, Lucky Guy
23. The Dig, Problem With Mary
24. Polara, Counting Down
25. Bnlx, Color Me Impressed
26. Flamin' Groovies, Teenage Head
27. Flamin' Groovies, Comin' After Me
28. Big Black, The Model


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