The Ledge #494: Sorry Ma I've Got Some Reissues To Play

I'm sure that all Ledge fans could have predicted this week's episode. With today's release of the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of the very first Replacements album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash, it was pretty obvious that there would be a deep dive into this box set.

The great news is that this box does not disappoint. Besides a desperately needed remaster of the orginal album, this 4 CD/1 LP set includes 67 previously unreleased tracks. There's home demos, basement recordings, studio outtakes, and the band's earliest professionally recorded show. How could I not make this the main reason of the show?

But there's much more. With this being reissue and box set season, I go through a number of other similar releases. Yet I also have some harsh words for a couple of them. There's also an opportunity for listeners to compare two versions of the same Heartbreakers song. Is the newly discovered "master" of L.A.M.F.'s "Born to Lose" actually better than the "restored" version from the 2012 remix? Let me know what you think.

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. The Replacements, I'm in Trouble 

2. The Replacements, Customer  

3. The Replacements, Shiftless When Idle 

4. The Replacements, Somethin to Dü 

5. The Replacements, Raised in the City 

6. The Replacements, Try Me (Demo)

7. The Replacements, She's Firm (Demo)

8. The Replacements, Lookin for Ya (Demo)

9. The Replacements, I Hate Music (Studio Demo)

10. The Replacements, More Cigarettes (Studio Demo)

11. The Replacements, Don't Turn Me Down (Studio Demo)

12. The Replacements, Takin a Ride (Basement Version)

13. The Replacements, Lie About Your Age (Basement Version)

14. The Replacements, Johnny Fast (Basement Version)

15. The Replacements, Love You Till Friday (Alternate Version)

16. The Replacements, You're Pretty When You're Rude (Solo Home Demo)

17. The Replacements, If Only You Were Lonely (Working Version) (Solo Home Demo)

18. The Replacements, Trouble Boys (Live at the 7th Street Entry)

19. The Replacements, Off Your Pants (Live at the 7th Street Entry)

20. The Replacements, I Wanna Be Loved (Live at the 7th Street Entry)

21. The Replacements, Johnny's Gonna Die / All by Myself (Live at the 7th Street Entry)

22. The Replacements, All Day and All of the Night (Live at the 7th Street Entry)

23. The Beatles, One After 909 (Take 3)

24. The Beatles, Don’t Let Me Down (First Rooftop Performance)

25. Bob Dylan, Neighborhood Bully (Infidels Alternate Take)

26. Bob Dylan, Clean Cut Kid (Infidels Outtake)

27. The Rolling Stones, Living In The Heart Of Love

28. The Rolling Stones, Come To The Ball

29. Alex Chilton, Take It Off (Live)

30. Alex Chilton, In the Street (Live)

31. The Heartbreakers, Born To Lose (Found Master Mix)

32. The Heartbreakers, Born to Lose (Restored Mix)

33. The dB's, Bad Reputation (New York Rocker Sessions)

34. Sex Pistols, Pretty Vacant (Denmark Street Demo, July 1976)


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