The Ledge #421: Don't Stand So Close To Me

I understood pretty early on this week that it was going to be impossible to come up with a new theme this week. The pandemic is the only thing any of us are thinking about these days, especially with the situation being more grim every day.

Since last week's "isolation" theme went pretty well, as far as I'm concerned at least, I decided to put together another week with a similar collection of songs. Last week's was confined primarily to recent releases, however, outside of a few older tracks that I definitely wanted to include. This week I opened up the major Hudson music archives and did a few searches with the same key words - "isolation", "flu", "ghost town", etc. Of course, I always need to be guided by the great words of Paul Westerberg, so he also gets his share of play in this episode.

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! Touring artists are having an especially tough time these days with the cancellation of SXSW and the closings of most venues. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. The Police, Don't Stand So Close to Me
2. Paul Westerberg, It's A Wonderful Lie
3. Paul Westerberg, These Are The Days
4. The Replacements, Someone Take The Wheel
5. The Replacements, Shiftless When Idle
6. The Replacements, Satellite
7. Bash & Pop, Anything Could Happen
8. Husker Du, Makes No Sense at All
9. Hüsker Dü, Turn On The News
10. Hüsker Dü, It's Not Funny Anymore
11. Hüsker Dü, Hardly Getting Over It
12. Ty Segall, Isolation
13. Sweet Knives, Isolation-Deprivation
14. The Buzzcocks, Isolation
15. The Cavestompers!, Isolation
16. Specials, Ghost town
17. Jason & The Scorchers, Ghost Town
18. Social Distortion, Ghost Town Blues
19. The Mark Vodka Group, I Wanna Piss in the Face of the World
20. Chixdiggit!, 2000 Flushes
21. Chixdiggit, Toilet Seat's Coming Down
22. Pork Dukes, Bend & Flush
23. The Soft Boys, Rock N Roll Toilet
24. Nobunny, Mask's On
25. The Cramps, What's Behind The Mask
26. X-Ray Specs, Germ-Free Adolescents
27. Nervosas, Quarantine
28. Pow Wows, Pandemic #44
29. Lala Lala, The Flu
30. Eureka Machines, Affluenza
31. Lonnie Miley, Satellite Fever & Asiatic Flu
32. NOFX, Just the Flu (Acoustic)
33. Kurt Baker, Don't Get Around Much Anymore


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