The Ledge #432: Covers

Once a year or so, I like to put together a show of nothing but covers. Partly due to COVID-19 this year has already seen more of these sorts of tracks than ever before. Bands have put out full albums or EP's of covers; labels have upped the ante in tribute records. As always, there's also the well-placed rave-up of classic tunes on regular albums and singles.

Tonight collects the cream of these sorts of releases, with all but two tracks coming from 2020 releases. (I couldn't resist including the old Redd Kross cover of the Stones' "Citadel" after buying the vinyl this week.) There are surprise covers albums by The Dollyrots, D.I., and Built To Spill (a great tribute to the late Daniel Johnston). Add to that some great tribute releases, including a fabulous tribute to Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl", and you have an extremely fun couple of hours.

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Psychic Ills, Cease to Exist
2. Built to Spill, Heart, Mind and Soul
3. Built to Spill, Mountain Top
4. The Dirty Truckers, Sixteen Blue
5. The Dirty Truckers, Ragin Eyes
6. Nap Eyes, Don't Cry No Tears
7. The Minus 5, Revolution Blues (Live)
8. Wilco, Thank You Friends
9. Daniel Romano's Outfit, Jokerman
10. Crocodiles, If You Were A Priest
11. Off With Their Heads, Straight To Hell (Hank III)
12. The Killer Smiles, Sixteen Tons
13. Dropkick Murphys, I Fought The Law
14. Drive-By Truckers, I'm Eighteen (Thursday 2.13.20)
15. Archers of Loaf, Street Fighting Man
16. Redd Kross, Citadel
17. CTMF, A Quick One
18. Ty Segall, Gotta Get Up
19. Soul Asylum, Borstal Breakout
20. Brad Marino, What's My Scene?
21. Geoff Palmer, Always Know Your Enemies
22. Pavid Vermin, Don't Leave Me (Green Day)
23. bloods, Some Girls Are Bigger than Others
24. The Dollyrots, Be My Baby
25. The Dollyrots, Teenage Kicks
26. D.I., Girl U Want
27. D.O.A., My My, Hey Hey
28. Christian Blunda, I Remember You
29. The Hound Of Love, You're Gonna Kill That Girl
30. Beat Angels, Terminal love
31. Baby Strange, Living in the city
32. Trash Brats, Sick on you
33. Secret Fun Club feat. Carrie Gillespie Feller, I Was a Teenage Werewolf
34. Daughters, What’s Inside a Girl
35. awakebutstillinbed, Rebel Girl
36. Danger Inc., Rebel Girl
37. Polkadot, Rebel Girl
38. The Implosions, Rebel Girl
39. Los Straitjackets, Goo Goo Muck (Live)


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