The Ledge #478: Covers

The decision to do an all-covers show was decided sometime on Wednesday when my good friends High On Stress announced that they would be releasing a Tommy Keene cover on Friday. This was shortly followed by emails containing new cover tracks by Kid Gulliver and The Dirty Denims. Always having a folder full of such tracks ready for air, it was an easy decision that this was the week to do such a show.

I also had an intriguing idea to put a new spin on such a show. Searching through my archives, I discovered that I had enough Replacements covers to recreate side one of the "Pleased To Meet Me" album.  Although my broadcast program decided to suddenly play two tracks out of order, all of the songs from that group of tracks did make the air.

There are also country-tinged coves of old alt-rock tracks by a fabulous British band called Independent Country (including a great 'mats remake), Richard Thompson and Dead Moon tributes by Country Westerns, Brad Marino doing a lovely Ramones' track, and many, many other similarly fantastic tunes.

I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. 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. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. High on Stress, Nothing Can Change You 

2. Independent Country, Left Of The Dial

3. Independent Country, Freak Scene

4. Independent Country, Last Nite

5. Independent Country, Been Caught Stealing

6. Country Westerns, A Miss of You

7. Country Westerns, Wall of Death

8. Alex Chilton, Kansas City (Live)

9. Alex Chilton, Where Did Our Love Go (Live)

10. Swamp Rats, Psycho

11. Tyme, Land of 1,000 Dances

12. The Outsiders, Summertime Blues

13. The Novas, The Crusher

14. The Pretty Things, Road Runner 

15. The Pretty Things, Route 66 

16. The Dimensions, Route 66

17. The Dimensions, Carol

18. Cockeyed Ghost, I.O.U.

19. Brad Shepherd, Alex Chilton

20. Bnlx, I Don't Know

21. Addison Blue, The Ledge

22. The Rail, Nightclub Jitters

23. Kid Gulliver, I Started a Joke

24. The Dents, Homeless

25. The Dirty Denims, Rock and Roll All Night

26. Brad Marino, Indian Giver

27. Vista Blue, Saturday Night

28. The re-Used Electrics, Chinese Rocks

29. The re-Used Electrics, You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory

30. Get The Fuck Outta Dodge, Love Song 

31. The Damned, White Rabbit

32. IDLES, Damaged Goods

33. Cheap Trick, Gimme Some Truth


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