The Ledge #481: 1981 US Punk

The latest in the series of episodes devoted to the music of 1981 consists of nothing but US punk from that great year. Primarily centered around the rise of the Southern California hardcore scene, the show jumps around to all parts of our country, and includes a set of great punk from Canada. 

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. Nervebreakers, Girls Girls Girls Girls

2. Agent Orange, Too Young To Die

3. Bad Religion, Drastic Actions

4. TSOL, Sounds Of Laughter

5. Rise, Hotline

6. Funeral, Waiting For The Bomb Blast

7. Saccharine Trust, We Don't Need Freedom

8. Lost Cause, Born Dead

9. Alley Cats, Nightmare City

10. Flesh Eaters, See You in the Boneyard

11. Suburban Lawns, Janitor

12. Wasted Youth, Fuck Authority

13. Geza X, I Hate Punks

14. Vectors, Fast Cars, Fast Girls

15. Dead Kennedys, Nazi Punks Fuck Off

16. Tenants, Submind

17. Chrome, In a Dream

18. Meat Puppets, In a Car

19. JFA, Beach Blanket Bong-Out

20. Gluons, Sue Your Parents

21. Angle, Rock & Roll Death Camp

22. D.O.A., Smash The State

23. Dayglo Abortions, Black Sabbath

24. Remedials, You Make it Hard

25. Silicone Injections, Kids Are People Too

26. GG Allin, Gimme Some Head

27. DA, The Good's Gone

28. Taxi Boys, Up Is Up

29. Penetrators, Shopping Bag

30. Government Issue, No Rights

31. Degenerates, Radio Anarchy

32. Headaches, Teenage Sex

33. Red Ball Jets, Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain

34. Crime, Do the pogo

35. Offenders, Lost Causes

36. Shit Dogs, It's Disposable

37. Hugh Beaumont Experience, Money Means So Much to Me

38. Glenn Danzig, Who Killed Marilyn


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